The Chocolate Bar

3.7
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$30 and under
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American
The Chocolate Bar is a sweet and sexy concept with a casual family friendly menu.
Everything from Filet to seafood The Chocolate bar has something for everyone.
At night the Chocolate Bar transforms into a great place to enjoy one of our world class martinis, a bottle of wine or a chocolate fondue for 2.
The perfect place for any private party or special event, our incredible dessert selection and our extensive menu has something for every occasion. Choose from our fun selection of Chocolate Bar T-shirts. Franchises available. The Chocolate Bar, where everything is better with chocolate !
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.5
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3.7
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3.7
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BA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We went in there for dessert and drinks for my daughter’s Birthday. The waitress was very rude and was put off that we were only doing dessert ( our bill was over $100). She spilled one of the drinks as she was putting on the table with no apology or cleanup. All she said was that one was to full anyway. There was 7 of us in a booth and I pulled a chair to the end of the table and a guy told me I couldn’t use that because that table was booked. Mind you it was not busy nor did anyone ever use that table the entire time we were there. Will never go back or recommend to anyone else wanting to do the same thing for their daughter.

C
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Overall it was a great experience when it came to trying new foods that I would never expect chocolate to go with. Everything tasted great! The only thing I would take away is the interior design of the place. But other than that, it was terrific.

SG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner experience as we celebrated my daughters birthday! The food and service were excellent and we are already planning another dinner there. Would definitely recommend to our friends!

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Special white chocolate sauce and bowtie pasta is excellent

BH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chocolate Bar is a unique experience. I went there with my family of 5 and what can I say other than Awesome. The food was great. The milkshakes were great. We all have different tastes and the Chocolate Bar has the biggest menu of any restaurant I have ever been in and everything is so good.

We love going there and I highly recommend this place.

SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was a nice meal. The hot chocolate machine was out of order and the restaurant is under renovation so the appearance wasn't the best. Service was a little slow.

KL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine. Nothing special.

N
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great ambiance. Cool night cap spot.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I would've said yes but not after my recent dining experience. Two of the people in my party found hair in their food and the manager decided to argue about it and tell my friend that it wasn't a hair it was cheese. He was the rudest manager I've ever met. It also took about 20-30 minutes to get our drinks and, though the waitress was nice, she took forever to come back for more food and drink orders. We were there for way longer than we thought because of how long everything took. Other than the hair, the food was pretty good. I'm not sure if we'll be back anymore which is disappointing because my family and I have always loved this restaurant.

Q
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food seemed a little overpriced. Service could've been a little quicker. Drinks were good though. Overall decent experience. Would try again.

SJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was excited to try this place. It was just ok.

RH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Martini flight was great and the food was very good, especially dessert.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice and personal. The hostess greeted us when we came through the door and wished my girlfriend a happy birthday, which I’d added as a note with my reservation. We had tickets to see a show, so after we told our server, our food came more quickly than the drinks initially came. Otherwise, the food was delicious and a good value. The alcohol was more expensive than similar restaurants. The chocolate drinks were AMAZING. The experience was very, very nice.

AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was quite slow for the fact that when we arrived, the place was almost empty (it was close to full by the time we left). We had to ask the waitress to check on a question we had multiple times and she never actually gave us an answer. The food itself was delicious, though. I highly recommend the chocolate pretzel martini and the chocolate baguette!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Martinis are best I ever had! Food was good and service super friendly. Cannot wait you go back! S’mores martini is a must have!!!

CC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited 45 minutes before a server came to us and that was only because I waved her over. Drink orders were taken and we waited almost 30 minutes for those to arrive. Food was slow and sub-par. We spent two hours there due to awful service. Not worth the money.

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Chocolate Bar's food was excellent. They are going thru a remodel so we can't wait to see the new updates. They just need more staff they seemed a bit short handed. Other that that everything was great...

HL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very good experience,very quick service. Was out in a hour which was great because I was going to be going to a concert later that night

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our server was rude, it took 45 minutes to get a drink, our salads were under dressed, our soup was cold and our main entrees were cold. I loved The Chocolate Bar but I can confidently say I won’t ever be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Came here for restaurant week! Delicious martinis and dip your own berries were the bomb!

JM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were met at the door by a host wearing shorts, crocks and high socks who also couldn't figure out the electronic seating computer. We both ordered the chicken and waffles, the chicken was barely breaded and had no flavor. When desert came around the Oreo mud was actually pretty good but the server scoffed when we asked for utensils to eat our desert. We were here a few years ago and had a much better experience. I am hoping we just had a fluke bad day but the standards appeared to have drastically dropped.

RE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Chocolate matinis were great. Ive had almost all of them in my many travels to buffalo. The food was not so great. Steak was cold and dry. 3 lousy pieces of asparagus came with it. The salad was wilted. Extremely hot upstairs. Service was slow.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was good except we waited 20 minutes before someone actually acknowledged us at our table and the only reason someone came over is because I asked one of the staff who was supposed to come serving us. Otherwise the food was good and I love the chocolate martinis.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience. My Friends meals had hair in it. It was re made after waiting 15 minutes just to get someone’s attention. Second meal was awful and way over cooked meat. I ordered a filet that was also hard and dry and wayyyyyy over cooked. I didn’t want to complain at that point bc it was my birthday. We ended up canceling our martinis bc we sat there and watched them sit at the bar and we weren’t being served them until we found the manager ourselves to ask him to cancel . He ended up bringing them over on the house but I rather pay for good service . We were there for OVER 3 hours bc we had to wait for everything. It was not a good experience esp bc I was in town to celebrate my birthday and I really think it ruined the start of the night .

l
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Very poor service. It took 25 minutes after being seated for drink orders to be taken. Asked for salt and pepper. Never got it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The filet was so hard to cut that we could barely get the knife through it! But not sure I should have expected too much with the price. If you like their chicken and waffles, that was definitely the item to get during Restaurant Week.

c
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Chicken was very bland and only 2 small pieces came with chicken and waffles. Ceased salad had no dressing and no kids menu for restaurant week. Strawberries were old also. Waffles were good.

p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am always pleased when I go to the Chocolate Bar, the food is excellent, and you can't go wrong when it is Restaurant Week, this is truly a bang for your buck. Our waitress Lily was the waitress with the mostest, if that is a word, very friendly and personable, she was the icing on the cake, and speaking of cake that chocolate mousse was a master piece. As you can tell I really enjoyed my dining experience.

KT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food great value great.. however for restaurant night very very understaffed!! Waited for everything way too long.. not waitresses fault!!

KC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Getting seated in the corner left us forgotten. Our server brought the wring drink but did correct it. It took a long time to get our drinks.

A
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Terrible service, food was cold and salad was soggy by the time we got it. Went for restaurant week and won’t be back. The martini was good

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect dining experience for restaurant week and before heading to a concert. It was noted before we dined that it could be a 2 hour event, which worked out well timing wise as we were able to enjoy all 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Atmosphere was fun and busy- downtown vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The overall experience was OK. The restaurant should be mindful that the waitress is going up and down the stairs caused her to sweat which made me nervous that her sweat was going to drip into my drink or my plate. The waitress was visibly warm as sweat pool to her face and maybe she should be on the first floor and not be asked to do the two floors on a busy night like restaurant week. Also in efforts to not do many trips up and down the stairs the waitress also carried glasses of wine practically in her armpit and as the night went on a bottle of wine was in her armpit as she carried a bottle of wine and four glasses of wine up the stairs at one time.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always very good and at a reasonable price. The staff is always pleasant and professional.

JP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Chocolate Bar Restaurant is an urban restaurant in downtown Buffalo NY. We
visited during restaurant week when reservations were required. Very busy, tables
closer together than our last visit. Construction scaffolding on the building.
Parking on the street. No wait for our table, service was excellent. The boozy shakes were delightful,
as was my filet mignon and partners ravioli.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was great for restaurant week except it took a while for the waitress to get to us when we got there and also my food was cold. Especially the SOUP I got!!!!!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The filet was done to perfection.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Make sure Lily is your server! She’s the best❤️❤️❤️ steak is AMAZING