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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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317 out of 592 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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212 out of 543 people found this review helpful.

Deliciousness served by the inept and uncaring

By Bad_Elf on 3/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

i saw the review for this shop and thought: i must go there. So i went, my husband and three friends in tow. The experience was dreadful. The crowd i expected, although there was no crowd control, which might have been helpful and avoid the constant elbows in the face. The decor was loud, but interesting. i hoped that the hour wait was worth it. It wasn't. We finally got our table, and our waitress ignored us. We asked for water 4 times, and never received it. The incorrect item was brought to the table and, when we remarked upon the error, the waitress gave us attitude. Granted, it was so loud that when we said, "This is coffee; we wanted toffee with a "T"", she appeared perplexed, but proceeded to argue that they didn't have coffee hot chocolate, only mocha. The manager was the saving grace, because she came over to assist. 20 minutes after we asked for the check and didn't receive it, we tossed some cash onto the table and left. It was thoroughly disappointing. i'll be heading to the Cloisters for my hot chocolate from now on.

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293 out of 655 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.

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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300 out of 455 people found this review helpful.

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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183 out of 369 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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118 out of 227 people found this review helpful.

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.

If you like lukewarm hotchocolate with a cold slab of tofu MaxBrenner is for you

By Satch on 8/31/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

My husband & I have heard great things about Max Brenner's Restaurant & decided to try it & were very disappointed. Being vegetarian, I ordered a tofu sandwich which consisted of a plain cold slice of tofu taken right out of the container and placed between the bread, smeared with a teaspoon of guacamole & a a side order of salad. When we asked for tap water, only one glass was filled. I ordered hot chocolate, which was lukewarm & thin in consistency. My husband ordered the mexican spicy hot chocolate which was thin in consistency, lukewarm and had the exact same taste as mine. When we questioned the waiter about the hot chocolate, he said that we got what we asked for !!! Max Brenner needs a better, more creative chef and quality of care.

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113 out of 227 people found this review helpful.

Let the tourists have it.

By Kyomara on 10/13/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The Italian hot chocolate was great, but everything else was awful. Food took forever to come out. My date's cappuccino was served at almost room temperature, and it took them another twenty minutes to correct it. The worst though was the chocolate cake. So many restaurants serve warm-centered chocolate cake, you'd think the one at a restaurant supposedly all about chocolate would at least be average. It wasn't. It was barely warm, for one thing, and it tasted like bread instead of cake. Decor was cheesy and touristy. Take people with kids visiting from out of town. If you like good food, stay away. But the Italian hot chocolate really was good. And our waitress was very nice about everything. Ain't her fault.

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