Welcome to Maxime Bistro Français  

A unique, historical, and unexpected addition to the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood, Maxime is a French bistro inspired by the French Revolution—think vintage accents exuding antiquity, where traditional French fare meets pop culture. Its dramatic wall of lushly lit mirrors, soaring wooden accents, Marie Antoinette wall art, and casual leather banquette seats transport you far from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC.  

Unlike many high priced or gauche establishments, Maxime defies that preconceived notion with a comfortable gathering place that artfully combines a French Steak House and Mussel Bar at a prixe fixe cost. This is all set to the tone of an energetic bar atmosphere encompassed in neoclassical flair. 

Maxime invites you to experience an authentic brasserie ambiance with French hors d’oeuvres—a wide variety of mussels, charcuterie and an expansive list of specialty beers and cocktails. Dinner features our prix fixe centerpiece dishes, Steak Frites, served with our signature “Secret” sauce.  Other menu options include a carefully chosen selection of fish and vegetarian dishes. 

New customers quickly become regulars at Maxime because they are drawn to this lively meeting place where they enjoy good food and good times with friends and family.   Whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous in native French themes, a place to unwind for happy hour or a lively student hangout, you’ll find the perfect spot at Maxime.