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Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man

841 Broadway, Ste 302, New York City, NY 10003-4704 (Greenwich Village)
646-467-8800
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Ranked #133 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Cross street: Between 13th and 14th Streets
Transit: L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
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Woking, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited for brunch and for most of our visit were the only customers. Walking past at other times the restaurant is much busier in the evening. The hot chocolates were great, as were the pancakes, but the omelette was only average with the fried potatoes over salted and spiced. If we went again we would stick to the puddings.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Finally, we found Max in NY. Usually we try it in Melbourne. Still..it's the best chocolate heaven on earth... Different recipes but taste the same yummy...

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Markham, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

can't go wrong with the mac and cheese here, and the burgers ! for dessert must have the fondue. Great place, and is open late until 2 am.

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Hoboken, NJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Like many, I was VERY surprised this restaurant was highly reviewed. When you first enter the NY location the smell of melted chocolate hits you and gives you this warm and fuzzy feeling and that folks is pretty much the only good thing this place has to offer! Meet with a couple good friends for lunch and it was crazy... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a great NYC restaurant. It fills up fast and there are tons of people walking around outside but if you get a seat, go for it. Located right on Union Sqaure there is a ton to do while you wait for your table. Or just go relax at the bar, if you can find a seat. I ordered... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I found this restaurant disappointing. Nice space, friendly staff, but the quality of the food was just average at best. On a cold winter day, we stopped in and were looking forward to good hot chocolates, but even they were just average, like something I can make at home with hot cocoa mix. Nothing at all like the hot chocolates... More

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Wiltz, Luxembourg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We basically came here for the dessert but had to eat something else first (since we're not 5 year olds anymore ;) ). Mac n Cheese and Burger were pretty good. The highlight of the evening was the tasting fondue for 2, so much sweet stuff we weren't even able to finish it. Excellent! Staff was friendly but the place... More

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Chicago, IL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We got seated right away for lunch and our server was one of the friendliest we encountered in NYC. Our food came very fast. The waffle fries are fabulous. The ice cream bar for dessert was delicious and so rich. So fun to dip it in toppings! Highly recommend!

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My daughter chose Max Brenner to celebrate her Sweet 16th birthday...I was a little wary because while I love chocolate I also enjoy a fine meal in a Manhattan quality restaurant. I am here to tell you we had the most fabulous experience and the chocolate, food, ambience and SERVICE exceeded our expectations. We arrived without a reservation on a... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Made reservations for 4 on a Thursday night (8pm) for a birthday dinner. We were sat right away and out waitress was very nice. The menu has great entree options which made it hard to choose just one! We started with the Wings appetizer, which were very tasty. I had the Cubano Waffle Sandwich for my entree which was very... More

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