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203 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Second Ave.
By TiffMoni on 11/13/2007
On a beautifully sunny New York City day in early august I was introduced by friends to what will forever be a favorite addiction ChickaLicious Dessert Bar located at 203 E. 10th Street (at 2nd ave.). That day I indulged in the very reasonably priced 3 course Prix Fixe menu not once but twice as I brought my mother back later that evening to delight in the heavenly treats. The experience was wonderfully mind blowing as my palate was enchanted by light, clean, fresh flavors it had never had the opportunity to experience before. The experience is not complete without the perfectly chosen wine pairings that don't simply compliment the desserts but actually augment them. It has quickly become my favorite place, the train ride no longer seems extensive because as the streets whiz by I dream about poached fruits, brioche bread puddings, ginger biscuits with caramel sorbet in lime soup and of course of my favorite the Basil sorbet. I can't seem to stop myself from telling others about it and when asked how it is I always reply the same way, "It was Perfect."
CHARMING, BEWITCHING, and MAGNIFICENT
By Cupcake3 on 5/9/2007
My best friends took me out to ChikaLicious for my birthday and we were treated like princesses. I ordered the Hot Caramel Custard Soup with Roma Apple Sorbet and Kataifi??? Clusters ; with the wine pairing, and both were delicious. We were taken by our waiter's warmth and consideration...the most knowledgeable, most attentive service I've ever had anywhere in Manhattan. Service was comparable to top-notch restaurants like Per Se/Masa, but in sneakers and without the pretense. We will definitely return.
Great date place
By kobecream0 on 1/1/2007
Everything about this dessert bar exudes class. The high quality of the desserts, service and ambiance make this the best date venue in the city. I adored the Steamed Apple Pudding Cake and the amuses were amazing.
By foodite on 12/29/2006
Not the quintessential stuffy fine dining atmosphere where the server gives you a look if you cannot pronunce the entree properly! Your great experience will begin with a warm welcome at their door. The service is impeccable, You will receive excellent service from your server without interruption that allows you to gaze across into that special someone's eyes. The dessert reccomendations are six. The Fromage is flavorful and airy, the sweet potato pancake melts on your tongue. Lastly, the petit fours are heavenly, so take a break from that diet for one night and treat yourself, you deserve it!
By suitsout on 12/27/2006
I had my first dessert here last weekend. The server, who was excellent, recommended a fantastic Fromage Blanc. He steered me toward the house special. It was extraordinary. The presentation and combination of flavors throughout the three courses was exquisite. I'll be back.
Cozy Atmosphere, Tasty Desserts
By ccoh on 12/26/2006
Excellent Desserts, personal and knowledgeable service in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere.ChikaLicious is a small restaurant with a highly innovative menu for a very reasonable price. The owners are very friendly and attentive to their guests. It is evident they take a lot of pride in their work and it shows because every Dessert on the menu was superb (had all six and cheese plate). The experience was worth every penny. I can't wait to go back!
Made my entire trip worth the visit
By cakemoore on 12/26/2006
The place has a very nice, warm atmosphere and the desserts are to die for- Tasting menu was delicious, decent-sized portions, and were very creative; since me and my guest both had the tasting menu with Wine Pairing, we chose different things so we could share each others plates. Nothing was out of place about this experience...by far one of the best restaurant experiences in New York City.
Service by the Chef
By crie on 12/23/2006
ChikaLicious was a complete delight! The service was right on time and overwhelmingly generous. When your amuse comes out served by the chef, you know that you are in for a unique experience. The restaurant is extremely open with no real view blocked. The interesting thing was that the sound level was moderate (jazz) which allowed us to carry on normal conversation. The wine list was well-represented with sparklers which did indeed sparkle. The Sweet Potato Brulee/Egg Nog Ice Cream was absolutely outstanding with intense and succulent flavor. My main course, Brown sugar Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Sorbet, was very light and flavorfully tasty. I will most definitely be eating at ChikaLicious again!
By tastyNY on 12/22/2006
After reading the menu I was really worried - the ingredients sounded wonderful, but they were combined in such a way that I wouldn't normally have chosen any of them. The desserts proved me wrong. Two things stand out: an absolutely airy cheesecake with an incredibly fluffy consistency and the coconut marshmallow...never had anything like its texture. The group's main courses were all awesome. Overall, the desserts were outstanding!
By foodie3 on 12/21/2006
ChikaLicious is our weekly SundayDessert destination. The Cheese Cake is dependably cloud-like, flavorful and deeply satisfying. The other four desserts change every day.My husband (and the kids) invariably order the Warm Chocolate Tart with Pink Peppercorn Ice cream. Fabulous dessert made by people who care about both the food and you. Varied wine list; best seats at the bar.
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