By Tina Nalepa – Arts Editor
Max Brenner, located on 745 Boylston Street in Boston seems like your typical restaurant when walking by trying to decide which of the top-notch eateries on Boylston Street to choose from. But what sets Max Brenner apart from the competition is its chocolate themed selections making for an unique dining experience.
As a foodie walks in, they experience their first dose of a sugar high with the chocolate shop to the left displaying an array of chocolates, gifts, cookbooks and more. The restaurant’s decor is very colorful, with artwork all over including art of large Hershey bars and Oreos to give the feel of being in a modern, grown up candy shop. The dark lighting and the close seating allows for a romantic atmosphere.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of food from brunch items including eggs, omelets, pancakes and waffles to dinner items such as flatbread pizzas, mac and cheese and pastas to paninis and burgers; Max Brenner has something for everyone. Although the meals are smaller portions, they are reasonably priced between $5 and $15 dollars and allow sweet tooths to save room for their top of the line desserts.
Although the restaurant serves brunch and dinner, it is more noted for their over the top dessert options from chocolate cocktails to milkshakes to chocolate fondue s’mores. Prices for desserts range from $5- 25 dollars, but they are worth the price.
Max Brenner offers nine different milkshake options and four crepe and sugar waffle choices. For the more daring sweet tooth, Max Brenner has four different fondue choices one of the most popular is the Urban S’mores for Two, which includes graham crackers, marshmallows, bananas, liquid chocolate, raspberry sauce and a mini fire to roast the marshmallows.
Overall, this Willy Wonka like restaurant provides a fun night for any sweet tooth who enjoys a delicious meal with an endless entree and dessert menu allowing for a unique dining experience with a relaxing atmosphere.
To get there, take the Riverside T and get off at Copley. Five minute walk down Boylston Street.