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About Max 40

One of the best restaurant in Danbury area, now features the area’s only 40 Day Prime Dry Aged Beef along with a Fresh Seafood and Raw Bar. Our Diverse Menu offers Diners the experience of their choosing, from the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood brought in daily. For an upscale experience dine in our Main Dining Room or enjoy the relaxed casual feel our bar area.

40 Mill Plain Road
Danbury, CT 06811
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am - 10pm
Friday-Saturday 11:30am - 11pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 825-4444

Website:
http://www.max40ct.com/

Additional:
Full Bar, Late Night

Max 40 Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (7)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was pricey but the food and service were very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

THIS WAS OUR 5TH TIME AND THE FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good for CT

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Childless night; looking for a different place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Haven’t been here in years. Love the new decor. Food was great. Looking forward to returning for bar special

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the ambiance and the food ,the service is excellent ,definitely will come back and try more dishes

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great meal was not rushed. Our server Rocco was great

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food. Personable staff. Electric atmosphere. A must go if you are looking for a new place to try !

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were in a little late, so the restaurant was fairly quiet. The food was good, and the service was great.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 24, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great food and great service. This is our go-to spot for business meals

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our first time there as we were passing through the area-we will definitely come back if we are in the southern Ct. area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Atmosphere was fabulous, great food, attentive staff - overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Early on the Fourth of July the dining room was almost empty (a plus) allowed for a quiet meal. Waiter was very friendly and accommodating. Shrimp Scampi was very good, dry aged sirloin strip was excellent but I would have preferred a smaller portion. Would recommend to friends

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food takes a while to get, but quality is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nice atmosphere and we were given a great round booth.
The menu is pricey and the steak salad, chicken Caesar salad and burgers that we ordered were good, but nothing I'd go back for.
The servers were attentive however two of the four meals were wrong and the two people who received their meals didn't want to start eating. The correct dinners arrived fairly quickly.
We'd probably go back after trying some of the other local places.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food here is absolutely wonderful. My family and I love the seafood tower, and everything tastes fresh. Their meat is absolutely to die for. Their fish is really good also.

However, I am upset about my last visit on father's day. I had requested, through this site when I made my reservation, that they write "Happy Father's Day!" on the plate for dessert. It didn't happen. Now, this isn't a "make or break" situation, but for the money you pay, you would expect requests to be met, or at least acknowledged. If this decoration isn't possible, I would have preferred to have been notified.

Also, they charged me the wrong table, which had a higher bill than my own table. When I approached the waiter he was very sweet and explained to me the situation so I understood what had happened.

Overall, great food. I would still recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The atmosphere is lively, decor is nice , staff are friendly and competent ..Food was good ..
All in all a good place

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 12, 2017

First time staying in Danbury and was looking for an early dinner as I had not stopped for lunch. It was 5:30 and only 1/5 mile from my hotel. Looked at the menu and I was hooked. I was certain I was getting the filet but once I got there it was bigger than I could finish. So I ordered the half brick organic chicken with Rissoto and spinach. It was amazing! Coming back June 26 and ordering the filet!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

much better restaurants for the price. I've been to max in Hartford a view times max40 is nowhere near as nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Excellent choice. Go early and sit at the bar , 6 oysters or clams and a glass of beer or wine for $9, excellent appetizer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent food and service! Staff is the best! A favorite among most people in Danbury!

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