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Max Brenner - Union Square, New York, NY

Max Brenner - Union Square

4.5
4.5
7516 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
For more than 20 years, Max Brenner has offered a chocolate experience for all the senses. A visit to our Chocolate Bar and Shop, will entice magical memories in everyone. Because, chocolate, more than any other food, symbolizes our childhood.

At Max Brenner, you will enjoy an abundance of desert made of all sorts of chocolate concoctions. All of this, combined with a full menu of salads, sandwiches, entrees, and pizzas, offer an experience for anyone at any age.

Our New York store is located in the heart of Union Square, where young people, families, and tourists alike can come and enjoy a delicious pastime in a cheerful atmosphere.

Are you looking to celebrate a special event sometime soon? We can create a chocolate experience you and your guests will never forget. We will take care of everything from personalized menus to outstanding service and everything in between

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Dessert, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 467-8803

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Management : (212) 388-0030

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    Between 13th and 14th Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square

  • Entertainment

    Max Brenner's signature music playlist

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Comfort Food

  • Manhattan

    Kid Friendly

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  1. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was recommended this place from a friend so I gave it a shot. The noise level was extremely high to the point I couldn’t have a conversation to a person directly in front of me. The entree options were limited to basically a burger, salad, salmon steak and chicken. So basically you have 5 options for dinner. Our server had the personality of a shoe. I ordered the salmon which was a little over cooked and the chili they used made it extremely spicy to a point you can’t enjoy. We ordered the fondue for dessert which looked nice but for $30 I got the smallest amount of items to dip in the chocolate. Overall the price to what we got was not great, I wouldn’t recommend going here for dinner. If you’re looking for a sweet meal then maybe
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great, our waiter was the best and the food was amazing. We didn’t need to wait a long time for our food and the environment was fantastic! 10/10 will recommend to a friend.
  3. SP

    SherreP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very cute vibe. I enjoyed the desserts and the nice is perfect to share.
  4. TM

    TaylorM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was better than I remember and the dessert was not as good.
  5. m

    martie

    Tampa

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A chocolate restaurant is a perfect idea. I ended up taking the salad I ordered home and having the choc/expresso/whipped creme shake while there. The waitress knew exactly when to come by. I've already planned to return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pretty good, there mojitos ( peach ) was amazing from there very fresh. I’ve came here twice and had both amazing experiences
  7. K

    Kristi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is average but the desserts are outstanding!!!
  8. FM

    FoodieMama

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Burger and waffle fries were great. The dessert was not good - churros were hard, tough and dense. The dipping sauces were too watery. Milkshake had huge pieces of ice. Waiter was super nice.
  9. GW

    GraceW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Kids loved it. Entree and drinks were very good. My dessert came much later than everyone else’s and the noise level was quite loud. However, it was a very fun time. - a good place to celebrate a birthday!
  10. CV

    CristinaV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Expensive and the food was not great, our server was amazing
  11. T

    T2060

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This place used to be so good. We moved out of the area and hadn’t been back in awhile. We should have known walking into a nearly empty place at noon on a Sunday, but nostalgia brought us back and convinced us to stick it out. We ordered the off menu items as told to us by our waiter- white chocolate pancakes and waffle Philly cheese steak. Sounds lovely, but Both were awful. Pancakes were so dry and chalky, waffle was soggy, cheesesteak filling was just bleh. Even the fries were soggy. Our server was really friendly, but didn’t ask once how our meal was, even though 95% of the cheesesteak was leftover and we refused a to-go box. Sad to say, we will likely never return.
  12. SQ

    ShannonQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sat us early for our reservation(almost 1hr) super nice staff. Great dessert!
  13. HM

    HillaryM

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was good. Me and my friend went and the hostess gave us a table on the second floor at a table in a corner and it was very hot. We finally ask to sit on the lower level and it was much cooler. We enjoyed the meal.
  14. AR

    AhjanteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every part of it the Max French Toast and Luscious Salted Caramel Martini was amazing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We actually went there just for the deserts and did not get disappointed at all.. Everything we ordered was delicious. I loved it. Our server was very friendly and helpful, she was attentive and fast. We highly recommend going to this restaurant if you are in New York.
  16. r

    ruchib

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Maybe the recipe was changed but The veggie burger was awful!
  17. KC

    KeriC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the food - I had the veggie burger and my son had the Mac and cheese. Dessert was fabulous too. Would definitely go again!
  18. A

    Addy

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was OK. The chocolate fondue was fun but nothing to really write home about and the regular food was alright.
  19. NA

    NeAS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Great for desserts, especially if you're a chocolate fan. Regular food is just okay, and not worth the cost. But fun place to go every now and then.
  20. GC

    GabsC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time and our food was delish
  21. m

    moniqueee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive staff. 10/10 would recommend and go again.
  22. E

    Emma02131

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    It was not as reflected on their website. Savory fondue was spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips. Said the kids meal came in a spaceship and of course my 5 year old was excited. It did not come in a spaceship. The first floor seemed fun and upbeat. We were put in the upstairs dining area which was dramatically different. The food was average. My husband ordered roasted carrots that looked like black shoestrings. It was a disappointment. We didn't even stay for dessert.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a good time there celebrating my friend’s birthday.
  24. j

    jasminegrace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Enjoyed the Grandma's Pizza and European Fondue. The toffee sauce that came with the fondue was absolutely amazing. Waiters were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great time and great experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to eat at this restaurant for over 5 years and have never been disappointed, loved everything!
  26. SD

    ShreyaD

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special experience! Great service and good food. My kids love the chocolate pizza!
  27. KW

    KerenW

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal-the chocolate pizza was especially amazing with peanut butter and marshmallows! We all really enjoyed!
  28. o

    olgac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For chocolate lovers, good quality and in price… good Service and a nice enviroment
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for us as a family. Would highly recommend for a treat!
  30. D

    Dee1

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was plentiful and well seasoned. Had the waffle banana split, lazy breakfast, frozen lemonade with passion fruit beverage, and mimosa drink. Mimosa was a bit strong, probably because it was too early in the day for me Lol, but worth it. For dessert a baked pistachio cookie with ice cream. The bill was up there in price, but this is New York expect things to be expensive. Overall, I recommend Max Brenner. Our server was great and the ambiance was good along with the food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took out daughter out. She had a great time roasting marshmallows
  32. ED

    EmmaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best place ever! awesome drinks, awesome food, awesome desserts, amazing environment! celebrated my anniversary here and had an amazing time
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  34. ST

    SebastianT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was okay but the desserts were better. The seating was not the best and the space looked little
  35. SD

    SagarD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its awesome place to have brunch and must visit place for chocolate lovers. Definitely visit again soon.
  36. GD

    GreatDate

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the crepes, my husband had the French toast waffles. We both had lattes and everything was very good. We arrived at 10 and it wasn’t very busy. Great service and the chocolate shop was great too.
  37. RG

    RayG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food, huge portions. Very friendly staff. Great for kids.
  38. DR

    DivaRaven

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My daughter and three of her friends celebrated her 17th birthday at Max Brenner. We parents were banished to a separate table. :) The staff was incredible, even telling us when all the teens did was order dessert, not dinner. And without prompting, our server put a sparkler in my daughter's chocolate pizza and led everyone in a chorus of "Happy Birthday." Sadly, I'm on a diet and couldn't have ANY treats but still, my chicken was pretty great! Definitely an excellent choice for birthdays.
  39. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner with our daughter and granddaughter - one of her favorite places! Food was delicious. Our server was outstanding. Wish I had gotten his name. We felt so taken care of. He brought our granddaughter a shake with a birthday candle to celebrate her 21st birthday. All around another wonderful experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food was mediocre at best & the service was terrible. Honestly so disappointed considering there were so many positive reviews. Definitely won’t be going back, I hope everyone else’s experience is better than ours was 😬

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Max Brenner - Union Square is rated 4.5 stars by 7516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today
Google Map for Max Brenner - Union Square

841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 13th and 14th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Dessert, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Max Brenner's signature music playlist

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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