DBGB DC

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1968 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud's casual restaurant specializing in seasonal Lyonnais-inspired bistro cuisine. Located at CityCenter in the Penn Quarter, DBGB is a short walk to the Convention Center, Verizon Center, and The White House. We serve dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday to Friday, and brunch on the weekends in a casual yet comfortable setting.
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New Happy Hour at DBGB

$5 old fashioned and beer! $8 glass of wine and craft cocktails!
pair with gougeres, pork belly bites & frites persillade!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 27, 2020

Ends: January 28, 2119

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:45PM

What 1968 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very exceptional service. The host took our coats and got us seated quickly. My girlfriend and I had the charcuterie board, which was phenomenal. Our waiter, Alexei, gave us a great wine recommendation that paired nicely with our dinners. Our entrees were nothing short of exquisite. The Duck L’Orange was perfectly prepared as was my girlfriend’s Lamb Shank. However, Dessert literally took the cake. The Baked Alaskan was the primary reason we chose this restaurant, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! I would absolutely eat here again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in DC.

JL
Washington DC
268 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was a bit underwhelmed by the food--this is, after all, a Boulud restaurant! Ordered the mushroom soup for the first course--it was very thick and rather bland. The steak frites was also a disappointment. Steak was perfectly cooked but over-salted. The fries, however, were perfect and ended up being the best part of the meal. But I expect more from a Boulud restaurant.

K
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We really enjoyed the breakfast pastries. The entrees were decent. They got my wife's order wrong but soon remedied it. Service was a little slow to be honest, but it was pretty full restaurant. Prices were probably about $3 to $4 higher than they should be, but it is located right in Center City DC, so you do pay for the location.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch

LG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I wish the restaurant kept their daily menu when there's an event such as Valentine's Day. This is due to others might not be in favor of the special event menu they had offered. This gave a strict appearance to us as this was our first time in the restaurant. We won't be coming back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline and her team are wondeful

SC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Valentine’s Day dinner!

MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for Valentine's Day! I couldn't imagine a better date spot, the service was delightful and the food was delicious. I can wholeheartedly recommend this spot and will be likely be a semi-regular.

NS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous. The food was excellent and the presentation as well. The cocktails were great and creative. Overall, it was a top notch experience (while still being smart casual). I’ll definitely return!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Special Menu!

FC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and menu. It is an upscale place but definitely not a top restaurant in terms of service and food offerings. It is a perfect place to meet a friend for lunch or dinner

g
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for both carnivores and pescatarians!! We used the in house Sommelier to assist in picking a bottle of wine that we all could enjoy. The honey lemon vinaigrette on the Arugula Salad was delicious and perfectly distributed on the salad. The Braised Lamb Shank was decadent, cut like butter. My friends had the Escargot starter with the Slow-baked Branzino entree and Steak Frites; both quite enjoyed their meals. I quite enjoyed my Grand Marnier Souffle to top of my meal.

t
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food from Chef Tang!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and the service

DV
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress. She was very attentive and made good recommendations.

T
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding is the word!!! Truly exceptional service, an unexpected request for a birthday celebration, when we arrived at the restaurant was received with grace and thoughtfulness and executed perfectly, WOW! Christian, the manager is on the ball *, our meals delectable and service attentive and wonderful. We'll be back for sure on our next trip to DC. Thank you all!!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my coworker’s birthday so we decided to try them out for lunch. Best French fries I’ve ever eaten! Everyone who worked there was really nice, the service was great, and they brought a pretty slice of birthday cake (for free) to the table. We will go back.

EK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant and have been there previously. But this time the meals were just mediocre. In fact, neither one of us finished our lunch. Service was fine. Food not nearly up to par

SC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service. Bon Travail DBGB.

e
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and service

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give the service more stars! Great teamwork and our server was fantastic. Food was amazing. Love the steak tartare and carrot dish. Thank you for a great meal!

WJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited at the right time of the year..... cold enough to enjoy a hearty cassoulet! Excellent meal, accompanied by a really fun cocktail list highlighting the best of the last 5 years!
Service was friendly and attentive. Kudos DB for running a tight ship in DC.

KS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Disappointed in the food and value. Overpriced, espcially bar drinks. We won’t be back

i
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely fantastic. The food is so top notch. Service always outstanding.

LC
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely post-restaurant week lunch in a quiet room with excellent service and delicious food. It is normally pretty expensive (not Restaurant Week which they continued for lunch and we unexpectedly had the benefit of enjoying), but the ambiance, service, and food made it well worthwhile. I enjoyed the mah-mahi and the citron tart very much. My friend loved the celery root veloute, the chicken schnitzel, and the tart. I wasn't too excited about the winter salad, but that was a minor issue. All in all it was a great lunch with wonderful, attentive service.

HC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Restaurant Week is a perfect opportunity to sample the menu.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went for restaurant week. Service was a bit slow -- took a bit to just get soft drinks. Food did arrive on time though. Both of us really liked the appetizer and dessert, but the entree portion was underwhelming. I had the butternut squash cavatelli and my husband the schnitzel. Didn't finish the entrees. Found the regular menu to be relatively pricey to try again.

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! We came for restaurant week and the food and service were both excellent. Highly recommend coming here.

ES
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely delicious brunch here for restaurant week. It did get a bit loud because it was completely packed, but it didn’t disrupt conversation at our table. Stop reading reviews and start reserving your table. Your tastebuds will thank you!

WS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific value very high quality comfort food at reasonable prices.

JJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've always walked by this place in city center and finally decided to try to for restaurant week. At first I thought it was mid-tier dining from the setup anf look. Once inside the restaurant was very elegant and sophisticated. We were seated very quickly and I liked that they do coat check. The food was amazing, great flavors and good wine pairing. The butter with the bread was phenomenal. The desserts were sweet, but not too sweet, and also rich in flavor. The portions looked small at first but I left full and satisfied. Definitely recommend and going back 👍🏼

GH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Restaurant Week. Will definitely go back to try their regular menu. Service was top notch.

HB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for restaurant week- loved it. Food was excellent and the service even better! The hostess, bartender, waiter- all did a tremendous job and so warm and welcoming. I love the signature white cosmo too that has an ice ball with a flower petal- nice touch!! I will definitely be back!!

AD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a wonderful experience. The staff are so lovely and food top notch.

BM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will probably be back soon for a birthday celebration

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were at DBGB for restaurant week lunch. The food was great but it seemed like they booked too many reservations. When we arrived there was a queue. Multiple parties of two with reservations had to wait for a table.

SF
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good selection for restaurant week. Glad to see they were busy. Have friends that dine here often and they were right. It is good.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Shame that mediocre service can coast on the amazing quality of the food. The cuisine was otherwise excellent.

BS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. It was fantastic. Food and service were outstanding.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff is amazing, kind, and courteous. Our food was delicious and in our party we had someone who was gluten free and DBGB was able to accommodate her every need. I will definitely be back.

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