Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
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Mon–Thu 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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DBGB Kitchen and Bar features two private dining rooms available for business and social affairs. Both rooms are located on the restaurant’s upper level, and are sunny during the day and intimate at night. The rooms are elegantly furnished and feature many amenities.View Private Dining Details
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Daily 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Great food, service, location
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Ambiance was elegant and comfortable, service was attentive and thoughtful. Food was beautifully done. We enjoyed the seared tuna to start and it was perfectly done. Duck breast and scallops for the entree and signature baked Alaska were all outstanding. Wine recommendations from the knowledgeable Vanessa were spot on. We were delighted by a visit from Chef Tang, and will not soon forget the evening.
We'll be back.
The restaurant and wait staff went out of their way to accommodate our multi-generational table for 7 (from age 8 to 80.) Lovely meal and ambiance
DBGB was wonderful. The food was great..special emphasis on the mini crab cake appetizer and the red grits, I highly recommend them both. My wife enjoyed the Rockfish and I had the Merguez sausage w/ cous cous which we’re both great as well. The Rockfish was moist but the skin was still crispy. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. Noise level could get pretty high in the room we were in, but since it was storming this night, it wasn’t as crowded as I’m sure they normally are. I’d be cautious if I want a “quiet” romantic dinner, but the ambience is still very cozy.
The Maryland Blue Crab Spaghettini is to die for, our service was amazing and our waiter was very attentive. We will be back next time we are in DC.
We were expecting much more, however they did not have 2 if the items I wanted/unavailable, not gluten free or Soy free, so I opted for mini crab cakes, which was served on top of a white mush of puréed artichoke that did not taste well with crab cake, especially not much flavor seasoning in it. They apologized for it and comp'ed my Sauterne instead of the weird food. Haricot Verde is green bean salad which I'm allergic to sit and beans, so it went back. My nurse aide didn't like anything so she tried to cut the bread, Iraq&Iran war in her belly after...Dabney & Fig&Olive were better choices. Faux French food. I prefer Chamier country kitchen than contemporary American-wanna be French. Sommolier was not well versed as I would have liked. Thank you for the Sauterne. It was the best item on menu. Wines are above average. Lil too pricey for the food, et al, but management was apologetic for errors server was lacking. Too many people bothering me about less than mediocre food. Tipped the waiter for his efforts. Did not live up to its reviews.
Service was not good, our waiter was short and not very hospitable, it took a long time for our check and when we had a questions he just went “yeah?” Even when we first sat down I was immediately turned off by his shortness and lack of personality. Not the level of service I was expecting for this price point. The Food had highs and lows; sausage and crab cake appetizers were great, the scallops were actually really good but only 3 scallops for $36.... the rockfish i has was disappointing. The only food thing about the entire dish was the fact the skin was crispy. Other than that, so freaking bland. Plus they charged for bread, and it was way too crusty, almost innedibly hard. As for the drinks, the old fashion was good, strong. But the “Passionate from miles away”, terrible. No way anyone could finish that drink. It was so spicy and strong, I have no idea where they were going with the flavors. The dessert we shared was good, however. Tableside Baked Alaska, gret vanilla, pistachio, and raspberry ice creams. The merrangue was flavorful and provided a nice balance. Even though there were minor hilights, I would never come back here. Again, service makes everything. And that service was a huge turnoff.
Great dining experience as always. A great restaurant!
Pricy, but worth every penny! Melt in your mouth dishes with local and seasonal ingredients paired with creative cocktails. Awesome service too, I’ll be back.
This place was french perfection. Loved every course. Service was beyond reproach and flavors are those only dreamed of. We will return!
Great Happy Hour drinks & food - they take reservations for Happy Hour with seating at the bar or tables which is a real plus!
Great menu items, accommodating hostesses and informed, amiable waiters.
Fantastic food, exceptional cocktails, and superlative service. I highly recommend!
I was not particularly impressed with the food especially for the price. We had the Romaine salad as an appetizer as well as the tuna. Both were good but nothing spectacular. For the main course we had the scallops and the steak frites. The scallops were good but I would not order the steak frites again. The service was very good but unfortunately the food did not match the service. For dessert we had the chocolate souffle which was again good but not spectacular.
Not many vegetarian options and the breakfast didn’t come with toast.
Food was pretty bad for the price. So many flies flying around and the glasses were dirty. Definitely not for a nice occasion. Steak was chewy and tough. The scallops were not fresh and smelled fishy (in a bad way). The scallops were also overcooked.
I wish that the service had been better, to even come close to matching the food. It was indifferent if not nearly hostile....very odd as I had not had this experience before at this place.
Happy hour wine and oysters were great! Fun ambiance but the food wasn’t as good as my first visit. The sausage wasn’t as fresh as it should have been, and the crab spaghettini dish was too oily.
Wife and I both had the steak frites. Very good but not par excellent. Liked that it came with a little salad. Seemed to be a place that the local business folk used.
The service was incredible. The wait staff is friendly and attentive while being very informative. The selection is varied and tasty.
Having had great experiences during lunch and dinner in the past, my dining companion and I decided to give DBGB brunch a try for the first time. Sadly, the execution of food was very slapdash and the service was far below the quality we experienced in the past. While the hostess was very patient and accommodating with us in helping us find the right table (the air at the initial table smelled like a used wet rag), our main server was grouchy. While it may be pain that I requested to change my entree after he entered it into the computer, I told him well enough in advance of the first course arriving that it didn't warrant an audible sigh and eye-roll. Thus, we didn't feel comfortable pointing out issues with our food that would follow.
For our first course, we chose the Soup and Heirloom Tomatoes. Our first choice was the soup because it had been a dish that had been consistently excellent at DBGB. Unfortunately, the Melon Gazpacho was piercingly sweet at first sip and too thin-bodied with very little to balance it out. The Tomatoes, while also thin from lacking a protein item (e.g. dairy-based topping or egg), otherwise tasted fine. Entrees were similarly mediocre: the Frenchie Burger was fine, but for the first time, the fries were so heavily salted and hard to shake off that we had to use ketchup. Also, upon requesting the mustard caddie as with previous visits, all we got was a thimble of only one typed. The Chicken Paillard tasted boiled with hardly any grill flavor and overly salted from the mustard sauce. If it weren't for the salad, it would have been a salt bomb. For dessert, the wimpy sundaes--2/3 volume being whipped cream. Ordering fantastic Madeleines and Cappuccino salvaged the entire meal.
While I've heard brunch can be less than stellar because the B-team often works the shift, we never experienced such a night-and-day difference in quality at any restaurant as we did here with our last visit.
Frenchie burger was excellent; cavatelli was only so-so. Service, as always, was excellent.
Nice Sunday brunch during Restaurant Week with nice and good food. The service was for my kind a little bit too intrusive.
This was my first time here and I will be back. I was not sure how accommodating the restaurant would be with 1 child, 1 toddler, and 1 baby, but they were great!
The food was amazing! I was craving escargot and I was not disappointed.
We came because it was restaurant week and we wanted to try a new restaurant. The menu offered for restaurant week had 4 entrees and they all appealed to me. The branzino, melon gazpacho with shrimp were excellent. The desserts all looked good and folks enjoyed them. The service was attentive and unobtrusive. I would definitely come back.
Branzino was nicely done, wine was overpriced, service was mostly attentive except for several problems which soured my experience. My Frenchie burger was order rare/med-rare & delivered well done. Waiter did not validate Valet Parking, and even tho the parker saw us enter & exit the restaurant, we were charged the full rate. Boo.
Had an amazing restaurant week experience!
We went during restaurant week and they did not skimp on the amount or quality of food. Very happy with our choice and will return. Service was outstanding.
The food was absolutely amazing and the service was standard. It was restaurant week so the wait staff were stretched to their limit. The noise level was atrocious however, making it nearly impossible to have a conversation. Part of the issue could have been that we were seated near the bar. Nevertheless, I highly recommend the food and no doubt the service would improve during normal circumstances but I likely will question whether or not to return based on the anticipated level of noise.
Went to DBGB for Summer DC Restaurant Week in August. Food, ambiance, and service were outstanding.
The restaurant week menu was superb. Just the right amount of options to choose from and diversity within those options. The food was delicious and the cocktails were wonderful. I can’t wait to go back.
Superb happy hour and excellent service. The Thai sausage, and the Frenchie burger were absolutely delicious. Baked Alaska is a must-try for anyone who loves ice cream.
Awesome lunch for restaurant week!
We are from Montréal Canada where dining restaurants are the finest. We were very pleased with the menu and the food presentation at this restaurant. As a party of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids/teens) we selected different plates and we loved everything (mussels, steak, crab cake, escargots, duck breast). The service is great, staff is professional and very polite. We were there on a Sunday evening so it was quiet (was not a noisy place!). Definitely worth it.
Avocado toast with poached eggs was amazing, but everything else was so-so and quite overpriced.
We had been to Boulud Sud in NYC recently and we're hoping for a similar experience. We were not disappointed! The food and service were outstanding!
We can't wait to return!
Delicious food - salmon and duck were perfect. Our server was also fantastic! Cocktails were on point.
First time at DBGB, and food and service were excellent. Outdoor patio seating was very relaxing.
My wife and I came here for the baked alaska. We usually do not like going out in DC as we find the food to be mediocre, the ambiance lacking, and the prices high. We usually stick to Arlington restaurants, but we really wanted to eat that baked alaska!
We got the cote de boeuf and baked alaska for dessert. Everything was delicious including the cocktails and wine by the glass. We will definitely be returning. This restaurant exceeded all of our expectations and now we have a reason to come into to DC!