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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

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38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-773-6667
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16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Hairbear19
New Hampshire
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank EKDDSDNH
Central Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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!

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Thank Susan W
Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank jlh2001
Massachusetts
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Mariah P
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The term cafe threw me off....a bar is what we over 40's were looking for that was not one of the downtown dance clubs. A laid back place was our mood. This was perfect for the girls! Sarah was one of the best servers I have had the pleasure of tipping in a long time and the Manhattans were big... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Amazing selection of tarts, tortes, cakes, and martinis- but be advised that they have tiramisu that is not listed on the menu and is so phenomenal. Also, don't be afraid to ask for your espresso "con panna" (with a little dollop of fresh whipped cream). Service is always a little on the slow side when I go, but its always... More 

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Thank Riley H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a girls weekend in Portland and we stopped at the Bar of Chocolate for dessert and drinks. Pro's: Salted Caramel Cheesecake was delish Everything Else: We all ordered a martini. I chose the espresso martini! I feel like espresso martinis are an art form... some people like them creamy.... some like them dark. I veer towards the more... More 

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Thank Amanda S
Reese, Michigan
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a neat place to go for a dessert drink- they had a nice martini list and you could also get other drinks as well. I had the chocolate martini and the chocolate rim was a nice touch. The dessert menu was great too, even though I didn't have one. I saw a chocolate cake, carrot cake, and chocolate... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place is a great stop after dinner!! We went here for a drink and indulged in some cake!! The martinis are some of the best we had ever tried. The cake was also incredible! Very relaxing and different atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?