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Strawberry shortcake baked Alaska at Delilah.
Bill Milne

18 Must-Try Iconic Desserts in Las Vegas

Sinatra hats, banana cream pie, baked Alaska, and more await

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Strawberry shortcake baked Alaska at Delilah.
| Bill Milne

Save room for dessert, especially one of the iconic versions found at these 18 restaurants. Try a giant fortune cookie at Tao Asian Bistro, the Titanic sundae at Carmine's, Emeril Lagasse’s banana cream pie with three pounds of bananas in each pie, and Gordon Ramsay’s sticky toffee pudding make the list. Even Giada De Laurentiis dishes out her favorite lemon ricotta cookies at Giada at The Cromwell.

Here’s a look at 18 iconic desserts in Las Vegas.

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1. Brookie at Honey Salt

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1031 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 445-6100
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The chocolate chip cookie meets chocolate fudge brownie at Honey Salt. The brookie comes with salted caramel chunk ice cream. The restaurant also sometimes has a vegan version or the peanut butter brookie with a peanut butter cookie and brownie.

A brownie with chocolate ice cream on top
Brookie at Honey Salt.
Bill Milne

2. Sinatra Hat at Sinatra

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3121 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(888) 320-7110
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Frank Sinatra’s namesake restaurant at Encore Las Vegas features the Sinatra Hat with chocolate mousse and a milk chocolate panna cotta on the side.

A chocolate mousse dessert shaped like a fedora
Sinatra Hat at Sinatra.
Wynn Las Vegas

3. Fleur at Jardin

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3463
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Jardin at Encore Las Vegas offers its signature Fleur, an edible flower pot, with layered dark chocolate mousse, raspberry jam, moist chocolate cake in edible chocolate flower pot 20 that serves two to three people.

Two flower pot cakes
Fleur at Jardin.
Jeff Green

4. Strawberry Shortcake Baked Alaska at Delilah

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3300
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The strawberry shortcake baked Alaska at Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas is almost too pretty to eat. Alas, the stunning creation is lit afire table side, so eat it you must.

A red dessert with spikes on a cart
Strawberry shortcake baked Alaska at Delilah.
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5. Oreo Zeppole at Lavo

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-1800
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Is it the fried Oreo or the smidge of heavy cream in the vanilla milkshake that makes the Oreo Zeppole a celebrity favorite at Lavo at the Palazzo? The fried Oreos are dipped into the milkshake to make a perfect flavor combination.

<span data-author="-1">A pastry on a long white plate with a milkshae with an Oreo on the side.</span>
Oreo Zeppole at Lavo.
Lavo

6. Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2813
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-2356
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Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery at the Venetian has been making lobster tails since the bakery launched more than 100 years ago. The pastry is filled with French cream, a custard folded with whipped cream.

<span data-author="-1">Cream-filled pastries on a white plate.</span>
Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery.
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7. Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro

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3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 388-8338
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Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian finishes dinner with a giant fortune cookie filled with white and dark chocolate mousse and topped with fresh fruit and risqué fortunes.

A huge fortune cookie with fruits
Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro.
The Venetian

8. Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s

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3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 473-9700
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The Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars features six softball-sized scoops of ice cream served on top of a chocolate torte and topped with fruit, hot fudge, whipped cream, and chocolate wafer straws.

A very large ice cream sundae
Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s.
Carmine’s

9. Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Giada

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3595 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 777-3777
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Giada De Laurentiis’ favorite lemon ricotta cookies at her eponymous restaurant at The Cromwell are made with lemon and ricotta cheese with a lemon glaze on top.

A plate of lemon cookies
Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Giada.
Caesars Entertainment

10. The Strawberry at Spago by Wolfgang Puck

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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8181
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Leave your preconceived notions of a strawberry behind. The Strawberry at Spago at the Bellagio features almond salted streusel, strawberry confit, and micro basil with the strawberry as a square.

A giant square strawberry
The Strawberry at Spago by Wolfgang Puck.
MGM Resorts

11. The Cigar at The Mayfair Supper Club

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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8876
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Some find smoking a cigar the perfect ending to dinner. At The Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio, The Cigar is a dessert, served under a cloche that when removed, showcases a faux-cigar made of milk chocolate, pear, and hazelnut.

A chocolate dessert in the shape of a cigar
The Cigar at The Mayfair Supper Club.
MGM Resorts

12. Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak

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3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 946-4663
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Gordon Ramsay has versions of his sticky toffee pudding at all four of his Las Vegas restaurants. Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace serve it straight up. Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort has it as a pudding push-pop. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The Linq Promenade has sticky toffee pudding shakes.

A sticky toffee pudding on black
Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Caesars Entertainment

13. 24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House

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3667 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 737-5200
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This chocolate-lover's fantasy at Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort features 12 layers of chocolate cake sandwiched with 11 layers of smooth chocolate filling and topped with a layer of French semisweet chocolate ganache. The full cake weighs in a 18 pounds, with each decadent slice weighing 1.5 pounds.

<span data-author="-1">A 24-Layer Chocolate Cake</span>
24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House.
Strip House

14. Flan at Jaleo

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7950
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José Andrés serves a bit of his childhood at Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Andrés describes his mother’s flan recipe: “My mother Marisa’s flan is imperfect, but I love it. Like all good Spanish mothers, she cooks her flan in an oven that gets too hot, creating small air bubbles in what should be a perfectly smooth and creamy dessert. Yet each of those bubbles takes me back to the Sunday lunches of my childhood, when me and my brothers would try to slurp up a flan in one glorious mouthful,” according to OpenTable.

A plate of flan
Flan at Jaleo.
Amelinda B Lee/Eater Vegas

15. Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Catch

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ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-5757
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The Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Aria is a dessert meant to smash. It starts with a fudge brownie, topped with cookie crumbs. Then comes a layer of white chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate cake. White chocolate ganache dipped in chocolate tops that layer. Chocolate sauce poured over the entire dessert comes next. Diners then hit the treat to demolish it and release the ganache and ice cream layers.

A four-layer chocolate dessert.
Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Catch.
Catch

16. Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie

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ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 230-2742
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A giant chocolate macaron stuffed with chocolate mousse and drizzled with chocolate sauce? Yes, please. Share it with a friend at Bardot Brasserie at Aria.

A chocolate macaron with cream filling
Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie.
MGM Resorts

17. Milk & Honey Ice Cream Sandwich at NoMad Bar

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3772 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(833) 706-6623
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The milk and honey ice cream sandwich is chef Daniel Humm’s play on his favorite sweet combination of milk and honey. Find it at NoMad Bar inside the NoMad Hotel at Park MGM.

An ice cream sandwich in a paper wrapping
Milk & Honey Ice Cream Sandwich at NoMad Bar.
Dylan + Jeni

18. Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7374
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Emeril Lagasse’s banana cream pie has been a staple on the menu since the beginning. The pie contains three pounds of bananas at his restaurant at the MGM Grand. Find it at Delmonico Steakhouse at the Palazzo as well.

<span data-author="-1">Banana Cream Pie</span>
Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House.
Robyn Andrzejczak

1. Brookie at Honey Salt

1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
A brownie with chocolate ice cream on top
Brookie at Honey Salt.
Bill Milne

The chocolate chip cookie meets chocolate fudge brownie at Honey Salt. The brookie comes with salted caramel chunk ice cream. The restaurant also sometimes has a vegan version or the peanut butter brookie with a peanut butter cookie and brownie.

1031 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145

2. Sinatra Hat at Sinatra

3121 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A chocolate mousse dessert shaped like a fedora
Sinatra Hat at Sinatra.
Wynn Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra’s namesake restaurant at Encore Las Vegas features the Sinatra Hat with chocolate mousse and a milk chocolate panna cotta on the side.

3121 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

3. Fleur at Jardin

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Two flower pot cakes
Fleur at Jardin.
Jeff Green

Jardin at Encore Las Vegas offers its signature Fleur, an edible flower pot, with layered dark chocolate mousse, raspberry jam, moist chocolate cake in edible chocolate flower pot 20 that serves two to three people.

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. Strawberry Shortcake Baked Alaska at Delilah

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A red dessert with spikes on a cart
Strawberry shortcake baked Alaska at Delilah.
Bill Milne

The strawberry shortcake baked Alaska at Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas is almost too pretty to eat. Alas, the stunning creation is lit afire table side, so eat it you must.

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Oreo Zeppole at Lavo

3325 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">A pastry on a long white plate with a milkshae with an Oreo on the side.</span>
Oreo Zeppole at Lavo.
Lavo

Is it the fried Oreo or the smidge of heavy cream in the vanilla milkshake that makes the Oreo Zeppole a celebrity favorite at Lavo at the Palazzo? The fried Oreos are dipped into the milkshake to make a perfect flavor combination.

3325 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery

3325 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2813, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">Cream-filled pastries on a white plate.</span>
Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery.
Amelinda B Lee/Eater Vegas

Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery at the Venetian has been making lobster tails since the bakery launched more than 100 years ago. The pastry is filled with French cream, a custard folded with whipped cream.

3325 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2813
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A huge fortune cookie with fruits
Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro.
The Venetian

Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian finishes dinner with a giant fortune cookie filled with white and dark chocolate mousse and topped with fresh fruit and risqué fortunes.

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s

3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A very large ice cream sundae
Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s.
Carmine’s

The Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars features six softball-sized scoops of ice cream served on top of a chocolate torte and topped with fruit, hot fudge, whipped cream, and chocolate wafer straws.

3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Giada

3595 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A plate of lemon cookies
Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Giada.
Caesars Entertainment

Giada De Laurentiis’ favorite lemon ricotta cookies at her eponymous restaurant at The Cromwell are made with lemon and ricotta cheese with a lemon glaze on top.

3595 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. The Strawberry at Spago by Wolfgang Puck

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A giant square strawberry
The Strawberry at Spago by Wolfgang Puck.
MGM Resorts

Leave your preconceived notions of a strawberry behind. The Strawberry at Spago at the Bellagio features almond salted streusel, strawberry confit, and micro basil with the strawberry as a square.

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. The Cigar at The Mayfair Supper Club

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A chocolate dessert in the shape of a cigar
The Cigar at The Mayfair Supper Club.
MGM Resorts

Some find smoking a cigar the perfect ending to dinner. At The Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio, The Cigar is a dessert, served under a cloche that when removed, showcases a faux-cigar made of milk chocolate, pear, and hazelnut.

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

12. Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A sticky toffee pudding on black
Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Caesars Entertainment

Gordon Ramsay has versions of his sticky toffee pudding at all four of his Las Vegas restaurants. Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace serve it straight up. Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort has it as a pudding push-pop. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The Linq Promenade has sticky toffee pudding shakes.

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. 24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House

3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">A 24-Layer Chocolate Cake</span>
24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House.
Strip House

This chocolate-lover's fantasy at Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort features 12 layers of chocolate cake sandwiched with 11 layers of smooth chocolate filling and topped with a layer of French semisweet chocolate ganache. The full cake weighs in a 18 pounds, with each decadent slice weighing 1.5 pounds.

3667 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

14. Flan at Jaleo

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A plate of flan
Flan at Jaleo.
Amelinda B Lee/Eater Vegas

José Andrés serves a bit of his childhood at Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Andrés describes his mother’s flan recipe: “My mother Marisa’s flan is imperfect, but I love it. Like all good Spanish mothers, she cooks her flan in an oven that gets too hot, creating small air bubbles in what should be a perfectly smooth and creamy dessert. Yet each of those bubbles takes me back to the Sunday lunches of my childhood, when me and my brothers would try to slurp up a flan in one glorious mouthful,” according to OpenTable.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

15. Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Catch

ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
A four-layer chocolate dessert.
Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Catch.
Catch

The Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Aria is a dessert meant to smash. It starts with a fudge brownie, topped with cookie crumbs. Then comes a layer of white chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate cake. White chocolate ganache dipped in chocolate tops that layer. Chocolate sauce poured over the entire dessert comes next. Diners then hit the treat to demolish it and release the ganache and ice cream layers.

ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

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16. Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie

ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A chocolate macaron with cream filling
Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie.
MGM Resorts

A giant chocolate macaron stuffed with chocolate mousse and drizzled with chocolate sauce? Yes, please. Share it with a friend at Bardot Brasserie at Aria.

ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

17. Milk & Honey Ice Cream Sandwich at NoMad Bar

3772 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
An ice cream sandwich in a paper wrapping
Milk & Honey Ice Cream Sandwich at NoMad Bar.
Dylan + Jeni

The milk and honey ice cream sandwich is chef Daniel Humm’s play on his favorite sweet combination of milk and honey. Find it at NoMad Bar inside the NoMad Hotel at Park MGM.

3772 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

18. Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">Banana Cream Pie</span>
Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House.
Robyn Andrzejczak

Emeril Lagasse’s banana cream pie has been a staple on the menu since the beginning. The pie contains three pounds of bananas at his restaurant at the MGM Grand. Find it at Delmonico Steakhouse at the Palazzo as well.

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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