Dominique Bistro

Dominique Bistro

French Restaurant and Bistro$$$$
West Village, New York
137 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • jazz music
  • espresso
  • French food
  • romantic
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  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BezverkhaFebruary 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The large windows, jazzy music and amazing food make this place very special. Extra cozy! Try the octopus salad and squid ink pasta with crab. Also get a cappuccino served in a large, homey cup.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the kind of place that makes you never want to leave the wvillage. Downstairs is a jazz bar at night, and a swanky wifi and blue bottle powered workplace during the day.
  • Allie M.
    Allie MahlerAugust 21, 2014
    A perfect spot to work during the day or evening (although there is a no-laptop policy after 7pm). Get a coffee or tea and sit next to the open windows. Wifi. Blue bottle coffee. Good vibes.
  • MNZ ..
    MNZ .August 11, 2014
    Lovely coffee-shop with huge windows and free wifi in a great location. And the coffee is good perfect spot to study or to have a chitchat with a friend.. What else to ask for?
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.July 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    open late all year, open windows in the summer. tucked away and filled with local chill west village folks. this location is one of my favorite coffee shops in all of New York
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Grateful I moved out of the neighborhood! The downstairs is salvageable but upstairs is a bistro and extremely busy/loud now. Head downstairs if you must for peace and quiet - beware of laptop zone
  • Cody R.
    Cody RobbinsSeptember 9, 2013
    They’ve got La Colombe coffee. They’ve got wifi. They’ve got outlets. And it’s amazing on a warm day with all the windows folded open.
  • C.
    Great jazz bar downstairs, very hipster jazz compared to other places in the area but still great music quiality, been here three times and the music is always top quality.
  • Alexi P.
    Alexi PotterAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Unpretentious little coffee place with big windows, vinyl tunes, and decent espresso & cold brew. What more do you need? Bonus points for the almond and coconut milk.
  • Solène M.
    Solène MaîtreNovember 3, 2014
    Nice place to grab a coffee in the morning. You can also go downstairs to work with your laptop. Just 2 hours Wifi though.
  • Naeem I.
    Naeem IshaqAugust 28, 2016
    Simply amazing. We had the filet mingion and a burger. Best meal yet in NYC during the last two months!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IJuly 19, 2016
    Lovely spot to longer in the afternoons with wine, fries, a good book, and views out large windows.
  • Joy C.
    Joy ChenAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    During the summer, whynot opens the windows wide for a nice breeze. Coffee's good, and the bossa nova tunes from the record player are even better.
  • Harry A.
    Cozy little bistro, tastefully decorated. Nice coffee, big windows, perfect for a rainy day!
  • Tiana .
    Tiana 🍉December 9, 2014
    Liked it more when laptops were allowed on top floor! Still a good environment but bring a good book or friend with you if you're there to chill.
  • M N.
    M NOctober 22, 2016
    Salmon, steak tartare and the chicken were extremely good, one the best meals I've had in the west village
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strong WiFi and blue bottle coffee and vibe that feels like SF makes for a great work spot
  • Ethan C.
    Ethan CAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    So cozy with good vibe. Serves blue bottle coffee. Love the big windows and all the cute dogs that comes around on the weekends.
  • Zhanna S.
    Zhanna SchonfeldAugust 2, 2014
    Cozy, low-key atmosphere, trip-hop playing in the background. No pastries after 8pm and no laptops after 7.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cappuccino was a bit heavy for me. Get a cortado and take a seat by the floor-to-ceiling window.
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HuangJune 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They have the best regular coffee in the west village and great choices of milk which includes almond milk and soy milk.
  • Zach M.
    Zach M.June 20, 2013
    Best coffee shop in the west village, hands down. Never thought I'd find a place that tops Jack's, but this place somehow does.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfFebruary 10, 2016
    1/2 price vino in winter, and a warm friendly space with free wifi, good food and friendly service. Happy days
  • MtoM
    MtoMMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wide open 14' windows and benches on Gay Street. A great improvement over the unvisited clothing store that was on this corner.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BezverkhaOctober 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wine, jazz, coffee and heavy dishes. Calm, nice and tasty spot for lunch, and best for romantic dinners.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieMarch 27, 2016
    Such an adorable French-inspired hidden gem. We stop in on weekend afternoons for coffee or champs.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Awesome restaurant w delicious truffle risotto, squid ink pasta, and yummy Camembert cheese to start!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely spot to catch up with friends or get some work done.
  • Lyndsie H.
    Lyndsie HarrisFebruary 22, 2016
    The scallops were amazing and the octopus was the best I've ever had. Yaz hooked it up with excellent service too.
  • Gina F.
    Gina FelicianoSeptember 8, 2013
    Try the New Orleans cold brew. Gorgeous plugged in crowd.
  • Sassy E
    Sassy EJanuary 14, 2016
    Food was great. We didn't feel rushed and we truly enjoyed our time. Service was timely and friendly.
  • Abigail A.
    This place is heavenly. Feels like Paris with its jazz records and French-speaking baristas. Week day mornings are best.
  • Vaidehi K.
    Vaidehi KMarch 21, 2015
    Great if you're looking for a place to work. Head downstairs for plenty of outlets and good wifi.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenNovember 20, 2014
    Fast (~14 Mbps) wifi by Time Warner. Two hours free with password "whynotcoffeenyc". Think it's unlimited with a TWC login. Laptop users are asked to work downstairs.
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoAugust 8, 2014
    Fun vibe, good iced coffee and wifi 👌
  • Lee Lee's F.
    Lee Lee's ForestAugust 12, 2014
    Super cute cafe in the west village. Will for sure come back. Live jazz!!
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimOctober 17, 2014
    Great place to study. Croissant was delicious and coffee was fresh!
  • Gajtana S.
    Good French with strong wine list. Felt a little rushed to order more food, no lingering here on a Saturday night. Decent French option.
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SadraiMay 22, 2013
    Love that they take care with just an ice coffee: regular coffee with just enough room for a shot of espresso
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestAugust 20, 2014
    GREAT spot to work and hang out, but they'll ask you to put away laptops at 8pm. After that, great date spot.
  • Elliot Jay S.
    Elliot Jay StocksAugust 7, 2014
    Great outdoor seating for the summer, on a lovely street. Indoor seating is okay, but crammed.
  • M N.
    M NDecember 18, 2016
    Duck is incredible, sweet and warm tomato sauce...Octopus appetizer is crispy and light.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MiguelAugust 6, 2014
    Some of the best coffee in town to come with a book or mac and relax.
  • Jasmine H.
    Jasmine HsuOctober 5, 2014
    no laptop policy in evening. jazz bar downstairs! great study space. wifi only 2 hours though?
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee during the day. Wine at night. Live jazz downstairs. Enjoy all three.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NantellAugust 16, 2014
    Love the ambiance, when we can find a seat. Gets crowded on weekends.
  • Trevor
    TrevorMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mediocre Stumptown coffee. Tastefully decorated space. Large windows overlooking Christopher and Gay Streets. Late opening. Occasional Hammond organ upstairs, regular jazz downstairs.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: Any drink made with fresh, organic almond milk.
  • Mariana D.
    Mariana D'AndreaJuly 25, 2013
    Great coffee. Free wifi. New NYC favorite spot.
  • Sue L.
    Sue LeeJune 2, 2016
    Get yourself their squid ink pasta for dinner. You will not be disappointed.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ContiMarch 15, 2015
    Great atmosphere. They play light jazz, have a bunch of tables, and serve above average food.
  • Sooa
    SooaDecember 24, 2014
    You can actually concentrate on work here..(the basement.. ) But no wifi. you get TWC for 2 hours and extra for 30 mins.Thats it.
  • julia t.
    julia tJune 3, 2015
    The croissant is legit. Made on premises same day. All butter and flakes.
  • Blake S.
    Blake ShawApril 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great raspberry croissants and coffee. Pay with Square!
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 7, 2014
    Awesome spot! Spacious, lots of seating, cool vibe. Switch things up and try the iced mocha!
  • Ed
    EdOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Cassoulet is to die for!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LitvakOctober 11, 2014
    Great coffee, chill vibe. Pastries are nice, too!
  • Ben Y.
    Ben YoungOctober 18, 2014
    Come in on a nice day when the windows are open, soak up the village feel over coffee.
  • Tamryn T.
    Tamryn ThomsonSeptember 13, 2013 try the goats cheese, fig, nuts and honey toasted croissant...amazing coffee!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoAugust 14, 2014
    When you're tired and question whether you can have another cup of coffee without your heart exploding, say whynot? And come here to get another.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannAugust 13, 2014
    Adorable, cozy, great tea pots (and tea, too...)
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MarieMay 31, 2016
    Great French bistro, great ambience even better service
  • Wdychen N.
    Wdychen NYCJuly 6, 2014
    "Dirty chai" is chai with a shot of espresso. Complicated and flavorful.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SheppardAugust 15, 2014
    No laptops/tablets after 7 pm, but that means there's plenty of space for wine and people watching!
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HuangMay 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good coffee! They play very nice jazz music here.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuchiAugust 5, 2014
    Tables are just the right size to put down your coffee and a laptop for some work!
  • Seth H.
    Seth HoskoAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Really nice spot, wish they kept serving La Colombe though :(
  • Gilad S.
    Gilad ShapiroAugust 16, 2014
    Sit outside during sunset and watch fellow villagers on their way home from work.
  • C S.
    C SampleJune 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast special: any coffee and croissant/pain au chocolate for $6
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PreussOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Blue bottle + decent wifi. Wifi password is 'whynotcoffeenyc'.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The chocolate croissant is crazy good. Try to get one fresh out of the oven.
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEINovember 9, 2016
    Great food. Portion surprisingly generous.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LJuly 19, 2013
    Nice easy relax place, will come back for dure
  • Len G.
    Len GrandJune 9, 2014
    There's a basement as big as the ground are...more intimate
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MaAugust 23, 2013
    Not as precise or consistent as Joe's around the corner but chill space to hang - especially outside.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    Plenty of outlets. Strong Wi-Fi. Password: whynotcoffeenyc Read more
  • Zac C.
    Zac COctober 26, 2013
    The best fresh squeezed orange juice you'll ever drink.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LyDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Big windows, fast wifi, good tunes
  • Paul C.
    Paul CarreonMarch 17, 2014
    jazz bar downstairs = great place to study or lounge
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianMay 14, 2014
    Here's a good reason to come to this spot @whynotjazzroom
  • Winnie
    WinnieApril 21, 2015
    Basement is a cozy work area before 6pm!
  • Irene H.
    Fresh.Great atmosphere.Very good service.Like be in your living room
  • Brian L.
    Brian LangelFebruary 27, 2014
    Great spot, great coffee. To get online use "our_web" / whynot567
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't forget to check out the jazz room downstairs.
  • Nuria L.
    Nuria LloretJuly 31, 2013
    Súper nice!!! Good coffe!
  • Roko R.
    Roko RumoraAugust 18, 2014
    Benches outside for catching some sun while studying!
  • Priscilla O.
    Priscilla OsredkarAugust 15, 2015
    Waitress eventually told me "Wifi doesn't usually work on macs." Sadly that was true and I already ordered coffee and food. Don't depend on being able to work here.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 9, 2014
    Large open windows on the corners of Christopher & Gay Streets. Feel bougie.
  • Jillian
    JillianDecember 28, 2014
    Using a laptop? Head downstairs to the dungeon. Strong wifi and great latte though.
  • Zanab
    ZanabJuly 5, 2013
    La Colombe beans. Iced coffee = cold brew.
  • Maria W.
    Maria WiesnerOctober 14, 2015
    Great coffee, cozy jazz!
  • Ackrawin R.
    Ackrawin RungruangviechakulNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mocha. Do it.
  • Denise M.
    Denise MastSeptember 15, 2014
    Excellent coffee and people watching.
  • Tiana .
    Tiana 🍉September 7, 2014
    Morning coffee #wifi. Being a local and getting here early!
  • Chris V.
    Chris VAugust 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Always good. Nice
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsNovember 15, 2016
    Omg the fries 😍
    Upvoted Jan 13
  • Dara K.
    Dara KritzerAugust 10, 2013
    They now serve blue bottle coffee. No more la Coloumbe here...
  • LitSci
    LitSciAugust 29, 2015
    Great atmosphere and coffee and jazz.
  • David
    DavidNovember 4, 2014
    The coffee is good with a treat.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeFebruary 9, 2014
    $10 minimum to stay after 8pm
  • Uma Turista Local E.
    Ambiente super gostoso, musica boa e comida deliciosa! Voltaria com certeza!
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Ótimo restaurante! E no subsolo há shows de jazz.
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