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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

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French, Bar, Pub, Bistro
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38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
207-773-6667
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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  • 51
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Bar & Desserts

What a happy find to stumble upon this place while walking around Portland. Very cool vibe. Quiet and intimate with comfy chairs. Best of all they have a great cocktail menu and some excellent desserts. Some places will look at you cross-eyed when you order a classic cocktail like a Sazerac... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Newburgh, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Newburgh, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a happy find to stumble upon this place while walking around Portland. Very cool vibe. Quiet and intimate with comfy chairs. Best of all they have a great cocktail menu and some excellent desserts. Some places will look at you cross-eyed when you order a classic cocktail like a Sazerac, and others will make a lame version of one.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Awesome bar with amazing drinks and deserts! I love the location and how it is tucked away and only known by word of mouth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Peanut Butter Martini was phenomenal, as well as the Key Lime Martini. The crushed graham on the rim of the Key Lime was a great touch.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Usually I select a cake strictly by the frosting (as all good dessert lovers tend to do) but the Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake at The Bar of Chocolate Cafe cannot be missed! It is so soft inside, with just enough chocolate to be decadent!

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What an unexpected find. Fantastic dessert but the cocktails were above top shelf. I frequent "Drink" in Boston and the bartender and the quality and attention to detail with the drinks here was at the same level of quality,

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Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped here based on a recommendation from the girls at the front desk of our hotel. Awesome drinks, competent bartender, and amazing cake. A must stop if you have a sweet tooth!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great martinis and scrumptious desserts in a quaint atmosphere.remember no cooked food here just cheese plates with bread and desserts.

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Needham, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My party of four stopped here for dessert following a harbor cruise. The cafe is very cozy and very trendy. It is an excellent spot for dessert and/or drinks. The Chocolate Martini is amazing and the flour less chocolate peanut butter cake that my friend had looked wonderful. As soon as we walked in, we knew the place must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a bar that sells desserts. It is on a small back street that was closed to traffic. Our GPS was trying to guide us there, and we had to go around several blocks and park then walk. Once you know that, you are set! We asked the waiter for suggestions. My husband ordered a chocolate martini and I... More 

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Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were just looking for a simple glass of wine and discovered what we thought to be a cool bar. Unfortunately the bartender - not only was he racist against Canadians and French people he had a terrible and negative attitude. Lastly, the wine was stale even though the bartender said he goes through 'tons' of it! Very dissatisfied and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-773-6667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Pub, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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