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“loved everything on the menu”
Review of Le Maximilien

Le Maximilien
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Zellenberg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Antwerp, Belgium
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“loved everything on the menu”
Reviewed 5 November 2010

Not knowing the Alsace, friends with 25 years of experience in that area invited us for a trip. We think they wanted to be sure of success, they handpicked some of the best restaurants in the area.
Maximilien is definately the best we visited in that area. A very creative menu (I had pigeon and lobster which proved to be a very good combination. Might have been the French "surf and turf"??) Also a very good wine card: I drank there the first Pinot Noir I liked, liked enough to visit the winemaker the next day and buy a few cartons!
Spacy restaurant, giving plenty of privacy and a teriffic view on the garden.
Not a cheap restaurant, actually, it is expensive, but they give you something in return which we thought made it all worth..

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Los Angeles
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“Hidden gem off the Route des Vins in Alsace”
Reviewed 3 September 2009

We went to Maximilien on a Friday night in mid-August, 2009. Our hotel had strongly recommended the restaurant and we were not disappointed. We arrived a little early for a 7:30pm dinner reservation and chose the option of sitting outside on the terrace. It was a warm, summer evening and the view over the vineyards made a great backdrop to a memorable meal.

One of us went for the prix fixe; the other opted for a la carte. I had a delightful duck foie-gras followed by cod and crayfish in a squash and cream reduction. My friend opted for the frog's legs in tempura, a salad and a rhubarb and strawberry dessert with a piquant sauce. There is an extensive wine list but we chose a pinot grigio from the area. During the meal, we were served no fewer than 3 "amuse-bouche"!!

The tables are nicely spaced apart though it would be a little more crowded in the elegant dining room. The service is what you would expect from a restaurant of this quality.

Incidentally, the restaurant is in the village of Zellenberg, which is very close to Ribeauville.

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