Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man
841 Broadway (13th St)
City: New York, NY
Phone: (212) 388-0030
Site: Visit the restaurant site
2nd Cuisine: Family Friendly
Area: Union Square
Willie Wonka has arrived in Manhattan in the form of Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man. This is no ordinary chocolate shop. This is a chocolate lovers dream with pipes of chocolate overhead and dripping from chocolate machines. There are chocolate desserts, chocolate candies and chocolate infused drinks called Choctails.
The menu is filled with yummy, and yes messy items. But the help seems to take it all in stride letting kids be kids... and adults be kids too. And it's easy with dishes like tutti frutti waffles, served with strawberries, toffee bananas and whipped cream. There's also warm chocolate soup, chocolate pizza and something they call a chocolate mess. The dish of warm chocolate cake, a mountain of whipped cream, ice cream scoops, toffee cream and warm chocolate sauce feeds 4 to 6 people who eat it with spatulas. But our personal favorite is the popsicle fondue. It's a simple vanilla popsicle that you dip in a bowl of melted chocolate and crunchies. Your kids will eat it up. And if that doesn't go quite far enough there is the huge chocolate syringe that you can squirt directly into your mouth. But as our waiter reported the squirting isn't always contained to the mouth.
Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man is a blast with guaranteed fun for one and all!
Review By: Thomas Rafael