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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (85 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There isn't anything special about the food here. It's a steakhouse. It has limited offerings, but what it does offer is done well. What makes this restaurant special is the staff, from the bar to the servers to the sommelier. You will feel like part...More

Thank always_come_home
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of friends and I stopped for a late night snack at the bar that turned out to be a top notch feast. First of all, the pasta dish (I can't remember the type of pasta) was freshly made and exceptional. No joke folks!...More

Thank Foodinspector10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some restaurants just don’t get the big picture. We have been going to Max Downtown for the last year either before or after Hockey Games. I estimate we have been there 7-8 times and have always enjoyed the food and service. In addition, I have...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars are not enough to give this upscale restaurant. Food, service, ambiance exceeded expectations in every way. Very busy Tuesday night yet we never felt rushed. All food choices prepared to perfection from the crab cocktail, beef and seafood entrees, desserts and even the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Overall the food was exactly what you'd expect from a quality steakhouse. The only hiccup was that the server stopped by right after the menus were dropped and then I didn't see him for 15-20 minutes... Finally appeared when a manager stopped by to ask...More

Thank treznor
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

5 stars!!!! Service was amazing and the food was superb! Loved the buffalo cauliflowers, oysters and my Cobb salad. Cannot wait to return.

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I recently hosted a work event here. They have an unusual location for groups, but it actually worked out quite well. We were in the lobby of the building (Cityplace). The furniture was soft seating and cafe tables. It worked well for our group and...More

Thank KMR96
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I went to Max downtown my brother-in-law and my wife sister-in-law birthday dinner. It was tasting on Hartford it's still going on a wonderful deal good price. Good service a good meal and Max downtown new renovated is wonderful Everybody should go if you never...More

Thank O8504MTdavidr
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The top restaurant in the Max Restaurant Group. Located in downtown Hartford and recently modernized and redecorated. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Thank mike_cora
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great food and great service, Upscale restaurant. Newly renovated and great ambiance. Perfect location if you are attending a downtown event

Thank Debra S
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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.
16 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, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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