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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
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank scott s
Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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 2 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

Thank marksalie
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Thank charlie o
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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.

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.

Thank Edward P
Middlebury, CT
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123 reviews
82 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 

Thank Ray S
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank momarino143
Farmington, Connecticut
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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296 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

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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
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, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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?