Max's Oyster Bar
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We dined at Max's Oyster Bar last evening. From start to finish, everything was perfect. The restaurant has taken precautions to spread out their tables a bit and not overcrowd diners. The food was absolutely delicious! I had a seafood pasta that I would definitely order again! It was filled with scrumptious lobster, shrimp, scallops, and mussels. My dessert was an amazing espresso creme brulee. I tried a pear martini which was one of the best that I've ever had. My server, Kimberly, was attentive and personable. Truly a lovely dinner and a relaxing atmosphere. I am looking forward to dining here again.
Had prefix meal: lobster bisque (good), RI Fluke(excellent), espresso creme brulee (can I have another?) service was great. Best martini other than my own.
The food at Max Oyster was excellent. The seafood in the seafood pasta was fresh and very tasty. The service was excellent as well. We will definitely be back.
The service is superior. Very friendly and attentive staff. They bend over backwards especially when there’s a busy crowd! The food is and always has been fresh and very delicious!
I am never disappointed dining at Max's Oyster Bar...or any other Max's!
Dinner was delicious and since Restaurant Week had been extended, the price for was unbelievable! Steak & crabcake, lobster bisque and creme Brule...I was in heaven! Thank you for a great night out!
Excellent as always.
Table, food and the server............Kimberly............were perfect for my business luncheon!
Food was excellent. However, waitress asked twice about bread & crackers, served the wrong appetizer then charged an up-charge fee, then delivered the wrong entree. Probably an off night, but disappointed because service usually excellent.
It was very drafty with those fans going overhead. Made it uncomfortable. Otherwise server, food and price amazing!
Both of our meals were delicious and Brianna was a great waiter.
Food was decent. Silverware was dirty, sent back 4 different pieces throughout the course of our meal. It wasn’t just “poorly cleaned” either, there were food pieces stuck on each piece.
Went for happy hour. Great bar food and cocktails. One of the few bars that offers a Manhattan for 5$! Most bar happy hours offer sicken sweet drinks . The food was great and tasty. I really love their brunch as well. One of my favorite places.
Amazing food. Amazing service. Wish the volume were a bit lower.
Got crowded deep into a back corner. We asked to move. After a bit of a wait, they complied. The Max Restaurant Group always delivers a quality product. This meal/dining experience did not disappoint.
Reservation timing spot on. Wait staff friendly and responsive. Tables a bit close together, very busy place, but all in all excellent food and experience.
Excellent service! Excellent Food! Very nice!!
Fantastic paella. Better than we've had almost anywhere else. Big enough for two. Chopped salad is always excellent at Max. Scallops on restaurant week menu was full size portion and beautifully prepared. Excellent wine selection including Carneros Sauvingon Blanc.
Each person in our party of four had the special 3 course dinner. The Arctic Char, scallops and NY strip steak were all large portions and were delicious. The appetizers and desserts were also excellent.
Raw bar is good but the rest of the menu is just ok. Aside from the raw bar the menu is overpriced. Probably won’t go back.
Had not eaten at Max’s Oyster Bar in several years. We were celebrating our anniversary and found the server and staff to be simply outstanding in their attentiveness. The food was very good. A very memorable experience.
Ate at Max during CT Eats Week. It was a Sunday night and the restaurant was active but not noisy. Our server, Ryan, was attentive, but not overbearing. The cocktails, apps, and special menu items (arctic char and scallops) were excellent, as were the desserts. We heard the CT Eats special was extended for an extra week and would recommend it highly!
Even though we went during a special dining of that, the food and service were excellent.
Such delicious food, and good portion sizes. Cocktails are fun and so tasty. When my server came to bring bread, I declined any because I’m gluten free- within a few minutes he brought me a gluten free option. So thoughtful and just elevated my whole experience and mood. Can’t wait to go back.
If you like seafood and shellfish, this is the place to go. They have a raw bar with several types of oysters and shellfish from various locations. You can order by the piece to try, or in several different size sample platters. There are steak and chicken options for those that don't want seafood. They also had an option of a 3 course meal. You get to pick your appetizer, entree and dessert for $30. Great value.
Our server Ryan was one of the best servers we’ve had. Attentive and gave great suggestions. The food is always delicious so another great dinner at our favorite restaurant
Wonderful in every category
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Weat Hartford. The food and service is amazing. Happy hour is a great way to taste the menu on a budget.
The occasion for dining at Max's Oyster Bar was to celebrate my husband''s birthday.
From the special appetizer to begin our meal and the delighful cake lolipops we could not have had a better experience. The food is always outstanding, service impeccable and although this was a busy Sat. evening we were not rushed! This restaurant also happens to be our favorite as their menu offerings are the best!
Great food and service!
Went on a date night with my wife and we had an awesome time. Our server was fantastic. Super nice and attentive. Delicious food too!
You just have to be prepared for the "lively" atmosphere -- which for those of us over 60 translates to "too loud".
Both the food and service was excellent. All three of us who dined totally enjoyed our meals. My husband got the steak and lobster, and it came out exactly how he requested. My son got the paella, and he also loved his but I will say that his dish was small for the price. Finally, I got the fish & chips and it was awesome. My only complaint would be the price … it was very pricey for the portion sizes provided.
Not a bad place. Needs updating. Maybe a new menu. Staff was great ! Food was ok. But I’ve had a lot better. Bar is very small and not comfortable to be at as you are packed in.
my birthday -great food and service
We were celebrating our anniversary and the waitress brought us a starter and dessert free of charge, which was fantastic. We also spared no expense with the meals we chose and were very happy with the bill. We’d be happy to go back.
Manager gave us an amazing comfortable booth. Service was top notch! Food was perfectly prepared!