We get lots of questions about dessert places near the hotel, usually late at night when people have enjoyed their dinner, taken a little walk around the neighborhood and by the time they are back at the hotel the sweet cravings start. Luckily there are plenty of places within couple of blocks where you can satisfy your sweet tooth.
For example, right across the street you'll find Morton Williams Supermarket that stays open 24 hours a day and features quite nice dessert counter. Also, Dali Market just couple of doors down from the Salisbury has selection of ice creams, gelato and other desserts. Dali Market stays open 24 hrs a day as well, so whatever time you need something sweet, you don't have to walk too far. Below are couple of more our favorites in the area.
1796 Broadway at 58th St.
High quality ingredients and once monthly changing flavors are what keep people craving for gelato from Grom. Their mission is to make gelato the old-fashioned way, without artificial coloring and preservatives and using only first-rate (mostly Italian) ingredients: Italian licorice, almonds from Avola, and lemons from Sicily. Besides gelato, you can also enjoy granita, seasonal fruit sorbets and frappe here.
During summer hours they're open until 11.30pm on weekdays and 12.30am on weekends.
212 W 57th St. (between 7th & Broadway)
Here every part of Brooklyn is represented by Jewish, Italian, Irish & other ethnic favorites. The enormous desserts, all baked fresh on the premises daily, are big enough for an entire family to share.
Mon: 7am – 11pm Tues – Fri: 7am – midnight
Sat: 8am – 12am, Sun: 8am – 11pm
West 45th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.)
Junior's is said to make the best cheesecake in New York. It’s so good that when the original Brooklyn establishment caught on fire in 1981 people on the street shouted “Save the cheesecake!”
Mon–Thu: 6:30am–12am Fri & Sat: 6:30am–1am Sun: 6:30am-11pm
225 E 60th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
This famous eatery is known from many classic movies and their most popular dessert is the divine Frozen Hot Chocolate. Choose from crepes, pies, cakes, amazing selection of sundaes and special frozen dessert drinks.
Sun-Thu 11:30am to midnight Fri-Sat 11:30am to 1:00am.
156 E 64th St. (at Lexington Avenue)
Come in for a whimsical tea party and delicious food. Their offerings include waffles, pancakes, crepes, cupcakes, tarts, ice cream sandwiches, cakes, cookies and much more.
11am - Close Everyday (call 212-734-4832 for closing hours)
13 St Marks Place (between 2nd & 3rd Avenue)
This place is a subway ride away from the Salisbury hotel, but oh, so worth it. Spot Dessert Bar specializes in serving up desserts and beverages with all natural ingredients while adding exotic, Asian flavors to classic American desserts. Choose from wide variety of dessert tapas, ice creams, sorbet, cupcakes, macarons, bubble teas, homemade sodas, ice cream floats etc.
Open Sun-Wed 12pm-12am, Thu-Sat 12pm-1am.
From the Salisbury hotel walk to 7th Avenue & 57th St. subway station and take downtown N or R to 8th St.