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Max Brenner - Boston
Max Brenner - Boston

Max Brenner - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxbrenner.com
  • Email: andrean@maxbrenner.com
  • Phone: (617) 274-1741
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs - 10:00am - 11:00pm
    Fri - 10:00am - 1:00am
    Sat - 9:00am - 1:00am (Brunch served from 10:00am - 3:00pm)
    Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm (Brunch served from 10:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Max Brenner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Max Brenner's signature music play list.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Fairfield and Exeter
  • Public Transit: Take the MBTA towards Government Center. Our restaurant is located closest to the Copley Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter street parking and garage parking at the Prudential Center across the street are available.
A word from Max Brenner - Boston
Known worldwide as the ultimate destination for chocolate, Max Brenner is the perfect place to eat… and indulge. Fill up on Really Crunchy Mac & Cheese, a pressed waffle sandwich or our ever-popular Brenner Burger. But save room, because the main course is dessert. Experience chocolate to the fullest and enjoy hot chocolate, Choctails, fondues, sugar waffles and more. Our most iconic dishes are served in specially-designed ceramic utensils, turning chocolate consumption into a chocolate ceremony. So double dip, lick your fingers and forget to share because at Max Brenner there aren’t rules – all you have to do is really love chocolate. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I felt the their regular dinner menu was mediocre, however their desserts and drinks were amazing! The chocolate cocktails are deliciously dangerous, and their milkshakes are so good! We had their dessert pizza , which was pretty good, but a larger size was too much for 3 of us to split. But I would definitely come back to have dessert and drinks again! Definitely make a reservation - we made one for 6pm on a Saturday night and we walked right in! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Every experience I have at Max Brenner is different but their service is always good. Last time, the flat bread pizza was burnt from the bottom and the greek salad wasn't tasty at all. But the burger was delicious and the dessert as well. We ordered the dark chocolate cookie which comes with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. The milkshake was also very tasty. However, it is not a destination for parents or the older generation who are sensitive to noise because the music was too loud we could barely hear each others speak."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Cool restaurant with incredible potential. The food and service need to be improved a few notches and whatever you do avoid the fish tacos... Not sure how these made it or continue to stay on the menu. Probably best for just desserts and drinks. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everything is super A except service (very slow and less friendly). I hope that it improves, it could be the difference between being a reasonably good and simply the best restaurant. And why not? They're great in everything else, I'm sure they'd love to improve. Let's see. :-)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was tasty. Service was OK, although our appetizers and entrees were delivered at the same time. The restaurant is extremely loud - both the music and the patrons."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Couldn't wait to try this place.. who doesn't love chocolate... However once in the restaurant we where let down on all levels. They sat us at the worse table in the restaurant, next to the server bar pickup area where the towering dirty dishes sat. We took it upon ourselves to move to the bar. The 3 guys behind the bar where nice and for the most part attentive, however not engaging in conservation with the customers at all, each other yes but not the customers. The food was just ok... after eating, I wasn't thinking of when I would want to come back for more because it was so good. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I went to Max Brenner on the suggestion of a friend and was not disappointed! Our waiter was fast and friendly, with good recommendations. The menu had a lot to choose from. I had my six year old daughter with me, and she really enjoyed the kid's pizza. I had the steak panini which was excellent! Of course, Max Brenner specializes in chocolate, so we each had a chocolate drink. She had a milkshake, I had a White Russian. Yum! The best part of the meal was the dessert...we had the European fondue, which was excellent and fun! There were so many other things to choose from that looked good too. Overall, Max Brenner was fast, kid friendly, and had great food and desserts. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I went for dinner and dessert (of course!) with a few friends and found the service to be unremarkable. We rarely saw our waitress and waited for extended periods of time to place our orders. The table next to us sat after us but seemed to breeze through their meal and dessert (we think they knew their waitress) but I have never felt as unattended to as I did with our server that evening. We were practically chasing her down and trying to get her attention the entire evening. The restaurant was not busy (a few tables around us) so I'm not sure what the issue was but this will probably deter my friends and I from visiting in the near future. The food was enjoyable; the portions were good, the flavors were good but nothing memorable."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was very good. My friends and I had a great time sittin on the patio! It was a little chilly later in the evening but we were able to get our checks and leave before it got too cold."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I loved the panini and waffle fries but much to my surprise I thought the dessert was only okay. The service was very friendly but slow. We had no napkins or utensils when the food arrived. We also had no condiments and my friend never got her coffee. I'm not saying I would never go back but it was a disappointing first experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Noise - music was way too loud. I couldn't hear my group or the waitstaff, the music was simply too loud. Waitstaff - trying too hard to be cool. My waitress tried to make comments about our choices that just made her sound like she was fishing for tips/trying to be cool. Drinks were slow to refill. Reservations - meaningless. I made a reservation several days in advance and still had to wait when I arrived. Desserts - mixed. We got: Mexican Spicy Hot Choc. - not really spicy or that chocolaty Euphoria Peanut Butter Choc. Fudge Sundae - delicious Melting Choc. Heart Cake & Shake - small for the price and mediocre Choc. Hazelnut Milkshake - very good Their "tea infusions" are just loose leaf tea."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Unfortunately this restaurant has changed its menu and all the best choices are missing. They changed it a while ago but we gave it another try. The deserts are amazing. Always were always are, but the food is mostly sandwiches. I have been a big max Brenner fan for a long time, but I will only go for desert now not food. Though I should add the server we had this trip was AMAZING. The customer service in general is top notch - the whole way. Every thing we aske about they were all over."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "For the price of the food and drinks, I wasn't terribly impressed. I think it's a great place to go for simply dessert, but definitely after dinner. The sandwiches were alright. Just very noisy and filled with teenagers. Overall an ok experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went for lunch, and the food was very good. They were out of one item that someone in our party wanted, but other than that everything was fine. Dessert was delicious! Tons of good choices."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food here is always amazing. As a party of 4 we each tried a different cocktail and they were all fabulous, by far the best was their Chocolate Martini. Although the service could have been better; forgetting to ring in drinks and lengthy time for appetizers to make it to the table, the food was worth the wait. Lastly desert; fondue for two ... One word: incredible. This dessert was plentiful in size (more than enough for 4) and absolutely a fun, delicious, interactive desert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service slow. Drinks came after we received dinner. My martini was warm and my daughters shake was melted. Should have said something but too busy eating. Food was very good though, but all in all overpriced. Music was way too loud. Could barely hear the waitress and hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I took my sister out for her birthday. We had an a maxing time. The food was great!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "On Thursday, March 27th I made a reservation at 1:15pm for two people during restaurant week located on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. This was my first time at Max Brenner and unfortunately, it will be my last. After sitting down the waitress came over to my friend and I and said she would be right with us. After 15 minutes, she came over and we ordered from the restaurant week menu of our three courses including our drinks. By 1:45, my friend and I still did not even have waters. By 2:15 of not getting our entrees, I searched the restaurant to find the manager and had to request for my lunch and dessert to go for my friend and I. This was still another 15 minute process. The food ended up being delicious but there service was so poor."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Dinners were fine but nothing special and desserts or at least the one I picked stated it had 4 scoops of icecream but it seemed like it had one scoop of icecream and 3 scoops of peanuts. Maybe I didn't read the description closely enough. service was fine."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our group had an amazing time at Max Brenners. The food was amazing and the desserts were so fun to try! The service was a little weak but it didn't affect our experience too much. Definitely would recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place gave a whole new meaning to my daughter's sweet 16 th birthday."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Brenner burger was great , as was the Italian hot chocolate. BUT, after being brought to our table we waited and waited for some one to take our order. Then we waited a long time to even get our water. The menu and food are fun and delicious but the wait service should be improved."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Perfect for any occasion. Loved the ambiance and service was very efficient and friendly. Food was AMAZING and gift shop is a very nice touch. The menu options were perfect!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "MB is a great spot for when you feel like indulging. Not only is everything on the menu large, but most things are accompanied by chocolate. Great for a different, sweeter brunch on weekends."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "A few co-workers and I dined here recently and from the minute you walk into the restaurant untl you walk out you are engulfed in the sweet smell of rich chocolate. This years food selection once again was wonderful and very filling. I wsh I could havestayed and indulge in some of the many chocolate drinks other than the expresso (decadent) but had to get back to work. Next visit to Max Brenner will be for dinner and I'm sure that will surpass lunch."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had a fabulous time at Max Brenner's last weekend. While a little on the pricier side, all of the food was amazing. I would recommend the strawberry hazelnut crepe and the salted caramel hot chocolate."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love Max Brenner but had a bad server. He included a milkshake he forgot to bring me on the bill. A milkshake I asked for twice :( it took a solid 15 min just to get water."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The experience would have been better if we weren't sitting on stools at a high table. I made my reservations a week in advance hoping to get priority seating to a nice intimate table but instead we got a high table out in the open in front of the bar and the door behind the host. The cold breeze was the distracting and the people lounging around from the bar mixed with the people waiting to be seated were absolutely too close to our table. Our table barely fit our two plates so having people so close to our already small table was not appetizing. The fondue was overpriced for what we got. There were about an ounce or two of melted chocolate for the fondue."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I thought this restaurant was excellent! Everything from taste to service, 5 stars! The desserts and presentation were amazing!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "we will never come here again ....poor experience all around"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Was expecting a lot better. But everything turned out alright. Had a panini little overloaded but still delicious nonetheless. Drinks a little pricey for the service but right for the brand name."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went for Sunday Brunch. The menu is huge and leans toward the sweet side of brunch. Chocolate, Hazelnut Crepes and Banana Waffles to name a couple. Fun food to share and everything really was good. Service was friendly. We even got some Easter Basket shopping done while we were there. We will return."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food and drinks are excellent, and the chocolate themes are so fun! It's a little pricey, but it's worth it for a fun meal every once in a while!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I went with a group of girls visiting Boston and we wanted to go get some dinner and chocolate. We all ordered some dinner and then decided we didn't really feel like waiting and ordering dessert - so I can't comment on how that would have been but I am sure the chocolate was delicious. The main meals there are not good and I would not recommend any of it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time trying all the different chocolate-themed drinks. The restaurant was loud but our server was very attentive and never pressured us into buying food. Definitely going back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was a pleasant experience. A good place to take a date for her birthday!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "False advertising. Did not offer Valentine's menu on Saturday, even though we called and asked beforehand on Wednesday when placing reservation. Said ran out of materials - could've at least prepared enough dishes to offer on Saturday, as promised."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Honestly, don't come here for good service and entrees, stick to the bar and a desert/ hot Chocó."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A little loud for a date night but we were able to get by with the noise. However, our waiter was very slow and not just because of having other tables but because of his socializing with his coworkers. Other than the service and ambiance, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent, the mac and cheese is a must try and I would highly reccomend the salmon. There are not a ton of dinner options but going for a few drinks, a quick bite, and some incredible dessert would be the ideal trip. I will definitley be sitting at the bar next trip rather than booking a table, the service seemed much faster and even on a Friday night there were plenty of seats open, as long as you were with a small group."
    Dined on 3/14/2014