It is always good to welcome a new neighbor to the block, especially one that is as iconic as Christopher Street happens to be. This new neighbor happens to be one that is quite delicious, and will hopefully be staying around for quite some time to spread its tasty flavors and great atmosphere. This place is Dominique Bistro, who just opened their doors a mere two weeks ago.
Located at the intersection of Christopher and Gay Street, Dominique Bistro boasts delicious Parisian style food with French finesse, elegance and so much more. It is bistro style in terms of size, with beautiful wood furnishings throughout and dim lighting at night to enhance the mood and essence of the location. This location was originally called Whynot Bistro but has been rebranded as Dominique, so I was excited to see the variety of foods that they had for me and my friend to try out.
Here are some good recommendations for when you go. For their French Market section, generally the appetizers, I would recommend trying the Steak Tartare (prime beef, shallots, cornichons, quail egg) and their Mussels (PEI mussels, saffron, cherry tomatoes, fennel) as a starting off point. The Tartare has a great taste and texture to it, especially with the Quail egg, and the Mussels have this amazing broth that you can dip your bread into. The fennel and saffron also enhances the flavor of both. They also have other traditional dishes in this part of the menu like Foie Gras & Escargot if that strikes your fancy.
If pasta is what you are in the mood for, they have a couple of great dishes for that as well. I tried their Fettuccine (chanterelles, burgundy truffles, brown butter), and thought it was simply divine. Anytime you add brown butter to something, you will have me hooked, and the combo of the fresh pasta with the chanterelles and truffles with the butter was quite tasty. For their entrees, they have several different seafood and meat options that would fit even the peskiest of eater. For fish I would recommend their Salmon (North Atlantic salmon, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, white beans, pesto). The Salmon was cooked to perfection and paired well with the assortment of vegetables that went along with it. They also have two amazing duck dishes, Duck Confit and Duck Cassoulet, as well as great beef dishes such as Beef Bourguignon and Chateaubriand for you to devour.
I would definitely recommend trying Dominique Bistro out. They also have an amazing brunch that happens each weekend, so if brunch strikes your fancy then check out the menu here. This also includes all the different menus and anything you need to know regarding Dominique Bistro. If well cooked Parisian food with a flare piques your interest, then this is the place to go.
Happy Eating Everyone!