Max Fish
Max Fish

Max Fish

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 8606523474

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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Max Fish reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)fit for foodies (97)good for groups (62)vibrant bar scene (58)great for lunch (53)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (49)great for outdoor dining (47)notable wine list (44)hot spot (34)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (10)Show More
  • As Expected--Excellent!
    Todbo
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    As always, the Max experience was excellent. We ate with picky family members, both of whom tried the fish and chips and ate heartily. My wife chose the crabcake with cajun fries (spicy!) and added the brussels sprouts. My gumbo was perfect, with the seafood tender and flavorful. Out waitress (Claudia?) was a high point of the meal, charming and patient (We chatted for quite a while before ordering.), with a delightful little giggle. We'll be back, again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Brunch
    JackS
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Max Fish offered a great brunch with a wonderful menu that was able to satisfy everyone in our group of 10. The short rib hash was an unexpected item and was fantastic. The Brunch menu had things for the seafood lovers as you would expect but also had more than enough items for those the steer away from fish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb tonight. Everything was amazing.
    Mykidsmom
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was awesome, the service was impressive. Our waiter was vey attentive without being intrusive. The entire staff went out of their way to make my evening special. The two of us enjoyed the entire experience and will definitely go to Max Fish again. We highly recommend this restaurant. The bar is a hopping kind of place, very happening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was excellent- we had the lobster pan roast and the Atlantic cod la plancha. Both meals were excellent- great flavor, cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was great; from the appetizers to dessert. (We loved the change to the calamari sauces.). The service was excellent. Kerry was informative and friendly but not pushy or arrogant. He let us set the pace for the evening, never rushing us or making us feel like we were on a schedule.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUst DIdn't Do it This Time
    Bruce
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Although my wife and I have visited Max Fish many times before, I was disappointed this time with the food. Too much salt and small portions for the price paid
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I thought the restaurant was overrated. The food was good but not outstanding. Definitely pricey for what you get. Like Luce's in Middletown better for ambiance, quality of dining and price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dineoutalot
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall the food was good but I thought it would be better. The waiter was unpleasant and not what I have come to expect in a first or even second class restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LeeLee
    Leelee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful restaurant experience! Great specials! Wonderful waitstaff! Delicious drinks!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect date spot
    laurenm3923
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I came to Max Fish for a date night. The mood was great, food delicious and service impeccable. We enjoyed the filet mignon and lobster, and loved the truffled mac and cheese side dish. I also loved the beet salad and lobster bisque. We tried a variety 9 items from the menu and everything was fantastic. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally great
    WHDiner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A little disappointing on a special occasion. Our reservation made through Open Table was lost somehow. After several moments of awkwardness, they sat us only to have us sitting there while the server was either, clueless that there was another guest in the house, or was ignoring us. The hostess had to come by to get a drink order. Still, we sat longer than we should have before being greeted and asked if we wanted anything to start with. When the server finally came over, there was no explanation or apology for the misstep. The service from there was coolly indifferent. And, this was a Sunday evening when it was not busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • confirmed favorite
    Food2travel
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Went back to Max for our anniversary dinner. Dined late so they weren't as busy and the restaurant was quieter-very nice. Food excellent! One of us had steak and the other seafood. Their scallop dishes are especially good. Service just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sets the standard for Sunday Brunch
    StoliTonicLemon
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    3 words -- Bloody Mary Bar -- wow, you'll start with just one then quickly switch to the unlimited option -- its a great idea, something I had not seen before. Food was terrific, the lobster salad roll and the braised short rib hash were incredible. Topped it off with the most amazing Hot Fudge Sunday (enough for 4 people to share) and I was more than completely satisfied. Our server made great suggestions and kept us from "over ordering" since it was our first time there. Convenient location and amply parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good place to eat crab cakes
    Camille
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I made a reservation at Max Fresh based upon the reviews from Open Table. The restaurant was very cold. My party and a different party sitting behind us complained of the cold air. Gladly, management turned it off. I’m a DC native and crab is very popular in DC. I ordered the crab cake dinner and was extremely disappointed. The crab cakes were breaded and it tasted like a deviled crab cake – awful. The jasmine rice reminded me of sticky rice. The only thing I enjoyed was the apple pie. Connecticut and Rhode Island are known for lobster not crab. I would never order crab while visiting these states. The DC and Maryland areas are definitely the best places to get the best crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal!
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The salmon special on the night of October 24th was "out of this world".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    Judy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    MAX fish has a special presence and the service and quality of food is excellent. I found our waitress really respected the time in between serves, came back at just the right times and didn't give you a sense of "hurry up" I wish I remembered her name
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Ok this time
    organizerVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I've been to this restaurant numerous times, mostly for lunch. This time I went with a friend for dinner. Service was just ok - waitress had a slight attitude when asked for the cheese to be changed on my salad - told her I would prefer cheddar - when salad arrive it had goat cheese which is just as bad as the original cheese - when this was pointed out to the waitress her attitude increased - needless to say she did not get the normal tip I would usually leave - being an ex-waitress and bartender - I know how customers should be treated and this wasn't it - especially since this dinner was on a Monday night when the restaurant was practically empty and my bill alone came to over $50. Overall dinner was good - but certainly not great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Claudia
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful Food! Wonderful Service! We have a very pleasant evening with delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere. Everyone in this restaurant was super friendly . We had such a wonderful time, that we completely lost track of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night out
    GeoMar
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent meal and service. A friend had recommended the restaurant and the experience didn't disappoint. We happen to go during a restaurant week prixe fixe meal option was available. The three course meal choices were varied and from appetizer, entree and dessert. Everything delicious and look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Haven't been there in ages...we were so impressed and pleased with everything. Food was delicious and many great choices. Wait staff most helpful. Great feel in the restaurant very vibrant and fun to be there too. went wiith friends and we all agreed we would come back readily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    McK1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    All Max restaurants are excellent and this one is no exception. Freshest, tastiest oysters, restaurant week menu excellent too. Aslways outstanding service. We love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food good service
    Clairedelune
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We sat at bar for a drink and app before dinner. Nice atmosphere and service fresh shrimp all. Dinner was also excellent. Clams and pasta. All very good. Will be vack
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Pleasure
    luvMax
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Max Fish has never disappointed. It is our restaurant of choice, especially when we are hosting out-of-town relatives and friends. My aunt and uncle joined us recently, and my uncle, a retired insurance company CEO who has dined in the best restaurants around the world, said his swordfish at Max was the best he ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business of Fun
    VinnieVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    One of the best bars in the area. First time back in a month and the services was outstanding. Food was excellent, great spot to bring a client.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dinner
    Cjmystic
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Max Fish is a favorite restaurant of mine! The food is consistently great, the service is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everyone in our group was quite happy with the quality of their food. The only negative is that portion size for the prices paid was a bit on the small side.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food, but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This, like all Max restaurants, has excellent food and is a social gathering place. More than the others, though, this place is very loud. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant, even engaging my 7-yr-old in conversation. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Seafood
    Mappy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Outstanding oyster menu, served really well, clean, geat condiments. We both agreed that the soup of the day (Pumpkin bisque with shrimp salsa) was a bit of a disappointment, as it was rather bland. Main course was excellent: cod. An area for improvement was that I was seated right when I arrived, and my dinner companion was running late. I sat at the table for 20 minutes without being asked if I'd like a drink, which is a bit uncomfortable. Also, if you prefer a booth, write that in yoyr reservation request...you know what they say about assuming!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite place.
    nuMXFSHFANS
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our server was absolutely wonderful and very attentive. Very hard to find these days! The food was very fresh and amazing. The seafood was excellent and surprisingly (at a place known for it's seafood) the steak was to die for and far better than ANY local Steak House we have encountered. We have found our new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Sensational...
    Scotteroo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Max Fish is another Gem in the Max Restaurant Group's myriad of restaurants. The restaurant has great ambience and is very charming. The staff are very knowledgeable about the product offerings and are very pleasant and eager to serve. And the freshness and presentation of the food leaves little to be desired. I recommend Max Fish to anyone who enjoys seafood, quality service and an excellent value...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another terrific Mean
    Geoff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Max Fish has become our go to place on date night. The food is awesome - very tasty, lots of innovation in the menu and not over done or heavy. The bar (and bartenders) and attentive, and fun. The wait staff is just awesome. I feel so well cared for and yet there's no hovering. Amazing place - highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cold food
    3Wishes
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were disappointed in the luke warm food.... our crab cake was absolutely cold in the middle - not warm at all... The Hot Lobster Roll was not hot.... luke warm at best.... Happy to spend money on a great dinner.... disappointed to spend money on a cold dinner :( We won't be back and we would not recommend it to family or friends.... Very disappointed as we always enjoy Max restaurants :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    carmenreyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Place is quiet for lunch if you're looking for good food and ambiance and a place to relax. Nice service, very quick to get food out. Overall, nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pam2e
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    calamarie appetizer too heavily breaded and salty mahi special over powered with bitter flavor by arugala taboule salad key lime tart too much graham cracker crust & very little key lime meal overpriced for quality of what was served overall disappointing meal, won't be going back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Choice for Business Dinners
    Wynsam
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    When I entertain international business partners this is my first choice for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed outdoor seating
    savoryeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food is consistently good, though not great. Always a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    LSBFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. All of the servers were friendly and attentive. Such a nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing dining experience
    DebsVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I normally have had both wonderful food and service at Max Fish. this evening we told our server we needed to be out in 90 minutes. Service was slow. We had drinks, appetizers and salad. Our entrées arrived 15 minutes before we needed to leave.The server ordered two of the wrong entrées. All the entrées were returned to the kitchen.The manager came over to apologize and we told him we could not wait for the correct entrées and asked for the bill. It proceeded to take another 10 minutes to get the bill and our server never return to apologize. The manager did apologize and bought us around of drinks. Overall a ver disappointing evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We always have the raw bar seafood high rise to start, even if there's just two of us, because we LOVE everything in it!! Love the raw oysters, the octopus salad and the scallops in particular. The rest of the meal then goes very well too. Max Fish is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great choices
    sharona
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    love their food choices , great wine list a little noisey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate