This review will can be very short and simple. Run, don’t walk away from this restaurant. As good as Max’s downtown is this can only be described as its poor step child.
Great raw oysters, loved the sauces that came with them. Had a raw kale, Brussels sprout salad with cranberries, almonds and bacon that was amazing. The horseradish carrots that they start you with are a great alternative to bread and are delicious.
We had dinner at M. O. B. On April 17. Every party of 2 or more received a free dinner with the purchase of another. We did not order salads or appetizers, and it seemed like our food was served within a few minutes of ordering (a good thing, not a complaint). Our server was very helpful regarding gluten-free questions and other menu items. The salmon was excellent, as usual, as was the trout. Two of us ordered the pasta/seafood special. It had a very slight spicy kick and was delicious. We ordered the beignets for dessert. Amazing.
All in all, a great evening.
Overall service and good was great
From the appetizer through desert
The app of calamari was very good
The main dishes of roasted sword fish was flavorful and well sized
The seafood hot pot was not what I was expecting
While it was very traditional , my expectations of Max’s would be higher
It had all of the ingredients( lobster was 1/2 of a small tail )
It was just ok nothing special I left a lot untouched
We did wrap up meal with the chocolate BEIGNETS, they are always amazing
Carly was a wonderful server and their seafood is hard to beat!
Max Oyster is my favorite Max restaurant. It's my go to spot for celebrations or just a meal out. I'm never disappointed.
Our server was fantastic and each of us truly enjoyed our dinner selections! Highly recommended!
Awesome place to have drinks, hang with friends and meet some new ones. The food is exceptional and the staff is very attentive.
Consistently good food and service
My folks and I had a great dinner and our server, Debbie was delightful. Smart and cheerful, she made the experience even better. The food was delicious and all things considered, we will keep coming back to Max’s!
Great food! Great staff! Excellent atmosphere!! Will be back again very soon
I had a salad that was tasteless, bland and made days earlier...really?
The seafood special, they did not bother to cook the potatoes....really?
What can I say...a disappointment.
I need to find another favorite dining experience...this place has fallen from grace
Our waiter, Ron, was exceptional..................just like the Managing Partner, Bob Cooke!!!!
Two of us were really looking forward to lobster...but had none! Don't understand that
The evening was amazing, The atmosphere was great and the service was even better. Thanks for a great night
Overpriced for what you get. Decent place but NOT worth the money spent.
They turned our anniversary dinner into a special by bringing us extras as well as the friendly and attentive service. Price was reasonable for the high quality. We will be returning soon.
Decent crapcake. Swordfish was horrible. Small lobster roll.
Went for Brunch on a kidless date with my wife. Love the bloody mary bar! Food was good as always. Nathaniel our server was excellent. Great experience as usual.
MAX Restaurant Group are all top shelf. Max Oyster Bar is particularly good at seafood and fresh shell fish. Service was impeccable and prompt. Easy parking immediately behind the restaurant. Easy access to Hartford for either before or after theatre. Reservations highly recommended as it is a very popular place.
Awesome dining experience
The food and service is good every time. We always try to get a booth more in the back because it does get noisey. We will come back
Another great Max restaurant! Creative seafood menu
We took my dad out who was visiting. The oysters were amazing and the craft cocktails were delicious. Great staff especially Carl our server. Will definitely go back.
Great service and great food.
As usual we had an excellent dining experience. The managing partner greeted us when we came in. The waitress remembered us and greeted us accordingly. Max's does it the right way. Other restaurants should follow their formula for success.
Bottom line the food and service was excellent.
Had a great time, food was awesome and our waitress Vicky was fantastic.
Elegant setting,great raw bar extremely busy but way too noisy for reasonable conversation levels .
Wonderful menu. A bit loud for anything romantic, but excellent food and service!
Ordinary food at high prices. It used to be better than that, but has gone down hill.
Everything was fine and I even had a free birthday entree.
Meals were excellent as always. Dined this time for a Special Occasion and the staff went above and beyond treating us wonderfully. Great job and a fantastic dinner.
We return because the food is good!
Calamari is some of the best!
Salads and entrees all very good
And we’re back again!
I always have a great time and great service at a Max restaurant.
For the amount of money that was spent on the bill, I would have expected the server to be a bit more enthusiastic about being there. The meal tasted catered, as if i chose the "steak and lobster" at a cousin's wedding. The $18/ additional lobster tail might have been the size of a jumbo shrimp. Pretty disappointed overall. I wouldn't have complained if the meal was half the price paid.
Great food and service! Thanks to Mark our server who was excellent! Very attentive and energetic without being overbearing. Food as always was terrific. Had the halibut special and the hot pot. Bread pudding dessert was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
They went above and beyond to acknowledge our anniversary with complimentary wine toast, amuse bouche, and dessert! Our halibut entree was delicious! A lovely meal and evening!
Excellent food and service. Received an extra appetizer and champagne for our anniversary. Thanks.