Max's Oyster Bar
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.
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!
The experience from start to finish was excellent! Service was awesome, as was the food! A favorite place for both business & romance!!!
Server was very good, food excellent and a great supper
We had a great experience and would highly recommend this place. We were there for a birthday and received impeccable service. The raw bar was fresh and delicious and the steaks we ordered were perfect.
Great food, great service ! And even glasses of champagne for a special occasion - very nice !
Sitting left of the door whenever the outside door in vestibule door open it was extremely cold. I would suggest you put a heater in the vestibule
When I am in town I always bring my 86 year old mother to Max’s. I was disappointed not to get a booth. It is noisy. The food and the service is always good.
Great service and excellent food. It's a little loud, but still a great place to have dinner.
Great happy hour specials!
Everything was perfect!
Great food. Great service. Max Oyster along with the other Max restaurants never disappoint! Always look forward to going back!
The food here is always spectacular! And the service was amazing! And thank you for the birthday goodies!!
I hate writing reviews.
Food was fine.
Long enough yet?
How about now?
Food and atmosphere was excellent. Enjoyed it.
Excellent dinner, enjoyed by all in my party. Looking forward to dining here again.
Food was without a doubt the highlight of the night. Every aspect of it, taste, presentation and portions were very good. I enjoyed every aspect of the food from the appetizer to the dessert, it was delicious. We ordered the Spanish grilled octopus and it was delicious. I had the scallops with mushroom risotto and my partner had the sea bass, both our entrees were very tasty. For dessert we got a layered chocolate filled with chocolate mousse and coated with coconut flakes, LOVED IT!
Considering that it is one of the Max group of restaurants, you walk in with some expectations when it comes to service. The hostess as well as the waiter and the other man who came and left a dish on our table absolutely did not care. The hostess clearly did not have any expression/emotion or cared that we walked in. The waiter tried his best to be friendly, but just did not work well; he did not care to ask us if we wanted another drink when he clearly saw our glasses was empty. He walked by so fast that he only swept the glass and walked by. We were very disappointed with the service and wanted to just leave. Everything feel very rushed.
The ambience was fine and nothing extraordinary to mention. My only reason to be back will be for the food unless I am surprised with the surprise.
Excellent service, food, and company. I love Max’s Oyster Bar!!!!
Went for WH Restaurant Week. None of the courses were run of the mill or predictable. Citrus salad was fresh and flavorful. Mahi-mahi over fried rice with mango and sauce was an unusual but delicious combination. Topped it off with Nutella mouse with a raspberry swirl that was light and perfect. Service was attentive but not annoying. It was a little noisy and tables are close together. Was glad we were seated in the back alcove where it was a bit more private.
Perfect evening! Prompt seating with our reservation. Great service from a very personable waitperson who introduced herself, Kimberly, a huge plus! Food was delicious! Wine complimented our food. Received our check in a timely manner. Looking forward to our next meal at Max's! Thanks.
We went during Restaurant Week which was probably a mistake. Even though we had a 7 p.m. reservation on a Wednesday night, we didn't get seated until almost 7:30 p.m. We were able to get a drink at the bar but the noise level was deafening. We all had restaurant week specials and while it was good, it was not "great" as we have come to expect from Max restaurants. We had never been to Max Oyster but have been to several of the others; we will give Max Oyster another try and hope the noise level and entrees we order are more exceptional.
Great dinner- the food was delicious, and we weren’t rushed.
I've never been to MOB and am happy to say my experience was top notch . Wonderful , friendly server , delicious food and drinks ... it was just fantastic!
We asked to be seated in a different spot due to an energetic group next to us and were nicely accommodated by the hostess.
Our server (Kristie) was incredible. Very pleasant and on the spot for everything. I cannot recall ever having better service in a restaurant. Max’s needs to keep/promote her as she has the gift of knowing customer service.
Max’s does not disappoint in any of their locations they are a class act. Their choices and quality of food is excellent.
Always an excellent experience
The restaurant was very busy due to Restaurant week, but the food was fantastic as usual.
Food was very good, pricing reasonable, vibrant active crowd, good bar scene, seasoned waitstaff.
We expected more from Max Oyster Bar. Service was slow (we sat at 5pm). Rice in one dish was hard and not cooked properly. Noise level was high. In short, not worth the money on this night.
Our favorite restaurant in West Hartford Center! Food is always outstanding, setting is just right with very comfortable seating (we are a fan of booths).
Service staff is always very accommodating. We highly recommend this restaurant!
Excellent dinner, food was great and the service was spot on. Our waiter seemed to appear at exactly the moment you would want him to, and was very friendly and helpful with recommendations for wine. We will be back.
Great food and service. The noise level was moderate, but that did not interfere with our evening