Smith & Wollensky has unexpectedly become my go-to spot for dessert in Midtown East. First I discovered that insanely lush and fluffy Coconut Cake, and today we're back for their "famous" Carrot Cake. This cake is served in the same slab-style cut as the coconut one, which is a nice break from ordinary cake wedges. Four even layers of a dense, black walnut studded cake, heavy on the spices and grated carrots. While it doesn't stand out as truly extraordinary, it is far better than average, even great, especially in forkfuls with an excess of butter-smooth cream cheese frosting. Remember, you don't need to come for a whole meal to have this cake. Just stop by the grill side of the restaurant during off-hours and they're glad to serve you dessert alone.