DBGB DC

4.6
1822 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Special Dinner Menu: September 10 2019! In celebration of our 5th Anniversary, Chef Daniel Boulud & his longtime time mentee, Betrand Chemel from 2941 (Falls Church, VA) look forward to personally welcoming you to our Back from Provence Dinner, featuring a special 4-course tasting menu, paired with wines and priced at $125 per person, not including tax & gratuity. Please note this will be the only menu offered in the restaurant this evening. A credit card is required to hold your reservation.
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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.

Special Offers

Happy Hour

Enjoy a special menu and seasonal cocktails, including Avocado Toast and Frose at the bar or patio! Available daily from 3pm-6pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 26 August 2019

Ends: 27 August 2118

Availability: Daily 15:00-18:00

What 1822 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. We went here for our anniversary celebration our Romanian waitress is so nice made our experience wonderful! We will definitely be back!

h
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food beautifully prepared. It was luxurious. Service was impeccable and staff appropriately friendly. Our glasses never went empty.

SG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of the opportunity to dine at DBGB for the first time during Restaurant week, on Sunday 8/18.
We are so glad we did. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the corn soup and tomato salad, the branzino(so well cooked), and our dessert was the key lime sundae. The ambiance of the place is very nice. The music added to the ambiance (top soul tunes from the past we LOVED). Ordered cocktails that were well made by a very friendly bartender ( husband's "high noon" and my "DB Cosmo"). What a lovely dinner experience. WE WILL RETURN!!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for restaurant week and was not disappointed!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This review is for brunch. We were a group of 8 and all ordered different items on the menu, everything was great, the service even better. Highly recommend the egg Florentine. Will definitely return.

P
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently good and so is the service. We've been there several times.

IL
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat!! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to DBGB DC. This was our first time—definitely not our last. Thank you!!

Z
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything very good (apart from the beer menu)

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had noon reservations for 6 and arrived right at noon and were seated immediately. We ordered at around 12:10 and received our food nearly an hour later. At no time were we approached with an explanation. Once, at around 12:40, then again at 1:00 we asked how much longer it would be before our meals were ready and we’re told both times that the kitchen was backed up and it would be right out.

A “medium rare” steak was served well done. A “medium well” burger was served rare. The “mixed greens” that were to accompany the steak was a charred half head of lettuce. The rest of the food was delicious (rock fish, salmon, a couple other dishes that needed to be wolfed down since we hadn’t planned on a 2-hour lunch). The kombucha was delicious.

Desserts that were ordered at the same time as our meals took another 20 minutes. The manager delivered the check when we asked for it and told us the kitchen was overwhelmed that day and gave me a 15% off coupon to be used in the next 30 days. $240 for 6 people and 2 hours later...Hard pass.

Our office building is across the street and this was the first and last time we’ll have lunch there.

MJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined on a Restaurant Week menu. My companions had a lovely cold corn soup, I had the farro salad, also delicious. My branzino was perfectly cooked, with a crispy skin, and moist flesh. The little apricot tarts were delightful and my husband got the key lime pie-raspberry dessert was even better!
Would definitely recommend to someone looking for a high-end, perfectly cooked French food.

JD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed in the least. The staff pay special attention to your needs and requests. They do everything well.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This place is way overpriced for mediocre food. I ordered the burger and it was meh. I ordered it medium and received a burger that was well done. The burger was also $22 before tax and tip. There’s a reason this place gets bad reviews on yelp. Never going again.

m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent and the server very good and friendly. We felt a little hurried as they brought the main course before we were finished with our first courses.

LL
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our Restaurant Week dinner there - all 3 courses were delicious. Service was great from the host to the server to the sommelier. Highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. It was amazing. I had the Bronzino. Best ever!

e
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perhaps because I was dining alone, DBGB tried to seat me in the bar altho there was plenty of space in both the main and secondary dining rooms. I had the salmon mousse (somewhat bland), branzino, and ice cream from the Restaurant Week menu - all generous servings, nicely presented.
Since I'm a light eater, just a little too rich. A nice treat in a pretty setting.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All round good experience

LR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Iva was such a spectacular waitress. She made sure that our Wedding Anniversary was spectacular. She’s the best!!! The food was amazing and the white cosmo cocktail was my absolute favorite. Excellent restaurant!!!

S
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Jack was our initial server and he provided attentive service, cognizant of our allergies and the food was timely coming out. However, he left to go home with no notice and the new server Iva came through without an introduction until we asked. Our party was essentially rushed because she stated how much she "needed to get home," brought our check and to-go boxes prematurely, and checked 3 times within five minutes whether we had signed or not before we began eating our dessert. We don't appreciate being rushed, and at the price point of the menu & restaurant location there are far more desirable eateries that will provide stellar service otherwise.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Nice place food was very good.

EJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, but the truly impressive part of our meal was the service. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful. The courses were perfectly timed. The moment we needed anything, someone appeared to offer it to us, but I never had the sensation of being watched. I will definitely be back.

XW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with everything! Staff are nice. Food quality and taste are exactly what we expected it to be. Will visit again for sure.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party had an amazing dinner and a wonderful evening at DBGB. We all ended up having fish, which is one of my favorites, and several people mentioned it was the best fish they’ve had in quite a long time.The staff was very friendly and professional and gave us suggestions when asked. Never did we feel rushed during the evening. Everything was so delicious and we had a wonderful evening. The place is located at City Center so afterwards we walked around for a bit. I highly recommend DBGB, whether it just be an evening out or a special occasion as you won’t be disappointed.

RM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Delicious food and wonderful service. I particularly appreciated that it was not crowded and I could actually converse with my dining companions at a normal level.

P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you!

IE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and very fair priced. The drinks were great too.

Not the best Affogato I've had, but otherwise, a terrific meal!

m
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service. Sophisticated and relaxed at the same time. We will be back.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at DBGB was amazing. The food was delicious and the customer service was top notch.

e
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It has been my favorite place for dessert for years but suddenly their best (souffle) is no longer on the menu. Also the profiteroles were out

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hamburger

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H
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good but not up to the standards we have come to rely on from D.B. We go to Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach often and this did not compare.

v
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal highly recommended. Great food we particularly liked the chicken and the steak frites. Service was excellent. Very nice wine selection served in a beautiful restaurant. Will definitely return

I
Palm Springs
150 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Was really looking forward to this…
We discussed three failures with the manager regarding our meal, he did make adjustments on our dining tab.

HOWEVER, I would say these were major faux pas (mistakes) which should not have happened at a restaurant of this reputation.
* Heirloom Tomato Salad served with very over-ripe tomatoes, mushy, unpleasant. We sent it back.
* A wonderful appetizer of homemade Thai Sausage and Green Papaya Salad was accompanied by truly greasy fried rice. Not good.
* An over cooked Chicken Breast entree, dried out - but by then it was let’s just eat that and cut our losses and get out of there.

Hopefully the kitchen was advised to up their game. The restaurant wasn’t so overwhelmed, these errors should not have slipped by…

m
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to lunch with a friend. My crabcake hit the spot - I've had better, but this one was quite good! And my friend thoroughly enjoyed the lobster roll with generous portions of lobster.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and cocktails! Friendly wait staff and great location. Not unusual for the restaurant scene these days, it's noisy. A little tough to have a conversation at times. But it's still one of my top favorites in DC.

AH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super delicious! Fabulous fries. Beautiful dessert.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good brunch and very good service

GT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Kitchen. Entrees make what seem like ordinary dishes unique and delicious.

BF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was reficulously slow as there were only two tables with customers. All orders were delivered late and to the wrong person. The wrong check was presented

ME
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a big group (2 tables with a total of 14 people) - the staff did an amazing job. Brunch was delicious! Highly recommended...

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