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Dessert near Dupont Circle

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NSL May 10, 2012 03:43 PM

My husband and I decided to do our restaurant crawl in the 14th st area, starting around U st and ending around DuPont circle to take the Metro back to our hotel. We got a lot of great restaurant recommendations for our crawl, however one thing I forgot to ask for was dessert! Keep in mind we're doing a drink and an appetizer at a bunch of different restaurants, so we would just be going someplace for dessert and maybe another drink. I had found a gelato place, but they close at 10, chances are we won't make it there before they close. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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    Jeserf RE: NSL May 11, 2012 06:49 AM

    Krammer books is open late and has good dessert. The gelato place (Dolcezza) is great. There is also Larry's Ice Cream.
    That area is pretty lacking, in my opinion, any real good food to begin with - I would have dessert at Birch and Barley!
    Pitango gelato on P st might be open later, too, and is also good, though not as delicious as Dolcezza but still excellent.

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      katecm RE: Jeserf May 11, 2012 10:13 AM

      Yeah, even if you haven't finished all of your savory courses, you don't want to miss out on Birch and Barley desserts. The pastry chef is incredibly talented and highly regarded nationally.

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      Milocat1 RE: NSL May 11, 2012 09:33 AM

      Bistrot du Coin has some of the best ice cream sundaes, especially the one with coffee ice cream.

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        Elyssa RE: NSL May 11, 2012 10:41 AM

        Kramerbooks is really good for dessert and coffee and if you are doing your crawl on the weekends they stay open 24/7. I love their Goober pie, carrot cake and apple caramel tart. Really of their desserts are good though. You can also get a cocktail there.

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          NSL RE: NSL May 11, 2012 12:31 PM

          Thanks for all the recs! Is there some other place walking distance of the area of our crawl and a metro stop that we should consider? We're never opposed to walking.

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