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“Crazy Busy, Enjoyed the Chocolate but a bit pricey”

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Ranked #4 of 47 Dessert in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
North Carolina
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359 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Crazy Busy, Enjoyed the Chocolate but a bit pricey”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stopped by on a Friday night and the line was out the door. We opted not to wait since my husband works downtown and could stop by anytime. The next day he stopped by and bought two brownies and two pieces of chocolate for $15. We tried the coconut brownie, mint brownie and each had a piece of chocolate candy w/peanut butter. .Everything was really rich and fresh. I wish they had put the mint brownie in a bag with nothing else b/c the coconut brownie also tasted minty. We plan to go back,take in the atmosphere and enjoy something different.

  • Visited March 2013
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Torrington, Connecticut
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“Good treats, a tad slow”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in this evening for coffee and dessert after dinner. There was a bit of a line to get to the counter which seemed to move at a snails pace. Perhaps it had to do with the very extensive menu of pretty exotic chocolates and chocolate based desserts, or that there were only two young girls waiting on the customers. But even after ordering coffee and finding a seat, it seemed to take an inordinate amount of time to get our two cappuccinos. Maybe that's the fashion there. In any case, the desserts were first rate. If you go, plan accordingly.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Chocolate Heaven”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The French Broad Chocolate Lounge is a must-do in downtown Asheville. We stopped in twice in one weekend and were not disappointed! There are endless choices and plenty of gluten-free options. We tried the pot de creme (GF), a piece of the quintessential chocolate cake, the chocolate, almond, raspberry macaroons (GF), a brownie, and the blackberry-lemon cheesecake with almond crust (GF). Everything was fantastic!! I am counting down the days until I can visit again....

Visited March 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Chocolate Lounge = Chocolate love!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The chocolate lounge is a staple in downtown asheville for yummy truffles, desserts and even a good wine and local beer selection. Be prepared to wait in a long line during peak season/times, but it will be worth it!

  • Visited December 2012
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Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Intense Chocolate!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

When visiting Asheville, it is difficult not to stop by French Broad Chocolate Lounge and get in line for to die for chocolate. This shop is a chocoholic's paradise!!! Don't miss it if you are going to be in Asheville.

  • Visited February 2013
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