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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

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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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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Save room for dessert!

We saved dessert for a visit to The Bar of Chocolate for some sweets and a martini. Definitely try the chocolate and peanut butter martini! OMG

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Sue B
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Santa Rosa, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We saved dessert for a visit to The Bar of Chocolate for some sweets and a martini. Definitely try the chocolate and peanut butter martini! OMG

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Olathe, Kansas
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We found Bar of Chocolate online and I knew my chocolate loving wife would have to stop by, I'm glad we did. We were in soon after opening on a Monday evening I believe. Not very busy, only one bartender/server at that time. He was easily able to manage the 2 tables and couple of bar patrons as well as... More 

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Spartanburg, SC
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A small dim place that offers a selection of rich and decadent deserts, and a selection rich drinks, like an espresso martini. A few things to know. They do not serve deserts to go. They want you to stay and have a $9 cocktail. I had blueberry pie, it was okay, the whipped cream was fresh made with a hint... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As stated by the name - this is a Bar of Chocolate - great desserts with decent portions. We tried one of their Peanut Butter Martinis, but for us the taste of the caramel & peanut butter liqueur overpowered the drink. So, would definitely go for the desserts, not so much the specialty cocktails.

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New Hampshire
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Need I say more? Espresso martini, chocolate sea salt caramel cake, espresso torte.....you will not be disappointed ! The ambiance , World Music, I want to Salsa or Rhumba in between bites and sips...... Go, enjoy, sleep well after indulging !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice dessert (chocolate bourbon and pecan cake to share) and a tasty Irish coffee martini and glass of Oban to cap off our night. I was wishing that there was a fireplace, but that was only because it was snowing. There were comfy chairs and the service was attentive.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's February, cold and snowy, looking for something warm and cozy at the Chocolate Bar. Well the place was chilly, kept our coats on as did others. The service was friendly; but slow, maybe laid back. The drinks were expensive and except for the outstanding hot chocolate were so so. The menu be it small plates or dessert is limited.... More 

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Jasper, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Came here for a drink or two and couldn't pass up getting a dessert too! I'm glad I did! Absolutely delicious!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wish I could review this place since the drinks looked great, sadly our party was treated so poorly we left. We were celebrating a Birthday and were looking forward to ordering something sweet. Unfortunately even though there was hardly anyone in the place we couldn't get service. There was a group of 5 of us, too big for the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had this on our list from our Trip Advisor research. Stopped here late at night. Ordered a coffee chocolate martini. I don't normally drink martinis but since this was recommended I gave it a try. WOW! So delicious. The bartender was very friendly. Seating was very comfortable. Location right in the center of things. Highly recommend.

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Address: 38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
Phone Number: 207-773-6667
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Bar, Dessert, Bakeries, Bistro

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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: Bar, Dessert, Bakeries, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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