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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (85 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some restaurants just don’t get the big picture. We have been going to Max Downtown for the last year either before or after Hockey Games. I estimate we have been there 7-8 times and have always enjoyed the food and service. In addition, I have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars are not enough to give this upscale restaurant. Food, service, ambiance exceeded expectations in every way. Very busy Tuesday night yet we never felt rushed. All food choices prepared to perfection from the crab cocktail, beef and seafood entrees, desserts and even the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the food was exactly what you'd expect from a quality steakhouse. The only hiccup was that the server stopped by right after the menus were dropped and then I didn't see him for 15-20 minutes... Finally appeared when a manager stopped by to ask...More

Thank treznor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars!!!! Service was amazing and the food was superb! Loved the buffalo cauliflowers, oysters and my Cobb salad. Cannot wait to return.

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently hosted a work event here. They have an unusual location for groups, but it actually worked out quite well. We were in the lobby of the building (Cityplace). The furniture was soft seating and cafe tables. It worked well for our group and...More

Thank KMR96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Max downtown my brother-in-law and my wife sister-in-law birthday dinner. It was tasting on Hartford it's still going on a wonderful deal good price. Good service a good meal and Max downtown new renovated is wonderful Everybody should go if you never...More

Thank O8504MTdavidr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The top restaurant in the Max Restaurant Group. Located in downtown Hartford and recently modernized and redecorated. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Thank mike_cora
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and great service, Upscale restaurant. Newly renovated and great ambiance. Perfect location if you are attending a downtown event

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday, place was packed luckily we had reservations. We arrived early and grabbed a drink at their tavern; which was also packed. Bartender acknowledged us despite not actually sitting/at the bar (all seats taken). We waited off to the side with our...More

Thank Verified G
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I returned to Max Restaurant in downtown Hartford after the renovations. The dining room has changed. The place was crowded. The server was polite but slow between services. We had a bowl of vegetable soup, cobb salad and turkey club. Two glasses of Obsidian, cabernet...More

Thank Fernando R
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Questions & Answers
Tim B
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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