203 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Second Ave.
By vtavgjoe on 2/5/2004
An original, and slightly risky concept here is anchored by arguably the friendliest, most efficient service in the city, and an ever changing show of ingredients that aren't supposed to play well together. Don't bother with the tables, the bar is where the action is, not just the chefs, but the other diners make for an atmosphere resembling a winery, discussing in deep detail the various courses. It's quite clear that you have little control over your food, Chika and Donna dish it out for you, but for the most part, that's a good thing. A few items could use a little more balance (i.e, more sorbet, less torte in a couple of items), but the experience is truly tough to beat for those people who have grown up, but still like to eat dessert first...and take it seriously.
By emily1 on 3/15/2004
You must go here, period. It will cost you $12 for the most luxurious dessert taste-bud experience of your life. Chika, the owner and chef, has come up with the most incredible combinations to suit every palate. I left very satisfied, can't wait to come back.
By Dimes on 6/24/2004
This tiny, but interesting dessert bar offers a 3-course tasting menu for $12. Service is great (at least for the day I went); food is good and be sure to sit by the bar if you like to see how these delicate desserts are made. Good range of choice on menu, from cheesecake to custard to chocolate tart…Great date place as well. That being said, however, portions here are extremely tiny, so tiny that a sneeze will probably blow everything off your plate. Big groups and kids are not recommended. Overall, this is a great place for the experience, but due to the lack of food for its price, once is enough.
By m_rubio on 3/19/2005
The menu seems to change daily and we tried the banana salad and the poached pear. Both were "form over function", i.e. they were nice to look at, but really not that special. Hopefully the other stuff in the menu is better, but I don't think I will be going back. Very disappointed.
By milic13 on 4/26/2005
watching our dessert get prepared (and everyone else's) was pretty interesting. the menu was pretty diverse, and our dessert was excellent. a good place to kill some time.
By eatdat on 6/20/2005
This place is really cool for deserts. You can actually see your deserts prepared right in front of you. This really is a one-of-a-kind place.
By gastromee on 12/19/2006
Lovely spot. Obviously, much to offer the scene. Every single dessert I have ever had, at this sumptuous (in every sense of the word) shop has been enough to make my knees buckle in delight. The Fromage Blanc surpasses the "real" french one I had...they have this little thing called "pot de creme" that will virtually change your darling world.
By comestible on 12/20/2006
When I first saw the menu, I knew we had chosen the right place for our anniversary. All restaurants have dessert, but ChikaLicious offered varied "delectable" options--In three courses, I wanted it all. We shared classics like the Fromage Blanc Island and the Warm Chocolate tart. My wife chose the Sweet Potato Brulee with Egg Nog Ice Cream, and I decided to get the White Chocolate Mousse and Poppy Seed ÃƒÂ‰clair with Lavender Marinated Kiwi. The best I've ever had..amazing! Service was stellar throughout, but It was the little things done for us on this occasion that made our anniversary dinner unforgettable. ChikaLicious didn't miss a beat. Friendly, courteous, attentive but unobtrusive, precise, clean, and organized. Everyone seemed to enjoy making this the best Dessert we have ever had. We will definitely be returning.
By graceats on 12/21/2006
I went to ChikaLiciouson Nov. of 2006 This place is amazing!!! Especially if you are a not-too-sweet dessert and wine lover. If you are in no rush at all, you will have an incredible experience. The service was excellent. The sommelier was very, very, knowledgeable and helpfull. The staff added to the amazing experience. Food was done incredebly well and innovatively. If you would like to enjoy a few moments surrounded by amazing desserts and wine, this IS YOUR PLACE. I will defenitelly be going back. Hopefully very soon.
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.