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About Max Brenner - Philadelphia

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.

1500 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs - 11:30am - 11:00pm
Fri - 11:30am - 1:00am
Sat - 10:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 15th & Locust

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 344-8150

Website:
http://www.maxbrenner.com/

Entertainment:
Max Brenner's signature music playlist

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot located next to our restaurant

Public Transit:
The Broad line, Broad St and Walnut St exit, on the subway.
PATCO 15th and Locust

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a small private area of our restaurant for large parties

Private Party Contact:
Katie Applegate: (877) 925-3053

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Max Brenner - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (89)
Fun (78)
Good for Birthdays (76)
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Casual (59)
Special Occasion (59)
Good for a Date (58)
Comfort Food (57)
Great for Lunch (50)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Pre/post Theatre (43)
Good for Groups (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Cozy (25)
Afternoon Coffee (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Quick Bite (16)
Late-night Find (15)
People Watching (14)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (7)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

First time my husband and I had been there, the service and food was great. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

I will definitely be returning!! Ummmm... the milkshakes are AWESOME, and taste so smooth! First timer and our waitress was very helpful and patient with us. I ordered the Cheesesteak waffle was delicious, so much flavor and the five cheese makes it all better. My son’s loved the waffle fries, and the chocolate milk. LOVE the atmosphere (tables are too close in my opinion) and o like all the cool chocolate features .

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·Dined 3 days ago

I loved this place! We especially like to go on Restaurant Week!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Fun place for regular dinner. We went for restaurant week and was not a great option. Should’ve just ordered off regular menu. The Food was good and dessert was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome lunch! Best chocolate martini!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a quite pleasant experience. The food came out quickly, and was absolutely delicious!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service

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·Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant week

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

My drink wasnt potent but the strawberry inside of it was delicious. The food was not flavorful. The smores was awesome. An overall nice daughter dinner date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, friendly staff although a little forgetful. Overall slow service was the biggest opportunity, we arrived early and were seated promptly while the restaurant was almost empty, we were there for over 2 hours and ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu which normally I would think ordering off of a scaled down menu would speed up the service. However I would try this restaurant again based off the menu and food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went to Max Brenner for date night during Center City Restaurant week. Our waiter was exceptional and the food was amazing. We truly enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Great meal! We originally went for restaurant week but decided against the 4-course option. Perfect for date night

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We came for lunch during restaurant week with some who had been there before and others who hadn't. We, however, didn't just stick with that menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals and LOVED their drinks. The only issue was the speed and memory of our waiter who had to be asked for things several times. Overall a good experience and we will be back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been here number of times. Food was good as always but the service this time was painfully slow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Wow, what a great lunch! My fiancee and I went for Restaurant Week lunch and couldn't be happier. We got the dippers, quesadilla, mac and cheese, burger, 2 crepes, and Italian hot chocolate. We went to Paris recently and loved the hot chocholate there, and it tasted similar!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 6 days ago

I alway go for restaurant week but when that's not on order the wings!!!! Change your life.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Service and atmosphere were good, food was okay. Definitely not worth the money

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Great time and food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and drinks where very creative and fun! But the seating was cramped and close together.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was awesome! The server was attentive and friendly! The place was packed and considering this we didn't wait long for food. It did take 2 hours to eat a 4 course meal but we weren't upset die to the volume at the tine. My husband and insee bigger people so we really didn't care for the really close together seating. We sat in the middle section where you can sit next to strangers. I think thier seating should be reconsidered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Very cramped, loud, and long waits. Skip the main course and desert is worth it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

My sister and I were in Philly (Rittenhouse Square area) with our teenage daughters for an overnight trip. Max Brenner's was perfect for lunch on a chilly day. The Hot Chocolate was perfect after a cold weather stroll. The food choices were numerous and our meals were delicious (salads, breakfast crepes, breakfast burritos to mac and cheese). Dessert was spectacular--there are so many wonderful choices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

I have had chocolate from all over the world, but this is the best chocolate that I have ever had <3

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Great deal - fun place. The seating is very close together and it can be loud. Also if you sit by the door - it is freezing which does dampen the experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for brunch before show at Academy of Music. Great location. Cute place, wonderful hot chocolate. Decent food. Server was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was above average, the focus here is the dessert, which is fun, wonderful and delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went here for date night dinner before seeing a play. Amazing food and really great options! Service was great! Just be aware that tables are packed pretty close together. Highly recommended!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner, love the feel and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We loved our post theater treat! Server was patient when we were indecisive but very attentive! Great day in the city!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I did not have high expectations since the restaurant had been around for a while. The decor was a bit dated and worn out. We got the Max Brenner burger and was cooked to order and very good. The waffle fries were good. A little disappointed with the dessert since this is really their specialty. We shared the banana hazelnut crepe. Our waiter suggested adding strawberries and we did. The crepes were slightly undercooked. Service was extremely slow. I did not mind because we had allowed ourselves plenty of time but didn’t want to waste our day sitting around. Overall...ok.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great and different food. Just very drafty. Seating around center round booth uncomfortable.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very friendly staff. AMAZING dessert!!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

My son and I had lunch and some yummy desserts! The chocolate is to die for, but the food is just as good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good salad, decent dessert, nice staff. I’d return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fun unique spot If you like chocolate this is the place for you. Tables are very close together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My daughter’s birthday

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We celebrated a birthday and it was the perfect place!! We had a great time. Highly recommend the burgers

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My 3 year old daughter and I had ice cream here, right after an afternoon at the theater. She loved making her own Sundae!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I brought my 8 year old granddaughter for lunch before seeing Annie at the Walnut Street Theater. It was record breaking cold weather and I asked the waitress to bring salted caramel cocoa as soon as we sat down. She brought the hot cocoa and then took our order. She came back several times to check-in. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely return.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The hot chocolate is the best I have ever had in the United States. We had the Mexican spice hot chocolate and the chocolate and cream both very good an unique. Great for cold weather. We had salmon fir lunch well prepared good portion. I had waffle cheese steak sandwich which is again unique tasting. I recommend for a fun cold afternoon.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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