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Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man

841 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003
nr. 13th St.
646-467-8803

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7
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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73% would go back.

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SOOOOOO good!!!

By babydoll32527 on 10/4/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

When i firt arrived i noticed the very cool and relaxed atmosphere. They had cool decorations of chocolate everywhere. We were seated promptly, and looked at the menu. i was lost!!! i couldnt believe how many different things you could do with chocolate!!! We each ordered something different (there was 3 of us) and decided to all share. It was SOOOOOO GOOD!!!! We even ordered something that said was for two, but there was more than enough and even leftovers!!! Its awesome to go but its got the perfect atmosphere (at night) for a romantic date. i did not try their regular food but someone i know said it was good. i totally recomend this place to choclate lovers and anyone who's up for a diff. experience-esp. a romantic date!!!

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love at first smell

By bluerose on 8/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

where do i start...the aroma, the french music, the atmosphere, the dessert. the chocolate pizza there is delicious and i keep going back for more. the savory foods tend to be over salted, though i can't complain since i have a tendency to like my foods on the salty side :) it's all definitely worth the 30-45 minute wait.

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121 out of 238 people found this review helpful.

The many things you can do with chocolate!

By Ssshh on 8/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Max Brenner is great for chocolate lovers to simply look at the cool things they create (chocolate syringes, pizza, etc. which I generally haven't tried but am always intrigued by), so firstly make sure you go with people who like chocolate - there are plenty who don't, and if they don't they get really bored. The chocolatey food can sometimes get messy (hot coffee with melting chocolate on the sides, in a teacup advocating licking). The waffles and crepes are my favorite, with flavorful sides (honey nuts, lots of chocolatey things), except that I can never get the chocolate out of the mini-flask. The hot chocolates take the cake with the hug mug, always cute to drink. And I love the OMG cookies, huge and always seemingly fresh, they even made it to my Top 10 cookies of all time (for now at least!), check them out. http://sssourabh.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/bite-by-bite-seduction-by-cookies/ . Things I dislike include the chocolate mess (too much whipped cream) and most of the kids menu items, mainly since they are quite messy to eat! The place has a great ambiance with faux chocolate pipes and dim lighting. The people are generally helpful in suggesting what you should get. Pity they closed the 2nd ave location, as this one gets frequently crowded (a line or too many tables), although you can always wait in the chocolate store that contains even more strange things, like chocolate in cigarette pack lookalikes, cocoa shower cream and vanilla lotion, etc. Almost like a museum!

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77 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

I like Max Brenner's

By adventurer on 9/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

A visit to Max Brenner's was suggested by a friend. She was right! On our visit, the service was great, our server was helpful and prompt . We were puzzled by no ice in the glasses of water! The food was good, servings a bit on the small side for the price - but the desserts we ordered - well worth the visit! We ordered two different fondues to share. The chocolate was awesome! With thousands of selections of restaurants in NYC, we will definitely make a return trip to this restaurant and suggest it as a way to make at NYC trip more memorable!

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127 out of 222 people found this review helpful.

Happy Stomach

By mky84 on 1/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal, so I took a trip to the Max Brenner by Union Square for a sweet and savory breakfast. I decided on the Mexican spicy hot chocolate, which was just as it sounds. Sweet with a hint of chili pepper, which burns slightly as it goes down the throat. I had the spinach and goat cheese omelette, which was slightly disappointing, but not terrible. The plate was served with home fries and toast with a chocolate spread. While I was not wowed by anything specifically, I left warm and cozy inside, and with a very happy stomach.

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110 out of 213 people found this review helpful.

I love chocolate

By cupcakemonster on 5/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've only eaten at the one on 2nd ave. I love their savory foods, especially the salmon quiche and the chicken paella. It just fills you up. The chocolate granita is great too, and is served in a glass that says 'drink me' and with a metal straw. It was interesting and different. The desert was good, as well as the presentation. I do love the savory dishes more though, for some reason. I have to say that both times I went there, the service was crazy slow. I mean, the servers were nice and polite, but yeah. Slow service. I'll mostly come back again in the future, though.

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It was delicous!!

By Yummyfood on 1/4/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

It was heavenly, the chocolate was delicous. I have gone there at leat 3 times and every time i go there I reccomend it to someone else. The best part is even if you love chocolate but your husbond doesnt the serve regular food as well so it is a win win situation.

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Chocolate by the bold man

By girardasse on 12/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The bald man has found the right formula. The chocolate is very good but the other dishes are not too bad. No wonder it's always packed....

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302 out of 457 people found this review helpful.

Chocolate Lovers' dream come true

By cece97 on 6/24/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My only complaint about the restaurant is that it is too small. Otherwise the first smell that hits you is the chocolate and it is wonderful. I mean its almost overwhelming because you just do not know where to start. I would recommend everyone go. I felt like I could taste chocolate in everything we ate from the drink to the salad dressing but it was not so bad that you were annoyed. The wait time was not bad and the service was as expected for a busy New York restuarant.

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188 out of 379 people found this review helpful.

Fun for Breakfast

By blindwillie on 1/12/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great for a Chocoholics breakfast. Pleasant service and so much chocolate you just want to get a shoulder down and roll in it!

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