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Established in 1999, Max's Oyster Bar is a full-service restaurant that offers a variety of dining options. Its lunch menu features glazed mahimahi, cocktail shrimp, scallops, crab cakes and swordfish steaks. The restaurant s dinner menu includes pan-roast lobster, rainbow trout, ravioli, fried calamari, filet mignon, ahi tuna clams, oysters, rolls and salads. Max's Oyster Bar s desserts include chocolate pudding, cr me brulee, fruit crepe, key lime pie and ice cream. Its wine list includes chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, Champagne, rose, pinot gris, riesling, pinot grigio, shiraz, syrah, Chianti, merlot and meritage. The restaurant is a part of Max Restaurant Group, which also manages Max Downtown, Max a Mia, Max Amore, Trumbull Kitchen and Max's Tavern. Max's Oyster Bar additionally offers gift cards
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Excellent food and excellent service! The organic salmon, calamari, and tuna pizza were all superb. We also enjoyed the excellent service Eric provided. My husband and I will be back when we have another date night.

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Nice place to meet a client for a drink

I am a Divorce Coach/Consultant with clients in CT, MA, and NY. I enjoy the Max line of restaurants to meet clients for a drink. I have always been pleased. No complaints! \r \r Taylor\r DivorceSupport1dotcom

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Horrible service and undercooked food

Honestly, I will never come back to this restaurant ever again, and would not recommend it to anyone. This was my second time coming here. We made lunch reservations and were promptly seated. That was really the only plus out of this entire experience. Our waiter was horribly slow and inattentive. It felt as if we we inconveniencing him. The only time we actually experienced any personality out of him was when... view more

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good scene

bad drinks but a fun scene. lots of yuppies can be found on most weekends. i prefer going on a weeknight

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Max's is more important than your complaints

I had the salmon tonight and found a piece of cracked plastic or glass in the meal. Upon my complaint, they didn't feel that it was particularly important to make the situation right. No apologies were rendered and no compensation was offered.

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Disappointing meal

Someone needs to teach these folks how to make bloody mary's. Terrible drinks.... it was more like a tomatoe and horseradish. Wait staff spent plenty of time talking to folks at the table next to fact while handing us dessert menu's he was still talking to them. Shrimp wrapped in proscuitto was so salty!!!! And paella had no flavor at all!!! Way too bland. Will not return.

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Great service and martinis

I don't know why the past few reviewers are complaining about the service, because I, too, grew up in West Hartford and have always found that the Max line of restaurants truly knows how to make a customer feel appreciated. The service at the Oyster Bar may feel a bit more rushed just because it's one of the more popular and vivacious places in West Hartford Center, but it's still above and beyond what you'd receive... view more

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Reasons to hate Pretentious West Hartford

I have lived in CT all my life. I grew up only 8 miles from West Hartford. For some reason, all my friends want to live in West Hartford but I'll stay put exactly where I am because this place epitomizes all that is disgusting about West Hartford Center. I have been frequenting this restaurant off and on for about 4 years now. I will only go once a year only because all my friends continue to think this restaurant i... view more

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Awful, You'd think service would be better in a declining economy.

Wow. What an awful experience. The dinner was rushed in this very loud restaurant. Waiter forgot to bring our order of oysters for appetizers and the side dishes we were supposed to have with dinner. When oysters did finally come, they were out of some of the ones we ordered. We were just about finished eating when the tiny side orders finally came. My NY strip was ordered medium and came out rare. My friends seared... view more

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We just weren't hip enough.

This restaurant is a bustling, New York-style place with New York-style prices. That being said, there are some fine things to be found here. My advice would be to focus on the specials of the day. We've found menu items to be disappointing, or over-the-top mish-mashes of tastes and textures when more simplicity would do. The oysters are good; but for the sparkling freshness one expects of a restaurant which speciali... view more

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964 Farmington AveWest HartfordCT 06107

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