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Dominique Ansel Bakery

Restaurants, Bakeries Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
Dominique Ansel Bakery
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Dominique Ansel Bakery
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanDominique Ansel Bakery
Frozen S'mores at Dominique Ansel
Photograph: Jessica LinFrozen S'mores at Dominique Ansel
Dominique Ansel cookie shot
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Dominique Ansel Bakery
Photograph: Jessica LinDominique Ansel Bakery

Time Out says

Dominique Ansel honed his skills as executive pastry chef at Daniel for six years before opening this American and French patisserie. Caramelized croissants, miniature pastel meringues and madeleines make up the sweet selections at the counter, in addition to Ansel's madcap creations like milk shot glasses made from chocolate-chip cookies and frozen s'mores on a stick. But the café also serves savory offerings, like avocado toast, quiche, and traditional panini. 




Address: 189 Spring St
New York
Cross street: between Sullivan and Thompson Sts
Transport: Subway: C, E to Spring St
Price: Average pastry: $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 8am–7pm; Fri, Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 9am–7pm
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Users say (12)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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You honestly cannot go wrong with any of the things in this fantastical bakery from the pastry genius Dominique Ansel. Go for the DKA which is his take on the kouign amann and is flaky, lightly sweet, and in my opinion, better than the cronut. The cronut is good depending on the flavor which rotates monthly and still commands lines after all these years. 

There's so many things to choose from but they're not cheap. The madeleines are my great if you can wait for them to make it! 

Happy eating and remember: Don't deny, satisfy! 


Finally had the cronut! It took me a good 2 days to finish it! What I like~ crispy chewy and flaky. What is not to like: Mine was overly filled with jelly and icing. You have to love sweet to eat this thing!

The Cannelles are beautiful for a more sophisticated pallet.


One of my favorite trendy dessert places that is always causing a stir. I personally think the cronuts are too sweet but I do actually enjoy a lot of his other desserts. The cookie shots are definitely worth a shot! They sell them in half-dozens if you just can't get enough. They've also expanded the physical area of the cafe so while it is always teeming with people, there is some solace in the back part of the cafe. I also love his financiers, some of the best in Manhattan! 


I work in close proximity to this well known bakery - everything is delicious, however the constant long lines to enter the small shop discourage me to go more often and try more menu items.  In addition to the cronut, the frozen smores are a must try.


These are the official cronuts. However, there are so many other great sweets, pastries, and overall baked goods. There's a bar where the line usually snakes through, but there's also great seating area in the back and outside. 

Because of all the hype, by 10:30 AM (maybe even earlier), Dominique Ansel is sold out of cronuts.  I tried the frozen s'more and it was delicious.  Like any sane New Yorker, you won't catch me waiting on a line of tourists for an hour at 7am to snag a cronut.


This place has gotten much hype over the last few years, and for good reason. This bakery has a wide selection of sweet and savory pastries that are nothing less than spectacular. All are both creative and beautiful, some being twists on classic favorites.For everyone dying to try the cronut, I'm all for trying new things but don't think it is worth the 1-2 hour wait. I was actually more fond of the DKA which reminded me of a new take on baklava. Super delicious. Be prepared to wait because every time I've been there it is ALWAYS crowded. Try some of the fan favorites and maybe on your second trip over (there will be a second, come on now), go out on a limb and try something new. You won't be disappointed.


I have been recommended this place for a while, and decided to go there. They were sold out on cronuts but I decided to try two of their famous desserts, fried smores ( which i really recommend) and cookie shot with milk! I have also tried the salted caramel eclair, which was delicious! I would recommend going there! 


Ever since the cronut craze, I’ve heard people say that Dominique Ansel is overrated, but I completely disagree. I still find it to be a wonderful and trustworthy bakery to stop by on a Saturday morning. While I did buy into the frenzy and wait in line a few times for a cronut, I actually prefer a lot of their other baked goods over the cronut. The DKA (Kouign Amann) is a must-buy for anyone wanting to try one of their signature pastries. All of the pastries I’ve tried have been impeccably made and have never been overly sweet (something I detest).

I went to Dominique Ansel Bakery on a Saturday early afternoon, which maybe wasn't the best idea: The place was packed, and I waited about 20 minutes in line. But the raspberry beet tart was worth the wait. It was beautiful: covered in a hot pink gel and topped with fresh raspberries and swirls of beet. Definitely a pricier treat, since I paid $6.50 for it, but I would do it again. I've heard so much about the sage brownie, but I didn't see it! The staff wasn't the friendliest or most attentive group, but I suppose I wouldn't be either if I facing a mob like that.

The cronuts and cookie shots here are to die for! They can't be matched, and they're well worth the queue. I went on a rainy day and there was still a queue, but a lot shorter than the normal queue! 

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