DBGB DC

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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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Happy Hour

Enjoy a special menu and seasonal cocktails, including Avocado Toast and Frose at the bar or patio! Available daily from 3pm-6pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 26, 2019

Ends: August 27, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

From classic turkey-day favorites to modern-day French fare, our Thanksgiving à la carte menu offers something for everyone. Join us Thursday, November 28th ; we accept reservations from 12pm until 9pm!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

From classic favorites to modern-day French fare, our Christmas Eve à la carte menu offers something for everyone. Join us Tuesday, December 24th ; we accept reservations from 5pm until 9pm for Dinner!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

DBGB will be dressed to the nines with New Year’s Eve décor, bursting with balloons and party favors. Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing as we host a live DJ and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Gala Menu 8pm-10:30pm Guests will enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu ($98 pp)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1879 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline the General Manager and Christian, her Assistant GM, have really tightened up service and food quality.

JB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, excellent food and service!

JR
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding food. Everything we ordered was prepared. The stand out dishes included the roasted carrots as an appetizer, the chicken entrée was outstanding and the tart tartan and the profiteroles were excellent. The service was super attentive. Overall, an outstanding dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food and service was outstanding! Warm and comfortable- amazing experience!

JC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A close friend and I have a standing monthly lunch at DBGB. The food is amazing; you can’t beat the Express Lunch. The service is top notch; Jason is our favorite. He’s extremely attentive and friendly.

IT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch

AO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quality food, enjoyed the cocktails. Highly recommended!!! One of my go to spots in DC.

EC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hmmm...how do I say it was Just.Wonderful! in 55 characters? My sister was visiting from Mass., and is a vegetarian, unlike my husband and myself (I'm just picky); each had to struggle to decide among several appealing choices; each was delighted with the dish finally chosen. The space was very pleasant, conversation easy, and the waitstaff right there when (or just before we realized they were) needed, without being intrusive at all. They were all pleasant, too, not perfunctory. The waiter himself had good descriptions of the ingredients in each option we were considering. Expensive, of course: we expected that, and were prepared for it: no surprises.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I wish Americans did not put icecream in profiteroles, it really does not make sense

IL
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again, DBGB did not disappoint. What a wonderful restaurant!!

JS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French restaurant in Downtown DC. In the heart of the top of the line designer stores. Thislittle gem has a working owner who is the maitre d, a great bartender, and a lovely hostess. We ate at the bar and enjoyed a beef tartar which was mixed with just the right ingredients to make it a delight to eat and the whole chicken for two. They brought out the cooked golden bird for us to see and then whisked it back to the kitchen to be cut in perfect sections to make it a joy to eat. It was served on a bed of small potatoes, chard, rosemary, and whole garlic. We could bot finish the melt in your mouth chicken there was so much food. The owner brought a complementary apple tartain, which we could not resist. Along with a outstanding French Rose, this was a memorable restaurant.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was fantastic and completely accommodated my large group that was beyond their normal procedures. I’m grateful to the staff and management that helped me bring together a great group of people.

R
Detroit
91 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Keeping this short, I will say that we had a nice, good meal. Our server did a great job. It isn't the best French bistro style restaurant in DC, but it was good.

KW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. I highly recommend the prix fix lunch and let your server make recommendations. It is worth it.

GT
Cleveland
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A last minute choice and so glad we chose this restaurant. So good!! Wonderful, wonderful service from start to finish. The French bread and warm butter were amazing and our party of 5 all enjoyed our entrees and dessert. Wine selections are good and the coffee I had with my dessert was delicious. Thank you for such great service and a very nice evening out!! I recommend!

DD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always reliable and convivial! Had the burger and a martini in the bar. A lot of fun!

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Mon steak tartare avez un goût de tout sauf de la viande .
Le poulet ail ail très bon le reste pas mal mais pas exceptionnel

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SA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’m a fan of DBGB. I always find the food to be exactly what I’m expecting and the staff is nice. Definitely a place I’ll continue to visit

EC
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server may have been new. He was nice but pretty inefficient.

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Found DBGB a modern French-American restaurant. The servers were very attentive and even came by to wipe off crumbs after each course. The food was good and I believe good value in terms of how much was served. I had put in our anniversary in the comments and the manager took full note and made the evening very special. I recommend you check out DBGB on your next special occasion or even just for cocktails.

KS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the steak frites. Overall, somewhat limited menu choices. Prices high.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun time with friends! Bartender and servers were so nice and attentive. Would 100% recommend!! We got there super early and sat at the bar for some drinks. Super quick service. Took our drinks to the table and super quick service there too! A very fun time. Beautiful interior and space.

GG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay, but overpriced for what it was. The place has a nice ambiance and the service was attentive and good, but not sure we'll go back because of the prices.

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent from start to finish, from the perfect French bread and butter to the desserts. My family of four, two adults and two teens, raved about every course and shared tastes of each dish with each other. Ambiance is nice, not pretentious at all, nicely upscale casual. Service was good -- there was a slight bobble with a birthday celebration message that was lost in translation, but the maitre d' made up for it with flutes of Moscato to finish our meal. We live out of state but will definitely go back again!

SM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We actually dined at DBGB during their happy hour time which is a separate more limited menu, I think it runs from 3 pm to 6 pm and still has some nice things to offer just not the normal selection. We all were very happy with the delicious food we received.

e
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great deal on bottomless drinks, they have an awesome selection room of drinks that are included. Food was delicious, Thai frittata and beignet’s stood out!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great birthday treats. We had a bottle of wine but they also brought my girlfriend champagne and an extra dessert

ES
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was incredibly attentive and warm. The food was well done (we especially liked the beef tartare and the yellowfin tuna) and they thoughtfully surprised us with a dessert for our anniversary. We had a lovely dinner overall.

GR
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit to DBGB In CityCenter DC, itself a fun destination! And again, simply wonderful! The menu, both food and wine, is well thought out and interesting. We entertain at home 2-3 times a week, so food quality, prep, and presentation is very important to my experience...and DBGB never disappoints! The service is attentive but unobtrusive...servers are friendly and well-trained. The place is lively and the bar seems a real crowd pleaser. As in most restaurant spaces these days, the dining room can be rather noisy with customers having a good time, but even with my hearing problem, I’ve managed well...we ate outside in the courtyard this last visit and it was expectedly more subdued. You will not be sorry you tried DBGB!

GP
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love DBGB. Food, service and location are top notch. Besides Chef Nick and manager Christian make diners feel at home. A place to come back all the time. Highly recommend it

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was disappointed that I had to wait over 45minutes for my outside seating reservations. Further more, the service was slow and our dinner came out in a random order - entree came out before apps and wine.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!

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r
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food were terrific. I was entertaining guests for a business lunch and the environment was perfect.

KC
Kansas City
69 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in City Center DC.

F
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was fantastic..shame i didnt get her name as she was perfect for our luncheon.
Cobb salad was good but too much lettuce and little short on chicken.
Branzino was crispy and good.
Crab cake you cannot go wrong.

BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was expecting a higher quality of both food and service.

KS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a fan of Daniel Boulud and this restaurant is now on my list of DC favorites! I was lucky to dine on the patio on a beautiful day. The staff was very helpful, kind and efficient, and the meal was delicious. I chose from the 3 course lunch menu, ordering the farro salad and the Cavaletti pasta dish. The restaurant chooses your dessert and mine was a lemon tart topped with blueberries. With another day and a half left in the city, I’m looking forward to my next visit—Saturday brunch maybe!!

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long day of touring it s was greta finding DBGB. We had a wonderful dining experience. We ate out doors and found the projected images so beautiful.

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside on a mild September evening. The server inquired about food allergies which I wish all restaurants would do. My partners tuna was spot on, however my duck was a bit overcooked. This was our second time here and would come again.

WJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great service by server and other staff. Gaspacho and seafood dishes very good. Baked Alaska is not the best dessert choice there. It flames, but tastes like fluff on top.

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