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Max Brenner's Chocolate Shop

Any thoughts about Max Brenner's Chocolate cafe? A group of girls want to take a friend out for a birthday dessert...how does this place rate?

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  1. Here are a few prior threads on Max Brenner's. (There are many more if you search the Manhattan board).
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/374699
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/321628
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/313697

    1. unless you're bringing a 10 year old from out of town, stay away...far away.

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      1. re: harrison

        Thanks for the links and the heads up!

      2. Be afraid, be very afraid. The chocolate is very low quality. It is a loud circus and the desserts are hideous. AVOID.

        1. total tourist trap!! not for a foodie like you

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          1. re: UES Mayor

            well, while it's certainly not highbrow, and touristy indeed, and i have brought out of town friends there, i happen to think it's a fun and good for a variety of chocolately fun deserts with a group.... i think it's great for that and not too expensive. i was very hesitant but have had a good time whenver i've gone.

            dip is fun for parties/ chocolate fondue desert too... also not amazing food, but still a good time, plus a decent bar scene.... maybe chocolate bar- but that's tiny... and room 4 desert is closed.

          2. Really have you not read Frank Bruni's hilarious review of that god-forsaken place?

            http://events.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/...