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Sundae Best

Desserts so good you can skip right to them

StephaniesbestPhoto: Susan Ogan


kip the meal and dive straight into dessert, the often overlooked best part of eating at Stephanie’s on Newbury. Okay, don’t skip the meal; the comfort food here is delicious. But the restaurant pulls out all the stops for the big finale. Each season, pastry chefs whip up new creations, from Boston cream pie to s’more sundaes to warm chocolate cake. And most are big enough for two or even three to share. Vitale


Stephanie’s owner Stephanie Sokolove is the daughter of the late Jack Sidell, who helped start Au Bon Pain, Bertucci’s, and others; and wife of personal-injury lawyer James Sokolove of the late-night TV ads.