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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (79 reviews)
“oysters” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Max's is my very favorite restaurant in Hartford. Top prime steaks, wonderful shrimp cocktail, great ceasar salad. The staff are so accomodating seeing to every need. Drinks are superb and wine list extensive. Do not miss this restaurant, you will love it!

Thank 461stephentc
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Max Downtown is the best. Always consistent and excellent. The service is great and experienced. What ever you want they accommodate and if there is a problem they take care of it. You will love the food and the atmosphere.

Thank Roy F
Reviewed 12 July 2017

May-be we hit a bad day, but Max Downtown used to be much better. Had an expensive steak very under cooked and very very pepper filled. Hardly ever send something back but did this time--Second dissapointmet in a row...

2  Thank barneydog1
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I've used this restaurant many occasions and have always been very happy with the service and meals provided. Wide variety on the menu and you must have the steak! :)

1  Thank BobandCarolCT
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We enjoyed dinner at Max Downtown. The food was very good and imaginatively prepared, and the service was very professional. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing for renovations that are intended to help it to appeal to a younger crowd. It is expected to be closed...More

1  Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 1 July 2017

AWESOME Dinning that makes you feel tremendous. Once you've eaten here you realize what a Great Experience it was.

Thank billruark
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This restaurant is in the bottom of CityPlace. It is the flagship restaurant for the Max Restaurant chain. The menu is somewhat traditional for a business lunch place (and priced accordingly). The service is superb, probably the best service you can get in downtown Hartford....More

Thank HPLowry
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I had not been to Max Downtown in quite a few years, and my birthday meal was quite good. Salad and entree were both delicious and the kitchen sent over a nice personalized dessert treat.

Thank chrisooo
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Loved our server Maggie. We are from the West coast and visiting my sons college. She gave us tips on Connecticut and got us the buffalo cauliflower from the pub menu. Excellent steak and the burger is soooo good. Will be back!!

Thank Stinkerbello
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We've been to Max downtown several times over the last year. It always proves to be quite great. No matter what you order on the menu, it's always top notch. Service is always good and the food is very, very good. I normally get steak...More

Thank Yodaman100
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16 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from mzimm5 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the prior answers - not really romantic but not unromantic either. Relatively fancy. Good food. Pricey - especially the wine list
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
    (Trumbull Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-522-2530
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