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Max Brenner

Chocolate by the Bald Man
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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
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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)

Food 3.7 Value 3.0
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

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

User Reviews

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by GastronomicalLiz on 03/10/2007

    Ugggghhhh *grabs stomach*

    I enjoy good chocolate, and was intrigued to try Max Brenner with my three friends today. Terrifically atmospheric, I felt I stepped into a magical world of chocolatey sin, and continued to have high hopes upon being seated. I knew that Max Brenner was expensive, but was willing to give the "Chocolate Mess for One" a go for $12.70. I shouldn't have done that. Composed of warm brownie batter, ice cream, caramel, bananas, chocolate bits, and way too much whipped cream, this killer made me feel unpleasant after about ten bites; that's how cloying it was. My friends, who had ordered the Eskimo ice cream dish and the banana split waffles, were equally overwhelmed. I don't know; a bit too much for me, and I eat a lot!

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Chiseled on 03/09/2007

    Willy Wonka of Chocolate!

    When me and my girlfriend walked in we were pretty impressed by the decor. Max Brenner is a chocolate lovers dream. Pipes are run throughout the place which lead to the bar and instead of beer, chocolate comes out (Thought that was pretty cool). Just had dessert which was pretty good, we split Fondue. If your looking for a fun place after dinner or to meet up with friends this is a great place.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by The Hungry Gourmande on 03/01/2007

    Nice Food, Poor Service

    Went here for dinner on a wed at 7:45pm with no wait. Staff were polite and cheerful, but service was a little slow, and worse no water refills. Then to clutch it, they threw out my 1/2 sandwich that I asked to wrap (was saving room for dessert). The waffle and french toast sandwiches were pretty good though, but really just like a normal open faced sandwich. We 3 shared the invidual chocolate mess w/ toffee bananas. It was pretty good, but way too much whipped cream and not enough ice cream (which mostly melted and cooled off the chocoalte cake by the time we got it). It had a lot going on, but it was well... a mess. I would go back to try the chocolate soup if nearby and in the mood for a waffle-sandwich.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Food Connoisseur on 02/19/2007

    Chocolate Soup

    My girlfriend and I have been to max Brenner a couple of times and like the place and its concept. If you are a choclate lover you should at least try this place. We have eaten the peanut butter crepe and the choclate soup and really enjoyed them both. Choclate Soup is a reverse fondue. The soup comes with marshmallows, choclate crispys and fruit and one is supposed to put it into the soup and then eat it like a soup. It is a great idea and divine. My problem with the place is that the dessert menu is not as innovative as I would thought it would be. I go to max Brenner to have something that I can't find anywhere else and I don't see much of that on the menu. The staff needs to be more creative and then I'll go back for more. It is worth at least one visit and then you can decide if it is worth the hype or not.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Jen on 02/17/2007

    Party of Six

    Unless you wanna spend 15 dollars on a sip of hot chocolate and a bite size waffle, I suggest going elsewhere. I came here with 5 friends of mine on a saturday night and was quite disappointed. They told us they couldnt seat a party of six so we sat (well some of us stood) in the front and got our food from carry out. Unfortunately the carry out counter is a huge disater--no forks, no ice cream, no whipped cream, and no menus...and very poor and rude service. Yes the place smells good and the food is decent, but it is overpriced and nothing special. I should have read these reviews before hand so I would've know to "Skip Max"!

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Gina on 02/16/2007


    There were 3 hostesses but still couldn't handle the amount of ppl that were waiting. There were a bunch of empty tables yet it took them so long to seat the customers. One of them didn't seem like she was putting much effort in calling out the names. You could bearly hear her and she didnt even walk to the back where they told ppl to wait. I've been waiting for an 1hr 1/2 by the area where they were taking names and had asked to see how much longer it would take. Sounding like she was annoyed, the hostess said that we called you an hour ago and said that we have to take care of some ppl that are ahead of you first. I noticed this had happend to a few customers and it seems like they have been skipping ppl. They need a better system to handle seating the customers. Overall the food is ok and different. The waitress was great, altough it took awhile for the food but she constantly came to apologize for the lateness and she even took the tab for the dessert since it took so ridicously long. My advice is make sure you go check with the hostess every 10-15 mins to see if they called you it might be annoying but better than have to wait longer than you might need to.

  • Max Brenner

    Posted by Allison on 02/10/2007

    Skip Max

    My father wanted to try this place, so we went for dinner/dessert. Both my mother and myself, on separate occassions, notified the host that it was my father's birthday, please put a candle in his dessert... dessert comes, no candle. Our waiter was hot but unfortunately that's all he got - it looked like he was pained to talk and walk at the same time. Nothing arrived together, my food was lukewarm, water was never refilled, and when it finally was, it was spilt all over me, a million waiters wandered the restaurant aimlessly yet we couldn't seem to order dessert. The manager apologized and comped our bill, but that does not make me want to return here ever. Too bad, b/c despite all the aggrevation, it had potential to have good food.

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