Grom, a Turin import that keeps hounds cool with luxurious gelato, turns up the heat for winter with equally rich hot chocolate. kathryn says the Cioccolata Calda Fondente, with its base of dark Ocumare, is "silky, thick, pure chocolate goodness. Delicious!"
It's a tad pricey at $5.50 for a medium-size cup, she adds, but worth it: "I'll definitely be splurging on some hot chocolate from Grom when I'm not near La Maison du Chocolat or City Bakery" (whose popular hot chocolate festival returns next month).
Peter Cuce has no problem with Grom's pricing—he's a fan of the even costlier cup at La Maison du Chocolat, which is "basically melted down chocolate"—but he passes on City Bakery's hot chocolate, which he finds too sweet. And Grom fan Riverman500 tosses Jacques Torres and Chocolate Room into the sweet, creamy mix of hound-worthy hot chocolate destinations.
Grom [Greenwich Village]
233 Bleecker Street (at Carmine Street), Manhattan
Grom [Upper West Side]
2165 Broadway (at W. 76th Street), Manhattan
La Maison du Chocolat [Upper East Side]
1018 Madison Avenue (between E. 78th and 79th streets), Manhattan
La Maison du Chocolat [Midtown]
30 Rockefeller Plaza (49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues), Manhattan
La Maison du Chocolat [Financial District]
63 Wall Street (between Pearl and Hanover streets), Manhattan
City Bakery [Flatiron]
3 W. 18th Street (between E. Fifth and Sixth avenues), Manhattan
Jacques Torres [SoHo]
350 Hudson Street (at King Street), Manhattan
Jacques Torres [Upper West Side]
285 Amsterdam Avenue (between W. 73rd and 74th streets), Manhattan
Jacques Torres [Chelsea]
In Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue (between W. 15th and 16th streets), Manhattan
Jacques Torres [Midtown]
30 Rockefeller Plaza (Rockefeller Center, Concourse Level), Manhattan
Jacques Torres [DUMBO]
66 Water Street (between Main and Dock streets), Brooklyn
Chocolate Room [Park Slope]
86 Fifth Avenue (between St. Mark's Place and Warren Street), Brooklyn
Chocolate Room [Cobble Hill]
269 Court Street (near Butler Street), Brooklyn
Discuss: Grom's hot chocolate - great!