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Dominick's Restaurant

2335 Arthur Ave., The Bronx, NY, 10458
nr. 184th St.
718-733-2807

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

83% would go back.

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So ... do you like the Yankees?

By alexskabry on 8/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Boy a Red Sox fan might get killed here ... but not before having a great last meal. Clams, 'chokes, pasta ... an incredible meal. No desserts, but frankly you leave with doggie bags from all the excess food and if you eat early enough, there are great bakeries up and down Arthur Avenue. Unlike so many NYC "experiences", Dominick's is reasonably priced and true entertainment in the restaurant. "Whaddaya need a menu for? Whaddaya want? I'll get it for you." Loved it. Can't remember the waiter's name, but this guy did it old style - charm out the wazoo. GO. GO NOW! (only reason I gave the decor a 9 instead of a ten ... I can't help it, I'm a Mets fan!)

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90 out of 178 people found this review helpful.

Dining at Dominick's

By hudbert on 9/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The night before I left NYC for home I stopped at Dominick's and loved it! Old world charm with no menu, we listened to the waiter recite a long list of evening specials.. Having never been here before, I ordered a dish my uncle and myself used to get years ago and it was no problem! While eating you can enjoy the locals laughing and joking and enjoying a fabulous meal! We did the same! If you're ever in the Bronx, you have experience Dominick's!

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103 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Great food and fun

By Wolfpack on 8/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is so out of the ordinary and offers the best of the Bronx...Anything and everything is delicious. Just love their stuffed artichokes. Better than that is their tossed salad which reminds me of grandma's. The dressing can be purchased at the bakery across the street so you can take a bit of Arthur Avenue home with you.

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128 out of 225 people found this review helpful.

I love this place

By sheldon3 on 2/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I drive from CT to go to dinner at Dominick's. We usually have a group with us and sit at one of the long family style tables and eat and drink until our hearts content. By the way, the wine has Dominick's label and it is great. I love Friday's for their fish salad. No fish on Sunday because they only serve what they buy that day. I love how you order food, the waiter comes over asks what you want to start with... antipasta, salad, appitizer. What ever you do, don't miss the stuffed artichoke and clams casino. Use the homemade bread to soak up the oil/garlic mixture after you eat the clams. Their chicken scarpiello is the best I have ever had. The chicken just falls off the bone. You can't go wrong, no matter what you order. Go hungry, because the portions are large. If you close your eyes, you will think you are eating in Italy.

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67 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

The Best Meal I ever had

By Larryboombotts on 8/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I moved out of New York 20 years ago. On a trip back this summer a friend took me to Dominicks. I had never been to Arthur Ave and was absolutely blown away. The place was packed at five thirty in the afternoon. Just the smell alone was enough to drive me nuts. After ordering, (no menu of ccourse) the food hits the table in lightning speed. Veal Pizziaola, Chicken Scaparella, Mussels marinara and Linguine Ai olio were amazing. Ive never had food so fresh, cooked to perfection and so delicious. Am already planning a return trip to NY for next summer and Dominicks will be the first stop. Cannot wait to get back there!!!

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91 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

Without a doubt THE best italian food in NYC including Brooklyn.

By giabrooklyn on 8/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

There are no menus. You come in, they sit you down and ask what what you're in the mood for. Shrimp? Clams? How bout some Shrimp Scampi w/ baked clams. no problems. its just 2 people at the table. slight problem. If you're able to eat all the food served in one sitting you belong in Guiness. All food is served family style. It's made with such heart that you can taste in the meal you eat. If you look in the kitchen, there's probably 6 italian grandmothers making dishes. And that's what make the smell and taste irresistable. There is no doubt that if you trek it all the way from NJ or CT it is worth it.

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285 out of 552 people found this review helpful.

Best Southern Italian restaurant in America

By Daniel_Orestes on 12/18/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is phenomenal, don't expect the niceties of a menu though. At Dominicks, they have a much warmer approach, the waiter asks you what you like "veal, lamb, chicken, fish.....Whaddya want?" They then describe all the different wonderful ways they prepare each of their dishes. You chose, they bring, you eat. Very casual, very fun, HUGE portions. Arthur ave. is one of the last bastions of italian american culture left unscathed by what I call NY restaurant syndrome (small portions, overly fancy/rare ingrediants, bad service) You will never find that here, it's like a huge, crowded version of grandma's kitchen, and quite a hike from my residence in southern brooklyn, but always well worth it.

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388 out of 710 people found this review helpful.

Stuff yourself with Stuffed Peppers

By mazzca on 3/28/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

200 words are not enough to describe this place. There is an aura about this place and it says loosen your belt for this meal! If you like to eat and have a good time there is no better place than Dominick’s. The décor is Grandma’s basement and I like it. Menus and a credit card, Fogettabouit, there are no menus and it’s cash only pal. I can’t leave the place without eating the stuffed peppers and neither should you. The Linguini alla John is an incredible dish as well. Shame on you for having room for dessert after this meal! Maybe not the place for a first date unless she’s sassy. This is definitely the place for a guy’s night out or a loud family get-together. Heaven in the Bronx is a meal at Dominick's and tickets to the Yankee game.

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338 out of 675 people found this review helpful.

Dominick's Arthur Avenue

By karen.pesce.9 on 1/26/2013

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Without question the best Italian restaurant and probably the best restaurant in New York City. Mr & Mrs William Fleming

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61 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

It is what it is................

By jackdonohue on 6/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

You have to go to Dominick's once or twice to learn how to go to Dominick's. Check out the Jesuit, retired detective and the wise guy all eating together because they went to Fordham together. Ask the "waiter" what he's "got for fish" tonight. Drink the wine out of Libby juice glasses. Watch, listen, eat, tip. This is the stuff they get so wrong on those godawful NYC TV shows about the Irish and Italians. Have enough class to know what you are looking at. Like Scorsese.

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