Max Brenner - Union Square
Fun night out with the girlsAfter a day of sight seeing, Max Brenner was a perfect night out for two mom's and their teenager daughters. It was a fun blend of chocolate concoctions and good food. The salads were delicious and they ware happy to modify to my requests. My friends also raved about the salmon and fettuccine. I highly recommend the intoxicate chocolate cocktail! The service was top notch friendly, quick put we did not feel rushed. It is a rather loud and busting place, so I would avoid it if looking for a relaxing evening. We could not leave without buying chocolate to bring home to our men.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. SurprisingGreat service. Surprising since it was packed but I really have no complaint6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatFood is very good and I'm not even including the chocolate desserts or drinks!
It's a fun place to go.
Make reservations....always packed.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNot only for chocolate lovers...My friend bought me here a week ago and I fell in love. Then I bought my girlfriends here and they loved it. The food, (which is the most important) was very tasty and yummy! I think the reason I never came here is because I had the assumption of this place only being for people who loved chocolate (not a chocolate lover at all) but there are many items on the menu that the non-sweets person would enjoy! The desserts and drinks are a little overpriced but the tasty food makes up for that. I'm glad I have found a new place to take my friends and family because this is definitely a hot spot. The B.A.L.T and the Bacon Mac and cheese is the best!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing chocolate!great place to go to with kids or with any chocolate lover
pizza was excellent - very thin crusted
they used to have crepes with asparagus and cheese and they were outstanding, unfortunately, they took them off the menu
but pizza was very goo, too
however, the high point of Max Brenner experience is chocolate - you can have it in many different varieties and it tastes great!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, great waiters!I've forgotten how many times I've been there, but I didn't forget how awesome this place was! The workers were still incredibly nice, the food was excellent, and the whole place looked great. 5 stars!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousI absolutely love Max Brenners and have come here 6 times with my friends in the span of one month! I used to come here with my parents when I was much younger and now have my friends hooked too. All the food is delicious whether from the dessert menu or lunch menu or kids' menu. My favorite is the churros fondue and if I could I'd eat some everyday. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly and accommodating. I wish my food could be cooked in seconds though! I love it all that much. It completely makes sense that the food will take as much as 30 minutes to arrive but try telling that to my stomach.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but Great DessertsI have been to Max Brenner several times. My advice to people would be to go only for desserts. The entree's and appetizers are very pricey but does not compare to their desserts. So basically you shouldn't get anything that doesn't include chocolate in it (because Max Brenner is very known for its chocolate). Getting a non-chocolate incorporated dish is a waste of calories and money. Regarding service, I would have to say that the food comes out very quickly. However, it is sometimes hard to get the waiters attention due to the high volume of customers. I also think that the atmosphere is a bit loud and the seating arrangements make me feel claustrophobic. Overall, Max Brenner's has amazing desserts and is definitely worth a visit!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually a place known forUsually a place known for dessert doesn't always have the best regular food- but all the food was delish! I ordered an amazing mac and cheese with tomatoes (and I added spinach) - it was so good! My friends also order the risotto and burgers and loved them. For dessert we got sundaes and s'mores (with peanut butter and chocolate sauces)... YUM! highly recommend!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMlove maxgreat sweet and savory options. this is a go to for me when people are in town. also easy for everyone to get to since its right in union square. and lots of good outdoor wandering spots around. also love that its spacious (compared to other new york spots!)6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a special occasionPerfect for a special occasion for chocolate loving 12 year old boys. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed the food.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great place for a birthdayIt was great place for a birthday lunch! Food was amazing!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter dessert than foodThe food is pretty standard, nothing you couldn't find at a generic Applebee's, but the dessert is phenomenal. The variety alone is astounding! I've been there a couple times already and am eager to continuing going until I've tried everything! Gotta pick through that hot chocolate menu!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique BrunchOur group of seven enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch in June of 2012. This is Willie Wonka's home away from home. The savory items were delicious and, of course, the sweets where unique and out-of-this-world. Great service and creative food makes for a delicious start to a Sunday's activities.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe manager, Michael, is reallyThe manager, Michael, is really cool and recognized me from last year when I came in once. That was cool! I really liked the artichoke spinach dip - it's kinda why I go there and they have yummy alcholic beverages.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll never tire of this placeGood service. Great food. Friendly and patient workers. Positive atmosphere not too quiet not loud. All in all a great experience especially with a group of friends. I'll definitely be back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!I had a very good experience here and loved most of the food. I stuck with the desserts and was very happy that I did. I shared a bunch of dishes for the table and it was great! There was only one dish I got that I wasn't a huge fan of6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMust Go!When you first walk in it's so intimate. The lights are dim and every table has a candle. Mostly couples. If you make online or over the phone reservations you get seated right away. The service is excellent. The food is so good, the waiter will tell you all of the favorites on the menu. The music is good. Everything comes out fast. You don't have to wait long for food at all. You can buy chocolate at the chocolate shop before or after your meal. It's a great place and it's a great price for two. I would recommend this place to anyone. I love it and I can't wait to go again.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time goingThis was my first time going here , i heard of it on tumblr. It came out to be the best restaurant ive ever went to ! The delicious burger and waffle fries were amzing , ididnt get to taste chocolate but im pretty sure is taste very good. Im looking forward to come back again very soon !6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticI went here for my birthday a couple of days ago, and the food was fantastic, the service was fantastic, and, I didn't even tell them that it was my birthday, but they sand happy birthday anyway!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Love max Brenner's! TheWe Love max Brenner's! The ambience is fun. The food is surprisingly good, I mean really delicious! The desserts are to die for! The prices are reasonable. The neighborhood is great too, right across from Union Square Park. Great place for fun with friends or family!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSharing5 of us shared two appetizers, 3 entrees and 3 desserts.
If you want a frozen chocolate drink order it with your meal.
Savor dessert by itself6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!Thank goodness for Max Brenner! My friends and I were visiting the city for the first time and Max Brenner was one of the highly recommended restaurants to visit. And boy, we were not disappointed! I had made reservations for a Monday morning, 11AM - however, the place was fairly empty and quiet, so my group would have been fine without reservations as well.
I had the Max'ican Omelette, which comes with a side of potatoes, a biscuit, and melted chocolate. The omelette was so good - the roasted salsa added such a nice kick! The biscuit was also one of the best I've tried - very flaky and soft, and tasted great with the chocolate.
We also shared the chocolate sampler amongst four people for dessert - delish!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chocolate martini wasThe chocolate martini was so yummy! Make sure you go hungry because you want to try many of the entrees and all of the desserts.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceThis place is amazing, a chocolate world for adults with grown-up attributes. The food is exquisitely prepared and delicious and the atmosphere is electric with the right set of music for all :)6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and noisy - perfect for kidsNice atmosphere for kids as there's a lot to look at and take in from the minute you enter the building. Not a place to go for a romantic dinner date because of the noise level. Lunch dishes were very good, ranging from the mac & cheese for the kids to the B.A.L.T. sandwich for me. A little pricey for what you're getting, but the quality and freshness of the food did not disappoint. Menus are a bit complex but our waitress was very helpful and patient. Desserts, again, were a bit overpriced but were fun for the kids and very tasty. Overall, we enjoyed our meal there. Would definitely go back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's Nothing but Chocolate..If you're a chocolate lover, then, it's a must to visit this place.. Food paired with chocolate, desserts submerged with White, Dark, & Milk chocolate and beverages with chocolate... Definitely try the Chocolate Chai with a double shot of Bailey's and some warm Chocolate Churros... :)6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great waiter,Great service, great waiter, excellent food. We were 15 minutes early and they took us - no problem.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulI enjoyed Max Brenners so much. Everything was great. The food was good and the dessert was phenomenal. This is a great place for everyone and I'm sure everyone will enjoy their time.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!This wasn't my first time at Max Brenner and it definitely won't be my last either. We came here to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was great (the Mac and cheese is usually a favorite). If you want something more on the healthy side, the Asian salad is very good as well. The desserts are a must have. We ordered a nutella and strawberry crepe and it was really satisfying, especially to the taste buds of a chocolate lover. Granted, we did have to wait a bit in spite of the fact that we did have a reservation, but max Brenner is a well sought out restaurant and serves many people daily, so that is definitely taken into consideration. Overall, we all had a wonderful time and will definitely be back in the future!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around awesomeBest mac and cheese ever! Delicious, fresh risotto. Fun atmosphere. The whole place smells like chocolate. Great presentation of food and drinks. Can't wait to go back.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDessert!The best place to go for a full course on sweet anything.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!!We discovered Max Brenner recently on a trip to Philadelphia. Our kids, age 7 & 9, loved it so much we had to come to the NYC one (this is the one closest to where we live). It is a kids & chocolate lovers paradise!! Everything is really good, and there is even a chocolate shop where you can purchase some really unique items I haven't seem at the other chocolate stores. We plan to come back and also dine in other Max Brenner locations.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily LunchMy sister and I met our relatives from out of town here for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The mac & cheese was fantastic & especially tasty with the marinara sauce. The sauce served with the B.A.L.T. was a perfect compliment. My cousin thoroughly enjoyed her burger. We saved room to try the banana waffles and european fondue-both to die for. I will definitely bring my nieces when they come to visit next month.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Amazing DessertThe food is dreat the dessert is why you go and keep going!!!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMelgradThey accommodate you well. You can laugh and have a fun time with friends over great food. The berry love drink is a favorite, as well as the fondu.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took our kids and had suchWe took our kids and had such a fun family time. The menu was unique and forced our kids to try something different. It turned out to be one of there top 5 places to eat in New York.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMChocolate heavenFantastic chocolate dishes. Generous sizes all round. Very fun - like 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory'5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeMax Brenner is one of those must-have experiences in NYC. The food is absolutely fantastic! The place is always crowded and it can be tough to get a table so I recommend making reservations beforehand.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMfunGood food and good fun for the kids and the whole group. Brunch was delicious, portions were generous. Chocolate beverages were yummy. Friendly and efficient service.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Theater DinnerPerfect for a pre-dinner theater dinner with kids. Food is really good with an adult and kid friendly menu. Desserts are fabulous. Service outstanding and reservations honored.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a chocolate fanI found the menu to be extensive! We had gone after a recommendation from a friend who knew i loved
Chocolate! The place did not disappoint! My husband who loves savoury was also cared for with the wide range of foods! I loved the nutty berry cocktail and the chocolate pizza!
We had booked a table for after 7 but with getting there at 6 and due to rain, we were accommodated easily which we thought was great!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for birthdaysWe went for my daughter's 16th birthday, with a group of friends.
They sent me a text that our table was ready, and thought that was cool.
I loved the BLT sandwich with the waffles fries. The desserts were great! Staff were nice and patient.
We will definitely go there again5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST Hot ChocolateEvery time I am in the city I have to go here. Great food but the hot chocolate in drool worthy!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite NYC restaurant!This is our only must visit restaurant in the city. Over the last four years they've added many wonderful menu items. We've eaten here at all times of the day and night, week days and weekends. The food and service is consistently good. The choclate shop has been the source for many great gifts and treats. Now that my daughter has graduated, we won't be coming to the city as regularly. We will be looking for another city with a Max Brenner!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI love MAX BSo I have to 1st start off with how freakin great the food is!! Jeez baby!!! The drinks are amazing!!! And lets not even talk about how perfect the desserts are!!! I love coming here, the staff is friendly but the food really does speak for itself! Make sure to make reservations so you don't have to deal with line or all the people crowding the hostess!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time!Good time for a special night. My daughter graduated from Fordham Graduate School with her MSW and she chose to celebrate here since it's one of our favorites. Good food and excellent chocolate = fun night!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMoverall it was great but despiteoverall it was great but despite making a reservation and calling ahead to confirm my time they were not ready for us when we arrived and we had to wait for 10 minutes to be seated, which is not ideal when you've had a long day at work and are waiting to eat dinner5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMChocolate lovers paradiseIf you love chocolate or even if you don't you can't miss this place! Everything from the drinks to appetizers main course to dessert is artfully presented and so delicious that you'll forget how close you are to the table next to you!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place in NYC for deserts.Best place in NYC for deserts. Great Chocolate Fondue. Wish they could innovate on their menu a bit.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM