Eater Inside: Max Restaurant

If Andre Guerrero's Max Restaurant in Sherman Oaks had a simple nip/tuck, we'd make a mention and leave it at that. But this is more than just a decor revamp---it's a whole conceptual change. Whether he's following the trend or the success of his "slow fast food" Oinkster, Guerrero's first baby (open since 2002) is now less about fine dining, more about bistro. Gone are the fussy table settings; the all-white, minimalist aesthetic; the high price point. Instead it's color, color and more color, small plates for sharing, and a lower price point (no entrees over $30). The menu still has a Cal-Asian slant but changes often. Consider this is drop-in-any time dining.

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