10 dessert destinations you should try now.
There is never a bad time for dessert. Sure, for some people it’s “not my thing,” but even the most stead-fast holdout will cave occasionally. For them and the rest of us, we wanted to feature restaurants that do dessert very well. Since so many good local restaurants use seasonal menus, it’s hard to recommend a specific dessert at several local favorites, but we can say — based on their history — that these are 10 Dessert Destinations You Should Try Now.
Florence’s Restaurant, 1437 NE 23rd St., OKC
No matter how many times we say “get the pear pie,” it’s not enough. Go get the pear pie … with ice cream, of course.
Frida Southwest, 500 Paseo, OKC
An absolute gem in the city, Frida boasts what may be the best dessert menu in OKC, thanks largely to the work of Chef Rachel Porter. The Mexican hot chocolate cheesecake is a fixture, so start there.
The Hamilton, 12232 N. May Ave., OKC
Chef Stephanie Miller is another one of those chefs who can seemingly do everything from appetizers to desserts, and if you’ve never had the fresh-baked cookies or one of her cobblers, fix that immediately.
La Baguette Bistro, 7408 N. May Ave., OKC
With enough options from its bakery to fill this page, La Baguette has been a dessert destination for decades. From tarts to chocolates and cakes to mousses, there is no bad choice at this French bistro.
The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro, 6418 N. Western Ave., OKC
Honestly, the “subtitle” to this Western Avenue institution could be “Where Bread Pudding is an Art Form.” But so is the lemon tart and everything else that comes out of LaVeryl Lower’s kitchen.
Milo, 6201 N. Western Ave., OKC
If it were possible, the pear fried pie with goat cheese crema should be a year-round dish, but it’s not, so just trust that Chef Josh Valentine knows what he’s doing.
Patrono, 305 N. Walker Ave., OKC
Behold: an Italian joint that really nails dessert. Chef Ashley Gonzalez is as adept at desserts as she is the grill, so if you have a chance to try one of her budinos or limoncello cheesecakes, don’t say no.
Scratch – Norman, 132 W. Main St., Norman
Chef Luke Fry has been busy all year making his presence felt on Main Street in Norman. He tends to improve every restaurant he works in and every part of the menu. Stop in and see what he’s working on, but also know the key lime pie is always excellent.
Signature Grill, 1317 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond
Chef Clay Falkner has never received all the attention he deserves, which is unfortunate. This Edmond spot has stellar food across the board, including the dessert menu, which always has a creme brulee option.
Vast, 333 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC
As noted in Good Taste this issue (pg. ??), Chef Paul Langer’s kitchen produces excellent food, and when your job is to be one of the city’s destination restaurants, that means crafting beautiful desserts, too. We hope the chocolate fauvet never goes away, but there is always something else delicious to capture your attention.