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Permanently Closed - DGS Delicatessen

467 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Business Meals (5)
  • Great for Lunch (4)
  • Comfort Food (4)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. DGS Delicatessen features both traditional & modern Jewish cooking in Dupont Circle. Chef Eric McKamey takes inspiration from the classic delicatessen, while pushing the cuisine in a new and exciting direction. DGS offers 8 day house cured pastrami & corned beef, reubens, handmade matzo ball soup, house cured cold smoked salmon.
DGS believes that delicatessen, German for good eats, comes from the soul of the old World Jewish kitchen. In that spirit, DGS brines, cures, smokes and pickles everything served on premises.
Beverage Director Brian Zipin crafted a beer, wine and cocktail menu amplifying the bold flavors of the delicatessen.

**Please note: Saturday & Sunday Brunch tables are Walk In only**
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Eastern European, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Daily 4-7 pm
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Phone number
(202) 293-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Robinson
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Private party facilities
At DGS Delicatessen we offer family style brunches, corporate office lunches, modern tasting menus and more. We will create an exciting beer, wine or cocktail menu to go with your meal.
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Private party contact
Isabel Torres: (877) 510-6641
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catering available for information e-mail us at
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Cross street
N Street NW, south of Dupont Circle
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Parking details
Valet available Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9:45 $9
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Public transit
Red line DuPont Circle
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Special events & promotions
Check our website for seasonal events
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Mhander (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Best pastrami sandwich ever. The pastrami to measure all other pastrami by. Soul warming matzo ball soup. Chewy chocolatey brownie. So sad they closed their doors.

vipDCbruncher (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Sad this place is closing. Went one last time.

vipJ2P4 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Really enjoyed lunch today. Always good for a Reuben and fries, or the turkey. Sorry to hear they are closing. Sunday, February 11th is their last day.

Stephen (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was extremely poor. The matzo ball soup was similar to dish water and the matzo brie was barely discernible as being made from matzo. When you combine the poor food with the incredibly loud noise, it makes for a one-time visit only.

vipUnhappy (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Horrendous pastrami. At least half the pieces that actually had meat on it contained fat and I even got pieces that were only fat. No excuse to serve it that way. Very unlikely to go back unless they change.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We went to DGS for dinner before the theater. My friends had been there before and recommended it. We enjoyed the food and the extensive beer list. However, the menu was very small and offered few choices. My friends said that was a huge change from their previous visit.

vipBigEater (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The delicious smell of deli meet greeted me as soon as I walked in the door. Unfortunately, the pastrami was not as good as I remembered it to be. It was tougher, chewier, and not as moist as I would have liked. Hopefully, this was an anomaly from what has otherwise been a go-to for great pastrami in DC.

IMTM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was mediocre and menu very limited. Latkes were too think, perfectly round and overcooked. Applesauce was clearly homemade and very good, as was the chicken liver. Broth for matzo ball soup was very odd. It looked and tasted like French onion soup broth (or at least beef broth), although the waiter assured me it was chicken broth with duck fat, hence the dark brown color (?). I’ve been here before and it’s been better. Probably won’t return.

vipJBurella (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

The Mazel Tov is a great drink and I highly recommend the latkes!!!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Such an underrated place. So sad when they closed the merrifield location, so we found the other one!