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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
  • Email: Usqreservations@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
  • "Nice place for casual dine out with your partner. Tables are quite cramped up , but the chocolate menu is worth it.. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Fantastic food and attentive service... added to indescribably delicious chocolate desserts... makes for a wonderful experience. The only downside is the noise level, perhaps unavoidable given the sheer number of patrons who continuously pack the popular restaurant. Highly recommended eating option if you're planning on doing some book buying at the Strand!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was my second time attending Max Brenner, and it was outstanding. All of the employees were really nice, and it did not take a long time for the food to arrive. Everything tasted amazing and was cooked as requested, and the chocolate cookies are so delicious! I was celebrating my four-year-anniversary when I went and the atmosphere was energetic, yet ambient and romantic. The prices are a little steep, but worth it. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My daughter discovered this while social networking and what a great discovery. I googled it and was able to make a reservation for the next day at the Union Square location. Although busy on a Saturday we were very impressed. We were there for lunch and dessert. The menu had many options to choose from and what we ordered, everything was delicious. The desserts were unique and good as well. Presentations were amazing. Cool shakes served in Alice cups, which we bought on the way out. We will definitely be back and I would recommend Max Brenner. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "If I could, I would live at Max Brenner. The noise level gets loud but the food and courteous servers make up for it!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "What a great family place!!! I recommend this for the sweet tooth fanatic - even the hot chocolate had that GREAT burst of sweetness!!! My daughter is not one to eat all of her desert and she had this HUGE crepe with bananas, powered suger and a light drizzle of chocolate and she ate the hole thing and dreamt about it all night..I guess she loved it!!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is where my daughtet wanted to go as a part of het birthday celebration....she enjoyed it and wants to go back ..it is tight seating but never felt it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time we had been here. The first time (for brunch) was fabulous and we couldn't wait to come back. The second time was for dinner, and it was just OK. The specialties that make this restaurant unique were great (hot chocolate, ice cream sundae), but the main food was nothing to write home about. Our waiter was great and fixed the few problems we had immediately (cold decaf coffee). We will go back, but probably only for brunch or dessert."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was unique and tasted good. The chocolate desserts and hot cocoa were awesome. It is a fun but busy place. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The wait staff was friendly, informative and attentive. Great selection of interactive menu items that kept kids and adults engaged. Impressed with REAL CHOCOLATE options! Genius fondue conception, direct quote from my son "I get to set food on fire!" Would recommend as a fun family experience. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We went to Max Brenner's many years ago when it was in a much more quiet location. Though I remember the prices being high even then, the servings were appropriate and the atmosphere was quaint and fun. This time, this location was loud, drafty and impersonal. We only went for dessert but the portions were tiny, including the hug mugs of hot chocolate. The taste of chocolate was delicious but small in quantity. We ordered a peanut butter ice cream dish that came with the ice cream all melted into a soup that was gone in two spoonfuls. The waiter was accommodating to substitute some items on the fondue, but the substitutions were not generous. The bill came and it truly did not feel worth it."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Despite reservation we waited almost half an hour. Food great but unbearably crowded while waiting for table and host staff very disorganized stated no bus boys to clean table even though it was ready. Long wait mostly made up for by the delicious small portions of food. Do not order garlic bread. It is literally one piece for 2 dollars which my starved children ripped apart because there was nothing else to eat as we waited. Go at non crowded times or days if possible. Mac and cheese delightful."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We went to Max Brenner for dessert. He's known for chocolate for a reason! We all ordered something different and everything was amazing. A special shout out to the fondue -yum! It is very loud though, so don't come here expecting quiet dessert and conversation "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food, awesome experience. Will dine here again. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great food, hot spot. Recommend reservation, very busy place but worth the wait."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We had a great time at this place. The kids loved the chocolate creations and the adult non-dessert food was interesting and tasty. The only complaint is that we had to wait to be seated despite having a reservation. In fact, we had to wait a good 10 minutes in line to just CHECK IN at the hostess desk and then waited another 20 or so minutes. But other than that we had a blast and would recommend this to others."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "From the moment I walked into Max Brennar's to the minute I left, I had a fabulous time filled with great food and service. Everything was delicious. The food was so unique and fun to try! I would recommend to anyone visiting NYC It is a must!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had dessert to celebrate my daughter's 18 th birthday. Delicious! Took home some yummy candy as well."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This place is for kids! We have been going there every year for birthday meals! Even though I am calorie conscious, I enjoy their chocolate drinks so much! They have a decent selection of dinner items, but dinner here is just an excuse to get to dessert. Which, by the way, starts with the chocolate drinks we order with dinner. If someone wants a panini and a simple fondue they have that too!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "It's was really nice. We celebrated my daughters birthday. The service was really good. All of the kids enjoyed their meal with a milkshake/hot chocolate. Overall experience very good. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I came to Max Brenners based upon word of mouth recommendations. Our immediate impression was one of absolute amazement. This was our first time ever eating brunch in NYC and we could not have picked a more fantastic location to start with. We loved the sweet scent of chocolate which was surprisingly NOT overwhelming at all. The service staff was quite knowledgable and made great suggestions for our first time meals. We cannot wait to come back here again with our kids, friends, and other times just as a couple!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Drinks, Fun Deserts. Very We'll Worth It. I Will Recommend It. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Best place to go for a little date or even get together with friends! Love their fondu and mac&cheese!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "One of the best service we have ever had. Smiling service and very friendly and fast. I "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Decided to meet up with friends I meet online for the first time in person. The first thing they both said was "WHAT!?, Do you smell that chocolate?!" lol....from then on they said this was an amazing choice to hangout! lol....not only did I get a chance to meet some amazing friends in person. But I also got a chance to tell them something about myself...without saying a word but by showing them this restaurant... ^_^ <3"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food!! Great prices!!! And the best deserts ever!!! Chocolate heaven!!!5"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service!! Must have a reservation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is such a fun experience. We had already been to the Philly location and decided to visit the NYC location during the kids' spring break. Had made reservation months ahead for 6:30 on Sun. night. Place was packed and VERY noisy. The NY restaurant is a little "worn" - likely due to its huge popularity and large volume of diners. Happy place with delish milkshakes and amazing dessert options. Vegetarians entree options are plentiful. Got to go!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Everything was good...just not great. The desserts are out of this world and the coffee is delicious. The waiting area was too small for the amount of people waiting. However we made a reservation and was seated right away."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was on a mommy-daughter double date and it was the perfect venue to enjoy good food and good laughs. Our waiter Rico was outstanding. He smiled the whole time he served us and was very attentive to our needs. He was friendly and very helpful with suggestionson the top foods ordered at MB. Overall, it's a great place to dine any time of the day! You can definitely never go wrong with the dessert...it's sinfully delicious!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It Was My Best Friend Cassie & I First Time There We Love Chicolate & It Was Everything We Imagined We Were Very Excited To Already Be There & The Food & Resturant Just Made It All Better Plus We Actually Got Our Boyfriends To Cone Who Kind Of Dont Like Chocolate But Can You Believe They Deffientaly Helped Us Eat The Share 2 Chocolate Fondu Lol Thank You For The Awesome Experience We Will Be Back Very Soon Chocolate Lovers Beebee & Cassie"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The place is more like a fun style place, food is very good, I love all the chocolate choices on the menu"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food is nothing to rave about, but the drinks are amazing. The service is great as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "There is nothing special about the food but it isnt bad. I got the southwest salad. It's just lettuce, sliced cherry tomatoes and croutons drenched in a pretty good dressing and 14$. My gf got the herb chicken, about a dozen small halved potatoes and tomatoes for low $20's. Even with the fondue, it's really everything you can do at home. It is super close together so don't go for romance. So much better off asking a local or finding a nice place on yelp."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The experience was amazing. Great food great service and great environment. The dessert was not only delicious but it was fun to eat."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When this place was recommended my friend only talked about the chocolate menu choices. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entrees are so very good! I had the steak quesadilla...it was great! My daughter had the Brenner Burger and finished it all! That meant you loved it! My family ordered the Salmon and they said they loved it. The desserts were FABULOUS!!!! My daughter had the SMORES sundae! It was huge but it made her day! Everything we had including the wine was GREAT! The customer service was wonderful! Matt was our server and he was funny and always on point. This really made our trip to New York wonderful!!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I wasn't sure what to expect when my wife said we were going to a chocolate restaurant for lunch but I was pleasantly surprised. A good range of food, including non chocolate items, at a reasonable price, in a great location with friendly service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Though chocolate was on almost every menu item...it was what it was. I got the banana tempura fondue - was what it was, and half the dessert pizza - the crust was a pita type of situation. I would have preferred a sugar cookie crust. Basically, for a dessert place...they could have done better, but check it out, might depend on the person."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "BEST HOT CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD. THE ITALIAN THICK HOT COCO IS TO DIE FOR"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This wasn't my first experience but it was my girlfriend very first time and she enjoyed her self a lot.The wait was longer for the food but I couldn't complain because the food was great, compliments to the chef,I will be back and probably will give a bigger tip!!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014