Permanently Closed - DBGB NYC

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Indulge in a refined menu of carnivorous delicacies, served alongside a wide selection of craft beer and sommelier selected wine at New York’s coolest industrial bistro. A fresh take on the classic French brasserie, DBGB NYC is one of the city’s hottest downtown spots and a can’t be missed for an after work outing. Helmed by the incomparable Chef Daniel Boulud, this restaurant and bar features a Lyonnais-inspired menu of bistro cuisine in a warm and rustic setting.

Guests can enjoy the chef’s creations in a private dining room within Boulud’s kitchen for a truly exceptional private dining experience.
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vipSandra
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the burger Frenchie, it's so juicy and very well prepared. The ambiance is modern and it's really a cool place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have come every year for their French toast...not the same anymore

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Kate
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is large and clean - great for accommodating large groups!

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viplgueats
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal!
We went for restaurant week and enjoyed an amazing meal.
The steak tartare was heavenly and the duck breast entrée was absolute perfection!
Our server Ariel was friendly and efficient.
Definitely one of the best meals to be had in NYC.

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Tweety69bird
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful visit to DBGB's. It was my 2nd visit and I wanted to make this out last stop after our vacation to NYC. We had the burgers, which were wonderful. Jose was our waiter and he was friendly, personable and a wonderful host. I am very sorry to hear that DBGB will be closing this Friday and I hope that the staff are well taken care of.

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foodietoodie
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food took forever and the waiter was incredibly rude and unpleasant. When my friend asked him which sausage he recommended, he responded by saying, "they're all different." He never greeted us or gave us an update on our food. Just plain nasty. Calamari was burnt, mussels were mediocre, and the cake tasted like chemicals. I will most certainly not be dining at this restaurant again.

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vipNYFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nothing special...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The salad we ordered came with a plastic packaging tie in the plate, which meant they didn't check or clean the vegetable well enough. Mentioned this issue to the waiter, and just received a verbal apology from the manager. Meanwhile, the waiter didn't ask how to cook our steak and lamb chop, so they were both served as rare. Since they were too rare and hard to cut and chew, we couldn't even finish half of the plates. Overall, it was a disappointed Restaurant Week experience…

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Some friends were in town recently &we were looking for a nicer local restaurant – DBGB seemed to be perfect. Each of us went with the prix fixe & 3 (out of 5) ordered dessert – the lava cake.

After a long time, I noticed the server stuck her head around the corner to see if we’d been served the first course; we hadn’t. Nor had bread or butter been served. She stopped by again & said she could see our 1st course getting ready to be served. They were, we ate, they were cleared.

The time between the 1st & main courses was too long, but not horrible. But we didn’t see our server again; she never checked on us. She went to other tables and two other servers brought our food/cleared our table. It was annoying to see others receiving normal service while we were ignored. The entire experience dragged – we were seated at about 7:20pm and it was now almost 9pm.

We continued to wait after the main course was cleared to see the dessert menu and we were told they were out of the lava cake. It was barely 9pm on a Saturday night, the place was ~60% full and they were out of most popular desserts?! Didn’t make sense. The original orders had been set aside; another of our group who had wanted to order it had to go with something else.

The server who took our dessert orders noticed we were annoyed and had manager come over. We waited 5 more minutes, during which, the original server stopped by. We said we’d asked for the manager since we hadn’t seen her through the meal. Nothing changed – she continued to walk by and not look our way.

The manager came over, we explained the situation and he said he would put our desserts first. Or not, since we didn’t get dessert for another 20 min. He offered to buy drinks; we declined - our goal wasn't to profit from our displeasure. We just expected competent service at a restaurant of DBGB's reputation.

All in all, very disappointing . I expected more & was embarrassed to have been the one to suggest DBGB.

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BriannaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week place we have been to ever. So awesome to be able to see the chefs work.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Great service. $1 oysters are an absolute bargain and very good quality. Steak tartare was creative and as good as I've ever had, burger was also delicious. This restaurant mixes the eclectic with the basic extremely well. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place. sorry it closed. happy hour was amazing

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vipBOJO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a celebration of my birthday. Loved hanging at the bar first. Great cocktails and bartenders. Food was great and I loved the choices of hearty to light. Just a fun place to hang out with friends where food is good without pretense.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience with DB establishment, have heard great things, and it lived up to its name. The Bowery brunch deal is a fantastic value and every single course was delicious!

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Tiffany
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Incredible service. Loved all of the salads.

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vipAmnaC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. They were very quick, food was out very soon. It was delicious. The manager stopped by and was very kind to us. Will def be back. Had the chicken with extra jus it was excellent. Tender perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food; my steak fillet had the perfect cook on it. Can get a little pricey, but overall good experience. Waited a little bit too long to pay the note.

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vipnew2nyc
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Came here for the beer selection, which was outstanding, but the food was pretty great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal

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vipRavensburggeist
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent including the surprising green bean salad with apricots and hazelnuts. Lamb chops delicious. The seafood plateau was wonderfully fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Went for Father's Day and I changed my reservation multiple times (4 times) and they accommodated my requests without a hitch. Just an overall great place for any occasion or just a regular day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The staff were all very very nice. The crowd was obnoxiously loud. The waiters and bartenders couldn't hear me and I couldn't hear them. That's the only downside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience - called ahead to plan for kids coming and we were accommodated very nicely upon arrival. Hosts and servers were friendly and personable, sommelier very helpful and attentive (kept our glasses full - thank you!). And the food was spectacular. Duck and burgers were yummy yummy. Will definitely come back!

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vipmrwine
New York Area
12 reviews