Great food, value, and environment. The service was slow, indifferent, lackluster, and unattentive—particularly as the restaurant was virtually empty. We told the waiter we were hungry and ready to order as he shared the specials, and then he went and stood chatting with the bartender for nearly twenty minutes. We literally had to flag him down to place our order. That lack of attention persisted throughout the evening... Otherwise an outstanding value and meal.
My wife and I dined at Max 40 the first time. We had a nice time. Friendly service, nice atmosphere and good food.
We will definitely come back.
John L. Sherman, CT
Great food, great service, great ambiance - can you ask for more? Highly recommend Max 40 for Dinner and/or Brunch.
My best friend and I met for Sunday Brunch to celebrate her birthday. It was the first time there for both of us.
We were seated promptly and served the most delicious Italian bread with seasoned olive oil. Our waiter didn’t rush us in the least. We ordered Bellinis which were included in the brunch price. Yummy! We both had the Eggs Benedict and chocolate mousse which were excellent. I had the Caesar salad and my friend, the smoked salmon as appetizers. We were very happy with all our food choices. 😊
Since we hadn’t seen each other for a while, we truly lingered over our meal -almost 3hours! We were never rushed or made to feel unwelcome which we greatly appreciated.
My only criticism of Max 40 is that it is very loud which can make conversation difficult.
That being said, I would definitely go back and recommend it to my friends.
Nice hidden steakhouse, we had no idea it was there - found it on OpenTables. The our steaks were cooked to our liking. The crowd was vibrant. If you are looking for a quiet meal I would suggest going before 6pm as it fills up after 630pm. They made me the perfect margarita. It was priced right for a steakhouse, we would go back. Parking can be tricky as it gets later in the evening as it shares a lot with a sushi restaurant next door. I would recommend this restaurant for a date night and small groups.
Overpriced for what you get. While my steak tasted fine, it was overcooked. I ordered it medium rare and it was medium well. We also got oysters and they weren't cut off the shell, which made eating them difficult. Our waiter was also pretty slow. Appetizers and drinks were good, though. The atmosphere is also nice, so the place has potential. I would probably only go back for happy hour or to sit at the bar.
Excellent food. Great service.
We had a great dinner, wonderful service, a very nice booth and overall an excellent evening. Everyone enjoyed their meal and best of all we could make reservations!!
Bronzino special was spectacular. The cheesecake and coffee were delicious. Great food and a great evening.
We decided at the last minute to get reservations and I am so glad I did. There was not one complaint to be made. The food, the service, the ambience, the cocktails were all fantastic.
The food here is great and they ambiance is equally awesome. This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Danbury, but reasonably priced for the quality. Their menu is replete with steaks and seafood, but also has some chicken and Pizza for non-steak eaters. There is limited food for vegetarians and those who eat gluten free. The wine and bar choices are adequate. The service is attentive and helpful. Overall, this is one of the top steakhouses in Danbury.
New Years Eve dinner with another couple. Very enjoyable experience. I felt a little rushed with how quickly the food was served, not too much time between courses, but the food was good.
Decided to try Max40 the Saturday night before New Years Eve. It was a most pleasant experience. Wait staff was attentive, we got a nice table, and our steaks were done to perfection. Even though this is not inexpensive, I consider it a good value for what you get.
It was pricey but the food and service were very good.
All was great. One complaint we asked to sit at a high top and the hostess denied saying a different table was ready. The high tops remained vacant thru our whole dinner.
Great food and good service.
You will not be disappointed with Max 40 - from the moment we stepped in until dessert and coffee it was an incredible experience. The atmosphere and ambience are quite different between the dining room and the bar area so just keep that in mind if you're looking for a quiet intimate dinner. We had a fish special bronzino that was delicious and a 10 ounce filet cooked perfectly. Wine choices were great. Overall a place that I would return to any night.
Entertained an important client and was very pleased with the entire experience. The atmosphere was perfect - upscale, but not too much so - the meals were outstanding. Two of our party had the 10 ounce filet - prepared perfectly with an appealing presentation. The third member of our party had the Veal Porterhouse and expressed how the taste was extraordinary. Rocco was our waiter, and during our entire visit was very attentive, thorough and knowledgeable. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert - but will try to save room for the next visit.
Good food and service.
THIS WAS OUR 5TH TIME AND THE FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT.
Good for CT
Childless night; looking for a different place.
Haven’t been here in years. Love the new decor. Food was great. Looking forward to returning for bar special
It was excellent from start to finish .
I had made my reservations on OpenTable and made a request. When we got there our table was ready request was taken care of . The food and the company And the ambience were great.
Love the ambiance and the food ,the service is excellent ,definitely will come back and try more dishes
Great meal was not rushed. Our server Rocco was great
Pray you don't have Rocco as your waiter, the only time he comes to your table is to refill your cocktails. Normally, after your food comes out, your waiter would be there to ask how everything looks, if they need anything else, etc...he was no where to be found! We went here during restaurant week when Max 40 was listed as one of the places participating, he told us they were not offering the prefixed menu even though it was stated on their website that they were. Come to find out he only told us that so that he could get a larger tip, another table told us they got the prefixed menu from a different server. Not saying you shouldn't go here, the food is quite tasty, just request not to have him as your waiter!
I ordered the max 40 salad. Couldn't taste any dressing, there were barely any nuts, pears or cheese. Very disappointing. My husband ordered tuna and it was excellent. The waiter never asked if I needed more iced tea or water and both were empty on the end of the table.
My steak was drastically undercooked. I sent it back once, still undercooked, sent it back again, still undercooked.
There were 15 people in the dining room on a Wednesday night. There’s no excuse for a steakhouse to undercook my steak that severely in that context. It was still $150 for one app, a cocktail, two glasses of wine, and two entrees. The veg that came with my meal was asparagus - it’s October. There’s plenty of in season veg available right now that you don’t need to serve mushy, out of season veg. The food was nowhere near worth $150 for two people. It’s not worth the time.
Great food. Personable staff. Electric atmosphere. A must go if you are looking for a new place to try !
Beautiful restaurant, however the food was lacking. Had the surf and turf special, the lobster tasted like talapia / too lemony. Also was crazy expensive at $60 a plate for very little food. Martini's were decent but had no body to them.. overall probably would not go back. Not worth it.
Our meal was excellent. The shellfish appetizers were fresh and expertly arranged on the plate.
We had surf & turf which was a very generous portion, fresh and nicely arranged; swordfish with lobster sauce that was tender, flavorful and fresh; and lastly ahai tuna that was slightly seared and just excellent. We will definitely go back for the food. The noise level was high but the food well worth the fare.
We love the steaks here. A friend who is not a meat lover ordered—and very much enjoyed—her salmon and citrus sauce
Unfortunately there was a large party celebrating a special occasion. Without a special banquet room the noise level was high and raucous. A real ambience spoiler
I find the sides disappointing. A steak house should have interesting side dishes.
Overall, disappointed in amount of food for the price. Ordered what was touted as one of their best dishes - sautéed shrimp and scallops with lobster sauce. Only 2 shrimp and 2 scallops served for a $30 entree - good amount of risotto, and light on the lobster sauce. Tasty, but way overpriced for the amount of food.
We were in a little late, so the restaurant was fairly quiet. The food was good, and the service was great.
Pleasantly surprised. Started with clams casino cooked with a bit of bacon and just enough to retain their natural juices. The porterhouse for 2 was prime beef as advertised.. cooked perfectly as requested. The service was attentive and did not rush us. The only negative is a high noise level
This is probably our favorite restaurant in Danbury. Not a huge variety on the menu but it's definitely more than just a steakhouse. The chicken and pasta dishes are really good too. I'm not a seafood person but it family says it is excellent. Always fresh and well prepared.
Great food and great service. This is our go-to spot for business meals
Our first time there as we were passing through the area-we will definitely come back if we are in the southern Ct. area.
Chose to eat at the bar instead of a table and it was very enjoyable. Drinks and food is amazing. We had the Fried Calamari and Tuna Tartar, both were so delicious! Very nice atmosphere and the staff is very friendly and attentive.