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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting drinks as well as very nice wine list - very solid steaks and fish - classic Max salads and appetizers - can’t go wrong - valet parking makes it easy

Thank craig b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Attentive service, great food, diverse options, in a NY Chop House style. Oenophiles and people with discerning tastes alike will find a wine to their liking. Wonderful steaks, seafood, and specials of a unique nature abound on the menu, and customization is no problem. Dessert...More

Thank MikeD541
Reviewed yesterday

Food is extraordinary. Prices are a little high, but worth it. There is good vibe at the bar. Hype. Service is impeccable. Visit if you want to enjoy a relaxed time with friends or with a special one.

Thank 2014couple2012
Reviewed 2 days ago

Max's Restaurant was absolutely wonderful. I had an over-sized steak that was cooked to perfection and delivered quickly by extremely helpful and friendly staff. Overall the experience was great. The only reason I did not give Max's an "excellent" rating was the exorbitant cost. While...More

Thank richardlrodriguezsr
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at the Goodwin and walked across the street to grab a bite at the bar. The food was quick, hearty and just great. Would love to come back here for a full dinner.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It steps up the Harford experience by definitely more than a notch! It is definitely the place to bring someone if you want to impress them. They definitely have great mixologists and good food and servers. The place is definitely beautifully designed and appointed. I...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never go out in Hartford. Bit to far away. We happened to be in the area dropping our kids off at a concert so we figured we’d try it. Really great restaurant. Steak selection was excellent. Service was very good and attentive. The waitstaff...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came to Max Downtown to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday and we had a great experience. Reservations were for 4pm and they were ready for us when we arrived. We sat toward the back of the restaurant and it was quiet and comfortable. Our...More

Thank RITraveler123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a veal chop that was to die for . Done perfectly. Had a side of wild mushrooms. Cost is high, wuns about $60/pp for an entree and a side. More if your are drinking or getting appetizer or dessert. Great service.

Thank JPSheldon
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We had a terrific lunch in this trendy hot spot downtown. Max's was crowded but the noise level was minimal, lots of folks enjoying lunch and yet we were able to have a peaceful and delicious meal. My Cobb salad was very large, delicious, attractively...More

Thank mangomon1
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Questions & Answers
Tim B
27 November 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.
17 September 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
US$60 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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