At Max Brenner, Dessert is More Than a Dish—It’s an Experience

Nestled into the brick of Boston’s Boylston Street is Max Brenner, a dimly lit restaurant and bar equipped with an unusual feature—its own specialty chocolate shop.

Established in 1996 in Ra’anana, Israel by Max Fichtman and Oded Brenner, the restaurant  opened its Boston location in 2009 and has been an urban dessert hotspot ever since.

At Max Brenner, dessert is not limited to a post-dinner treat—it is incorporated into every aspect of the dining experience. In addition to the restaurant’s chocolate shop and extensive dessert offerings, menu items also include chocolate martinis, cocoa dusted waffle fries and onion rings served with dark chocolate ranch dressing.

“People love chocolate, chocolate sells,” said Annie Fowler, lead hostess of Max Brenner’s Boston location. “Incorporating that into our menu is what brings people in.”

According to the restaurant’s staff, chocolate more than just a dish—it is a sensory experience. “When you have it as a kid, you have an experience with chocolate,” said Julian Casas, a host and salesman in the candy shop. “Sometimes [as an adult] you forget about those simple joys. But when you have a piece of chocolate, it brings you back to your experience as a kid.”

Max Brenner is located at 745 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116. It is easily accessible by the MBTA Green Line, only a short walk from the Copley stop.

Regular Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

Check out Max Brenner’s website for more information, or to make a reservation.