Domku Bar & Cafe
Domku Bar & Cafe

Domku Bar & Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://domkucafe.com/
  • Phone: 2027227475x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday 12:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am, Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Polish, Eastern European, Scandinavian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: "Meatless Tuesdays"! every Tuesday

    ½ Price on bottles of wine, Sundays 6-10p

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Georgia Ave NW
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Domku Bar & Cafe
Open since 2005, Domku is Washington, DC's first Slavic and Scandinavian restaurant. We serve classic, hearty comfort food dishes such as pierogis, borscht, kielbasa, goulash, gravlax, Swedish meatballs, and pickled herring. We offer a unique Saturday & Sunday brunch menu, a vegetarian only Meatless Tuesday menu every week, Sunday night half-price on bottles of wine, and during the winter months a once-a-month Pierogi Night extravaganza.
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Domku Bar & Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.7
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (10)great for brunch (10)romantic (7)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • A disappointing experience
    Used2luvezeplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If you live around the block, this may be an acceptable place to have a beer or a glass of wine washed down by a few munchies. But I trekked from the other side of town to discover that, despite the early hour, the kitchen had run out of many items listed in the menu. I settled for Swedish meatballs, which were passable, accompanied by runny (instant?) mashed potatoes and lingonberry preserves; I think the IKEA cafeteria actually delivers a better version, if that's what you are into. Altogether, an utterly disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meatless Tuesday
    Vegetarian
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went to Domku specifically for the meatless Tuesday menu. The tomato tart was outstanding though a bit small. My husband ordered one of the specials of the evening, Udon noodle soup--it was very bland and had very little liquid. We were told that one of the flavoring ingredients was ginger, but we did not taste any ginger. The same complaint about the brussel sprouts which were supposed to be "garlic", but we did not taste any garlic flavor. The cook/chef needs to be more assertive in flavoring the dishes. We were given a small bowl of kimchi but that is neither ginger nor garlic so it did not augment the missing flavors from the dishes that we ordered. Prices are reasonable and the service was good. Plan to wait for meals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • could have been something
    bokbgok
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    They had vegetarian night when we went. we stayed and everything was ok, but we really were set on trying something authentic, with meat. Then their options were like eight things in total; only two entrees. Made going out of the way for this place really disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your ordinary menu
    nancychanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Smoked herring omelets! Pancake balls! Birchermuesli! And all yummy. Music is way too loud but otherwise a lovely place for a brunch that you won't forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find!
    TravelingdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Music was too loud and order didn't come out as ordered (but was corrected!)...would recommend for brunch. Great staff and price point good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cute find
    BigSkyAFVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We are always searching for a unique brunch or breakfast. This was very unique, polish and Scandinavian. We all enjoyed our dishes, beet soup, pancakes balls, rasberry french toast, hash, and mushroom eggs benedict. Good coffee. The service was very slow. It was 5 to 10 minutes before our waiter spoke to us, but at least we had our menus to drool over. It was not crowded at 10 AM on a Saturday morning. The outside dining was full with families and people with dogs. I want to go back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool little place...
    AnonCoward
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The pickled herring is amazing, everything else seemed a bit pricey for what it was. My beet/carrot/apple salad presentation was gorgeous too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for people with food allergies
    Darryl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Don't come here if you have a food allergy. I can't eat gluten or eggs. My brunch date can't have dairy. There was nothing on the breakfast menu that didn't have one of these ingredients. The lunch menu had only salads and sandwiches. I asked for a sandwich without the bread, but was told that the manager wouldn't do that. I asked for a breakfast item without the eggs and was told that the restaurant couldn't accommodate that. This was all strange because the menu said to tell your server if you have a food allergy. Then they tell you they can't take things out that you are allergic too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Domku Bar & Cafe reviews archive.
  • I've been to Domku multiple
    Roochie
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I've been to Domku multiple times and it never diappoints. The food is unique and delicious. Those pancake balls are amazing, our group got three orders! Definitely a neighborhood jem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nie Ma (we don't have)
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    My dinner at Domku recently, the experience was Nie Ma. Upon our arrival, we were informed that there were no meat dishes available; it was vegetarian night although nothing indicated that when I made my reservation. Some of the appetizers were unavailable. One of the specialty cocktails was unavailable;they ran out of the liquor. The perogi appetizer was good; It would have been nice if sour cream was offered as a side. The potato pancakes were soggy. It would have been nice to have a side of sour cream and apple sauce made available. The specialty cocktail reminded me of childhood cough medicine.Something's up with this 9 year old restaurant. Next time that I feel like having a Polish meal, I may hop a flight on Air Lot to Krakow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We celebrated a few birthdays with a group of 16 and this was the perfect place to do it! Can't wait to come back with the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Food on a Cold Night
    HillaryVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We were looking for a place close by on a cold and rainy Saturday night,something that would be warm and provide a casual atmosphere. This was our first time dining at this restaurant and it did not dissappoint. We started off with the pierogies which were super delicate and light. My husband ordered a pretty hearty stew-like dish and I had the swedish meatballs. The food was incredible, huge portions and all made from scratch. Will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    person
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We went here on a whim while trying to find something new on a cold fall night. It turned out to be perfect and we'll definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.