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DBGB Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dbgb.com/nyc/
  • Phone: (212) 933-5300
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 5pm - 11:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 12:00am

    Friday: 12:00pm - 1:00am

    Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

    Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, French American
  • Executive Chef: Charlie Foster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st Street and Houston
  • Public Transit: B, D, F & M to Broadway-Lafayette, J to Bowery, N/R to Prince, 6 to Bleecker Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and garages, located on 22 East 1st (between 2nd Ave and Bowery) or 321 Bowery (btwn 2nd St & Bleecker)
A word from DBGB
We do not take reservations on-line for our café/lounge area. If your preferred time is not available on-line, please contact us by phone.

DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud's downtown restaurant specializing in bangers, burgers, and beer. We offer house-made sausages, burgers, and all in addition to seasonal Lyonnais-inspired bistro cooking. For beer lovers, there are 22 drafts to choose from and another 75 by-the-bottle. The interiors pay homage to the Bowery's history as New York's restaurant supply neighborhood. Try our $27 prix-fixe for brunch on weekends. For dinner, we offer a daily $38 prix-fixe. Finally, our private room hosts parties for up to 18 people with a view of all the live action in our kitchen! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place, excellent food snd service, beautiful people ! Highly recommended !"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Cool place. A bit cookie cutter. Food lacks Soul and is overpriced for what you get. With some many better choices why would one go back? Cause its in your neighborhood, and all other places are full."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Been to DBGB on numerous occasions. Not the same spark and sense of accomplish as in the past. Perhaps it was just a slow Sunday night but expected something go social for Easter as far as the menu is concerned but nothing. The drink pours were the smallest stingiest I have ever seen. With so many competitors all over the city now, I think DBGB needs to step up their game to get me to come back "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nice décor and wonderful stuff that is very attentive yet seamless. They observe and make sure that we were ok but they do not ask you every five minutes if everything is ok, which I love. Food was amazing. We were there few times before and each time, we had great experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I didn't care for the sommelier they had on staff the particular night I was there, but other than that, it was a pleasant dining experience and the food was superb; as well as our server. Additionally my son shared that he was attending CIA and that led to some good conversations with the staff (all positive - :-)). Looking forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I asked a friend in New York for a "new" recommendation for dinner. I wanted something fresh, fun and with great food. Her recommendation for DBGB did not disappoint! I had my sister-in -law in town to celebrate her "BIG" birthday and her first time in New York. This restaurant made an impression. We started with the best "white" Cosmo's. They were unique and delicious. The rest of the meal was great. The sliders were terrific. The waiter over heard us talking about celebrating her birthday and at the end of the meal sent over a birthday desert. It was totally unplanned and unexpected. It was a nice touch! Would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I had a reserve to 8:15pm and when I arrived there there was no table available and the hostess told me to wait in tbe bar as I had no reservation. I asked the manager to talk to me. First came another woman that told that she was a manager to try to explain to me why I did not have a table available in my reservation hour. After that she put me un one table. When I arrived in the table I saw aome tables availables and I came back to talk to the manager but a this time there was a man that told me that he was the manager and tried to explain me what happened. It is quite different a restaurant had two managers working at the same time. I realy did not like the way they managed the situation with me abd my girlfriend. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Booked to take my parents when in town here and had to push the booking back 45min. The hostess was more than accommodating. Food was great - simple but delicious. Service was excellent and really nice vibe. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The overall experience is reliably very good (although extremely noisy), which is why it's great for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Wine: Eduardo the sommelier was just wonderful. With his help we discovered a truly amazing wine. Food: Bob, made wonderful suggestions for food. We loved the crispy pig foot! Bar: I forget the bartenders name but we shared a special moment over tequila and mezcal. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Everyone was so attentive and happy. We'll be back for more!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The ambiance was welcoming and comfortable, the food was well prepared, professionally served and attractively plated. Just what we expect from DB"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Amazing steak tartare starter, and overall a fantastic brunch. I could eat here every day!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food tasted great. However, it felt like a tease because the portions were small. We left, not hungry, but we definitely felt we were not satisfied with the amount of food served. Don't go to this restaurant really hungry. We liked our waiter. It was really nice that the birthday girl was given a desert on the house. However, we got billed for the said desert and had to ask the waiter to take the charge off the bill. It turned s nice gesture into an unpleasant event. We were also overcharged for a desert ordered. The restaurant has good reputation so we expected more."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place gets busy! Definitely recommend a reservation on a weekend. Everything about this place was top notch. A reviewer on another site called this place a "glorified hot dog stand" and they couldn't have been more wrong! This restaurant has something for every taste. Wait staff is very attentive and made the evening for our group. Can't wait to go back to NYC and DBGB again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "For a Daniel B place we were underwhelmed. Service was spotty and slightly arrogant (but hey, it's NY!). Why is it becoming the norm that a thank you when you leave is not needed anymore?? Food was fair."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Incredible Thai sausage. Incredible beer and wine list. Knowledgeable staff help."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "loud and smelled like a diner- the food was from the kitcehn was wafting throughout the dinner room and not in a good way."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant for brunch. Sausages and burgers are crazy good - very tasty. Portions fairly small so try different dishes to share"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First time we went to DBGB was during restaurant week and really enjoyed ourselves - excellent food, good service, though really noisy. Second time only brunch menu was available, and it was rather uninspired - not much flavor despite good ingredients. We waited for our entree for over 30 minutes. After that we could not get anybody's attention to get dessert and coffee. After 3 attempts, we got the check only after we started putting on the coats. Too bad - DBGB is really convenient for Public Theatre, which we frequently attend."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Daniel Boulud. At a reasonable price for New York. The noise level is a problem, but it seems to be ubiquitous. Do we need blasting music combined with the chatter of a huge crowd? The answer in the city is, yes, if you want to be edgy, you need to do this. But, the food compensates at DBGB."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our first visit and we'll definitely be back again. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant knows how to season food so that you taste a play on sweet, salty, tart, spicy, and smoky---hmm, hmm good. Presentation was excellent and they served portions that you could eat in one sitting (no need for a doggy bag). This was eating--an expression on artful seasoning served with waist-friendly portions that isn't overbearing on your tummy. The salmon was perfectly crispy and well-marinated; the white mushroom mixed with the green sauce was a delictable treat with the cous cous. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We took out-of-town friends to DBGB and we all LOVED it. Fabulous food, wait staff. Wonderful experience overall. There were 5 in our group and none of us left a bite on our plates. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "DBGB has delicious brunch. Their waffles and french toast are fantastic as are their croissants. The service is good and the staff is very friendly and the place has a great vibe. We enjoy going there."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "i arrived early for our 5pm reservation in hopes that we would be seated promptly, since the dining room was empty. (they open at 5). they wouldn't seat us until 5:17 because "the waiters were having a meeting" and since we had a show to go to, that hurt our schedule a bit. i sprung for the 42 dollar steak, because i assumed for that price it would be done right. when it finally arrived, the medium-rare was served to me medium-well, which means it didn't really have much flavor and was quite dry. since we were on a tight schedule, i just had to eat it. i've eaten here before and it was good, which is why i gave it three stars, but they need to get their service level up to the standard that i know daniel bouloud would want. Staff was nice!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Visiting New York for the weekend and stopped in for Sunday brunch. It was amazing! Two in our group did the prix fixe and it was a great value. The leek soup was amazing, one of the best things ever tasted. I tried the Vermont sausage to start and it was so tasty. The sausage was cooked to perfection and the flavours were expertly combined. The waffle was so tasty! And everything was reasonably priced. They had an excellent selection of cocktails as well!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went there with friends and family, all relaxed and experienced persons from all over the world, to have a fun evening. The food was quite ok, but the noise level and music was extreme and that turned the whole experience to a negative one, it was simply impossible to hear eachother at the table. We tried to politely point this out, but only got a "thanks for your feedback" response."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "DBGB is definitely one of a kind! My boyfriend and I had a great time! The waiter was very attentive and answered any questions we had about the menu and wines. I was able to have a conversation without having to talk loud. We loved the quality and taste of the pasta (which we ordered), and the creative way the snails were interpreted (instead of the traditional garlic and butter variety). It was definitely impressive and the dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect meal."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "During our layover in New York I had dinner with most of my fellow crew members at DBGB! We all loved the place. Also the fact that it is a great place to meet at the bar before sitting down at the table. Excellent service, delicious food, great ambiance."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "last ate here 2 years ago, have to say that the standard has taken a big tumble"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went here for the beer. Several IPA's on Tap. Tries the Iceberg Wedge (awesome) and a Tunisian Sausage. I'm not much of a meat guy, but the sausage went well with the Hoppy Brew!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had dinner out Saturday night at DBGB and we had a great time. I loved the decor and food. It was an amazing night, and DBGB is a new favorite! The bourbon chocolate sundae is a must have. DBGB is my new favorite place!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went for a sunday brunch with my girlfriends. The Frenchy Burger is delicious and the french toast is a must: moist and balanced flavor! Really enjoyed the place and the ambience!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "What a wonderful rmeal and the restaurant is beautiful without being stuffy ! Would come back again! We also had a great waitress!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My server was exception however when we asked to move from a table to a booth, the manager came over and made up an excuse about needing the table in 45 minutes. She said if you want to scarf down the food and leave, you can sit there. She then sat 3 parties at booths who were all there 45 minutes later. Past that, she was rude and not polite. Past this, a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Just not what I expected from a Daniel Boulud restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had brunch with friends; service was fair, too many children and there was constant draft of cold air on our table. Too annoying! Food was ok"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great spot to drop by for an awesome burger with an even better glass of red."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Good ambient, but overrated and the food was not value for money"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "One of the better places I tried for burgers. Ordered the Frenchie and it was good. Highly recommend the bone marrow."
    Dined on 3/8/2014