Midtown and Upper East Side chocolate places for Valentine's Day worth a nibble and a few extra calories:


Maribel Lieberman has gone uptown on us, but her hot chocolate and chocolates are still as good as ever. Don't worry—her Soho location is still open. 762 Madison Avenue, between 65th and 66th Streets; 212-249-4585; mariebelle.com

Martine's Chocolates

Department store chocolate way beyond Godiva. I've never been to the East 82nd street location. Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Avenue (59th Street), sixth floor; 212-705-2347. Also at 400 East 82nd Street (b/n First and York avenues); 212-744-6289; martineschocolates.com

La Maison du Chocolat

Robert Linxe is the chocolatier's chocolatier, but you will pay dearly for the privilege of eating or giving his perfect bonbons and truffles. 1018 Madison Avenue (b/n 78th and 79th streets); 212-744-7117. Also at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (49th Street b/n Fifth and Sixth); 212-265-9404; lamaisonduchocolat.com

Richart Design et Chocolat

Chocolates as beautiful as these shouldn't taste this good. 7 East 55th Street (b/n Fifth and Madison); 212-371-9369 or 888-742-4278; richart.com

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland

What do the Swiss know about making chocolate? Plenty, if the terrific bonbons and truffles at Teuscher's are any indication. 25 East 61st Street (b/n Madison and Park); 212-751-8482. Also at 620 Fifth Avenue (b/n 49th and 50th in Rockefeller Center); 212-246-4416; teuscher-newyork.com


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