We've rounded up our AAA inspectors' previous top dessert picks for some of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth on National Dessert Day.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
AAA Inspector 596:
Tiramisu is light and delicious at Albasha Greek & Lebanese.
The cozy cafe serves items such as kebabs, falafel, shawarma and lamb shank, which wash down nicely with the refreshing Lebanese iced tea. Next to a movie theater, the location is fitting for a casual day out. The place appeals to a more adult clientele, including business travelers from nearby hotels. Two other locations are in Baton Rouge.
Want to impress your date? This is the place to be. You'll immediately be wowed by the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a breathtaking view of the city skyline and the Three Rivers area, and the kitchen will continue to impress you throughout your visit. The menu offerings are straightforward enough with chops, pasta dishes and seafood, as the chef focuses on using the freshest ingredients of the season to ensure that the flavors in every single dish are at their peak.
This long time standout restaurant from renowned chef Charlie Palmer continues to excite diners with a progressive American menu that features dishes such as Hawaiian Hamachi with pineapple, avocado, yuzu citrus and red shiso or entrées like venison loin with sweet potato, sour cherries, salsify and black trumpet mushrooms. Dinner in the stylish modern dining room is formal and refined, or try the lively and more casual bar room. Service in both areas is cosmopolitan, gracious and warm.
A bit of Houston history is on display at this restaurant, whose dining room has been the setting for cozy meals for family, friends and couples since 1936. The focal point is a beautiful garden, featuring waterfalls and a waterwheel. The menu holds special delights, including delicious jumbo lump crab cakes, select cuts of prime beef, fresh seafood and classic home-style recipes from the original owners, such as beef stroganoff, German potatoes and the not-to-be-missed apple strudel. During Sunday brunch you can expect traditional selections such as eggs made your way, applewood smoked bacon, skillet-fried potatoes and biscuits with sausage gravy. Other enjoyable choices include smoked salmon bagel, chicken with waffles and "Brenner's Benedict," which comes with a buttermilk biscuit, a jumbo lump crab cake, prime rib, poached egg with hollandaise sauce and skillet-fried potatoes. This establishment is closed for lunch on Monday and Saturday.
In operation since 1946, this cozy, family-run restaurant is decorated with flowers, fireplaces and wood accents exuding a warm and inviting country-style ambience. The menu includes interesting regional preparations of beef, pork, fresh fish, frog legs, scallops and shrimp. The tomato basil soup and hamburger steak is warm and delicious, creating an ideal meal combination. For a sweet, light treat, end with the mille-feuille.
Guests who relax in the intimate dining room, which overlooks Long Island Sound, can select from an innovative menu of local seafood and meat entrées. The active marina is a delight to observe while dining, especially from a table by the window. The chef prepares delectable dishes, including an organic roast chicken, fresh bass and swordfish and prime cuts of beef. An extensive raw bar also is offered.