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Dominick's Restaurant

Cuisine: American, Continental, European, Italian

Price: $$

2335 Arthur Ave

Bronx, NY 10458 | See Map

Neighborhood: Greater Bronx

(718) 733-2807

Mon - Thu: 12PM - 10PM

Fri: 12PM - 11PM

Sat: 12PM - 10PM

Sun: 1PM - 9PM

At A Glance

  • Founded: 1976
  • Cash Only
  • Reservations
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Alcohol
  • Bar
  • Byob
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Kids
  • Breakfast
  • Catering
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Options
  • Vegetarian Options
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Dominick's Restaurant

food

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decor

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service

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Patrons have been filling the communal tables of this "iconic" Arthur Avenue Italian since 1966, despite no decor, "no menus" ("you eat what they're cooking"), "no checks" ("trust the waiter") and no reservations or credit cards; "off-the-charts" food and "cost performance" make the "daunting waits" bearable, but to save time, go early.

About the Restaurant

When it comes to finding an authentic Italian meal in the city, New Yorkers know that Little Italy isn't the only game in town. For a more adventurous experience, they get off the Manhattan grid and go to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. That's where you'll find Dominick's, a family-style favorite among local residents, discerning out-of-towners, and guys who look like stand-ins for Tony Soprano. Both the façade and the interior are fairly unremarkable, with communal wooden tables and some generic artwork on the walls. But decor isn't the focus; the food is. You'll need to be somewhat flexible about your order, as there is no formal written menu. Instead, diners are asked to give their server a general idea of what they're in the mood for: Pasta loaded with seafood? No problem. Linguine in a red sauce? You got it. Veal Parmigiana? Of course. If it's Italian, the kitchen can probably accommodate the request. To avoid surprises, ask your server about prices when you place your order. It's also best to order something you can envision eating again for lunch the next day, as there's no such thing as a small portion at Dominick's. There's also no such thing as a reservation, so be prepared to wait for a table during primetime dinner service.

Nearest subways
B, D to 182 – 183 Sts.; Metro-North Railroad to Fordham

What to tell a cabbie
Take me to Arthur Ave. between Crescent Ave. and E. 186th St. (From many points in the city, a taxi ride to Arthur Avenue will be expensive. Consider taking the Subway or Metro-North Railroad or ask the staff at your hotel to arrange a fixed fare with a car service.)

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