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Sep 28, 2006 08:08 AM

Looking for a restaurant with a great dessert menu.

If anyone can help me find a great restaurant with a fantastic dessert menu. I am looking for someplace that is seasonal and fun. Thanks.

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  1. It depends on what kind of food, your price range, and whereabouts.

    I take pictures of desserts, and categorize them into different LA areas, so I know of many good sweets around LA. But I can't help you without further details other than seasonal and fun. Most places are fun, but what do you mean by seasonal? Many places will offer desserts with seasonal ingredients.

    For example, fancier restaurants, or more casual cafes?

    If you want fancy, my list highlights Spago, Saddle Peak Lodge, Providence, Hotel Bel Air, LaCachette, Whist at Viceroy, Jiraffe, Matsuhisa/Nobu, Water Grill (well, I don't know now that Koa Duncan's left), Parkway Grill, blue on blue, Boe at the Crescent, Sona, L'Orangerie, Mimosa, Grace, Jaan, Gardens at Four Seasons, Peninsula...the list goes on.

    If you want something a bit more casual, then it has to be somewhere like Mako, Frida, ICugini, Grand Lux Cafe, Marmalade Cafe, Angelini Osteria, Pan e Vino, Palomino Grill...

    Some of these places will have "seasonal" ingredients. For example, strawberry rhubarbs at LaCachette are seasonal.

    1. O Bar has good desserts and they actually have a late night Dessert Only menu that looks amazing

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      1. re: annalulu

        I was going to recommend OBar also. Fabulous desserts.

        1. re: annalulu

          3rd on the O-Bar in WeHo (and I know I sound like a broken record for repeating this often). I particularly like their seasonal trifles & cheesecakes.

          In Pasadena area I particularly love the desserts at either 561 Restaurant (very creative, it is a cooking school restaurant afterall) or Red White Bluezz.

          I'd imagine Sona to have a decent dessert menu too, considering it shot off into its own bakery (Boule).

          I've blogged about the first 3 (and their desserts, some with pictures) in fairly good detail if you wanna check it out.


        2. Do a search for Providence. There are some posts that discuss its dessert tasting menu, which sounds killer.

          1. LA Weekly did a review of Simon LA's Junk Food Sampler dessert:

            Can't get more fun than that! It's been on my list but I haven't been yet.

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            1. re: ITurnedOutTV

              Twenty five bucks for half-a-milkshake and some hostess cupcakes? Thanks but I'll pass.

            2. I was impressed by the dessert menu at Literati II; a lot more creative than the dessert menus at most restaurants of similar price ranges. Love the churros.