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“Not what is used to be”
Review of Max Downtown

Max Downtown
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Ranked #2 of 452 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 60 - US$ 80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Trumbull Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed 12 July 2017

May-be we hit a bad day, but Max Downtown used to be much better. Had an expensive steak very under cooked and very very pepper filled. Hardly ever send something back but did this time--Second dissapointmet in a row...

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3  Thank barneydog1
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I've used this restaurant many occasions and have always been very happy with the service and meals provided. Wide variety on the menu and you must have the steak! :)

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1  Thank BobandCarolCT
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We enjoyed dinner at Max Downtown. The food was very good and imaginatively prepared, and the service was very professional. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing for renovations that are intended to help it to appeal to a younger crowd. It is expected to be closed for approximately 8 weeks, after the last dinner is served on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

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1  Thank Peter_01039
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

AWESOME Dinning that makes you feel tremendous. Once you've eaten here you realize what a Great Experience it was.

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Thank billruark
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

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. You would think the waiter only had your table to service.

The menu is executed very well. I had steak on a salad....the steak was rare (as I like it). It arrived quickly and was great. I had a tomato soup special, which was also very well done.

In short, great place for a high end lunch.

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Thank HPLowry
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