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Max Downtown

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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
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11:30 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 27
    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
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Food was amazing! The chicken breast was the best thing ever. And the bartender was awesome. Will definitely go again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
leetorres88
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was amazing! The chicken breast was the best thing ever. And the bartender was awesome. Will definitely go again!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's one of the few restaurants where I actually preferred the bar area to the dining room. The dining room felt a bit stuffy and set my expectations higher than the food I was delivered, but I did go during a restaurant week special so perhaps it was an off experience where they were trying to meeting higher quantity than... More 

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Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visited with a larger business group while on business travel in Hartford. I was very impressed by the friendly, attentive staff, first rate service and excellent food. Top notch in every respect. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful in choosing menu items. The prices were higher but comparative to other high tier restaurants I have visited in other cities.... More 

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I eat at Max Downtown at least once a month. Regardless of what I order (soup, salad, seafood or steak) my meal is always very good and the service is great. Max Downtown has a much nicer selection of meals than its sister restaurant around the corner (Trumbull Kitchen) and the service is also better.

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Prospect, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I worked at (and loved) the old Franks. When we dined at Max Downtown, the service was fabulous. The food was as good as we expected it to be, but the sticker shock will keep us from returning. $9 for one baked potato. Really? Having dined at other Max venues, I knew it would be pricey, but Downtown is way... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I go here all the time. I consider it one of the top 3 restaurants in Connecticut. the food is very very good. Great wine selection and the service is top notch.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We held our sons rehearsal dinner party this past week at Max Downtown. All I can say is that the service and food was excellent. We had a private room that was set up and ready for us when we got there. We had a party of 30 and had 4 of the waitstaff working to make sure everyone was... More 

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Port St Lucie, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
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?