Restaurants for Dessert in Downtown Crossing

Sep 20, 2017

Craving something sweet, but unsure of where to go? Treat yourself to some delicious desserts at the many diverse and cultural restaurants in Downtown Crossing. Check out some of our favorites below!

Boston Chops

Coming this Fall!

Boston Chops is an upscale, American Steakhouse with a classic dessert menu here to please. If you’re craving some classic desserts with a flavorful twist, this is the place for you!

Some Standout Dessert Options:

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding: Butterscotch Sauce, Fig Crumb, Rum Raisin
  • Warm Chocolate Cake: Dark Chocolate Sauce, Black Peppercorn Ice Cream
  • Boston Cream Pops: Popovers, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Crumble

Customer Review: “We also ordered the warm chocolate cake with peppercorn ice cream–amazing!”


1 Court Street

Cultivar is a restaurant focused on supplying innovative and farm fresh dishes for its patrons. If you’re craving a seasonal and creative treat, their dessert menu is fit for you!

The Freshest Desserts on the Menu:

  • Chocolate Passion Custard: Cashew Lime Sponge, Mandarin Sorbet
  • Cherry Wood Smoked Brownie: Gianduja Cremeux, Graham Cracker Ice Cream
  • Lychee and Hibiscus Sorbet: Raspberry Leather, Cardamom Soil

Customer Review: “This dessert menu was so refreshing and original. Chocolate passion custard with cashew lime sponge and mandarin sorbet, and a trio of ice creams that included huckleberry, Baileys, and chocolate chevre.”

Legal Crossing

558 Washington Street

Legal Crossing specializes in upmarket seafood, but their desserts are still crowd pleasers. If you like to enjoy a glass of wine with dessert, Legal Crossing is for you, as they pair each dessert with a recommended wine.

Contemporary Dessert Favorites:

  • Pistachio Brownie: Marinated Citrus, Raspberry Puree, Pistachio Granola
  • Paired with: Jorge Ordonez, Malaga #2
  • “Sin Free” Chocolate Mousse: Whipped Cream, Almond Tuile (No Sugar Added)
  • Paired with: Taylor Fladgate LBV Port, 2009
  • Croissant Bread Pudding: Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • Paired with: Alois Kracher “Cuvee Beerenauslese”

Customer Review: “And if you can fit in dessert, I highly recommend the bread pudding!!”


3 Franklin Street

PABU is an upscale Japanese restaurant whose chefs use traditional Japanese ingredients to make inventive dishes. The dessert menu is modern and tasteful, sure to satisfy every craving.

Modern Japanese Desserts:

  • Milk Chocolate-Sesame Custard: Black Sesame Sponge, Candied Cocoa Nibs, Red Bean Ice Cream
  • Okinawan ‘Doughnuts’: Matcha Green Tea, Confectioners’ Sugar, Adzuki Pudding
  • Mochi Sundae: Pomegranate Shaved Ice, Lemongrass, Passion Fruit Tapioca

Customer Review: “Mochi sundae – wicked amazing. Not sure when I will make it back to Boston…. But if I do…. I will be back at Pabu.”


10 High Street

Serafina is a chic and classic Italian restaurant with a dessert menu to match. If you’re craving some classic, homemade Italian desserts, this is the spot for you!

Classic Italian Choices:

  • Il Tiramisu: Like Grandma Used to Make (Maybe Better)
  • Focaccia Di Nutella: Special Nutella Sauce and Strawberries
  • Creme Brulee: Homemade with a touch of Limoncello

Customer Review: “Surprisingly we had room for dessert and had the Creme Brulee.  Very yummy and a perfect size for the two of us to share.”

Don’t think you can satisfy your cravings with just one of these restaurants? Join us at Taste of Downtown Crossing on Sunday, September 24th from 12-3 pm to try them all!

More about Taste of Downtown Crossing

Taste of Downtown Crossing is a celebration of diverse food, culture and entertainment. The event is gated on Avenue de Lafayette; patrons may purchase tickets online prior to the event for $25/person or at the event for $30/person.

Visit Taste of Downtown Crossing for more information, and check out event updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #TasteofDTX.