Max Brenner - Philadelphia

4.3
3512 reviews
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Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar & Chocolate Shop elevates the everyday chocolate experience to an extraordinary sensory immersion by making it shareable, pourable, dippable, dunkable & injectable. Chocolate associations are expressed everywhere: in music, in design, and of course, in taste. It surrounds you and carries you away into your own chocolate mood.

A worldwide phenomenon, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, has spread its unique culture with it's iconic dessert and decadent savory menu in United States with locations in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston.


Max Brenner will offer to all of his guests at the restaurant free chocolate dips refills for the European Fondue on National Chocolate Day (Sunday, Oct. 28)

Guest can get up to 3 chocolate refills of chocolate of their choice!

This promotion is offer is only valid on October 28th which is national chocolate day. Please let me know if you need an other information.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The service was great and the food is good. It's a great place for kids as it is family oriented. My only problem is that the tables are too close together.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I went for a Valentine’s Day dinner date. The place was packed, but we had reservations and didn’t wait more than 10 minutes to be sat. The restaurant is small and you sit very close to everyone else. We first ordered a couple of their specialty drinks which were amazing. We split the onion rings with ranch / chocolate sauce. It was really good. For dinner my wife had the Mac and Cheese and I had the Brenner Burger. Both were good, not the greatest, but nothing bad at all. For dessert we split half a chocolate pizza which was AMAZING. This place isn’t a must for their food, but their focus is on chocolate and dessert which they nailed across the board. I would definitely come back.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with our daughter! What a fun experience! Our server was pleasant and the food was yummy! It sure did make our trip into the city fun!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

It wasn't bad but I wouldn't go back, overpriced for a less than average brunch

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B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend recommended this restaurant.
Food was delicious! Love the milkshake but was very expensive! This is a great place to eat but trying to find parking in Philly is very hard to find.

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CT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Get the banana hazelnut crepes- you won’t regret it!!!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve heard so much about this place that I needed to check it out. I love chocolate and believe that it is it’s own food group! My girlfriend and I decided to go for Valentine’s Day dinner and we were totally impressed!! We will be back! Your servers are awesome people by the way!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The chocolate martinis never disappoint!! Simple the best!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a great time.

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BA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time here and I was very impressed. Food, service and drinks were great.

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OH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a amazing time. The drinks and food was delicious. Our waitress Brittney is very nice and made the experience great!!

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PM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I asked for my steak to be medium and it was well done. Other than that, waiter was great. Tight seating esp for my pregnant wife

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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, but it was a little pricy.
The martinis were FANTASTIC, but barely had any alcohol in them. Our waitress was so nice and attentive, we loved her! I wish I could remember her name, she definitely deserves a shout out!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our family out to celebrate Valentine’s Day as well as my daughter’s 7th birthday. The service was outstanding, and the restaurant was very accommodating to us being 20 minutes late for our reservation. We were seated immediately upon our arrival despite our lack of punctuality.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Valentine’s Day

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The tables were squished together since it was busy for Valentine’s Day.

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NZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

the food was good but the tables were so close to each other there was no intimacy. as a small woman, it was hard for me to even squeeze in between the chairs to go to the bathroom. a bit pricy but tasty, I liked the fondue and the ice cream in a churro. I wish the tables were bigger to fit the food. and the ice cream with churro was served on this weird plate which made it kind of hard to eat, would have been better in a large flatter bowl

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WG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves for our 15th wedding anniversary. Would've been nice to receive some type of recognition.

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NH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but portions were very small. Literally get about 7-8 fries with any sandwich. The dessert is the best part so maybe go here for dessert exclusively.

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TW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Food was great and dessert was unreal

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CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food. Will be visiting again in the future.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We both got chicken cheesesteak waffles. They were soggy with little flavor.

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SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

This place is so overrated, would not go again.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Shira B was amazing! And Virginia at the chocolate shop was so helpful and personable! Food was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

1 year anniversary

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We were a little early for our reservation. There were approximately 35 available seats. It took them 25 minutes to seat us even though they said they could take us early. Three employees standing around in their phones or talking instead of seating us or helping to bus tables or seat us at already available table. On e seated our waitress was very nice and food was good. It was poor customer service at the beginning.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the great service Brittany!
Food was excellent, service was excellent, can't wait to go again.

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MS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The flatbread was soggy and tasted bland and awful. The fondu for two was $25 and came with hardly anything to dip in the chocolate and then they wanted to charge us $3 for more marshmallows and $4 for more fruit. It was a total rip off. Service was wonderful, however.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Lillian was awesome. The staff was incredibly nice and accommodating. The fox was good, but not great. The dessert was worth the trip, though. I highly recommend the Mexican hot chocolate!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Worth the trip! We will definitely come back for more chocolate!!!!

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant and reasonable prices for Philadelphia! Love all the chocolate options for drinks especially but very pricey for cocktails. Had a great server! Bar staff prior to being seated were just ok. Food was very good and we had a nice evening! Small place though and not intimate for a special couples night out.

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NP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chocolate fans will like this place. We had hot chocolate and tea drinks on this cold day and they were great. The food was good as well.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely pleased with the food and service. The server assistants they fixed our over flow guest problems were awesome

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The tables were really too small and the menu should be expanded a bit. The food we ordered was tasted good, but not enough choices. The strawberry cheesecake crepe was heavenly and the roasted maple brussel sprouts were delicious as well.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I went there before seeing the opera with my boyfriend and it was phenomenal. We both got the Mac n cheese burgers which were amazing. Their waffle fries are unique and tasty. For dessert we got milkshakes which were amazing! 10/10 recommend!

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is a “must visit” when in town. Service and staff are superb!

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Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a definite must when in the area and even worth the drive if you're not. Food and service was excellent!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Upon entering at 7:15, the time of our reservation, we were not seated immediately and waited 10 minutes, at which point a large crowd of individuals came in stating that they had an 8:30 reservation and asked if they could be seated. They proceeded to seat that immediately and we proceeded to wait, despite having arrived on time, at the time of our actual reservation. They were short on dessert menus. There were only two bathrooms, which seemed inadequate for a very busy restaurant. The seating in the booths was quite uncomfortable and one had the sense of constantly invading other customers’ space. The server got the dessert order wrong, but she corrected it immediately.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit, but felt it was slightly over priced. We had three 14 year old girls with us who ordered caesar salads...literally just got lettuce and dressing (all requested no tomato) and the price was $14 per salad.

The burger and quesadillas were fairly priced and we also ordered the european chocolate tower which the three girls shared. I thought the tower could have come with more of each item give the $25 price.

Overall, we enjoyed our experience. The atmosphere was fun and the service was excellent.

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MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The hot chocolate, crepes and desserts were delicious. The menu is very small and the restaurant was really loud so just be prepared for this. They sat my party of 3 at a small round table that wasn’t big enough for our three menus but moved us after asking. Would go again but only for dessert. Other reviews cautioned about the menu and they were unfortunately correct.

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