We happen to stumble across Max Brenner while walking down Broadway to go see The Blue Man Group. We were hungry and hot (it was about 95 out), saw the menu and walked in. Having not heard of the restaurant before we were surprised that it was a chocolate themed restaurant.
The sweet smell of chocolate greets you right away as you walk through the door. We wanted lunch so we asked for a table. They accept reservations but we had none. Even on a busy Saturday afternoon, they seated us anyway, right away.
The menu offers breakfast all day as well as other lunch and dinner items. They also offer a "sweet menu", that has concoctions such as chocolate pizza and things like that. We had regular food. The burger was very good as was the Margarita Panini ordered by my daughter.
We were a little ruched for time so desert was out of the question. However, we came back after the show for a couple of shakes. Wow. The choice is large and very creative. I don't remember which we had but both of us were really happy with our choices.
The service was very friendly but lunch was a little slow in coming. I figured that it was a busy Saturday afternoon and was to be somewhat expected. That and the fact that we had no reservations, kept me calm about the wait. Regardless our server was very apologetic.
Max Brenner was a nice surprise. We will go back.
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