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Decadent desserts at LI restaurants: 15 picks

For his sensational Oreo-crust chocolate mousse pie ($14)

For his sensational Oreo-crust chocolate mousse pie ($14) at J. Michaels in Northport, Chef Vincent P. Michaels starts with zabaglione that's fueled with crème de cacao instead of the traditional Marsala and adds dark Belgian chocolate. Credit: Barbara Alper

They may come last in line, but desserts always rank toward the top in our hearts.

Sometimes, it's the unique twists we crave, while at other times, it's the classics that most satisfy. Fortunately, LI is filled with restaurants taking both creative and straightforward approaches to sweet finishes.

All of these recommendations, from critics Peter M. Gianotti, Joan Reminick and Erica Marcus, are sure bets.

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