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Boston's Most Sharable Chocolate Treats

One of life’s ultimate indulgences is chocolate, so it’s best to eat as much of it as you can. Fortunately for you and your partner-in-crime, Boston shows its love of chocolate by offering giant (or even unlimited) portions of cocoa-based desserts.

  • The Bristol Lounge
    • American
    • Park Square
    Food
    27
    Decor
    27
    Service
    27
    Cost
    $49

    Make a dentist appointment now, because your sweet tooth will be overindulging on the hotel’s epic $18 dessert buffet. The endless spread of desserts includes cake pops, mini-cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries, a sundae bar, and a make-your-own-crepe station. P.S.: The buffet only runs on Saturday nights from 9 PM to midnight.

  • Picco
    • Pizza
    • South End
    Food
    25
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $24

    Sundaes aren't only for Sundays. This pizza joint’s Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundae comes with your choice of one of 11 ice cream/sorbet flavors, and drowns in a rich hot fudge sauce from chocolatiers Scharffen Berger.

  • Henrietta's Table
    • New England
    • Cambridge
    Food
    25
    Decor
    21
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $39

    Carbs and chocolate are a match made in dessert heaven. The locavore’s take on chocolate bread pudding is finished off with caramelized bananas and a classic vanilla bean ice cream.

  • Piattini
    • Italian
    • Back Bay
    Food
    25
    Decor
    22
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $29

    Sometimes the best desserts don’t include fancy bells and whistles. This wine cafe’s super-sized homemade tiramisu is a classic recipe which will remind many Italians of when their grandmothers made this dessert for them as children.

  • Finale
    • Dessert
    • Park Square
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $18

    The classic dessert sampler is given a reboot with this desserterie’s Chocolate Dream. Offerings include a molten cake filled with raspberries, caffeine-laced espresso truffles, and a white chocolate caramel mousse/pecan pastry.

  • Max Brenner
    • Back Bay
    Food
    23
    Decor
    24
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $27

    This chocolate lover’s dream is like a real-life version of Willy Wonka’s factory. The ideal way to get a sampling is by splitting a Sharing Fondue for Two. Items up for the dipping include banana tempura, chocolate sponge cake, milk and white chocolate bark, and marshmallows that can be roasted at your table.

  • Cafe Fleuri
    • Financial District
    Food
    21
    Decor
    22
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $43

    Think you’ve tried every chocolate dessert? You haven’t experienced this hotel’s chocolate buffet. Hosted every Saturday from 11 AM-3 PM, sample goodies like tarts, trifles, cookies, chocolate shots, macarons, and dessert pizza. Note: eating your weight in chocolate will set you back $42.

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