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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

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38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sunrise, Florida
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day of my vacation, I was craving a good cup of coffee and dessert.This place hit the spot. Delicious cheesecake, and HUGE latte cups. Cool atmosphere, though wait staff seemed a bit out of it. Nonetheless, definitely hit this cozy spot.

Thank Bullet2012
Yarmouth, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out in the Old Port and were talked into heading to the Bar of Chocolate for dessert. Sadly, we were in our seats for 25 minutes and never met the waitress. We picked spectacular desserts, but were forced to abandon as no one came to take our order. There appeared to be one waitress for the entire floor... More 

Thank Mike L
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner across the alley at Street, and our waitress suggested Bar if Chocolate Cafe for dessert and one of their after dinner cocktails. That's all tgey have- dessert, cocktails and special coffees. All house made. What we had was delicious. They had a pretty extensive list for such a little hole -in-the-wall place. The flourless chocolate almond cake was... More 

Thank 129dawn
Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Arrived one Saturday evening after dinner for some dessert and an after dinner drink - the drink was good, the raspberry cheesecake was delicious but the chocolate peanut butter cake was average, tasted too much like they threw some Skippy on top and sent it out. Service was average for the amount of people that were there, our server seemed... More 

Thank Stephen D
Littleton, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

What can you say.. a great place for those who love to indulge in a dessert or libation that is chocolate centric, however they do offer other desserts for those who don't.

North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

What a perfect quaint place to get dessert and wine. The ambience is quaint and romantic, while still being inviting and friendly. And the wine....oh the wine! A beautiful wine list where you can't go wrong no matter what you select. We discovered this place our first night and came back for seconds the next!

Thank Kasie M
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Well, firstly, I love the space. Feels like a cozy romantic little speakeasy, with wonderful music playing. And then there's the grapefruit martini - DELISH!. Finally, there's the dark chocolate tart with berries - so yummy! A must in Portland!

Thank Livm47
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This place was awesome! I've always wanted to go to a place dedicated to desserts and this didn't disappoint! There was great list of Martinis , some sweet some not, and a big list of delicious sounding desserts. They did offer some gluten free choices as well. There is a great relaxing and even romantic atmosphere and the staff was... More 

Thank mariss2311
Otisfield, Maine
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The Bar of Chocolate did not disappoint! Every drink that we tried was excellent. The Peanut Butter martini was top notch. We had the torte sampler and that was exceptional as well.

Thank Pro2A
North Stratford
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We enjoyed the Port, and Brandy, Creme brulee and chocolate caramel cake. Don't miss this place with a special someone.

Thank Tom W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-773-6667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?