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Guide to Readers' Top NOLA Restaurants for Dessert

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Last Friday, Eater's Open Thread asked the question: What Restaurants Make the Best Dessert in New Orleans? We asked for pastry chefs, undeniably sinful dishes, and both fine and casual dining destinations. Answer you did... with major props going to "pastry jedi" Kelly Fields of Restaurant August. Plus lots of love for Maurepas Foods, GW Fins, and Coquette.

In fact, the majority of comments were for fine dining destinations with full time pastry chefs, which is reflected in the map. Here now, Eater presents a Reader's Guide to NOLA's Best Restaurants for Dessert. Check out the full list of Eater Reader's favorite dessert destinations after the jump (and map) too.


More Eater Reader's Favorite Restaurants for Dessert:

1. Restaurant R'evolution
2. Rum House
3. Gracious Bakery & Cafe
4. La Boulangerie
5. Bacchanal
6. Apolline
7. High Hat
8. Swiss Bakery
9. 5 Fifty 5
10. Boucherie
11. La Crepe Nanou
12. Angelo Brocato's
13. Sucre
14. Cake Cafe


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Restaurant August

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301 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 299-9777
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Eater readers agree that pastry chef Kelly Fields "needs to be recognized," not just as the "most talented pastry chef in our region" but as a "pastry jedi." Lemon souffle, banana pudding, and fried strawberry pies make August (and even Borgne) the top dessert destinations.

2. GW Fins

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808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
Combine Alise Colombo's ability to create "desserts that everyone will love but that also have a different twist" with Chef Tenny Flynn's classic desserts, the "Fresh Baked Apple pie with cheese Straw Top Crust" and the "Salty Malty" ice cream pie with a pretzel crust, and GW Fins is an obvious top contender for best dessert in NOLA.

3. Maurepas Foods

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3200 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 267-0072
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Jessica Stokes' desserts are "delicious and innovative," Eater readers agree: "From the S'mores in the early days to the chocolate pie now..The seasonal pot du creme was fabulous as is the current Meyer lemon pie."

4. Coquette

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2800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 265-0421
"The Strawberries and Cream dessert is pretty amazing," and earns Coquette a top spot when it comes to desserts. Zak Miller "is by far the best sweets chef in the 504," says one devoted fan.

5. MiLa

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817 Common St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 595-6774
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Slade and Allison Vines-Rushing's CBD gem has a "unique take on a root beer float" with vanilla bean Bavarois, a ginger snap tuiles, and Abita Root Beer sorbet, which is good enough for Eater readers to "second" that.

6. La Petite Grocery

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4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
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Pastry Chef Bronwen Wyatt's desserts are "consistently great," from her strawberry shortcake to the butterscotch pudding. In fact, "anything at La Petite Grocery is worth having" when it comes to dessert.

7. Root

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200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 252-9480
"I could eat minted cocoa puffs at every meal," says a fan of Phillip Lopez' conceptual dessert, The Yorkie, an homage to childhood favorites York peppermint patties and Coco Puffs. His experimental and fun takes on halcyon favorites make Root a unique dessert destination.

8. Rue 127 New American Bistro

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127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-1571
"They have deep fried cupcakes. Deep fried cupcakes!" says a fan of this Mid City dessert maven, that serves the cupcakes with a trio of sinful dipping sauces. Pastry Chef Joanna Palmer is the brains behind the sticky toffee pudding and blueberry upside down cake.

9. Emeril's

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800 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-9393
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Emeril's "banana cream pie" is one of the most sought after desserts in New Orleans. Some folks claim this signature dish is the best banana cream of all time, but one thing is certain, the slices are gigantic.

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1. Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Eater readers agree that pastry chef Kelly Fields "needs to be recognized," not just as the "most talented pastry chef in our region" but as a "pastry jedi." Lemon souffle, banana pudding, and fried strawberry pies make August (and even Borgne) the top dessert destinations.
301 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Combine Alise Colombo's ability to create "desserts that everyone will love but that also have a different twist" with Chef Tenny Flynn's classic desserts, the "Fresh Baked Apple pie with cheese Straw Top Crust" and the "Salty Malty" ice cream pie with a pretzel crust, and GW Fins is an obvious top contender for best dessert in NOLA.
808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

3. Maurepas Foods

3200 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Jessica Stokes' desserts are "delicious and innovative," Eater readers agree: "From the S'mores in the early days to the chocolate pie now..The seasonal pot du creme was fabulous as is the current Meyer lemon pie."
3200 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Coquette

2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
"The Strawberries and Cream dessert is pretty amazing," and earns Coquette a top spot when it comes to desserts. Zak Miller "is by far the best sweets chef in the 504," says one devoted fan.
2800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. MiLa

817 Common St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Slade and Allison Vines-Rushing's CBD gem has a "unique take on a root beer float" with vanilla bean Bavarois, a ginger snap tuiles, and Abita Root Beer sorbet, which is good enough for Eater readers to "second" that.
817 Common St
New Orleans, LA 70112

6. La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Pastry Chef Bronwen Wyatt's desserts are "consistently great," from her strawberry shortcake to the butterscotch pudding. In fact, "anything at La Petite Grocery is worth having" when it comes to dessert.
4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Root

200 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
"I could eat minted cocoa puffs at every meal," says a fan of Phillip Lopez' conceptual dessert, The Yorkie, an homage to childhood favorites York peppermint patties and Coco Puffs. His experimental and fun takes on halcyon favorites make Root a unique dessert destination.
200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Rue 127 New American Bistro

127 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
"They have deep fried cupcakes. Deep fried cupcakes!" says a fan of this Mid City dessert maven, that serves the cupcakes with a trio of sinful dipping sauces. Pastry Chef Joanna Palmer is the brains behind the sticky toffee pudding and blueberry upside down cake.
127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

9. Emeril's

800 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Emeril's "banana cream pie" is one of the most sought after desserts in New Orleans. Some folks claim this signature dish is the best banana cream of all time, but one thing is certain, the slices are gigantic.
800 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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