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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
+1 860-522-2530
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Ranked #4 of 403 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $80
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Trumbull Street
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There's a reason I bring my out-of-town guests to Max Downtown and why I enjoy treating myself on special occasions: it never disappoints. Quite simply, the food is well prepared, the service is very attentive and professional, and the entire operation hums along like the well oiled machine the Max Restaurant Group prides itself presenting at all its establishments. This... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Restaurants that are this "together" are few and far between. With a packed house, this classic bar and dining room runs like clockwork. Transfer your bar tab to the table....no problem!. Ask the chef a specific question...answered! Get the recipe for the best past dish you ever ate...server writes it out by hand as the chef dictates it to her...are... More 

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hartford
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a first class restaurant which never fails to render an outstanding dining experience food prep and presentation are creative. Service is impeccable.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

James and I had a great time at Max Downtown. There are not many restaurants like this in our fair capitol. Max Downtown offers a blast from the nostalgia of the past I never had. The food is always delicious. The wait staff is coordinated and prompt. Service is impeccable. The only downside to the whole evening was that they... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Max Downtown has it all---beautifully prepared and attractive food; a refined atmosphere--perfect for business as well as romance; an extraordinary wine list selected by Wine Director Justin Gavry, who posses an incredible depth of knowledge; welcoming staff and service---well trained and professional without being stuffy; all presided over by Managing Partner Steve Abrams. Their beef, for example, is the equal... More 

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Avon, CT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here many times and never had an issue. Two people in our group ordered the fish and they had to send it back. Both were overcooked and dry. I had a steak and it was very good. Apetizers were good and the service was very good. They replaced the dry fish with a new entre and this time it... More 

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New England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Max Group consistently delivers good food and good service. Max Downtown is probably its most formal upscale restaurant. For out-of-town clients looking for a good dinner or a business lunch Max Downtown is a "can't go wrong choice."

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's one thing to celebrate the anything at Max Downtown. But when champagne, coupled with the succulence and delicacy of fresh oysters, duck confit and artichoke puree in a parmesan tuile, now your talking. Wine Director Justin Garvy featured some of the rarest and esoteric champagnes that can be found. Some of the highlights included Bernard Remy Rose, Delamotte Brut... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have been going to Max's since they opened and have never been disappointed. This is our go-to place for celebrations or when we happen to be nearby and want great food. When our friend from France visits, we take her there and she raves about the food. Our last outing was for my daughter's birthday recently. I had a... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great Oysters, awesome Bruschetta, Great Scallops and a perfect Steak. This place is divine. They even had a piano singer and 1 piece band. Definite new favorite restaurant.

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Additional Information about Max Downtown

Address: 185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: +1 860-522-2530
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
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
Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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