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Maxwells Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in West Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 13th Avenue and 9th St. E
Description: 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 world. Maxwells boasts the region's largest collection of wines, a diverse selection of craft beers including features from local breweries. Maxwells is an exciting blend of culinary imagination amid impeccably casual surroundings.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were in Fargo on a Sunday night and a surprising number of restaurants are closed. We also wanted something more than chain food but didn't feel like too formal a meal. Luckily, we found Maxwell's and noticed that there was an option to dine in the bar area (something we almost never do). We called on short notice and the friendly hostess assured us that it was a quiet evening but she would hold a high-top bar table for us just in case.

We arrived at the strip mall location and were instantly impressed by the hip, modern interior decor. The restaurant area was straight ahead although the tables were largely hidden from view lendign to intimacy, the open kitchen was to the right and the sporty bar was to the left. We took the bar table in the corner near two windows and began perusing the impressive menu, which was essentially the restaurant's entire menu - bar and dining room - since anything could be ordered in the bar. The bar menu, focusing on smaller plates, was exactly what we were in the mood for and we began ordering dish after dish, planning to graze our way through the evening. But anyone wanting that more formal dinign expereince would have been overjoyed at the full dinner menu, with each dish sounding more interesting than the next.

The helpful bartender also brought us several tasters of craft beers and we settled on the Nebraska Vanilla Porter. Then the dishes started coming out and everything was excellent - sweet potato bisque with chipotles had just the right bite and thick texture; day boat scallops and lobster wrapped in prosciutto were succulent and bursting with flavor; bison meatballs in a vermouth cream sauce were amazingly tender and flavorful; and the crunchy sweet potato fries were among the best we've had anywhere. No typical bar food here!

Since we had no room for desert, we finished the evening with a nice talk at the pass with the young chef, Michael, who clearly is going places, considering all that he has accomplished so far. This restuarant would be notable in any major city, that it dominates the culinary firmament in Fargo is no surprise. We could eat here every night for a week and never be bored, and probably never be disappointed.

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AnthonyRome, Public Relations Manager at Maxwells Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

We can't thank you enough for choosing us and writing this wonderful review! We are so very grateful and will welcome you with open arms anytime that you visit Fargo. Cheers!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went there for dinner and both had the filet mignon and scallops for appetizer, and both were excellent. This is a very nice place to go for a special occasion. defiantly will be going back.

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AnthonyRome, Public Relations Manager at Maxwells Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback! It's so nice to hear you chose us for your anniversary. Hope to have you back soon :)

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is definitely a nice place to go. A tad spendy but definitely worth it. The service was exceptionally good. There was a nice wine list as well. Throw in good ambiance and you have a nice little gem here.

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AnthonyRome, Public Relations Manager at Maxwells Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback! It's great to have folks from other areas that also have fine dining review our establishment. Hope to have you back again soon.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Exceptional food. The menu is pricey but the food is worth it. Great place to go as long as you plan on spending a bill.

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AnthonyRome, Guest Relations Manager at Maxwells Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good thing that 3 of us were dining out, since there were so many spectacular items on the menu. We ordered 3 appetizers, a salad, three entrees, and a dessert. It was hard to pick just one. If I lived up there, I could just go in for the cheese plate with a friend, accompanied with a glass of wine and be happy. The vegetarian meal was worth driving up for in itself. Yum! The dessert was very creative and delicious. Not too heavy, after all the delightful tastings. The chef really knows how to put on a good meal. As I was visiting, the meal was the highlight of my stay. It is a bit pricey, if one orders large amounts, however, if it is possible to just order a meal with a beverage, it is worth every penny. The service was enjoyable and the overall atmosphere is relaxing. I asked about the art and found a heartwarming story. It is hard to please a snob like me and they did a great job.

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Thank Caroline329
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AnthonyRome, Public Relations Manager at Maxwells Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We really appreciate you choosing us as your destination and hope to see you again soon! For more information regarding the artist, seek Mark Weiler with Ecce Gallery in Fargo ND :)

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