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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

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38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-773-6667
16:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous dinner at Street & Co. walked across the alley to the Bar of Chocolate and had the as good of yummy desert martini's as we have ever had. We all had somehting different and of course like a desert we all tried each others drinks and they were spectacular.

Thank pmckay09
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming to this address for around 15 years for our after-dinner or after-theater night cap. We were disappointed when they closed our first favorite venue here, which was the goofily designed upstairs room with benches designed like piano keyboards. It was never crowded and always fun. So, when that was closed, it took a little while to warm... More 

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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great concept, we went on a blustery Thursday in March so it was quiet and relaxed. We shared a chocolate torte that was simply indulgent paired with a mocha martini, my husband had an espresso martini also delicious.

Thank Lydia S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The ambience, service, drinks and desserts are all fantastic. It was the perfect addition to our weekend getaway exploring Portland!

Thank Stephanie L
Lewiston, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The Cafe is located "off the beaten path" but it is a good find. The drinks and desserts are reasonably priced and full of flavor! A great place for a small group or a couple of friends to get together!

Thank Matthew S
Nashua, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim and was pleased to see the offer dessert until close! First we were happy to see they offered a list of martinis (as most places around here are more beer/breweries) Adam was the bartender who was quite busy, but for a good reason. The Cosmo and Peanut Butter Martinis were ON POINT. 👌🏼 Decided to... More 

Thank Hairbear19
New Hampshire
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped by for dessert after dinner out while visiting Portland recently. Always wanted to try it but never got around to it. It is a pretty small and we had a short wait but not too long. Dessert menu gives you plenty to choose from. We wanted to try a couple of desserts but unfortunately they were sold out of... More 

Central Maine
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I stopped at this bar while taking a break from Christmas shopping. We were pleasantly surprised by the laid back atmosphere. We sat at the bar and each had a drink and split a dessert. The drinks were fantastic, and the dessert was delicious. The bartender was friendly. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Susan W
Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

German chocolate cake and chocolate caramel sea salt martinis! What more is there to say! Enjoy! Service was relaxed. People watching was great. Bathrooms were unisex-take that as you will.

Thank jlh2001
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went here for post-dinner dessert and drinks. Loved the bartender/server and his drinks. We had the chocolate cake martini, lemon drop/ limoncello martini, and a cosmo. For dessert we tried the Tiramisu and chocolate cake sampler. Would definitely come back again!

Thank Mariah P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-6667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?