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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (75 reviews)
“oysters” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and terrific service. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a great place for dinner. From apps to main course to dessert, everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing Friday evening dinner in this lovely venue. As stated previously, not a cheap date, but worth every penny. The nicest part of the evening to me was looking around at people engaged in talking and enjoying excellent service and wonderful food. A...More

Thank Mamanenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a business lunch at Max Downtown. We arrived right at 11:30 am when they opened. We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Helpful hints about meal suggestions were offered to clarify the food items. For example,...More

Thank Delores B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch on our way back from Boston. Top notch food , wine and service.My guests had a wonderful time. Highly recommend Max's Downtown.

Thank raymond p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food Good value Great servers Crowded Noisy Large party very good service Does have valet but we didn't know it Bar small Desserts AWESOME Food perfect

Thank RaiderPhilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After asking the waitress the difference between aged and prime aged, I chose the prime aged NY Strip. Wow, that's a great steak! They make sauces for their steaks, but I didn't want to waste a single bite masking that flavor with anything else. If...More

Thank Edp19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 20 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
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Meeting someone from PA in mid-October. Is this a romantic restaurant? Noisy? We don't know one another. Thursday night dress code for dinner.
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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