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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%
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“oysters” (15 reviews)
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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Had great experience here! I used to work in State House Square and occasionally, the office would get together for dinner and drinks. Food was really tasty and service was top notch, now this was some years back mind you, but worth writing a review...More

Thank tawisn
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Went to Max Downtown for happy hour with a group of 5 others. Prices were great and the food was excellent. I would recommend the filet sandwiches and tator tots. I only wish they had nachos. The one negative was the service was a little...More

Thank kojikid832
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We go here several times a year and always have great food and exceptional service. Highly recommend for a special occasion dinner. I usually order the Filet Oscar and my husband has tried several of the other steak options. Good oysters as well and an...More

Thank kmoose5
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Yummy - sometimes a restaurant just gets it. They understand that superior food is to be expected in this echelon. We've been lucky enough to have plenty of those meals out. What doesn't always happen? Nice people. Excellent service presented in such a way that...More

Thank Traveling1Dave
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Our double date night began arriving at the busy restaurant about 15 minutes early for our 7:15 reservation. Our table wasn't ready but the hostess and manager Lee came over several times to assure us that our table will be ready shortly. About 7:25p, we...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great food. Congratulations to the chef and his team. Irreproachable service! The waiter was extremely professional. The best!

Thank Nuno F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Everything I've ever ordered at Max Downtown has been delicious! My husband and I joined friends for a late lunch and we were all delighted with our meal selections. I had the horseradish encrusted salmon which was beautifully prepared. Others in our party ordered the...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Made reservations via Open Table for Friday @ 7 - arrived and were promptly seated in a quiet area of restaurant. Lucus our server was wonderful - we told him we weren't in a rush and he paced the evening perfectly. We spent 3 1/2...More

Thank lovetoworkout
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have dining at Max Downtown for years now, and it's always been a go-to place for special occasions. I have never had anything less than a terrific meal, and the service is uniformly excellent. Start with the oysters or the shrimp cocktail if you're...More

Thank CountZeroCt
Reviewed 1 April 2017

In Hartford for a few meetings and was told this place was great. That turned out to be an accurate recommendation. Service was quick and efficient, food was good, price was a little more than moderate but overall worthwhile. Clearly a local place to see...More

Thank NEM05
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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