Max Brenner - Philadelphia

4.3
3630 reviews
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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.


Max Brenner will offer to all of his guests at the restaurant free chocolate dips refills for the European Fondue on National Chocolate Day (Sunday, Oct. 28)

Guest can get up to 3 chocolate refills of chocolate of their choice!

This promotion is offer is only valid on October 28th which is national chocolate day. Please let me know if you need an other information.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the service was excellent!

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Max Brenner, and everyone loved their food!

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LL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

fun experience once youve had dessert there, its enough. portions are gigantic.

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GL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. First time there.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everyone enjoyed their dish. The cheeseburger was tasty and the fondue dessert was fun (but a bit expensive). The server was very friendly and helpful. We were seated at a high-top table which we liked but would recommend more comfortable chairs. Overall we enjoyed the experience.

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MR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Celebrating my friends birthday

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C
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and desserts with attentive and knowledgeable service.

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JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Up to the standards of the Tel Aviv locations. A great and chocolatty experience!

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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent! The food was great and our reservation was perfectly timed and we were seated almost immediately.

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MJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Family friendly environment, great food presentation for kids. Enjoyable for adults especially for celebratory occasions. Dessert was over the top!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great. Loved everything. 👍🏽😊

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed atmosphere, food, selection and gift shop!

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TR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Wait was long (~15 minutes) even with a reservation

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my wife and I tried something new, as far as restaurants go. Max Brenner’s was highly recommended and it didn’t disappoint at all. The food was delicious, atmosphere was quaint (as was the delectable smell of chocolate) and the service was quick and efficient. Brittany S. was our server and she was friendly, brought a positive presence to the table, educated in the menu and gave great recommendations. We’re from the suburbs, will be back for sure! Thanks.

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f
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kid Friendly and parent friendly. Loved the mac and cheese selections for kids. Hot chocolate also a hit with my tween. I enjoyed the selection of salads and fish options. Finally, the classic fondue was delicious. In addition to 3 dipping sauces, fruits, cookies and brownies, we had our own campfire experience roasting marshmallows. Awesome! I will be back!

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JO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere! Food was amazing! Will return again and again.

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AM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dessert for a friends birthday. It was fantastic! The desserts are very rich and we always order too much. I definitely recommend going for dessert!

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NE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We dined here in 4/6, just my daughter and i( who is 4!) we waited over a half hr for a kids pizza and a salad! Our waitress although nice was not attentive, did not offer us any other drinks, accept the water provided!
I had to hunt her down for milk for my daughter. After a long wait our food arrived, it was decent, I’m mean how can you go wrong with a salad and kids pizza!

We both got a dessert, her a kids ice cream which was literally a 1/2 scoop in the smallest bowl made on the planet, which runs you about $2 bucks! Her meal was $9 and did not include milk, I had to pay extra... my mason jar tiramisu pudding ( albeit good) was $14 ridiculous dollars! Crazy ridiculous. Will never go again!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The kids loved their paintbrush cheeseburgers. I loved the salmon. The desserts are very large, very sweet. The italian hot chocolate was great, so was the Max-hattan cocktail.

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EW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So fun for children. Had a great experience there. Waitress was amazing.

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T
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a perfect place for my daughters birthday dinner with friends!

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good. We had hot wings, bbq chicken flatbread, quinoa salad with chicken. The sausage pizza was only ok as was the Caesar salad.The decor needs to be refurbished. Part of the chair rail was torn off. We asked for a straight up whiskey sour that came on the rocks. Service was ok.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced, and not really very good. The fondue was ok, though.

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NW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is excellent! But if you have a nut allergy, like I do, it’s hard to find deserts on the menu without nuts. I was very disappointed to not be able to have one of the waffle deserts because of their hazelnut spread. Was hoping for a substitute but they mix hazelnut in with the waffle batter.

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food has declined quite a bit. Very disappointed.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, great service!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

It was so noisy you could not have a conversation without screaming at each other. The dinner food was flavorful but portions were minimal at best. Dessert was great!

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AE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely amazing. food was great, dinner was amazing and the chocolate martini was unbelievable. very unique.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to gather with friends and celebrate a birthday. It is best to make a reservation. The food is good and the desserts are amazing. You have to try a chocolate martini or a frozen hot chocolate.

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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I generally love Max Brenner, my young son and I go there as at rule before or after the theater. But this day we found the bathrooms in horrid, gross condition, dirty glasses and slimy table.
Hopefully just a sloppy day.

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PG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a fun place, good food, drinks and desserts! Need to come back just for dessert.

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F
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very cool spot for kids & families. Fun atmosphere with a diverse menu. This is
a great place for dessert too. Our waitress was very friendly. Milkshakes are awesome & our salad was tasty, the pesto citrus dressing was delicious. It's located close to lots of fun shopping on Walnut Street. Thanks Max Brenner for an enjoyable lunch!

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

It was extremely cramped. Tables too close. Milkshakes were watery and thin and sundaes were bland. Won’t go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent choice to take the kids before double dare!! They absolutely loved it as well as us too!! The adults will def be back for some more of those delicious chocolate martinis!!!

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E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

2 people in my party ordered the roasted beet salad with salmon. There were no beets in the salad when it arrived at the table. They brought us beets on the side and they were not roasted. There was also no mandarin oranges in the salad either. They said they had a new chef but how can you forget the beets in the beet salad?
Otherwise everything else was good. I’ve eaten there several times and have loved it, so this experience was very disappointing.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dessert was great. Food was good but price vs quality I would say there is much better options. Would go back for dessert but not the food.

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S
Philadelphia
174 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful pre-show dinner at Max Brenner. Our server Julie was personable and obviously very young. What she didn't have in experience, she, more than made up for in charm and tenacity! She was a delight!! The Spicy Pasta Primevera was excellent and my better half had a burger that she thoroughly enjoyed. We had the "monster" chocolate chip, skillet cookie with ice cream which was good, but way over the top! I look forward to bringing other friends to Max Brenner and working my way through their menu.

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CW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for a casual dinner and something chocolate. Would have loved just a hot fudge sundae, however they only offer menu selections, no special orders. Salmon and Lemon Chicken was delish with light sides. Definitely save room for dessert, the crepes were awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server, loved the time we had there!!

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S
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and excellent French toast

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