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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (212) 388-0030

Primary Phone: (646) 467-8800

Phone: (646) 564-3173

Phone: (646) 467-8800

Payment method
visa, mastercard, amex
Neighborhoods
Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village
AKA

Max Brenner Second Avenue

Max Brenner New York

Max Brenner Second Avenue LLC

Max Brenner - Union Square

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

Chocolate by the Bald Man, Max Brenner

Categories
Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Dessert Restaurants, Bakeries, Candy & Confectionery
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Cuisine: Family Style, Dessert, Ice Cream, Pastries, Omelets

Price Range : Average

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11/10/2016

Overall
Food

I'm a little surprised this place has so few reviews, because it's one of the more unique restaurants..This is a great place to get some takeaway food on a lazy night in, or alternatively to sit on one of the long communal tables and read while eating brunch or lunch with sweet desserts.

07/15/2012

Overall
Well if you can get past the w...

Well if you can get past the wait in this place you'll be in good hands. The food here is delicious, but I found it hard to concentrate on my dinner with the fumes of melted milk chocolate. I can see why people end up coming here for just dessert and skipping dinner all together. The dessert selection is probably more than one person can handle! I would say make sure you come here with two empty stomachs ready to delve in deep!



I rate this place an A+ on their desserts, and the service could improve. The wait time was something ridiculous like an hour just to be seated.

07/03/2012

Overall
Delicious food and chocolate not so great service

I went to MAX Brenner for a girls night out. Everything we ordered was delicious my only complaint was that a server cleared one of my friends plates while she was in the middle of eating off of it without even asking if she was done. I had the max Brenner turkey burger and also an order of onion rings and they are my favorite onion rings so delicious. We had the peanut butter euphoria ice cream sundae for dessert- cant go wrong there!

04/06/2012

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Overall
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

I have made a youtube review video of this place. It wont let me post it here but you can check it on my youtube channel: Rinabrazil88
Or on my Blog:
www(period)Marina-Santos(period)com/Blog

But below are few of my thoughts on this restaurant:

Do you like/love chocolate????
Because if you do you are going to LOVE this place! The name kind of says it all- ""Max Brenner Chocolate"" restaurant.

Their menu is great and very innovative. They have incorporated chocolate in foods that you normally wouldn't think of- such as Chocolate pizza and chocolate dusted fries- but everything is AMAZING!

The staff was also super friendly. They gave us suggestions about their favorite dishes and they were extremely nice when we asked to shoot inside of the restaurant. If you are a chocolate lover you MUST go to Max Brenner Chocolate restaurant, you are going to feel like you are in the movie ""Charlie and the Chocolate Factory""!

xoxo

Marina Santos

04/03/2012

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Overall
Horrible experience

My worst experience at a New York restaurant. I have been to Max Brenner twice. The first time we were greeted by some not so friendly or interested hostesses. That was fine, we only had to put up with that for a short while. Once we were seated, we ordered, enjoyed the food and waited the usual 10 minutes for the waiter to even look in our direction so we could pay. Our second experience was not so delightful. Same snobby hostesses who were tolerable, nothing new. The waiter, Matthew, was initially very attentive and friendly. We were very impressed. Unfortunately once we received our food, which was very quick, the small flame which was prepared gradually grew into a large flame and one of my friends got burnt and knocked over hot syrup onto another friend. There was a big crash which turned into a mess. Not a single waiter or waitress bothered coming to see if everything was okay. Other patrons nearby kindly gave us their napkins and asked if everything was okay. We waited 15 minutes while our waiter flirted with the waitresses and every other waiter blindly ignored us as we tried to hail one down to get the bill and leave. Eventually we had had enough and went to the hostess to request our bill. She was just as warm as when we first arrived.... we waited another 10 minutes while another waiter tried to locate our waiter before we could settle. We will never return to Max Brenner. It is a lovely place, but not worth dealing with such incompetent or inconsiderate staff.

12/25/2011

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Overall
Chocolate!

It's absolutely delicious! It's kind of expensive, but I'd say, why not indulge a little once in a while? haha. The place was like a chocolate factory, which is probably obvious given it's known for its chocolates XD
It's great and addicting! Definitely give it a go!

07/21/2011

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Overall
OBSESSED WITH THE COOKIE SHAKE!

Got out of work early yesterday and was totally craving chocolate. No better place than Max Brenner. Such a fun atmosphere where everyone is happy for the obvious reason: they are eating chocolate. So I thought that it would be fairly quiet at 5:15 given that it is the summer time, but I was totally wrong. The place was jammed packed. I was expecting all dessert options, but was surprised to see that they have a fairly large menu. I ordered the veggie conscious burger with mushrooms and was pleasantly surprised. The waffle fries were awesome, they were dusted in chili powder and what looked like chocolate powder. So yummy. I had the Cookie Shake and all I can say is OMG! That was the highlight of my day. I finished up my meal with a chocolate cookie. I couldn't resist it. Not too adventurous yesterday, but totally satiated.

06/17/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Imagine dying and going to Chocolate Heavan

Me and my friends went NUTS they had chocolate covered in chocolate smothered in chocolate and then dipped in chocolate sprinkled with chocolate and on the side. CHOCOLATE. I had a freaking chocolate martini. How do you make alcohol with chocolate? That's nuts.

03/04/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Savory foods ok, dessert heaven

The place was packed for dinner last night. We were seated on the upper level. Tables were more cramped up there and it was definitely warmer up the second level. Too warm, at times. I ordered the pasta la mancha, which had a spicey kick to it. To drink, I tried the butterscotch milk shake in the Alice cup (too sweet). A friend and I split the classic European fondue. It wasn't a lot of food but it was definitely filling. I would go back again. Hopefully, we don't get seated upstairs!

01/25/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Good food, mediocre service

The place was so hyped up that I had to drop by while I was in Union Square. On weekends, it is completely packed and you have to wait a while to be seated. Me and my husband were seated at a small booth that could hardly hold two plates! But perhaps this was because of the rush hour schedule.

The regular food was good, notably the burger, but nothing too spectacular. The chocolate was a little bit too sweet and overwhelming for me but my husband loved it.

Overall, a satisfactory experience. Not too spectacular but still worth the while.

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