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About Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar has been serving Cary & the Triangle since 1991. Owned and operated by Will & Margie Hennessee, Maximillians offers global cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Offering over 15 wines by the glass in addition to an extensive bottle list, or enjoy one of our hand crafted cocktails or local draft beers. We hope you will join us, and if it is your first visit, it won't be your last! Cheers!
Cary, NC 27513-4051
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 5:00 - 9:00 Friday - Saturaday 5:00 - 10:00
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Maximillians offers a variety of catering options based on your individual needs, from business to social we will assure your event to be a success.
We offer a private parking lot for our guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Will or Margie Hennessee 919-465-2455 for information.
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I had Valentines reservations at Maximillians. This is our go-to spot for special occasions. We started out with the classic favorite the Grilled Caesar salad along with the appetizer special of the evening, the Tuna Poke. Both were delicious, we especially enjoyed the Tuna Poke which had diced apple & japaleno to season. It was refreshing! I had the Salmon entrée, and my husband opted for the Lobster special of the evening. Dinner was Divine!!
The staff provided great, friendly service.
Our only concern at the end of the meal was why don't we come here more often!!
We are not waiting for a special occasion any longer, and plan to frequent on a regular basis!
The service was phenomenal, not to mention the food. We were escorted to a private dining area upstairs, and enjoyed a nice quiet dinner for Valentine's Day. The staff worked well together and made sure we never wanted for anything. The wait staff was very patient and friendly, and was obviously very familiar with the menu. The food is pricey, but well worth it in taste and that everything comes straight from NC. 10/10, would recommend.
Maximillians is an amazing tucked away gem in Cary. Local owners, with great attention to detail for everything from customer service to their dishes. Their specials and menu changes quite often, and everything i have tried thus far has been nothing short of amazing. They also have a great wine list (including Coravin wines!) and delicious house cocktails. Every time we visit maximillians, we leave fat and happy ;). Thank you for all that you do for your customers- it does not go overlooked!
This is our first visit since the new owners started. It was wonderful, food was excellent, service excellent and it has a warm & eclectic atmosphere. The tuna was outstanding, we were told it is fresh every day and most of the food is routinely prepared fresh, rarely using frozen products. Whatever the method, it is working...It definitely is a “hidden neighborhood gem”. The staff also need a “shout out”, everyone was polite, respectful and accommodating. Our server, Shane, was exceptional. He is a natural working with customers. We had a marvelous evening and thank everyone at Maxmillians for the experience.
We had not been to Maximillians in 10+ years. What took us so long? It was wonderful! From the polenta Gorgonzola appetizer to the spicy Voodoo tuna steaks with mahogany fire noodles to the HUGE piece of luscious coconut cake, everything was delicious and nicely presented. Our server Katelyn (sorry if I'm misspelling this) was excellent with just the right mix of familiarity and professionalism. She made a great wine recommendation and was fun and knowledgeable. Great experience and highly recommended.
Wonderful food as usual. I had the voodoo tuna with shrimp and pasta. Spicy (as I requested), perfectly charred rare, great flavor. I live in San Francisco, so I do not get to visit Max's more than once or twice a year now, but whenever I get back to the Triangle, I make it a point to have a meal there. Will and Margie are great, carrying on the tradition from Michael and Gayle, but with their own touch. Cannot wait until my next trip.
The staff is very nice and attentive. The venue itself is a little cramped but cozy. We were seated upstairs at a deuce.
Our server Shane was very nice and knew the drink and dinner menus very well. We ordered the calamari and the bread plate for appetizers. Both were very good.
For dinner we ordered the voodoo of the day (yellow fin tuna) and the pasta d’ florie. Both were okay, but were a little short on flavor.
The d’ florie was a little bland , and the voodoo was a tad too spicy. The drinks, service and atmosphere were great.
Everything we ate was fit for consumption, but we expected more flavor, based on the reviews. We will give them another try.
We had a 5:15 reservation for our first dinner out since having a baby. The waitress was very quick to give us water refills and ask if we had any questions when we sat down. We ordered a bottle of wine and two appetizers which also came quickly. The “flu shot” soup was amazing and my husband really enjoyed his salad. We ordered our entrees soon after finishing our appetizers and it took a good 45 minutes for the food to come out. There was no explanation from the waitress and no apology. I will say my husbands duck confit was a large portion and he loved it. My pasta lacked much flavor but was nice and light. Maybe I just didn’t order the right thing. Want to go back and try the diver scallops!
As always, an outstanding evening at Max’s to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We started out with the calamari and bread plate - both delicious. For entrees we had Voodoo Tuna (3 of us), the filet and bread pudding special (that was AMAZING), and the Chicken. Everyone raved about their dinners!
The service (Mady) was exceptional - friendly, engaging, helpful, but not at all intrusive. Just perfect.
Love, love, love Max’s!!
We have been to Maximillian's twice recently. I was blown away but he amazing food and personality of the place. The owners (husband and wife) were there both times and both went above and beyond to ensure our visit was a magical one. IT WAS
Here's to many happy returns.
Our group of 4 diners each thought their meal was very good to excellent. The scallops were perfectly prepared and the risotto that came with them was excellent. The salmon served to two of us was also very good. The only knock against that dish was the side of potatoes, which were on the dry side. The desserts (apple cobbler, chocolate creme brulee, and a coconut cake) were also very good. The service was good, but a bit slow toward the end because our waitperson was overworked.
Our waiter was great although very soft spoken and a bit hard to hear. This was our first experience dining during Restaurant Week. The food Korean BBQ Beef was delicious, the Clams and the Catch of the Day was good. The Chicken was a bit bland. Overall we had a delightful family dinner.
We have not been since the new ownership. We chose to use the Triangle Restaurant Week menu. The Grilled Caesar Salad was not very grilled and a bit short on the tasty dressing. The Smoked Gouda Arincini was excellent. The Korean BBQ Beef was great with just a touch of heat while the Pollo Avanti was OK. The desserts were very good. Maximillians has always had very good, interesting food and wines.
This is a chef/owner establishment. Jackpot! Greeted and seated by the chef's husband. The food was wonderful (due to Restaurant Week we tried items we might not normally order) the service was great. The owner and hostess both stopped to see how we were doing. we had a lovely dinning experience.
Everything was perfection from start to finish. My partner always complains when we go out and he loves everything! We’re definitely going back. I strongly suggest anything on the menu with the word “voodoo” in the title if you like a little kick. From cocktails to deserts you can go wrong!
We went to Maximillian's for date night before going to the theater.
This restaurant prepares everything on-site and made to order.
We ordered a nice bottle of cab (Rutherford Reserve) to start us off. Shared the duo of dips - distinct flavors (individually) that were well melded from occasionally overpowering ingredients. We could tell that the chefs prepare food in house and with clear intention. One of the dips was mediterranean while the other was east/south Asian influenced.
For entrées I ordered osso bucco (marrow in) and my date the duck confit (crispy skin on). We shared both, happily! They were served with tasty sides and a great turn around for a "made to order" restaurant.
During our meal used dishes/flatware were removed at an appropriate pace, our water glasses were never left empty and we had three individuals (including our server) attending to us and our happiness, even with several other tables seated.
Our server was Caitlin. She is thoughtful, knowledgeable and charming - the perfect blend of southern charm and fine dining for a Town of Cary night out.
We have already recommended Maximillian's to members of the troupe we saw perform and friends who live in Cary proper. We look forward to exploring the menu in future visits.
It has been a while, but the food was as delicious and as attractively presented as ever. The scallops and the veal chop got especially high ratings. The dishes are thoughtfully constructed, with the sides given proper attention to complement the protein. Our server was friendly and informative. While bustling, the noise level was moderate so that our party of four could have a pleasant conversation without shouting- no small thing these days. Portions are ample. We were all too full for dessert, but the dessert choices sounded great. We left saying that we needed to return much sooner.
I went to Maximillian's many years ago, shortly after it first opened. At that time it was truly a WOW experience. New/modern decor, creative and spicy cuisine. I've been back several times since then to now. Unfortunately, my most recent visit made me feel the restaurant needed some significant updating. While the food is still generally good, the menu needs some updating. The decor is now appearing old and tired. It was decent dining experience, but the "WOW" has left in my opinion. Since it was only about half full at prime time on a Friday, it may be that others also feed the restaurant has declined. I do hope the owners decide to give the place a facelift, as it would be sad to see this former "hot spot" close it's doors.
The menu promises that the chef can concoct limitless vegetarian options, and she delivered! The entrees were, as requested, spicy and filled with impeccably fresh veggies. The udon noodles and voodoo sauce were memorable, as was the sweet potato soup with baby greens and lime drizzle.
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