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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-2530
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Ranked #4 of 402 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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New England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Dallas, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have eaten at Max's many times. They have great steak and fish, good sides, salads, pasta, bread and pleasant service. I have eaten at the bar which it is comfortable and is great if you are alone.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have been to max's a few times and have never been disappointed! Expect to spend time there, food was excellent every time you go there, wine list is incredible. Overall the place to go to impress!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went to see Jeff Weiselberg play piano in the bar, so we decided to have dinner at the bar. It's first come first serve but we found 2 seats quickly early on a Saturday night. The bartender's service was excellent. The appetizers (raw oysters for me and roasted beets for my wife) were outstanding. Ordered a bottle of Pinot with... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The service at Max Downtown is exceptional, day and night. This was my first time here for lunch and I had made a reservation for nine people. We ended up being only seven. When we arrived I explained the change and they immediately changed the table to make it more convenient for the seven of us. We were seated in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Max Downtown is my personal favorite. Has been for many years now. Rachel, our server, was fantastic, as was the food. The steak here is sublime. Highly recommend the aged Prime NY strip. Can't go wrong with that. You won't be disappointed. If in Hartford, this is a must have meal.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Well, first off, lets just say we dropped in for a drink. One drink - NO food. We are from out of town and did not know the style of the restaurant- we knew it was a Piano Bar. Upon arriving we began to realize this was very upscale. We were way under-dressed! No one seemed to mind but we... More 

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Additional Information about Max Downtown

Address: 185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 522-2530
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
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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