I went to Maximilliens for the first time during lunch on Saturday with my parents. As you enter, the small, welcoming room, you feel instantly transported to a bistro in Paris despite the view of ferries lazily taking cars across the Sound. The food is consistently good as the three entrees we ordered were all done exceptionally well. The onion soup was deliciously sweet with traditional slices of baguette topped with Gruyere. The salads were fresh with a thin sheen of light vinagarette. The crab omellet had a wonderful fresh crab taste complimented by mushrooms, fluffy egg and gruyere. The Coq au Vin was extremely rich and perfect for a fall day. The steak au poive was served with good but not memorable french fries, however, the peppercorn cream sauce was outstanding. The creme brulee was creamy and sweet with specks of vanilla throughout. Service was professional and prompt.
My parents say that ever since the closing of Cassis, they haven't been able to find a french bistro that is warm and inviting (sorry Le Pichet).