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About Maximillian's Grille & 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.
Private Party Facilities:
Our spacious upstairs loft overlooks the restaurant with seating for up to 24, and standing cocktail parties for up to 35.
Private Party Contact:
Will or Margie Hennessee: (919) 465-2455
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.
Maximillian's Grille & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
We were disappointed that it was under new ownership but we're optimistic that it would be equally good. My husband was disappointed with the small serving side of the Korean BBQ hidden under the slaw. The taste was excellent just small. My chicken dish was very good and adequate in size. Our biggest complaint was the coldness of the restaurant. The temperature had dropped outside, there evidently was no heat on and ceiling fans were on. We complained twice but got no response. I overheard the next table complain and then the heat came on.
Dinner at Max's was fantastic as always! It is my MUST go to restaurant when I am in the Triangle area. Margie, Will and the staff have done a marvelous job of revamping the menu with delicious entrees, and the wine list is superb with many price points. Margie and Will priced their wine so bottles are easily affordable. I had the rack of lamb, and it was grilled to perfection, and most satisfying. The cuisine is delightful and the plates are artistically prepared so that they are pleasant not only to the palate, but to the eye as well. The menu is varied so that anyone can find an entree that fits their desire. I highly recommend Maximillian's Grille, and no that it will not disappoint!
Great, unique food freshly prepared, and of the highest quality ingredients! Somewhat limited wines by the glass...would love to see a flight offered! Waiter very attentive, perhaps a bit chummy, but better than nowhere to be found 😉 Music not a great choice for Saturday night dining, and floor could use a warmer feel but overall, we've found our new "go to" place and cannot wait to return.
The food at Maximillion's is still good but I do not believe it is as good as it had been in the past. Some dishes were excellent but others were not very exciting. The service was excellent. We did not order any alcohol so I cannot speak to that part of their offerings.
Will and Margie are continuing the excellent tradition of Max's but adding their own touch. New prix fixe option. Expanded wine list. Same great food and great wine prices. I had ribeye with succotash special, two colleagues had voodoo tuna. All great! Cannot wait to return.
First time here since the new owners took over. The place is much brighter.
The menu is more varied with addition of soup and salads. Still wish they would put salt and pepper on the table.
My filet was perfectly cooked. The potato gratin with creamed spinach was very good. My wife's special salad was good but had a very small amount of goat cheese in relation to the description.
We'll definitely be back.
We had a very large group and the experience was a good one for all. Our servers were attentive and everyone's food arrived at the same time, impressive for a party of 11. Many of us took part in the Triangle Restaurant Week menu and it was delicious. As a vegetarian I was pleased with my options. The only challenge was having a table upstairs when the bathrooms were located downstairs but that was not a huge deal.
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