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Posted by Anonymous on 12/07/2006
I thought the hot chocolate was the best ive ever had! MMMM.
Posted by Mia on 12/03/2006
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.
Posted by Pamela on 11/28/2006
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.
Posted by Natasha on 11/10/2006
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…
Posted by Anonymous on 11/09/2006
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!
Posted by Kevin on 11/06/2006
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/30/2006
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.