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Dilettante Chocolates - 36 Reviews - 416 Broadway E, Seattle, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 329-6463

Dilettante Chocolates

416 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-6463
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Dilettante Chocolates - Seattle, WA
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oh the chocolate martinis are so yummy! They use fresh oranges and are just a perfect girl's happy hour. The drinks are $5 and just as good as the $10 normal version (i hate it ...


The waiters are jerks. The waiting time is excessivly long, the place is overpriced. These people think they are doing you a favor taking your money. I was there with guests from ...

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The place to go for dessert! 12/22/2010

The last time I went to Dilettante on Broadway was about 5 years ago and I always remember a few things about it : 1) Chocolate mocha 2) chocolate cake 3) Chocolate mousse You see a pattern here? Their chocolate desserts make it a worthwhile stop. I noticed today that they renovated their cafe. They had a happy hour menu when we stopped in. I tried the chocolate mocha which was just as I had remembered and their signature cake, RIGO JANCSI. The chocolate mousse I usually get at the SEA-TAC airport before I fly. :) It's well worth the visit. I hope to go again before another 5 yrs pass by! more

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Martini's! 12/22/2010

Chocolate and Martini. Nice twist. Great hot chocos, and pastries. Haven't tried their food yet. more

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A Great Place for Dessert 12/9/2006

If you're looking for a place that always has a large selection of fun, delicious desserts, try Dilettante. They are open pretty late, which is really nice when you're looking for somewhere to go after a show, at the end of a great date, or just when you get that late-night craving for things like Mexican Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Mousse Cake, or White Chocolate truffles. They also sell chocolates and drinks, and they make their own chocolate and coffee. A definite treat for out-of-towners, and check their website ( for a 10% coupon for their delightful mochas. more

Not just a chocolate outlet anymore 6/29/2006

This use to be an outlet and seconds shop for Dilettante Chocolates (e.g. get a bag of 15 biscotti for around $10). About a year ago they remodeled and are now serving wonderful mochas and a variety of other coffee and chocolate drinks. So if you're in the Central District and want a mocha its worth going to-- just across the street from Garfield H.S. Don't worry they still have seconds of their chocolate for sale in the back corner! more

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HORRIBLE 5/22/2006

I'd heard great things about Dilettante and finally went for dessert last weekend. My boyfriend got the flourless mocha cake and I got their special sundae with their special vanilla ice cream. Frankly I have no idea how anyone can eat this stuff. The ice cream tasted like Mylanta - chalky and inedible. The cake smelled and tasted like cheese (and I love cheese, but this shouldn't have tasted like that). I will never return. Truly horrible. more

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Great food and atmosphere, but... 5/17/2006

This is chocolate heaven and I don't think you'll find anyone with a complaint about the celestial dessert confections. I'm filled with lust for their chocolate mousse even as I type. And the interior is decorated in a rich, rococo style of deep color and silver curlicues that makes you want to surrender to the sweet ministrations of the chocolate gods. The service, however, is almost ludicrously bad. The servers will ignore you, forget about you, go off shift and disappear, bring you someone else's food, or all of the above. I've actually stood at the counter trying to buy a couple truffles and had the clerk turn his back and take a personal phone call while I waited. If you're not in a hurry, and you don't object to the possibility of having to get up and physically locate a server and insist that he or she come to your table and help you, you can have a perfectly decent experience here. more

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Great desserts, but the service is seriously lacking. 3/22/2006

On a whim after dinner on Valentine's Day, my husband and I meandered up to the Dilletante Chocolate Cafe on Broadway. The place was crowded, but they had a table for us. After about 15 minutes a very frazzled server came to the table, threw down two menus and then scrambled away. We got that it was busy, but a little personal service would have gone a long way. Hell, we already felt bad for the guy. Our desserts were good. VERY chocolately, but we were going for that. I think in the whole time we were there we saw our server twice. Once when we got the menus, and once when we got the check. Kind of a bummer, but not so bad that we wouldn't go back. more

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Dilettante Chocolates 3/11/2006

They just opened a new location in Westlake Mall; also located on Broadway Ave. It's a chocoholics paradise... I've never seen so much chocolate dishes in one menu! Also a perfect romantic date place. My favorite place for the best creative hot chocolate. Service may sometimes be slow, but you won't mind. more

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Great Ice Cream and you can get it by the jug! 3/6/2006

Hey have you tried Dillettente Chocolate. I posted on this earlier, but their Coup Dilettente got me to Seattle. My wife absolutely loves great ice cream then give this a try. The Olympic stuff is great by the way, you can ask a friendly restaurant guy about buying it. We haven't done that yet (mainly because we don't know what to do with 10 gallons of ice cream), but I think that is the best in town in reality. We can get ours from our friendly neighborhood restaurants. I can send you a name if you want. Finally, I hate to bring it up, but we've made our own and if you've never had real vanilla with flower pedals ice cream made by yourself, you haven't lived. I can dig up the recipe but we had it one New Years and it was awesome. more

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Got us to move to Seattle 1/20/2006

OK, I admit it, maybe it was just the rainy day or the great conversation with long time Seattle friends, Jon and Hank, but we've been going to Dilletante Chocolates for 18 years now (how did I get so old!) and we still love it. The absolute most amazing thing is their Coupe Dilletante. The thing is awesome and gigantic. The ice cream is just great and the "truffle guts" sauce is divine. When you are there, stop over at the "other reason" we moved to Seattle, the Bailey Coy Bookstore! more

Choclate lovers delight 9/19/2005

Dilettante Chocolates serves up some of the best chocolate desserts and drinks imaginable. The atmosphere in this Capitol Hill location is cozy, and a great place to take a date. If you don’t feel like sitting down, grab a few truffles to go. They sure hit the spot. Also, Dilettante is also the perfect place to buy a birthday cake for that chocolate lover in your life. more

Great date dessert place 9/15/2005

Eat dinner somewhere else, then go to Dilettante Chocolate for dessert. The desserts are wonderful - I don't think you can go wrong here. Plus, there's something very romantic about going here just for dessert, especially late in the evening. Can be noisy, but once your desserts arrive, the sound will fade. As was said above, take a date here. It works. more

Oooh, Heaven is a place on Earth 9/9/2005

I am an absolute dessert fiend and chocolate is my favorite of all, so I am sure you can imagine the intensity of my love for Dilettante. I do not generally buy their individual chocolate pieces--I go in for a slab of cake and one of their many chocolate drinks, my favorite being the simple chocolate soda (a rich chocolate syrup + soda water). They also serve a small menu of cafe food, including the most wondrous beet salad that has ever entered my mouth. They recently opened a small "Mocha Cafe" in Westlake Center which is kind of like a Dilettante-Express. All of the salads and what not are made freshly, but pre-packaged and it's more of an espresso bar than a restaurant--you can sit down, but it's not a sit-down restaurant like the Capitol Hill store. Note: the chocolate sodas are much better at the Mocha Cafe AND the items on the menu are cheaper. more

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Not as good as Frans for fresh truffles 9/8/2005

While I enjoy their dark chocolates, I recently found that the carmels were hard, stale. Truffles are my truly favorite chocolate indulgence and you just cannot beat the local Fran's (U Village) for freshness, and just plain divine! If were going to ingest these kind of calories they'd better be the best, right??? more

Fantastic desserts! 8/21/2005

This place gets packed on Friday and Saturday nights, but it's worth waiting a few minutes for a table. The desserts are fantastic and fresh. I recommend the chocolate mousse-it's so rich you can hardly get through it all. They have great drinks and espresso, too. A good post-theatre spot or date night location! more

And I don't even like chocolate 7/23/2005

I don't like dessert. I don't like chocolate. But I went to dilletante with my friends and had the best lemon cheesecake I have ever had in my life. It wasn't too sweet and the lemon was very distinct. It's a great place to go with friends when you want to be a little luxurious. It's a bit pricey, but has the quality to back it up. more

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Chocolate . . . 10/7/2004

This is *the* place on Broadway to go for desert. Chocolate, cakes, pastries, and more. Esspresso drinks. Wine, if you are so inclined. Beautiful desserts, decorated with care and absolutely to die for. This is a great way to wrap up an evening - and if you take your special lady there, you will definately make a good impression on her. Especially if she likes chocolate (and what woman doesn't?). more
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  • The Scene
    The warm, Parisian-tinged ambience, a small menu of light fare and creative coffee drinks provide ample reason to linger in this cafe over a book or with a friend. Beautiful...

  • 1/24/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 10am-12am Fri-Sat 10am-1am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Broadway, Capitol Hill