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Max Downtown
American Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Cityplace II 185 Asylum St Hartford, CT 06103
185 Asylum StreetUSConnecticutHartford06103
$$$American Restaurant, Steak House
American Restaurant
Steak House
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 4:30 – 9:30 pm
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Upscale spot with prime cuts & seafood, extensive wine list, cocktails for expense account crowd.- Google
"I stopped by Max's for a quick lunch and had the Adobo grilled chicken wrap."
"The four of us came here on a Tuesday night."
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Omeed Kennedy
2 weeks ago
I went here last night after my Commencement ceremony ended at the XL Center. I was so surprised they had room for my family, friend and myself of course considering the fact that a thousand graduates and their family members were all looking for a place to eat. The environment was very nice and classy, the service was excellent, top notch food and with that being said it is a bit pricey but so worth it. I was congratulated many times by many different staff in the restaurant and when i ordered desert they had written "Congratulations" on my plate next to my cheesecake (which i recommend by the way). Along with this they gave me a card which the staff had signed once again congratulating me for my graduation. Truly a wonderful experience, i would definitely recommend this place if you're going out for a special occasion or a lovely dinner dinner for two.
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7 months ago
Last night we had the pleasure of dining here at Max Downtown. It was our first experience with this restaurant and lets just say it was phenomenal. The setting is very fancy and romantic which is great for a night out with family or friends or for a date night. Every choice on the menu sounded amazing so we had a hard time choosing. Our wonderful and friendly server Sarah was very knowledgeable of the menu and the specials and gave us great feedback. We went with the Lobster Bisque and Wedge salad for our starters and were very pleased ! for our main entrée we went with the "Oscar" filet mignon and the A la Max. they were cooked perfectly to our liking and the flavor and plating was just awesome. We can not say enough good things about our experience and are already eager to go back! Thank you Sarah and Max Downdown
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Melissa Mcewen
3 years ago
Best known as a surf and turf-style steakhouse, Max Downtown also distinguishes itself with a top-notch special gluten-free menu. The options are extensive and delicious. The server helped us pick out the best things to order with great wine pairing.
Roger Sexton
2 years ago
I stopped by Max's for a quick lunch and had the Adobo grilled chicken wrap. It was excellent, as was the service - as always. I plan to come her this weekend and will try the marinated lamb loin - I saw someone get it and it looked delicious.
Todd Silverman
a month ago
Max Downtown 4/25/15- We had a 6:45 reservation did not get seated until 7:20, we did not get our appetizers until 8:30, this was the worse Max's experience we have ever had. The service was terrible, the meal was horrible (they served me the wrong steak), the environment was awful, overall experience could not have been worse. The manager did not do one thing to try and make it better even after telling them how horrible the experience was for a 200$ dinner. No thanks never again!!!
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Andrea J
a year ago
Terrible food, and horrible service. Work function w/ 11 people, the waitress was rude and obnoxious, continuously poking ppl on their shoulders to get their attention. Must have never heard of the phrase "Excuse me." Guess the built-in gratuity for a group of that size made her do the absolute minimum: take orders and bring food to the table. Plates were mixed up, folks got the wrong food, and when they offered to re-cook the food it took 1 hr to do so. Crab cake was more stuffing than crab, field salad was over-vinegar’ed and uneatable, salmon overcooked (WHICH chef manages to overcook salmon???) and overall the opinion of the ‘cheese cake’ for dessert was ‘nasty’. Wow.. Max Downtown, that was a bad experience. Love all the other Max’s but this one will not see me again.
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Minh Chau
2 years ago
The four of us came here on a Tuesday night. As usual, I didn't have cash on me for the valet, and when I asked if I could pay on the way out, the valet kept responding "on the way in." Okay... Once inside, we found the place to be pretty packed - despite having a reservation, we were asked to wait 15-20 minutes for our table. Each of us had our own entrees but split a couple of sides. Each item came out pretty slowly with quite the wait in between each. I had two of the Maryland jumbo crab cakes with radish tabasco aioli. With the aioli, the crab cakes were delicious. Without the aioli, the crab cakes were great, just not as great! As a table, we also had the roasted brussel sprouts, truffled potato tots, and asparagus with hollandaise. The centers of the tots are super hot - so be careful, or else your tongue will feel the consequences. Taste-wise, I'm sad to say they were so-so despite the truffle. Recommendation is to try the truffled fries instead. The brussel sprouts and the asparagus were good, but nothing to differentiate them from those at other restaurants. I wasn't at the table when we ordered the desserts, but they were perhaps the least exciting portion of the night's meal. They were plated beautifully but the flavors were dull and unoriginal. On the way out, there was no one in sight at the front desk to retrieve our checked coats. So, we helped ourselves to the coat closet and tipped ourselves.
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Suzanne Frey
a year ago
Handled a large group with many kids very well; fish was perfectly done; those eating steaks really loved them too. Nice place to go to celebrate a special event in Hartford.


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