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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (93 reviews)
“oysters” (18 reviews)
“chopped salad” (9 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Hartford I wanted to dine at one of the finest restaurants in the city. The guidebooks said the Max Downtown was it, and it lived up to its reputation. Conveniently located downtown near the major hotels, it was a quick walk to reach....More

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Max Downtown as did all of my clients. Nine of us ordered an assortment of lunch options and each looked terrific. I had salmon, which was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Menu has lots to choose from. Bill came to roughly $23/person....More

Thank EnjoyMyReviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent seafood Great service Professional staff. Great place to go with your family or a date. Drinks are great

Thank Ellen Wade K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing dinner here while visiting on business. The seafood was really fresh and tasty and the steak would melt in your mouth. Highly recommended!

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hartford for one night and ate across from our hotel. We enjoyed the food and our server was top notch. Pricing was a little on the high side, but that is to be expected in the heart of downtown. The restaurant was clean...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a nice spot for a business lunch or dinner with friends I recommend Max. They have a nice menu and great staff that is very attentive. Whether you need it to be quick or plan to linger, you'll have your dining...More

Thank Aaliyah M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The food, the service, the ambiance...all excellent. Don’t know why we tend to go only for special occasions; we should go often.

Thank Billbelle
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Wonderful Prime rib, great wine list, and very good service from Patrick our server for this Sunday evening. The newly updated decor and revamp of the bar and lounge area was a pleasant surprise since my last visit. The new spirits display in the bar...More

Thank pagllc
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Everything is excellent. Environment and service is outstanding. Modern, clean and just a great environment. Every meal I have had has been great - just be prepared to break the bank when the check arrives.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great service, courteous staff and delicious quality food. Certainly going to frequent this place for a great time.

Thank Haresh J
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Questions & Answers
26 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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