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Experience the new Max Downtown. A contemporary Chophouse proudly located in the heart of Connecticut’s capital city, the newly-renovated Max Downtown invites its guests to dine in style and good company. From elevated Chophouse classics to delectable desserts crafted by our Pastry Chef Warren Hardman, the wafting aromas that drift from our kitchen are tempting to say the least.

Located right in downtown Hartford since 1997, Max Downtown continues to add to all that the city has to offer with its legendary service, food and drink selection. Max Downtown has won a number of awards including Connecticut Magazine's Best for Overall Excellence, Hartford Magazine's Best Power Lunch Spot, Best for Business Entertaining and Best Wine List; has been featured in the Hartford Courant's Great Steaks: The State's Sizzling Best  and was rated "Don't Miss" by the New York Times.

With a significant list of vintage and non-vintage wines stored in-house, Max Downtown is excited to additionally offer its stunning wine mezzanine as a focal point. Our selection is bound to have the perfect accompaniment for your occasion whether it’s by the glass or by the bottle.

If spirits are more your style, Max Downtown's whiskey bar features a broad selection of international bourbons, ryes, scotches and whiskeys crafted across the globe, from Kentucky to Japan.