Max Brenner - Philadelphia

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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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s 16th Birthday

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DH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for a birthday dessert it was good for dessert for sure!!

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DC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very loud...and next time I am skipping dinner and going right for dessert. We had the chocolate chip cookie sundae...it was awesome!!

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

Food was good. Seating arrangement was a little awkward. But overall - fine experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great ! From apps to desserts , this is a great place !

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SF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a date and Max Brenner's. The food (dinner and dessert was really good). The only thing I am not crazy about is how the restaurant is set up, you are almost on top of the people next to you. I highly recommend.

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RG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! First time eating here and the experience was incredible. Amazing and attentive waitress through out the night. The location has a fascinating design. Dessert was beyond my expectations!

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EZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Everything we ordered was cold. The cheesesteak waffle was cold. The mac and cheese was cold. The chocolate fondue was heated by a tea candle, and as such, was cold. I would have complained, but the waitress hardly ever stopped by the table, and by the time she came around, we just wanted out of there. I heated it up at home in the oven, and it just wasn't very good food.
The restaurant was cold.
Kids spilled a hot chocolate while we were there, and it was apparently up to me to go grab a cleaning towel and spritzer to clean the table and chairs, since the waitress wasn't paying attention at all. Took over 5 minutes for her to show up at the table for the first time, despite a relatively empty restaurant.
Everything is overpriced, and the chocolate was kind of gross in my opinion. I'm not sure what the appeal here is, but it was far from just an "off night."

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D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for mother's day, and our experience was great. The food was very good, the milkshakes and dessert fondue were delicious. The table split some waffle fries. I got an 80s milkshake and the breakfast burrito, and it was too much for me to finish. Though, I made room for the fondue dessert!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time
Will be back

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P
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service and didn’t get a flower like the other moms
They seated us at a high top when plenty of tables were available and the table was uneven and spilled everything.
Waitress was never there and food was not the best
Not a good mother’s day meal and won’t be back
Had to keep asking for things which is bad
Bathroom was disgusting and over flowing....only two toilets and TP all over floor and toilets full...

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AL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go with kids! Drinks were amazing service great

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S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The hot chocolate, the milkshakes and the mimosa was outstanding. We all left very happy! One of the best Mother’s Days I’ve had.

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ER
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, we enjoyed Mother’s Day Brunch.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our experience with the kids was good. Service was nice and attentive. We came for breakfast. Food did not blow me away, but it was solid. Would come back to try some of the other offerings.

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l
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I am happy you introduced more food items. They were good selections and also tasted good.

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AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is not a place for a nice dinner downtown. Food was so so. Very cramped and very noisy atmosphere.
Desserts were pretty fantastic if that’s all you’re going for tho. The crepe I had was delicious and my daughters sundae could have fed 3 people.

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AS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for kids and families!! Very create kids menu! Cobb salad and burger were great!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Julia was so prompt and kind and we will definitely be back! Food was great, portions were huge but we got dessert anyway because its MAX BRENNERS!

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food (Max Benedict) was good and service was superb! However, the overall experience was diminished by the sticky floors and tables. Furthermore, the Chocolate Pancake dish was very underwhelming - for the price, we expected more (both in taste and quantity).

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ML
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had burger and flatbread. Just ok.
Classic fondue for dessert is highly overrated and small for the price $24.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow and food was not as good as the Max Brenner in NYC.

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AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A chocoholics dream! The food was good, our service was excellent. The food came quickly and was delicious. The waffle fries were great.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was better than best.... :)
Awesome Waffles, Ice Cream and Waffle Fries
Pizza(tomato pie) not as expected

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always. Only negative is that the banana in my crepe was very over-ripe and not very tasty. Generally, though, another great visit :)

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ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

16 Birthday desert

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L
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a very good breakfast on. Sunday morning. Food was good. Staff seemed frazzled. Would return as the chocolate is amazing.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and all the really fun desserts and shakes. The food was delicious and filling. The server was outstanding. We are not from Philly but would absolutely come back should we be in the area again.

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JJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, Casey was amazingly attentive, food was delicious

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The manager helping my 3 year old pick out chocolates was so sweet and helpful! And our waitstaff was also really great. The kids love it there.

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

They were very nice about me and my friends being a few minutes late to the reservation! Very nice workers

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PS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

service was not as good as in the past. served our items at all different times with desserts taking a while. My crepe was good but not what I expected based on the description wished I picked something else.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Small tables. Prices are ok. Food is good but not great. It really is very family friendly.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for my son’s birthday party. Only downfall for 2 of us is the menu not offering any chocolate items we can eat being paleo. The server did a great job taking care of us. My son and his friend enjoyed the experience of painting ketchup on their food and eating a chocolate shot. My biggest complaint would be that parking is validated. Being in such a busy crowded city we had to use a parking garage. We picked the one directly next to Max’s. We took a total of about an hour and 15 min to eat, dessert and get back to our car. Our parking bill was $31. INSANE! We traveled from about 60 minutes away so to have some sort of credit with parking would have been nice. The server told me the week prior to our visit the restaurant stopped validating parking. Unfortunately that part will keep us from returning for a second visit.

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent for brunch. My granddaughters love to go here after a show or the orchestra.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good dinner awesome dessert just as expected. Really diverse menu for both.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was very very good. Our server was amazing. Made some great suggestions. The waffle cheese steak sandwich was great. We also had the chicken pineapple pizza, a burger, and the bacon Mac and cheese. All very good. The desserts were amazing as well. No complaints other than it poured that day, nothing the restaurant could help. Would recommend this 100 percent.

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

Fun for kids. Delicious chocolate. Our waitress Brittany was great. Food was better then average.

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TS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious- great service - can’t wait to go back. Chicken cheesesteak waffle was amazing!

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday brunch special because of the unusual menu including chocolate in most dishes and drinks. Very cheerful and attentive server added to the festivities. Made me want to return soon.

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