Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Bakery and Dessert Shop$$$$
SoHo, New York
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  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BouludJuly 30, 2014
    Dominique was my pastry chef for 7 years before opening his own bakery. I love to pop in for some flaky DKA, or a special seasonal treat for my wife. If I’m lucky he sometimes sends me a cronut!
    Upvoted Oct 15
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 13, 2013
    Ohhh the Cronut – this trendy hybrid attracts a line at 7am before opening but is well worth the early wake up and wait. Enjoy this innovation or any other famed treat in the lovely outside seating.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 7, 2014
    Cronut master Dominique Ansel unleashes a new pastry today: A "lobster tail" made from pretzel dough encrusted in Maldon sea salt, peanut butter & butter-crunch brittle, with honey brown butter. Read more
  • Henry W.
    Henry WinslowSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in the market for a Cronut, skip the line with a little advanced planning. Reserve up to 6 Cronuts for pickup 2 weeks out on Mondays at 11am. Reservations go quickly, so no dilly-dallying.
  • Laura D.
    Laura Delgado RanalliSeptember 24, 2014
    Everything you've heard about the cronut before is true. In fact, it doesn't make it any justice! There are pastries, and there is the cronut. It plays on a league of its own. Had the pear and sage
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery
    Dominique Ansel BakeryDecember 18, 2013
    The Cronut™ is the creation by Chef Dominique Ansel that many have described to be a croissant-doughnut hybrid. It is trademarked product only available here. Beware of imitations.
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • Hani E.
    Hani EFebruary 15, 2015
    Fantastic place. Queue up for the Cronut. It is a hundred percent worth it. The Madeleines are made fresh as you order them, and the croissants are probably better than some you'd get in Paris.
  • Özge A.
    Özge AbanozNovember 19, 2014
    Ice cream marshmallow, pear cream cake and cherry black forest cake. Sweetness, appearance and taste of desserts - make you speechless. Be sure you go there before 8 am to have special croissants..
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaDecember 27, 2014
    The frozen smores are really cool! a bit pricey, but worth trying at least once! it's marshmallow, toasted when you order it, around a crunchy chocolate layer with vanilla ice cream in the center.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    The mastermind chef is always breaking new ground, but he nails all the basics as well. Order the just-baked madeleines when they're available, and don't sleep on the Perfect Little Egg Sandwich. Read more
  • Amanda K.
    Perfect little egg sandwich & fresh Madeleines were delectable. Family waited on Cronut line and said it was worth it. One flavor only per month so check ahead if you have picky eaters with you.
  • Ting
    TingJuly 20, 2015
    Everything this bakery produces basically is crispy/crusty shell on the outside and soft/chewy in the inside.From the torched frozen smores to the DKA.Don't miss the flourless chocolate pecan cookie.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengMarch 29, 2015
    Come approximately an hour before the bakery opens to guarantee yourself a Cronut. Come at around 2 PM for a cookie shot. The Frozen S'mores and DKA are good too. Penguin marshmallow doesn't float.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DudleyNovember 19, 2014
    The cronuts live up to the hype. Wasn't sure about the Caribbean Rum Raisin (Nov '14), but they are simply amazing. DKA (Kouign Amann) IS a close second. The coffee is great, too.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerApril 30
    the cronut is absolutely worth trying, even though it may not be for everyone. (also try the DKA!) if you place a large order in advance you won't have to wait in line!
  • PureWow
    PureWowMarch 29
    In the dessert world, pastry chef Dominique Ansel is king. But among his must-try confections, the combination doughnut/croissant reigns supreme. Get there before 7 a.m. to nab one. Read more
  • Irina
    IrinaJuly 30, 2014
    1. Be prepared to queue for cronuts (5.5$) 1-1.5h even on weekdays! 2. There is a possibility to pre-order on the web-site. 3. Crispy outside, great filling, smooth texture.
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonOctober 21, 2014
    I know everyone talks about the cronut, but the real star here is the kouign amann aka "DKA!" And don't forget the butterscotch eclair. Best bakery in NYC, hands down!
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat this, always, but especially if you see it coming warm + fresh out of the oven. Promise it will be the best thing you put in your mouth all day. #thatsnotwhatshesaid
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlNasserJuly 24, 2015
    U have to be there when they open early in the morning so u can get everything u want 💔 everything was sold out except for the frozen s'mores and they were heartbreakingly good.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 8, 2013
    Don't want to wait in line? Order cronuts in advance! You can either roll the dice by calling the bakery at 11am for 2 weeks in advance, or order in bulk (minimum of 50) a month in advance!
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan S.January 6
    My first visit was to pick up a Cronut, but it's since become my go-to quick breakfast spot when I'm in the area. The croissants are flaky and delicious. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    While everyone knows this as the Cronut Bakery, You can't go wrong eating anything here. I highly recommend the DKA, the Madelines, the Frozen s'more on a hot day, or any of their seasonal treats!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkMay 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    A classic French bakery from the man who reimagines classics. Even if you're not lucky enough to get a Cronut or Cookie Shot, try the madelines, the DKA, or the frozen smore, honestly, pick anything
  • Joe G.
    Joe GermuskaAugust 2, 2013
    "good at pretty much everything–that includes sorbets, which are dense and creamy and come in flavors like green apple and raspberry. Our tip? Top your scoop with baby meringues for a dollar extra."
  • Jon B.
    Jon BillsFebruary 6, 2015
    The cookie shot and DKA are both amazing. I didn't get to try a Cronut but I hear the DKA is just as good, and they're available all day - no waiting in line.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CSeptember 1, 2014
    So I didn't get to try a cronut (this time) but I was able to try many of the other AMAZING items on their menu, and I was not disappointed. Anything you order will satisfy. Dominique Ansel was there!
  • Kam
    KamOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Totally recommend the cronut if you have time to wait in line, if not the DKA is just as delicious! Frozen s'more is good too! Get coffee if Anthony is working, he makes drinks like nobody's business
  • Rainy Z.
    Rainy ZhangMarch 15, 2014
    Cooke milk shot: awesome awesome cookie and vanilla infused milk. When you order it, ask for the milk to go and pour it yourself. Gives you way more milk
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframDecember 9, 2014
    Want a delicious cronut? Inclement weather is your friend, as the line becomes much shorter! ☔️❄️ Out of cronuts? The cookies here are phenomenal as well! 🍪
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FerrerMay 20, 2013
    Croissants- excellent. Mind blowing? The DKR!! It's croissants hotter sibling. Outside- Sweet & crunchy. Inside-. Amazingly flaky. If you are lucky enough to get the CRONUT do it. Croissant + donut
  • Fairuz M.
    Fairuz MaggioDecember 16, 2014
    Awesome awesome place! Super creative pastries that are decently priced. If you can, get a cookie shot! I highly recommend the frozen smores too!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableOctober 10, 2014
    Dominique Ansel now makes insanely good banana bread. Ansel has put his signature spin on the homey dessert, making the loaf lighter, balanced & encased with the perfect craggy, caramelized crust. Read more
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJuly 24, 2012
    1) Blanc de Blanc--Tahitian Vanilla between 2 soft, milky ricotta cookies w/ salted honey inside 2) Sugar-crusted kouign amann (super buttery croissant) w/ ice cream in the middle. $6, off the menu
  • Village V.
    Village VoiceAugust 8, 2012
    Fresh spins on class French baking: Choux pastry religieuses, layered cakes or an early morning kouign-amman, this spot will hit the spot. #3 on Tejal Rao's 10 Best Pastry Shops in New York
  • Off The Menu
    Off The MenuOctober 15, 2015
    Ice Cream Sandwich: Leave it up to Dominique Ansel to create the best ice cream sandwich of all time in delicious, caramelized croissant with two scoops of homemade ice cream. Vanilla or chocolate. Read more
  • Inhea (Angela) J.
    Saw the frozen smore (ice cream inside chocolate inside a marshmallow) on facebook and had to go check it out! $7 and perfect for your sweet tooth.
  • 💖✨Brigitte V.
    💖✨Brigitte V.✨💖June 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    By far, the DKA is better than the Cronut! It's actually the best DKA I've ever eaten in the US! Skip the Cronut line, by getting a Cronut Pass, or coming here outside of work days.
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy CucchiaraMarch 14, 2014
    The chocolate chip cookie shots filled with their vanilla milk blend are actually life-changing. They're worth however many hours you have to wait or children you have to sell.
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing pastries, esp the DKA w carmelized goodness + almond croissant. Mini egg sandwich is also delish! Cute indoor/outdoor patios - def making this my new spot for coffee + wkend breakfast hangs!
  • Rami A.
    Rami AlKhowaiterAugust 7, 2014
    Must come between 8 & 10 am in the morning for the Cronut. If you are here for the "Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot" come after 3 pm.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 22, 2013
    Dominique Ansel left Daniel Boloud’s restaurant Daniel to start his own bakery in Soho, and has since gained a following for his decadent mini-meringues and freshly baked to order madeleines.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're seeking the glorious croissant doughnut Cronut, be aware they sell out within an hour every morning and the queue begins at 7:30am. Or you can pre-order 1 week in advance.
  • Karen M.
    Karen MarshallSeptember 7, 2013
    The cronuts are as mindblowing as the hype suggests. Worth the line? Once, yes. Their other pastries (DKA, newly unveiled souffle) are delightful. Dominique and the staff are friendly also.
  • ML
    MLSeptember 15, 2013
    Each customer is limited to 2 cronuts per visit. It's def worth it though! I really enjoyed the desserts & atmosphere. Outdoor seating is available up front & in the back of the bakery!
  • Camilla C.
    Camilla CDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Roasted butternut squash soup with cinnamon marshmallows... wow! and... their famous DKA, which is a lightly caramel coated croissant like pastry which may be one of the best things i've ever tasted.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan L.November 10, 2014
    Will not comment on the Cronut & the chocolate chip cookie shot. I'm just here to say that I went on a Sunday and they had Cronuts till about 1pm, & the cookie shot line started around 2:45pm.
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardAugust 1, 2013
    HuffoPo says if getting a cronut, "May we at least suggest you also purchase a DKA? It is the chef's take on a kouign-amann, a French pastry with layers of butter and sugar. It's fabulous." Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonDecember 22, 2013
    Skip the Cronut line and get yourself a Perfect Little Egg Sandwich or a DKA and be happy you did. Read all about my visit below! Read more
  • Clyde Erwin B.
    Clyde Erwin BarrettoFebruary 10, 2014
    Skip out on the touristy cronut. Get the DKA (“Dominique’s Kouign Amann”) which is like a croissant but with a delicious sweet filling. The other desserts aren't bad as well. And it's always packed.
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