Thu-Sun, 3pm-10:45pm; Mon-Wed, closed
6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.
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The specialty at this popular, ingeniously realized niche restaurant is dessert and dessert only. Most of the action takes place behind the bar, where the pastry chef and co-owner, Chika Tillman, and her assistants whip up their creations—sorbet floating in sparkling wine, melting wheels of fromage blanc “cheesecake” on great blocks of ice—with the diligent intensity of world-class sushi chefs. On weekend nights, the line can snake out the door and down the block.Pre-Fixe Menu
Three-course dessert, with coffee or tea, $16; with wine, $24