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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Taste of Hartford

A very good dining experience with friends in Hartford. The Taste of Hartford menu helped reduce the cost but the food was excellent. There service was fast and efficient and the ambience is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Edward C
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Port St Lucie, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Port St Lucie, United States
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A very good dining experience with friends in Hartford. The Taste of Hartford menu helped reduce the cost but the food was excellent. There service was fast and efficient and the ambience is great.

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

From July 20 to August 2 about 36 Hartford restaurants are participating in "A Taste of Hartford". This is a two week event every summer. This year, because the year is 2015, you can choose from a multi-course "Prix Fixe" menu for $20.15. My son and I decided to try Max Downtown for this event. They gave us the regular... More 

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Northern NJ
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273 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've certainly been to better steak places but this is very good and the menu had enough unique twists that I would be enticed to return in the future.

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Miami, Florida
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132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visited Hartford on my way to Boston and stopped for a quick lunch at Max Down Town. Food was Good Enough, Service was very attentive, and price was alright for the experience.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The service is always excellent, conscious that you don't have all day to eat. The menu is varied, if you wish a hearty meal, it is available, with good salad options. Stephen, the manager, runs a tight ship, I have eaten here very often, and have never been disappointed. The quality is consistent, you can have a quiet conversation, and... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First the good: wine list, service and ambiance are all great. The food portions are very big too. Prices are about right. However, both my pork and my wife's steak were way over cooked. I thought the food quality was not up to the same standard as the rest of the restaurant. The menu was interesting, but at 7pm they... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Made reservations using Open Table. We arrived early to enjoy the bar area - nice piano music set the mood. Dinner was delicious! Our waiter was attentive, thorough and professional. Very classy restaurant - will provide a special evening and great meal for sure!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been to all of the Max's in Hartford and Glastonbury. I like all all but Max Amore. I found the servers there to be annoyingly plastic pleasant and way too cocky about what they were capable of providing. On the other hand , Max Downtown is outstanding in both food and service. Scotty the head bartender is great. The... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good food, trendy atmosphere, and close enough to TheatreWorks to tuck into before a show. We've been here a few times with another couple and have never been disappointed.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Met my colleagues for dinner with no reservations. Sat right away in the bar in a large booth. The service was very professional and the food was excellent. I recommend the NY strip steak.

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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 to $80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?