Max Fish
Max Fish

Max Fish

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxfishct.com/
  • Phone: 8606523474
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Max Fish reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)fit for foodies (90)great for outdoor dining (58)vibrant bar scene (54)great for lunch (51)good for groups (49)romantic (47)notable wine list (45)neighborhood gem (42)great for brunch (33)hot spot (32)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Consistently Excellent
    WellTraveledDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a favorite of ours. it is a one hour drive away...but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Cathietr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner. Food was terrific. Service was fast and very friendly and professional. After dinner had a drink in the bar and it was packed and karoake was happening but it did not overwhelm us during dinner. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It had been quite some time since we had been to Max Fish. For the first time we ate in their outdoor covered patio area and it was MUCH quieter than the inside which is extremely noisy. We could have a nice conversation without having to shout to be heard. Although we waited quite a while for our food, the waitress was very attentive and apologetic, telling us how busy the kitchen was due to the lobster specials they were running. When our food did arrive, it was hot and delicious. I had the hot buttered lobster roll, and my husband had the bouillabaisse. We had started with a seafood tower for 2, which was fresh and delicious. It was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday. Now if I could only shave off 20 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale seafood
    Toni
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Most seafood places around here usually offer a more casual and family style type dining experience. Max Fish is definitely not that. This place is more upscale and tries to find infinitely more creative and delicious ways to serve fish. It is seafood in fine style!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's going on
    VinnieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Shocking, the service poor. Very slow. The food was late, forgot part of the order and what we did get was cold. Hope this is not the new norm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually better than this last time
    RNErikaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We are regulars for their lovely brunch. I think they must have been extremely short staffed this last Sunday. It took am extremely long time to get drinks and put on an order. Food was great, just seems like a slip up on service. After our food, we had a very long wait for the bill as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Saturday night dinner
    jbl1947
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I use Open Table frequently and we had a gift card for this past Saturday and decided to use it. It asked if we had special requests, and I did put in a no salt, sugar and light on the fats. When we arrived, we did not have to wait, were seated and our waiter, Mark, came over and as he was discussing the options for dinner, mentioned the chef could use less oils, etc. I was impressed and mentioned to him he must have my request, which he did have with him. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and highly accommodating. The restaurant is casual elegance, the food is fairly organic and farm to table taking advantage of what is available and keeping in mind the ecology system. The chef is prepared our food to perfection. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was stand out. The ambiance lovely and the food was excellent. I would recommend and also return particularly for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Jaubreyc
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went for a dinner date with hubby and the food was outstanding! Really nice atmosphere-not too upscale. Waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicish
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were there for our 48th anniversary. We had a very nice time. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. We were very, very happy with our evening out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Tops
    Wallyworld
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Prefer this to Max's Oyster Bar - the food is better for some reason and it is quiet enough to hold a conversation. Plus........parking is free and available!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not pleased
    spartans78
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and daughter have August birthdays and both love to celebrate at Max Fish. This year the service was mediocre. My swordfish was not cooked thoroughly at the thickest portion and served lukewarm. I should have sent it back. Several of our mussels were served closed which makes them uneatable. We made the server aware of the this issue and she made no effort to bring us replacement mussels-just shrugged it off. Very disappointing.
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  • Little disappointed
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Little disappointed all the way around. Waited at front desk for over 5 min before being seated. Server was un-attentive initially. Food was ok. One special was no longer available :( and the other was served with a different side offering than explained on menu. One plus, our wine choice was excellent (made without the help of our server).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had a very relaxing dinner sitting outside on the deck on Saturday night. The food was excellent, and our server provided excellent descriptions of the specials, and was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always satisfies
    eosccVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Once again we had a great evening of food and conversation with friends at Max Fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fine experience!
    Lizzy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Visited for my husband's birthday on a quiet Wednesday evening. This was not our first time at Max Fish and again we were not disappointed. Wonderful crabcakes and the Mahi Mahi special was delicious. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, good food
    LoriK
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a late lunch this past Sunday. They were going to shortly change over to the dinner menu and offered us the option of ordering off either, which was very nice. The food was excellent and the wait staff was attentive and courteous. I would definitely recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Wayneooo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great location. Great environment. Great service. Great choices. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best dishes ever served
    SWRegular
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This season's pan served Lobster in bourbon vanilla over spoon cornbread and sauteed spinach side dish......Everything about this dish is pure perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in Hartford area!
    Joe151
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great meal as always! GM Mark Conley has assembled a superb staff in the kitchen and out. Professional but comfortable service. Never intrusive but elegant in a casual way. Inventive menu perfectly prepared and presented. Fairly priced with a wine list covering a range of styles and prices. A great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CapeCodder
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was, as usual, perfection....our waitress was very attentive and delightful...the Happy Hour was in session, so it was very noisy, but bearable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a great lunch and a terrific server. I would happily return for lunch and have been pleased with the overall quality every time i have been here. Since I don't live near Max Fish, it is more convenient to go for lunch as I work nearby.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Max Fish
    Jbgurn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great experience.........we were seated immediately with reservation, waitress cam right over and took drink orders. Service was very good...food was excellent, however a bit pricey Will return for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most delicious food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I am not a picky eater at all- will eat anything and everything, so something has to be really good to impress me. The shrimo fra diavlo was hands down the best I've ever had! Just the right amount of kick and not over seasoned. The cheesecake was rich, creamy, and delicious as well! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive staff; great seafood
    Jfla
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    If you want a restaurant where you'll be well taken care of without the staff constantly interrupting your meal, Max Fish is for you. Oh, and the seafood is excellent. Providing a pleasurable dining experience seems to be their goal even on a busy Friday night. The lobster Cobb salad had a good portion of lobster as well as sufficient quantities of lettuce, tomatoes, egg, bacon, cheese,etc to truly make a dinner. The dressing complimented the salad without overwhelming it. My favorite cocktail is a Hendrick's gin cucumber martini & was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food not my ok service
    Ike7843VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food is always great and the service is usually the best around. On this night it was poor but only compared to the high bar that the Max brand as spoiled us into expecting. Everyone has an off night once in awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flower
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The night we were there the A/C was keeping things inside very cold. The blower was blowing directly on us and after we complained about it to our waitress it was fortunately turned down. Three of us had Chowder and one had lobster bisque. WE liked our soup but did not rave about it. Two of us had the salmon cooked without any sauce which was fine and one had swordfish and the other had scallops ,All of us are fish lovers and we will definitely return as we have in the past. It may have just been an off night or we did not order correctly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LGGE
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Definitely one of our 'go-to' p[laces for consistently good food in a great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bloody Mary Bar
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great idea, make your own Bloody Mary Bar. Very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Brussels
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    An excellent restaurant for a special occasion. Based on our server's recommendation we had a delicious meal of scallops and munk fish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    sb1118
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My girlfriend and I had dinner at max fish on 7/18/14. I made reservations prior to dinner online. When we arrived we were seated right away. Service was very fast and the staff were very friendly. Our waiter was excellent he filled our waters and checked on us several times. The food was excellent and we both enjoyed our dinner very much. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovelobster
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Friendly, knowledgeable server. Outstanding, fresh food. Scallops were perfectly prepared. Lobster salad was awesome. Jumbo shrimp beautiful. Cherry tart for dessert anyone?! Great place for a special dinner with family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wicked Good Fish!!!
    Mainah
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Rotating list of oysters for starters. excellent selection of fresh fish all with creative preperations and inspired sides. Wine selections and specialty cocktails to compliment any dinner selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very slow
    NLev
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My family went to max fish for my husbands birthday. It was our first visit although we've been to other max restaurants. It took over 3 hours to eat our meals because there were like 39-45 minutes of waiting between every course. The restaurant was good enough to give us free desserts for our trouble, but it just took way too long overall. Not worth the wait.
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  • Always the best!
    McK1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food always excellent, service always consistent. We've had Tom before, first time w/Darcy and both were excellent. They wre so patient w/my 91 yr old Father. Love al their restaurants!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    Yumrater
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed the stuffed hot lobster rolls! It was a special birthday. Enjoyed by three ladies! Great service by Cary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we came back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were regular customers at Max fish and it seemed to go down hill with service,food quality and menu was stagnant. We thought it's been awhile let's try it again. We were pleasantly surprised! They had new additions to the menu we had the whole belly clams that were outstanding! Our entrees were delicious. Max fish is back! Can't wait to eat here again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Max Group never fails!
    JoannenFred
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Max Fish is such a gem! Their food is always so fresh and their menu is chock full of many different dishes to choose from. I have been there for dinner several times and it makes for a great evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent and reliable
    HarborGrace
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good food and good value - nothing to knock your socks off. At my last visit, the AC was tuned to a crowded restaurant and few people were there (a Monday night). Consequently, it was so cold, I could not enjoy my meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Max Fish
    GHMcK
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    A nice Friday night meal on a holiday weekend; we were seated right away, had good service and food, however, we felt somewhat rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.