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Max Brenner - Union Square

4.3
6269 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Kid-friendly
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Restaurant Management : (212) 388-0030
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 13th and 14th Streets
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Public transit
L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square
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Entertainment
Max Brenner's signature music playlist
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6269 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Was in NYC for my cousin’s 21st birthday, and decided to check this place out for an after-dinner treat, based on fantastic reviews. Not sure what hype is. While the dessert (if you enjoy chocolate) was good. The hostesses were rude and unprofessional. The place is dirty. Loud. Cramped. However, our individual server was polite. Save yourself the trouble, eat dessert at your restaurant.

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

This was a very unpleasant experience and I ended up leaving with a headache due to the amount of smoke in the space.

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

I definitely will not come back. The staff had a bad attitude. The food was over priced for low quality. The dessert was just whipped cream. The bathrooms were filthy for both Male and female. It was just an awful experience. What sucks is that my party was really excited to go since it was our first time. But the experience we had was just horrible and we would never go back.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Had the dark hot chocolate - wow! Also had the Havana sandwich - really delish - but was kinda full from the richness of the hot chocolate- yummmmmm

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I use to go there a lot but not anymore, the food is not as good, regular meals and the desserts. And my friend visited this past weekend we went there and her wallet got stolen. So, not sure I will be going back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

our reservation was for 8:45 and we didn’t get our food until 10

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My family and i went into the city for the day and my Dad’s co worker recommended Max Brenner and she knows my family loves chocolate. I never knew chocolate could be produced and served in the unique and different ways. My sister and I ordered a Milkshake and the celebration waffles to split. The unique cup of the milkshake was incredible. Not to mention my really celebratory waffles with sparklers lit when served. I loved it and my family has already decided to go back next time we are in the city.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Just a fun place with good food not to mention yummy chocolate options!!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I loved the urban s’mores!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My son loved the Resturant. He gave it two thumbs up!
The food is always delicious every time I have been here. I just wish I had more room for the dessert.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great cocktails, quite loud. Deserts excellent. Gift shop pricey and all nutty 🍫🍩🍸🍸🍹

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

What a fun place for dinner. Very busy and a little loud. Had reservation, waited 10 minutes. THe food was very good. The desserts were even better. Great variety.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This app is great went to see a movie across the street movie was running about 15 minutes late I was able to change my reservation to 15 minutes later without any problems we were seated about five minutes after checking in and I heard the hostess tell the people that it was over a 50 minute wait
the food was amazing the dessert was even better and the prices were really reasonable

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dessert was great burger was ok. But the service was great it was our daughters birthday and she was very very happy.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good. Desserts are especially lovely and a must try. Although even after the reservations it took half an hour to get a seat, which is something to work upon.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had a reservation and waited about 15 minutes. Once seated it took about 20 minutes before we got water. The tables are very close so be prepared to have your neighbor practically sitting on your lap. Our meal was just ok. It arrived barely warm but we were too tired to send it back. We finished with dessert which was much better. A waffle with ice cream. It arrived quickly and we ended on sa positive note. The waiter who was inattentive for most of our meal got us our check quickly and tabbed us out.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place has been a go to of mine for out of town guests and for dinner with friends who have a sweet tooth. The place is always lively and makes an impression. Overall had a good time but I have seen a decline in some areas of service.
1) Our waiter was nice enough- but he was very disheveled on the verge of looking messy/dirty.
2) Food came out incorrect.
3) I can probably over look some of the other things BUT the bathroom was filthy- disgusting really. Worse than some public bathrooms I've been in. I heard the lady before me go and complain and a manager lady came in with an attitude. Sorry but this should be a priority- especially if you only have 3 bathrooms for a packed dining room. I hope they get this under control really soon- or the next time I wont be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was surprisingly great and the dessert was fabulous! Our server was fantastic, friendly and attentive . Would definitely eat there again !

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Went with my daughter and loved it. Fun menu and some healthy food options so you can save room for dessert. We sat at the bar so I can’t speak to noise level in restaurant area. Would highly recommend and will be going back!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everyone loved it. Only issue is that they got two orders wrong, twice. Servers handled it well though and fixed the errors promptly.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Loved the place it was cute like a bistro full of chocolate. My husband who is always picky with food was surprised by one that there was a menu of real food and not just chocolate and two how good the food was. He ordered the Havana waffle sandwich and I ordered the mushroom Mac and cheese. They were both soooo good. My fave was my Italian hot chocolate nice and thick where a spoon can stand in it lol. It was all delicious and the price wasn’t crazy. I can’t wait to go back but with my mom who loves chocolate

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was so nice

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dessert was yummy!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was for my boyfriends 20th birthday, I felt as though it was a milestone & I tend to have great taste in restaurants as well as the perfect eye for restaurants that fit the person/occasion. This place was beautiful. Loved the vibe, food on my part was delicious from the salmon( I recommend) to the 5 layered cheese Mac. My boyfriend loved his waffle Philly cheesesteak. The dessert was absolutely delicious for the amount of dessert we received as well as all the food we ordered I was shocked when the bill was only $100 so very reasonable. Downside they don’t sing happy birthday & seems there’s limited space felt crammed at the very small table the whole dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I made a reservation, and after reading reviews I was expecting a wait. We waited under 5 minutes and our table was ready. The restaurant is smaller than most. Very cramped together. We didn't experience any issues. My husband and I ended up sharing an entree. We ordered the pizza and it was ok. Probably wouldn't go again, but that's just because we were visiting and I would rather explore other places.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a reservation but still had to wait 15 min after our reservation time.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Slow service, messed up the order so my date and I shared his burger and the salad didnt show till after we finished. Dessert is better than food items on the dinner menu

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We set a reservation For Saturday at 6pm, Of course not everyone was there on time but the reception lady was kind and understanding. The food was great and came pretty fast. We also got desert and that was also great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will definitely be returning. Thank you for the great service!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Second time there and I had a great time! I made reservations which is a must because it gets really packed. I arrived 10 minutes late which was at 5:40pm but thank God my husband and i only waited 5 mins. for seating. Food is great ESPECIALLY the salmon!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food took forever to arrive. Part of the food was cold. Waiter was kind enough to bring an extra order of warm potatoes when asked for but there is no excuse to bring a plate like 35 min after ordering with part cold and part warm. Food was not that good overall. Would probably not go again

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Unfortunately I was never seated, I had reservations for 10:45 and the host kept telling me 15 more minutes and after an hour of waiting I left.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

we all had so much fun! the fondue was amazing and great to share with everyone

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Thank you for following the special request. It really made the experience a whole lot better. Will recommend for sure!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Ordered a glass of wine and a beer, unfortunately the wine came to the table warm when it should’ve been chilled and the beer was cold but not icy cold. The dinner was ok but nothing much to wow us. At desert, one came promptly however the milkshake never made it to the table until we were paying the bill.

It seems the server was overwhelmed and not able to provide us with better service. Would definitely not be a place I’d return to and certainly not a place I’d recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I visited here with my daughter and friend and her daughter from Ireland, we had booked a table and I was running late and the girl was very good to hold our table for us, the atmosphere was great and the desserts were just the best, it was something that was on my daughter's list of places to visit while we were in New York and it didn't let us down.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Looked like the place hasn't had a good cleaning in awhile. Deserts were EXTREMELY sweet.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great time! Delicious as always!!
Need to fix bathrooms!!!

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