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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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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviews (434)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hartford area has some great restaurants. Max Downtown is one of the best. Excellent service, great food. Try it. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tasty brisket, but I can't say that the pretense was worth it. The restaurant is long on pretense and the food is good, but not that good.

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and terrific service. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a great place for dinner. From apps to main course to dessert, everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing Friday evening dinner in this lovely venue. As stated previously, not a cheap date, but worth every penny. The nicest part of the evening to me was looking around at people engaged in talking and enjoying excellent service and wonderful food. A...More

Thank Mamanenya
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I had a business lunch at Max Downtown. We arrived right at 11:30 am when they opened. We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Helpful hints about meal suggestions were offered to clarify the food items. For example,...More

Thank Delores B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped for lunch on our way back from Boston. Top notch food , wine and service.My guests had a wonderful time. Highly recommend Max's Downtown.

Thank raymond p
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Meeting someone from PA in mid-October. Is this a romantic restaurant? Noisy? We don't know one another. Thursday night dress code for dinner.
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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