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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4181
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast

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  • 750
    Excellent
  • 258
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth standing in line for!

This is one of the most popular spots in all of Asheville--understandably so! French Broad Chocolate Lounge is amazing! If you go around "dessert time"--i.e., from early evening to around 10 p.m.--you can expect to stand in line. It's actually worth the wait. This place knows how to make the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most popular spots in all of Asheville--understandably so! French Broad Chocolate Lounge is amazing! If you go around "dessert time"--i.e., from early evening to around 10 p.m.--you can expect to stand in line. It's actually worth the wait. This place knows how to make the BEST chocolate delicacies! This is one time when you can... More 

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Bath
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went after family and friends had a nice dinner in town. Glad we saved room to have your delicious treats for dessert.

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is pretty great. A few treats have been not awesome, but their ice cream, cheesecakes, pot de creme, and PB cookies can't be beat. Love that they are open late. It isn't cheap, but food has always been worth it.

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you've enjoyed visiting us! I hope that you're able to come again soon. More 

Atlanta
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place was super cute. Went at the recommendation of a local friend while I was on a girls trip in Asheville. The atmosphere wasn't what I expected based on the name- I thought it would be more of a "lounge", ya know, dark ambiance where you sit in plush sets and have dessert and chocolate inspired cocktails or something.... More 

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the well thought out and constructive review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you'll be able to come back soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Pretty much everything here is good but if you want to try one thing, I would recommend the drinking chocolate. Have been here a few times, like the new location better for more parking and place to stand in line. Would prefer if they can hand out the buzzers instead of making people wait in line.

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I will pass along the buzzer suggestion! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for dessert twice on our recent trip to Asheville. They have a wide selection of cakes, cookies, ice creams, chocolate drinks, candies, and other creations to satisfy your sweet tooth. The chalkboard on the wall explains where many of the ingredients come from, most are locally sourced. When we visited, there was a line out the door, but... More 

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

So glad you were able to visit and that you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for passing along your experience with future visitors. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very pricey, but I don't mind paying if the quality is excellent. Sadly it was not. The cake was ok and the coffee was horrible. I drank a third of mine and my husband had two sips. Have had better chocolate cake for the price. Go for the experience but don't expect alot.

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that. I'd love to talk with your further about your experience and what you had to get more feedback. We feel very pleased with our product and the quality of what we serve. I'm curious about your order to see what your experience with our product felt like for you. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Everything I've had there is really good, but extremely pricey. I get it, it's chocolate and it's usually expensive but calm down... the place is also really small and awkward and hard to be comfortable in if there are more than 10 people in there. I'd go back, sure but I wouldn't go out of my way or anything.

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your treats with us. We definitely are sourcing the best ingredients in the most ethical ways possible, this does come with an increase in cost of the product. But, we think the impact on the people involved and the environment are totally worth it! Hopefully, you will try us again soon! More 

GA
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154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We picked up a few chocolates (dark choc salted honey caramel, Kashata Truffle, and garden mint) and I was genuinely happy. We tried the lavender and honey liquid truffle (delish) and the milk chocolate liquid truffle. Also, we tried the vanilla cake. It was ok.

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us! More 

Kingsport
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of my favorite places to stop in Asheville. The truffles melt in your mouth. They are always fresh and not dry. The dark chocolate dipped ginger cookie is fantastic as well. They have a wonderful selection of treats. Unfortunately, I can't afford to buy out the whole store on each trip visiting so I tend to stick with my... More 

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FBChocolateLounge, Public Relations Manager at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, responded to this review

This is heart warming! Thanks for sharing! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-4181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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