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85 Very Good

This tiny East Village dessert bar turns out carefully constructed presentations with a sushi chef’s concentration.

203 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10003


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The lowdown

The specialty at this popular, ingeniously realized niche restaurant is dessert and dessert only. It bills itself as “New York’s first” dessert bar. 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.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

DrinksBeer & Wine Only

Noise LevelCivilized