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Jul 2, 2010 05:28 PM

PLEASE help with a birthday dinner restuarant

Hi Guys, I'm new here (posting) although I read quite a bit on here. My husband's birthday is next week, he LOVES seafood. I'd like to surprise him with a nice dinner. I was thinking of taking him to Hartford to a comedy show that evening. The 2 names I've come up with is Maxs Downtown, and Max's Oyster Bar.... which one would you recommend? Or somethng entirely different?! (I'm open to suggestions). I am planning on making 8 pm comedy show at City Steam on Main Street after ~ so someplace close by would be great so we don't have to pay double for parking, but again open to recommendations. Thanks, in advance, for any help!

Max's Oyster Bar
964 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107

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  1. If you are into Max, there is also Max Fish in Glastonbury, not too far away.

    Max Fish
    110 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033

    1. does seafood include sushi?
      maybe Feng Asian Bistro on Asylum Ave, then you could just park once.

      Feng Asian Bistro
      93 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103

      1. Just a thought, but maybe you'd get more responses if the title of your post included the city....otherwise, most folks are likely to skip it, since, given the new geography of the boars, you're just as likely to be asking about someplace on Cape Cod as you are to be asking about Greenwich, CT.

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        1. re: hungrykids

          Thank you for the suggestion, I didn't even think of doing that... thanks again :) And thank you to those that reply. Sushi is not an option, I love it, husband not so much.

        2. It would be more convenient to park before dinner. Feng is great for sushi. Look at the menus for Dish, Max Downtown and Trumbull Kitchen. They all have seafood done well.

          Trumbull Kitchen
          150 Trumbull St., Hartford, CT 06103

          Max Downtown
          City Place, 185 Asylum St., Hartford, CT 06103

          1. Max Downtown is one of my favorites. It's the flagship of the Max Restaurant Group, and as such, is the most elegant of all of the Max options. You would also do well at Trumbull Kitchen, which is part of the Max Group. I haven't been to Max's Oyster Bar, but it's in West Hartford Center, and you'll have a bit of a commute to downtown Hartford. It might be wiser and more expeditious to just park in the city, dine at Max's and then walk to City Steam after.