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Hot Chocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
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Ranked #189 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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
Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 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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North East, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been here several times in the last three years and look forward to it every time I come back. I've actually only ever had the hamburger for my entree but it's the best hamburger I've ever had. It comes with a fried egg on top and melts in your mouth. The real winner is the desserts. There is... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant is easily overlooked as it's small and unobtrusive, but serves up great food with excellent service. The menu offers a refreshingly different mix of entrees and sandwiches along with the desserts for which it's justly famous. We loved the 'Creama Kasa' (lamb on rolled-up flatbread,) and the largest crabcake sandwich I've ever seen, but the highlight was undoubtedly... More

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