Max Brenner - Philadelphia

4.1
4177 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food

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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.






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58Peanuts
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pizza, panini and artichoke dip were all delicious. We had no room for dessert, try saving room as the dessert list looks scrummy. Service was on point. Atmosphere was nice and quiet. Best part was looking into the eyes of the love of my life.

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vipBrunchDealConnoisseur
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Chocolatier, but great spot for brunch! Highly recommend the Oreo hot chocolate for dessert and the savory lunch items were great.

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Aer459
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

YUMMY! Everything was delicious & presented nicely. Our waiter was very nice & helpful too!

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Tyrone
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A great place to take someone who loves chocolate, but also a solid place to take anyone if you just need to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Small portions, overpriced, slow service, definitely not what I remembered at all. Will not be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great hidden tourist spot for a late sweet treat!

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Lola
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Overpriced dated and dusty. Wallpaper pealing off the wall. Same candy in display jars from 10+ years ago. Noted on reservations it was grandbaby bday. No candles on desert pizza which got thrown in the trash along with her beverage when we stepped away to use restroom.

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GarryG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Their menu was limited (maybe due to covid) but we all still enjoyed everything we ordered. Our server, Elijah, was great.

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JaasimS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was good, we wanted to order dessert but our server took almost 40 mins to get back to us and we didn't want to stay longer. Took another 35 minutes to pay and leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!!

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vipChescoWorkMom
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Understaffed!! Our waitress did her best, but she had no help.

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chantelle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

- food was uncooked, poor service, bad seating.

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arttcpoole
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent but our table was a little messy but the waiter cleaned it immediately did not like the water bottle but otherwise my meal was excellent I also got dessert which also was excellent overall I had a wonderful experience and would return

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Alexandria
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place,great staff, great atmosphere, would recommend

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vipsydney
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very rude person at the host stand. Clearly understaffed and everyone was stressed. Kacie was great. Took over an hour for food to come, seems silly for burgers and fries. Also, every surface is sticky, can't be clean. Would avoid.

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JenniferC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good was terrible, but service was good. Unfortunate to feel that we drove into the city for a delicious meal and wasted our time and money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place! Great food and service! Amazing chocolate desserts and drinks!

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DeniseH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was just average and the chocolate tasted a little stale. The service, however, is exceptional. They were attentive, friendly and fast. Unfortunately great service isn’t a reason to return for so-so food.

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vipAlex
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we entered the door everything was perfect. The hostess greeted us with a smile soon as i said my name she knew i had a reservation and made all the requirements happen sense i was dining with two little ones. The waiter was on point remembered our order down to the drinks psid special attention to my two kids. It was all wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was super hot and you can tell that the staff is effected by the pandemic. Overall was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant good food the chocolate was so good and my server was awesome

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MeenaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Love the Chocolate cocktails & Cant go wrong with any Desert! Pecan Caramel Chocolate is over all time favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food, menu larger online than the printed menus... tables not cleared until ready to be used for new people to be seated.

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MattK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not worth it except for desert until they get the regular menu back. The current “covid” menu is incredibly limited

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MorFoodies
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Trey was a great server, the desserts were really yummy. We only wish we lived closer to come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

food was really good. the chocolate was sublime. but very noisy restaurant. lots of kids so a noisy but happy place

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MarilynH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Grandaughter for her birthday. Food was very good, atmosphere is great. She had been there before so she knew what to expect and was not disappointed. Had chocolate mess for dessert, Delicious!

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LauraC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I feel this place has gone downhill. My kids and I used to love coming here for special occasions. We came here for my youngest’s 17th bday (we had a reservation). The hostess was great, as was our server. However, due to issues in the kitchen, my kids got their food a good 20 minutes before my husband and I. Same with the dessert…they came out staggered. For the prices they charge, I expect better than that. Also, the place needs some renovations. The walls look dirty and the paint is peeling, the tables just look cheap. If you’re going to charge so much, I expect a nicer looking place. It’s like they’ve given up. But props to our server (I forget his name) because he was hussling and never acted stressed.

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DanLanTan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my grandmother’s 80th birthday. The waitress was kind and prompt. However, the booth was really dirty when we were seated. Also the cookie dessert ordered was quite hard. Other than that we had fun and enjoyed to atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good , the service could’ve been a little faster , but overall , we had a good experience .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love max brenner! Our service and the food was great. We were just a little disappointed that they have knocked some of our favorites off their menu. Hoping for them to expand their menu a bit soon!

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CatarinaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chocolate martinis are so delicious and a must. The Mac and cheese is so gooey and delicious.

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here!!! Food was absolutely amazing (both dinner and dessert). Relatively quiet, got a bit loud for my grandma who uses hearing aids but definitely workable. My only complaint is that I live too far to make regular visits!

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vipDSKoP
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, fantastic service. The design of the restaurant makes noise travel, and because it’s a restaurant that attracts children, it can be loud if children are unruly, or there are a number of them.

But really cool concept, and the food is actually really good. The adult drinks are really amazing. You’ll want to drink them because of how yummy they look, but you won’t want to touch them because of how beautifully they are presented.

A real gem. Highly recommended.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and friendly. Food was also very good and kids and adults both enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

You can tell that they have been impacted by the pandemic. It took awhile for a waitress to take our orders (we ended up only getting drinks).

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ashleyp
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was horrible. The food was very good though.

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KevSaj
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Parking took me over 1 hour to find. The food selection was limited and I was really disappointed that it did not have the menu items that the other locations had (in specific especially the waffle sampler). Overall great experience would love to come again

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Judi
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Elijah our server was great. Burger was delicious. A little over cooked but the quality of beef was very good. Friend had Caesar salad with chicken. Not much chicken-comes chopped up on the salad. Cocktails were very weak. We had 5 and they all were very weak. I’ve experienced this at other places too. Makes me wonder if restaurants are trying to recoup after covid by making weak drinks.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the smoked bbq wings and white chocolate chai tea, they were both some of the tastiest things I’ve ever put into my mouth. The service was friendly and quick.

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Max Brenner - Philadelphia is rated 4.1 stars by 4177 OpenTable diners.

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