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Max Downtown - Hartford, Hartford, CT

Max Downtown - Hartford

4.8
4.8
54 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Located right in downtown Hartford since 1996, Max Downtown continues to add to all that the city has to offer with its legendary service, food and drink selection. Max Downtown has won a number of awards including Connecticut Magazine's Best for Overall Excellence, Hartford Magazine's Best Power Lunch Spot, Best for Business Entertaining and Best Wine List; has been featured in the Hartford Courant's Great Steaks: The State's Sizzling Best and was rated "Don't Miss" by the New York Times.

With a significant list of vintage and non-vintage wines stored in-house, Max Downtown is excited to additionally offer its stunning wine mezzanine as a focal point. Our selection is bound to have the perfect accompaniment for your occasion whether it’s by the glass or by the bottle.

If spirits are more your style, Max Downtown's whiskey bar features a broad selection of international bourbons, ryes, scotches and whiskeys crafted across the globe, from Kentucky to Japan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 522-2530
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Neighborhood
    Hartford
  • Cross street
    Between Trumbull and Haynes St
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Asylum St.
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Best Ambiance

  • Connecticut

    American

  • Hartford

    Best Overall

  • Hartford

    Best Food

  • Hartford

    Best Service

  • Hartford

    Best Ambiance

  • Hartford

    Good for business meals

  • Hartford

    Hot spot

  • Hartford

    Great for fine wines

  • Hartford

    American

  • Hartford

    Most Booked

54 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night out for our Anniversary. There was no rush and our starters and dinners were spaced out. Drinks were excellent.

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  2. TripleD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have not been to a restaurant in a long time that actually gets hospitality. No auctioning of the food, timely service, knew when to approach table and when to give a minute, great recommendations, and looked a cc to see it was my wife and not mine. Impressive and looking forward to another visit next time in Hartford.

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  3. Beauty99

    Charleston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food and drinks. Comfortable and elegant ambience. Great service . Wish they offered cheese plate for dessert.

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  4. AnneD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch in pretty window spot. Fast service and great wait staff

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  5. TroyM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I believe I left 5 stars because 6 want an option. Highly Recommend!!!!!

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  6. MeganM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, lovely cocktails, fun and beautiful atmosphere!
    Max Downtown - HartfordResponded on June 4, 2024
    Hi Megan, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Max Downtown. It's wonderful to know that our food, cocktails, and service met your expectations. We take pride in creating a lovely atmosphere for our guests and your feedback is truly appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back for another enjoyable visit. Thank you for your kind words and high ratings! All the best, Brendan Sullivan GM Max Downtown 860-522-2530

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok. Had been better in past. Steak was over charred and added a bitter taste which was surprising for a steak house.

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  8. JenC

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The past couple of times we have been there the service was very slow and inattentive. Unfortunately, we no longer see the value in this restaurant and we regularly frequent all of the restaurants in the Max group. Overall, we have been disappointed.

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  9. JeremyP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, as usual. My wife and I have been coming here for 17 years of anniversaries and have never been disappointed.
    Max Downtown - HartfordResponded on June 4, 2024
    Hello Jeremy, Thank you so much for your continued support and for making your anniversary celebration memorable by celebrating with us at Mac Downtown! We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife have enjoyed your years of visits with us. It's heartening to know that our food and service continue to meet your expectations. We always aim to provide the best for our guests, and your feedback is a great motivation for us. We look forward to serving you many more anniversaries in the future. Best Regards, Brendan Sullivan GM Max Downtown 860-522-2530

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  10. Mini

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner before a show. The food was delicious. All four of us ordered something different. None of us were disappointed. We also had desert. The lemon cheesecake was small, but delicious. The creme brulee was huge, came with blackberries and strawberries on the side, and was also delicious. The service was great. Everyone was friendly, yet professional. Our water was refilled frequently. We really enjoyed ourselves, and they got us out in plenty of time to walk to the Bushnell for the show. One more thing, for those that care, the ladies room was great. It was clean, the stalls went all the way to the floor, the automatic soap and water facet were user friendly, and there were plenty of easily accessible paper towels.
    Max Downtown - HartfordResponded on June 1, 2024
    Hi Mini, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your dinner and found our desserts to be a hit. It's great to know that our team's service was able to make your experience even better. We're also glad that you had a pleasant time exploring our restroom, and happy to hear you found it very sanitary, it’s something we talk about with our team every day. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Brendan Sullivan GM Max Downtown 860-522-2530

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You can order delivery directly from Max Downtown - Hartford using the Order Online button. Max Downtown - Hartford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 522-2530.

Max Downtown - Hartford is rated 4.8 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Max Downtown - Hartford

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103-3408

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Trumbull and Haynes St
  • Neighborhood
    Hartford
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Asylum St.
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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