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About DBGB DC
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 look forward to serving you!
Washington, DC 20001
French, Contemporary French / American, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Afternoon Bar Bites:
7 Days a Week: 2:30PM - 5:00PM
H Street between 9th and 10th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
DBGB DC Ratings and Reviews
The food was great. Absolutely no complaints about the food. BUT.... overshadowed by the horrible service. No particular order....
1) waiter left (as in, left the restaurant) in the middle of our meal, and notified no one that he still has customers!!!!
2) when we asked for anything additional to our meal order, as in rounds of drinks or the desert menu, the waiter acted as if we were out of order.
3) we spent close to 500 bucks on the meal, and the manager took off an 11 dollar desert after learning the waiter left and notified no one that our table wasnt covered. Thanks?
Overall i would highly recommend passing on the food, because the service leaves a sour taste in the mouth ruining the quality of the meal. If i was the chef, i would be really angry the bad server overshadowed the quality of the food he prepared.
Good but I was hoping for more. Rockfish was just slightly overlooked. Pommels purée came across as routine mashed potatoes and sauce meurette was not as smooth as I would have hoped. Cod with clam chowder sauce was good but not outstanding. Mont Blanc Revisited dessert was ok but not an improvement on the classic.
Excellent meal in a casual, yet high quality environment. I started with the tarte flambee, a delicious Alsatian treat, moved on to steak frites cooked perfectly, and finished with a souffle so light and airy it was like eating a Grand Marnier cloud. This is not Michelin star dining. In a way, it is so comfortable and delicious that it's better somehow.
Party of 9 at 7 on a Wednesday in town hosting a business meet. Service was solid and not overbearing so conversations weren’t being derailed with next questions. The menu is great, a little something for everyone in a small sample size (menu size not portion). Food was very tasty, everyone in my group made comment to me individually about how they enjoyed the meal. I had the ribeye and it was perfectly cooked for me and had really good flavor. Afterward, stopped at the bar for a couple rounds, and the bartender did a nice job as well. Can’t comment on cost, another in the group grabbed the check!😁
Thanks for a good night!
Nothing like a waiter giving you different service than other tables. We needed a quick bite after the auto show. Decided on DBGB because of past good experiences. However the service we received was different than all other tables the waiter was taking care of around us. Even did not offer bread like all others. Won’t be returning.
The service was extra solicitous and friendly in a positive way, taking note of the fact that I was dining alone. Best bread in town, ditto for the saltyed cy gooaramel ice cream. The steak was ver good, but not exceotional. What keeps this review from top scores is the pmmes frites - too salty to eat. Mon Dieu, take it easy on the salt. Those who want can add more, but they were inedible.
The service was very good, but the food was largely uninspiring. Some parts of a dish would be quite great, and then the other parts would be a complete miss. I think I wouldn’t have been upset had the price been 20 or 30% lower than what it was, but it is definitely City Center pricing.
I got three scallops for $34. They were served with greasy fried bits. I was still hungry after finishing, in part because I couldn’t bring myself to eat the oily parsnips. My lunch companion ordered salmon and coffee. With tip, the bill came to around $90 for lunch. It took longer than it should have to get to our table, even though we had a reservation, because the hostess station couldn’t handle the lunch time press, adding to the time the meal took overall. Not worth it.
We first visited after a long day sight-seeing in DC. We just wanted a beer and maybe some pub grub. After sharing a cheese plate and charcuterie, we vowed to come back, which we did 2 nights later during restaurant week. Every course served was delicious, and the service impeccable.
My guests and I found this DBGB absolutely fabulous! Myself and 3 co-workers visited on Jan 23, 2018 for an extended lunch. Ambiance, service and meal was absolutely fantastic! AND I am vegan and the waitress talked to the chef and they were able to “veganize” my meal for restaurant week for same price! We all totally enjoyed our meals and I was told that the birthday cake for my two co-workers celebrating was absolutely delicious! We HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DBGB and we will be back soon!
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