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917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
+1 603-625-4043
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09:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for first time before matinee at Palace Theater. Excellent location and a superb selection of hand crafted and exotic chocolates. Great to enjoy yourself but they also offer a very nice variety for gift giving. Check out the solid chocolate masks! You'll be amazed at the talent of presentation and taste creations.

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Thank CinManch
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was one of those situations where the chocolates looked so lovely that I almost felt bad eating them. Almost. They were certainly as delicious as they were pretty. I received a box of 5 very unique chocolates as a gift. Inside the box was a small note from the creator describing how all of the chocolates are unique and... More 

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Thank Michael D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you're a chocolate fan, this is somewhere you must see before you die. Dancing Lion is my go-to spot for gifts, treats, and nice things for myself, of course! Richard is an amazing artist, and the rotating special bars keep me coming back. I love the drinking chocolate - make sure to take the time to sit down and... More 

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Thank Alyssa L
Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you want an amazing desert experience, go no where else. The owner is so enthusiastic and involved in everything that gets made. He's friendly, informative, and truly loves his work. It is both artistic and delicious.

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Thank leaton01
New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had the Mayan Drinking Chocolate with Chili- it was delicious. And chocolate ice cream with pepper was the best ice cream ever!! Chocolate bark is great! Will go out of my way to go again.

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Thank SuMurph
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Dancing Lion Chocolate is a perfect place. Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy is an amazing artist. Their chocolate treats are unique and wonderful . This is a definite must if you're a chocolate fanatic! Prices are very reasonable(Its an art not just chocolate) . The people working there are so sweet and smiles on their faces the whole time! Visiting here... More 

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Thank Ibrahim B
Meredith, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The chocolate was fine but it isn't up to the quality of what you would find in Paris. If you went and bought a nice bar of Valhrona or Ghiridelli you would be much happier and be only spending a fraction of the price.

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Thank Abe T
DLC_Chocolatier, Owner at Dancing Lion Chocolate, responded to this review

Dear Abe, I'm sorry you didn't find our chocolate worthwhile. The chocolate I work with is custom crafted for me by some of the most respected craft chocolate makers in the world, including Alan McClure of Patric Chocolate, Carlos Eichenberger of Danta Chocolate, and Bryan Graham of Fruition. If Valrhona or Ghiradelli make you happy, then that's most certainly what... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is like the Tiffany's of chocolate. Artisanal chocolates, brownies, cocoa in a jewel box setting. Not cheap, but for chocolate lovers, this is Nirvana!

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Thank Bill S
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Amazing, wonderful, glorious. I can't say enough good things about the Hot Chocolate here. The Mayan Hot Chocolate was one of the best drinks that I have ever had.

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Thank Jonathan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is the best hot chocolate we've ever had. They have 2 varieties that are both exceptional Mayan Heat and Creamy Dark. I like the spicy richness of the Mayan heat and the rest of my family likes the creamy smoothness of the Creamy Dark.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Cuisine
Cafe, International
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2003
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-625-4043
Description
I first encountered the True Soul of chocolate in 1995. For fifteen years I have sought her subtle nuances, studied her moods, struggled to understand her complex temper. She is a most difficult mistress; coquettish and proud, quick to anger, open only to the most patient of overtures.I’ve learned to prepare her in the ancient ways of the Maya and in the gleaming kitchens of the finest Parisian chocolatiers. I have studied her at ecole Chocolat in Vancouver and at the prestigious Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in the Rhone Valley of France. I am proud to count among my friends some of the finest chocolatiers from Montreal to Melbourne to Guatemala.Chocolate is my passion. I will never master her–who can master one so willful and tempestuous? But I will continue to woo her and to craft a small bit of her soul into each truffle and bonbon I create.For chocolate is art. And as art she is magnificent.

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