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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Max's Grille Restaurant Review: Has a dramatic cosmopolitan sensation with a sophisticated but rugged menu just magically appeared in your South Florida neighborhood? Must be a Dennis Max production. Formula restaurants are nothing new, but Max is a masterful creator, a man of taste and a zest for life. This passion comes through in great food for the price, bubbly but refined service, and a sleek bar scene wherever he sets up shop. The impossibly gargantuan salads are meals. Mighty meatloaf and pistachio-crusted grouper wow the taste buds as well as the appetite. Dozens of Pacific Rim inspirations influence the once entirely American menu. Meals are served as comfortably at the bar as in the plush booths and banquettes. Rich and playful desserts are American through and through. Banana upside-down cake, anyone?