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“Line Was Out The Door!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Broad Chocolate Lounge

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4181
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Ranked #28 of 653 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night
Apex, North Carolina
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174 reviews 174 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Line Was Out The Door!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We had to get on line outside the door and the line never slowed down the entire time we ordered, ate, and left! We had the maccaroon brownie with a scoop of warm is-ce cream and the maple bacon ice cream in a glass of nitro beer. Those were odd as everyone was gobbling up the truffles and drinling the liquid chocolate. Thank heavens there was seating on the second floor because the downstairs stayed full. Worth a stop even just to have a small taste! Only drawback was service was a bit slow - not the ordering but the making and delivering.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Kentucky
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best chocolate in NC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Came here based on recommendations online and from friends and it was definitely worth the visit! This is a well-known place so expect to wait to order; we waited around 10 minutes to order our chocolate. There are at least 20 flavors of truffles, cakes, mousses, coffees, wines, and more! There is ample seating both downstairs and in the upstairs lounge, and there is a live music schedule for those who are into that scene. My husband and I ordered four different truffles, the quintessential chocolate cake, mousse, and two cappuccinos to-go and couldn't have been more pleased. The prices are actually less that what I'd expect to pay for the quality of chocolate. Take the time to stop by if you're in Asheville!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

One word: Heaven. But the review says I need to say more, so don't leave the Chocolate Lounge without ordering the Drinking Chocolate. Heaven.

Visited March 2013
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Miami Shores, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Wow! Thank goodness there isn't a place like this near me!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place came highly recommended by a waiter at another restaurant (usually a good sign). It fully rates a capitalized "Wow!" I had the mayan hot chocolate (sorry, cant remember the name) and several pieces of their salted caramels. My wife had the french press coffee and their sesame cookie. Everything was the best I have had anywhere! The only potential warning is that this is not particularly cheap to visit. However, the quality is well worth the price, so I am giving it the full five stars for value.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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193 reviews 193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Get in your car right now and...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Go to this funky place and order one of their 4 flavors of liquid truffles. I love the salted caramel and also the lavender ones but I plan to try them all. I licked the cup after I ate it. I am hard on chocolate places (having lived in Europe) but THIS is world class. Get going...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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