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“Waste of time and moneyl”

Maximilian's Austrian Hungarian Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Hungarian
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
1 review
“Waste of time and moneyl”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The service was just ok. We had a groupon for brunch. There were flies in the very hot dining room and it seemed the chef was being rude to the servers. They kept getting our order wrong and we left there very dissatisfied. Sorry, I hate giving bad reviews but they were awful!

  • Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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“Limited vegetarian options but a good Latka!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Maximillian’s in North Hollywood is an upscale Austo-Hungarian restaurant, just a block of the main Noho Arts District main strip. It’s definitely fine-dining with limited vegetarian options...but we knew that going in, and what could one expect from a place whose menu has a “From the Sausage Kitchen” section...We thought we’d give it a try as we were heading to an event nearby and it’s hard to turn down a place that has “Potato Latkas” on the menu. Some people have extra dessert stomachs...and then there are those of us who have additional stomachs for any kind of fried potato.

It was a Thursday evening and not particularly crowded and with the limited vegetarian options it didn’t take us long to decide what to get which amounted to a couple of appetizers (the latka and baked brie) and the most Hungarian sounding dish we could find from the pasta menu (Forest mushroom Paprikas with homemade spaetzle. Yes, I said “spaetzle.”

The potato latka normally comes with caviar but they subbed horseradish for us vegetarians...it was served with a delicious apple compote with raisins and a very thick sour cream. Score one for potato pancake lovers.

The baked brie was advertised on the menu as served over risotto...the risotto turned out to be white rice mixed with peas...so not exactly the italian style risotto we had expected but it was not un-tasty. The brie was coated with a breading, also served with sour cream and was fine. Not the ecstasy inducing melted cheese fest we had hoped for...but it was fine.

Our main, the mushroom paprikas with homemade spaetzle (yes, I said it again, spaetzle) was quite good. Spaetzle is a sort of twisted little pasta blob. We’d never had it before but thought it might be a little overdone based on our experiences with other pasta (on the other hand as spaetzle newbies it may have been perfect...) It was served with a very flavorful serving of mushrooms in a thick, savory cream sauce. Enjoyable!

We also ordered a dish of plain pasta for our son (three years old) which came out in a butter sauce. The chef / owner didn’t seem particularly happy about having to send back another dish of truly plain pasta (though he did) leaving us feeling this wasn’t the best place to bring our finicky three year old.

So if you’re looking for a fine dining Hungarian experience...and you’re a vegetarian who doesn’t mind limited options...Or if you find yourself here with your carnivorous friends...undoubtedly they’ll be more satisfied with the experience than you, but you’ll be okay. (There are a few other vegetarian pasta dishes beyond what we ordered, but it’s clearly not the focus of the place.) Don’t miss the latka!

  • Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
“It was only o.k.”
Reviewed November 7, 2010

We dined here twice, both times invited to celebrate others' Birthdays. We found the atmosphere and service very pleasant; the food totally bland, and the fishiest salmon we tasted anywhere.

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La Mirada, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Birthday to Remember”
Reviewed May 18, 2010

Celebrated my birthday on April 24th with my family at this very special restaurant. Immediately chef Laszio greeted us, and once he knew I was Hungarian, he took me to a big map and showed me where my father was born. (Sabatka, Hungary)

We decided on ordering the large combination plate. It was delicious, such a great varity, reminded me of my grandmothers cooking. They make everything fresh and baking their own bread. Our waitress was excellent. being a Saturday night and busy, she did a great job serving us. For our special B'day dessert, we had a large plate with torte cake, chocolate cake squares, all with a birthday candle.

Looking forward to going back and having chicken paprickas and nokedli. So very few good Hungarian restaurants to go to. They also have patio dining.

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