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18 Must-Try Iconic Desserts in Las Vegas

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

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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.

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

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Sinatra Hat at Sinatra

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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

Oreo Zeppole at Lavo

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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.

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Oreo Zeppole at Lavo.
Lavo

Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery

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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.

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Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery.
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Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro

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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

Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s

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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

The Cigar at the Mayfair Supper Club

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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

Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak

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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

24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House

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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 at 18 pounds, with each decadent slice weighing 1.5 pounds.

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24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House.
Strip House

Flan at Jaleo

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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 yellow flan with fruit and whipped cream
Flan at Jaleo
Greg Powers

Hit Me Chocolate Cake at Catch

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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

Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie

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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

Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

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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.

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

Cereal Milk Ice Cream at Milk Bar Las Vegas

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Christina Tosi’s to-go dessert spot inside the Cosmopolitan serves all the Milk Bar classics: compost cookies, cakes, milkshakes, and more, but the star is cereal milk ice cream, a sweet-salty soft-serve flavored like the last bites of your bowl. It comes swirled in a cup and sprinkled with crispy cereal bits.

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Couture Doughnuts at Saint Honoré Doughnuts & Beignets

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Saint Honore’s doughnuts regularly sell out before noon, so go early if you want your choice of the menu. The couture versions are over-the-top creations that have earned Saint Honore a dedicated following on TikTok: go for the Raspberry Beret, a strawberry iced filled with Bavarian cream and topped with mini cream puffs and raspberry Chantilly cream.

Doughnuts at Saint Honoré
Doughnuts at Saint Honoré
Louiie Victa

Mt. Fuji at Sweets Raku

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Belly up to the bar at Sweets Raku, order a glass of wine, and watch the team behind the bar build your treat. The Mt. Fuji combines sponge cake with chestnut paste, and is topped with a flurry of chestnut cream, Hennessy ice cream, and cinnamon cookies.

Mt. Fuji at Sweets Raku
Mt. Fuji at Sweets Raku
Amelinda B Lee

Beehive Baked Alaska at Delilah

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Delilah always has an over-the-top baked Alaska on the menu. The Beehive Baked Alaska serves four to six guests and features mandarin sorbet, sweet lemon ice cream, almond financier, toasted honey meringue, and honeycomb candy.

A flaming baked Alaska with honeycomb elements
Beehive Baked Alaska
Sabin Orr

The Hakka Platter at Hakkasan Restaurant Las Vegas

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Each of the desserts in this over-the-top sampler are stunning alone. Together, they’re served on an elevated platter that’s filled with dry ice and lights. The five desserts include dessert caviar with chocolate mousse, a citrusy spiky lemon, mildly sweet raspberry and lychee dumplings, a warm chocolate souffle, and a berry-filled sphere.

A platter of five desserts on dry ice
Hakka Platter
Hakkasan Restaurant

Flower Pot at Jardin

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What looks convincingly like a terra cotta planter filled with flowers is actually a fully edible dessert. Layers of chocolate cake, mousse, and raspberry jam are encased in an edible flower pot and topped with real flowers.

A terra cotta planter with pansies
Floer Pot at Jardin
Jeff Green

Sinatra Hat at Sinatra

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.

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

Oreo Zeppole at Lavo

<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.

<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

Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery

<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.

<span data-author="-1">Cream-filled pastries on a white plate.</span>
Lobster Tails at Carlo’s Bakery.
Amelinda B Lee/Eater Vegas

Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro

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.

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

Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s

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.

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

The Cigar at the Mayfair Supper Club

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.

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

Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak

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.

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

24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House

<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 at 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

Flan at Jaleo

A yellow flan with fruit and whipped cream
Flan at Jaleo
Greg Powers

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.