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Max Brenner - Union Square

4.2
5993 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs - 9:00am - Midnight
Fri - Sat 9:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(646) 467-8803
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Cross street: Between 13th and 14th Streets
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What 5993 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nibby11 (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

Have wanted to go here for years and finally went for my husbands birthday. Everything was disappointing from the time the hostess walked us to our table, set the menus down and walked away before we were even next to the table. The menu choices and quality are comparable to Applebee’s. We both ordered an alcoholic beverage (my husband a bottled beer) which came after our entrees arrived. I also understand the boozy lemonade was not going to be getting me drunk, but I didn’t taste a smidge of vodka. Our server was nice, but hardly checked in and we were finished with our drinks before our meals were done (I was a server, drinks build checks so it was weird he didn’t come back). Finally the dessert. Sigh. For a place that prides itself around chocolate and has lots of options the taste was again on an Applebee’s or Friday’s. We had the cookie skillet and candy bar in a jar. Very average. Needless to say, it was a bust of a special occasion dinner and we will not return.

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MoSkid (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Good food, no rush from the server, and leftovers! Had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Highly recommended! Great date idea! The fondue was AMAZING! Def enough for 2 to share! Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

I took my wife here before we went to a show. The atmosphere was great, the service was excellent. The Brenner burger was great. The onion rings were perfect and the cheese steak was awesome. We had the Tiramisu for dessert and it too was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Max Brenner was just okay for us. I was hoping for so much more. My kid's milkshakes were quite small and I ordered hot chocolate and it was cold. We had burgers and one came out bloody, but the waiter quickly replaced it with a burger that was cooked. We were seated behind a family whose chairs backed right up to our chairs...no room to move or breath so it was a rather uncomfortable meal. I had hoped for so much more and it was just disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined 5 days ago

Party of 4 - two teenage girls and two adultswent for a 10am Sunday morning breakfast. . Girls food came within 10 mins (shares fondue - but had no utensils.) Waiter was not attentive at all. Adult food (simple - two omelets) took 50 mins. We were starving and restaurant was empty. Healthy omelet was smothered in cheese that I could not see the egg white. Eggs over easy were beyond runny and not cooked. Never got an apology or even a free cup of coffee for then inconvenience. Never again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

This place is filled with happy waiters/waitress to help and provide the best service. If you want to make a reservation more than 10, you would have to make reservations back to back, with a certain amount. As an example i had two reservation for 7 & 7:15 pm, then called them that one of my reservation will have 6 and i want may reservations to sit altogether and they accommodated to my needs. I had to wait, but that’s only because of two reasons which are the size of reservation and that’s it’s Saturday, which makes it more busy. Other thank that, i liked the food, they probably need a bigger waiting area, but that’s least of anyone problem. In addition, more bathroom stalls and more room to wiggle around at the tables. For a spot right there in union square, between two other places it’s a reasonable size. Not everything has chocolate!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

This place is filled with happy waiters/waitress to help and provide the best service. If you want to make a reservation more than 10, you would have to make reservations back to back, with a certain amount. As an example i had two reservation for 7 & 7:15 pm, then called them that one of my reservation will have 6 and i want may reservations to sit altogether and they accommodated to my needs. I had to wait, but that’s only because of two reasons which are the size of reservation and that’s it’s Saturday, which makes it more busy. Other thank that, i liked the food, they probably need a bigger waiting area, but that’s least of anyone problem. In addition, more bathroom stalls and more room to wiggle around at the tables. For a spot right there in union square, between two other places it’s a reasonable size. Not everything has chocolate!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

We made a reservation for 6 and didn't get seated until almost 7. It was overly crowded in the waiting area. I don't think there's enough seating for the amount of traffic that goes in and out of there. The staff were very nice and on their feet. The food was good but the desserts were way to decadent. I'm a chocolate lover but I didn't expect to walk out hating chocolate. It's also a little pricey.

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CGGCGC 
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

Even with a reservation, and arriving early, they took forever to seat us. It was ridiculous. The food was only ok, same with the service. A huge disappointment.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs - 9:00am - Midnight
Fri - Sat 9:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm
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Cross street
Between 13th and 14th Streets
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(646) 467-8803
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Entertainment
Max Brenner's signature music playlist
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Public transit
L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square
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Private party contact
Restaurant Management : (212) 388-0030
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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