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About Max Brenner - Boston

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.

745 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Fri - 10:00am - 1:00am
Sat - 9:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Fairfield and Exeter

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 274-1741

Website:
http://www.maxbrenner.com/

Entertainment:
Max Brenner's signature music play list

Parking Details:
Meter street parking and garage parking at the Prudential Center across the street are available

Public Transit:
Take the MBTA towards Government Center. Our restaurant is located closest to the Copley Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Max Brenner - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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3.8

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3.9

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3.5

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
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Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
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 (New England)·Dined 21 hours ago

Italian Hot chocolate was Spectacular!!! Suggested by the owners daughter who took great care of us!! Thank you!! See you soon!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The staff was truly fantastic for our daughter’s 3rd birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We were only there for the desserts so I can’t say anything about the meals. We got the chocolate chip cookie pan with ice cream in top. The cookie was a little salty but still good. I got the Italian thick hot chocolate and my friend got the strawberry whites chocolate milk shake. Both were super heavy so be prepared for that.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We took our kids before a holiday show. Great staff, inventive and fun concept. Food quality was better than expected. Prices were on the high end for what you are getting but understandable given the gimmicky nature of the restaurant. Would definitely go back!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Fun spot for dates and such. The hot chocolate comes in these funky little ceramic gravy boat looking things but once you figure those out its a lot of fun. Fondue was excellent, would also recommend the waffle sandwiches. Walk-in's are hard around the winter holidays so make a reservation. They make pretty good use of their space but things can get a little cramped sometimes with staff buzzing around. Great first date kind of place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was a fun chocolatey spot - especially for the kids.
The service was friendly but the kitchen was incredibly slow - so slow that after repeated asks for help we still barely made it out with our food.
So that was tough - we had linked it with a theater reservation.

I would go again but plan on spending LOTS of time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great desserts a little too noise and small spaces among tables.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was ok...nothing spectacular. Dessert was disappointing. Restaurant is super loud but we didn’t mind. Bathrooms were disgustingly dirty. All in all it was a meh experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun place, great staff but dessert is mediocre..choc martini bland

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a group of 6 stuffed away in a tiny corner. We were there for a birthday and our waitress was amazing but everything else was terrible. I couldnt believe they stuck a big group in a corner with no room it was terrible. The food was horrible they got almost every meal wrong. The hot chocolates and dessert were cold by the time we got them. If we didnt have such a good waitress i would never return

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I went to Max Brenner in NY, and i couldn't stop talking about it when i came back to Boston, and found out there was one here... i took my friends there for a Sunday brunch, and ordered the eggs benedict, it was terrible... the creme felt like it was damage and a friend of mine was enjoying his crepes SO much until he saw a BUG on it... we talk to the manager, and it was discounted, but anyway the experience was very bad and im sad that i actually had this experience here.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place is overrated. We were a party of 5 are they stuck us on a table for 4 and put a chair at the end where there was little room for the servers or guests to get by. The guacamole appetizer was the worst I have ever had...watery and tasteless. The entrees were just okay, nothing special, and overpriced. We thought it would be like the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal Studios in Orlando, but it was nothing like it. Very disappointing!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went here to celebrate my friend's birthday and we loved it. The lighting provided a lovely evening ambiance. A bit pricey, but the mac and cheese, salad, waffle fries, and cookie skillet we ordered were delicious. The drink menu was very unique, which was fun to try new things.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome time!!! Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate.

Make a reservation you will not regret it. Food is very good dessert is just awesome!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The idea is great, but not well executed. The service is REALLY BAD but it it is because the waiters are overworked, they never stopped but there were just too many tables for their capacity. You can see the restaurant is having problems, the menus are dirty, the food isn't great and we didn't even feel like ordering dessert since it was going to take so long even to order it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Its not only Max Brenner's Chocolate that are the best but the food and customer service are also excellent ..... This cozy place could easily become anyone's fave spot to catchup with friends

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was amazing, but I must admit the seating was very cramped. My very tall boyfriend and I were very squished. Maybe rearrange the seating to be beneficial for those with longer legs?

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Coffee was too little; but tasty. One server was not very friendly. Service was very slow!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was pretty good. The food was alright. We ordered the onion rings for an app and they came out cold and the waiter wasn't back till the food came out 25-30 min later. Dinner was delicious for both myself and my girlfriend. Desert was a bit disappointing, we had the churro fondue, which for $12 should come with more than 6 small churros which were quite tasteless. All in all, great place for dinner and drinks. Take desert somewhere else.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and chocolate. Terrible service. Know that going in and you won’t be as disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was seated and served immediately which was a great start to my evening. I got the chocolate/hazelnut waffles. They were great, really rich, decadent & worth the price!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We waited 50 minutes for our food to arrive, and the order was wrong. My salad arrived without chicken. When the chicken was brought 20 minutes later, it was microwaved, grey, and slightly funky smelling. We did not even order dessert because we were honestly told it would take at least 20 minutes. We ordered pizza and burgers off the kids menu for our children. The pizza was worse than frozen pizza, and the burgers were lackluster. For $9 each, I expected better. The shakshouka tasted like the eggs were poached in Italian pasta sauce rather than in a spicy Mediterranean stew of tomatoes and peppers. This was a very disappointing experience!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I usually love this place and had great service. However, for my friend's birthday brunch it took on average 20-30 minutes for each drink to get there and the waitress lacked knowledge and enthusiasm in making recommendations.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brought a friend here on a Sunday morning for brunch. So many places had a two hour wait so we were both pleasantly surprised but also questioning as to why there wasn't a long wait for this restaurant in the bustling Back Bay area. I made a reservation but there were many tables available at 11:00am. We looked at the menu ahead of time and it had options we both liked. Neither of us had heard of the restaurant before so we had no idea it was a chocolate-esque restaurant. I'm not a huge chocolate fan but there were still loads of options! I had the biscuits and gravy with a mushroom/sausage gravy. I preferred scrambled eggs that day so they were served on top. They also came with diced potatoes which were very good! My friend ordered the breakfast scrambler and ate the whole thing. No complaints. My 3 stars is mainly rating value, I thought all of it was a bit expensive for what you got. Especially the breakfast cocktails. $13 for one champagne glass of mimosa, nothing special about it? No thanks. Also, our service was truly just fair. She at times seemed like she was avoiding us, it took quite a while for our two dishes to come out, and while she didn't seem very busy with a ton of tables, she just wasn't very friendly or seemed excited about work at all. We said it was our first time here but she didn't go into any schpeel about the menu options or anything to tell us more. Just gave us more time to look. I was very disappointed because this was the last meal my friend would be having during her visit. I'll be choosing another restaurant next time I'm in the area for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious brunch on a Sunday morning. One of our party allergic to chocolate and had many options to choose from. Another member a vegetarian, same experience. Chocolate lovers in heaven. Each of us modified the standard order on the menu, and each came out just as requested.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food! Awesome service! Some of the food items were a little cold.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Plan ahead. Don't plan on an intimate experience. Go for desert.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was terrible, food was just okay. The only thing that made it tolerable was the chocolate martini.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

For two customers should not be assigned to seat next to a big group of people like what happened to me and my friend. And I was celebrating my bday then. A little noisy. We were assigned to seat near the entrance first which was not a good one, so I asked for a different seat & was given next to a big group.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went there for brunch. The service was unbelievably slow, even though it was not crowded. It took over 45 min for crepes and 2 of the 4 orders were prepared wrong and they had to remake them. I also received a phone call while we were in the restaurant asking if we would be arriving for our reservation we made through open table. The food was fair when we finally got it. There are too many options in Boston to go back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We dined in the Back Bay area location with friends. We travelled to Boston from Philadelphia for a fun weekend. It was easy to make a Sunday brunch reservation online and we were very happy with the food and service. It was a yummy and enjoyable time. My omelette was fantastic and the home fries were browned and delicious. They were nice accompaniments to my bloody Mary! The hot chocolate my friend had made her very happy!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Perfect place for a middle school birthday party. Other than that, I wouldn’t go back.
Loud, SLOW service, unfriendly hostess We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time for a party of 4. Ugh.
Food was good but not good enough for me to go back considering all the other issues.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Brunch was fantastic. Such a varied menu.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took my two daughters, two of their friends, and my parents here for Northeastern's family weekend. Even though we had a group of 7 and showed up early to our reservation, we were welcomed and seated almost immediately. Food was great, atmosphere was a blast, and we had a great time. Special thanks to Jane for helping me arrange a reservation that worked with our schedule and our group size. We'll be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The waitress was very attentive and the food was as good as expected. Everything was on par.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My first sign should have been that this place was nearly empty for Sunday brunch. The service was extremely slow and absolutely terrible. It was as though none of the staff was trained in working at a restaurant. I could have forgiven the terrible service if the food was at least decent but unfortunately, that was not the case either.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner service was running severely behind the dessert service. For about half an hour to 45 minutes no food came out for any of the tables. We had to order dessert before we got our entrees to make sure they would come in time.

If you want to visit, definitely come on a weekend for a better, and quieter, experience.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was good. However, we were there for two hours waiting on food and dessert.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food as usual. Service very slow. Nearly got a refill on my one glass of water and the restaurant was not even busy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner, thanks man (or women, I don't judge)

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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