The Best Restaurants for Dessert in Los Angeles

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:189 by Dominique Ansel, The Raymond Restaurant, Carrara Italian Eatery
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Pasadena, Moorpark

189 by Dominique Ansel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
176 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Creative Cuisine
This West Hollywood hotspot is the creation of famed chef Dominique Ansel. Its decadent sweet treats rank high among the best dessert in Los Angeles. Head into the restaurant at ThRead more
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The Raymond Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pasadena
2,124 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
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 couRead more
84% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Pasadena / San Gabriel
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Carrara Italian Eatery

$$$$·Italian·
Moorpark
24 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
For a top-notch selection of Italian pastries, head to this Moorpark neighborhood favorite. This is one of the best Italian spots in all Los Angeles. It features dishes like a meatRead more
86% recommended
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Napoli Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Loma Linda
29 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
This bright and lively spot in Loma Linda is the perfect spot for a date night out or an excellent Italian dinner with friends. Grab a table in the modern and white-accented interiRead more
95% recommended
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Leo' Superfood Bakery & Deli

$$$$·Vegan·
Northridge
Los Angeles features remarkable diversity in cuisines. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the city, and Leo's is one of the best. It combines creative vegan cuRead more
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Baran’s 2239

$$$$·American·
Hermosa Beach
717 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 commiRead more
100% recommended
Best Service in Los Angeles
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Hozy's Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Paula
132 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
This friendly L.A. neighborhood favorite in Santa Paula is a warm and welcoming spot for dinner and dessert. Situated in an industrial setting, Hozy's boasts a menu full of creativRead more
100% recommended
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Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
6,247 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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 AnRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Downtown / South and East LA
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Here's Looking At You

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-Wilshire
587 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Koreatown is one of the hottest dining spots in the world. In the middle of Koreatown is Here's Looking at You, named after a line in one of Hollywood's most significant feature fiRead more
90% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Nick's on 2nd

$$$$·American·
Long Beach
939 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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 SoCalRead more
98% recommended
American in Los Angeles
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Nick's Manhattan Beach

$$$$·American·
Manhattan Beach
1,113 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
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 Read more
99% recommended
American in Los Angeles
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Boar Dough Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
222 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Casual
Tucked away in Westlake Village, Boar Dough is a perfect place for those who like to sample. The extensive menu is full of creative tasting dishes from the restaurant's top-notch cRead more
100% recommended
Brunch in Los Angeles

C.F. Food Kitchen

$$$$·American·
North Hills
117 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
In the heart of the Granada Hills, CF Food Kitchen is a prime spot for outdoor dining and people watching. Grab one of the outdoor seats and a glass of wine from the extraordinary Read more
90% recommended
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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Chino Hills

$$$$·American·
Chino Hills
21 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun
  • Lunch
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 alRead more
100% recommended
Most Booked in Inland Empire
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Le Comptoir

$$$$·American·
Downtown
114 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
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 eiRead more
100% recommended
American in Los Angeles
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The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
375 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Quiet Conversation
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 definitionRead more
88% recommended
Best Overall in Los Angeles
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Mistral - Sherman Oaks

$$$$·French·
Sherman Oaks
1,227 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 goRead more
92% recommended
French in Los Angeles
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Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,147 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 ofRead more
91% recommended
French in Los Angeles
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