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Max Downtown

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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The experience of Max Downtown was such a treat. In the day to day grind of a business traveler, having dinner in such a great place is beyond nutrition. Max Downtown can be escalated to an experience you have with food and friends. While I dined here on business, the atmosphere contributed to a feeling of friendship and connectedness and... More 

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Thank Candace L
Avon, Connecticut
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389 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busy. Well-made martini, well presented. Appetizers delicious, but small servings for the price. Chopped salad excellent. Bone in rib eye was cooked too rare for my liking (med well)-it was totally pink. It was tough and chewy, and had no spices, not even salt or pepper. Brussel sprout were not crisp-they were soggy. Espresso was lukewarm, and tasted like instant,... More 

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Thank MMouseMD
Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Max Downtown is a top restaurant in the Hartford community. Whenever I am in Hartford, it is my go-to choice for a meal. The staff is outstanding, the atmosphere is rich and vibrant and the food is second to none. I was there for a business dinner recently and always know that I count on the experience to be nothing... More 

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Thank scott s
Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we need a more formal meal, Max Downtown is our go to option. You know what to expect. White linen table clothes, very professional staff, superior food in a tall, modern space that was designed to serve the business community. But that is not to say you will not find our elected officials, including the Governor or Attorney General... More 

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Thank CTmountainman_10
Moodus, Connecticut
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best in Hartford, it is a bit pricey, but well worth it, parking is great, atmosphere is great, wait staff well worth the effort

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Thank marksalie
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant a bit early. Reception staff were warm and friendly. They offered for us to sit at the bar or go to our table and wait for the rest of our party. We decided to have cocktails at our table while waiting. Cocktails were fresh and generous with the alcohol and reasonably priced. Starters were seafood... More 

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Thank charlie o
Connecticut
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant and the food is excellent. the seating is a little tight and this distracted from the overall pleasantries. the staff are excellent.

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Thank MatthewDD_13
Bristol, CT
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with a friend, had the barrel cut Filet Mignon, perfectly prepared, also ordered crusted potato gratin, quite delicious. although a bit on the pricey side, the food was of very high quality, great waitstaff. A nice location near the XL center and other downtown amenities. A great special occasion place.

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Thank Edward P
Middlebury, CT
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch time is extremely busy at this upscale restaurant in downtown Hartford, CT yet you never felt rushed. New York strip Caesar salad plentiful and delicious. Steak fork tender. Chicken Cobb salad built beautifully and quite filling. Salmon cooked to perfection. Chocolate Creme brûlée to die for. Highly recommended but add a few glasses of wine and gets a bit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those working or meeting in Downtown Hartford, this place is ideal but can get very crowded during evening rush hour... and thus very noisy. But we all liked the service, the food, and the spirit. Parking is available nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?