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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing!

No detail left undone...we took my mother in law here for a small 70th birthday celebration, and Max's made it an unforgettable experience!! The food was amazing and the service beyond words! These guys no how to cater to their customer! Truly a magnificent evening! A sincere THANK YOU to all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Spring B
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

No detail left undone...we took my mother in law here for a small 70th birthday celebration, and Max's made it an unforgettable experience!! The food was amazing and the service beyond words! These guys no how to cater to their customer! Truly a magnificent evening! A sincere THANK YOU to all involved!

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best atmosphere in Hartford. Food is consistantly good. Service is great. I have eaten at this restaurant for the past 15 years and have never had a bad experience.

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the best of the Max chain and my favorite in Hartford. It has a steakhouse type menu with a good amount of alternatives. The ambience is great, almost a hip, bright veal versus the paneling of a steakhouse. The wait staff is very attentive. It does come with a hefty price but you do get what you pay... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The best business lunch spot in Hartford. Excellent service that doesnt intrude on the conversation. Wie choice of exciting meals with something for everyone. You'll see the power brokers of Hartford there from politicians to business executives. Its a great central spot. Start the meal with an appetizer and end your lunch with one of their special desserts. Cant be... More 

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Westhampton Beach, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had a business lunch here and it was great. The waiters are both friendly and professional and the food is great. I can see why this is a popular place to entertain for business. The shrimp in my chopped salad was perfectly cooked and delicate, which impressed me. I would definitely go again if I was in the area.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We booked this reservation well in advance, and booked it clearly as a birthday / anniversary celebration. Our reservation was for 6:30 pm, but we were not seated until about 10 after 7. That might not seem bad, but that was a long time for our elderly parents to stand waiting to eat. There was little apology, and no attempt... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Been to Max Downtown many times over the years, for lunches, happy hours and dinners and never had bad service or food. Most recently for a birthday lunch. Max is the epitome of Hartford restaurants. On the upscale side so it is more costly, but worth every penny. The cocktail shrimp are huge, tender and delicious. Steaks rival the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I returned after not being there for a while. Really good food good ambiance great service. Still the standard in the Hartford area

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Service in the bar and the dining room was perfect. Food selection on the menu was great. The quality of the meats was tops. The pace of bar to dining to bar to leaving was perfect after a long day at the office nearby. I would go again, but bring an extra checkbook due to pricing not being at meal... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was one of the BEST dinners ever! The ravioli with a soft running egg inside, light drizzle of truffle oil and shaved parmesan! Each dish from appetizer to dessert was surprising soothing and delicious. It felt as though we were in a very expensive New York style restaurants. Service was on point and the romantic lit room had small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
    (Trumbull Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-522-2530

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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?