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“Best place for a steak!”
Review of Max Downtown

Max Downtown
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Ranked #2 of 447 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Trumbull Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Had a business dinner at Max Downtown, and had one of the best filets ever! The steak was perfectly cooked and the flavor was exquisite! The menu also offers unique seasonal specials that are definitely worth trying.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

I took my boyfriend to mac downtown for his birthday. I've been to most o the other max group restaraunts but this was an excellent choice.

The wine list was huge! And the wait staff was very well educated on the menu and wine. I had a filet which was cooked just perfectly. He had the duck. Fabulous!

The server Jared Who mostly took care of us as very attentive and pleasant.
He recommended a great bottle of wine.

I was mostly impressed that when I made the reservation I asked for dessert to be brought out with a candle and I didn't have to remind anyone. It was right on cue.

The atmosphere is Pretty basic but the food is good and the service is superb.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

love the food, bar. parking is a pain. don't have a suggestion other than valet. great selection of wine and food is typical high end. great business dinner place

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

A large group had an excellent business dinner at Max Downtown. The restaurant is comfortable and the service outstanding. The steaks are great along with the sides and desserts. The shrimp cocktail are huge. We will return.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Business takes me to Hartford at least twice a year and Max Downtown is my dinner choice whenever I am there. The steaks and chops are always perfectly cooked, the sides are inspiring, the salads are fresh and innovative, and the other entrees (fish, seafood, and poultry) are fresh and cooked to perfection. There is always a selection of fresh oysters. Then there are the desserts. Warren Hardman, the pastry chef, is a true genius, and he has mastered the art of turning chocolate into the BEST desserts I have ever had in my entire life. The service is both friendly and professional, and the wine list is quite impressive as well. Max Downtown is a must for anyone doing business or attending an event at the XL Center or the Bushnell in downtown Hartford, and worth a detour if you are on the road between New England and points west or south. Don't forget to make reservations, especially on weekends - there is a link for online reservations, as well as PDFs of the menus, on their website.

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Thank Evie E
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