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Max Brenner - Union Square
Max Brenner - Union Square

Max Brenner - Union Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxbrenner.com
  • Phone: (646) 467-8803
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs - 9:00am - Midnight
    Fri - 9:00am - 2:00am
    Sat - 9:00am - 2:00am (brunch is served from 9:00am - 4:00pm)
    Sun - 9:00am - Midnight (brunch is served from 9:00am - 4:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Max Brenner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Management (212) 388-0030
  • Entertainment: Max Brenner's signature music play list.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 13th and 14th Streets
  • Public Transit: L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Parking: No
A word from Max Brenner - Union Square
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 WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT THE QUALITY, TASTE & PRESENTATION OF MAX BRENNER LUNCH FOOD OPTIONS. WHILE DESERTS ARE CERTAINLY THE #1 DRAW, WOW WHAT GREAT LUNCH OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Onion rings soggy, veggie burger soggy, flatbread soggy, chocolate cake dry, brownie in chocolate palace dry. Arugula salad good. So the food was really disappointing. I guess people go mainly for dessert, but even that wasn't great. There was no toilet paper in the bathroom, and there were paper towels all over the floor because the waste baskets were full. And the sink was dirty. The hostesses were also not friendly. The waitress was fine, and we were served quickly."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Being that it was my first time at the restaurant I had a lot of expectations. The food was amazing along with it's desert but service was not as great. I had to flag another waiter down to get my waiter. I cannot help but recommend this place to my friends due to the awesome food. Literally in love! If it was not for the food I would have easily given this place 2 stars. I also noticed that some of the waiters were not in uniform I thought that was a little unprofessional. Although the food was great, service was not. But if you're patient enough the food is definitely worth the wait. I would definitely come here again in hopes of better service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I went to have dinner with 2 people who are both tourists new to New York City. We really loved the food and I had reserved a table just a few hours before we went and I had no problem getting a seat. Our table was positioned right on top of the air conditioning unit so it was a bit cold but nothing we couldnt have handled. The table behind us had a group of at least 10 college students that were drinking beer so they were pretty, actually really, loud but that's not the restuarants fault. We ordered four things; two appetizers an entree and fondue. The entree came around 30 to 40 minutes late and was kindly taken off our bill. Our waiter, Elliot was so nice and he's probably the reason we got a free entree and I'm giving a good review!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Max brenner is the best place fr dessert especially when it comes to chocolate lovers there good is also very good it's very romantic fr two but also wonderful fr special occasions"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The decoration is delightful, the service is top notch and the chocolate is the best I have ever experienced. Had a wonderful time and a return visit is a must."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had made reservations online and when I arrived I was shown to a table upstairs, which had no ambiance. I had to ask to move downstairs where all the action was. I had 3 teen girls with me, why didn't they just give me good table the first time, esp when I had a reservation? Being upstairs was so blah, I could hav been anywhere, you want to be downstairs."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had wanted to bring my ex fiance here since we were still together and it was great to finally knock that off our list. The food was immaculate and the drinks and desserts were positively unique and delicious. My ex fiance felt like it was the perfect date and I would have to say that the service there contributed to that. Overall, it was a perfect experience and we will be returning again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food and dessert at max Brenner was good. My group and I wet happy with the food but was very disappointed with the service. Our waitress was not very friendly."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "...but execution needs work. Food came out cold, so we had to send it back. My nephew ordered the chocolate syring, but the server neglected to mention there was a cap on it. He nearly choked as the cap shot to the back of his throat. Food portions were small for the cost, and the restrooms were super dirty."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food is pretty good, come for dessert. Unbelievable fondue, ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, hot chocolate, etc. Fun atmosphere with "chocolate piping" along the ceiling."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Was here for lunch, but should have had more chocolate."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is my third trip to a Max Brenner's, and this time we ventured out to the non-chocolate centric meals. They were amazingly good! I tried the quinoa arugula salad served on a cornmeal waffle - quite tasty and fresh. My kids tried the strawberry waffles and chicken panini - scrumptious!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is the best place in NY,me and my daughters love it,a lot of nice deserts.Everything is good there."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Tables are very closely spaced, makes sitting uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I didn't know what to expect but I wasdefinitely pleased and the fid was amazing."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Skip diner and go straight for dessert. Try smores!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Go straight to dessert. The chocolate marshmallow pizza is awesome!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It was awesome. Plus, our waiter was kinda cute. His name was Elie I believe. He was very energetic, enthusiastic, and playful. The fondue was great, but I feel it was a bit overpriced for two people. I could see it as around $19."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Max Brenner, you the real MVP. Nothing else to say that would suffice."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were at Max Brenners immediately before taking a bus back to Boston. Our friend was late and we let our server know our situation... He was the best! He was very attentive, he helped Get some of the orders in before she arrived and even cheered when she did finally show up (sweating and out of breath). We had a great time and were easily out in time for our bus!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We've been trying to get in here for a while but the super quick turnaround for tables after an hour wait most night, we kept missing our table! The food was amazing, the service friendly, and the overall presentation was great. Noisy enough, but we had a tucked away table for two"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Took my daughter and neice for a fun chocolate treat , and we were not disappointed. Loved it ! The desserts are delicious and they even give you a flame for toasting Marshmellows !"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my 9-year old niece and my mom here for brunch. The food and service was very good! All of the chocolate made it a very decadent and rich meal. I particularly loved the sweet / savory combination."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My girl and i loved it . She a chocolate feind. It was her first time food was on point drinks ok mint lemonaid a little to strong other than that service and quality of max brenner are up to par"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food and menu. Can't wait to go back. Craving cheesesteak on a waffle and chocolate marshmallow pizza."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The place was packed but service never slumped ..food was great"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had a waiter who wanted me and my date to leave early, I presume. Rather than letting us wrap up, he rudely picked up our glasses (that we were still drinking from), wiped down our table, and said goodbye -- though we had made no move to leave yet and there was no crowd waiting to be seated. I'd honestly never come here again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal at Max Brenners. The food was tasty and the desserts were out of this world but the server was so great. She really made the experience very nice. And the food came out super fast and no wait for the check. Perfect."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Max Brenner is a great place to go for a date night or even out with one of your friends. The brenner burger is outstanding and the fondue for two was simply delicious. The dim lights and tea light candles at each table definitely were very relaxing along with the smell of chocolate !"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Really good food. The service was awesome. Chocolate was heaven!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great presentation of fantastic food! Service was excellent and very pleasant. Pleasant atmosphere allowing for conversation and sharing of food ordered . Chocolate galore !!! Happy !!! Happy !!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Love my experience here, the cheesesteak waffle was so delicious as well as the waffle fries. If you love chocolate this is the place to go to ! They also have good choices for people that don't like chocolate,"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went here on a Saturday night and was looking for a dessert bar. This place got great reviews on Yelp so we decided to try it out. I ordered the Warm Heart Truffle Cake and my wife had the Strawberry Banana Crepe. The Cake was a bit dry and may have been over cooked. The crepe was good but was a little too sweet. Next time I would visit I would have to make sure the cake won't be dry and ask them not to put powdered sugar on top of the crepe. Besides the desserts the cappuccino I had in the kangaroo cup was excellent. The little taste of chocolate after each sip was a nice touch, I will ask for a piece of dark chocolate next time. Overall not a bad experience, but a little disappointed in the quality of the desserts."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!Great chocolate based food!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place to go for dessert, especially if you love chocolate! It has become a tradition for our family every time we visit New York."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I loved the concept and the food was great! The chocolate is amazing. MUST try."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went for a romantic date night and it was totaly that. Perfect ambience, the drinks were amazballs, and amazing food. Such a great time. The waiter was super knowledgable and efficient. Great time."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food and drinks were great. I had a Berry cocktail and the presentation was as wonderful as it tasted. I had a waffle sandwich with prosciutto, arugula, grueyere and apples and it was even better than i expected. The only thing I would recommend is definitely book a reservation in advance because it was very crowded with long waits. The hostess was overwhelmed and flustered."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I've been here several times and the food and service is excellent. Unfortunately it's very noisy which makes it difficult for conversation. Puts a bit of a damper on the overall experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014