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About Max Brenner - Union Square

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.

841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic

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

Cross Street:
Between 13th and 14th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 467-8803

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

Entertainment:
Max Brenner's signature music playlist

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

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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Max Brenner - Union Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (164)
Good for Birthdays (158)
Kid-friendly (144)
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Special Occasion (139)
Casual (130)
Good for a Date (122)
Comfort Food (109)
Creative Cuisine (91)
Good for Groups (86)
Great for Lunch (86)
Romantic (70)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Great for Brunch (66)
Hot Spot (64)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Late-night Find (51)
Sunday Lunch (48)
Worth the Drive (48)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Cozy (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Afternoon Coffee (36)
Tasting Menu (35)
People Watching (33)
Authentic (31)
Quick Bite (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Seasonal (18)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Scenic View (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (3)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 17 hours ago

Server was pulling double duty and washing dishes in between waiting the tables. He kept ignoring us as we watched him cleaning up tables and putting dishes away, all the while waiting for him to come check in with us. He kept just passing the table with dirty dishes. Doesn’t seem sanitary or efficient.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 2 days ago

Lots of fun! Great food!

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·Dined 2 days ago

I brought my niece there as a surprise because she is an avid chocolate lover. We had 4:30 reservations and we checked in at 4:25. Unfortunately, they were 45mins behind in their reservations. So after leaving our previous activity to be sure we were there on time, we waited 45mins, getting pushed around by the masses of other people waiting. The Chocolate Shot was amazing, the chocolate cake for two was just ok. The strawberry crepe was well done. I think the experience would have been much better, if we were not waiting for 45 mins among all the other frustrated customers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Haven't been in a while and happy to find it as good as ever. Wish I knew name of our waitress -she was awesome! Went with friend and 2 young girls. Glad to be seated upon arrival while still waiting for friends. We were tight on time, told our waitress. She was terrific with the kids - engaging and funny. She handled everything smoothly and with good humor. Food was good, kids loved the sweets and adults enjoyed our food options too. Keep it up!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was ok. I would've given a higher rating if it wasn't for the rude host and horrible service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I made a reservation a month ago for my boyfriend’s birthday and made sure to put that it was a special occasion. When I asked the waitress if she was notified so I could surprise him, she said no. We then waited a long time for our food while we saw 8-9 other tables with groups of 2-4 be seated after us, served before us, and leave before us. We were there a total of 2 and a half hours. When our food finally arrived, half of it was cold, and the other was burnt. We would have returned it, but we didn’t want to wait another hour for them to fix it. We witnessed other tables with birthdays be served a dessert with a sparkler and be sung to by multiple people; it was very nice. However, all we got was a man lighting it, leaning over the stairs to hand it to us, and say “have a good one man.” Our waitress then ran over to quickly sing happy birthday with food on her mouth, indicating she was eating while this was happening.
I was anticipating this dinner for a month and was hyping it up for my boyfriend, but we were very disappointed with our experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Tourist destination. Loud and food is not great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went on a busy Sat. Really busy and loud inside. Perfect if you have kids with you. You wont bother anyone because the whole place is wild. Service was great. Food was terrific. Would recommend and will be coming back. Bring insulin you may need it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A phenomenal experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fun family night friends great food service is good look great inside helpful and friendly

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wouldn’t go on a Valentines weekend or after. Seating arrangements are weird and crowded, food is decent nothing great.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We came to Max Brenner for valentines day weekend. Though it was crowded, the service was great and we didn't have to wait long past our reservation time. I've never had a dessert and dinner experience like at Max Brenner. Chocolate martini, smores pizza, and crepes were to die for!! The mac and cheese was phenomenal and I even really enjoyed the butternut squash salad. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious chocolacity. Waitress we had was excellent. Successful special event.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 4 days ago

We took four 13 year olds for dinner at Max Brenner. They loved it!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambience is amazing, the food delicious and servers super nice. Best choice for a celebration!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Lunch with my Grand daughter

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I have wanted to come to this place for a number of years and overall I had a good experience. Our food was good. My wife and I did some of the desserts and they were very tasty. However, the music was a very loud and we were sat in an upstairs area that was quite dingy. It took at least 15 minutes to get a refill on any of our beverages at times without forgotten. Everything worked out OK because the food was so tasty but we were left a little frustrated by the experience. It wasn’t so bad that I won’t go back. But, for the price that you’re paying I would expect much better

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place, had a great time with family. Easy to make reservations. Quick seating and great service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Max brenner is awesome the drinks are awesome the food is awesome!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Definitely great for the desserts, but we really enjoyed all the salads we had too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

I've always loved going to Max Brenner, and this time was no different. The food is always very delicious and the service is always considerate despite being somewhat slow. Max Brenner is always good on any occasion whether formal or casual, and I can't wait to visit again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved it! Will visit again soon. Loved the service & the food as well as the SMORESSS

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, great service and food was on point. Desert was THE BOMB. Perfect Valentine’s Day date

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I took my out for valentine’s day and we both very much loved the experience. Although it was packed on valentine’s day we were seated 7-10 mins after the time we arrived and gave our names. Our waiter was extremely friendly and constantly checked up on us. The food was amazing and it came in a timely fashion! I definitely recommend the mac and cheeses served at Max Brenner. it’s amazing! I have no complaints.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Came here 4 yrs ago for Valentine’s Day and i told My husband i wanted To come back so we did, so happy i enjoyed Myself again. And the Mac and cheese was so DELICIOUS.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great spot for Valentine's Day!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner with my love! Everything was great

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always love coming here. Always a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall, it was a great experience. I went on Valentine’s Day and had the perfect evening. The drinks were beautiful, the food was delicious and the fondue is to die for. Additionally, they kept progressively dimming the lights to really set the mood. Quite a lovely evening it was.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome for sweet and savory. Dishes are very creative and love the presentation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Panama)·Dined 7 days ago

Excelentes postres, pedimos el fondue para compartir y estuvo delicioso. Muy agradable tanto para adultos como para niños.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing. Service was super amazing. Milk shake was alittle too icy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Max Brenner is one of my new favorite restaurants. I went here with my girlfriends for my 21st birthday had such a great time! We got so much food and many drinks but somehow still didn’t break our bank accounts. I was pleased by everything from the service to the ambiance to food. The food was delicious and the dessert was even better. I will recommend Max Brenner to anyone and will be coming back with any excuse I can find!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went there for date night. Got two excellent desserts and two cocktails. Both were great. Looking forward to going again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food. Love the beer-battered onion rings and obviously all of the dessert is outstanding. Service is a bit slow and bathrooms were kinda yucky, but other than that- great experience!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a 6pm reservation for two and we waited about 15 minutes to be seated. The bottom floor was decorated so nicely for Valentine's Day but we got stuck in a corner tiny booth upstairs by the dishes which made it very noisy and uncomfortable and didn't get to enjoy the romantic atmosphere. Food was mediocre.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Max Benedict was delicious! And pretty large portion too. We didn’t try any of the delicious looking chocolate creations but we will definitely come back to try. Overall, the food and ambience was great. But our waiter was rude and had an attitude when we asked for anything from him, like more coffee or ketchup. The other restaurant staff overall seemed pleasant though but our waiter left much to be desired.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, dessert was excellent and well worth the trip

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The waiter had the best intentions but he kept forgetting everything we had to ask for every single thing, cutlery, napkins, water, to clean the table, they brought us food and we didn’t have space in the table because nobody took the previous course. I had a chicken sandwich and the chicken was hard as a rock. Good intentions but bad service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Terrible service and the Fondue, nothing especial...

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