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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
  • "The food was amazing as usual, the service at the hostess desk was simply horrible. They were backed up with reservations, its not the firrst time it happens and we had to wait about 25minutes. It is annoying because there is not a plece to wait and the people were very annoying on top of us. The hostess wasnt nice either. The garbage in the bathroom was overflowing, not good either."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had a great time eating here with my daughter (and friend) for her 16th birthday. Great chocolate drinks! The fun chocolate atmosphere made the lunch feel special."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A reservation was made and the table was still not ready when we got there. We waited an extra 30 minutes and the waiter serving us was horrible"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Max Brenner's is known around the city for it's desserts and fondue but it was surprisingly disappointing. The service was good, but perhaps I ordered the wrong menu item because I did not really enjoy the dessert I got. With all the hype, I was expecting something pretty spectacular. Instead, it was just alright, and a little overpriced."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I brought a friend from out of town. The food was good and our deserts heavenly. My kids loved it."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food was ok, but service was sadly not ok. Our waiter was nice, but we had to ask for everything . Never asked if we wanted a second drink. Never took away our empty glasses. We watched our desert go from table to table because the runner didn't know who ordered it. Fondue was seriously disappointing. Won't go back and won't recommend it."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The service was fast and on point. I enjoyed the atmosphere... I would definitely frequent the restaurant again in the near future..."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food service and everything about here is outstanding. This was the best experience of my life and I had Chantel as a waitress and I loved her. Best place ever."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I really like how the service is also its a good place to go on a date with your Gf/bf they would love it. For my first time it was great. Everything was good about this place. Thumbs up."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were told by friends this experience was a "must" for families and that our children would love the "Willy Wonka" likeness. This is not Willy Wonka's chocolate factory...it is a restaurant that has a large selection of desserts and that also sells chocolates. One of our knives was dirty, the tables were very close, and the waitress was in a hurry. I think she sensed my family was not excited. Our dinners were yummy. I think this restaurant is for folks who want to eat chocolate and shop chocolate afterwards to celebrate something special. There is so much beauty and history in the Village that being somewhere else in this neighborhood will be okay for families."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Good music, good chocolate and good service! I´m from Brazil and I loved this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "A friend had recommended this restaurant since we were visiting in NYC and known for their chocolate. I'm a huge chocolate person so I had high hopes but came away with disappointment. We ordered the 80s milkshake and the melting chocolate truffle heart cake. We were not impressed with either, the milkshake was runny, tasted like ice and the cake was not very flavorful. The best part was pouring the chocolate ganache on top of it! We also ate chicken panini, Sunday Mood Pasta, and Ultimate Mole Burrito which my husband loved. Dinner was much better than dessert! We bought chocolates from the shop which are better than the desserts. Best part is that the restaurant is open late, takes reservations, and had the best waiter ever E.J."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was such a romantic spot to be with a loved one, it made everything feel so special."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "A different menu! Best milk shakes and dessert is a must have!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The classic fondue was amazing... it included various dipping fruits, desserts, and milk/dark/carmel sauces...perfect end to dinner or a date!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love max brenner! Doesn't matter how bad or good your day is, it will make it that much better!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My experience at Max Brenner was great, the food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I loved eating here! It was my first time and had heard such great things about the food. The service was excellent and the food: even better!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I'd never eaten dinner here before; only dessert. I found out what I was missing out on. I got the waffle with prosciutto, gruyere and apples. It was incredible. My husband and I shared it and I wish I had gotten my own!! But, then I wouldn't have had room for the DELICIOUS peanut butter, banana and chocolate crepes. This is definitely one of the coolest places in the city. Our waiter was incredible, too!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Off the charts chocolate. Love everything especially the pancakes with blood orange syrup."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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
  • "Great for kids and adults! Fast and service was great!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "Love the menu, great innovative things to eat, specially for chocolate addicts like me..."
    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
  • "They understand that their best asset is their dessert menu and don't try to overload you with dinner items. Everything pre-dessert is very basic and leads you perfectly toward what you came there for."
    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