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MAX at Mirabeau
Max at Mirabeau really does have something for everyone. Centrally located between Downtown Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, the award-winning restaurant is welcoming for a special night out, family meals, business travelers or locals watching a ball game. In the hospitality industry since he was 12, General Manager Andy Rooney has experience reviving old concepts and bringing new energy to run-down restaurants. He came to Spokane in 2003 and turned the Mirabeau into a viable business in the Valley. “I’m proud that we took this hotel and restaurant that were in need of love and care and transformed them back to life,” he says. Starting with the meat-and-potatoes palate of Spokane, regular menu choices include burgers, filet and lobster, and everything in between. Specialties include a New York peppercorn steak with huckleberry herb butter, seabass and prawns Napoleon, and a cinnamon-fried banana sundae for dessert. Influenced by different parts of the country, chefs are constantly evolving other dishes. Open late seven days a week, they serve the entire extensive menu from open until close. And with two Happy Hours daily, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to close, it offers drink specials and 20 different appetizers for half price. Rooney works hard to support other area businesses. The Mirabeau is the host hotel of the Spokane Indians baseball team and the Spokane Shock arena football team, so Max serves burgers honoring each. On the first Wednesday of each month, the public is invited to view local 42
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art and to taste local wines for free. And Max stocks as many regional beverages as possible. River City Brewing recently crafted a specialty beer, and Merry Cellars and Townshend Cellar have both created wines exclusively for the restaurant. The wine alone is reason to put Max on your must-visit list. The restaurant won Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. As Washington Restaurant Association’s Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014, Max sets itself apart as a standout among peers in the industry. It was also the winner of our Sizzle Fork-in-Cork Award as the place for The Power Lunch for Making Deals in 2006, 2008 and 2009, for A Cocktail and a Bite to Eat 2010 and Favorite Wine List 2014. “They say if a restaurant can make it five years, it can make it forever,” says Andy. “Max has been going strong for almost (509) 924-9000 10 years. We offer a consistent 1100 N. Sullivan Road product, prepared and served by MAXatMirabeau.com passionate people. Everyone on our team is excited about being here and giving our guests an exceptional dining experience they don’t get at home.”
Published on Jul 14, 2014
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