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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-773-6667
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“chocolate cake” (14 reviews)
“dessert drink” (5 reviews)
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38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bar of Chocolate Cafe on Wharf Street is quite the hidden treasure between Commercial & Fore Street. Well worth searching for it. Flourless Bourbon Chocolate Torte. Oh.My.Word. And probably every other dessert there is just as much of a flavor blast. Loved the variety...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drinks here are amazing. I had the salted caramel chocolate martini and my friends had the espresso and peanut butter chocolate martinis. SO good - I can't recommend this place enough for dessert drinks!

Thank Linds945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to end the night with drinks and dessert. The atmosphere and staff were great making for an excellent end to the day.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Small hidden little gem we stumbled upon after dinner. You have to wait to be seated but two tops turn over quick so the wait was 10 min. I had a mocha espresso martini and he had a regular espresso martini and they were both...More

Thank Kerri P
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

A+++++ skip dessert at your restaurant and go here instead. Martinis are also excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank BevSchairer
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We stopped by only for a couple of hot drinks and a late night treat, but that was enough to get the jist of what this place is all about. Certainly a neat concept for a watering hole. Our drinks (hot toddy and a “booze-a-chino”)...More

Thank JPankratz
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

While the place was packed full of patrons, the hostess was pleasant and attentive to those waiting. Our waitress was amazing and you could tell she enjoyed working there and knew the menu! So many great dessert and drink options it’s hard to chose; but...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Had the chocolate martini and chocolate mouse cake. Bother were delicious! The only down side was that we had about a 20 minute wait for a table and they do not allow you to purchase desserts for take-out.

Thank Dan717
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

I’m not a fan of martinis, I’ve tried them a few times and it just wasn’t my thing. My friend told me how amazing this place and she comes here all the time so she dragged me down to give it a try. Well apparently...More

Thank Jenna C
Reviewed November 15, 2017

If only this was closer to home!!! Enjoyed a fantastic after dinner dessert visit here. Great concept, great food and great service - and popular, so it does get crowded. Tried carrot cake and dessert martinis - simply wonderful!!

Thank GeorgiaLucy41
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
My 18 year old grand daughter was with us. It's not a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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