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Max Brenner

Chocolate by the Bald Man
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  • Desserts, Eclectic & International
  • 841 Broadway, New York NY10003 40.734328 -73.990983
  • (Btwn 13th & 14th St)
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  • (212) 388-0030
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User Ratings (Based on 80 reviews)

3.395
Food 3.7 Value 3.0
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 388-0030
Website:
www.maxbrenner.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 9am-12m Fri-Sat: 9am-2am Sun: 9am-11pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Open Late, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Mia on 12/03/2006

    Not Impressed

    We went to the restaurant to celebrate the birthday of a co-worker. The tables are VERY close and small - rather uncomfortable. The restaurant is also very loud which makes conversation difficult. The service was decent and waitress, very sweet. The food however, ranged from medicore to bad. We had the Italian hot chocolate which was gluey and gelatinous. Much too thick & just too much. The quiche and cheese/proscuitto sandwich were edible but the waffles with cheese & veggies was awful. The waffles were cold & soggy and after eating half, I actually started to feel sick. We then shared the chocolate fondue (dark & white) which was more than enough for 4. In fact, after a few dips, it becomes sickeningly sweet and we left more than half of each uneaten. The best part of the meal were the fresh strawberries served with the fondue. Overall, the place is over-hyped, over-priced and over-rated. A disappointment.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Pamela on 11/28/2006

    Willy Wonka It Ain't

    The chocolate is good. Except for the chocolate croissants, which are waaaaay too much croissant and a preposterously tiny teeny bit of chocolate. Sandwiches are ridiculously over-thought. Why does every offering have to have ten different things on it? What about people who don't care for all that pretentious crap and just want some nice plain chicken or whatever on good bread innocent of frou-frou? Since they're pre-wrapped, one doesn't have a choice. Except, of course, not to eat. Service, especially takeout, is indifferent, ignorant and even, yes, rude. I cut these people a lot of slack for the excellence of the chocolate, but unless I just hit and run with takeout (itself a problem, since you have to pay for items at the counter where you buy them, annoying and time-consuming), I won't be back.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Natasha on 11/10/2006

    It was just great

    I went there Saturday night with my husband. It was my third time. This time I tried the heart cake. I feel that I can go there many times, and still have so many things to try. It is unique and comfortable at the same time. And it is chocolate…

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/09/2006

    Could eat MB for every meal!

    Max Brenner.. where do I begin? The chocolate pizza that hits the spot more than an NY slice? Or maybe the chocolate mess which I will not hesitate to say is my favorite desert on earth! One desert is better than the next at Max Brenner-- the place is an absolute dream come true. Not to mention the staff COULD NOT be nicer. They are always so personable and serve as fast as they can. My only advice is to forget your diet and order everything on the menu at one point or another- you won't regret it!

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Kevin on 11/06/2006

    For amateur chocolate lovers at best

    After going here Saturday night, I walked out feeling very disappointed. The service was just terrible. It was 12:30am and with tables open, it still took too much time to be seated. When seated, it took about 10 minutes for anyone to stop by to see if we have been helped. Anyways, about the food. I ordered the Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate and I shared the Urban S'Mores. The hot chocolate arrived luke-warm. The taste was more like Swiss Miss mixed with water and a little cayenne pepper. Actually thinking about it, Swiss Miss is probably better. The Urban S'mores dish was also disappointing. For a place dedicated to chocolate, I was expecting a lot more from the chocolate dip. The traditional Hershey bars would have been much better. The marshmallows probably came out of some bag. The peanut butter was very dense, hard to get out of its dish and lacked in taste. Overall, it was just okay….at best.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/30/2006

    Disappointing

    I was really excited to bring my family for brunch when they were visiting from out of town - they all love chocolate - but it was a disaster. First my mother's sunny side up eggs were extremely overcooked, then she waited over 20 minutes for replacements (it takes about 2 minutes to cook an egg), which were desperately undercooked - but by this time the rest of us had finished our meals. The coffees and hot chocolates arrived tepid, the services was friendly but inexperienced, there's no syrup for the waffles, and we could hear the waitstaff apologizing to customers all over the restaurant throughout our meal. It was definitely the low point of their visit to New York.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Elissa on 10/16/2006

    If you love chocolate...

    you need to go here. If you have a craving for anything chocolate, this place has something to satisfy you. I have tried the chocolate heart cake, chocolate pizza, waffle confections, adn urban s'more's, and can recommend all of them. The place even smells like chocolate and you can see it being made. The only drawback is the lines to get inm, especially later at night. We had to wait 45 minutes, and we got there at 11:45p.m.

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