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Hot Chocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
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Ranked #178 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Mon - Tue 10:00 pm - 11:30 am
Wed 11:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 am - 10:00 am
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Willow St
Transit: Damen Blue Line
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for bunch during a trip to Chicago. The place was really hopping, but we were able to get a table for 2 without a wait. The french toast was incredible. Delicate and sweet, with fresh peaches on top. Everything you want french toast to be. They also have some excellent craft beers on tap you can have... More

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Cupertino, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The place has great ambiance and selection for chocolate lovers. We were a group of 6 adults and ordered a few hot chocolates and some sweets. The hot chocolate was head turning and so were the sweets. They are a little pricey but can't compromise with the taste. Wifey did manage to grab a bag of their hot chocolate. They... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Hot Chocolate is known for having excellent desserts, but the entrees are also excellent. The menu offers less predictable options than other fine dining establishments and a good wine list to accompany the food. This is one of my top choices for a date for a number of reasons. The crowd is interesting and consists of foodies, intellectuals, yuppies, and... More

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Katonah, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had their cold chocolate drink with marshmallow and it was a real treat - albeit expensive, but worth the splurge.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went w my aunt in law, friend mom who just moved there & 3 friends for the orioles/cubs series. The breakfast blt w avocado aioli was great. We shared an iced Mexican hot chocolate w cayenne. The bird drink w cava was tart & much better than the anticipated "too sweet" on my tongue experience. We biked here on divvies... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was truly one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had. The service was just as great as the food. We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we walked in the door. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the menu options. I had the burger and it literally melted in my mouth. It was... More

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Midland, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Hot chocolate was okay. I make it better at home. However the foods make up for it but it little pricey.

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stumbled upon this spot walking through wicker park on Sunday afternoon. My friend and I each had a hot chocolate with homemade marshmallow, heavenly! We also ordered a peach pie and blueberry pie, both were light and perfectly sweet! Service was so generous and helpful. We took a bag of mexican hot chocolate to go!

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Toledo, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I go to Chicago about 4-5 times per year and enjoy trying different restaurants each time I go. Except for Hot Chocolate! This is an absolute must visit every time I am there, not only because of the amazing food, but the great service and atmosphere as well. The macaroni and cheese is absolutely 100% out of this world. I... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Awesome hot chocolate, great pastries, but a little pricy. Worth the trip, get a bag of Hot Chocolate.

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