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!

931 H Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American, Burgers

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

Cross Street:
H Street between 9th and 10th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 695-7660

Website:
http://www.dbgb.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Tang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Tue 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM

Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:45PM

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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.

DBGB DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
Good for a Date (41)
Business Meals (30)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Authentic (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Casual (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Happy Hour (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (15)
People Watching (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Seasonal (9)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 hours ago

Food is delicious. The environment is nice and bar is good. Decent place. Good for event and meeting

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Always a great experience. The new chef is doing great things.

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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Been here several times and the food and service always exceptional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Once again DBGB does not disappoint. New menu, new sommelier and everything is seamless. While the souffle was undercooked, the duck was medium and the steak a perfect medium rare. The fries are not to be missed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Waited 15 minutes after sitting and no service. Bad experience

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and excellent service! Can’t wait to come back and try something else on the menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had an excellent dinner and very attentive service. Really enjoyed the overall experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service...we all had different salads....kale with chicken, nicoise and Cobb...all delicious..
Service was swift and professional...highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Went here for Valentine's Day with my partner. We had a wonderful time. Had great service, food and ambience. Highly recommend for a fine dining date.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome service and great food! Only area I’d suggest for improvement would be expanding the brunch menu, but maybe they just don’t want to be known for brunch. Overall amazing though and we all loved our food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good place to talk.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was great! That was where the greatness stopped.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was great!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Can you give more than five stars for the staff? They were amazing. The food was great. We tried several offerings and enjoyed them all, but, the service is truly the best it could be. Absolutely will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

food was overall underwhelming - had the steak frites ( ribeye) over cooked 3/4 inch thick, frites were cold. Would not recommend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for restaurant week. The service was very attentive, and the dessert was really good. The starter soup and the steak frites were ok. The steak came out undercooked, but they brought it back out at the correct temp

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Disappointing. CO qu vin, overcooked. Lamb sausage, presentation looked like something a dog left. Bar portions seemed quite small. Others around Penn Quarter do a better job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Would have been better if the waiter was more attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Family in town

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very average

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious restaurant week menu! Especially the cookies and cream dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great time - food was delicious, except for octopus, which was really tough. Sommelier Vanessa was amazing - big shout out to her for finding my new favorite wine! Really great wine list too. Will definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went during restaurant week. Food was fine but the meal was a little rushed. Will try again during a different week

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Outstanding service and delicious food! Highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Third trip for lunch - absolutely incredible. Will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was exquisite! Beautifully presented and not an off-not on anything.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Perfect! Came for DCRW, will be back again. DB can do no wrong.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great service and delicious food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Fabulous lunch for restaurant week. Impeccable service, precision in cooking and nice atmosphere. We will be going again.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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