Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie. With a 27-foot-tall chocolate fountain and indulgent truffles and crêpes, you just can't go wrong at this French chocolatier. But our favorite is the simple, delectable, chocolate-covered graham-cracker cookie ($3). $$; light takeout meals all day, limited seating. 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702/693-8788.
Hard Rock Hotel
Simon Kitchen and Bar. Treats to take you back to childhood from cotton candy ($8) to the Hostess Cupcake-like chocolate pudding cake ($8). $$$$; dinner daily. 4455 Paradise Rd.; 800/693-4440.
Burger Bar. Dessert burgers ($3.95) look like the real thing, but a glazed-doughnut bun frames a patty of peanut butter mousse and a layer of pressed raspberry jelly ketchup. Odd but fabulous. $; lunch and dinner daily. 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702/632-9364.
Off the Strip
Luv-It Frozen Custard. The rich, creamy frozen custard served from the little shack off the north end of the Strip has drawn locals since 1973. Four flavors change daily. Closed Sun-Mon. 505 E. Oakey Blvd.; 702/384-6452.
Steak House. The hot chocolate potpie ($6.50) is a tasty takeoff on the American classic. $$$; dinner daily. 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702/ 894-7111.