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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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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (162)
Good for Birthdays (159)
Kid-friendly (142)
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Special Occasion (134)
Casual (132)
Good for a Date (119)
Comfort Food (106)
Good for Groups (86)
Creative Cuisine (85)
Great for Lunch (83)
Romantic (65)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Hot Spot (61)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Great for Brunch (59)
Late-night Find (49)
Worth the Drive (47)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Sunday Lunch (46)
Cozy (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Afternoon Coffee (36)
Tasting Menu (34)
People Watching (32)
Authentic (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Quick Bite (30)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Seasonal (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Business Meals (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Scenic View (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (3)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 21 hours ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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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·Dined 3 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 3 days ago

Great spot for Valentine's Day!

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·Dined 3 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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·Dined 3 days ago

Always love coming here. Always a great experience.

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·Dined 3 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 3 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 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 10, 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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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a reservation for 2 at 8:15 on a Saturday night and were seated by 8:30. Our server was fantastic: very friendly, attentive, and fast. We had the Urban S'mores which were fun to make and to eat and were delicious as well. This place was extremely loud and but the low lighting kept it from being completely over-stimulating. This was definitely a fun place to celebrate a birthday or other fun occasion. But it seemed like that larger parties were experiencing long waits even with reservations, so plan accordingly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We came for a special occasion and it was the perfect spot. We had so much fun and the food was great! We even got to shop for the cute hot coa coa mugs! Loved it. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great and service was even better. The lunch dishes were just as good as the chocolate specialties. We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Even with reservations we had to wait. According to the host, who was rude, they do not hold tables on Friday. My friend was five minutes late and we were told we had to wait for a table. When we asked why, he was very defensive and mumbled something under his breath when we asked him to confirm how long we would need to wait. The manager Mohan tried to smooth things over but his efforts were condescending. I will not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Simply put .. nothing special.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing chocolat

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I love this place. Been there couple times. Always happy to come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Me and my boyfriend with be back to try everything on that dessert menu it was too good. The main course was also really tasty. My boyfriend enjoyed his Havana Waffle burger and I enjoyed my Sunday Pasta !!!! Bless up Max 🙏🏾

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Waited a bit long for our reservation. A little load and the menus were a bit dirty.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Lunch and service were good. Desserts were nothing to rave about. The warm skillet cookie was dry and definitely not cooked in the skillet. Disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great breakfast

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice staff good service .... sat us quickly although tables very close together needed to have our table switched to have a bit more room

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We came here to get after-dinner desserts for our two year anniversary. We had to wait a while for our table in which we had reservations for. We ordered milkshakes, which took 45 minutes to come out. The place was loud and crowded, and they seated us at a location that didn’t seem to be a real spot for a table. Servers were constantly bumping into us. The bathrooms were absolutely filthy; I felt like I was at a truck stop. Our dessert was fine enough, but the whole process took nearly two hours, and was so expensive and unpleasant, it was not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I took my grandson here to celebrate his birthday. We had a 6:15 reservation and were seated within 10 minutes. Our waiter, Dominic, was friendly, attentive and efficient. The restaurant is crowed and noisy - to be expected. It was nice to watch how hard the wait staff worked and everyone had a smile. Our dinner was good - I had the flatbread pizza and my grandson had the cheesesteak - both quite good. The sundae for dessert was wonderful - huge!!

Not a gourmet restaurant, but a fun place to try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My family had a great time. We loved how lively the restaurant was and not to mention the chocolate was amazing!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun place for kids

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was poor from the Host that checked us in. To the waiter that served us all night. I stated That it was my wife’s birthday when I set Up the reservation under special occasion. The bathrooms were so dirty makes you not want to even go in to use it. Our server didn’t even fill up our water until we called him over to us (after an hour of us being there) although he walked passed us multiple times throughout the night. We ordered dessert but no happy birthday was sung to my wife although I specified that it was her birthday during my reservation. I Won’t recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was a little slow but the food made up for it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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