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Tue, 2/20
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Max Brenner - Philadelphia

3019 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top Tags:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
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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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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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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Max Brenner's signature music playlist
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Special events & promotions
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3019 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very Busy on sunday night .. but the hostess went above and BEYOND to help us find a table! She was adorable and it was extremely busy Sunday Feb 18th after 7pm. We went for dessert and it was awesome. So fun and delicious!

5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious and totally unexpected. I thought the desserts were the reason to visit, but now I know the food is also. Would definitely visit again.

Foodexpl0r3r (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very drafty and cold. Noisier than I’d expected. Food was delicious and perfectly done.

4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Celebrated with a few friends for a 16th birthday. Was perfect for the teens as well as adults! Enjoyed the various chocolate inspired items!

1.0  Dined 2 days ago

First, I would not call this a kid-friendly place (I dined with an 8 year old and a 2 year old). Second, I would definitely not call it one of the best in Philadelphia. Our waiter was very good and the cocktails were good. That is where the positives end though. The place is remarkably small with only 2 unisex bathrooms. It had the look and feel of your local Starbucks. There were no linens or centerpieces. The chocolate cocktails were good and came quickly, as did the appetizers. The chocolate milk was very good but both my kids' drinks came in strangely shaped ceramic mugs (not kid-friendly). The food arrived within a reasonable time and was tasty. Much to my dismay, we never had a chance to eat the desserts for which this place is famous. We placed our order after finishing our meals and 45 minutes we still did not have the desserts we ordered. From the moment we were seated until we finally received our desserts (which I had wrapped up to-go) was 2 hours and 10 minutes. If we had determined to stay and eat the desserts, this meal would have certainly neared the 2.5 hour mark which is a little nuts given we had other plans for the evening. Our reservations were at 4:30 p.m. so we were hardly at the peak of dining time. I can only imagine the horror of a Saturday night in this place. I simply would not recommend this unless you have several hours to kill and a lot of patience. If you're looking for kid friendly with great dessert selections, I'd go to the Cheesecake Factory across the street. Our entire meal was well over $200 for 2 adults and 2 kids, and it really wasn't worth it.

JFMW (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant was very crowded so we were packed in like sardines. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful, but we didn’t feel the food was worth the money. We loved the chocolate stout to drink and the kids liked their dessert. We were excited t go and expected more...

yumyums (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fun place to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. Food was great. Service was slow at first but picked up. Cleanliness of the restaurant left something to be desired, especially in the restrooms.

3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was amazing. Food came out promptly... prob because you got no food. For the money we paid per dish we didn’t receive the proper food amount. My daughter had a bday dinner and 7 girls all ordered chicken fingers and received 2 each. Not worth the money at all. We all left hungry and we ordered dessert. Will never recommend or go back. It’s a shame because we loved the restaurant and our waiter!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing and delicious menu! Always one of my favorite Center City dining experiences!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Neat atmosphere, food is really good, you have to get dessert when you go. Staff is always friendly.