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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
207-773-6667
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Ranked #48 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Bar, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent a night in Portland bar hopping and came here after dinner. I had the peanut butter martini and wife had the Irish coffee martini. I tried my wife's and it was really good. Great coffee flavor, not too strong tasting. But for mine, the peanut butter martini, I was floored. I don't typically order martinis, usually beer or... More

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Swung by for a pre-dinner cocktail & snack.... perfect! Also excellent for a post-dinner dessert & drink as well. My espresson martini was the perfect pick-me-up after a day of wandering the city. Wish I had room for one of those desserts, but alas, I'll have to visit again next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is to die for.i have tried all martinis and you can not go wrong. Th desserts are amazing. The servers are wonderful. Thw bartender Kevin is amazing. I can honestly recommend this place for all.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped for a dessert drink after a recent Seadog's game. I was dying to have the peanut butter martini after reading about the reviews. It was truly scrumptious, but I was SOOO disappointed that there was no mini peanut butter cup at the bottom like other reviewers had mentioned. They must be cutting costs! The only other negatives were... More

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you only go here for a Martini, try them, all of them if you want, We went as a group during happy hour and sampled peanut butter, irish coffee and chocolate which were all amazing and reasonably priced!

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West Harrison, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stopped in following a sunset cruise and a so-so slice of pizza in search of dessert. The chocolate cake with caramel sea salt icing is outrageous, and went very well with the glass of Malbec that I enjoyed. The bartender/server was friendly.

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Portland, Maine
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125 reviews 125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This little restaurant (I counted approx. 46 seats) is one of Portland's many little gems. It offers decadent chocolate desserts and all manner of drinks. If you need something else, there's a cheese plate, a sandwich (cucumber, I think), and I think there was one other non-dessert munchy. Small, cozy, old building. Kinda funky, this is not your crisp and... More

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Blacksburg, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

These guy make their own amazing desserts, their own limoncello, their own infusions, but with none of the pretense that often accompanies a place this innovative. Their chocolate rimmed martini is something to behold, they pour a killer sazerac, and have a few different absinthes to try. I just love this place. My occasional visits to Portland will always include... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were looking for something sweet so our hotel suggested this little gem. They even gave us a ride there on the free shuttle. It's a small place with a fantastic dessert menu and drink menu. I'm not much of a martini drinker but couldn't turn down the chocolate martini with chocolate around the rim. It was so good. I... More

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you want a strong martini that is incredibly delicious COME HERE. this is a great little place that it tucked away. The cake they had was amazing the frosting was really good, and wasn't that silly fluffy icing stuff. Great place to end the night with some friends.

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