Haute Top 5: Best Spots for Dessert in Boston 2017

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Let’s all be honest. Dessert is the best part of every meal. Whether you finish your dinner with a sweet taste of chocolate or prefer a creamy ricotta filled cannoli, here’s a look at five of the best dessert spots in Boston to indulge your sweet tooth.

1 The Chocolate Bar

The Langham, Boston
From September to June, The Langham Boston rolls out the chocolate carpet every Saturday to make way for The Chocolate Bar, a chocoholic's dream come true. The all-you-can-indulge-in buffet is in its 28th year and features some of the most incredible confections you can only imagine. Think chocolate trilogy cake, chocolate salted caramel mousse with caramel popcorn and smoked chocolate cake. Of course, there's everything in between like cookies, brownies, ice cream, blondies and Rice Krispies treats (there are more than 100 dessert combinations available). Seatings are available between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and reservations are recommended.
The Langham Boston 250 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110

2 Max Brenner Chocolate Bar & Restaurant

Max Brenner
After a day of shopping the haute couture fashions along Newbury Street, it's time to indulge your sweet tooth and Max Brenner knows just what you need. A step inside this Back Bay chocolate factory reveals a menu filled with sweet creations like Chocolate Surprise Tiramisu, a Melting Chocolate S'mores Sundae and a classic European Fondue complete with bananas, strawberries, chocolate chunk cookies, marshmallows and chocolate sponge cake. Our favorite is the Melting Chocolate True Heart Cake & Shake. Picture a milk and white chocolate heart cake served with creamy vanilla ice cream, red berries and an iced milk chocolate shot to wash it all down.

3 Parker's Restaurant

Parker's Restaurant
The birthplace of the Boston cream pie sits in an unpretentious location inside the Omni Parker House. The official state dessert of Massachusetts was created at Boston’s Parker House, today known as the Omni Parker House. The specialty dessert was first called the Parker House “Chocolate Cream Pie” when it was initially served at Parker’s Restaurant in 1856. The light sponge cake here is filled with a delicious pastry cream topped with chocolate icing and toasted almonds. We recommend enjoying it at the table inside the clubby Parker's Restaurant where President John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie and literary greats like Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson used to frequent.

4 Mike's Pastry

Mike's Pastry
Mike's Pastry is a cannoli lover's dream come true. They offer the creamy, dreamy crunchy rolls in every flavor imaginable (think limoncello, Oreo, chocolate chip, espresso, peanut butter, hazelnut and amaretto, to name a few). You will also find apple squares, sesame seed cookies, pizelles, pistachio nut macaroons and chocolate dipped biscotti at this North End favorite. Whether you opt to linger with a cup of coffee or take a sweet treat to go while walking down Hanover Street, you'll be glad you stopped here.
300 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113

5 Joe's American Bar & Grill

Joe's American Bar & Grill
It's hard to save some room for dessert after enjoying a meal filled with overindulgences like deviled eggs, calamari, short rib meatloaf and prime rib (it's your cheat day, remember?) Trust us, you'll be glad you did when the warm skillet chocolate chip cookie arrives topped with vanilla bean ice cream. The gooey goodness is made even better when topped with chocolate and caramel sauces and glazed pecans. It's large enough to share, but oh-so-good that you won't want to give up those extra bites.
181 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116