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DBGB DC

4.5
1418 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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. Bar and lounge seating is always available and walk-ins are encouraged. Two spacious private rooms accommodating from 12-50 people are located on our second floor. We also host smaller groups with personalized prix-fixe menus in our main dining room. We look forward to serving you!
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

Afternoon Bar Bites:
7 Days a Week: 2:30PM - 5:00PM
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Phone number
(202) 695-7660
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Tang
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
H Street between 9th and 10th Streets
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, CityCenter offers valet parking located on H Street with a 33% discount up to three hours. Valet parking begins at 6:30PM.
Self-parking is located on 9th Street between H and I Street, with a 33% discount up to two hours.
Please ask our Maitre 'D about information regarding parking validation.
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Public transit
DBGB is conveniently located to all Metro lines. Use the Gallery Place Station for Red, Green, and Yellow lines and Metro Center Station for Red, Blue, Grey, and Orange lines.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1418 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Food was delicious except for the mussels. There were a lot of mussels that wee inedible. I ate the steak frites which was great.

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5.0Dined a day ago

I will be back. The food and service both really good and an excellent wine list. Food was wonderfully fresh and perfectly prepared. The service attentive and helpful but neither rushed or overbearing. A delightful meal!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food is always creative and savory here. The outdoor dining is a little loud being right on the street but still a great experience.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved the experience. Staff were very friendly. Food was French bistro food done right.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed outdoor seating on a cool summer evening, City Center is relatively sheltered from street noise and offers spectacular people watching. Service was adequate. The Thai Sausage appetizer was just ok. On the other hand, the roasted chicken dinner with asparagus was magnificent! I will return just for this dish (and the ambiance).

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Although not a vegetarian, their side dishes were so interesting that I made a meal of it! Especially loved their asparagus and cauliflower dishes. Others raved over the Brussels sprouts. Service was timely so we could get to a performance of Hamilton at the Kennedy Center. Will go back again!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was delicious. But for a place that was empty during brunch, server forgot to put in my order for tea and didn’t warn us one of the dishes we ordered would take 40 mins to cook. (It was a slow cooked pizza?)

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience and food from the entire staff

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Graduation dinner with the family. Our waiter service was absolutely horrible (he should be fired for passing his responsibility over to other waiters), steak was very dry / awful, and the salmon wasn’t even grilled. Dessert was average at best. This is a far cry from the excellent experience we had at DBGB two years ago.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had brunch and were able to sample several really great items.
Great service, phenomenal food.
This is fast becoming one of our favorite restaurant choices in the district.
Hidden gem

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We stopped in for brunch on a Sunday and really enjoyed ourselves. Everything receives high level marks from me. Our food was cooked to perfection. Our server was extremely professional and friendly, and the atmosphere was great.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food is reliably good. And can you think of any other place that keeps Baked Alaska on the menu? Delish!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Most "fancy" restaurants these days seem to forget acoustics, so if a restaurant's food is good, you can guarantee the noise level is LOUD. DBGB is on par. Conversation is difficult unless you shout. It's very cold, even though the staff turned down the a/c unit over our table. Vanessa, our sommelier, is a gem. She listened to our price points and preferences and found a white wine that blew us all away! Love the charcuterie platter, roasted carrots and asparagus with the poached egg! There was a small issue when we received our bill--we'd been charged for a $90 bottle of wine we did NOT order. It was resolved quickly and cheerfully.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very helpful and attentive staff. The only "miss" of the evening was the cheese tart, it was a little bland. Everything else we ordered to eat and drink was on point.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Service was excellent, server made great suggestions

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything went great. The food and drink for happy hour was excellent. Especially the French fries. Yum!

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Rockfish was cooked to perfection. The truffle pomme frites were amazing and the service was quick.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This is my fourth visit. It is in a convenient location for a business lunch and has a nice ambiance and the food is solid. I just wish the food and service were better. It should be for a Boulud restaurant. My salad was under seasoned. My guest had a burger which he said was good but not great. Our profiterole dessert was fine - a generous portion. The service was attentive for the most part but rough. Maybe Im old fashioned but servers should not interrupt you or put their elbow in your nose to fill the water glass. It could all be there but someone needs to bring it all up a notch.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Went for our anniversary and were treated very well. The service was exception. The food was exactly what we wanted. It didn't blow your mind but it definitely hit the spot.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We've dined here a few times, usually via a coupon. Always love the food and ambiance, service is excellent. This time it was quiet which was lovely. The main dining room wasn't open but it was right after Memorial weekend. Creativity, variety, fresh and seasonal ingredients mean that you will not be disappointed regardless of which dishes you choose.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Dinner at DBGB DC was perfection. Upon recommendation of my server, I had the rockfish. It was absolutely delicious - white, flaky, semi-firm, mild in flavor and cooked perfectly. Portion size was appropriate, not bulky like most American restaurants. Since it was my only meal of the day, I also treated myself to dessert. I had the rhubarb galette, my first rhubarb experience, and it was a great balance of sweet and tart.
Service was great, as well. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Two thumbs up.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Pricy menu with good but not great food. Noisy crowd.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overall a great meal. The baked Alaska was poor. Otherwise good food.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The food was impeccable. The service was excellent. Noisy on a Wednesday night. Some guys at the bar were watching a game and one of them was overly hydrated (they have a full bar). That’s not the restaurant’s fault but it did get annoying. Otherwise, my hat off to the kitchen and serving staff.
I live in Miami and we have a DBGB that I never tried. I will change that when I return home.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Once again DBGB hits it out of the park. The beef dish for two is not be missed and the Thai sausage is a must have appetizer. The real reason to go, other than the food is DBGB's new sommelier Vanessa. This knowledgable and accessible young woman is poised, smart and the best wine teacher you could ask for. Her changes to the wine list are varied and impressive and she has brought a compatriot on board who is wonderful as well. The great outdoor seating and convenient location make it my go to restaurant for out of town guests as well as a night out with my husband.

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1.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Bland, bland, bland. We were so disappointed by unappetizing the food was, aside from the freshly baked bread. One person in my group got the strawberry cocktail and had to return it because it had no flavor. Also had to return the crab spaghetti because it had little flavor. The cauliflower soup was also pretty tasteless.
We’ve been here before and it use to be better than this. I don’t know if it’s a new chef or if they’ve gotten to comfortable because of their prime location. With all of the options nearby, we will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent place on all accounts! Service, food, drinks wonderful!! The staff are impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Spent time in bar before heading outside for dinner. Very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very expensive

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great Experience! Love this place!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Good spot for happy hour with food. The drinks are expertly prepared and the food is tasty.

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The manager tried to save the meal, where almost everything went wrong. This was a first visit to DBGB DC. The server took awhile to ask for drink orders; the salmon entree was inedibly salty and replaced with a non-seasoned/bland dish; the Frenchie was very salty but edible; bread for the table came after all of our entrees were served and the salmon dish sent back; a complimentary dessert (thank you!) sent by the manager was a baked alaska, which was very good but still somewhat hard in the middle, however, the person serving the dessert, which was a log section to be divided into three slices using a knife, missed the mark, splattering swiss meringue, cake and ice cream on one of us. No offer to pick up the tab to clean the clothing. Thankfully, no problem with the madeleines, which were delicious. I was surprised by the inexperienced or uninterested staff and kitchen issues. When our primary server came by to say he heard the salmon dish was sent back for over-saltiness but replaced by an unseasoned/bland salmon, his response was "so, funny business from the kitchen", and never came back to the table despite our efforts to hail him. They didn't charge for the salmon, which in the end was largely left untouched.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Second time at DBGB, and we’re already looking forward to the next time. The food was excellent. Very fresh, perfectly prepared, and with delicious combinations of flavors. Among the best meals I’ve had in DC. And the service was equal to the food. I made an off-hand comment to my wife about her being the birthday girl, and the waiter brought out a special dessert with “happy birthday” written on the plate in chocolate sauce. Such a nice gesture. We’ll definitely go back several more times.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I loved the food. Drinks were fun and the scallops heavenly.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Busy Mother’s Day Brunch went over well! Service was friendly and attentive despite a full restaurant of special occasions. Flavors were fresh and forward. This was our first time, and we all hope to come back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great ambiance, great food and good service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Second time at DBGB and both times the food was outstanding and the service was quite good. Innovative and changing menu makes it interesting. Special Mother's Day treat!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch was delicious and had good variety of options.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very nice Mother's Day Brunch. Nice selection or food types and prices. Attentive, pleasant and well-informed server. An all around pleasant experience at a time that is often less than this.

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