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Hot Chocolate

4.6
944 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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About

Welcome to Mindy’s HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar. While we know that you have many dining choices, we wholly commit ourselves to exceed your expectations in all areas of your dining experience.



From the moment you walk through the front door, it is our goal to provide you with an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed with exemplary service and an evolving array of high-quality, seasonal and locally-sourced food, drink and pastry.



We constantly search for new and exciting purveyors, ingredients and presentations. Through our network of artisan farmers and friends, we are able to connect the producer to the consumer and provide a uniquely enjoyable dining adventure.



Whether it is a casual lunch, a leisurely weekend brunch, a delightful dinner or a late night dessert rendezvous, HotChocolate continues to be one of Chicago’s most unique dining destinations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
CLOSED MONDAYS
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Phone number
(773) 489-1747
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Cross street: Willow St
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4.6
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was very good as always but we had some service issues -- not receiving our kids' meals or drinks until long after we had received ours, and waiting 5-10 minutes for our check; the wait staff was working hard but perhaps they were understaffed or paying closer attention to other parties. A disappointment for us with afternoon plans.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 22, 2017

When planning my trip to Chicago this restaurant popped up as "must try" place. My friend and I were NOT disappointed. It is intimate seating so you are close to your dining neighbor but we didn't find this intrusive. In fact, we had a nice chat with the couple sitting next to us about our hot chocolate and they ended up ordering the same thing. The food was fresh, superb quality and I am very appreciative to restaurants that utilize local, seasonal fare. We loved the hot chocolate so much we ended up going to Revival Food Hall near our hotel just to have another cup before leaving the city. Definitely would go back during another trip to the Windy City!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0
Dined on October 8, 2017

Had high hopes for this restaurant and even though the taste of the food and the ambiance were great, the service was terrible. Not to mention I found a piece of hair in my entree and other than swapping it out for another dish, nothing else was done. Usually a Manager would come and apologize but that didn't happen

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

Brunch spot

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

Dessert!!!!!!! Also the chicken and burrata were great. I love that there were kiddos there.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on September 28, 2017

It was okay. The chocolate is very very very dense And rich. I had chocolate squared desert and immediately felt like I was going to be sick. Super thick and basically just a jar of thick chocolate. The actual food was just ok. Leaves a lot to be desired but the raspberries and peaches dessert was good. The hot cocoa is also pretty thick. If I ever go back it'll just be for the hot cocoa. It's a beautiful place for a date but not even worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 24, 2017

Best brunch in the city

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Nancy (Louisville)
5.0
Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything about Hot Chocolate is special. Friendly staff, delicious food, then there is the hot chocolate.
No question it is the best. Period. If I am lucky I get to visit once a year. I live in Ky. I brought two others that had heard me sing their praises for years. They admitted that they were sure I had oversold how
Great it was. They both agreed with me. A delicious treat.

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Alex (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on September 19, 2017

Pros: the cheeseburger, chocolate malted, and the coffee ice cream
Cons: the host not seating us when we had a reservation and we were only missing one person. also, the place wasn't full on a weeknight and they still put us by the bathroom. service was spotty throughout the meal.

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NanK (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

Everything - and I mean everything - is made fresh here. Yum!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
CLOSED MONDAYS
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Cross street
Willow St
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Phone number
(773) 489-1747
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Public transit
Damen Blue Line
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Executive chef
Aaron Arnett
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine