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Max Brenner - Boston

#499 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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745 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Between Fairfield and Exeter)
Take the MBTA towards Government Center. Our restaurant is located closest to the Copley Station.
(617) 274-1741
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, the first restaurant entirely...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 33
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Birthday Dinner!

Came for my partner's birthday and we had a great time! While my food wasn't the best, the service was on point, the vibe of the restaurant was fun, and the dessert was amazing. They even did something a little special for my partner that just made her night. I appreciate being able to check out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Dustin R
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Bangor, Maine, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bangor, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Came for my partner's birthday and we had a great time! While my food wasn't the best, the service was on point, the vibe of the restaurant was fun, and the dessert was amazing. They even did something a little special for my partner that just made her night. I appreciate being able to check out this unique place and... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

But what a lovely way to go! Had dessert here, a sampler with chocolate in different forms. Tasty treat & a fun place.

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New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Chocolate MECCA! We ordered everything from the artichoke dip to the chocolate pizza. Service was wonderful, the food was fun, and the atmosphere was perfect for our group. Portions of desserts were enormous - recommend sharing!

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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went here for Easter brunch and sat at the bar. The place is very cool inside and the food is good but the portions are small for the price. Regardless they had quite possibly the best milkshake we have ever had!

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went mid-week before Valentine's day, so it was not very crowded (and so in relation to some of the other reviews, we in fact could hear our own conversation). Ordered the mac and cheese (the tomatoes made it good!) and Brenner burger (good accompanying chipotle sauce). For dessert, we got a cake-within-a-cake with a side of strawberries and melted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Not impressed with Max Brenners. Noise level is OFF THE CHARTS and could not hear your own conversation. Extremely close quarters. While the food came out on time what was supposed to be hot (burger, fries, chocolate chip cookie) was not and what was supposed to be cold was not (ice cream). An item in our order was completely forgotten,... More 

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Canton, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There aren't too many kids out there who don't love chocolate. We decided to try Max Brenner's Chocolate Factory on the recommendation of some friends, and it has become our kids' favorite destination restaurant for a special treat - we go a few times a year to celebrate excellent report cards, a new belt level in karate, or other special... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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246 reviews 246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On a cold windy day we decided to give this place another chance and what a mistake. We ordered the overpriced Fondant or at least what we thought was a Fondant as per the picture. It took 45 minutes, literarly, it was cold, disgusting taste and NOT a fondant at all. the center was hard! this was supposed to be... More 

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time visiting Max Brenner. The place was like a chocolate lover's dream. I had the Mac n cheese with bacon with a chocolate hazelnut milkshake and for dessert hot chocolate and churros with three different chocolate dips. They were all delicious even though it was kind of pricey but well worth it. I wouldn't mind coming... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I dined in for breakfast one lazy Monday and was delectably surprised with the tastiness of the French Toast. Yum! Sweet... Yet not too sweet. I had come for the Italian hot chocolate...always seeking one in the US that was as spoon thick as Spain's. I found it! Delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 745 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (Between Fairfield and Exeter)
  • Public Transportation: Take the MBTA towards Government Center. Our restaurant is located closest to the Copley Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 274-1741

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?