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Posted by Anonymous on 08/24/2006
As a frequent visitor to restaurants across manhattan, i am always up to trying something new. So for my birthday, we decided to forgo dessert at the restaurant where we ate dinner (Nobu, which for the record was fantastic) and head to max brenners for dessert. We a chocolate mess in the larger size because the server said they didnt have the correct pans for the smaller size, hoping for a WARM chocolate cake with icecream and chocolate. instead we were served a kind of mess in a cold pan. the cake was cold broken off peices. it was topped with whip whipped cream from a can and sprinkles and 3 table spoon scoops of icecream. I was turned off by it- the cake was dry and the icecream was melted. though the place is nicely decorated and the manager we spoke to about what we were served was professional, we will never return to max brenners. you are better off eating dessert at a delicious restaurant.
Posted by Aleks on 08/20/2006
This place is unbelievable! It is truly experiential dining. I went just three weeks after they opened. The service was incredibly friendly (I didn't like one drink, so they substituted for another, which I also didn't like, and then for a third, all with grace and a smile) but not very knowledgeable or professional. Seeing as they are just getting up and running, I am almost certain that will change in time. Service aside, the food was extremely good! Creative bistro-type fare, such as savory waffles topped with ham, cheese, and onions and savory french toast sandwiches, were beatifully presented. Although I only tried the waffle dish, that was quite delicious. The chocolate drinks are fairly good but not quite to my taste (I prefer the Jacques Torres version) because they lacked viscosity and were not very densely flavored. The meringue dessert was gigantic, and like all the other desserts that were paraded past me toward other tables, beautifully presented. I strongly recommend a trip, if only for the experience (but the food is actually great too!)
Posted by Chocolate addict on 08/07/2006
How many different kinds of chocolate drinks can u find in one place?...almost more than a page apparently....i was skeptical in the beginning of such a place as too much hype seemed to be brewing around it... but i was surprisingly impressed by the amount of different chocolate items in their menu. They have a whole book for desserts, I like it that you cant really find their items anywhere else. The shakes are a must. Especially the dark choc granita. not too sweet or rich. I especially enjoyed the fact that they have choices,, like ice cream flavors (dark/white/milk choc etc.,.) fondue, toppings...like u have control of everything. fondue is too die for...they even have one for ice cream you do urself...even tho this place is for dessert ... their regular food is just as amazing and different like the french toast sandwiches....great place. lots of smiles...will never get sick of chocolate because of this paradise.