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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Great Steak

Max Downtown is one of several quality restaurants named Max ... We dine at one of their establishments when we want a quality meal in a nice atmosphere. For a special night out with a fine meal and wine list, Max Downtown can be a great selection. The pace of the meal will be slow and unhurried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Bard W
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West Suffield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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West Suffield, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Max Downtown is one of several quality restaurants named Max ... We dine at one of their establishments when we want a quality meal in a nice atmosphere. For a special night out with a fine meal and wine list, Max Downtown can be a great selection. The pace of the meal will be slow and unhurried. The wine list... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I don't know what's happening here but several times you go in and the steak is not a good cut or something, tough chewy....everything else was exceptionally well the asparagus and truffled tater tots Your a steak place you need to specialize in exceptional quality meat if I'm going to pay $44 for a Ribeye it better be good or... More 

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Hartford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have always had great dining experiences at Max Downtown. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful, the ambiance is lively, and I've always felt like each meal here is special. It's pricey, but worth every penny (or gift card if you're me).

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant has wonderful ambiance and customer service and the food is simply the best when you really just want an excellent steak or seafood. Can be noisy but it's just a fun place to go close by to other city venues like the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts. Great drinks and bar scene so you don't need to go... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just went to Max Downtown for the first time in about a year and they just never disappoint. If there was one word I could use for all of the Max establishments it is "consistency". Service is always top notch, food is outstanding. This group provides the best overall dining outside of NYC or Boston, hands down.

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Vernon, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had reservations for the night before valentines Day - arrived 5" early and were promptly seated - unfortunately the table was 5 feet away from the service bar (the restaurant was only 1/2 filled and plenty of other seating). We were well into our drinks and appetizers before we realized that this was the congregating place for waiters waiting for... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Party of 6 and all the meals were excellent. Started with the seafood sampler that contained delicious shrimp cocktail along with clams, oysters etc. Dinners included various steaks and scallops again all excellent. For dessert we sampled a variety of different items. Service was top notch. Only wish they would bring back the French onion soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Definitely going back. Awesome food, service & atmosphere. Great martini's and piano bar. Date night location for sure.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked Max Downtown for an early dinner prior to a UCONN Girls basketball game and really could not have done better. Importantly, the location is excellent in relation to the XL Center; right across the street from the parking entrance. Max has free parking of its own around back but we took advantage of the Valet parking for convenience.... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Max Downtown never fails to deliver. When you would like a perfect meal, executed and delivered with class, Max is the place to go. The executive chef is a wonder. We have visited Max Downtown consistently over the years and walk away always thinking that the meal we just ate was the best meal ever. And then, on the next... 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: Large groups, 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?