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Maxine's Front Patio - Maxine's Cafe & Bar, Vancouver, BC

Maxine's Cafe & Bar

4.7
4.7
203 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
French / American
WEEKENDS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS RESERVATION FROM 9AM TO 9:45AM AND WALKINS UNTIL 3:30PM. YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL.
Maxine's magnificent interiors are inspired by the funky watering holes of Soho and the corner bistros of Europe. A curated menu by Executive Chef Bobby Milheron and Chef de Cuisine features elevated breakfast, brunch, lunchtime and dinner favorites that offer peak flavor and freshness. From morning favorites to later-day delights, discover what fits your fancy at the West End's premier neighborhood café and bar.

We are open daily for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
Walk-ins are always welcome and reservation for dinner service are available.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 41 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / American, Breakfast, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 707-7224
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Bobby Milheron
  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for brunch

203 Reviews
  1. YVRDiner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food (delicious!) and service (warm and observant). I wish I lived nearby, this would be my favouite neighbourhood restaurant!

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  2. Sissi

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time I dine at Maxine’s Cafe & Bar. I came in with colleagues. I am from out of town and was pleasantly surprised with the service, the food and the general atmosphere. The simple yet rustic decor added to the experience. I would definitely come again. And would recommend it to family and friends who are visiting Vancouver. Best!

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  3. JustinL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought friends here and it was awesome and they wanted to go back the next day. Madame - awesome. Breakfast sammie - awesome. Benny - good but nothing special or unique. If you are debating something else and struggle to pass up a benny, this is one worth passing up to try something new. Regret not getting the chicken - looked amazing. Cool spot and atmosphere, definitely a must go.

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  4. AmyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented! Our server was very friendly as well... will definitely be back!

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  5. LadiesDinner

    Phoenix

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the patio with a group of 6 friends - we did family style and loved every dish we ordered. The starters were decent sharing size for a group and everything was full of flavor. Our server was wonderful. Would certainly dine here again.

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  6. Emily

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We used to love this place but it’s definitely gone down hill. Overpriced for the quality of the food! One of us ordered a flat iron steak which was cold… and we had to wait a long time for food to be served (the restaurant wasn’t even full). Our server also failed to let us know that there would be an additional charge to the bread we ordered with our mussels (we only found out when we got the bill) they knocked off the cost of the bread, but said the wait times were long due to us being stuck in front of a long table.. how is that our fault. When we we leaving with our jackets ready to head out the door they asked if we wanted a complimentary dessert.. a bit too late to ask now we had our jackets on and was pretty much out the door.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere! Really enjoyed my visit.

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  8. Yelper

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, with a wonderful breakfast menu

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server Natalia was amazing and made excellent recommendations. All the food was fantastic in presentation, quality and taste. We sat in the outdoor patio area that was heated and had clear shades to keep wind out. The special seasonal menu was fantastic as were the custom cocktails!

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  10. DeborahR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, ambiance and excellent wait staff! Definitely a must!

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  11. Daylily

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite possibly the best service I can recall in a very long time. Wonderful food but our server made it all just that much better. She’s a gem!

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  12. Mash49

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here just keeps getting better and the service is attentive and responsive

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went in for a good burger and were not disappointed! In addition, the kale salad was delicious as well as the scallops and bacon. Service was friendly and fast. A great experience!!

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  14. kk821

    Vancouver

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibes at Maxine’s are immaculate! We love the cozy and vibrant decor (their decor during the holidays is even more beautiful). We ordered the full Harwood for 2 people, an affogato and a mocha; everything was so delicious! If you are a fan of bone marrow, this is the place to come for brunch; it’s my boyfriend’s absolute favourite. Our server, Antony (Anton) was so incredibly friendly and professional; he made our experience so, so nice. Our only complaint is that it’s very, very difficult to find parking in the area that’s non-permit; we circled around for about 30-minutes looking for parking and even then, we only got lucky when a spot opened up. We appreciate the hostess for giving us a longer grace period as the restaurant is well aware of how difficult the parking situation is in the area; that was a huge relief knowing that they allowed me to sit down first while my boyfriend continued to search for parking. We are very thankful for their kindness and friendly service!

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  15. Stephend2010

    Vancouver

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the nicest dinners I've had at Maxines in the past couple of months. Nice specials and a few interesting, delicious new items on the menu. Alanna took excellent care serving us - and was efficient, friendly and made great menu suggestions.

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  16. Nathaniel

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wrote a whole gorgeous review of my perfect evening at Maxine's, and then the OpenTable website crashed. Ordinarily I would give up but I still want to take the time to say how truly outstanding my experience was. When I made the reservation I sent them some details about my friend whose birthday we were celebrating and every single person we interacted with wished her a happy birthday. Every single person! They even wrote her a card that was waiting for her at the table. These were just some of the above and beyond moments we experienced through the evening. The wine recommendation was delicious, the course pacing flawless, and we felt like our table was the centre of their world without being overbearing. tl;dr WOW. Service, food, everything. I will be bringing everyone here. Thank you so much.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food, with consistent good service. A personal go to.

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  18. CherylB

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch - the salmon Benedict was superb!

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  19. WesleyP

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time back to this city gem and will definitely return again! Always feels like a little taste of NYC for me. Love the ambiance, food, service, vibe. So glad to have found this place.

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  20. AaronT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the ambience was the perfect.

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  21. Courto

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Maxine's and I will definitely go back. Food was delicious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Maxine’s!! Burgers are Great French Toast is Amazing I wish they still had their hash!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I shared the Burrata, spot prawn pasta and the moules frites. All were excellent. I would have preferred more seasoning on the burrata dish but the others were perfect. Service was friendly and attentive. Cocktails and wine list were great. We’ll definitely go back and highly recommend.

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  24. Lemur777

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fanny bay oysters were so fresh and tasty. My friend ordered the sablefish which he found to be on the salty side. I ordered the spaghetti which was cooked perfectly al dente. We were seated on the heated patio which was quieter. Maxine’s is a fine French restaurant you don’t have to leave Canada for.

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  25. RobB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great! Tasty, interesting menu, good wine list, great service and a great vibe!

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  26. acviens

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with an excellent selection for the Happy Hour menu. I ordered the carrots and the steak tartare. Both dishes had a bit of a Mediterranean twist as well (ie: turmeric tangy mustard with the carrots). Our server was delightful, had a small issue with one of our dishes and she got it seen to right away and it came back perfect. Excellent vibes, the dining room had a decent volume without being overwhelming (coming from a neurodivergent person). Looking forward to dining here again 👍🏼

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  27. BerndC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent again, food scrumptious and the staff excellent. Great choice for our birthday group

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  28. Chris

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty dishes and wonderful, friendly, attentive staff

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch at Maxine’s! Friendly service and food was hot and delicious 😋 Would definitely recommend and return.

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  30. robertk

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My beef brisket croque was poor: the brisket was cold, the egg cold and dull and the bread also too cool. My friend enjoyed her meal. The bread pudding was good. I was glad that it was my treat as I know my guest would have been very disappointed in the main I received if she was paying.

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  31. Francis

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Highly recommended! Would definitely dine here again!

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  32. CatouK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambience was really good, albeit a bit on the loud side! Food was delicious but menu a bit limited.

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  33. GlennP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to change to patio but staff very accommodating and supportive with blankets and good heating. Friendly attentive service but not clingy. Will def. Go again.

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  34. Mindi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing good, atmosphere and impeccable service! Thank you to the whole staff for making our Valentines Day so amazing! Highly recommend the Sablefish and Mac & cheese!!

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  35. Jenny

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and shared a few different dishes which were interesting and delicious. The space is cosy and interesting, we will be back!

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  36. GALEM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of six and we really enjoyed the food and ambiance. One guest was vegetarian and she was very happy.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always, one of my favorites restaurants in Van

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  38. KirstM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love that they have gluten free options and a designated fryer for celiacs! Always great service and a lovely atmosphere

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  39. ThomasC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a brunch date the scramble eggs are also a must order as they were the best we've both ever had

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  40. Gord

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place for an evening dinner with friends. Management and staff fabulous. Shoutout to Aaron!

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You can order delivery directly from Maxine's Cafe & Bar using the Order Online button.

Maxine's Cafe & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maxine's Cafe & Bar

1325 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / American, Breakfast, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bobby Milheron
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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