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Max Brenner - Boston

745 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Downtown)
(617) 274-1741
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Ranked #326 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Between Fairfield and Exeter
Transit: Take the MBTA towards Government Center. Our restaurant is located closest to the Copley Station.
Description: Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, the first restaurant entirely devoted to chocolate, provides a "chocolate mood:" a person being surrounded by huge bricks, candles, pralines, colorful toy tins and crates filled with cocoa beans. Each person"s chocolate experience is exclusive to the individual as it brings out different emotions in each and every person. This can be experienced at our retail shop and dining room. In addition to our unique chocolate, we also offer delicious savory foods. Whether it is our famous Brenner Burger or Mac & Cheese, there will be something for everyone in the group!
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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wow, if you are a chocolate lover this restaurant is not to be missed. From the moment you enter the aroma of quality chocolate fills your senses. We dined here for dinner and were not disappointed. From Onion Rings with Chocolate Ranch dressing, to a superb burger and salad, ending with a milk shake served in a unique cup and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visit Boston yearly and I have always walked by this place because of the sign....Max Brenners- Bald Guy-Chocolate........ I didnt get it? Well one day we were walking by and I smelled amazing chocolate coming out of the front door so we went in and had a great lunch. They creatively pair lunch food with delictible chocolate, fondues, and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had lunch here. After paying almost $15 for a sandwich, I cant imagine how much a dinner would cost. The margherita panini was excellent, but the portion size did not justify the cost. It was served with fries that were very good. It was not busy when we were there. We chose to sit outside (despite the heat) and... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went there with my daughter at the end of June and we popped in for breakfast. Although pleasant and tasty, the waitress got our order wrong and it seemed to take forever to come out in the first place. Nevertheless, we decided to pop back for just a hot chocolate the next day as it was delicious and right... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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189 reviews 189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a very different place. If you love chocolate its the place to be. Real good milk shakes and great twist of turkey club on a waffle. The cheeseburgers were real good. The blt was good . We had the macaroni and cheese which was fair.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came for lunch with my sister and two kids . Was floored that their kids meals were $9 each. They also split a milkshake for $8. Nothing on the adult menu was under $10. Everything was way over priced. The food was good, but not worth the price. Their deserts are amazing, and we'd probably come back just to eat... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went there twice with different groups of ladies! We all loved the ambiance, the food, and the drinks! The place is perfect for an afternoon tea party, the place is beautiful, and the smell.... amazing. The first time, I ordered a chai, which was perfect, and a panini! I definitely recommend it. The second time, I ordered a salty... More

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great staff, amazing food.....great things to purchase in the gift shop after too! Try the Macaroni and Cheese-incredible!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was excited to try this tourist stop after living in Boston for two years an after dining I can't figure out what all the hype was about. The food and drinks were nothing spectacular. Of course we saved room for dessert and our expectations were high; we had a caramel and banana sundae that was also disappointing. I wouldn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On a hot day me and my friends stumbled upon Max Brenners'. Pleasantly surprised by the chocolate factory interior and fantastic names on the menu. I had one of the best milk shakes I ever tasted and ordered a tasty pizza on the side. Good service and a very pleasant experience!

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