Cafe Maxx

4.8
790 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fine dining establishment for almost three decades. Since 1984, Darrel and Oliver's Cafe Maxx has been delighting patrons with their innovative, award-winning cuisine. This landmark restaurant destination is the premier dining choice among South Florida's power brokers and gourmands, who desire impeccable food served in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Stylish yet unpretentious, Cafe Maxx offers a hip outside patio, a cozy bar and an energetic dining room.
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vipNicholeC
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We dine there often but this was the worst experience ever! We sat outside, the service was awful and the food was cold and terrible. I don’t recommend sitting outside they totally forget you’re out there.

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Vicki
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We were celebrating our 49th Anniversary and enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Maxx. I had a piece of their Caviar Pie. I was pleased that they actually served enough toast points to accommodate the generous amount of the pie. My husband's filet was some of the best flavored steak either of us have ever tasted. It was not only very tender, but very tasty. We will definitely be returning to celebrate other special occasions.

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Apig
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Place was outdated...was too expensive for what we got. Caesar salad was sub par....should have used romaine hearts instead of the big leafs....not very garlicky.
Filet was ok....the potatoes that were under it were gummy and texture unappealing

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vipFoodielender
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the wonderful food and service. It is consistent every time.

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vipPaulK
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great host. Moved us upon our request for more social distance. Great stuff

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KAT3
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A wonderful evening, excellent food, and the staff were friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best in this area. Chef never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it

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vipRubenB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Maybe my expectations were too high after so many recommendations. Don’t take me wrong, it’s a nice restaurant and the food is good. Just don’t expect to be wowed.

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vipMike322
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch is great and a value!

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vipKriskiss
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know how they always do it - but they do. Always consistent, delicious, amazing, and attentive service. Our favorite date night location!!

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vipOleMiss56
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice brunch

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vipFinedinerz
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining anywhere in the world

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back! We enjoyed everything about our meal. Like that they change out their menu often. Very professional staff.

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vipKlego
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was cooked to perfection. Seared Foie Gras was paired wonderfully with sweet berries. Salmon was seared and rare inside. Sashimi pizza is a must have!
Oversized deserts. Somewhat pricey but you get what you pay for.

Nice wine list, not many beer options.

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vipBrianL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service but for the price I think there are better options.

Very clean but if you have an open kitchen you should make sure your chefs are wearing masks. Two of them were not. Almost a deal breaker for me.

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vipLynneP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had anything but a spectacular meal at Cafe Maxx. The most unique menu in fort Lauderdale. The onion crusted snapper is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place..love our meal..upscale dinner and great price

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vipMitch
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All details were handled perfectly from presentation of the different courses of the dining experience,
the great service,

to the cleanliness and adherence to safety standards..A wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and it was EXCELLENT. The tuna pizza appetizer was great. Service was wonderful and as soon as my mimosa glass was empty it was being filled. Meals were pasta carbonara, bread pudding French toast and omelette. We all enjoyed our meal. Will definitely be back. 5 stars all around!!!

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vipStephanieK
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Lamb chops and caviar pie in South Florida! A staple

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vipReneM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Cafe Maxx for 20 years. It is our go to for a fun night out or a special occasion. Food is one of the best in 954.

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vipScooter
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the BEST restaurants in South Florida. You can always count on an interesting menu where you will experience the finest blends of food. Your taste buds will thank you!

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LisaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see the restaurant full again! The staff is wonderful. The food is delectable.

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janec
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Cafe Maxx in awhile. The reservation process was easy and the three other family members that we brought with us loved it. They do not live here and it was a memorable experience

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vipMrFoodie
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu selection was fabulous! Great dinner! Thank you!

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vipteleskimochic
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We orders the 3 course dinner special for $45 per person, thinking the portion sizes would be the same as the regular menu’s dishes, but they arrived less than half the size. The waitress didn’t mention they to us, nor did the menu say it. I also was very specific about how I wanted my salmon cooked, and it arrived opposite of that. Disappointed this time...

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vipPhyl
Atlantic City
53 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful. Beautiful presentation. Delicious combinations great choices and top quality. Highly recommend.

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vipjfs226
Miami
223 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Another great meal at Cafe Maxx. Cocktails were amazingly crafted, most . When we ordered our wines, the pour were true pours. Nothing skimpy.

We began our dinner my husband the Beef Carpaccio. I had the caviar pie. I don't eat beef but he said it was great. Caviar pie, very rich in texture, but oh so tasty. Robert had the duck and I the scampi. Both were excellently prepared and a true pleasure to consume.

Key lime pie was as always great finished every last crumb. This is a lovely restaurant to celebrate an occasion. Try it you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Cafe Maxx for brunch and it was outstanding. Tuna pizza appetizer was wonderful and just the right size. Not to big to fill you up.
I had the country style eggs Benedict with sausage gravy that was delicious. Hubby had the shrimp and grits that he enjoyed. Service was spot on. Server was friendly and a pleasure to chat with. Will definitely be back!

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NONEED
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, my experience was Great! I feel the service was good, but could have been better. Being a Woman of color in an environment that looks to mainly serve lighter tones. It's almost like I had to prove I was privileged as the others. I made it my priority to tip 20%... in cash.. has you know that was probably a total surprise.

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vipLauren
Miami
204 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had not been to this restaurant for a while and it was terrific. The service was excellent the food was great as it always has been. We will certainly return often, thank you

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vipTaliG
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We’ve been coming here for 21 years. My husband took me here on our 2nd date and it’s always been special. This place is for the truly gourmets at heart. The cuisine is second to none.

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DougG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for a "go to" place for consistency and quality this is it. I can't think of a better choice for a date, special occasion or everyday goodness!!

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vipjrtt
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & even better service!

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vipHansL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters appetizer were super delicious. Also had the caviar pie which was excellent but couldn’t finish it all and still have room for main course. Main course was stuffed ravioli = excellent. Lamb chops equally excellent except one chop was undercooked. Overall a fantastic place for a great dinner.

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vipculinator
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch had many unusual dishes and the 4 different dishes we each had were all delicious. I can recommend the crab frittata which is what I ate. Service was friendly and efficient as always.

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vipOU812
Mississippi
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Maxx never disappoints! The service and food are top notch! Thanks for always making every dinning experience exceptional!

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vipKris
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience; always.

FAQs

Cafe Maxx offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 782-0606.

Cafe Maxx is rated 4.8 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.