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“Max exceeded expectations!”
Review of Max Downtown

Max Downtown
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Ranked #3 of 441 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 February 24, 2013

On a recent business trip to Hartford, we had several recommendations to go to Max. Fortunately for us, we were able to get a reservation later in the evening while there was a UConn game. The service from Kyle was simply delightful. The house cabernet was great, and my firend enjoyed a doubel bourbon with a big ice cube. We had local fresh oysters and crab laws, a wonderful goat salad, warm bread with a cheesy crust and artisanal butter. The ahi entree was amazing - and a healthy-sized portion. Desserts are over the top. Leisurely, not the least fussy, and impeccable from start to finish. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stopped by after a UCONN game at the XL Center. We sat on the bar side. The roasted Brussels sprouts with grapes were very tasty. Lobster Mac and cheese was cheesy and good. The
BLANCO NIEVA, VERDEJO is very, very tasty. Blue point and local oysters with migionette were very good. The wedge salad was fresh and a nice portion. Service was good . The place was hopping and happy and friendly.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The service at Max Downtown was excellent. However, the expensive rib eye steak hand selected by the Rancher was a disappointment. I enjoyed a great glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and everything else was outstanding.

Thank 55135Traveler
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Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Another in a fine line of Max restaurants. Mac Downtown has all the flair of NYC in downtown Hartford. An eclectic menu featuring many local farms blended into scrumptious fare. Great for special occasions or a fun night out after a long work week.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Still my favorite Hartford restaurant. The short ribs were delicious as was the chocolate bread pudding. Service was great. Wine was wonderful. It is a place you can count on visit to visit in Hartford.

Thank Melanie B
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