Sweet! 13 Top NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 Desserts

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 kicks off on July 25th and runs through August 19th. Diners can save at hundreds of the city’s best restaurants with three-course $29 lunches and $42 dinners — which include dessert, arguably the best part of any meal. Here we present 13 of our top picks for meal enders sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Banana Pudding at Miss Lily’s
Chef Adam Schop created Miss Lily’s famous, creamy, and decadent banana pudding. It comes layered with freshly cut bananas and delicious vanilla wafers for some added texture. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Miss Lily’s.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée at David Burke Kitchen
The classic vanilla bean crème brûlée gets a seasonal twist from executive pastry chef Tracy Wilk with the addition of summery strawberry rhubarb jam and lemon thyme cookies. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at David Burke Kitchen.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Devil’s Food Cake at The Dutch
The name aside, the devil’s food cake from pastry chef Summer Bailey makes us feel positively angelic. Served with an elegant quenelle of vanilla ice cream, it’s a sin to skip this one. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at The Dutch.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Key Lime Pie at Charlie Palmer Steak
Savor the sweet and sour flavors of this summertime delight. Graham crumb, chantilly cream, and raspberry round things out in this version from executive chef Ryan Lory. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Charlie Palmer Steak.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Torta della Nonna at Tarallucci e Vino
This translates to grandma’s cake (and you wouldn’t want to disappoint her — or executive chef Cara Hermanson — by not ordering it). This quintessential Italian specialty is both delicate and delicious, filled with thick custard and topped with pine nuts and a sugary glaze. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Taralluci e Vino.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Molyvos Sundae at Molyvos
Executive chef Carlos Carretto gives the traditional ice cream sundae a Greek accent with baklava ice cream, Samos caramel, walnuts, and shredded sesame halva served in phyllo dough. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Molyvos.

NYC restaurant Week Summer 2016

Chocolate Genoise at The Liberty Room at Aureole
Sponge cake gets an assist from coconut marshmallow and coconut ice cream in chef Renaud Besnard’s spin on this French favorite. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at The Liberty Room at Aureole.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Sherbet Parfait at STK Midtown
Keep things fresh with this refreshing sorbet trio with a berry compote and almond crumble – perfect for summer indulging, courtesy of executive chef Andy Kitko. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at STK Midtown.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Maple Syrup Pie at Left Bank
It’s like breakfast for dessert with this ender from chef Laurence Edelman. Slathered in dark amber maple syrup and accompanied with cider cookies and creme fraiche, this Canadian-inspired dessert is always on the menu Left Bank. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Left Bank.

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On Our Plate: 15 Days Left for Free Mobile Restaurant Sites; Dine About Town SF, NYC Restaurant Week + Others Happening Now; Brisket; Best Dates for Foodies

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* There are just 15 more days to for restaurants to claim their FREE mobile site. Get yours today!

* Save $50 on the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry four-course dinner at Spruce in San Francisco on January 22, 2013. Buy tickets now.

* What are OpenTable diners raving about in recent restaurant reviews? Brisket.

* Baltimore County Restaurant Week: $10.13-$30.15 lunches and $15.13 – $35.13 dinners, January 11-27Book a table.

* Berkeley Restaurant Week: Gourmet $30 three-course dinners, January 13-20Book a table.

* Galveston Restaurant Week: Special lunches and dinners priced at $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40, and $45, January 13-26Book a table.

* Howard County Restaurant Weeks: Prix-fixe menus from $10.13-$40.13, January 14-28Book a table.

* Napa Valley Restaurant  Month: Under $15 and $15-$30 lunches and under $25, $25-$50, and $50-$75 dinners, January 1-31Book a table.

* New York City Restaurant Week: $25 lunches and $35 dinners, January 14-February 8Book a table.

* Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Special gourmet meals, January 14-20Book a table.

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On Our Plate: NYC Restaurant Week Continues; Baltimore Restaurant Week Is on; COOLINARY New Orleans Kicks off; Dine Tampa Bay Begins Tomorrow + More

Many diners have indicated that if this little fella burst into endless tears at the next table, they'd leave the restaurant.

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* Now trending on OpenTable restaurant reviewsCucumbers.

What do you do when a crying child threatens to ruin your meal? Vote in this week’s poll!

* Did you spot any celebrities while dining out? We did! Find out which OpenTable restaurants the stars visited recently.

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out!

* New York City Restaurant Week continues through August 10, and we’ve got the scoop on special menus from Lincoln RistoranteCafé Centro, and La Fonda del SolLearn what they’re serving and why it’s so special.

* Hudson Restaurant Week is a hit! $13-$18 lunches and $25-$35 dinners, through August 3.

* Baltimore Restaurant Week is here! Reserve to enjoy $15.12 lunches and $20.12 or $30.12 dinners, July 27-August 5.

* Howard County Restaurant Weeks are happening now. Dine on prix-fixe menus from $10.12-$40.12, through August 6th!

* COOLINARY New Orleans has started. Reserve to enjoy special menus at discounts, August 1-31.

* Dive in and dine during Dine Tampa Bay kicks off tomorrow. Make your reservations for $25, $35 & $45 dinners, August 3-17, 2012.

Dallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant Week returns! Take advantage of delicious prix-fixe dinners for $35, August 13-19.

* Pittsburgh Restaurant Week reservations are going fast. Don’t miss fantastic prix-fixe menus, August 13-19.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week is back in August. Book now for $20.12 lunches + $35.12 dinners, August 13-19.

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Tweet of the Week: Imagining Pre-OT Life During NYC Restaurant Week

New York City Restaurant Week has been around for a long time! Twenty years, in fact. OpenTable, however, has only been around since 1998. Aimee Louise Sison, a.k.a. @Aimee587 wonders how foodies managed their dining lives during NYC Restaurant Week before the birth of OpenTable. We’re not quite sure, but, as a proud partner of NYC & Company, we wonder how foodies managed before NYC Restaurant Week! Glad you don’t have to worry about either, Aimee.