Max Brenner - Philadelphia

4.3
3580 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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AR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday, great dessert. Got a piece of chocolate with a sparkler!

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r
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, wonderful for families. My husband and I each ordered the cheese steak sandwich (on waffles) and it was really excellent. My 2-year-old had the chicken fingers and fries. Our waiter was very friendly and the service was fast. For dessert: ice cream for the kiddo and a Mexican hot chocolate for me.

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was not very impressed ,hostess was not welcoming , mumbled table wasnt ready without eye contact.Loud,dirty bathrooms, overpriced,table was unbalanced and got a drenched leg from a drink spill. Food was ok.Server was accommodating.

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H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Different choices. Good overall experience

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DB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun menu for kids, decent sandwich, flat bread, salads, burger menu for adults. A bit pricey, even if located in the city. Kids loved it...especially the fondue. Service was friendly and efficient, a real feat when serving messy, indecisive kids.

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DM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic - as always! Our server was gracious, the food was delicious!

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

Amazing dessert, amazing service, amazing ambiance. I love this place and would absolutely recommend it and will be returning.

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R
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve always wanted to try this place and finally had a chance when friends were coming from out of town who are originally from Israel. I can’t complain the entrées were excellent the desserts were over the top. Really the only hiccup we had all night was at the waitress brought to someone else’s check initially which unfortunately was $45 cheaper than our check........ Such is life. I’ll definitely be back

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NZ
Philadelphia
288 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was the first time to this restaurant! Right at the door, the most heavenly chocolate smell was in the foyer! Wow! We ordered the southwest veggie burgers that were pretty good, but mostly made out of black beans and rice, and it kept falling apart in the plate. Some of the fun of it was trying to pick it all up with the fork, and pieces would break in half because of the rice. Lol then, the smell of chocolate overwhelmed us and we needed to get two desserts! I got the hazelnut chocolate strawberry crêpe and my friend got the enormous ice cream sampler! He is a big guy and he still could not finish it. Lol
Very sweet though...!! On the way out, sitting in the foyer waiting for my friend to pull up with the car, the smell of chocolate was pure heaven!

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TT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a friend from out of town meet for dinner and drinks. We had Kasey, she was great! Service was outstanding and food was great. My table shared 3 appetizers, we had Chocolate Martini's and dessert. Well worth the cost. Low key casual dinner spot, awesome dessert spot. I will certainly be back for more food and chocolate!

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N
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for dessert, their specialty. Selection was extensive but still incomplete, for example, why not chocolate cake? Chocolate pie? Any number of other standard chocolate desserts? Additionally, prices were almost double what you would pay elsewhere in town. Not worth it.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Go for appetizers and desserts. Our entrees were not good but we liked our appetizer and the desserts were artfully presented and tasty. It’s expensive for what you end up getting but the service was friendly. We would go back but skip entrees.

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was average. Pricey for what it is. Was so excited for the cheesesteak waffle. Its was very disappointing. Took 2 bites and couldn’t finish it. Didn’t taste good to me or my friend who also tried it.

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BB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Max Brenner before seeing a show at the Merriam Theater. We were seated right away and the service was excellent! We both had the pancakes and an order of bacon. The pancakes were big and fluffy and the bananas were delicious. We loved the chocolate syrup that was served with them. It was a little expensive but it is to be expected in the city.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Tables are way too close to each other. I felt like we were sitting with two other sets of people. Did not like the closeness

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was amazing, made the food even better with greater service !

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MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was pretty good, out table was super small for three people, and there were fries on the floor, the menus also felt a little sticky.

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HZ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The dessert was amazing, as expected... so many options! We weren’t as impressed by the entree choices/taste but it was still a nice experience. Definitely recommend for those who love dessert!

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HB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was wonderful, the food was sensational, and our server was so accommodating to special requests. We had a great experience dining at Max Brenner’s and cannot wait to enjoy it again soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation and thankfully so. It’s a small restaurant so it was packed at 530 on a Saturday night. If you didn’t have reservations, you’d be waiting a while. The food was very good! Our table got the OMG quesadillas, the waffle cheesesteak with chicken and steak and the BALT. We all loved our food. Can’t go wrong with any desserts and get the chocolate martini! Our only
Complaint was that the runner dropped a small flask of chocolate that ended up spilling all over my husbands shirt, leather jacket and jeans. We were on our way to a show after dinner so even though the manager helped clean it off, his shirt was stained with chocolate for the rest of the night. BUT the food was great, our waiter was great and the manager nicely offered to pay for dry cleaning. We’ll definitely go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun for a birthday dinner. Great service from waiter. Meal OK, desserts awesome.

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TL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Cheesesteak waffle was a neat twist on a Philly favorite fare. The beet salad was delicious, especially the encrusted goat cheese. Not a fan of the veggie burger (new menu item). Yellow mustard and pickles battled each other and burger fell apart. We had the churros with dipping sauces for dessert. Only wish we had more churros to dip as they were expired long before the sauces.

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The s'mores fondue didn't come with enough chocolate and the fire didn't burn hotly enough to roast the marshmallows.

My Mexican "hot" chocolate was literally lukewarm.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was awful and over priced. Quesadillas had nothing inside of them. We just wanted to leave

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place! Food was so good! Hot chocolate outstanding! Venue a little small and could use more bathrooms. Seating a little tight. But food service and quality were worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very well. Waiter was very friendly and food came very quickly and SO FILLING, had no room for dessert :( wish I wasn’t stuffed

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AD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time i go there its spectacular . Thee service from start to finish . The only thing i would say is that sometimes i get seated in the very tight sitting area in th middle and the customers sitting next to me are loud and rude ,that is th only negative experience i have.

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MA
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time.

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N
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good casual lunch spot. Feels like the set of Willie Wonka! Waffle fries are delicious, though a bit too salty for my taste. BLT with avocado was on delicious bread and very fresh tasting, except for the bacon, which seemed a bit “off.” Affogato with the extra chocolate shot is a must! Super friendly service. Good spot for everyone, from children to senior citizens.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Show weekend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went to the restaurant to celebrate 2 birthdays. The last time we were there was 2 years ago. I knew it would be a great experience, and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing, and our waitress was very nice. The only thing I did not like was that our table was right by the door and everyone had to keep passing by our food to get through the restaurant. Other than that, we enjoyed our experience.

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

Went for my dessert for my birthday. Staff was wonderful and was seated very quickly. Excellent restaurant as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good. This place was amazing

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

The Mac and cheese was nasty but the shakes were really good and the waiter was nice

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A
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time eating at a Max Brenner. Very whimsical feel....like your Charlie at the chocolate factory. Service and food were very good but it is definitely a dessert place first and foremost. Probably THE dessert place in Philly. Looking forward to going back and having dessert for dinner next time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A busy place, but it was a Saturday night. Food was very good. Staff helped us get out quickly so we didn’t miss the start of a show at the Academy.

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LG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. We plan on returning soon!

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Second time i've been here, the sharing Fondue platter has once again been delicious! Looking forward to returning here for a third (or more) time.

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AM
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very overpriced food and drinks for what you receive. I don't plan on rushing back here anytime soon.

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KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Sunday brunch went south. The coffee was nearly undrinkable. One plate came out 5 minutes after the rest, and then it was wrong. Server had to be reminded constantly to refill water. Spicy bacon tasted like cayenne cardboard. Server kept rambling on in circles.

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