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Max Downtown

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The crown jewel of the Hartford, Connecticut dining scene, Max Downtown has been serving its guests for over 21 years and remains a fan favorite. After a top-to-bottom renovation in the summer of 2017, the restaurant has never looked (or tasted) better.
US$ 60 - US$ 80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service was excellent and the food and staff was very very good I Highly recomend . A fantastic wine list. A the menu is extensive and always changing. The decor is great

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisHilda35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Salad described as endive and pear... hardly any of either to be found in this salad and drowning in an over spiced ginger dressing that did not pair at all with the blue cheese. It was probably the worse salad I ever had. Special Venison...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during Restaurant Week in Hartford. The three course menu gave us the chance to enjoy several delicious options for $30.19. Especially liked the Caesar salad, swordfish and Brussels sprouts (excellent!). Did not need dessert but since it was included we indulged.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aotma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like all Max restaurants and of course Max Downtown. Last time I was disappointed with the service. Waiting time was unbelievable long and we has been “forgotten” from our server. Not even served bread or something during this long waiting. Also our salad was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ami11111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got into Hartford pretty late - they were able to accommodate us after 11pm with a take out order. Place was upscale and noisy but we were tired and I had an upset stomach. Waited for our food at the bar - I had bitters...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

In CT for a business trip and decided to go to Max Downtown. Food was OK! Had the Ribeye steak. As another reviewer stated...the steak needed more seasoning. I ordered the miso butter for my topping which made it somewhat better...but definitely did not taste...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tina H
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Our party of 4 dined at Max Downtown on a Monday evening in January from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm with reservations. This was a business dinner, and we were promptly seated by a pleasant hostess. Complimentary valet parking was available, and I was grateful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Went to Max Downtown for a festive New Years Eve dinner last night. We were three couples. Service was great as always..... food was good but maybe not as good as a typical non holiday evening. The place was really busy so it’s tough to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Food9er
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We celebrated New Year's here. We were nicely greeted by the host and seated promptly in a dining room in the back which was quiet and roomy. The 3 course set menu provided many options. The wedge salad was perfect with green goddess dressing and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Johnanddon1
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Great downtown location. Food however, is a hit or miss. Overall it is an ok experience. Stick with specials on the menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Fred F
15 December 2018|
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Response from peter a | Reviewed this property |
RATION Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 11pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Saturdays: Bar opens 4pm Tavern Menu (in the Whiskey Bar): Monday - Friday: 3:00pm... More
26 November 2017|
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Response from Bobby V | Property representative |
No, the restaurant will be closed Christmas Day. Thank you and enjoy your Holiday.
16 September 2016|
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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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