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Maxwells Restaurant & Bar

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Thu, 1/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Cured meats
Artisan Cheese Plate
Dried & Fresh Fruits, Olive Tapenade, Candied Nuts, Grilled Bread, and Lavosh
Ahi Tuna
Rare Sesame Seared Tuna w/ Asian Spiced Noodles, Wasabi, Soy Sauce & Pickled Ginger
Roasted Chicken & Basil Pesto Flatbread
Kalamata Olives, Grilled Red Onion, Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
Sarsaparilla-Apricot Baby Back Ribs
Pineapple-Peanut Coleslaw & Apple Cobbler
Almond Baked Brie
Assorted Dried & Fresh Fruits with Grilled Bread
Classic Escargot
Garlic-Herb Butter and Grilled Bread
Lump Meat Crab Cakes
Sweet Corn Cream, Lemon Caper Aioli, Jicama Salad
Day Boat Sea Scallops
Prosciutto wrapped with Lobster-Red Curry Sauce
Chipotle Sweet Potato Bisque
Cilantro Lime Cream, Croutons & Scallions
Cup $5.00
Bowl $8.00
Today's Creation
Baby Spinach with Bacon-Balsamic Dressing
French Brie, Apples and Candied Nuts
Petite Greens with Roasted Golden Beets
Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette, Crushed Pistachio & Aged Blue Cheese
Hearts of Romaine
Caramelized Onion-Parmesan Dressing, Croutons and Roma Tomatoes
Hereford Reserve Beef Tenderloin
Toasted Goat Cheese, Bordelaise Sauce & Red Wine Crimini Mushrooms
Surf & Turf
House Bacon Wrapped North Dakota Bison Tenderloin & Butter Braised Lobster Claw with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Asparagus & Goose Fat Bearnaise Sauce
Pepper Seared New Zealand Wapiti Elk Tenderloin Steak
Port Cherries & Beet Chips
Pecan Crusted Walleye Fillet
Saffron Rice Pilaf, Grilled Asparagus, Brown Butter Sauce & Warm Bacon Brussel Sprout Salad
Sterling Silver Beef Ribeye
Smoked Cherry Tomatoes, Bordelaise Sauce & Gorgonzola Cheese
Dry Aged 30 Day Bone-In Wagyu Beef Ribeye
Duck Fat Roasted Peruvian Potatoes, Truffled Asparagus, Caramelized Onions, Red Wine Crimini Mushrooms & Veal Reduction Sauce
Basil Pesto Grilled Norwegian Salmon
Goat Cheese Cous Cous, Bell Peppers, Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette & Artichoke Heart-Capocollo Relish
Sterling Silver Beef Rib Eye
Smoked Cherry Tomatoes & Gorgonzola Cheese
Amish Farmed Free-Range Chicken Piccata Breast
Grilled Asparagus, Artichoke Heart-Caper Cream Sauce & Crisp Prosciutto
Lobster Spinach Fettuccine
Herb​ Butter Roasted Lobster Tail with Parmesan Cheese Sauce
Chocolate German Cheesecake
With Pecan Brittle
Chocolate Lava Cake
with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Chai Spiced Crème Brûlée
With Orange Gingersnap Cookies
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
with Rum Fosters Sauce & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
House Made Artisan Ice Cream
Maxwells is an independent, locally owned establishment that serves cuisine crafted with French and American influences. A strong commitment to diverse wine offerings and freshly prepared cuisine is important to the guests we serve. Maxwells often provides wine tastings, wine dinners, spirits and beer tastings to bring new experiences to our patrons. From beginning to end, the dining experience is elevated by exceptional hospitality. We offer a relaxing environment and a knowledgeable, personable service staff that exceeds our guests' expectations. Our professional mixologist brings new ideas and creative tasteful cocktails to our menu, utilizing an eclectic array of spirits from around the
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Wine Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s been years and we are so glad to be back here! Food even better than we remember!!! Their Artisian Cheese Plate is the best starter to wake up your taste buds! OMG....so happy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joyce Y
Reviewed October 7, 2018

West, as in West Fargo, that is. This is as fine and epicurean an eatery as I've found anywhere in the greater Fargo-Moorhead metro area in years. The ambiance is tasteful, nothing special, but the menu offerings are all sumptuous.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Food, wine, dessert and atmosphere was excellent! They placed balloons for us earlier and had the table ready when we arrived.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Culture813319
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Here with spouse after work on a Monday night. We made the tail end of Happy Hour. Still pretty slow and lots of space. Salad each - one Caesar and one Spinach. Both good. Had Swordfish special which not only had different ingredients but was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rburdmd
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The best food in Fargo in terms of upscale eating, presentation and taste. Bar area is more casual. Reservations can fill up quickly. Bread basket served prior to meal containing lavash crackers and white bread. Something for everyone here.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bisongirl06
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Maxwell's had a lovely, elegant, and relaxing atmosphere. Great date night location. I was very impressed with how the waiter and the chef graciously acceded to my request to prepare the fish they had on special with the preparation listed on the menu for another...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Always heard this place was good so I took the family here to celebrate a Graduation. The food did not disappoint. The Scallop Appetizer is wonderful. Entrees are excellent and the Desert is unreal. Drink as very good and the wine selection is extreme.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RetiredWatchman
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Here with other couples for birthday of spouse. Menu is pretty standard but generally well-prepared. Specials were very well done. Tweaked for the gluten/soy-free member. Several alternatives for starch if you don’t care for the offered sweet potato hash. Service sets the bar for the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rburdmd
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Service was fantastic. Greeted when we first walked in. Were a few minutes early so we headed to the bar for a drink. Bartender was very friendly and we were taken care of promptly. Waitress was great, gave us specials but also let us know...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jamesbansek
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I have been to Maxwell's dozens of times. NEVER a bad experience, EVER! My fine dining experiences include countries all over the world including several restaurants along the French Riviera. Trust me when I say that Maxwell's in West Fargo is top-notch! You get what...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TRBorslien
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May 13, 2015|
Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
The Owner of Maxwell is Mike Marcil.
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