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“Could and should do better !”
Review of Le Maximilien

Le Maximilien
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Zellenberg
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2012

I was disapointed, maybe because the day before we went to the Rendez-vous de Chasse in COLMAR, which is THE restaurant you MUST go to.
Excuse me, but the lobster deserves something else that mayonese and mixed diced vegetables especially in the menu gourmand ! As for the desert, the heavy crème de marrons on top of vanila ice cream is not a happy or tasty idea. Really sorry, but I'll never go there again.

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Reviewed November 5, 2010

Not knowing the Alsace, friends with 25 years of experience in that area invited us for a trip. We think they wanted to be sure of success, they handpicked some of the best restaurants in the area.
Maximilien is definately the best we visited in that area. A very creative menu (I had pigeon and lobster which proved to be a very good combination. Might have been the French "surf and turf"??) Also a very good wine card: I drank there the first Pinot Noir I liked, liked enough to visit the winemaker the next day and buy a few cartons!
Spacy restaurant, giving plenty of privacy and a teriffic view on the garden.
Not a cheap restaurant, actually, it is expensive, but they give you something in return which we thought made it all worth..

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Reviewed September 3, 2009

We went to Maximilien on a Friday night in mid-August, 2009. Our hotel had strongly recommended the restaurant and we were not disappointed. We arrived a little early for a 7:30pm dinner reservation and chose the option of sitting outside on the terrace. It was a warm, summer evening and the view over the vineyards made a great backdrop to a memorable meal.

One of us went for the prix fixe; the other opted for a la carte. I had a delightful duck foie-gras followed by cod and crayfish in a squash and cream reduction. My friend opted for the frog's legs in tempura, a salad and a rhubarb and strawberry dessert with a piquant sauce. There is an extensive wine list but we chose a pinot grigio from the area. During the meal, we were served no fewer than 3 "amuse-bouche"!!

The tables are nicely spaced apart though it would be a little more crowded in the elegant dining room. The service is what you would expect from a restaurant of this quality.

Incidentally, the restaurant is in the village of Zellenberg, which is very close to Ribeauville.

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