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“Good service! Good dessert!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Broad Chocolate Lounge

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
10 South Lexinton Ave, Asheville, NC
828-252-4181
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Ranked #8 of 624 restaurants in Asheville
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Augusta, Georgia
1 review
“Good service! Good dessert!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We visited on a Saturday. It was crowded, but the line moved quickly. A couple of folks tried to cut in front of us in line, but a watchful employee kindly showed them how the line worked. We got ours to go and all the employees were friendly and helpful and we were on our way quickly!

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English first
Longwood, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Maple truffle thingy drink - yuuuuuuum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Small little place in downtown Asheville. Go to the counter and order, have it delivered to your table.

We have been here a few times and everything I have ordered is wonderful. The location is cute but busy. I have always found a seat, but it is tight. Water is available on the wall.

Definitely get the maple truffle drink. It is an experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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165 reviews 165 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Stand in line. Worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Asheville has it's fair share of chocolate shops but French Broad Chocolate Lounge is tops for chocolate lovers. From gourmet hot cocoa to chocolate mousse to brownies to truffles - you can't go wrong here. Don't be intimidated by the long lines they go fast and there is a reason for them. It is incredible!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newburgh, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing food and drinks, atmosphere lacking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place was PACKED on a Saturday night. We waited in a long line to order. Took some chocolate caramels home (which were AMAZING) and stayed there for some dessert and drinks. Everything we had was amazing, particularly the hot chocolate made with coconut milk (so rich and creamy!). My only complaint was the atmosphere...felt like a Panera with the line of people and very noisy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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87 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good Desserts, but I don't get the liquid chocolate attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Had to stop here for dessert after reading the reviews. The desserts we ordered were excellent - crème brulee with cranberry compote, and a tasty, creamy chocolate mousse. We also tried the liquid chocolate bar (66%) and the liquid milk chocolate truffle. Maybe they're an acquired taste, but they were just a little too different for our liking. The liquid chocolate bar was quite dark chocolate tasting, while the liquid truffle was like drinking really thin chocolate brownie batter. Service was decent (order at a counter, and they bring your items out to you).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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