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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
  • "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
  • "Really enjoyed lunch with the Bald Man. The food was good and the portions on the panini sandwiches were just right. The chocolate mole was huge. The best part is the decadent and delicious desserts. Save lots of room and eat more chocolate!!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "They make you wait to sit, even if they have many empty tables. Not a good policy. Lets say you get there and they have 30 empty tables, my friend was coming in 10 minutes, there were lots of empty tables. I told the lady seating people at the Computer that I would like to be seated and have a cup of coffee since there were so many empty tables, she said no, she could not seat me. Just a stupid policy at 4:30 PM when no one it there. The place never did fill up on Tuesday, the whole time I was there. I could understand it if they had lots of reservations, but they did not.. it was the in between time. This kind of all or nothing policy is not a good experience for the customer. Experience Restauranteurs would know this if they bothered to."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The desserts here are amazing....would highly recommend it for that however would not recommend coming for dinner. Other food is average and overpriced - save your calories and wallet and splurge on the dessert!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I am a 'chocoholic' & I love this place!!! I always share my lunch so I can eat one of the desserts! Our server even made sure I got one of the little carafe's of the melted chocolate that I love so much. I will be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had the best experience at max Brenner for my birthday.. I will totally go back.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday morning for brunch. At 11 am the restaurant was busy but not packed. Several of the groups ordered pancakes, which they described as ok, but chewy. The notable thing was the blood orange mapple syrup. I personally ordered the burrito with Mole sauce. I have had better at chain restaurants. My brother got eggs that would have been way too overcooked for me. The food was mediocre, but the drinks were really outstanding. The White Chai was amazing! I recommend going for dessert and the drinks, but I would not go back to order regular food. I should note that the service was great. They didn't miss a thing and food came out in a timely manner."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We didn't know where to eat Sunday night so we randomly searched on google and found this spot. Luckily they were still take reservations and we were able to get one at 8:15. (Perfect!) we got there half hour early and was told our table will be ready close to 8:15. Food was good, I had the burger with the waffle fries, nothing special about the burger but the fries were yumm and dipping sauce was great! My bf had the pasta, can't remember the name but it had lots of garlic in it, it was decent. our meals came out no more than 15 mins. Ppl usually come here for chocolate, but we decided to skip that (maybe next time). Overall, this place was good. On the other note I do suggest booking a reservation before going."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I took my niece their for her birthday and was surprised that the food was not up to par. I brought back the chicken dish as it was extremely overcooked (burnt). Then, I ordered the chicken cobb salad which hardly had any chicken and had waaay too much cheese. The churro fondue was great. I would recommend this place for dessert/fondue and drinks only."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Made reservation for 7:15. We were celebrating my daughter's 17th Birthday. We were a party of 5. The place was packed and the wait time was long (for those walking in from the street). We were seated at 7:20 without a problem. Our server was very informative and was always checking in on us but without over doing it. (wish i had remember her name) We had a really good time. the food was good and the presentations were excellent. When you walk in, the first thing that hits you is the wonderful aroma of chocolate in the air. Will definitely go back again. Make sure to make reservations for a better experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My sister takes me out to eat on my birthday, and I take her out on hers. This year I brought her to "chocolate by the bald man" because I'd been a handful of times and knew everything was top-notch. She'd seen one of her friends post about it on Instagram and it really sparked her curiosity. Side-note: probably some of the most instagramable food on the market right now. Everything's so pretty. And delicious! The food didn't take long and it was so good. I speak for both of us when I say we only regret not having larger stomachs. The only thing sweeter than the desserts we desperately tried to finish, was probably the amazing staff. I think we'll become Max Brenner regulars from now on, we had a great time, & the check didn't hurt either!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Held a video production wrap party at early afternoon lunch on a Saturday. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Although focus is on chocolate dessert, the food was excellent. Burgers and waffle sandwiches a big hit with everyone!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went here on a Friday night for dinner. I made reservations two days prior and had no problems locking a reservation at the preferred time. We were seated right away. There is enough room in the restaurant that you're not sitting right on top of the next table - an issue that's pretty common in NYC. The waitress was exceptional - very friendly, helpful, and pleasant. The food came out in an eye-poppingly short amount of time -- and it wasn't cold! The chocolate shop was adorable. Everything was decently priced. For drinks, two meals, dessert, and coffee, the bill was less than 80 bucks. Overall, it was a really enjoyable time and a nice place to relax after a long week."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is the place to go if you love chocolate. Save room for dessert or just go for the desserts. Great comfort food for your main course. mac & cheese yummy!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014