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 Mar 10
  • 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
    Upvoted Mar 23
  • 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
    Upvoted Mar 23
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guest of a Guest
    The Cronut is a hybrid croissant-doughnut created by Chef Dominique Ansel in 2013, and the phenomenon has taken NYC by storm. The line wraps around the corner, and the flavor changes every month. Read more
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノDecember 9, 2016
    Place an order in advance through their website if you want to try the cronuts without having to wait in line in the early morning. Every month a different flavor, every time a delicious treat.. 😋
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMarch 29, 2016
    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
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerApril 30, 2016
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Rick N.
    Rick NijhuisFebruary 16
    The cronut of course - today's special was lychee rose pistachio, yummy! But other pastries are delicious too. And the hype and lines have gone so a good time to visit :)
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan S.January 6, 2016
    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."
  • 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!
  • 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! 🍪
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inhea (Angela) J.
    Inhea (Angela) JunNovember 12, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 💖✨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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Markus A.
    Cronuts for the world! Heavenly delicious. The perfect little egg was also tasty. Sit in the garden if the weather allows it. Everthing looks awesome. You have to try the DKA, too.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanFebruary 12
    Tried all the fun desserts (cookie shot, frozen s'mores, blossoming hot choc, cookies) and while they look extremely appealing, they lack in tastiness. Great concepts but flavor doesn't meet the hype.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateAugust 21, 2014
    The August cronut flavor of the month hibiscus yellow tea and white peach is nothing short of spectacular.
  • Hidayet A.
    Hidayet AbbadAugust 21, 2015
    OMG this place is amazing! Got the banana butterecotch cake and it is to DIE for! Cronuts run out by 9am and lines start @ 6:45 so rise early for one!
  • 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.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Aside from the lauded Cronuts, you'll find an excellent array of French pastries, such as the Madeleines, DKA, and croissants.
  • Clyde Erwin B.
    Clyde Erwin BarrettoFebruary 10, 2014
    Skip out on the suburban touristy cronut and definitely get the "DKA" (“Dominique’s Kouign Amann”). It's like a delicious croissant with a nice soft sweet filling in the middle.
  • Carly H.
    Carly HeitlingerFebruary 11, 2015
    Arrive early in the morning to get in line for the famous cronuts or swing by in the afternoon for another delicious treat.
  • Sergo G.
    Sergo GNovember 10, 2014
    Don't want to wait on the line to get a Cronut? Pre-order yours online 2 weeks in advance and just stroll in and pick them up. Orders start at 11AM every Monday. http://cronutpreorder.com
  • Abbas J.
    Abbas JamaliAugust 19, 2013
    If you do not have an American palate (i.e. uber sweet tooth) skip Cronut & DKA; get a regular croissant (possibly the best I've had outside France) - the other two were way too sweet to be enjoyable.
  •  esther p.
     esther parkJune 12, 2013
    Stood in line for cronuts at 7, entered store at 8:39, ordered at 8:45. If you're just getting an egg sandwich you don't have to wait in line. They let you just order that.
  • 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
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 7, 2013
    If you're looking for great french pastries, don't miss this staggeringly good bakery from Dominique Ansel, former pastry chef at Daniel.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 30, 2012
    The DKA (Dominique Kouign Amman) is flakey, buttery & the top it's crunchy sweet with caramelized sugar. Sooo good & worth the $5.25 price tag. Nice heated outdoor area too.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 22, 2013
    Grilled Cheese: What amounts to a French onion soup grilled cheese: it oozes everywhere, nutty and rich, with caramelized onions for sweetness.
  • Ronni
    RonniJanuary 8, 2015
    Didn't make it for the cronuts or the cookie shot, but the frozen s'mores was gooey and the ice cream inside was delish. Also tried the flourless cookie which was chewy.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PezzulloJuly 24, 2013
    If you aren't lucky enough to get one of the famous, fresh daily cronuts before they sell out, settle for the little madeleine's or the frozen s'more, both are great!
  • New York Post
    New York PostFebruary 21, 2013
    Try the Paris-New York, a traditional French pastry re-imagined as a tribute to the Snickers bar with dark chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream and salted caramel. Read more
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonFebruary 1, 2015
    They're pastry lineup is outstanding. The apple tart is divine, as are the cookies. Get a cronut if you must, but order a couple other confections as well
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanAugust 14, 2014
    Amazing bakery that continually innovates. Loved the canneles, DKAs, and of course the Infamous Cronut! It is worth the line.
  • Simone C.
    Simone CzechSeptember 23, 2013
    Get there at 6 am to get the result of the love affair between a donut and a croissant. September flavor is fig jam!
  • Lodoe S.
    Lodoe SengeJune 30, 2013
    6:30 is perfect time to be in Que for Sunday and 6:00am on regular days if you are Qued up way behind when they open the door I think you should go home
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 18, 2016
    Chocolate cookie shots and cronuts are signatures here. Their raspberry and lime tart is also very delicious. Frozen smores are great for the sweet tooth too.
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KleinFebruary 18, 2016
    It's small but mighty. Frozen vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafers is surrounded by marshmallow and torched Baked Alaska style for $7. Cronuts sell out early. Nutella Milk Bread.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 26, 2011
    We couldn't get enough of the Perfect Little Egg Sandwich. A tiny brioche bun holds a disk of lovely creamy steamed scrambled eggs topped by a dab of melted gruyere cheese. Read more
  • April W.
    April WallogaNovember 16, 2013
    I've never had a Cronut, but I'm pretty sure it's no better than the DKA. Think a croissant-palmier hybrid with a moist, bready-sweet nucleus.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacFebruary 8, 2016
    Warm chocolate chip cookie cup + cold milk = cookie shot!! Delicious. Much better than most the strange cronut flavors.
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluFebruary 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Oh my! Get the flourless pecan chocolate cookie. Or for a slightly lighter sugar coma, get the almond croissant.
  • Ivana C.
    Ivana CMSDecember 16, 2015
    Yes, it's worthy waiting in the line for the cronuts! Madeleines are very good too! Little but very cozy place!
  • Betty
    BettyMay 20, 2013
    Cronuts!! Best hybrid of 2013: croissant meets bagel meets filling and frosting <3 (Excuse the bite in the photo).
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Mr. Ansel's interpretation of a Paris-Brest uses soft caramel, chocolate ganache and peanut butter cream. "It looks like a French classic," he said, "but it tastes like a Snickers bar." Read more
  • Nora M.
    Nora MooreAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For the love of god, don't ask about a Cronut after about 9am. It will be sold out. Tolerate the long line and try one of the other pastries (almond croissant, DKA, etc).
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedApril 11, 2014
    The cronut turned Dominique Ansel into an international celebrity, but did you know he also makes a great little egg sandwich? And you don’t have to wait in the stupid cronut line for it.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaAugust 15, 2012
    The Tuscan salad sounds great in theory but too much yellow frisée as the only "green" in this salad with a few chunks of salami and a couple white beans. Overall "meh". Baked items look awesome.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite item here is the cookie shot. But get anything - cronut, lobster tail pretzel, frozen s'more, dka - because everything here is great.
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra TritzAugust 12, 2016
    I tasted the August cronut : black cherry and valrhona milk chocolate, it was delicious ! It was my first cronut and I was not dissapointed ! I recommend it :)
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkeOctober 19, 2014
    Home of the cronut but has many other good things to try. Just note that you need to line up around 7 a.m. to get cronuts. The bakery opens at 8 a.m.
  • hania a.
    hania albraikanMay 30, 2016
    A must while u r in NYC , try the milk and cookies shot , its available from 3pm, don't missed it 😍😍
  • PureWow
    PureWowDecember 8, 2016
    This holiday season, give yourself the greatest gift of all: dessert for breakfast aka DA's Christmas morning cereal. (Bonus points if you eat it while wearing festive jammies.) Read more
  • Alice M. H.
    Alice M. HuynhSeptember 13, 2014
    Wanna have a Cronut? Be there by 9:20 on Monday morning. No need to stay in line for 5h! Also try the almond croissant!! Perfect combination!
  • Luis B.
    Luis BastardoSeptember 26, 2014
    I tried the chocolate eclair, it's good, but it's not the best I've had. The DKA, though, is pretty good, I tried a bite and I felt in love with it.
  • Gal A.
    Gal AmirMay 15, 2015
    Oh the Cronut. Enough said.. I suggest coming in around 9, they usually have Cronuts left and there's no line!
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery
    Gluten free items for Passover? Try the Mini Me Cake or the Black & Blue Pavlova (both also nut free)
  • Eater
    EaterApril 28, 2014
    Cronut inventor/pastry wizard Dominque Ansel is at it again: The pastry chef revealed his latest creation, the Waffogato. Read more
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    DKA yes, cannele of course, macaron not so much. Cookies are very crumbley and the entire thing falls apart. The pink berry and chocolate are a bit more out together.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonJuly 7, 2016
    Delicious pastries and coffees, but never worth fighting the touristy crowds who clog the sidewalk and cafe in search of their far-overrated cronuts.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KSeptember 13, 2015
    Amazing!!! You must get the smores, cookie shot, and cronuts!! Above and beyond delish ❤️
  • Naita C.
    Naita ChamberlainDecember 2, 2016
    Almost everything. Never got the chance to try the front, but frozen s'more is to die for.
  • Lily H.
    Lily HsuMay 22, 2015
    Frozen smores is amazing. No line Thursday afternoon but by the time we left, the line was onto the street. Be patient or be early!
  • Marina Y.
    Marina YoshimotoMarch 24, 2016
    O cronut e o croissant de presunto e queijo são maravilhosos! Ao invés de ficar na fila kilométrica para comprar o cronut, vale a pena comprar antecipado no site deles e ir retirar!
  • Fabien D.
    Fabien DMarch 11
    On vient ici d'abord pour le Cronut, il se vend désormais sous la forme aromatisé avec un saveur unique et différente pendant un mois. Essayez aussi les madeleines ainsi qu'un bon chocolat chaud.
  • Masha C.
    Masha ChestnajaOctober 30, 2013
    Кронуты дают только по 2 шт в руки)очень вкусно,но стоять из-за них в очереди на улице?не для нашего это человека. Хотя разок,если вы рядом можно заехать с утра,главное не впасть в аддикцию!
  • Maru M.
    ¡Me encantó! Probé la famosa cronut, no es para morirse pero vale la pena probarla. El café fue sin duda lo mejor
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