Disclosure: In 2011, I attended a media event to experience the Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel at no cost. In 2017, I took my family to experience it and we paid our own way. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links and a click through and/or purchase through one of these links may result in a commission paid to us.
Imagine a whole buffet of chocolate desserts, and you can eat anything you want! The Langham Hotel Boston, located in the financial district of Boston, is popular for its famed chocolate buffet – which is currently in its 29th season. For years, I’d heard about the Chocolate Bar at the Langham, and was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to attend as part of a media event. I enjoyed my time so much that I was determined to return with my family. This Christmas season, we all went to the Langham Chocolate Bar for the holidays.
The Langham Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel in Boston, MA
The Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel features over 100 different desserts, beautifully displayed in a gorgeous buffet. Options include chocolate cakes, chocolate fondue, chocolate truffles, chocolate cookies, whoopie pies, and so much more! My personal dessert favorite, the chocolate croissant bread pudding, is a returning favorite from past years. Coffee and tea are included with the buffet price, and specialized chocolate martinis or martini flights are available at an additional fee. Each year has a separate theme – this year’s theme is Forever Young. Several of the desserts are inspired by or include childhood favorites, like Pop Tarts, Twinkies, and Froot Loops. This year, there is also a Donut Wall where you can choose and decorate your own donut. Whether you like white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate, there are loads of options. You will definitely not be hungry when you leave!
During the media event that I attended, I had the opportunity to speak with the pastry chef, who explained that throughout the year, unpopular selections are replaced with other creations. I also asked about food allergies, and was told that the chef can provide walkthroughs of the entire buffet for those with food allergies. That made me confident to bring my daughter (she has a tree nut allergy) to the Langham chocolate bar. We mentioned her allergy when we got there, and the chef took us around to all of the different stations to show us what had nuts in it. In some cases, where there are chances of cross-contamination, there are other options. For instance, at the crepe station, you can ask for your crepe to be made in a separate pan. Everything in the Langham Chocolate Bar is labeled with “gluten free” or “nut free” and there’s also a vegan station. If you have specific allergy concerns, it’s definitely worth calling in advance to make sure they can accommodate it before you go. My daughter was pleased with the amount of nut-free options for her.
During our seating, we visited all of the stations, including the three chocolate fountains, the beignets, the donut wall, the cotton candy, the truffles, and the milk and cookies. Savory items are also available from the a la carte menu at an additional cost, but we skipped those in favor of just the chocolate bar. It’s easy to fill up on just the chocolate!
The chocolate buffet runs annually from September through June and is $45 for adults and $35 for children 5 through 12. Children under the age of 5 are free. Holiday and special event pricing may be higher. We visited during the Holiday Chocolate Bar, and a glass of champagne or mimosa was included (special for the holiday event only). Cafe Fleuri, where the buffet is held, is slightly upscale. Seatings are available for 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 1:30pm on Saturdays. If you’d like to stay overnight, they also offer package deals. It would definitely be a perfect weekend getaway, as the Langham Hotel Boston is located within walking distance to several Boston attractions, including Faneuil Hall. Valet parking is available, or you can find self parking.
See reviews of the Langham Hotel here.
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451 1900