Located at 299 Bowery between Houston and 1st, this “French brasserie meets American tavern” is certainly memorable. Back in November, we dined at DBGB with another couple, as the chef had recently opened the restaurant and our friends couldn’t wait to try it.
The first thing I noticed when I walked into the restaurant was how spacious it was. The interior gives a nod to the Bowery’s history as New York’s industrial restaurant supply neighborhood with floor to ceiling shelves stocked with the restaurant’s own supplies, as well as pots and pans donated by famous chefs.
Guests select from seasonal greens, twelve varieties of house-made sausage, mouth-watering burgers, and shellfish platters. I had the hardest time selecting what I wanted, so it worked out perfectly to share a sausage as an appetizer and the Yankee burger for my entree. The burger was spectacular, but the Vermont sausage (and its accoutrements) was unique and the most memorable few bites from the evening.
DBGB was a fantastic choice for a fun dinner out during our quick visit with friends. They accept reservations (which I always love) and the spacious restaurant is comfortable and inviting. There’s also a location in Washington, D.C. at 931 H Street.