Slideshow: Desserts at Epicerie Boulud, NYC

Eclairs ($4.75 each)
Eclairs ($4.75 each)
Dulce de leche and chocolate eclairs are both classically and perfectly done, which for an eclair freak like me is pure heaven.
Baba au Rhum ($4.75)
Baba au Rhum ($4.75)
I'm not the biggest baba au rhum fan, but this version was pretty swell, light and not too sweet, with a vanilla chantilly cream.
Berry Pistachio Tarte ($5)
Berry Pistachio Tarte ($5)
With pistachio frangipane and pistachio cream, giving it plenty of real pistachio flavor, but the bottom crust was a little thick.
Gateau Chocolat-Caramel ($6)
Gateau Chocolat-Caramel ($6)
A chocolate-almond cake with caramel cream and a bittersweet chocolate mousse. They do caramel in all forms really well here, blessedly not too sweet, so I found myself dreaming about this cake (and anything else that caramel touches).
Hazelnut Chocolate Sandwich ($4.50)
Hazelnut Chocolate Sandwich ($4.50)
Devil's food cake on the outside, hazelnut praline gelée and chocolate mousse on the inside. This is as close to an American creation as you will find at the Epicerie. It would be home at a state fair booth and a patisserie.
Tarte a L'Orange ($4.75)
Tarte a L'Orange ($4.75)
Orange cream and marmalade make for an orange tart that's appropriately citrus-y and not too sweet.
Gateau Basque ($4.50)
Gateau Basque ($4.50)
Almond dough filled with a vanilla-kirsch pastry cream: again, a classic done right.
Macarons ($2.25)
Macarons ($2.25)
These macarons are intensely flavored, crisp on the outside, and moist on the inside, without being gummy.
Tarte Mocha ($5)
Tarte Mocha ($5)
A decadent disk of chocolate-coffee ganache with a single edible gold leaf in the middle.