Max's Oyster Bar
Excellent food, great atmosphere,we will be coming back here again for sure
It was our first experience at Max's as we were in from out of town. We decided on Max's due to a positive recommendation from a family member! They were right on point with this establishment! Great food, nice ambiance and good service! There was an option of outside dining as well! Our waiter was accommodating and attentive. We all considered the prices to be very reasonable! We would certainly not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others!
Food was fabulous- beautifully presented and high quality ingredients. Great service with knowledgeable servers. We enjoyed our evening.
The oysters and clams from the raw bar were outstanding. We also had a strip steak and herb grilled lobster that were also delicious. I am definitely going back!!
Everything is great except the noise level. Way, way, way too loud.
Ron the veteran server is a west Hartford treasure! Oysters , clams and shrimp cocktail are ultra fresh it could make you cry! Fish entree and lobster were. Perfect, best seafood in the state!
Best seafood in central Connecticut. Both the halibut and lobster roll were delicious. Service was outstanding.
Fresh food expertly served. We sat for a long time with an old friend, and nobody bothered us.
Great food, excellent service!
Excellent fresh food. Great service,lively atmosphere
Service was a little slow but the meal was incredible.
Great dinner. Was able to snag an outside table on a warm night. Raw Oyster selection was superb; whole belly clam appetizer was great. The simply grilled salmon with salad was very good, and the simply grilled shrimp with asparagus & potatoes) was the best I've had for a long time. Service was good, even on a busy night. Thumbs up all around!
The oysters from the raw bar were delicious and our waitress was beyond attentive with great recommendations. Will definitely go again.
Food and service was excellent as usual. Bob Cook, the Managing Partner, always goes out of the way to ensure a fabulous dining experience. My family and I will continue to go to Max's Oyster Bar for all of our special occasions or just to have a great dinner !!
The quality of the food was excellent as was the service
Awesome waitstaff. Raw bar was delicious. Enjoyed it!
Great food great ambience awesome place. Can’t wait to go back again.
I came here for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! Everyone was professional and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks were great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
As usual the seafood was simply outstanding. The server treated us as if we were his only responsibility for the evening. Very attentive and full of helpful suggestions while ordering. Could not have been a better evening.
As usual our dining experience was wonderful and the food and service were spot on.
Good food but loud atmosphere
Second time visiting with our elderly Aunt in West Hartford and bringing her to Max Oyster. We all enjoyed it immensely. Our server Ryan was terrific, very personable, informative and attentive in just the right measure. The food was top shelf! Lobster and raw bar and the Turtle Sundae were standouts! We will be back!
The food was fine but not outstanding
The recommendations for wine were spot on
Server very respectful and did not try to rush us through our lunch
Our table was ready for us.The noise at first was rather loud.Out table was great.The tuna we had was great with a most tasty sauce.Our friends have a problem walking so seating worked fine.Our waitress was knowing and was helpful on selection of food.
Excellent food and service! Highly recommended!
Wonderful experience! One of the appetizers came out and wasn't what we expected - we didn't make a fuss, but the waitress saw that we didn't finish it and asked us why. We explained, and she took the item off the check. Everything else was great! Service timed perfectly, not rushed, even though the place was full and lots of people waiting. Highly recommend.
Great place, food and outstanding service
Recommend to all
Great date night out - one of our favorites
I started with a cocktail which was excellent as was the food. The service was prompt and friendly. Our server gave us consistent attention but was not intrusive. It was a special night. I would certainly go back.
We were surprisingly disappointed this visit to Max’s for a graduation party after generally having good food there. One of the lobsters that was served was clearly spoiled and the other food was mediocre. The service was decent but the cooking was extremely disappointing. They took the spoiled food off the bill... but still :(
Was notified at 6:18 that evening that the dinner was not eligible for Max points. Not very happy to learn that after making the reservation. Pretty low rent move because the Maxvantage program was a reason we went. Not to be repeated and will spread the word!!!
Food, as always was excellent! Service has been better. Waitress seemed overwhelmed. This is one of our favorite restaurants around. The Soft Shell crab on special was outstanding!
Service was only ok. Food was spectacular! Everything we needed we had to actually ask for. Every single thing.
I booked a reservation this evening (5/18) for my family and I to celebrate; the intent was a belated Mother’s Day dinner, this was our first time dining here. Our experience was overall terrible and unpleasant — as a Max Restaurant Group supporter for years, I was very shocked.
We were seated next to a large party, who were obnoxiously vulgar and loud the entire time; our dinner was rudely interrupted multiple times by their party drunkenly bumping into our table, yelling curse words and racial comments across the table, and drunkenly attempting to get our party to interact with theirs. We literally had to yell over their voice to communicate, & ultimately dined in silence out of disappointment and frustration.
Our meals were disappointing as well. One of ordered meals was the “fisherman’s platter”, wish is essentially a fried seafood basket. The breading literally slid of the seafood; the seafood was wet and soggy beyond the breading, as if it was previously frozen and deep-fried. Large portion of the French fries served with the entree were burnt as well. One of the guest in our party is feeling unwell after this meal. A 12 oz NY strip the NY Strip was a little difficult to cut, and the lobster tail just tasted like char and was not enjoyable. The third entree was from their special menu; their soft shell crab entree. The dish was very bland, not fried, and the crab did not appear to be cleaned. The veggies in the dish were also not cooked throughout, and were tough.
My mother chose this place to dine with, and was so excited when I surprised her with reservations; the look of disappointment on her face that evening spoke volumes. After my experience this evening, I will never recommend this restaurant to my family, my friends, or to anyone at that matter. I’ve been to several Max Restaurant Group establishments over the years, out of each experience, this has been by far the worst experience overall.
Tremendous food - crab legs, lobster, scallops, and unbelievable molten chocolate-filled beignets for dessert
Great service, great food, nice atmosphere. Always a great experience at Max’s!
Great service as usual, salads, seafood, everything delicious. Always recommend going there.
Great food, ambiance, and service! My wife and I visited to celebrate our anniversary and Max’s delivered on all fronts. The Paella is excellent and we will be going back to try more!