The Chocolate Room, New York City

New York City, New York

With their motto, “There’s always room for chocolate.”, I knew that I was in for an indulgent afternoon at The Chocolate Room.  

Started in 2003, The Chocolate Room now has two locations in Brooklyn.  I visited the Court Street location on a weekday in the early afternoon, and the place was EMPTY.  From the outside, we weren’t exactly sure if it was even open (especially with the frosted glass section).

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On the inside, some of the interior was a little old and the leather seats torn, but it had a bit of old diner-like charm.  The view from the back left a bit to be desired though.

I ended up ordering the Black Bottom Butterscotch.  It’s a butterscotch custard on top of bittersweet chocolate, topped with coconut whipped cream and a chocolate wafer.

For a short answer, it was extremely rich, and I wouldn’t order it again.

For the long answer, the butterscotch custard could have used a more distinct butterscotch flavor.  But it was an extremely rich custard.  The bittersweet chocolate at the bottom was more of a syrup rather than a layer that could be easily spooned out.  The coconut cream was the consistency of a clotted cream, which was a little too heavy for the dessert.  The chocolate wafer was a nice change of texture.  It was such a heavy dessert that it was a struggle to try and finish it (which I did not).

I’m not sure that I’d go all the way to Brooklyn again to visit, but if I were in the area I might stop in to try something else.  They have an extensive menu and also a showcase that you can purchase from.  That might be the way to go.

The Chocolate Room
(Court Street location)
11:00am to 11:00pm Sunday to Thursday
11:00am to 12:00am Friday and Saturday

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