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Max Downtown

Certificate of Excellence
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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Joshua, our waiter, is a well-trained professional server and was very knowledgeable about the menu--for cocktails and otherwise. When I told him that I only ate gluten-free bread (and only very rarely), he asked if I would like a fresh gluten free roll to be put in the oven. It was ready in 10 minutes and was probably the most... More 

Thank Photoflower
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband picked this restaurant to celebrate Valentine's Day. It was our first time there but it won't be our last. I will start by saying that they served me one of the best filet steaks that I ever had in my life. I ordered a barrel cut medium and it was cooked to perfection. My husband ordered New York... More 

Thank Angel L
Shelton, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely awesome restaurant! Food was so delicious! A really tasty tomato bisque was our app. Wife had a filet and I went with the NY strip with potato and asparagus as our sides and they were kind enough to make us a scrumptious mac an cheese as a 3rd side even though it wasnt on the menu. To give an... More 

Thank Jay C L
Newport, Rhode Island
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on a recent Friday evening, and having been to the other Max restaurants many times expected a similar or better experience at their flagship restaurant. Unfortunately this was not the case, as while the food was fine, the service was very slow but more importantly-the mens room was filthy! The inside of the door to the men's... More 

Thank mjd572
Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Max to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The appetizers are large portions - we ordered two (both were excellent - calmari and iberico ham), but one would have sufficed. We ordered the steak medium well to ensure that there was only a pink center - medium at... More 

Thank johnnyreb2017
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both lunch and dinner menus were offered so there was a lot to choose from. I had an amazing lobster/crab burger that was delicious and not too rich sauce wise. Salad and bread are always solid there. Baltimore shrimp is something I would recommend to any seafood lover. The sauce is perfect and the spice rub on the shrimp not... More 

Thank Jill B
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for early Valentines Day celebration. The service was very good - just right level of attention. Food was cooked perfectly. I had the best sword fish I ever had, juicy and very nicely spiced. My girlfriend had tuna, and she also was very glad she took it. The wine list had a very good selection of white... More 

Thank Emil M
West Hartford
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great and the service equally so. Drink prices are high ( i.e. wine) but the happy hour has some great deals.

Thank JWtraveler1
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Max Downtown; Great staff, amazing drinks and excellent food. During business travel I recommend their dining.

Thank brodger2112
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent drinks ! Fantastic apps ! Great Service top to bottom ! Constant checking in w our party ! Can't say enough good things !

Thank Scott S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?