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Oct 31, 2011 08:33 AM

Best restaurant desserts?

My wife just did her second half-Ironman yesterday (meanwhile I sit on the couch, laptop in hand, quite proud of her and not quite as proud of myself). ;)

We're going to go out to dinner tonight when she gets back. When I asked her what she wanted, she said "someplace with great desserts." I think she justifiably feels she's earned the calories.

So, the question: what restaurants in SD have great desserts? (I.e., not standalone dessert places)

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  1. Bankers Hill has a very talented pastry chef who produces great pies and a killer butterscotch pot de creme. We also like the creative desserts that Urban Solace/Solace and the Moonlight Lounge put out. Try the decadent coconut caramel cake. Amazing. Must have about 1,000 calories per slice. Lastly, treat her to a fantastic view and great meal at Eddie V's and top it off with their incredible bananas foster cake. Amazing.

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    1. re: foodiechick

      Yeah, I’ll second those recommendations, well, Urban and Bankers Hill. Haven’t been to Eddie V’s

      The Linkery has been good too - mmm, there was an chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwhich thing that I remember. Current menu doesn’t have that, but it’s an idea. And there isn’t anything saying that you can’t have dinner AND dessert and then go another spot for TWO MORE desserts. :)

      1. re: foodiechick

        Second the pies and butterscotch pot de creme at Banker's Hill. And Eddie V's - had a great berry cobbler and a one of those ubiquitous chocolate molten cakes. Both were totally tasty and satisfying. Cafe Chloe has, in my opinion, one of the best chocolate pot de cremes in town.

        Cafe Chloe
        721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

      2. One of my favs is the Gran Marnier souflette at Morton's, although not my fav place for dinner you can sit at the bar, have a glass of delicate Ice Wine or something similar, and dig in. I also like the creme brulle at Donovan's.

        1. I enjoyed the Panna Cotta at Nine Ten, and I'm a person who really isn't all that into desserts

          1. The Butterscotch Pudding at Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza up in Encinitas.I am prety sure that it is the only one they have, but it is worth it.

            1. if Nine-Ten still has the 1/2 baked chocolate cake, that was chocolate heaven in a bowl!