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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-2530
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Ranked #2 of 401 restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $60 - $80
Hours:
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
Cold Spring, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great steaks. Ate there on two consecutive weeknights - the restaurant was busy (It always is because it is so good).

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MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had $125 gift certificate to any of the Max's restaurants, so decide to try downtown Hartford since we had never been here. Valet parking is $9 plus tip. All the servers were extremely nice and polite. It was a Sunday night and it was very quiet. We did enjoy all the food we had. I had the crabcake appetizer... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I ate at Max Downtown Hartford while in Hartford on Business. The meal was excellent and the staff professional. I recommend the Crab Cake appetizer and the Sea Scallops entrée.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited MD for Taste of Hartford Summer 2014. It was outstanding. The restaurant/meal didn't blow me over, but our waiter Chris, did. He was simply phenomenal. Spoke slowly, which I always appreciate, made us feel like the only diners in the whole place. Also threw bits of humor in at times, it was just a pleasure. I would return here... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoyed the food and the environment... Wine was a bit overpriced... Overall enjoy all the Maxs! Will go again!

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here last thursday. The food, service and ambiance was outstanding. This wonderful restaurant knows how to treat there customers. Rachael, the Manager, could not have been more gracious, caring and went out of her way to make our experience so enjoyable. Our waiter, Bruce was very attentive, efficient and charming, and... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were here for the Taste of Hartford menu on a Monday, the place was busy but not overcrowded. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent, always first rate. We love the ambience, decor and the friendly staff. We ordered a lovely red wine from the menu and at one point the manager came over to pour our... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Max is know as a tremendous dining experience but pricey. Little known is the Tavern menu offered in the bar. For half the price of the dining room you can get a delicious, reasonably priced meal in the bar. The tavern steak at $23 is a perfectly trimmed and cooked steak with delicious pomme frites. An absolute bargain at one... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I had a seldom found opportunity for a night out by ourselves, a date night - so to speak. So we made advanced reservations at Max Downtown before seeing a show at the Bushnell. The ambience here is 2nd to none, all with wonderful views of the city. I highly recommend going a little later for the... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was part of a 7 person business dinner t Max Downtown, and it was a wonderful experience. The service and attention was top notch, from personal recommendations to prompt and fiendly service. We were sat in a large round table on the lower right side, surrounded by windows. The Hi-Rise Seafood platter was a terrific appetizer, and the Prime... More

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