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Max Brenner - Boston

4.0
1480 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Fri - 10:00am - 1:00am
Sat - 9:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 274-1741
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Fairfield and Exeter
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Parking details
Meter street parking and garage parking at the Prudential Center across the street are available
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Public transit
Take the MBTA towards Government Center. Our restaurant is located closest to the Copley Station
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Entertainment
Max Brenner's signature music play list
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1480 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.4
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

I love Max Brenner but I probably won't go back. I was disappointed with my experience there on Sunday night. It was a holiday weekend and we had a 9:45pm reservation, and the place was still very crowded when we got there. As always the food was delicious and I got what I expected.
For the uninitiated, Max Brenner is a marquee restaurant located on one of the most popular shopping and dining blocks in the city of Boston. It is not located in some out of the way suburb where the venue may or may not have customers until closing.
So. The coffee/ tea scene. I worked as a server for many years, and in all that time I had only a handful of tables NOT order coffee or an after dinner drink. So, when I ordered coffee at 10:45, I was surprised to hear that coffee was "eighty sixed." (Keep in mind that the bar was very much still open and busy.) When you have a busy restaurant that is open and serving until 11pm, coffee should not be "eighty sixed" at 10:30pm. "Eighty six" means you're out.
Restaurants don't run out of coffee, but servers run out of wanting to be at work.
There was also no tea available, so I settled for a glass of warm water. I know that having a late table can be the last thing you want at the end of a long shift- and had we been the only table in there, I would be a lot more understanding. But if you're a server at a busy restaurant on Boylston Street on a holiday weekend, you should expect to work and not try to clear out your entire section all at once.

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AlejandraL 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

One of the worst brunches I've ever had, couldn't finish my food as it was so disgusting. I ordered the Brenner eggs Benedict and they were terrible! The hollandaise was super sour, thin and runny, the black forest ham was full of nerves and the potatoes had been cooked in burnt oil. Seriously the only thing that was good wss the Italian hot chocolate, should have known better...

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Scoughl (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Just disappointed that we waited 20 minutes for the entree only to be told at the last minute that there were out of eggs and could not do the sunny side up eggs my wife had ordered. They didn't know that until the rest of the order came out? Waiter was nice and they took item off the bill but I can't recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I was expecting the desserts to be excellent and they were but the food was amazing too!!!

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joanne 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was my second time at Max Brenner because I did enjoy the food the first time I went. However, this time, I made a reservation for 5 but was led to a small space meant for 4. We were all adults so the space was way too crowded for us. On top of that, we were led to our table by a rude waitress. The utensils and plates we were given were all dirty. Sadly, I would most likely not return again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Late Valentines Dinner

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viptranator (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had Valentines Day celebrated there. Awesome service and food.

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DouglasG (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good but I had reservations and had gotten originally sat in seat that weren’t even really in the restaurant. Hostess were giving people without reservations better seats. The hostesses didn’t really appear to know what they were doing. We had to ask to move because we were sitting next to the elevator for wheelchairs.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The bartender was busy even on a Tuesday so drinks took a while. Server was fine but nothing special. The fondue itself was tasty, but the dipping options were lacking - flavorless/mushy strawberries, boring grocery store cookies, and bananas. Nothing special and I would have preferred to make it myself at home with better quality ingredients.

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Chocolatelover (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The seating is cramped. The tables are small. The lady that sat behind me kept pushing her chair into mine. Therefore, I was squished up against the table I was sitting at. She asked me to move in more and I could not. Other than that issue, drinks are really good and food is comforting. The waitress was very alert and friendly.

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MatthewS (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We came for the desserts but were really impressed by the food. The burgers were terrific and the right size to fill you up but still have room for dessert.

Kids loved the creative Mac and Cheese delivery and the sharable dessert.

Adults enjoyed the chocolate pizza and Smores Sundae.

Look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was very good and My wife and I loved everything that we did eat. However the service was terrible. We were given water when we sat down and order two drinks. Our meal came and we were able to eat our entire meal before even getting our drinks. Along with that when our meal did come we were not given napkins or silverware and had to physical get up out of the chair to request these basic items. One of the worst service I have ever had

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Waitress wasn’t very happy to be serving us but overall the restaurant was great, could’ve just been one bad day for the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Server was super good.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Not sure what all the hype is about. Food was fair. Our one dessert was not very good. The two shakes were fine, nothing special and @ $8 per not any better than Friendlys. The food was what you would expect from a "gimmick" type restaurant. It was good, not great which is fine for a "dessert" place but when the desserts fall short it makes the experience not worth it. The service was very good though.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

the food was pretty good! a really fun and exciting menu with a lot of great choices. the dessert was also insane

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vipHelenS (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice place, would go again. However, I’d prefer seating in the heart of the restaurant rather in the periphery at the front that was cold from being along the windows and drafts every time the door was open. Not sure why we were seated there when there were many seats in the rest of the place. Menu needs new printing. It was soiled, stained, frayed, tattered, sticky. I had to wash my hands after touching it. Makes one wonder on the cleanliness of other aspects of the place. Food itself was fine. Great chocolate martini! Very pleasant waitress but had to wait a bit for her, possibly understaffed as she seemed to be running around.

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Ls29 (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been to Max Brenners in Philadelphia and it was amazing. The silverware was dirty and the bathrooms were not clean at all. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was very good, our waitress was great. Only problem we had was the size of the place, it was extremely cramped. We where a party of five with reservations and they tried to stick us at a four top between two other parties of four. Eventually they ended up putting us at a bigger table which was good. Food was fun and creative. Overall good visit.

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MikeS (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall I was very pleased with my experience here. It was my first time and definitely will be going back asap. The food, service, and atmosphere made for a great Friday date night.

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