The Chocolate Bar

3.7
280 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very nice.,Great food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had to wait 30 mins for my martini and 45 for my boyfriend just to get his shake. Every table is on top of each other so it feels as if you are having dinner with the people next to you as well. All the tables around us who go there after us got all their food and drinks before my table. And the last thing that really got me mad was the man in charge had chewing tobacco in his mouth that was very noticeable. The staff seemed a mess and very unorganized when the night was not that crowded. My boyfriend and I didn’t even both asking for another drink because we didn’t want to wait another hour. I want to give this place another try but for a first time experience it was not good.

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LK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in on Valentine's Day. We had reserved a table for two. We arrived a few minutes earlier, but were seated immediately. We got a table on the second floor balcony in a corner. That really helped the mood, as we were intimate enough, but still had a great view and were part of the rest of the customers. The service was fast, and friendly. And we loved the Valentine's week deal!

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Martinis and desserts were great. Food average. A painting party upstairs made it less enjoyable, expected quieter intimate ambiance instead which caused disappointment.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was great. There was not host when we got in. There was a line out the door. Finally got seated. Gave drink & dinner order at the same time. We’re given drinks but waitress didn’t come back for over an hour with our food. Food was really good. Just really long wait. We were there before a show & on a tight schedule so that was frustrated. Felt rush while eating. Never asked if we wanted additional drinks or anything. Spent 2 full hours here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They were understaffed. Our steak was over cooked and cold. Took 30 min to get a cocktail. Never asked if we wanted another one, order took forever. Asked for check and it took 30 min to get check. Very disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time there. Only 2 waitresses. Even though we had to wait for service, our waitress was very nice and kept her cool.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I went here for dinner before a comedy show and the drink menu alone was worth visiting this restaurant. I had the martini flight which was amazing! This is a great place to grab a drink...or two...or three... and dessert!

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A
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were sited by the bar, since they did not honor our reservation through you guys !

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We received a gift certificate and heard nothing but great things so we were excited to make a reservation for our anniversary. We were seated near/under the stairs, which was not the best seating arrangement as it could have caused an injury if we weren't careful. Our server came over to us right away with our menus but took quite some time to get back to us, so by the time he was ready to get our drink order, we ordered our meals as well. The drinks and appetizer came out quickly and were amazing, my partner just had a beer but I had one of the spiked hot chocolates which was super yummy. We ordered a flatbread for an appetizer and it was delicious, if a bit under-cooked. We then waited approximately an hour for our entrees to come out. My partner ordered pork tenderloin and I ordered shrimp and steak parmesan. Both our dishes were cold, the meat over-cooked and my steak actually looked gray. The "parmesan" was actually just alfredo sauce on top which was a little off-putting but not the worst thing they could have done. Because of the appearance of the steak and the overall flavor of the meal, I only ate about 4 bites before I stopped, too nervous to continue eating. Overall, we decided that maybe the Chocolate Bar should stick to great drinks and desserts. We did not have dessert, but what we saw coming out of the kitchen looked amazing. They must be doing something right, but I don't feel they should be serving dinner. Stick to desserts and drinks and I think they have a great thing going.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Made reservation through OpenTable. Restaurant didn’t have our reservation, along with others waiting. Waited 35 min to be seated, food 60 min later. Couldn’t have dessert, had to leave to go to theatre. Allowed for One 1/2 hours for dinner. Barely had enough time. Restaurant made no attempt to compensate poor service and wait time. Not satisfied.

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had reservations for dinner at 5:30 and they had no tables available and we were going to the show. So we left. And they had a painting class on the whole upstairs seating. We were very disappointed.

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place. The service was a little slow because they had a Paint Night upstairs, but our food and drinks were good. Our service was lovely:) it got quite loud Just because of the acoustics of the building. I would go back. It was a nice place!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Sat under stairs, in between the kitchen the a walkway. Food was inadequate and drinks were heavily overpriced.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktail, food and service!

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HJ
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was ATROCIOUS. The food arrived fairly slowly but not sure that has anything to do with the kitchen as our server was very spacey and forgetful. It took her about 20mins to even greet the table. Every time she forgot something for the table, she blamed someone else. When the manager came to talk to the table, he didn’t seem bothered by our unpleasant experience. It was overall an awful experience. Won’t be coming back which is unfortunate because the martinis and the food are good.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, only one waitress to wait on 6 tables within an hours time. Food was bland and greasy. Cocktail was okay.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Awful service. Didn't get our side salads or soups. No bartender was on staff so we didn't get our drinks until we were done eating. They were very unprepared.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Sadly, service was rather slow. Drinks were not good and way overpriced. Food was not prepared properly. 😔

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The Chocolate Bar is a great place to enjoy desserts and drinks with friends and family. I would recommend the dessert above all. The food is not exactly impressive, but it is still very good. This is a place for dessert and drinks, not a full dinner.

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JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was really good. The waiter was friendly and very attentive.

The food wasn’t good at all. I had the Cajun chicken and shrimp. Rather than blacked the chicken and shrimp, it appears that they costed the items with Cajun seasoning after it was cooked. It was hard to eat.

My wife had the white chocolate pasta which was supposed to be a white wine sauce with basil. There was no wine or basil and it was literally a sweet, white chocolate sauce. Had more of a dessert flavor but not sure it would be good for that either.

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, drinks superb. Will definitely be going back.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was wonderful but the overall service was horrible. We waited over an hour for our food.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The chocolate dishes were all delicious. Just go for dessert and you won't be disappointed. I was very disappointed with the crab cake. They seemed to be high on the "cake" and low on the "crab". I found them be heavy and not very tasty.

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KM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

It's what it always was. Tasty food choices, great drinks and desserts. Service was a little slow. Wasn't crowded so not sure why. End of Santa crawl and Sabres game but seemed gone by then. Told we had to wait for clean martini glasses.

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W
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evan was an awesome server! So kind and knowledgeable of the menu.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Fun birthday! Service was slow, but Lily was so friendly.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

On a Saturday at 5pm, I had an existing reservation for a table of 4. As I entered the restaurant, it seemed smokey....and the upper level seemed 1/2 full. We sat near the front window and were given water....with no glasses on the tables. No big deal, however it took about 5mins for anyone to spot by the table and even say Hi! The staff seemed very disorganized. After ordering appetizers and drinks....it was just a waiting game! Waited for everything. Our appetizers came out 5 mins before our dinners. Extremely disappointed with the staff and the organization this visit. I hope it’s not going to happen again.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good. Food took awhile to come out but was delish. Drinks strong and creative, especially the martinis. Kind of cramped seating. Overall we were satisfied.

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Honestly been here before and it’s always the same , takes a very long time just to order and get your food . Food comes out cold and and has little flavor to it . Thinking it’s called the chocolate bar you would think deserts are amazing, sadly they end up tasting just like the other food they serve. So just be prepared for not good food, and long wait time at the table. SOUNDS CRAZY but don’t go before going to see a show or anything because you will reek of the SMELL of the restaurant eww .

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OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the white chocolate pasta and flourless chocolate cake! Service was great! Coconut macaroon martini was also excellent!

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KE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Different, fun options! Chocolate need I say more???

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food option is ok. I wish they had more options or describe the food better. I order a mojito it was extremely strong good but I wish it tasted like actually mojito. Good place to go too for last minute plans but the food needs improvement.

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HD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terrific desserts, chocolate martinis, and excellent food with a variety of menu items

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic... The chocolate baguette is phenomenal... I want that for my meal on my next visit!

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BE
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

fun place, good food, service was excellent. Only problem encountered, did not finish bottle of wine, asked for vacuum seal top go. Manager came over to tell us they were not like "Applebee's", and did not do that, also made some comment about NYS laws. Finally, after discussion, she said that they were not allowed to do this after a broken bottle was found on the street. I did understand that point, much better than the somewhat offensive Applebee's comment.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious and the amount of food we got was well worth the value. The service, however was a little iffy. Our waitress was very nice, but seemed very uninformed of the menu and the restaurant all together. She did not know the answers to the simple questions we were asking. She also did not come to check on us throughout our meal at all. Upon looking around, it seemed like a lot of the staff was this way. Very confused and walking around looking like they had nothing going on even though it was a busy night. I will return, but hope the service is better. Restaurant may want to re train staff.

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P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. Atmosphere was fun. We had the local Restaurant Week menu which was a great value. Our server Lily was fantastic!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This is the 2nd time I've been here with my fiancée. The first time was for Restaurant Week 2017, because I enjoyed it so much with my girlfriends when we just went for late night drinks. The atmosphere and location made me want to take him there. Last year was amazing from the appetizers & the wine to the meal and the dessert (with a complimentary rose at the end of the meal). This year, unfortunately (I'm guessing because of the high response of Restaurant Week) the experience was a bit different.

We were seated and when we offered drinks, only one of them was brought back, so we had to wait even longer for my fiancée's. Then when our food came out, it was a bit cold. Considering how long it took to come out however, we decided not to say anything for fear it would take even longer to get warmed and be brought back out. When we were asked if we needed anything (condiments) to go with our meal, it took so long I had to snag someone else and ask them (I think it was the hostess/night manager) for fear of my food getting even colder than it was. After taking away our dinner plates, it took our server a while to come back and ask us what we wanted for dessert. So long, in fact, I thought the only thing we were going to be presented with when she came back was the check.

Again, because of my first 2 experiences with the establishments having been so great, I put it down to it just being a busier Restaurant Week than last year's. So I didn't want to totally write off the experience. I would still recommend the establishment, the food and drinks. The value of what you get (temperature of the food & time received in not withstanding) is well worth it, whether during Restaurant Week or any other time of year.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a huge disappointment service was non existent food presentation was amazing but when you have no utensils to eat it with looks don’t fill your stomach and by the time you get them your meal is ice cold. Oh it gets better our salads were brought out and then our drinks yes our meal was served entree, salad and then drinks we spent over three hours were charged $70 and had to stop on the way home for a pizza. Worst dinning experience ever

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