A Teen’s Review of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

A Teen’s Review of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

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WARNING: Entering The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen will incite immediate drooling and cause your taste buds to explode in joy. Check out my review below (just try not to get too hungry).

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When Universal Orlando Resort first announced plans for The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, a steampunk-inspired restaurant, I was ecstatic. As a self-proclaimed chocolate addict, my hopes were high. After dining here last week, I can confidently report that Universal Citywalk’s newest restaurant did not disappoint! Teenagers, be sure to add this to your Universal bucket list.

To begin, the restaurant itself is gorgeous! The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a 2-story building, and includes a café area when you first enter, a bar upstairs, two dining rooms (on both the first and second floors), and a gift shop on the main level. The café offers a quick-service option for milkshakes or desserts, whereas the dining rooms offer full meals and a sit-down experience.

In the waiting area, you’re given the option of a beeper or a text message to let you know when your table is ready. We chose the text communication, and didn’t have to worry about carrying a beeper with us. This was a convenient process!

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The architecture and furniture design is extremely detailed and goes along with the dark steampunk atmosphere. If you’re not familiar with steampunk, it is a genre of science fiction. The trend is characterized by industrial steam-powered machinery with a twist from the Victorian-era. This makes for an interesting ambiance at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium!

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The Team Members were attentive and considerate from the moment we walked through the doors. Not to mention, their uniforms were whimsical and fit the steampunk theme perfectly. Our waitress helped us navigate the sizable menu and provided great recommendations.

In addition to the wonderful staff, there were two extra-special workers whom I was excited to see: Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome and her sidekick robot, Jacques. The character interactions with Dr. Penelope Toothsome and Jacques were so much fun! Universal did an awesome job with character development, and in the menu, the story of Penelope Toothsome is shared and explains why the fictional character was driven to open her own chocolate emporium. Character dining adds an entertaining element to the guest experience, and I thought meeting the duo was icing on the (chocolate) cake. 

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The dessert artisans can be seen hard at work throughout the restaurant, as they prepare and create their delectable masterpieces. I have a newfound appreciation for their decadent artistry, as I witnessed the detail and precision that goes into every single dessert served. My sincerest thank you goes to the staff for the sweetest meal ever!

Now, let’s get to the most important part: the food and dessert. Yes, everything was just as delicious as it looks! We started off dinner with the Chocolate Almond Bread from the appetizer menu (or what Toothsome affectionately refers to as “Temptations”).

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The bread was warm and sweet, and it was served with salted caramel butter. I also indulged in the Four-Cheese Flatbread, which was cooked to perfection. The bread was crispy, cracker-thin and the four cheeses (fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta) were a yummy combination. 

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The portions were perfect, and I was stuffed by the end. As for the menu, brunch is offered all day and includes waffles, French toast, quiche, crepes, and more. If you’re looking for something beyond breakfast, the entrée options feature pasta, steak, seafood, and gourmet burgers. Included in the menu is also an extensive wine and alcohol list. (I’m not quite 21, so us teenagers will have to pass this, but your parents or older siblings may enjoy!).

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The highlight at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium was definitely the milkshakes, as they offer 13 different kinds. From Heavenly Hazelnut to Cinnamon Fantasy, there is a milkshake for everyone. The brain freeze is worth it.

There are also countless sundae options, including S’mores, Banana Cream Pie, and Salted Caramel Flan. Are you hungry yet?

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If you’re not a fan of ice cream, you can always try one of the cakes, puddings, pies, or mousse. I had a bite of the Chocolate Crème Brule and the Triple Chocolate Cream Pie, and my taste buds were a fan of both.

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Before you leave, don’t forget to stop in the gift shop and pick up a treat to go. There’s a wide range of macaroons, cupcakes, cotton candy, truffles, and whatever else your sweet tooth desires. Most importantly, the selection of chocolate was extremely vast and certainly lives up to its name as a “chocolate emporium”.

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I highly recommend you beg mom and dad to dine here during your next visit to Orlando. One condition: bring me back a Salted Dulce De Leche Milkshake!

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33 comments

  1. Kelly M.

    I want to go here so bad now!!! I think we need to plan a trip soon and this will be on my list of things to do. I know my daughters will love this place!!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Kelly!

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post – and I’m sure your daughters will love it. ☺️?

      —Katelyn

  2. Paula Harker

    Wonderful article…can’t wait to visit and try!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Paula!

      Thanks for reading. ? Everything is SO delicious!

      —Katelyn

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Thank you, Amanda! ?

  3. Foodys

    Your article was spot on! We enjoyed every minute of our experience there tonight and would never have even known about it if we hadn’t heard about it from you! Can’t wait to try another milkshake this week!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      I’m so glad you all made it to Toothsome during your visit. Isn’t it amazing there? ?

  4. LadyRed

    Going!!! I need chocolate!!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      YES! Me too, I think chocolate is the cure to everything. ??

  5. Chastity

    Thanks for the information. My son will be at Universal this weekend with his college. I’m sure they’ll love it.

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Chastity!
      I hope he was able to stop by Toothsome and enjoy the yummy food. ? Thank you for reading!
      —Katelyn

  6. Emily R.

    Wowsers!!! Choclate almond bread??! Also, love the texting feature!! Great article!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Emily!

      I know right?! The chocolate almond bread was unbelievable. So yummy. & The texting feature was great. Hope you can visit soon and experience it all for yourself. ❤️

      —Katelyn

  7. Debbie H.

    Everything looks delish! You make my mouth water! Yes, on my list!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Debbie,

      I’m glad the pictures captured the deliciousness of it all. Thanks for reading and commenting! ?

      —Katelyn

  8. Madeline

    Well written Katelyn, makes me hungry just reading your article.

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Madeline! ??

  9. Danielle H

    Didn’t even know this was here! I will have to visit now on my next trip to Orlando! Thanks for the info!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Danielle,

      It just recently opened a couple months ago. Definitely be sure to visit next time! It’s totally worth the stop. ✨☺️

      —Katelyn

  10. Tricia McNamara

    Very well written. Your desciptions were vivid and made my mouth water at the thought. Next time I am in this area, I am so going here. Thanks for your excellent review.

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Tricia,
      I really apperciate the kind words. ? Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed my review, and I hope you make it to Toothsome real soon!
      —Katelyn

  11. Judy

    I had no idea this was here! Going to put this on our list of things to do on our Universal trip next month. Thanks!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Judy,

      It just opened this past September, so it’s pretty new. Have a wonderful trip to Universal (and Toothsome), and order something yummy! ?

      —Katelyn

  12. Diane

    Well done, my mouth is watering!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Thanks so much, Diane! ??

  13. Jessica Long

    The picture of the brownie on top of that milkshake almost made me book some flights! I’m adding it to my list of places to visit next time we go to Florida.

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Jessica!

      I know the feeling… I want to go back to Universal soon, especially to visit Toothsome and have a milkshake! ??

      —Katelyn

  14. Kelly L.

    What a great article! It excites me to try it next time I visit Universal!! I’ll be sure to share with my niece who will be going this Spring for her senior trip. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Katelyn Darrow

      Hi Kelly!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m so glad you’re going to share my review with your niece! I’m sure she’s going to LOVE it. ??

      —Katelyn

  15. Ginger Rotella

    OMG Kaitlyn I need to change my plans and figure out a way to get there. Fantastic job in your write up. Yes I was drooling by the end. Once again, you seem to succeed in everything you do.

  16. Joyce K.

    Very nicely written. Makes me want to plan a trip. I just dropped some items at Angels this morning. You & your volunteers do such great work!

  17. Tina

    Can’t wait to try this, I have an extremely sweet tooth !!! Were of to Florida March 2017 , I know where my first stop will be ??