For some, dessert is only an afterthought, the saccharine postscript to a satisfying meal. But for others, dessert signifies something slightly more. If not the central motivation for going out to dinner, a distinctive dessert menu presents yet another opportunity for chefs to surprise and delight.
In a town studded with Michelin-starred meals, we've turned our eye to what may be dinner's most overlooked event: dessert. Here, we've selected San Francisco's restaurants with the most delicious dessert menus — if you happen to dine at one of these destinations, you'd do well to turn your after-meal attentions to the dessert menu.
There, you'll discover some of the most artful, sugar-spun creations that San Francisco has to offer; whether their delightful presentations (Juan Contreras's often performative iterations at Atelier Crenn), or their delectable imaginings of the tried and true American classics (Nicole Krasinski’s ice cream sandwiches at State Bird), these desserts may enchant your taste buds even more than your dinner.
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