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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 the Tastemaker 20. 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
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189 by Dominique Ansel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
146 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Sunday Lunch
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
Child Friendly in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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The Raymond Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pasadena
2,013 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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
90% recommended
Brunch in Pasadena / San Gabriel

Carrara Italian Eatery

$$$$·Italian·
Moorpark
20 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
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
93% recommended

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·
Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
668 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Food in Los Angeles

Hozy's Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Paula
119 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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
Special Occasions in Los Angeles

Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
5,837 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
90% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles

Here's Looking At You

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-Wilshire
546 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
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
92% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Nick's on 2nd

$$$$·American·
Long Beach
807 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
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 / Hermosa Beach
1,010 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
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 Beach Cities
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Boar Dough Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
207 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
Best Overall in Los Angeles

C.F. Food Kitchen

$$$$·American·
North Hills
105 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
95% recommended

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Chino Hills

$$$$·American·
Chino Hills
11 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Group Bookings
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

Le Comptoir

$$$$·American·
Downtown
95 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
357 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • 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
85% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Los Angeles

Mistral - Sherman Oaks

$$$$·French·
Sherman Oaks
1,154 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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
90% recommended
French in Los Angeles
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Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
2,943 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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

POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pasadena
889 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Cosy
For a good-time celebration or a fun night out in Pasadena, the POP Champagne Bar is the place to go. This scenic space is only a short way away from Pasadena Memorial Park. It's aRead more
87% recommended
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