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About Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar has been serving Cary & the Triangle for 25 years. 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
Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic, Continental
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, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Will or Margie Hennessee 919-465-2455 for information.
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Max's has always been one of my favorites, but last time we went (probably around 2 years ago) we were really disappointed and I hadn't been back. We decided to go back this week for a date night, and it was amazing! They are back at the top of my list for date nights.
I had the duck, which was perfect, and a very large portion. My husband had the calamari which he said was the perfect texture and the brisket appetizer special which I snuck a bite of and it was spectacular!
It is nice to have somewhere this good in Cary!
Max's has been one of our favorites for many, many years. We are more than impressed by the subtle, (and some not so subtle), tweaks that the new ownership has come up with. There's more emphasis on local ingredients for sure. As always, the food was fabulous...four different entrees, each one excellent, as were the desserts we indulged in. We were a very happy crew!
We found this restaurant by chance thru a Google search. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you. The menu is fantastic, with great options for everyone. Not your standard choices, but not so different that it will scare off the "non-foodies". I had the Grow a Pear cocktail, Korean BBQ sticky ribs appetizer, the Beef Filet with sauteed spinach stuffed portabello mushroom cap and sauteed green beans and carrots (dinner special), and coconut layer cake. Everything was delicious and the filet is the best I have ever had. Generous portions, reasonable prices, attentive staff and top-notch dishes...you need to head to Maximillian's tonight!
To survive 25 years as a fine-dining establishment in Cary, you have to be doing something right. But that doesn't mean being staid. Just the opposite in fact.
Maximillian's has always evolved while keeping its core values: globally influenced, locally sourced food bursting with flavor and textures in a comfortable, homey atmosphere. In just about a year and a half, Margie and Will Hennessee have put their own stamps on Max's, both from the culinary and hospitality angles.
While building on Michael Schiffer's foundation, Margie has found her own unique rhythm as a chef; the menu is continually sparkling with her creative approaches to clean dishes beautifully prepared with eye-popping surprises. A recent whole red-snapper, prepared Thai-style accompanied by an Asian pear, kohlrabi slaw was a revelation, each bite rewarding the diner with a kaleidoscope of flavors that never overwhelmed the delicate flesh of the fish. Just a few days before that there was a bouillabaisse featuring shrimp, scallops, clams and pan-seared amberjack finding a perfect home in an herbed shellfish broth. And a couple of weeks before that the Homage to the Pig featured a local blueberry chutney-style sauce that married North Carolina to Southeast Asia.
There's a wine list that builds upon the owners' ability to uncover impressive values that one doesn't normally find on other lists. Confer with Will, because he'll point you to something you might not expect, like pairing that snapper with an acidic, but well-rounded Muller Thurgau at a very attractive price point.
The front of the house is run quietly and efficiently in Will's hands. It's just a pleasant place to be among people with whom you'd like to spend time. And, you get to enjoy a sensational meal in the bargain. That's what keeps me coming back.
These guys do a great job with service, food, atmosphere. The space is a little loud, but it also feels cozy and comfortable and everyone is very friendly. We went for our anniversary on Saturday and multiple people throughout the night wished us a happy anniversary - - the staff is all like family so they create a warm environment and make you feel welcome.
Found out about Maximillian's while reading Cary Living magazine. It received great reviews so we decided to celebrate our adult daughter's birthday as she was flying in from Florida to celebrate one of her niece's birthdays!
We had a blast! Mady, our waitress, was a hoot and provided fantastic service! We met Will (owner) and Maggie ( owner and chef). Before the evening was over we felt like family. I don't know how our adult son who is a "Foodie" escaped this lil gem when he lived in Raleigh. We will definitely take him to "Maxi's" next time he is in town! And we will for sure request Mady when we make reservations on Open Table.
My wife & I have been dining at Maximillians since the original Maximillians opened across from South Hills in Cary over 25 years ago. Max's is our go to restaurant for special occasions and when we just want great food. In addition to items on the menu Max offers 4-5 specials. One of the specials was a pasta & seafood dish which was available with Mediterranean spices or available with Thai spices. The seafood consisted of sheepshead fish, shrimp, and clams. I ordered the Thai style which was flavored with ginger, other spices and 4 or 5 different chili peppers ranging from mildly hot to habanero hot. The sheepshead fish crispy and had a very delicate taste. The shrimp were huge and plentiful. I don't know what kind of clams were served but they were around around 1 1/2 in diameter and were tasty. The dish was amazing. There were 4 or 5 distinct levels of hotness and taste depending on what what exactly I sampled. I've eaten hot dishes before at other restaurants where the heat covers up the flavors. With this dish the heat seemed to highlight the other spices which is a good thing. This dish was a variation of the "Pasta From Hell" dish that was on previous Max's menus.
My wife ordered the same seafood dish with the Mediterranean spices. She loved it. I tried a small sample and enjoyed it. If they didn't offer the Thai spiced version I would have ordered this version.
We had gespacho soup as an appetizer prior to the meal. The soup was cool & very tasty.
There was enough food in our meals to fill us up & also allow for 2 filling lunches the next day.
The wait staff, owners (Marge & Will), and other staff were very friendly.
My husband and I decided to try someplace new for our anniversary so we picked Maximillion's Grill. It happened to be "Restaurant Week" so we decided to go with the prix fixe menu and both had the Wild Mushroom Ancini to start, which was very tasty. Hubby had the Korean BBQ Beef which was excellent - not too spicy, while I had the Pollo Avanti, which I loved. We had the layered coconut cake and key lime pie for dessert. Both were outrageous but the key lime might be one of the best we've ever had! Enjoyed an awesome bottle of Old Ghost Zinfandel by Klinkerbrick Vineyards which was fabulous. The portion size on this menu was perfect. It's been quite a while since we've thoroughly enjoyed a complete dinner out. We'll definitely be back!
We had the special restaurant week deal, the appetizers were good but lacked decent flavor. Main course was good but the Korean BBQ plant have a lot of lettuce and basil on there and a small amount of rice, the meat was good and decent flavor. My wife had the shrimp pasta, the shrimp were excellent but the pasta was fair and the sauce was flavorless and way to much of it, seemed like a soup. Once our entree was served the level of service went down hill fast, ran out of drink(s), very slow to refill, very slow to bring the menu for desert and a very long time before the check came. Overall it's a decent place, not worth the money given the food and service we experienced.
We've been enjoying Maximillian's for many years in both it's current and former locations. The food is always excellent. Having said that, our dinner this week was the best ever; that is saying a lot, believe me. From start to finish, the food and drink were outstanding, and the service was flawless.
I absolutely love Maximillians. Margie and Will are warm and welcoming the staff is great and the food amazing. The wine list offers good wines at every price point in addition they have yummy craft cocktails,I highly recommend the Left Bank. Wonderful service, wonderful food, wonderful drinks.
What a great restaurant for our date! We have been dining at Max's for the past 10 years and we've never been disappointed. We had cocktails at the bar before dinner. Dry martini with blue cheese olives is my husband's favorite. I had a yummy glass of savingnon blanc & we shared the fried calamari. I had the scallops which were absolutely delicious & hub had the veal chop. We love coming here because Margie & Will always make us feel at home. Isn't that what it's all about? Love, love, love this place & all who make it special!
We ALWAYS enjoy Maximillian's. Have been doing so for over twenty years. Since taking over, Margie and Will have improved the interior/ambiance and the food is divine! We always look forward to the experience. My husband's out of town business vendors request Maximillian's on a regular basis. Shame on the woman who gave them a one star rating because she wasn't thoughtful enough to explain leaving her car overnight and into the next day. Looks like she certainly enjoyed everything else though... GO MARGIE!
An all around excellent evening. Food was delicious and prepared spot on. My mother has eaten duck all around the world and said it was the best she ever had. Voodoo Tuna rocks. The owners, Margie and Will, both took time to say hello. Out waiter knew the menu, was there when we needed him, and was never hovering. Highly recommend!
While in town for a wedding we found this gem. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the food was excellent and innovative, and the service people were always there but not intrusive. The chef even came out to talk to us about our meal after we had finished. We will definitely come back to this restaurant the next time we are in town.
My husband and I had dinner at Maximillian's Grille and Wine Bar this week and it was a wonderful experience. We are pesco-vegan and usually have difficulty in restaurants adjusting the food to get rid of meat and dairy.
Although the menu at Maximillian's did not look like it worked well for us, we had a secret ally, the chef/owner Margie Hennessee. Margie made us a delicious pesco-vegan version of exactly what we wanted. She is terrific and we felt very well cared for at Maximillian's.
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