About DBGB NYC
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.
French, French American, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Between Houston and 1st Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Great Music, Great Food, Great Friends! An Open Kitchen, Whole Hogs, and the famous Flaming Baked Alaska to boot!
Inquire by phone, 212-933-5300, or order online via TRYCAVIAR.COM
Street parking and garages, located on 22 East 1st (between 2nd Ave and Bowery) or 321 Bowery (btwn 2nd St & Bleecker)
B, D, F & M to Broadway-Lafayette
6 to Bleecker Street
N/R to Prince
J to Bowery
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
From our intimate private dining room, The Kitchen Table, which seats 18 in a private room amidst chefs, to a full buyout of the restaurant, DBGB is the perfect spot for any special occasion! We can easily accommodate larger groups from 8 to 30 people in our dining room and bar room.
Check out our large format Whole Beast Feasts* (Hog, Beef or Lamb) to share with your favorite friends and family for a unique and memorable experience!
Call the restaurant or email our events coordinator Isela Velasco: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please Note: Advanced notice is necessary so that we can coordinate with the farm and prepare the beast.
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Private dining at the Kitchen Table for up to 18 guests, overlooking the kitchen.
DBGB NYC Ratings and Reviews
I've been here a few times and liked the ...
I've been here a few times and liked the restaurant until tonight's visit. We were seated 1.5 hours after our reservation After being told repeatedly that it would only be "10 to 15 more minutes". I have been to other restaurants where the waitstaff firmly but kindly tells the current party that their reserved time is up and the table is needed for the next seating. This clearly did not happen tonight.
After finally being seated at another table, three of our entrees came out 10 minutes after the rest of our entrees and must have been forgotten about and then rushed to be made...one burger was overdone, the second was completely raw inside, and the third pasta entree was doused in cheese/dairy when the person who ordered is lactose intolerant and specified no dairy. To make matters worse, the waitstaff acknowledged it but didn't even offer to remake those 3 items which was bizarre.
They took the three inedible entrees off our bill along with 100$, but I feel that we deserved to get the $400 bill at least cut in half, if not fully taken care of considering the entire fiasco of a night. I own my own business, and I certainly would've comped the entire meal if this had happen in my place of business.
pleasant comfortable surroundings with a ...
pleasant comfortable surroundings with acceptable noise level serving good basic food.the quality of service is good,attentive.service is quick,maybe a little too quick,we like to take a little more time between appetizer and main course.
the timing of service between kitchen and table can be improved.i.e. the food needs to be served without cooling down too much,we like our food hot,not tepid.
the taste profile is interesting .the bearnaise sauce could be a little more pronounced bearnaise.
Reservations were easy for Thanksgiving, ...
Reservations were easy for Thanksgiving, I even got a personal call to remind me. When we arrived the place was hopping, and we were excited until we were assaulted with loud hip hop music - on Thanksgiving? We decided to let it go. I ordered a bottle of wine since my son was unfamiliar. The wine was pricey, the wine steward presented the bottle and once I ok'd he poured for my son first - which I was surprised by but willing to let go but no one but my son and I poured additional wine for us the rest of the night! I'd be lame if that was my whole complaint. Not the worst part of the night. The busboy or waiter did not bring us bread, I had to ask for it - he said he forgot. The appetizer arrived timely, the entree took a little long, but it was Thanksgiving we were patient. Finally we ate, it was all pretty good. Then we stopped seeing our waiter. We sat with dirty dishes in front of us for 15 minutes. We then received desserts and I ordered 2 irish coffees, again waiter went missing. I had to go hunt someone down to bring us our coffees. I paid $260+ for this barely mediocre evening. The WORST part? I threw it all up later that evening - the oysters. This was my first time in NYC and I was excited to spend Thanksgiving with my son. But it turned into my worst night ever and I had to leave to fly home a day early because I was so sick. I do not recommend this restaurant and I will not return.
We dined at DBGB on Thanksgiving evening ...
We dined at DBGB on Thanksgiving evening. Two of bus had the turkey entree and two had the steak option on the pre-fixe menu. The turkey was moist and the stuffing was savory. A very pleasant meal. We were a bit under-whelmed by the desserts - specifically the pecan pie, which had an unusual dry brownie-like texture (not like any pecan pie I've ever had) but the overall flavor was good. All of is chose different appetizers and each one was great. The calamari with curry sauce, in particular, received rave reviews. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming.
We celebrated Thanksgiving there last ye ...
We celebrated Thanksgiving there last year and couldn't wait to return hoping to make it a new tradition. We were disappointed. No comparison to last year. The portions were in half for the same prices. They were "tasting" menu portions. Two of us had the filet. It was 4 small slices,serve cold and missing the Bearnaise sauce. When we ask the waitress for the sauce it was another 10-15 minutes before it arrived. The waitress was always arguing with the bus boy directly behind our table. She never came to the table to see if we wanted anything else. We guess she was to busy arguing. Sadly, we will look for another place to have Thanksgiving.
We went with a three adults and two youn ...
We went with a three adults and two young children for Thanksgiving. As usual, good food, good service and good drinks; DBGB really manages to be consistent over time, and if you do ever have an issue, the restaurant is eager to make it right. Portions were decent for the price point with good execution, although prix fix menu was limited in scope.
Great disappointment :( to end our girl' ...
Great disappointment :( to end our girl's weekend... definitely below our expectations. The ambiance and decor were lively and pleasant, definitely a party place and not suitable for a quite, romantic meal....so it met our expectations there. It was a crowded Saturday nite and they could not handle the crowd at all! Service was slow and poor. I had to wait for my glass of wine because they were out of glasses...had to be washed. My friends had cocktails so they were fine. They were done with them by the time i got my wine! One of our dishes was great--the sausages. The meat was tough, not good quality, the pasta very bland, nothing special---certainly not worth the money. Received the wrong bill at the end of our meal--it belonged to another table. To end it all, when asked for the street address to summon an Uber was given the wrong street address--Uber was waiting for us at the wrong place. We had made reservations expecting a great meal at a fun place and were highly disappointed.....!!
OK experience. I was on the fence about ...
OK experience. I was on the fence about recommending it b/c I have never been to the one in NYC even though I've lived here my entire life. My friend and I arrive 15 minutes early (clearly we were. It expexting to be seated then) and we were told by the hostess we would receive the next available table that was not already reserved. My friend and I expected that and waited st the bar for 15 minutes and recognized other parties were just walking in without reservations and being seated ahead of us. We brought this to both of the hostesses' attention and they didn't seem to care, until my friend reasoned with them and they admitted they made a mistake. I can understand making a mistake but two tables were sat ahead of us in error and had I not brought it to the hostesses' attention who knows how long we would be waiting. On a Saturday night you expect to get good service, and it was annoying that I had to keep such close attention to what was happening at the hostess desk. We finally sat and our waiter was nice and helpful. He gave us good recommendations and was kind enough to offer us a complimentary soup b/c we were not sure if we wanted to order it. When our main entrees came we were extremely underwhelmed. I thought I was being "punked" I ordered the roasted chicken and the portion was SO skimpy. The plate was practically empty and it was not very tasteful. My friend ordered the steak which was also very small. We were both very hungry still after finishing out entrees. The price was not cheap either. On a Saturday night you have certain expectations for a dinner and it's unfortunate to leave a restaurant still hungry after paying $130. Now I understand why I have not been there and it's not a place I hear about often. Our waiter was great and so was the company (my friend) but besides that, the experience was not great. There are so many options in NYC and this isn't a place I would go back to.
I've now eaten at DBGB three times. I t ...
I've now eaten at DBGB three times. I think their prices are generally ridiculous for the portion size (although I guess in line with the neighborhood) but the food is solid good & in some instances spectacular (for example, the roasted carrots). The plain burger is nothing to get excited about, which is odd given the place is supposed to be all about burgers, but the Frenchie (with bone marrow) and the Piggy (with pulled pork) are quite good, although the Piggy could have used some more pork. Steak tartare is great but one time it was underseasoned and the next it was over-salted. The smartest way to go is the prix fixe- $39 for three courses with fairly decent choices. However, their cocktails are spectacular and really interesting, and service is just great. Everyone from the waitstaff to the bus people is super nice, well informed and cheerful without seeming phony. The drinks and the service keep me coming back whenever I am going to a show on the LES.
The food was good but took 2 and a half ...
The food was good but took 2 and a half hours to arrive. The staff were apologetic but said the kitchen was just busy. Seems like the kind of thing you should just organise better. They did take money off the bill which made amends.
We live in Soho and had been to DBGB sev ...
We live in Soho and had been to DBGB several times when it opened ... then it simply fell off our radar and we were always concerned about the noise factor. We were so surprised that the food was even better than before and each and every dish was beyond memorable ... rare nowadays for a trendy restaurant. Even our picky 11 year old twins gave it a thumbs up from the "vermonter" sausage oozing cheddar, oysters, aged ny strip, steamed fish for my friend who is allergic to everything so they custom made dishes for her, to a perfect burger and fries. Then the sides ... great veggies and they even gave us a complimentary kale salad with the most other worldly sweet potatoes that was sent by accident. Dessert was solid as nothing too complicated in the ice cream sundays with traditional toppings. Our server was on point and so kind ... a pleasant surprise to be a true New Yorker and be able to take our kids to a hot spot on a Friday night and have fun with fabulous food! The noise factor was manageable as we were in a booth and again any trendy restaurant will be noisy so if you have not been here before or in a while ... go NOW!
The service was terrific! We were late d ...
The service was terrific! We were late due to Subway snarl, but DGBG made our guests comfortable and were gracious when we finally arrived. We never felt hurried and were able to enjoy a leisurely, delicious dinner. Thanks DGBG!
Food was as expected, good, nothing spec ...
Food was as expected, good, nothing special, service ok. What we found irritating that the place was only half full with people - we go here quite regularly and never experienced such few guests. The vibrant atmosphere sure adds to the overall experience and we hope it'll be back.
First time @ DBGB. Went with a family gr ...
First time @ DBGB. Went with a family group of 5. Had a great meal: the food, service and ambiance didn't disappoint. Special shout out to the sommelier - excellent wine recommendations for not totally extravagant prices.
Recommended for a special date night. It ...
Recommended for a special date night. It's the kind of place where everyone helps everyone not just your assigned server. Unique set up and the food was amazing. I couldn't eat all my food for fear of not being able to fit thru the door. TONS of it, especially the mussels. I recommend the desserts as they are all amazing. We had the mango sorbet and the lava cake. Both unbelievable!
This will be a regular place for us every time we visit NYC. We had gone there at the end of a stormy, complicated day of travel and almost just stayed in. DBGB changed the perspective and set a new positive tone for our visit and I cannot be more appreciative than that on a quick trip that needed to be special...and it was. DBGB was a large part in making it so.
Went on a Sunday night for dinner and en ...
Went on a Sunday night for dinner and enjoyed the entire experience. The price fixe menu was a great value at $39.00 though some entrees were better than others. The curried cauliflower soup was delicious; the beet salad was delicious. The pasta with squash was good, but a bit starchy; moules frites delicious and the sausage sampler was good. Cheese plate was 2 cheeses, pecans, and hearty bread and was really good. Molten chocolate cake was good too. We sat at the bar and the bartender was engaging, but not overbearing, and directed us to a nice bourbon. Can't wait to go back.
Remarkable cocktails, outstanding wine l ...
Remarkable cocktails, outstanding wine list, peerless appetizers and small plates. Sausage was competent and flavorful. Strangely, the burger was mediocre, barely at the level of your corner pub; desserts were similarly average (aside from the passion fruit sundae, which was a standout).
The wait staff seemed overburdened, we w ...
The wait staff seemed overburdened, we were not served well. The food portions were very small for the price. The steak frites were over cooked and the meal was so so. Very disappointed on this trip as other times we had good food. Won't be going back, too much money for mediocre food and too busy a staff.
A really great place to go for excellent ...
A really great place to go for excellent food and service in a casual setting. Everything first rate from the superb shrimp wrapped in bacon to the grand marnier soufflé. Sommelier recommended a Macon villages. And it was excellent. Well worth a visit.
A brilliant interpretation of the classi ...
A brilliant interpretation of the classic Parisian Bistro with a decidedly American twist. The service was at a Michelin starred, formal standard but with a unpretentious and casual feel. Our incredible waitress was knowledgeable and obviously highly trained and experienced. She was always there the moment you needed her, but never overbearing. The sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable and willing to teach and inform. In hot New York restaurants, one often gets the feeling that waitstaff is selected on looks before skill and talent, but this was not the case here at all (not to say that the staff wasn't an attractive bunch!). I will definitely return on my next trip to the city! And I almost forgot the food, it was incredible to say the least. We started with a very authentic charcuterie board and a heavenly curried cauliflower soup. I had the duck breast as my main course, and it was heaven. Cooked to the perfect temperature. We ended our meal wit an ice cream sundae and a tawny port. Next time I'll be certain to try the incredible sounding steak tartare, they are known for it. Can't wait to come back!
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