One of the best desserts to both look at and eat is expertly made creme brulee. A French dessert that translates to “burnt cream,” creme brulee is a perfect conclusion to any meal, but finding a restaurant that makes it just right is not always an easy task. However, for people who live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there are some real treats in store when looking for a great creme brulee for dessert.
Nick & Sam’s: An Uptown Steakhouse
3008 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-7444
www.nick-sams.comNick & Sam’s opened in 1999, founded by Phil Romano. Over the years, the steakhouse has won numerous awards, including a listing as “Dallas’ Top Steakhouse” by the Dallas Morning News and “Mouth-Watering Steaks with an Unusual Twist” by USA Today. The menu includes steak, fish, sushi and much more, to appeal to all palettes, although it is a bit on the pricey side. The dessert menu features just about anything a person could dream of, from mousse cake and cobbler to pumpkin pie and the creme brulee, which might be the best of them all. Nick & Sam’s is open from 4 to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill
5000 Belt Line Road, Suite 775
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 392-9663
kennyswoodfiredgrill.comKenny’s Wood Fired Grill is similar to an old Chicago styled chophouse, offering diners a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant specializes in wood grilled seafood and prime cut meats and also offers American traditional classics. Kenny’s starts off every meal with popovers fresh from the oven and then leads into the main course, which could be a filet steak of a half pound crab cake. The establishment also offers a great wine selection and a full bar for the connoisseur. Finally, for dessert, you can get a tantalizing creme brulee, which is the perfect end to a perfect dinner. Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill opens every day at 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday and midnight every other night of the week.

Abacus
4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3111
abacus-restaurant.comAbacus opened in the DFW area in 1999 when award-winning chef Kent Rathbun brought his delectable style to Dallas. His original goal was to bring unpretentious service to Dallas in a very lush and tasty restaurant, and he has since won numerous awards for his service and food, including the AAA Four Diamonds award. Zagat named Abacus one of the most romantic restaurants in the DFW area, offering candlelit dinners, champagne and chocolate to brighten up any romantic night out. For dessert, they offer the caramel apple brulee.

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Bugatti Ristorante
3802 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 350-2470
bugattis.netLocated just north of Love Field in Dallas, Bugatti Ristorante is a Mediterranean-Italian styled restaurant with a full bar, a lounge and private dining rooms as well. The owner, Zee Bugatti, goes out of his way to make sure that everyone feels at home and special when they visit his restaurant, which has been serving the Dallas area for years. Bugatti Ristorante offers great entrees, including grilled salmon, cream of mushroom soup, linguine with clam sauce and much more. To finish off a great dinner, try their creme brulee, which is a blend of strawberry and vanilla cream in a pastry shell, caramelized with sugar.

Stephan Pyles
1807 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 580-7000
stephanpyles.comChef and owner Stephen Pyles opened his restaurant in Dallas in 2005 and quickly watched as it became a huge local hit, winning the Texas Monthly award for “Best New Restaurant of 2006.” The restaurant serves what Pyles calls “New Millennium Southwestern Cuisine,” which includes a mixture of Texas, South American, Spanish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Located in the arts district, Stephan Pyles is a contemporary restaurant with an open kitchen so people can watch the chefs hard at work. For dessert, try any of the many flavors, including a creme brulee.

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Shawn S. Lealos is a freelance writer who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He writes for a variety of national publications and has over 15 years of sports journalism experience. Follow Shawn on Twitter @sslealos. Examiner.com.