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.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Tiramisu at Ristorante Morini
A staple on Italian cuisine menus, this dish from chef Laura Mansone has all the ingredients that explain why we love it so much: Mascarpone, mousse, ladyfinger, espresso, and amaretto. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Ristorante Morini.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Churros at Vandal
Chef Jaime Sudberg spices up his street sweet of fried dough with spicy chocolate at Manhattan hotspot Vandal. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Vandal.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Steamed Chocolate Cake at The Lambs Club
Chef Jin Capobianco augments this chocolatey dream of a cake with cherry, cocoa nib, and cherry chocolate chip ice cream (because every chocolate dessert should have a cherry on top). Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at The Lambs Club.

NYC Restaurant week summer 2016

Ice Cream Sandwich at Irvington
Other sandos pale in comparison to the almighty ice cream sandwich. ChefKeirtee Deol gives you two kind of cookies from which to choose — chocolate chip or oatmeal — and fills ’em with housemade ice cream. Make an NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 reservation at Irvington.

NYC Restaurant Week summer 2016

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Photo credits: Liz Barclay (Miss Lily’s); Noah Fecks (The Dutch); Paige Green (Liberty Room); Anthony Jackson (Ristorante Morini); Paul Johnson (Molvyos)