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About Max's Oyster Bar
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.
West Hartford, CT 06107
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
South Main Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public Lot located behind restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
We have seating up to 25 and a private wine room.
Private Party Contact:
Michael Shail: (860) 236-6299
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Max's Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
We had made a reservation for two online where we were asked what type of occasion it was and it was for our wedding anniversary. When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted, I gave our name and we were immediately greeted again with happy anniversary. Outstanding!, I said to myself and I know it impressed the wife. I did not note one negative thing about the environment. Our server, Sarah, was very professional and extremely pleasant as well as very knowledgeable about the menu. When we received our order everything was to exacting temperature and was absolutely delicious. To finish off the dinner we were given two complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Our compliments to the chef. This is a restaurant that wants to keep their customers. Thanks again to all that had dealings with us at Max's. We will definitely be back.
True mark of a good restaurant
Been here many times, food was always good
This time, my tuna was cooked a bit more than I like it,(and more than it should have been for rare) but still quite good. I was hungry and didn’t make a fuss, but the waiter, without asking, brought a new plate, replacing mine after I began eating.
That is the mark of a great restaurant and a well trained wait staff
We went for a Birthday luncheon for an 86 year old and it is her favorite local restaurant. All of the food was superb, from an interesting salad to the entrees and the dessert of the day. It is one of the very best restaurants in central Connecticut and never disappoints.
Went for my husband's birthday dinner. The host was very pleasant and sat us at a nice booth - originally we had requested outside, but changed our mind as it was almost too quiet there... The inside offered a little bit more energy. Oysters were fresh, salads were great (beet salad & chopped) and meals were tasty. I had the daily scallops and my husband the haddock. Overall, very nice night!
We went to Maxe's oyster bar in West Hartford for our son's first wedding anniversary. The service was amazing, the food was incredible.
They made the evening extra special for my son and daughter-in-law with a champagne toast and delicious apple fritter dessert. I look forward to going again! Thank you Maxe's!!!
As a regular we love going to Max’s Oyster Bar For really good and creative food. Never ever disappointed and extremely consistent. This restaurant is so well-managed and will run that others should take this as a model for exemplary restaurants.
For a change of pace had the prime rib For really good and creative food. Never ever disappointed and extremely consistent. This restaurant is so well-managed and will run that others should take this as a model for exemplary restaurants.
For a change of pace had the prime rib eye- that was perfectly cooked and Delectable. The desserts or also incredible. Great job Bob
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