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Max Brenner - Union Square

4.3
6105 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • 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 6105 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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minerva (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 21 hours ago

Excellent! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

I was very pleased with my dining experience. Our waiter was very friendly and always kept everything on a positive note. It's always a pleasure to experience that feeling.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This was my first time at Max Brenner and it was Amazing. Had a reservation for 3:00 and we were seated as soon as we got there. We were a large group of friends so I was able to try many different foods. My absolute favorite were the waffle fries with the bacon and 5 cheese sauce and Mac and cheese. There burgers are amazing too. Definitely get there hot chocolate even if your going to get dessert. I ordered there melting chocolate cake and it was delicious!! Ordered fondue for the whole table and it was great even came with a little fireplace to roast your marshmallows. Our waiter was extremely friendly and the service was great!!!

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JM22 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This place was truly amazing. Came to NYC for my sons birthday and took him here for his birthday dessert. Food and service was beyond my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was decent, steak was okay, and dessert was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great place to eat! We loved it!

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JessicaW324 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The service was not as I expected but overall not bad

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DimitryS 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

While the food was good but not great the dessert was delicious

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Laurie 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The service was slow. Waitor was friendly but always seemed rushed and busy. He only seemed to have a few tables. Maybe because we were upstairs. Water took 20 minutes soda and lemonade another 10. Food was about 30 min from when we ordered and it took a long time to be able to order dessert. The bathroom was too small there was a line 5-6 people long every time I checked. Walking around was difficult as the paths were small and blocked by waitor stations. We did enjoy our food and the atmosphere at our table and would probably return. Prices were reasonable!

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SyeishaS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Actually love this place all my friend have been asking me about this place since I posted the pics/videos to social media ! I highly recommend Max Brenner to everybody.. Very kid friendly and hey even adult friendly , everything about this place is great

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GeraldineD (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Not sure what the hype is about. The food was just ok. The desserts were yummy but way overpriced.

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Partayof2 (Houston)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, we had chocolate waffles & also the chicken mac & cheese, but everything looked so good. The waiter was a little slow on refilling water & also brought us the wrong dish at first, but the food was so good we still had a good experience. Made reservations for a Wed night but got there and we easily could've gotten in without a reservation.

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Marcel 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Me and my kids went there on a Tuesday evening, and we had to wait for 25 minutes from being seated to the time we could order. The waitstaff was friendly but seemingly overwhelmed by the volume of people they had just received at their section, and took our order last of the people that sat down around the same time we did, or later than we did. The food was mediocre. The chocolate desserts were good, and the kids were happy. But I was painfully aware of the fact that the server had botched my initial drink order, and then also botched our dessert order.
She rectified the drink order, which was positive. The Tiramisu (which I ordered) was not tasty.
The waitstaff do as much as they can in this type of fast-turn-over environment, and I believe it's the set up that's at fault, as well as the quality of the food. Having said that, a server that cares, is aware of who sits down when and who asks for what, pays attention and gets things right is golden. This wasn't the case here! Disappointed overall.

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

We had a great time. They were a little short staffed so it took a while to get service and our food etc but we weren't in a rush. Everything that we had was delicious! Loved the s'mores sundae! My son (5) loved that the kids pasta came with a syringe of sauce! I've been several times before and will definitely go back! Lots of fun for the kids and adults....try the fondue!

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

My kids love this place and so do we!!! Please bring back your delicious ribs with chocolate barbecue sauce !!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 5 days 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall just fun and yummy! Took my teenager daughter and a friend we were in chocolate heaven. Will definitely be back! Great value as well.

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christinaS (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Not very impressed at all the food was very average quick foods, which is okay didn’t expect much out of the food. But this is supposed to be an AMAZING dessert place and I was Not impressed. got three different waffles and they were all almost exactly the same. Very little chocolate. The waffle was hard/cold and almost un-edible. As far as the dining room unless you’re on the upper level, expect to me uncomfortably close to the guest next to you. Granted you’re in NYC but the tables were so close together I could practically hear the person next to me breathe. It was ok for experience but nothing will have me rushing back there anytime soon

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JD1244 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

I like Max Brenner. I've been here a couple of times now. Food and service are very consistent. My kids enjoy the decadent desserts and kids friendly menu. I recommend Max Brenner for a casual meal.

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Artsy1 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Breakfast menu has many good choices. Portions are huge. Could easily share a meal. Milkshakes and chocolate pancakes especially delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lots of fun! Great food!

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NatalieE 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our Server went above and beyond with his service. The staff was great. The host seated us promptly even though we were early

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MatiasR 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were looking forward to go to Max Brenner again, one of our favorites from when my wife lived in NY. Last time we ate there was in 2010, but this time it was a huge disappointment. The waiter was incredibly slow and kept forgetting our orders, cutlery, water and so on and on. Food was very mediocre, like they had hired a chef from mcdonalds or something, amazingly our burger was medium raw but still dry. Not even the dessert was good. Never again.

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LisaA 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Went with my bf for a late Vday dinner and the wait time was reasonable, the waitress was friendly. Food took a bit long but it was all worth it. We enjoyed ourselves a lot and can’t wait to go back very soon.

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KarenaK 
3.0  Dined 7 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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

I took my 12 year old and 5 of her friends for her birthday.
Everyone enjoyed themselves.

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BrianaM 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went for the desserts and they were worth the commute however I wasn't too impressed with the actual food menu. Will definitely be stopping by again next time we're in Union Square just for desserts :) Service was great, our waiter was super energetic and took the time to explain every question we had regarding the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were seated quickly, however, the tables were so close together at a slant that if we didn't have 2 young kids, there would have been no space to fit 4 adults at the table. Then we had to flag down a server to place our order. After that all went smoothly with our order and food delivery and quality/taste.

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vipChelseaLocal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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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