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The Bar of Chocolate Cafe

38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-773-6667
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chocolate cake” (15 reviews)
“dessert drink” (5 reviews)
“tortes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
38 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe my expectations were just too high for this place- because a chocolate cafe sounds like a dream to me. However, they sat the two of us a tiny rickety table that could barely hold our orders and the first two desserts that we ordered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BlakeO229
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This is a small place with great cocktails and great deserts. It's a friendly bar for conversations with strangers. As you would expect the chocolate desserts are out of this world. This is the place to get your absinthe fix.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank richarda94
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Wow. Best drinks I've ever had. Try the German Chocolate Cake martini with housemade pecan liquor or espresso martini with chocolate rim. Unbelievable. We also had the chocolate torte sampler. Espresso, hazelnut, and bourbon chocolate tortes with sauces. My only critique is that all the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tdauria
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were a group of six who stopped in for a quick drink. The music wasn't so loud that you couldn't hear your party - which is important to me in a bar. I tried a few of our party's drinks - the limoncello was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Love to go there before dinner in Portland for a martini. In my opinion very underrated as they are reasonably priced and serve great drinks. Haven't actually had chocolate there...yet.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dwayne S
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

WOW! What a place, amazing selection of desserts and drinks. Moar surround themselves around chocolate. A must see when in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dino S
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We were told of this place by people we met in Kennebunk and we were glad we went. The bartender Jimmy was not only a great guy he was an absolutely a great bartender. All the martinis, were great especially the chocolate ones. A must...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JeffreyM33
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The desserts were amazing. I have zero bad things to say. We had: the carrot cake, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate whiskey cake and chocolate caramel sea salt cake. There was one bartender for the entire restaurant and he was running around like it was nothing....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank riamh_briste
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This bar was outstanding! Jimmy, the bartenders, makes the most awesome drinks. He puts a lot of time and effort into each drink. Almost like a pice of art! We went during happy hour and it was amazing! Definitely try the chocolate martini! Best of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marose1010
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I decided to end our trip with a decadent dessert drink. She had the chocolate martini, and I had the german chocolate cake martini. Both drinks were excellent, and definitely satisfied our cravings for chocolate. We did have a sip of each...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jerrys01
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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