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The Best Restaurants for Dessert in Los Angeles

From the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific beaches, the sprawling mecca of Los Angeles boasts a vast and diverse population. LA has a thriving cultural and sports scene and one of the most exciting restaurant atmospheres, blending local ingredients with influences from its Mexican and Asian immigrant populations. The best dessert in Los Angeles puts a sweet capper on meals, delivering a wide array of treats to visiting and local diners. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Los Angeles heading out when they want something sweet? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. Here, we've gathered data from the in-the-know L.A. diners to find the best dessert in Los Angeles. From upscale restaurants with creative carts of sweets to local bakeries, ice cream shops, and pubs, the best dessert in Los Angeles delivers a sugary touch to the City of Angels. Save some room for dessert and grab a table at one of these locations tonight!

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The OpenTable Team
10 Restaurants
Updated January 28, 2021
Restaurants:The Raymond Restaurant, Baran’s 2239, Perch LA
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, French American
Neighborhoods:Pasadena, Hermosa Beach, Downtown
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The Raymond Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pasadena
4.5
2934 reviews
The Raymond's upscale interior and people-watching patio make it an excellent choice for a bite to eat in Pasadena. It's essential to leave some room for dessert after the main course here. Diners can indulge in a passion fruit cacao tart with coconut mousse and blood orange. There is also also include peanut butter mousse with Nutella cremeux, honeycomb, and lime gel. A lemon buttermilk pot de creme comes with brown butter crumb, gooseberries, and finger limes. The Raymond also features a full selection of Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

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Baran’s 2239

$$$$
American
Hermosa Beach
4.9
1002 reviews
After a day exploring Manhattan and Hermosa beach, Baran's 2239 offers a relaxing meal for the end of the day. This sleek, upscale location boasts an engaging dining room and commitment to finely-crafted cuisine. Start with the maple pecan persimmon salad, grilled octopus, or charred black kale. Desserts include a buttermilk pie, caramel cheesecake, and coffee toffee pudding. Try one of the dessert beer pairings. Baran's features over 40 beers on draft, including beers from Boomtown, Modern Times, Green Flash, and Anderson Valley.

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Perch LA

$$$$
French American
Downtown
4.6
9652 reviews
The name of the restaurant features one of its great selling points. High above the heart of Los Angeles, this 13th-floor restaurant is the spot to go to gaze out at the City of Angels. It's an extraordinary backdrop for a meal. Grab a table and look out over Pershing Square and the "Historic Core" of L.A. while enjoying some of the best dessert in Los Angeles. Sweet treats include orange cardamom creme brulee with shortbread cookies. There is also white chocolate bread pudding with a bourbon caramel glaze. Cocktails at Perch include the "Hemingway on the Beach," with gin, luxardo, bitters, and lemon juice.

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Nick's on 2nd

$$$$
American
Long Beach
4.8
1909 reviews
This Long Beach institution is a hip and happening spot that's the perfect place for a meal with friends and family. The Nick's menu is a mixture of American favorites with a SoCal twist. The "Prime Rib Dip" is one of their signature meals, with slow-roasted and thinly-sliced meat on a brioche bun. Try that or the buttermilk fried chicken with whipped mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuit, and roasted sweet corn on the cob. It's after dinner where Nick's shines. Ask for the dessert menu and ten for the old-school walnut brownie with vanilla ice cream or the eight-layer lemon cake with lemon curd and vanilla frosting.

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Nick's Manhattan Beach

$$$$
American
Manhattan Beach
4.8
1849 reviews
The signature service and cuisine of Nick's is in full at the restaurant's Manhattan Beach location. Boasting a sunny patio, modern bar, and dining room, and chic settings, Nick's offers an exceptional dining experience. Grab one of the house cocktails to go with the SoCal-influenced main courses. Try the Bee's Knees, with Botanist gin and lemon juice, or the Moscow Mule with fresh lime juice and fever-tree ginger beer. The must-get dessert menu features a classic hot fudge sundae with house-made chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, and candied pecans. Diners can also opt for the warm butter cake with berry compote and vanilla ice cream.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Chino Hills

$$$$
American
Chino Hills
4.7
21 reviews
BJ's is a lively, exuberant spot in Chino Hills that is the perfect place for a night out with friends. Head out to the restaurant to watch a sporting event and enjoy great beer alongside some of the best dessert in Los Angeles. Go for one of the pub favorites to start the meal. There's a black-and-bleu house burger, a brewhouse bacon cheeseburger, and the enlightened barbecue bison burger. After dinner, pair one of BJ's signature beers with the triple chocolate "Pizookie" made with Ghirardelli chocolates.

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Le Comptoir

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.5
156 reviews
This downtown restaurant is one of the top French spots in Los Angeles. The elegant atmosphere with an intricate modern touch is the ideal backdrop for the Comptoir cuisine. The eight-course dining meal includes diver scallops, an "ouef poche" poached egg, and 12-hour smoked pork belly with wheat berry pilaf. Capping off the meal is a sourdough donut hole with cinnamon sugar accompanied by a compote made from Comptoir's garden fruit.

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The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$
Contemporary American
Beverly Hills
4.8
710 reviews
For some fine rooftop dining and dessert, the Roof Garden at the Peninsula Beverly Hills is the place to go. Airy, sunny, and boasting a great view, the Peninsula is the definition of relaxing California dining. Sit outside to soak up the sun and try some of the excellent seafood dishes. Go for the Skuna Bay salmon with kale and celery or the "California Cocktail" crab cocktail. For dessert, try the house-made churros or Mexican chocolate cheesecake with cinnamon and chili.

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Mistral - Sherman Oaks

$$$$
French
Sherman Oaks
4.8
1749 reviews
Mistral presents some of the best French dining and some of the best dessert in Los Angeles. This elegant and upscale restaurant off of Ventura Boulevard is the perfect place to go to for a date night or romantic anniversary. Try one of the classic French dishes like onion soup or escargots a la bourguignon to start the meal. It's also a prime spot for steaks, with steak tartare, Au Poivre, and "echalottes" on the menu. Dessert is also a highlight. The must-get is the Mistral Signature brown sugar cheesecake. There is also the traditional vanilla bean creme brulee and tarte tatin for guests to enjoy.

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Republique

$$$$
French
Hollywood
4.6
4324 reviews
For French dining in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, Republique is the go-to spot. This trendy spot in a classic downtown location gives off an upscale bistro vibe with some of the best dessert in Los Angeles. Go for some of the Republique's west coast oysters to start the meal. Adventurous diners can try the Cook Ranch pig's head with lentils, bacon, and frisee. Dessert includes a warm apple spice cake with vanilla ice cream and warm Valrhona chocolate fondant with hazelnut ice cream.

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