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Max Downtown

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
+1 860-522-2530
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great meal here with some Business partners. Wine list is excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection, and will go here again next time in Hartford.

Thank JACoppo
Reviewed 4 days ago

So Max Downtown is a super steakhouse. Never a bad meal, breathtaking sides, and a world-class wine list. The desserts don't get enough credit. After a lovely meal (which I'll attend to later) my wife and I tried the Salted Caramel Baked Alaska.The confection came...More

Thank todbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've taken the family on a number of occasions for a Saturday lunch and always have a lovely time. Great Nicoise salad. Also nice for dinner...great steaks!

Thank marybethra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say? I dined here recently with my ex-husband and two teenagers, yes my ex-husband and we had an enjoyable experience. Yes the food is above average in price but it is also well above average in quality, Preparation, presentation and flavor. Excellent,...More

Thank colucci0670
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here once per year for the past few years. The service always is quite attentive and the menu is extensive. However, the prices have become quite expensive, more so each year. If you are trying to lose weight, this is NOT the...More

Thank TravelerMike9999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a small party last weekend, the service was impeccable and the food went beyond expectations as we consider Max Downtown to be one of the best; it is the Best! The room we were in had a great atmosphere, no complaints!

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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