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Max's Oyster Bar

4.6
2231 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Max's Oyster Bar is the fourth creation of restaurateur Richard Rosenthal and his partner Bob Cooke, formerly of Legal Seafood Restaurant Company. Located among unique shops, coffeehouses, and several restaurants, Max's Oyster Bar compliments West Hartford Center's charming and growing shopping district. The understated atmosphere of muted colors and comfortable seating allows diner's to focus on the truly important, the food. Featuring modern renditions of classic American seafood, Max's Oyster Bar menu has something for everyone. While seafood is the focal point, there are selections for even the most land bound. Ethnic influences are apparent throughout a menu filled with new interpretations on traditional fare.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(860) 236-6299
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Hunter Morton
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Private party facilities
We have seating up to 25 and a private wine room.
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Private party contact
Michael Shail: (860) 236-6299
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Cross street
South Main Street
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Parking details
Public Lot located behind restaurant.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2231 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Special meal for family member

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PawPaw167 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

As always, Max’s Oyster Bar (aka #MOB) didn’t dissapoint. The food is amazing, the raw bar is fresh and cold. The service was fantastic, not over the top. 👍👍

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

First time at brunch and it was fabulous!!

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SpecialDinner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Max's is always a great meal and experience. This dinner was no exception. I would always recommend Max's Oyster Bar for any special occasion.

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LynnD 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Max's is always a great choice. Food & service were outstanding. Only challenge, which is a good thing for the restaurant, is getting a reservation on a Saturday night. Try to make a reservation at least 7 days in advance.

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Curtis (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere and food was great!

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Robert (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Incredible food. Great service.

The only thing that brought it down a bit was some other folks near us were being awfully loud and obnoxious. It would have been great if they were told to keep it down.

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Emgee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful, high quality food - we had a tower of raw/poached seafood and an additional chilled platter at the suggestion of our server. Her recommendations were spot on and we had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Amazing! Our waiter even brought me gluten free bread! It was really great overall.

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Sam1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food. Beautiful night. Definitely coming back again

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Terrence (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant and great happy hour. They are prompt with their reservations. Some notable dishes are their tacos, the ceviche, the oysters, the paella, the truffle fries, and lobster.

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DCBL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was a good experience, food was AMAZING and service was great. Drinks menu was very extensive and very tasty.

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Swervb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waitress was great as was the food. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great valentines dinner. Had the special. Prime rib. Juicy and very flavorfull. Service was excellent even in a very busy evening

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armchairquarterback (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great setting for a Valentine Day dinner. Tables were cozy but that is expected on a Holiday. That also made it noisier than usual.
But the food is great. Pricey but not extreme.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very enjoyable Valentines dinner!!! Service was awesome and the food and cocktails were incredible!!!

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Babs (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious Valentine dinner. We started with oysters and pink champagne, then shared the salad special - arugula with blood oranges - then onto our entrees, swordfish and scallops. Both cooked perfectly, and loved the butternut spaetzel! Splurged on dessert, as it was Valentine’s Day! A yummy chocolate cake with layers of chocolate mousse and cream. Great night!

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vipLinda (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Waitress ignored us for 20-30 minutes. We wanted to order food and she never looked at us, we tried getting her attention. It was embarrassing because we had important clients with us

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StephenR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My waiter was remarkable. And food was to die for.

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lolly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

great food! will return very soon

parking can be an issue

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