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Hot Chocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Wicker Park/Bucktown)
773-489-1747
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Ranked #130 of 8,189 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Wicker Park/Bucktown
Cross street: Willow St
Transit: Damen Blue Line
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Found this place on yelp and urban spoon so decided to try it. The desserts did not fail to impress, the banana bread pudding is outstanding! The rest of the meal was good but we wished we had went with the famous cheeseburgers, they looked unreal and everyone around us had them.

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Metairie
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went to Mindy's Hot Chocolate last Thursday because our colleague recommended strongly. We had known going in that we are going to order burgers and hot chocolates. The burgers are juicy, the meat are fresh and melt in your mouth. Don't forget to add the egg on the burger! It was definitely fantastic!! Even for me, a person who... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It has been months ago, and I am still thinking about the delicious doughnuts in chocolate that we had here. Amazing! I just regret having had dinner already at another location. The mac and cheese looked incredible as well. The couple eating it next to us confirmed it was as delicious as it looked. It will be the first place... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been dining at Hot Chocolate since they opened almost 10 years ago, and they have never disappointed. Mindy Segal is a James Beard award winner for Outstanding Pastry Chef--on my first visit I skipped the entrees and ordered 3 desserts! I love the range of offerings--eclectic, gourmet, locally sourced. And if I just want a burger, theirs is... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This place is an overall great experience. The quality of the food is fantastic. Everything I have ordered has been fantastic. I have had the best lamb in my life at this place. Perfectly cooked with a sweet demi-glaze sauce. Then there is the desserts.....oh my goodness. You will literally never have desserts as good as what you will find... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My husband and I have been to Hot Chocolate three times. The first time was during a food tour of Wicker Park/Bucktown restaurants. We had a sample of the Medium (milk chocolate with a touch of dark chocolate and a hint of caramel) w/ house-made marshmallow. It was the most decadent melted chocolate amazingness I have ever experienced. We tried... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Loud but lively happening place. We were there for Sunday brunch, with a reservation, and the food, atmosphere, and service were terrific. The pancake portions were perhaps a bit too large but they were delicious. Many inventive brunch items. And of course there is extra specially good hot chocolate.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Just visited Mindy's Hot Chocolate for the first time yesterday! It was a little difficult finding parking on the street. But, the restaurant was clean and had an eclectic feel! The staff was average, not super friendly. But the hot chocolate was WOW! I like to describe it as "Liquid Heaven" I had a cup of the dark hot chocolate.... More

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Louisville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went out Sunday nigh to have dinner. Place looks like a half-baked reclaimed warehouse, dingy and dark. Service was very slow and apathetic, even though it wasn't very busy when we arrived. Appetizers and entrees were all small and undersized. Food took an hour to arrive, some of which was already cold. No apologies or comps. Duck breast was tasty,... More

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Midwest
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

The Mexican was really satisfying and decadent, just enough cinnamon and cayenne w/o overpowering the chocolate. The noise on the other hand, was a bit much. I realize old buildings don't make the best quiet spaces, but combined with the very loud vulgar rap (mofo, n word, b word) it made the atmosphere unpleasant.

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