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Max Downtown

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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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419 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town for work and wanted to try something new. Max's received great reviews so I stopped by. The food and service are outstanding. The menu has lots to chose from and the staff are experts at making recommendations. Max's is pricey so just be aware of that when you are going there. Great place for work dinners,... More 

Thank Misty K
Oslo, Norway
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860 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classy place - and quite pricy. The home made rolls were wonderful, and the appetizer drinks came fast. Their dry martini was awesome. It however took quite a long time to order and a very long time before the food arrived. I had the tuna which was perfectly cooked, and the rice cakes were very good. There could have been... More 

Thank EllenChr
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant recently while on a business trip and it was delicious. I had salmon, and a corn ravioli starter dish that was unique and quite tasty. I was impressed with the attentiveness of the staff as well.

Thank Coley517
New preston CT
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168 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very convient to Hartford stageWhat you want from a 1st rate steak houseGreat food =service and steaks cooked exactly as ordered served by outstanding staff Management very attentive I wish it was closer to where we live so have to experience on occasions or eat in NY

Thank EdwinHochberg
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent Max Downtown for business every week and every time I amazed at how pleasurable the wait staff is. I have known them for years and they are still there. The food is delicious but pricey but a combination of location, ambience, presentation and you never know whom you may run into there....as has happened to me so often.... More 

Thank florenceh316
Hartford, Connecticut
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost they do an excellent after work bar. They shake a good martini, pour a good manhattan, and have enough scotch selection to entertain. The dining is formal, well prepared and served in line with the price paid...and its not inexpensive but it is worth it. They have valet parking, well worth it, and later parts of the... More 

Thank JBMartiniguy
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here with another couple this past Sunday July 24, taking advantage of "TASTE OF HARTFORD".... an event involving most restaurants in this city when they offer a prix fixe 3 course menu in the $20-$30 range. Firstly, the place was buzzing, while the streets downtown area of the city were relatively quiet. We all love the atmosphere of... More 

Thank Claraclaude
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time here in years and a first for hubby. Place was full of energy. There is valet thank goodness! Down to business. First the service from hostess to server was great. The food, mine was alittle salty from.regular menu I had the scalloos, very earthy and comforting but too salty. Hubbys salmon a la plancha from the restaurant week... More 

Thank Barbie C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The food is really great, there are always creative specials on the menu. When ever I am in the mood for a prime cut of meat that I don't feel like making myself max downtown is my stop. The gnocchi are incredible as well as the creamed spinach as a side.

Thank Sam C
Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food is very good here but it is way over-priced, especially the wine list. The bar area can be a fun spot for a late night or after work drink

Thank mzimm5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60 - $80
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
    (Trumbull Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-522-2530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?