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Max Downtown

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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Farmington, Connecticut
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397 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Max Downtown continues as one of the premium steak and seafood restaurants in the are. The service, food and wine selections are all excellent. On our last visit, we dined on peach and chopped salads; soup, surf and turf, shrimp and salmon entrees; and crème brulee and cheesecake entrees. although the restaurant was full, we had no problem with quiet... More 

Thank Chris F
Hartford, Connecticut
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288 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Max Group has several restaurants, and this is the flagship for several reasons. They have an excellent selection of food and wine. they can pour pretty much anything at the bar, the service is exceptional, and for me...the noise level is very low - a HUGE plus. This is the type of restaurant you want to take your time in,... More 

Thank JBMartiniguy
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fantastic food and charming, sophisticated venue. Lots to offer and many things to try. Great beer/wine selections and specialty cocktails. Something for everyone but maybe at a bit too high of a price!

Thank Tim B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a special wine pairing dinner. The Jordan Wines were great and the food pairings were faboulous! Good friends good wine great food - what could be better! As always the service was excelent!

Thank David H
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The waitress was excellent and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Drinks were good. The atmosphere was very nice.

Thank Dreamscheme
Haddam, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been here multiple times and it always lives up to our expectations! Food, Service and Atmosphere are all excellent! An upscale dining experience with an exceptional staff!

Thank Peridot63
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there for our anniversary and we had an amazing 5 course dinner. One of the best dinners we have ever had.

Thank fernandez97
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have gone to Max Downtown over the years and have never been disappointed. Great food atmosphere and drinks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is our go to restaurant before the theater. Always have a wonderful meal and they always get us out in plenty of time to walk to the theater.

Thank Barbara L
Farmington, Utah, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a great location, with good ambiance and excellent food. It's definitely artsy as well as leather and wood businessman's lunch. Recalling that the food was in large portion size and very worthwhile.

Thank Patricia A

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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?