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Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man

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Greenwich Village
Pizza, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Fondue
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841 Broadway, Ste 302, New York City, NY 10003-4704 (Between 13th and 14th Streets)
L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
646-467-8800
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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If you are a chocolate lover, this is the place to visit. Desserts are out of this world and the savory dishes are just as good. Yes, it's a little bit of a novelty place but not at all cheesy. I recommend the friend chicken mac and cheese and the chocolate martini! You must make a reservation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
NYClove77
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love the menu and the options, but we unfortunately were placed in an upstairs location in the middle of two child parties, which was really poor form and unexpected. the deserts are still really good, but the dishoveled upstairs and medium service turned this into a bad visit. I rate it average because when you go out, it isnt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a chocolate lover, this is the place to visit. Desserts are out of this world and the savory dishes are just as good. Yes, it's a little bit of a novelty place but not at all cheesy. I recommend the friend chicken mac and cheese and the chocolate martini! You must make a reservation months in advance... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The portions are reasonable, the price-tag not so much. Nevertheless it was an experience and no regrets! We had salad and panini for lunch followed by the chocolate fondue for 2. Everything was delicious, the waitress was helpful and friendly and the entire experience was a little surreal - chocolate in forms I had only ever dreamed of! If you... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you ever wanted to visit chocolate heaven, this is it. This is a serious sit down restaurant where chocolate rules the menu, and not just for dessert. On the way out, you can buy a massive array of chocolate snacks and knick-knacks to remember it by. Chocolate pencils, anyone?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went here for drinks and dessert on our last night in NYC. Wow, it was delicious!! I would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went after looking this up on Trip Advisor based on a recommendation from a New Yorker! We shared a chocolate mud pie, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, bananas, strawberries and toffee sauce dessert for 2! It was 10 pm and the place was PACKED! I love chocolate so needless to say I was not disappointed. Delicious! We couldn't finish... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place , having visited this franchise in Australia I was keen to find the place in New York and we were very grateful to stumble upon a packed establishment around lunchtime . Didn't realise they did main meals as well and I'm so glad we were hungry as the portions were HUGE!!! Delicious food and so filling I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast with three kids. Tables not set, uneven and not spanking clean. Took very long time to get drinks and then order. Waited long time for food though place was empty. Then 8 yr olds order never came. Turned out they forgot and on end was not charged ( rightly so). Had to repeatedly ask for coffee refills.... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a great place for a family meal, drinks and celebrate a wonderful family occasion; If you love chocolate this is a must do in NYC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Chocolate paradise. Everything is perfectly made with the best ingredients. I was there in halloween season, I reccomend everything but the pumpkin hot chocolate, it was too sweet that you cannot bear more than a sip of it

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Additional Information about Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man

Address: 841 Broadway, Ste 302, New York City, NY 10003-4704
Phone Number: 646-467-8800
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Pizza, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 841 Broadway, Ste 302, New York City, NY 10003-4704
    (Between 13th and 14th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 646-467-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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