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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed yesterday

Everything is excellent. Environment and service is outstanding. Modern, clean and just a great environment. Every meal I have had has been great - just be prepared to break the bank when the check arrives.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, courteous staff and delicious quality food. Certainly going to frequent this place for a great time.

Thank Haresh J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday afternoon, we ordered a variety of items and all of them were outstanding, not only the steak but the fish and seafood had great taste and cooked perfectly, the same with the deserts, a great restaurant worth going back again

Thank Carlos O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not recommended. Longmedow location is much better. I ordered a diet coke and got a 4 inch very thin bottle of soda, no refills. Resturant was not very crowded but service was very slow.

Thank 456forest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went for dinner for the "Taste of Hartford" menu ($30.18 for appetizer, main course and dessert). The value was excellent - the portions were large for all three courses. The gazpacho appetizer was very tasty; two people ordered the pork chop which...More

Thank Carole O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here with some Business partners. Wine list is excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection, and will go here again next time in Hartford.

Thank JACoppo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So Max Downtown is a super steakhouse. Never a bad meal, breathtaking sides, and a world-class wine list. The desserts don't get enough credit. After a lovely meal (which I'll attend to later) my wife and I tried the Salted Caramel Baked Alaska.The confection came...More

Thank todbo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've taken the family on a number of occasions for a Saturday lunch and always have a lovely time. Great Nicoise salad. Also nice for dinner...great steaks!

Thank marybethra
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

What can I say? I dined here recently with my ex-husband and two teenagers, yes my ex-husband and we had an enjoyable experience. Yes the food is above average in price but it is also well above average in quality, Preparation, presentation and flavor. Excellent,...More

Thank colucci0670
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here once per year for the past few years. The service always is quite attentive and the menu is extensive. However, the prices have become quite expensive, more so each year. If you are trying to lose weight, this is NOT the...More

Thank TravelerMike9999
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Questions & Answers
Tim B
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Bobby V | Property representative |
No, the restaurant will be closed Christmas Day. Thank you and enjoy your Holiday.
September 16, 2016|
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Response from mzimm5 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the prior answers - not really romantic but not unromantic either. Relatively fancy. Good food. Pricey - especially the wine list
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$60 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
The crown jewel of the Hartford, Connecticut dining scene, Max Downtown has been serving its guests for over 21 years and remains a fan favorite. After a top-to-bottom renovation in the summer of 2017, the restaurant has never looked (or tasted) better.
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