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Max Downtown is a showplace for dining located in downtown Hartford, Conn. The restaurant offers a trend-setting atmosphere for more than 300 patrons daily. Its menu features internationally inspired dishes and other regional and traditional fare. Max Downtown prepares steaks, shrimp, calamari, salads, pasta, sandwiches, chicken, salmon, scallops, mashed potatoes and numerous additional items. The restaurant is decorated with vibrant colors, high ceilings and artisan chandeliers. Its extensive and unique wine list and drink specials are available to compliment all meals. Lunch and dinner specials are created on a daily basis. Max Downtown s menu items can also be modified to accommodate special dietary requirements.
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Downtown Hartford, Downtown
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Amazing restaurant in CT. I would recommend Max Downtown to anyone looking for the finest dining experience!!

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Best food I've ever eaten!

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Best in Town

Hartford has several good resturants, but Max Downtown is the best. The food is always very good, and sometimes great, the service is solid, and the bar is outstanding (though piano night is really tacky). The strength of the menu is the beef and Max Downtown offers several excellant cuts which the kitchen is willing to prepare however you like (i.e. if you order rare, you get rare, not medium rare). The other ent... view more

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Underwhelming experience

I think that it is really important to make note of the dates of a review. This is a restaurant which, in the past, has offered a wonderful experience but things have changed. Because of the high price we limit ourselves to going to Max Downtown on very special occasions. After trying other restaurants, which serve fillet mignon, we came to the conclusion that Max Downtown was the best. Their side order of mushrooms ... view more

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High End

Max's is a good restaurant. The menu is rather pricey but the food is top of the line. A good ""fancy"" place to go on special occasions.

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Good food; good wine list

When we entered, NOBODY came over to seat us (and I know the reason why :-)). There was a girl behind the counter who I think was supposed to, but didn't. Finally, a gentleman ""notices us"" and leads us to the seats. Nice. Then comes the menu. Nice. Tempting. Then the server - a nice chap - took a lot of time to explain the day's specials and our questions. Felt a bit relaxed after what we experienced at the door. A... view more

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Timmy Luciano

The simple fact is this. I didn't know how t pronounce ""merlot"", so the service staff basically laughed at me all night and made me feel very awful. I understand the restaurant is higher end, but i just wanted to go out for once and max's service was beyond terrible. It seemed the ""bigwigs"" dining got all attention, but maybe I'm just not ""qualified"" to spend money there!!!

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a sleek downtown hangout

We were visiting from New York City and were pleasantly surprised by Max Downtown. Hip yet warm-n-cozy decor, interesting wine list and very well-executed, creative cuisine. Everything was fresh tasting and nicely presented. Service friendly and professional.

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Snottiest place in town!!

Took my gf here for dinner valentines weekend... the 2 clowns at the front did not have our reservation. Managed to somehow get a table, but they did not offer us complimentary coat-checks like everyone else in the restaurant. Felt uncomfortable the minute we walked in, the atmosphere was extremely snobish. Plus, they sat us near the front where we were frezzing our a**es off. The food and service were good, but ... view more

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Melt in your Mouth Good!

By far the best restaurant in the area....quality of food is the best, service is excellent - my husband is a chef and this is the only restaurant he is completely happy with!

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