Excellent food as always. Service was fast and friendly. Meals are consistent. They always do a special dish or themed holiday. I will return here time and again. Best matzah ball soup in the area. It’s a kosher style deli with authenticity. Unique cocktails. Service is always friendly.
I had a Gilt City DC voucher for this DGS and it was a good value. Our server was super friendly and the food was delicious. Casual vibe and yummy fries is always a plus. Their sandwiches are bomb.
Loved it the first time I went and was excited to bring my husband. Was pleasant atmosphere, quiet evening. Waitress was lovely.
Matzah ball Soup was WAY to salty, obviously the end of the day. Asked and paid for extra lean corn beef. Sent back 1st. Second was better but not what I had previously experienced.
Very pricey but if good, wouldn't mind. Won't rush back.
We had the chopped liver, a reuben and the pastrami hash. All were excellent--especially the chopped liver. And their bread is phenomenal.
Never a disappointment! Matzo balls soup is almost as good as my mother's - and that is pretty fantastic. A must have!
The food is great, but the noise level makes it hard to hold a conversation.
Good Jewish style food. Very crowded and the waiters dump the plates and glasses in a tub five feet from the table- extremely loud and annoying
My son and my sister and I ate here during Chanukah, yearning for some traditional Jewish foods. My son ordered the Chanukah dinner, which he loved. I ordered the chicken matzoh ball soup, as well as a latke/smoked salmon dinner that was DELICIOUS. My sister ordered a pastrami sandwich and loved it but couldn't finish it, so took home half in a doggie bag. We also had all shared a chicken liver appetizer. And we had cocktails before dinner. Everything was SO GOOD! Really, the only thing I would change if I could is the noise level. Maybe adding some carpeting to the upstairs dining room would help. It was deafening. But we ate on the late side, so eventually the noise subsided. GREAT PLACE!!!
The special chanukah menu was wonderful! Very tasty take on traditional holiday foods.
It hit the spot and glad we were in DC for the holiday.
Three of us were there for an early dinner (6pm) so of course it was quiet! I don't know how it would be later. We were on our way to Theater J so it was in keeping with the theme of the night. We all just had sandwiches. The taziki sauce on chicken gyros was bland so the sandwich was just so so. The cracklings on the smoked turkey sandwich are an acquired taste; one I haven't acquired but they were easy to remove and I don't think it made any difference. It was very tasty.
A great time and the best place to get some Hebrew food in the district other thanks the secret deli at the JCC on 16th.
I'm sorry, I don't get it. My entire party of 5 agreed with me. My family is from New York City and I love New York delis. Maybe this is supposed to be a middle-America version of a New York deli? I don't know. None of us could figure out what they're trying to be -- except not cheap. The pastrami was too fatty, the french fries were doused in salt, the sauerkraut was tasteless and not sauerkraut -- more like cabbage. The pickle was tasteless. Everything was dry, dry, dry and bland or oversalty. So doesn't justify the hype. None of us going back.
The food is amazing.
Food was marginal except for the fries and dessert, which were great. Dessert was bread pudding and a fabulous ice cream or gelato (can't remember). Service was horrible. Had to flag down the waitress multiple times.
very very loud, fries where great, the corn beef/ pastrami combo sandwich look like all the same meat which was tender but not much flavor.
Stopped in for a light dinner. Got the daily special soup, a tasty potato-leek, and a couple hot dogs. The one with kimchee and kewpie mayo was especially good. Service was attentive and helpful.
Excellent Pastrami . I had the Half pound Pastrami with Swiss Cheese.
Cabbage Rolls made with Pastrami were unique and we're tasty. Service was professional and attentive. We had a reservation for 5 but grew to 7. They were very active accommodating.
Very good. Enjoyed it.
Great place for deli. There are not a lot choices for deli in DC. DGS does the trick.
Great food. Vegetarian options somewhat limited, but the falafel is quality. Menu is a bit pricey, but on par for Dupont Circle.
I love this place but this time the service was slow. And the upstairs was extremely noisy.
Good place to grab a sandwich and soup to break up the day. Oy vey!
Have been there before, this time, service was inattentive and wrong things brought to table. Food ok but choices requested were neither honored nor explained.
Pastrami was too good. Amazing place
I come from NY so I have high reuben standards. This reuben was okay, for not being from there. The only thing was the price was pretty high for not that much food. Would be interested to try other items.
Corn beef??? I am from NYC and that mustard and cornbeef was terrible
Best pastrami I've ever eaten! Chopped liver was more like pate, but wonderful! The chocolate bread pudding was to die for. So-o-o-o good. Bread was also fresh and tasty. This deli is so much better than the Carnagie in NYC.
Reasonably priced meal and food creativity was good! Pretty inventive stuff. Execution of the food was a little off and I had better pastrami sandwich experiences elsewhere.
We dined because Rob Sonderman was chef that night. Our group was family and a neighborhood friend who knows Rob from back in the day. Our server was superb. Everyone works very close and were thrilled with your food & drink. Sorry I don't know the bill amount for the table. Everyone had a very happy tummy after our feast.
I really enjoy DGS. Updated food that still somehow retains deli authenticity. Also enjoyed the mixed drinks and the egg cream.
This is a cross between a traditional deli and a hipster, fresh bistro. Very good latkes (love the apple preserves), but too much emphasis on ingredients like cilantro, chia seeds and the like. I enjoyed my grilled salmon with a tomato-zucchini combo underneath. It was good, but not special.
Great food. One of the best pastrami sandwiches I've had. Rye bread was so flavourful...The desert menu is a little limited. Server cleared my dining companions plate before I finished which always annoys me, and took the relish I was using as well! Other than that it's a good place to eat and I would go again.
DGS Delicatessen was a nice place to have a quick workday lunch. The service was nice and timely. The food was tasty. I enjoyed the rustic industrial decor. I'd like to try additional menu items in the future so, will definitely be back.
Great place for lunch. First time for my guest. Great sandwiches. Ruben and Smoked Turkey. Nice fresh great taste and service is awesome.
Pastrami hash was delicious!
I really like this deli. Perhaps because it is a standout in a city without great delis. I like the thick cuts of pastrami and corned beef. Very flavorful and done, of course, in house. My wife likes the NYC thin cut piled high sandwiches. The chicken chopped liver is a unanimous hit. I also liked the Benedictberg because its ingredients are poached eggs over potato latkes with smoked salmon and sumac hollandaise. It is a good lunch spot located in Dupont Circle with a decor that mimics the old DC grocery spots. Very much worth a try.
DGS was a great Saturday Night dinner spot. We tried so much of the menu and everything came out great. The Ruben Eggrolls are a stand out as well as the flat iron steak. The cocktails are top notch. I especially liked the "mench" which was similar to an old fashioned. Everyone left happy and full. I will definitely be back.
I won't be going back. I have not had many good dining experiences at DGS, but this was the worst. I thought that a so-called deli could not screw up a simple grilled hot dog. I was wrong. I asked or my dog to be grilled. They brought me a boiled hot dog. When I sent it back, they brought one that had barely seen the grill. The hot dog had no taste. The service was very poor. My friend asked to buy some Montreal bagels. We had just seen them delivered. The counter folks insisted that they didn't exist. When they finally worked it out, she couldn't pay with cash but had to use a credit card. Don't go there if you actually know what deli food tastes like.
This is the very freshest deli food. The portions are a good size. As the menu suggests, the pastrami is the best.
Our meal at DGS Delicatessen was hands down one of the best we had in DC, and that's saying a lot! The pickled veggies are wonderful, as is the matzo ball soup. My husband and I split the hot street (pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss, mustard on rye) and the whitefish salad bagel platter. It was the best Jewish deli food I've ever had. I may return just for DGS Delicatessen.
We were pretty put off by their not having kids options and our server not even trying to find a solution. If they truly do make it policy not to throw some meat on one slice of bread and charge us for a half sandwich that is ridiculous. The suggestion was to buy a $15 sandwich for a 1 year old!
The food was great though we had to order differently to share with our child.. even the sides were done well, nice vinaigrette on the salad nice creamy slaw without so much sweetness. Loved the house made cucumber mint soda. Love the atmosphere. The service would have been consider great otherwise.