Cary >Food & Dining > Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar
8314 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC | Directions 2751335.791852 -78.776146
Mon. - Sat. 5am - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
Skip Maximillian's – From entering this storefront restaurant though a florescent lighted grimy kitchen (what is THAT about?) to dirty wine glasses to a very long wait to be served to ridiculously priced meals, Maximillian's was a disaster.Iif we hadn't had such great conversation with each other, the evening would have been a bust. I would not go back.
Strange Place, Mixed Feelings – We had a Living Social coupon when we went too. Made a reservation on a Saturday night, show up, and they told us to wait at the bar and they'd let us know when they'd have a table ready. When we asked how long the wait was, the hostess (maybe owner?) mentioned that it would be at least 30 minutes. There were some empty tables around, but she insisted that those were for "overflow." I guess, despite the fact that we had reservations and would have to wait to be seated, that we weren't overflow? I can respect any establishment that denies you reservations because they're full or doesn't take reservations, but I didn't understand this...
We left, and had to use the coupon the following Tuesday. Didn't bother to make reservations as they weren't honored the last time. That day, they were reservations only. We were served at the bar, however. The bartender was extremely friendly and the food was impeccable. But, I won't be going back because of the VERY RUDE treatment by the hostess (didn't emphasize that enough) and their odd policies.
Rudest Owner Possible - Will not return – My friends and I went to Maximillians last night for dinner. We had purchased two certificates from Livingsocial and they have a very odd fine print stating that only one certificate per table. We understand that the rules states one per table and we could not sit together. To make it even worse the owner would not even let us have tables near each other. We had to sit on opposite sides of the room. She would not even talk to us and told the waitress that "she was not going to get involved". I have never received such poor service! The owner should be ashamed of herself and should stand up for her thoughts by giving us two seconds to talk. She avoided us all night and would not even come near us. WE WILL NEVER RETURN which is too bad.
Excellent – My wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary. The service was bordering on pampering without being a nuisance. The food and wine was outstanding and the crab cakes the chef made for us (not on the menu) were the best we ever had.
We will be back.
Outstanding! – My husband and I, along with about a dozen of our friends, have thoroughly the artistry and style of Gail and Mike's dining establishments for over twelve years now. We have never had anything but delicious
Worst Dining Experience in five years! – We waited 15 minutes to be noticed at our table. When my girlfriend mentioned her dietary restriction (no dairy) she got a surley response from both waiter and the kitchen... it was like how dare we even come here try to alter the chef's recipe! The food took over 30 minutes to arrive... and the waiter stopped by to let my girlfriend know the delay was because all their vegtables were pre-soaked in butter so they had to cut vegtable especially for her... it was clearly irritating them. I had ordered a steak medium and it came back almost rare. When they took it back to cook it more it came back charred and burnt. Even at this point I was not going to complain, but the waiter looked absolutely pissed because I didn't eat my steak. When has asked why I told him it was burnt and didn't taste good. I DID NOT ASK FOR ANY CONSIDERATION... but still when the waiter came he told me "I tried to get management to give you a discount but WE DON'T GUARANTEE OUR MEAT IF IT'S COOKED OVER MEDIUM... AND YOU SENT IT BACK". I was angry at his response since I did order the steak medium AND I only sent it back because it came back rare! But... life is short and I decided just to pay the bill and never, ever come back to Maximillians' again... and I suggest you consider avoiding this arrogant, surley, over-priced establishment as well.
Good Food but Eat Fast! – Had a nice meal with my wife and another couple tonight until the owner asked us to give up our table because others were waiting to be seated. Apparently there is a time limit in which to enjoy your meal. :(
It gave the restaurant a fast food type atmosphere. Too bad because the rest of the evening was pretty good.
GREAT!!! – We have been going to Maximillian's for many years and have always had great food and service. It does sometimes get crowded around holidays, but the owner has always gone our of her way to be accommodating. We recently went for dinner with a large group, still everything was delicious (you have to like well-seasoned & spicy), the service was prompt and all ten couples with us were very, very pleased. I'm sorry for the couple of negative reviews, it must have been a truly bad day for the staff and certainly out of the norm.
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