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Dancing Lion Chocolate

917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
+1 603-625-4043
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dancing Lion's chocolate is simply extraordinary. My husband and I were fortunate to enjoy a drinking chocolate service -- including Mayan drinking chocolate (smooth with just the right amount of spice), zen brownies (indescribably yummy), biscotti, and other goodies. Everything was outstanding. This tiny shop...More

Thank mousebooks
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I recently spent 6 weeks at a workshop in Manchester and was determined to get as much out of the experience as possible. It didn't take more than a simple Google search to learn about Dancing Lion and after my first visit, I can see...More

1  Thank kristenr679
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have been in here a few times and absolutely love the drinking chocolate. They are on the pricey side but well worth the money.

2  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Every time we're in Manchester, we stop here. Try some of the imaginative new chocolates that the owner/artist has concocted, and have a cup of hot chocolate made with one of the spicy dark chocolates produced here--it's one of the best hot chocolates I've ever...More

1  Thank TravelingScholar60
Reviewed 16 June 2017

What an impressive selection of specialty chocolates. Loved speaking with the owner about his travels in discovering items. Their hot chocolate was out of this world. Truly a unique experience for chocolate lovers.

1  Thank cloverhill1
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I am not a good one to review but if you are big on chocolate and not the Hershey's kind then maybe you will think this is wonderful. It is downtown along the street and parking may be a little issue it was for us....More

Thank beemanWinchester
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My husband bought me a egg for Easter It cost 45.00 for one egg. Never heard of this but was excited to try. Reviews were good. Unfortunately the egg was not worth the money. For 45.00 I did not expect a hollow egg with chocolate...More

Thank ann5472
DLC_Chocolatier, Owner at Dancing Lion Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Ann, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your chocolate art egg. I make the eggs with real tempered chocolate, which sets up quite hard, and is similar to that used in any high quality fine chocolate bar. Each is handcrafted and I...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a visit to this tiny, specialty chocolate shop in downtown Manchester. I am a chocoholic and have been very fortunate to try chocolates all over Europe and the US. Richard, the owner, is thrilled to let you experience the joys...More

2  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've visited Richard's shop on many occasions and, not only are his chocolates artistic hand-crafted masterpieces, they are also delicious. The shop is filled with chocolate creations which change frequently so you can always find something new to be amazed at. Don't miss the chocolate...More

1  Thank WineNot_Boutique
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I visited Dancing Lion on Small Business Saturday and was reminded what a true delight this tiny chocolate haven is. Enjoy hot chocolate and beautiful edible chocolates. I ordered a Panatone (Italian specialty bread) for Christmastime, which also impressed family and friends. Treat yourself this...More

Thank ssfer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-625-4043
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Description
I first encountered the True Soul of chocolate in 1995. For fifteen years I have sought her subtle nuances, studied her moods, struggled to understand her complex temper. She is a most difficult mistress; coquettish and proud, quick to anger, open only to the most patient of overtures.I’ve learned to prepare her in the ancient ways of the Maya and in the gleaming kitchens of the finest Parisian chocolatiers. I have studied her at ecole Chocolat in Vancouver and at the prestigious Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in the Rhone Valley of France. I am proud to count among my friends some of the finest chocolatiers from Montreal to Melbourne to Guatemala.Chocolate is my passion. I will never master her–who can master one so willful and tempestuous? But I will continue to woo her and to craft a small bit of her soul into each truffle and bonbon I create.For chocolate is art. And as art she is magnificent.
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