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Max Fish

Max Fish Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxfishct.com
  • Email: bcosta@maxfishct.com
  • Phone: (860) 652-3474
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday 12pm - 3pm;
    Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:00pm - 10:00pm;

    Fri - Sat 5pm - 11pm

    Sunday 5pm - 9pm

    Shark Bar:
    Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11pm; Friday - 11:30am -12am
    Saturday 12pm - 12am

    Sunday 4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Sellers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties for up to 30 guests are available in our Private Dining Room. The room and Restaurant feature the latest technology to facilitate your business luncheon. A set menu or selections from the Max Fish and Shark Bar Menu are available. Please contact Max Fish for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Costa (860) 652-3474

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Spacious parking in available in the Max Fish private parking lot as well as the adjacent Somerset Square parking lot.
A word from Max Fish
When you're in the mood for good service and great seafood be sure to check out Max Fish, the newest of the Max Restaurant Groups fine dining establishments. True to the Max Restaurant Groups mission statement, this restaurant embodies an uncompromising commitment to quality service, style and superb cuisine that made the Max Group famous. The menu at Max Fish features a wide array of the finest seafood and raw bar items, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group.
The Shark Bar at Max Fish also offers a lighter variety of seafood and Max classics in an exciting and up tempo environment. Max Fish is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Please stop by soon to see our beautiful new restaurant!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Max Fish is hands down the best seafood restaurant in the Greater Hartford area and we have dined in all. Raw bar is second to none. The fish is prepared exquisitely and the drinks are first rate. Service is outstanding. Make sure you have reservations for the weekend otherwise you will be waiting at least 30 minutes."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Consistent good food with prompt service. Attentive to food allergies and have gluten free menu."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "selection of seafood was great and the quaility of the shirmp and oysters were fantastic. we were looking for PEI oysters and they were not on the menu but asked Mark (our server) and he was kind enought to check and they had some! very pleasant and accommodating. definitely looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was the first time I've gone to brunch at Max Fish and it was a wonderful experience. Sitting down, we were greeted not only by a very friendly server, but she brought along with her little fruit frappes and mini beignets. Brunch was amazing- my friend and I split the filet mignon benedict and the crab cake benedict for our own breakfast surf and turf. The bloody Mary bar is a must, you can get one or go big and get a bottomless version of it giving you unlimited trips to make your creation at the actual bar buffet set up to create your masterpiece. It was a wonderful experience and we will be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We wanted to take my daughter somewhere a bit more special, as we were visiting her at college. It was thoroughly relaxing, the meal was terrific and a great departure from what we see in California. We had a wonderful evening together and she got great leftovers to eat into the week. We will be returning!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service and environment. They really do a great job on every point, making dinner with the special someone just heaven. We like to go early for a cocktail at the bar, the bartenders are terrific too. (Only complaint is that the bar fills up!) The wait staff is terrific. They give you a good set of choices will recommend things and are so attentive and helpful. Always a great time to go to Max Fish - our favorite place in Connecticut."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was great. Max Fish has a high-end restaurant menu with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had bad service. Very slow and inattentive. The server was so slow we did not have time to order dessert and we were there celebrating a birthday. We also were almost late picking up our kids because service was so slow. The restaurant also removed the 3 dipping sauces from the calamari--big mistake. This is my favorite restaurant in Connecticut. I am disappointed. Our party of 6 was disappointed. There was also a man in a suit who worked there hovering right behind our table. He was glaring at someone. Not sure if it was our table or one nearby but it was weird. We had our son's adoption party at this restaurant a year ago because we love it so much. The party was perfect. Not sure what happened this last visit?"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Occasions for dining: Looking for a nice dinner / Bring someone for special occasion Last visit: It was her birthday. My girlfriend and I started with two Atlantic and two Pacific oysters. The waitress did an excellent job explaining their differences to me as I am not well versed in that area. For a main course, she got the Yellowfin Tuna and I tried their Mako special. Both meals were visually enticing and tasted amazing. We decided to split a dessert, which was a good idea since the portion size of the creme brulee was enough for two to enjoy. We sat down at 5:30, the happy hour at the bar was lively and filled with business professionals from the area. The noise settled down quickly after 6:00 and we enjoyed a nice evening dining out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The appetizers, soup and entrées were all delicious and the presentations were very appealing. Wine selections were extensive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Every time we dine at Max Fish, we leaave satisfied with all aspects of our time spent at the restaurant. A class operation from start to finish."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything was excellent only downfall was the portions were small."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I always take out of state business visitors to Max Fish. This visit included a group of midwesterners. They agreed that this was the best seafood that they ever had. The seafood tower was a great experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Stripped bass by two parties was extremenly tough, sent back for new fish and came back over cooked again. Never had a bad expereience with your restaurant before and will absolutley return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We made reservations online and everything was set up perfectly when we arrived. They had a high chair ready for us, and the server was considerate of our special needs because of having a baby with us. The food was wonderful - artisanal cheese plate, sushi, beet salad, and all of our entrees. Desserts wonderful too. I would go back again definitely."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had the Market Catch Atlantic Cod. There were two pieces from the tail section cooked with the skin on. The thickness of the fish was less than a 1/4 inch. Due to being so thin and being cooked with the skin on, the flavor was not that good. Also, the portion was extremely small. I would say this was the most disappointing meal I had had at Max Fish. My wife had tuna which was very good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Chef was accomidsting of special diet requirements and the meal was fantastic. Some of the best simply prepared sole I have had."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Max Fish is a little bit of a drive for us, but it is worth it. The variety of fish and gourmet preparations are exceptional; the only reason I gave it 4 stars is because my husband was disappointed that halibut was not on the menu! I gave the service 4 stars because we waited a long time for our dinner; up until then, the salads/soups and bread were delivered in a reasonable time frame. We dined later in the evening (8:15 PM arrival), so I think we caught the waiter at a bad time. I recommend getting a reservation, so you'll walk right in instead of waiting. We enjoyed the striped bass special and the grilled maui maui. Also the chocolate cake is divine!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had a nice evening but service seemed slow. They were busy but.............."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Love Max Fish. Perfect before an evening at the Bushnell!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Celebrated ST Parrcks Day. Corn beef (a bit tough) and cabbage was not great - but it's not a notable dish here. The raw bar is consistently excellent. Tuna tartare - super spicy this time. Will ask for less fire next time. Service always the best. Fun night out!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I had been to the restaurant before, but my mother and my husband hadn't. Boy were they pleased with everything. We were seated away from the bar which was nice. The waitress was excellent, the food was great and we enjoyed ourselves to the max, no pun intended:)"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My husband and I attended brunch there with my Aunt on March 16th, we had some shellfish and I had the crab cake Benedict. Food was amazing I loved the veggies mixed in with the potatoes. My husband had the skirt steak which he said was perfectly cooked. My Aunt had the salad with scallops on it, she said it was delicious. I didn't care for the smoothie it was green and tasted like an under ripe banana. Overall definitely attend this brunch!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "An outstanding place, amazing food and great service. I celebrated my wife birthday and it was a very good expierience. They even called me to order the birthday cake, and that cake was delicios! Good presentation of the dishes and of course the service is A+. If you are looking for sea food cuisine, you have to go to Max Fish."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Loved the gluten free menu - from the gluten free bread basket, to the gluten free dessert offerings. Service by Laura was spot on. The restaurant was not full and we were given a tiny two person booth in the bar. Would have preferred a larger booth or table. Next time, will ask."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with 4 friends for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had their Lobster Cobb Salad - its simply the best! Another had the Hot Lobster Roll and she was really impressed. The service was outstanding. Ben, our waiter was attentive but not overly so - seemed to know when to stop by - all of us were really impressed and will certainly make this place one of our "usual" places to have lunch."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Dinner and service were both "spot-on". Had oysters, salads, and "simple" grilled fish.....all delicious."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We have been returning customers to Max Fish for a long time. The quality seems to have to declined a bit. We shared a calamari appetizer which used to come with 3 dipping sauces and now just comes with one. I ordered the Arctic Char special and this is the second dinner there that the fish was overcooked which is surprising for a seafood restaurant. The preparation was ok - nothing special. My husband had salmon which he enjoyed. Vegetables are all a la carte - most preparations are done with a starch but little to no veggies. We finished with the Sundae which was delicious. Service was excellent and we had an enjoyable evening. We just remember better, tastier, more inventive meals when they first opened."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Catherine was an excellent waitress. We had an early arrival and had to wait for our other guests. Catherine was very attentive and helpful in sorting out our needs. She was very informed about the specials and helpful in taking care of our orders. We enjoy all the Max restaurants and are not disappointed at any of them."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "What great service. Max on a Thursday night feels like a weekend. The atmosphere is vibrant and high spirited. Our waiter was knowledgeable upbeat and funny. He walked us through what can be a complicated menu of enticing choices. What I like most is that you can always find unique favors. I had mussels to start in a green cilantro curry base-loved it. While I was surprised that by 7:39 they had already run out of one of two specials for the night; with so many other choices I was not disappointed. I had a Mahi-mahi over a shrimp pad Thai. I enjoyed the dish, but parts of the fish were a little dry. My friend had the short ribs which melted nicely in your mouth. Overall a fun dinning experience!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Having eaten here for several years, the bar is by FAR the best place for service and food quality. The bartenders have personality and are totally in tune to their customers. We rarely have to wait for service. I have also observed that if we need something on our plate "tweeked", the bartenders get this done FAST. We wish this level of service existed in the second half of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "After two prior attempts thwarted by our gawdawful winter, we finally got to Max Fish. We shared the raw sampler and my dining mates reported that it was very good - I had an oyster and a mussel - delicious. The calamari was wonderful with a perfect zing (went with the Zydeco playing in the background). The Yellow fin tuna, barely warmed, was perfect with the lobster bisque. I drooled as I watched my dining mates consume the desserts. (OK, I HAD a taste of the monster fudge sundae thing with caramelized bananas and it WAS sooooo good). Will be back with friends. The decor with the white subway tiles captures the ambiance of a real New York fish house. Third time was a charm!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Their daily specials are awesome, so are the regular menu items. Good ambiance and noise level does not take away from having a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My wife and I visit this terrific restaurant every couple months or so. The food is always excellent and the service superb. We never go away hungry or disappointed with our choice of this place. The chef has a knack for blending flavors and textures that is hard to find today in most chain eateries. Definitely a pleasure."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food is always incredible - we come for the raw bar but always order a few appetizers to complement our selection. Tuna Tartare and crab cake both outstanding! Service is always friendly."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner with a large choice of options for dining on fish. Our dinner was prepared perfect and our service was excellent as well. Never been let down by Max's."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "food was delicious wait staff was perfect always a great meal highly recommend LLoyd"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place has quickly become one of my husband and my favorites! The waiter we had was so knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The food was great as always! The ambiance here is great, not too fancy but not shabby whatsoever. Great for a casual dinner or a special occasion! I highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Best restaurant in town (sorry, Amore, although you too are great). Max Fish - great food, outstanding service, friendly staff. The Best."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We often choose Max Fish for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries The food has been consistently good and interesting every time we've eaten there. The regular entree menu is varied, and the specials are creative and tasty. Noise level during our most recent visit with the restaurant full made table conversation a bit challenging early early, but subsided as the evening went on. We'll definitely eat there again in the future."
    Dined on 2/26/2014