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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

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Bakery, Dessert, Bar, Bistro
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38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
207-773-6667
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OK For Portland

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
riceland
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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Gilford, NH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our dessert stop and the martinis are just plain awesome! They have quite the selection of martinis along with light snack food. The cheese cakes, cakes and other desserts are made by the owner daily. This is a must stop if you like flavored martinis.

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Scarsdale, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Chanced upon this place & so glad I walked in! Martinis are the bomb! Dominique the bar lady is awesome & makes the best Martinis! So delicious & dessert options are fantastic! Caters to the gluten-free crowd.

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We drove to Portland for the day and just wanted a coffee (so we thought) and someone told us about this place. We loved how cozy it was on a cold wet day. We ended up ordering martinis and snacks. We had the cucumber sandwiches, potstickers, nuts and cheese and bread and olive oil. Everything was great. We didn't want... More 

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Newark, De
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Bar of Chocolate was an awesome addition to the many cool spots in Portland Maine! Kevin the bartender kept us entertained and made some of the best drinks on record! When in Miane we will return!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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: Bakery, Dessert, Bar, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?