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Feb 15, 2008 08:00 AM


I heard that Maximo's reopened this week. Any reviews/comments? Thanks.

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  1. Maximo's "soft opening" is this weekend.

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    1. re: pilaf

      Thanks pilaf. I guess I'll just have to wait a few more days for any info.

      1. re: philmaur

        What?? In the same space, or a new one? I loved Maximo's and was sad to hear that it closed. Does anyone have the story of why it closed and why all of a sudden it's coming back?

        1. re: HalfShell

          Yes, the same location on Decatur. The owner never reopened after Katrina & sold the business & building. Supposedly, the same chef has been hired by the new owners. That's good news!

    2. Just walked past the restaurant. All the tables were set, and everyone was inside scurrying getting ready to open for the evening. It looked great.

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      1. re: Absinthe Minded

        AM, Does it still look the same inside? I loved the cool feel of that place.

        1. re: philmaur

          Well, I just saw their website ( & got the answer to my question. It's different for sure.

      2. Wow, looked at the web site for the 'new' Maximo's and it looks totally different. Just looking at the picture reminds me of Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse.....ugh. That had to be the coolest restaurant on Decatur. One thing is for sure, it will not be the same if Morgan the waiter is not there - that dude was awesome! I'll look forward to giving it a shot on a future trip over to New Orleans.

        1. While the soft opening this weekend may not be completely indicative of Maximo's rebirth, I found the food to be excellent and reasonably priced. I disagree with the post below that it looks like Dickie Brennan's -- the high ceilings and exposed brick give it genuine French Quarter feel. The marinated crab claws and lamb chop app. were superb. And I was pleasantly surprised with the Osso Bucco made with a white wine demi glace. With entree prices at $17-27, I found the menu to be a good value. I recommend it highly for a nice, higher-end Italian meal an attractive place.

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          1. re: pilaf

            Thanks for the review. The 'new' Maximo's sounds good. We'll check it out next month.

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