At Taste Collection we are lucky to be expanding our range of New York City, as we take time to offer you more in the realms of food, fashion and design. It is with great excitement that we introduce you to our newest member, Meg Phillips! Today she will be offering her culinary insight to her newest favorite place Dominique Bistro! So lend your eyes and ears (and also mouths!), as you take a look at what she has to say…
Nestled on Christopher Street, Dominique Bistro is your new favorite date night destination. Its French flair, extensive wine list, and that perfectly dimmed lighting had me furiously batting my “look at me” eyelashes across the table… even though it was my best girlfriend I was eating with.
A top Date night spot!
Anyone who’s gone out to eat with me knows that if there’s grilled octopus on the menu, I’m ordering it. It’s pretty much a personal rule of thumb (well, fork). Dominique Bistro’s version didn’t disappoint… and that’s high praise from a self-proclaimed connoisseur. With olives, potatoes, arugula, and a creamy chickpea puree to complement my favorite main from the sea, I will undoubtedly be returning for a second plate this winter.
The mussels and steak au poivre were our other selections, and though as a pescatarian I can’t speak to the meat, my dining companion raved about it… though she needn’t have as her scraped-to-the-bottom plate spoke for itself. We quickly devoured the mussels to start, which were light and flavorful in a cherry tomato, saffron, and fennel sauce. There’s nothing worse than a mussel tossed in what tastes like a dull marinara, and the subtle notes in this sauce absolutely avoided any comparison.
We left satisfied, properly buzzed, and eager to return. As temps continue to drop, we definitely see ourselves seeking shelter in this quaint bistro for long dinners in loving company… with a heavily poured glass of Sancerre, or four. It is perfectly unpretentious in every way, leaving the diners to do the boasting. Make your way to 14 Christopher Street, you can’t order wrong.