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Max Downtown

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185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 (Trumbull Street)
+1 860-522-2530
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on a Sunday evening when it seems everything in Hartford is closed. First off the place is beautiful. Large glass window nice interior. The view outside is not much but the inside is. A great place for special events. I started with a martini with hand stuffed blue cheese olives. They won me right there. The glass comes... More 

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Elizabeth, PA
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked to be greeted by a lovely hostess who led us to our table and server, Bill. Great menu selection with nice specials for the evening. I had the short ribs and my niece had the scallops. Appetizers included Asparagus soup with crab(YUMMY) and Manhattan Clam chowder, also Yummy! This is the spot you want to visit for a beautiful... More 

Thank A J
Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed Happy Hour, great prices for food, Buffalo Cauliflower was amazing as were oysters & Baltimore shrimp! Will be back!

Thank Cindy603
Coventry, Connecticut
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I went there for an anniversary dinner. We were given a table in a corner with rose petals on the table and an anniversary card signed by the managers. Our waitress could not have been more attentive, and one of the managers stopped by a couple of times to check on everything. The food is impeccably presented... More 

Thank Cathy K
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Delicious food. Came here for a birthday and loved every minute! It was a surprise dinner for a friend and the hostess was great about helping us hide until we were seated. The appetizers were delicious, we had the pork belly--- melted in your mouth and made your tongue happy! The steaks here are delicious, perfect in every bite! Highly... More 

Thank zoogrrlfly
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Be forewarned the prices listed on the menu here are WAY below the actual prices. The scallops are priced here at $19.95 but in actuality were $33.95! Most steaks are $40-$50. This is NOT the place to take young adults on a budget. We split a crab cake and had two bottles of bottled water and our bill was $32.00.... More 

Thank Shari S
Calabash, North Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Hartford for the ECSU graduation early and decided to have some refreshments. Food was excellent and the drinks terrific...nothing is cheap, but it is a very classy place and worth the money. The very best part of our experience was our server, Amanda. She was terrific...quick, efficient and always a smile.

Thank John R

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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, Steakhouse
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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
    (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?