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Max Brenner - Philadelphia

4.2
3090 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Comfort Food
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 - 11:30am - 11:00pm
Fri - 11:30am - 1:00am
Sat - 10:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 344-8150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer a small private area of our restaurant for large parties
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Private party contact
Katie Applegate: (877) 925-3053
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 15th & Locust
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Parking details
There is a parking lot located next to our restaurant
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Public transit
The Broad line, Broad St and Walnut St exit, on the subway.
PATCO 15th and Locust
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Entertainment
Max Brenner's signature music playlist
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3090 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 9 hours ago

Unforgettable experience

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Waitress forgot items that we ordered and was unapologetic. The table table did not have the proper utensils and we had to get out our seats to try to find some. Service was extremely poor. I do not recommend this restaurant. I got the feeling that they were not interested in our business.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I really wish I could remember my servers name.Be was a young man with dark hair in his early 20's.He interacted with my 8 yr old daughter and even made her smile.He was attentive but not annoying.He was full of menu suggestions and alot of other info.Like suggestion a Dentist for me.The desserts and drinks were amazing and of course he suggested what drink I should try.I hope I can remember his name because I would definitely request him next time!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

have been there multiple times and it never disappoints!! great food, great service, great spot!!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Just went for dessert around 8pm. Seemed “kiddy” and very loud. Ordered the pizza (very doughy) and the churros.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Went for breakfast/lunch. Interesting menu which contained biscuits. The concept sounded great, but the biscuits were fairly dried out, leading me to believe these were not freshly made, which was disappointing.

I think the overall idea is much better than its final product.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and service were good. Many items use chocolate but there are also many that don’t if you don’t care for it.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our daughter wanted to try the restaurant with some of her friends - totally appropriate for kids/teens/adults who love desserts. Dinner listing was familiar and well executed. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great crowd, excellent food and kid friendly. Our waiter was very attentive to us but kept reminding us to take our time so there was no feeling of being rushed, even with three little kids. I highly recommend Max Brenner and there is no way you can leave without having dessert! I want to go back just to try more sweets, there are so many good looking options on the menu it was VERY hard to choose.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great salads but a little too pricey even with the quality.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The best fries in the city, and the chili aoili sauce is out of this world!

And of course, chocolate...what else need be said?!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Waited 45mins for a burger at 330pm. My daughter got her food first and was done by the time the rest of the food came out. Food came without utensils and had to wait every time needed a drink or refill,l or napkins at least 15-20mins. You shouldnt have to beg a server to do her job! Shocked that a restaurant of this status would allow things like this to go on.. Server didn't seem to care when I complained about the service and the restaurant was not crowed to have to wait so long for everything we asked for. The server was horribale and ruined the experience of the restaurant for my family and I. We didn't even make it to dessert after being here for 45 mins waiting for food we decided we didn't want to wait any longer for dessert. Will not be going back..

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was our first time visiting Max Brenners for Brunch!! Great atmosphere, fun food and drink options - especially if your a chocolate lover!! Our server, Gabby, was awesome - very personable and knowledgeable about selections and suggestions on the menu. Thanks for a great dining experience - we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and awesome desserts!!
The salmon was amazing and the chocolate fondue is to die for! The waiter was very helpful and friendly!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Way overpriced for the quality and quantity of food and ambiance. Will not return.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Waffles were amazing. Huge for the price. Chocolate cocktails were great as well. I had a white chocolate Russian and it was strong and tasty

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Kid-friendly is the most accurate description for this restaurant. Non-dessert food was ok. For dessert we ordered 1/2 of the s'mores pizza (looked nothing like the picture in the menu - basically a base of angel food cake with chocolate sauce, marshmallows and peanut butter sauce) and the skillet cookie (tough to cut into and the ice cream topping was half melted by the time it arrived to the table). Kids liked it all.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a great time! Fun atmosphere. Something for everyone on the menu. Had three teens with us and everyone thought their meals were delicious.
Good, attentive service. The fondue was super fun for the whole family to enjoy. My daughter loved roasting her marshmallows at the table.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was my birthday and me and my friends had a great time the food was Amazing

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dinner with friends. The smell of chocolate permeates the air and is delightful! We will definitely go back to try other dishes and especially desserts!!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Been wanting to try Max Brenner's for a while and finally took my wife and son there after a show. Food was average and nothing to complain about. Personally think it was over-hyped and I've had comparable food and chocolate for less. It was worth the trip since we were in the area. Service and waitstaff was very friendly and service was prompt .

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our food was decent. The italian thick hot chocolate was yummy but the restaurant did not match our expectations based on their website. The website came across as more upscale so we were surprised it was not at all like that. It was so noisy we could barely hear each other.

The parking situation (as Im sure anyone familiar with Philly knows) is a nightmare. Even moreso if you have a large truck or suv. Skip the parking lot next door. They overcharge for large vehicles and instead of the extra $6 on the ticket added an extra $20.

Our service was a little slow. Our glasses sat empty for a while. We had both desserts and a cheesesteak. The flavor of all was good but the desserts seem over-priced for what you get. Our fondue barely had any dippers which made it pretty wasteful. We had six people at our table and our server knew we were sharing family style. She didnt even offer extra items to add which we would have happily added on at an additional cost so everyone could enjoy. More than half of the chocolates and toffee were left The banana hazelenut crepe was yummy so Id recommend that as well as the milkshake over the fondue. My husband said the cheesesteak had great flavor. Its severed on a waffle which he said was also good.

Overall, we were disappointed with the experience so likely would not return.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

So many desserts, so hard to choose! The kids loved roasting marshmallows at the table. Dinner food was yummy, too.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The atmosphere and food were disappointing. The dessert was good though. Lots of choices. Our waitress was lovely and made up for the other.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

a Love the Chocolate martini and mac & cheese!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We love taking our kids here for a special family dinner out in the city. We all love it, fun for everyone!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Went 5 of us everyones milkshakes and food was delicious! Server steve was great!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome !! The service was great , great dessert !!! It’s Max Brenner I didn’t expect any less

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Not very good for a date night. Ok for family as long as wait and limited menu options are ok. Bar selection was sub par. Wait service was friendly and reasonably fast. One toilet for the entire restaurant was not enough. Chocolate deserts looked good but decided to have a drink somewhere else before a show at the Kimmel Center.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went for a bday celebration and the food and service were great. Tables are very close together and we kept bumping other patrons. Overall good food, parking nearby is easy to find but EXPENSIVE...

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Max Brenner's was the highlight of our trip to Philadelphia. We LOVE this restaurant AND the people who took care of us. You never disappoint!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I took my wife and teenage daughter while visiting Philadelphia, Food was just average and the the deserts were overpriced. I gave it a higher rating because we did have fun and and my daughter really enjoyed the experience.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The main course food and appetizers were very good. The chocolate fondue was a bit disappointing considering it was a chocolate house. Although we all enjoyed the fondue, I’ve had far superior chocolate many times over. It just was average American chocolate fondue (overly sweet). Our particular server was terrible (did not attend to us, dropped silverware, tried to put used silverware on table etc), the other servers did seem to be more with it and helped pick up our servers slack.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Overall everything was amazing and super delicious , would come here again with friends or even after a doctors appointment

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I enjoyed the meal at Max Brenner’s. The portions were of a hearty size and the drinks were prepared well. However, it was a big turn off for the restaurant to have only two bathrooms and both be unisex. The bathrooms were in disarray but this could’ve been due to the holiday crowd. All in all, I’d like to come back to try different items off of their menu. I believe it’s a great place for a date or get together. I don’t know about a celebration as the dining area seems rather “cozy.” I also believe it is a great place for just dinner or just dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Been twice & love the food. As b4 waitstaff was exceptional. Wait time for food was a tad long, but it was v crowded

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A few ordered food and some just ordered dessert in our group. One thing was missing and some came out incorrect (one completely wrong item, and three of us ordered the same thing, one without bananas and they misidentified the banana free dessert). Waitress came twice immediately for our order but once we had enough time we had to flag her down to place the order. They were busy, but not that busy for the number of servers. Overall I would go back, it was delicious and its not the worst service I've had.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had to adapt this reservation to this time, because of schedule changes and then ended up being 30 minutes early. The staff did everything they could to seat us as soon as possible and were so pleasant and helpful about getting us served in time to make our ballet show! Food was delicious, even though the place was very busy - actually all the best in our many times of eating at Max B's!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great experience. We had reservations but arrived almost an hour early. They were able to seat us in minutes. Waitress was attentive and friendly. Food was great- hot and tasted delicious. Free refills on fountain beverages a plus! Dessert was amazing.

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