DBGB
DBGB

DBGB

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dbgb.com/nyc/
  • Phone: 2129335300x
  • 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 American, French
  • 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!
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DBGB reviews from OpenTable diners
324 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (179)good for groups (144)neighborhood gem (100)hot spot (99)special occasion (83)great for brunch (67)vibrant bar scene (64)great for lunch (62)notable wine list (53)romantic (41)great for outdoor dining (41)late-night find (37)kid-friendly (20)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Let's have lunch @DBGB!
    Turandot
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    After having tríed other Daniel Boloud outfits, this was a great Sunday discovery! Good helpful service, great food.. Overall a great experience! Very affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed w service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was fabulous as always but we had a group of 8 and horrendous Srvc. Our waiter changed twice early on, once food arrived he disappeared. He came to pick up our plates, we had a late friend arrive and was told kitchen was closed- we had not yet ordered dessert. He took our dessert order and when it came time for the bill a waitress appeared, apparently it was shift change!! We spent over $300 for brunch and the service was poor, very disappointed. May not return for a while. :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intro to NYC dining
    LDNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I brought friends from France & Montreal and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The bar was a great place for a drink prior to dinner and some people watching. I love the design and intensity of the main dining room at DBGB and wanted them to experience it. I always find DBGB an exciting place to eat in terms of food and ambience and this trip was no different. We had great food (burger, charcuterie, sausages) and a large format tripel - all were awesome. Another great meal - I will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent services and food
    pedrosantos
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    a beautiful decoration a special service, a good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Save money by not tipping
    letseatVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I can't remember the last time I refused to leave a tip due to poor service. Every course was slow (how long does it take to plate a salad?) Granted it was prime time when we arrived (9:45 on a Friday night) but even the waiter started making excuses after we had waited over an hour. He started hovering (there were very few other people left in the restaurant) When the meals finally arrived only 3 out 4 showed up. The waiter was standing right there and didn't notice that the servers had neglected one of our party. H looked totally confused. Went back to the kitchen and said "your burger will be right out". 20 minutes later the rest of us were pretty much finished our meals. The manager came over and offered us take out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    FoodyumVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    we've been here twice in the last several weeks, ordered multiple apps, cocktails, wine and different mains. the food is consistently good, and the service is also attentive. the second time we obviously had a waiter who was very green, but we noticed right away that where he forgot to check in on our drinks, or explain certain specifics, the management picked up his slack. it's like they knew they might need to give extra attention to his tables until he learned the ropes. i thought that was fantastic. they were a little late in seating us for our reservation, but i didn't think that was the end of the world. we had a drink at the bar with our friends while we waited (bartender waited on us immediately, cocktails were well-made).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and quality service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our waiter helped my husband pick out a local beer and brought us each a taste of beer and wine we were contemplating unsolicited. She made insightful recommendations on our order to help us round out a nice balanced meal. The table for two was CLOSE to the other tables on either side - in the way they are in Manhattan - but for larger parties you could ask for a cozy booth. The noise level was so loud you could barely hear your dining partner speaking so good for foodie couple but maybe not for a first date, older people or friends wanting to catch up. Everything we ordered was amazingly good - the beets were divine, we loved the sausage, and the cavatelli with GENEROUS black truffle shavings were perfect. Make sure you make reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Poor service.
    Camara
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had some sausages as starters and the burguer as entree. It was everything delicious. However the service was very slow and took us 20' to get noticed after being seated down. Another 15' to the beverages arrive, and it was just a simple beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was an overall great dining experience. Waiting at the bar for my friend, I had a wonderful martini served by a wonderful bartender. We were seated immediately once we all arrived. The service was amazing. The food was great- everything was delicious. The manager came over and checked in. I already have plans to return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OK Food - Fries taste of McDonalds
    MBerthaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Decor is really cool, but started to wonder if it is pretentious to have a piece of cookware from famous chefs lining the top of the shelves. It's a bit show-offy. Ordered the prix fixe and each had the tomato and goat cheese app. Very good. Had The Frenchie, med rare. It came out very rare, but I was ok with it because it had a nice char. It was good burger, but no where near worth the $19 price had I gotten off the regular menu. The thing that got me is that the French Fries tasted exactly, and I mean EXACTLY, like McDonald's French Fries. If this is on purpose - WHY? dessert was good - blueberry/coconut sundae. Service was fantastic. Wouldn't go back or recommend. Too many other solid options in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    walkercme
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great place! Food is fantastic and there are a lot of great options to mix and match to share with a big group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As expected
    kwnyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It did not exceed my expectations but everything I tasted was pretty good, but I'm not sure if I'd go back. I feel that there other places that I can have better food and feel more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DBGB Kitchen and Bar - 5 Stars
    Mman10
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Outstanding experience here. Super friendly host, waitress, and sommilier. Food was everything that you would expect from a Daniel Boulud restaurant. Try the raw bar for an appetizer and the braised beef or chickpea cavatelli for an entree. The wine and craft beer lists were fantastic and staff was more than helpful with recommendations. Would reccomend for a group, a couple or some serious foodies. Would definitely visit this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Spot !
    NYClover
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service from top to bottom was superb ! Great staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent atmosphere, decent food
    NikAmi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I had dinner at DBGB on a Friday night. The place was packed. I appreciate food and good service over trendiness and this is where DBGB fell a little short. The charcuterie appetizer was fairly good. I'm not usually one to eat meat in gelatin, but it was an interesting change of pace. What I didn't appreciate was that the dish was brought out by a busboy who couldn't speak well and his mumbled run through of the offerings left me unsure of what I was eating. The entree of the black Angus beef, was only decent. The brisket portion, was well cooked, but bland. Finally, the wines on offer are either not great or overly expensive. Anything in the fifty dollar range was not worth getting and were all available for about ten bucks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went to DBGB for a bday dinner, everything was great!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointing
    vickmack
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was visiting my kids who live in Manhattan and thought to make this a special occasion, so looked up this trendy restaurant in their neighborhood. The chef/owner is so well-known and recommended. However, the waitress was pushy, wanting us to order and out asap, not suggesting items exactly, but pushing them. Not a relaxing experience. The LOUD ambiance was so challenging, I couldn't even taste my food, which was probably very good. I will not be recommending this restaurant and neither will the young trendy couple with me. No reason for the food to be good in such a place. I spent so much money, and what a waste!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go For The Sausages
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    DBGB was great, the only let down was the Fried Calamari (It was served in a huge clump, the batter was all stuck together and honestly there was no calamari in there, only onions and peppers!). The other no no was the so called Cod. Usually when you order cod it is a decent portion but this looked like a frozen tilapia filet I can buy at Costco. It tasted fishy and didn't look appealing, mind you this entree dish was already $30 and up. I do recommend the charcuterie plate, steak frites and the sausages (Chorizo, Pork and Cheddar, and the Blood sausage). The dessert is also a must! I had the Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream and the Grand Marnier Souffle (a little too strong with alcohol for my taste). But it was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Village Wonderful
    BLBeyer
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    What a joy to eat such wonderful Bistro Food at one of the best location on the Bowery
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is pretty amazing! Everything we ordered was so delicious - calamari, spaghetti with sausage, duck, chardonnay and the blueberry tart for dessert. I would highly recommend this place as it is comfortable yet has a very sophisticated ambiance. Great place to catch up with friends or take a date to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • really delicious fun!
    twofourtalkVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were downtown at the theatre and wandered over to have an early dinner… the staff were terrific and the food delicious..a great addition to 'The Downtown Experience'!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool but...
    Hobo636
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Nothing wrong here and good vibe but the noise level is very high and the prices are not friendly. The wine list is especially out of control. $120 to start for anything good and it looks like a 400% plus markup from retail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy but disappointing
    gdfdmavineVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our service was wonderful, but our food left something to be desired. We ordered from the prix fix for Oktober fest and the food was quite tasty. The portions in themselves left a lot to be desired. The sausages are not served as links but a link cut into 3 coins. there was only one. We were disappointed in the appetizer size portions of all items. Our white cosmos were scrumptious and also tiny. For the price of our meal and the small size of the food we will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DISAPPOINTING
    Amy1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I expected DBGB to be much better. It was definitely not up to DB'S usual high standards. However, the wine and beer list is exceptional. If nothing else, do go for a drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers, lively atmosphere
    NatH
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    DBGB has really good food and a fun, lively atmosphere. It's definitely a good standby that you can't go wrong with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy/rushed
    Annoying
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Servers and busboy not attentive / rushed us. Busboys hand was in front of me on my plate before I was finished / rude. Waitress continually told us her "favorite" and we listened to her tell tables on either sde of us same thing. Overall annoying service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Energized
    Shodo13VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I love this restaurant. We've been several times now and everything we order is awesome sauce. Best burger in town hands down. But the thing we love the most is the energy and friendliness of the staff. Just shut up and go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carnivor retreat
    Dutchtreat
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    DBGB is is nicely decorated restaurant with a bar area and tables upfront and a more intimate restaurant area in the back with table and booth settings. The menu selection dominated by steak/burger house items plus a few other options ( fish, duck and chicken) but it is obvious the concentration is on meat/sausage type dishes. Very solid wine and beer list. Well trained and attentive service. The short rib dish was excellent and the burgers looked very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Coffee-less Brunch
    JohnMVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Visited last Sunday with my wife, parents in-law & 2 of their friends. We had made a reservation about 2 weeks previously. When we sat down we were told that the restaurant had no running water. No coffee could be made and the restrooms were out of service. Carafes of coffee were being arranged from a nearby coffee shop. Food was available so we decided to stay as we had travelled somewhat far. Food was great. The French toast was was excellent, the Boucheron very filling and the waffles were delicious too. We did have very refreshing Bellinis. My disappointment was that no adjustment was made to the bill for limited coffee and no restroom availability. Thankfully we found a Starbucks nearby to meet both requirements
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Messy menu...
    Bokma
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nice place, great atmosphere,, but the menu wasn't as it seemed. F.ex - the menu said "Braised lamb"... But the waiter said it was a pasta dish.. shouldn't it be named as a pasta dish...? And so on.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The hype has horrible service!
    kateb
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our waiter literally threw the menus on the table and was so sloppy when he actually came to the table or served us. We sat outside on a beautiful night. That was fortunate because the din was deafening inside. It would have been unbearable to converse or enjoy the mediocre food in that noise level. The inside room felt really chaotic. Why would anyone want to spend their money here?
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food & service, loud music
    Belle5
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our group of six had a delicious meal with excellent service at dinner on a Wednesday night. But the music was too loud! It was hard to have a conversation. Why do restaurants feel they must supply a booming sound track in order to create a good vibe? Foodwise, my duck was perfectly cooked and the sides were yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Frenchie burger was tasty, but French fries were too greasy and soggy. Decor is cozy and cool. Servers were busy, so you have to call them if you'd like to order.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    SuAc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A very pleasant experience,our selection arrived beautifully presented and delicious . We were seated and complained about the place being to cold, the manager came over and adjusted the AC to our comfort All and all we all felt that it that DGDB will definitely a place we will come back to
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return.
    Kate
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The pre-fixe option is a fantastic deal and has a great selection. We did experience one incident, but it had a great fix. There was an error in our order, which wasn't a big deal for us, and it was handled extremely well. The manager personally apologized to us and brought us another appetizer. The actions taken on behalf of DBGB have convinced me to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, First class service
    eflpg
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Three of us ate early dinner on a Thursday Night. From start to finish service was exceptional. The Mellon Gazpacho was brilliant, light and flavorful. The Duck dish "one of the best things ever". The Pasta was very fresh with the Italian Sausage farm-table wonderful. The fish was perfect. Noise level increased as dinner progressed and restaurant filled up with attractive crowd. It sure ain't your grandfathers Bowery anymore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boulud Continues to Deliver!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is our 4th Daniel Boulud restaurant and we couldn't have felt happier! Every dish from start to finish was fantastic! Our favorite, in particular, was the calamari. This is not your traditional calamari with red sauce. This calamari was fried light and crispy (not greasy), had a hint of lime, and the mustard kefir sauce was amazing. The lamb cavatelli was out of this world. Service was also fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • saturday in NYC
    nibblealot
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Was disappointing too corporate. The umbrellas labeled boulud ,first hint that this was not the feel we were looking for. We are in NYC for an experience. The four top just shy of the proper room for 4 The design is cool, but when we were handed a huge plastic menu flopping in our hands.a bad choice menu for such known chef's establishment. Had a platter of overly cold charcuterrie.We asked for mustard ,or a side compliment the bread and meat, it would have been nice to be on the plate, However the mustard came in a plastic bottle, and a condiment caddy? really? The waiter knew how disappointed we were and offered us cheese. nice waiter, very attentive and was reading us like a book.thank you to the sever, no thanks DBGB.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite brunch places
    samuelmelgar
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Love the cocktails and food. Steak and eggs are very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The outdoor seats were loud unfortunately and it took a little long to get the bill. The food however was amazing. Had the Duck Sausage special along with the blueberry desert.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall