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“Great Desserts!”

Maxine's Bistro & Bar
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Ranked #104 of 1,097 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cuban, Mexican, Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
“Great Desserts!”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Entrees were average. But the Key Lime Pie and the Chocolate Brownie with two scoops of ice cream were large and delicious!
The traffic was heavy and it took about 15 minutes for the trash removal truck to empty all the trash right in front of our table.
Otherwise good weather and enjoyable visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Jimandjennnm
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Violet G, Manager at Maxine's Bistro & Bar, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thanks for joining us during your trip! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your desserts. You can't beat a fresh slice of Key Lime Pie out on our patio, right? It sounds like there was some bad timing with the trash removal, though. Next time, I hope you can enjoy your meal uninterrupted! Usually, the sights and sounds of Collins Ave are fun and lively. The next time you visit Miami, we'd love to welcome you back in.

Take care,
April Donelson, General Manager
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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“Horrible dinner experience”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

After a wonderful vacation with some friends, we decided to have our final dinner at this restaurant. From begining to end it the worst dining experience I had during my entire vacation. Our party consisted of only 5 people and they had a hard time seating us at a table. We were asked to wait in a sitting area while they put two smaller tables together. After we were seated the waitress came over and asked us for our drink orders. We are a pretty healthy bunch so we requested nothing more than water all around. After bringing us water and asking if we needed another minute to decide what we wanted to eat, we requested some more time. A few minutes turned in to approximately 30. We began to get a little frustrated and asked a different waitress if she could bring our table some bread and to please send our waitress over. After another 10 or 15 minutes our waitress came over, still no bread, and gave us some excuse about being very busy. However, during our wait, we saw the same waitress go over to another table in the front of the restaurant multiple times to take drinks orders, bring drinks, and take dinner orders. At this point we requested to speak to the manager. Our waitress came over and appologized for our need to speak to the manager and finally took our dinner order. The manager at this point still hadnt shown his/ her face. Another 10 minutes later our waitress finally brought us some bread and a while later our food came. When our waitress finally brought us the tab we were upset to find that an obligatory tip had been added to the tab when we did not feel they deserved a tip. We requested to speak to the manager AGAIN and at this point he came out briefly. Asked what he could do for us and made a comment about having already removed the tip from the bill. We informed him that it had not actually been removed and he left to "take care of it" and never returned. Out waitress eventually came back with our correctly bill and finally a nightmare of a dinner was over. I would nver go back to this place or recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited January 2014
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Violet G, Public Relations at Maxine's Bistro & Bar, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
I sincerely apologize about the service you received. This type of inattentive, unfocused service is certainly not our standard, and it's very disappointing that this was your experience. That said, thank you for asking to speak with a manager. Your feedback is crucial to our restaurant, and I can assure you that we look at these moments as an opportunity to grow. Again, I apologize that our mistake compromised your dinner. The next time you're in Miami, I would love to show you a much better time. I'm confident that we can knock it of the park for you and your group.

Thank you,
April Donelson, Public Relations
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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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“Great burger”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went here for lunch. Had a wonderful burger and margarita. Enjoyed the outdoor dining along the sidewalk. Would go back again.

Visited February 2014
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Beatrice, NE
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Very good breakfast.”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice this past weekend. Close to the beach, good food, decent service. We enjoyed it for breakfast.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank sitogirl
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Violet G, Public Relations at Maxine's Bistro & Bar, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Thanks for sharing your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visits with us. I hope you had a wonderful and fun trip to Miami! The next time you're in the area, we'd love to welcome you back in.

Cheers,
April Donelson, Public Relations
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Tasty food good service”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at there hotel Catalina had a bad stay but transferred to there sister property riviera which was great. Anyways enough about the hotels. How can I start the food was good the service was better than expected considering my bad stay at there property hotel the Catalina. Samuel the manager went above and beyond to make sure we were being helped. I will be coming back the prices are great for the quality of food they give. Very happy with Maxine's

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Thank Reggieterry
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Violet G, Public Relations at Maxine's Bistro & Bar, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Thank you for your kind words, Reggie. I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great meal at our place. It sounds like Samuel took excellent care of you, which is wonderful. I hope you had a fun trip to Miami — the next time you visit from Maryland we'd love to welcome you back in!

Take care,
April Donelson, Public Relations
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