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Desserts on Long Island: Our favorites

Polo Steakhouse in Garden City has a beautiful

Polo Steakhouse in Garden City has a beautiful lemon meringue pie, surrounded by dollops of fruit, for dessert. Credit: Craig Ruttle

Long Island is getting its just desserts. And after a taste, you'll think everyone must have been very, very good.

From the homey and the unadorned to the complex and the artful, sweets are back in style and in the moment. Some are updated classics or tweaked standards. Plenty are sprung from the imaginations of creative chefs. There are themed, multisweet finales as well as singular eye-catchers.

Many restaurants are emphasizing seasonal and local ingredients. And more than a few are updating their desserts with daily specials, adding to the year-round staples such as cheesecake and ice cream.

Here are some favorites that stand out after months of dining in Nassau and Suffolk, north and south, east and west. App users, click the link above to view our favorite desserts on Long Island.



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