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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

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.

Smith & Wollensky

797 Third Avenue, New York NY 10022 (map)
212-753-1530
smithandwollensky.com/new_york

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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