Universal Studios Hollywood recently announced that the long waited opening of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at CityWalk will be early 2023, no exact date as of yet. It sits on the location formerly occupied by Hard Rock Cafe. Construction on Toothsome has been underway for months with scaffolding and a large fence surrounding it. I visited CityWalk in late November and all the scaffolding has now been removed, with the exterior appearing complete. The interior is still under construction.
I recently visited their location at CityWalk in Universal Studios Orlando and I wanted to share what we might expect when the location opens up on the West Coast.
Here is how my experience at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in Orlando went:
The Orlando location is right beside Hard Rock Cafe. The exterior of the restaurant makes it look like a factory and it looks really nice. Once you step in, you’re instantly taken into a steampunk world, where chocolate rules. To your right, they have a gift shop with merchandise and sweets that are too pretty to eat.
You can browse the store while you wait for your table to be ready. The restaurant opens at 11AM and closes at 11PM daily except for Friday and Saturday which has the restaurant open until midnight. It is a casual dining restaurant. The gift retail shop is open daily from 10AM to 12AM.
The restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner. For this visit, I came for dinner time. I was quoted a 50 minute wait but got a text within 30 minutes. My table was located upstairs and it was right in the center of the restaurant which made the visit and experience really amazing. For reference, for my first visit to Toothsome Orlando I was assigned a corner table and the second time I chose to sit at the bar upstairs.
They have an assortment of milkshakes you can choose from.
I chose the Warm Chocolate Almond Bread $4.95 (also vegan) as my appetizer. It is made fresh and comes with salted caramel butter. I always have to get this bread whenever I visit.
I also ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo $16.95 (another vegan option). It was creamy and it was delicious!
For my main course, I went ahead with the Grilled 10oz New York Strip Steak ($32.95). It comes with Lyonnaise potatoes, grilled asparagus, friend onions and béarnaise sauce.
For my milkshake, I chose Santa’s Cookies and Milkshake ($16), a seasonal item. It is made of vanilla and cookie butter ice cream with chips ahoy mini cookies, holiday sprinkles, buttercream icing and a chocolate Christmas tree.
You can check out the full menu from Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in Orlando through this link. Reservations are recommended as they do get busy. You can always try to do a walk up (although it is not always guaranteed) if you cannot get a reservation.
Overall, I really had a good meal and I am excited for Hollywood’s location to open up soon. If you’ve recently dined at the Orlando location, what are your thoughts? Leave it in the comments.