The Chocolate Bar
The Chocolate Bar

The Chocolate Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://originalchocolatebar.com/cleveland/newintro.html
  • Phone: 2166222626x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday- Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Sunday - 3:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef C. Wyatt Grace
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Book your party here at the Chocolate Bar.
    Call the restaurant directly for banquet menu and details.
  • Special Events: Manicure Monday's
    Every second Monday of the Month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. 4th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights after 5:00pm for $8.00
A word from The Chocolate Bar
Where Everything Is Better With Chocolate!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Chocolate Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)hot spot (19)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (16)fit for foodies (14)romantic (12)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Strong drinks
    funsize
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Large food and drink selection. Martinis were STRONG almost overpowering the chocolate
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If not for the service....
    Foodwinejunkie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Stopped in after Browns game. Had reservations and arrived early. We were seated right away. Place wasn't that crowded and initial contact with server was atleast 5 minutes. Almost got up and left. Ordered martinis which were good but not great. Ordered hot spinach salad to split with my wife and server came back said were out of spinach due to a weekend convention??? Everything we ordered took forever. We got out of the place in almost 2 hours. Lucky we didn't have anywhere to be!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    classydiner3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was very much looking forward to finally attending Chocolate Bar for dinner, but left the restaurant with much to be desired. It took over twenty minutes for our drinks to arrive at our table and an hour and fifteen minutes for our food to arrive. We ordered Cuban sandwiches, which were mediocre, and delivered with the incorrect sauce on the sandwich. When I requested extra sauce, a completely different sauce was brought to the table. The waitress was barely seen the entire evening and when she did stop by the table, there was no compassion for the fact that both our food and drinks took a ridiculous amount of time. I will not be returning to the Chocolate Bar in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chocolate lovers dream!
    Bigspender
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you like chocolate, look no further! Really good martinis and a great dessert menu. Several food items also incorporate chocolate is some way!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Host was incredibly rude. My girlfriend got there before I did and was told she could wait at the bar and order a drink there. so when she walked past the host station another host said "I guess you did not see this big line behind you!" Our server was just okay but not the friendliest. Food was just okay. I don't think I would ever recommend that restaurant for the food. The many different martinis were wonderful though. All in all it was a good experience I would say. A fun place to have drinks with friends. Another review we had read prior to coming there said not to expect good service on the weekend so we went there with our hopes not being very high in the first place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate Bar
    schaefer83VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Awesome, awesome chocolate desserts! The best!!! Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food took too long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was extremely slow. We received the wrong food and was told it was take a long time to get the right item. Our server credited it, but you never tell a customer they can't get want they ordered. The slow service was blamed on a large party in the back room
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, not good service...
    Allie4320
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I made our reservation, and went to the Chocolate Bar for our wedding anniversary. We were seated immediately with our reservation, which was great, but then we placed our drink order and an appetizer. 10 min. later we had our drinks, but the appetizer never came. But 40 minutes later we got our meals, and the food was great. But our waiter never refilled our drinks, my husband had to ask for another beer three times before it came, and when we got our meals, we asked why we never got our appetizer, he said he forgot to put the order in. So our waiter,was nice, but not a good waiter and we were very disappointed with our service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good review for Chocolate Bar
    East08lake
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Really enjoyed the experience. The dishes were spicy and the service was excellent. I enjoyed the many chocolate selections. I will be going back. Drinks were delicious. Many non-alcoholic selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat and enjoy life.
    CelebCouple
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My girlfriend and I were peleased with the food quality and food service delivered. This is my thurs visit and it is always nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate Awesomeness
    KatieMae737
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great selection of food with wonderful service. A dish was not quite right and they were excellent about getting a replacement out quickly and correct. Drinks were also tasty - had 2 versions of chocolate martinis and YUM. Although a tiny bit pricey for the average Joe, I like this place on occasion - all around worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MrWonderfulVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A fine dining establishment to go to before games and other downtown events
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It seems to be in decline
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I expected this place to be hopping based in the fact that we were squeezed into a little table against the wall in a window box. I suppose this was to make the place look full to passersby. They remained pretty empty all evening and once I looked at the the very dirty and sticky menu I could see why. After I was able to get the menu open I was not very impressed with the offerings. I chose the pesto salmon which was good but not great. The milkshake that I finished the evening with was delicious! This was not my first time dining here so I was kind of shocked by what seemed like a complete disregard to the details. Clean your menus, the silverware and most definitely the water glasses that you leave on the table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very fun place to eat
    MikeB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything from appetizers to dessert was excellent. service was great and very unique chocolaty drink options. Great dining option for the east 4th area of Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vonfield
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We often go to The Chocolate Bar before a game or the theatre. The food is always good and it is a very convenient location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    AmherstAC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I decided to spend our 2 1/2 anniversary at The Chocolate Bar. As we were seated, the feeling in the room was very rushed. Our waitress did a deceng job throughout the evening but it was almost obvious that we were the last table of her shift, and she wanted to leave ASAP. Regarding our food, we were both disappointed. I had looked at the menu online that day and was interested in the Steak & Egg Wrap, only to discover it wasn't available. I then ordered the Buffalo Chicken sandwich that turned out quite good. As for my girlfriends food, she ordered the Mac n cheese with steak. This was terrible (may have been the worst Mac n cheese we've had). There was no seasoning at all, and it tasted like burnt cheese and water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    jdeng8VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We each had salads - the Mediterranean and the Berry Good. Both were excellent. We were in and out on our lunch hour with good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Kevinathan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My partner and I came to Cleveland for a date night, which included dinner and an Indians game. We had reservations at 5pm and were promptly seated. The drinks were fantastic, and the spinach and artichoke dip was delicious. Sadly, our salads were delivered while half our appetizer remained. By the time we put the first fork full of salad in our mouths the entrees arrived. Obviously my prime rib & sides got cold, and my partners flat bread got cold & soggy. After speaking with a manager, all that was offered was free dessert. So disappointing, as it was my meal that was problematic, not a slice of cake. It isn't often I can afford to spend $100 on dinner, next time it won't be here. Had better service getting dollar dogs at the ballpark!
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  • food
    schnapps
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    i used to love this restaurant. their food has gone down hill. i ordered the club paninni and it wasn't even grilled enough and the turkey was cold inside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Martinis!
    CLEwineanddine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A few friends and I came here for dinner and drinks to start off my bachelorette party. They have a fabulous selection of specialty martinis (we loved every one that we tried!) and their food was excellent as well. My only complaint was the service. It was very busy (a Saturday night, very happy I made a reservation or the wait would have been an hour) and the waitress took a long time to come back to us each time. She asked us if we were ready for our check and it took at least 20 minutes after that before she came back with it. Other than that, our experience was fantastic and we will be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    linaressan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is my third time eating at Chocolate Bar. I enjoy the environment and the food. I classic and romantic. Especially strawberry dip in Chocolate. Excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lisa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been here several times before and it was good - hopefully this was just a bad night. Went before a concert so we were on a time schedule. Ordered first drink and waited 25 minutes for it to be delivered. Waited 35 minutes for food after ordering. (A chicken caesar wrap and a salad). Ordered 2nd drink and once again waited over 20 minutes. Server never explained or apologized the reason for the long delays. Server was not nice at all - must have been having a bad day. We will not return for dinner - plenty of other places on E 4th to eat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food
    LLRB
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Once again the Chocolate Bar does not disappoint with quality and flavor of food. This is however the second time our service has been sub par. The waiter forgot items, had to come back to confirm specifics of order, did not check on beverages throughout our meal, and when asked for the check - took ten minutes to deliver. Love the food but service seems hit or miss. Recommendation is to go when you have plenty of time in case wait staff is sloe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable evening
    EBethJD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been to the Chocolate Bar twice - once with a friend for drinks and once with our son for dinner. The food is quite good, but the drinks are even better. While the ambience is generally more grown up, we felt totally comfortable with our tween son, who enjoyed the cheesecake immensely. The service was also a high point of our last visit. Our waitress was very personable and added to our enjoyment of the evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent visit
    Chad
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our reservations were ready as soon as we got there. Was sat at a nice table for two by the front window which was perfect because the wife and I both love to people watch. And people watching was good Saturday night before the Bruno concert. Martini's were a bit too sweet for me but the food was very good. It was a very pleasant dinner with great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great martinis, sub par food
    Cheekymonkeeey
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Artichoke dip and drinks all around were very good. Entree menu choices were safe. Nothing great. My Southwest Chicken salad had no flavor. Multiple pieces of silverware were dirty. Waitress wasn't paying attention and almost hit my friend in the face with a to-go box. My group of four plan to go back sometime. Just for apps and drinks though. The food left a lot to be desired. No one had dessert this time because of sweet drinks but they looked amazing at other tables
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    we've dined here before and had better experiences. it wasn't bad this time but there was nothing that stood out. just average all the way around. service was not overly attentive and the food was nothing special. they "ran out" of prime rib by 7:30 on a friday night? drinks were the highlight i suppose and my wife enjoyed her fancy sweet martinis. would stop back for those but perhaps have dinner up the street somewhere else next time we're downtown. when you only get out once in a while you like it to be memorable. the server didn't ask but we were celebrating our anniversary.
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  • Fun night out with the girls
    JennJ323
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We went to Chocolate Bar specifically for their Martinis & Manicures promotion. If you purchase a martini ($10) you get a free manicure.. the manicures are done by students going to make up/hair school, so it wasn't the best quality, but we had a good time & enjoyed it. The drinks were a little pricey, but they were good. We shared a couple appetizers that were all good portions & tasted good! Our server was nice & attentive. Overall we had a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place
    Happy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went there to celebrate my son's 21st birthday with a martini and dessert. The desserts were very good and the martinis were excellent. It was fun to be there. Service was excellent! It is one of my favorite places to go when we need to celebrate a special occasion with our family. My young adult children really enjoy going to the Chocolate bar too! There were a lot of Bachelorette parties going on. It was fun to see the all of the brides having fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not as expected
    amandave
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Similar to the cheesecake factory but not as nice. Menus dirty service terrible. We went for our anniversary expected romantic, instead we were out at a 2 top high top table. Only booth in the whole restaurant seated 8 or 10 people. When we were done with dinner the waiter just brought the check even though we commented we were having dessert. It was very disappointing.
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  • Great time
    Knightrider
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had an excellent experience. Our waiter was awesome. He made some excellent suggestions that were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls night
    DMY425
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great for a night downtown! Our martini's were by far the best. Our server was very helpful when it came to recommendations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 196 reviews are from the The Chocolate Bar reviews archive.
  • Awesome!
    bhovanec
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was an awesome restaurant. Our waitress (Natalie) was so friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend going.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pros and cons
    saz500
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Anything called the chocolate bar MUST be good, right? I have to admit I've had better chocolate martinis in other places; these seem a little weak (Flemings Steakhouse does one of the best I've had) but for this visit I was driving so no martinis for me - I did have a chocolate notini which was like sweet chocolate milk (and possibly the base for the martinis - insipid!) My daughter loves this place! We like the chocolate baguette which is delish. I wish they'd drop the oil in the dip because it does NOT mix with chocolate, so you just get oil on your baguette or chips and no chocolate! The main courses were very nice this time but can be hit or miss. The desserts are just scrumptious and it was hard to decide. Our server was delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place but the food isnt fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband got the buffalo chicken sandwich and the chicken on the sandwich was two chicken tenders (one per half of the sandwich). I got the Bella sandwich and I had a similar issue. There was only mushroom on half of the sandwich. Their desserts sound amazing on paper but what we ordered was lack luster. The Oreo mud was a small slice of pre bought Oreo cake and a old strawberry on the side. My husband got a brownie crepe again, it sounded better on paper than it was on the plate. The server was nice and the restaurant is in a great location but the quality was sub par.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pick
    suesreview
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    As a visitor to Cleveland I was looking for a nice meal with different menu items. It was Great! Relaxing environment. Wonderful menu choices. Food and drinks were excellent. I enjoyed my choice! Will go back next time I am in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Able to accommodate gluten free!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Awesome nachos! Our server took the time to check with the kitchen and make sure they were a safe choice!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Van5689
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was very disappointed. I come here all the time, but the service was just horrible. They called me 20 minutes after I was seated, asking if I was still coming in for dinner. I informed her that I've already been seated. My meal was served first, and my husband's meal came 15 mins later and it was cold. We asked them to take it back. The manager was rude. Probably will not be coming back here soon. Disappointed
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  • OK Food, great atmosphere
    anntcrand
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you looking for a top notch meal, this is not the place. Reasonable priced entrees (~$20). What they do well is provide a good place for friends to meet over great drinks and desert. Location is perfect right off public square. A group of 4 parked at playhouse square, walked down and was able to have appetizers, dinner and desert (including chocolate martinis) in two hours and walk back for the show. Nice location. Parking available in the old BP building right next door if needed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    TopChoice
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    My daughters and I had a very special dining experience at Chocolate Bar. We will definitely come back again. Service was great and food excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic