Where to Eat
Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 restaurants for best desserts
February brings us sweet things, including Valentine's Day, and we have a list for that very purpose, of restaurants where you can celebrate Val-Day for 2022.
But for our February edition of Where to Eat, we're drilling down on the most important course: dessert. We've got a whole array of desserts to check out, from pie to soft-serve to your classic chocolate cake.
Here's five places around Fort Worth with desserts to check out:
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Blue Sushi has many things in its favor: sexy atmosphere, delicious cocktails, excellent sushi, vegan sushi, and a legendary happy hour. You wouldn't think sweets would be on that short list, but they have two incredible desserts worth a trip: Chocolate Spring Rolls, with crispy wonton wrappers filled with toasted cashews, raspberry purée, and chocolate syrup, served with vanilla ice cream; and Mochi Ice Cream-Mix & Match, with three of these delicious chewy sticky-rice pillows filled with your choice of ice cream flavor from a selection that includes black sesame, mango, matcha, vegan chocolate, and vegan lychee.
Buttermilk Pie Shop
It's all well and good to seek out a romantic restaurant where you can cozy up in a booth and share a dessert with your glass of bubbly. But sometimes you just want a slice of pie. Buttermilk is the small chain from Tennessee which has a handful of locations around Dallas-Fort Worth including one at 6120 Camp Bowie Blvd. (as well as Arlington, Colleyville, and Mansfield). Their pies come in a 9-inch version that they say serves 7 to 8 people, haha, as well as a 4-inch version for one. Their crusts are flaky, their varieties are plentiful, and for February, they're doing the perfect special-edition flavor: cherry.
Steakhouse chain has a decidedly romantic atmosphere, lots of steaks, their best-selling crab fried rice, and a lengthy wine list, which is almost more important than dessert, right? Among their desserts, it's a natural impulse to gravitate towards their moist, intense Hot Chocolate Godiva Cake with vanilla ice cream and a shiny chocolate coating, because chocolate. But keep moving to the Bananas Foster Butter Cake, which is flambéed tableside and served with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream.
4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge
Arlington tiki bar and cocktail haven has earned national attention including being named by Food Network as one of the Best Tiki Bars in America. They make their own juices and syrups for classic tiki drinks like the Mai Tai, in a room with an eclectic décor that pays tribute to Texas-bred Tiki artists. Oh yeah and they have pineapple Dole Whip, the refreshing frozen non-dairy pineapple-flavored soft-serve that's been such a hot DFW trend. You can order it with of alcohol or without, a fine dessert, either way.
Southlake wine bar is a chic place serving small and large plates that include charcuterie and cheeses. Seating options include a casual lounge, great for a close encounter with a glass or two of wine. Desserts include a rich Kahlua bundt cake with blueberry-bourbon compote, or come for an indulgent brunch with dishes like French Toast Balls — French toast bites in a crisp cinnamon crunch batter. You can also just order a plate of cheeses, three for $21, such as Creamy Chevre, Gorgonzola Dolce, and Saint Andre Triple Cream.
Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this story.