Dominique opened his celebrated Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York’s Soho neighborhood in November 2011. Centered upon the idea of creativity, the Bakery is the birthplace of many of Dominique’s signature desserts, including the DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann), Cookie Shot, Frozen S’mores, and the Cronut®.
In April 2015, Dominique launched his second NYC shop, Dominique Ansel Kitchen, which features a menu of more than 70% items that are made, finished or assembled to order. The West Village location is inspired by Dominique’s belief that “time is an ingredient.”
Shortly after opening Dominique Ansel Kitchen, Dominique launched a revolutionary dessert experience: U.P. (short for “Unlimited Possibilities), an exclusive after-hours experience that begins with a table that descends from the ceiling into the center of the bakery’s 2nd floor pastry kitchens, where guests enjoy an all-dessert menu complete with cocktail and wine pairings.
Chef Dominique brings his creations to the West Coast for the first time with the opening of Dominique Ansel Bakery in Los Angeles. Opened in November 2017 on the 1st floor of a two-story space at The Grove, the bakery offers some of Chef Dominique’s most celebrated pastries, along with brand new creations made exclusively just for LA.
In November 2017, Chef Dominique launched his first-ever restaurant, 189 by Dominique Ansel, in Los Angeles at The Grove. The name references our original home in New York (at 189 Spring Street), which coincidentally is also our home address in LA (189 The Grove Drive). It was simply meant to be. Serving dinner nightly, the menu features modern American cuisine with creative twists on classic comforting dishes, while our Weekend Table takes brunch to a whole new level with a communal feast of seasonal dishes served family-style.
Chef Dominique brought his famed pastry shop to Tokyo in June 2015 with the opening of Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan, his first location abroad, located in the Omotesando neighborhood where he sought to create a “next generation bakery” fusing classic French technique with modern New York style. Dominique conceived of his Tokyo outpost as a bakery of the future, creating brand new pastries exclusive to Japan inspired by local ingredients and traditions.
Honoured to have the opportunity to cross the pond over to the UK, Dominique opened his eponymous bakery in London’s quaint Victoria/Belgravia neighborhood. Dominique’s vision for his London bakery was to bring a sense of wit, humor, and old-school charm to pastry and Afternoon Tea.