An ice cream sundae rises to an even higher level when it has a dense, rich chocolate brownie on the bottom. Where it goes from there depends upon the chef's imagination.
Here are four brownie sundaes you'll want to sink a spoon into.
BLUESTONE TAVERN, 21 Main St., West Sayville, 631-567-0900, thebluestonetavern.com
Conclude a meal at this gastropub with a brownie sundae featuring a rich chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and both caramel and raspberry sauces. $7
OLD FIELDS, 81 Broadway, Greenlawn, 631-754-9868, and 318 Wynn Lane, Port Jefferson, 631-331-9200, of1956.com
At these two friendly taverns, the inventive s'mores brownie sundae is layered in a mini Mason jar and includes a warm brownie, graham crackers, toasted marshmallow fluff and vanilla bean ice cream. You can also request a classic brownie sundae topped with freshly whipped cream. $8
THE BRASS RAIL, 107 Forest Ave., Locust Valley, 516-723-9103, thebrassraillocustvalley.com
At this casual pub serving both small and large plates, the brownie is topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and freshly whipped cream. $8
NEW YORK BURGER BAR, 4225 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, 516-799-9199, nyburgerbar.com
At this hip burger-centric spot, Haagen-Dazs ice cream tops a moist house-made triple chocolate brownie. $6