January 10, 2018

189 by Dominique Ansel

A fresh, new escape at The Grove.


Tucked away above the cobblestone pavement, gently overlooking the inviting lawn and the theatrical fountain, a refined first restaurant of chef Dominique Ansel welcomes the guests who wander upstairs.

189 by Dominique Ansel is a quietly elegant space that wines and dines its patrons with traditional French cuisine emblazoned with modern twists. The restaurant serves as a comfortable and romantic escape at The Grove, almost sitting back as its downstairs sister Bakery relentlessly churns out Chef's famous Cronuts and Cookie Shots to a line around the block. The restaurant's interior is thoughtful and beautiful from its warm wooden chairs to the gilded art that resembles the crosscut of a  perfect croissant. Imaginative starters like the Elote Milk Bread and the Cabbage Soup (my absolute favorite dish) make way for the classical Duck Confit and Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder. The bar program is a great presentation on its own; give the good ol' Milk Punch a try.

Now that we know it's here, I'm finishing my days at The Grove bar-side at 189 by Dominique Ansel.


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