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“Didn't bother to eat dinner anywhere else!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maxwell's Steakhouse - CLOSED

Maxwell's Steakhouse
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Prairie Village
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Didn't bother to eat dinner anywhere else!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I know that seems crazy, we were on vacation after all and pretty adventurous when it comes to cuisine. We ended up going to plenty of other eateries for breakfast, lunch, appetizers and drinks but when it came down to dinner, our first one there made us want to go back...a lot!
The atmosphere and service in this rustic mountain restaurant are both top notch.
The wine list was extensive both by the bottle and glass.
Dinner was what i would rave about though. We had Tuna TarTar Tacos, Lamb Chops, Petite Filet and Ahi Tuna. We went twice for dinner and both meals were out of this world.
I think you can't beat this fantastic find in Crested Butte.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere. Great food.”
Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Went to maxwells about a year ago and it was very good. The reviews had me sceptical at first but the steak was very good and the atmosphere was very romantic. Also the bartender was cool and the country music made the place feel rustic and charming feeling. I would definatley go there again while back in town.

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Thank dontgrowontrees
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good burgers and steak”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Bison burger with sweet potato fires. Eclectic appetizers. Nice spacious bar especially for winter. Spacious seating areas with a wood hewn feel. Great steak dinners.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Karl R
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Jacksonville, Florida
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206 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Postcard pretty but underwhelming.”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

The steakhouse decor shows a lot of promise. But when expectations are high you have to deliver the goods.

Could not tell if it was the altitude but the steak frites au poivre was on the 'rare' scale of the cooking spectrum. The sauce tasted like gravy and not like a proper reduction. And the poivre part of the menu was a couple of peppers and not the standard layer coating the steak.

The defects can be fixed. You can always age the meat like all first-class restaurants. And a wine or cream reduction is standard ops. But yes, the devil is in the details. And when you miss, it really shows.

Service was very fast. And the ambience was good. There is still room for improvement

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Lapster2011
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Anchorage, Alaska
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Had the petite filet. It was good but not amazing. Like I said it is average. Didn't amaze me or leave me disappointed.

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Thank mandmski
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