Overall - 9/10
Food - 9/10
Service - 9/10
Ambiance - 9/10
Location - 299 Bowery New York, NY 10003
Rarely does one come upon a restaurant that is able to satisfy one's appetite in a great setting with value at the same time. Danial Boulud's DBGB is one of those restaurants that is able to provide that delicious and imaginative menu in a trendy space that avoids being pretentious. Perhaps the best part of the experience are the reasonable prices and friendly service.
The menu is a mixture of classic French and classic American. We started our night off with the charcuterie platter made in house. The combination of cured meats, pates and terrines was delicious and was a good example of french technique that underlies each dish on the menu.
The toughest decision of the night involved which of selection of house made sausages to try. After lengthy contemplation we decided on the DBGB dog and the Toulouse sausage. The DBGB dog is their take on the classic american hot dog garnished with lettace, radish and house made ketchup while the Toulouse is a pork and duck sausage served over a creamy bean ragout. Both were immensely satisfying.
We capped the night off with the 'Frenchie' Burger which is a combination of confit pork belly, tomato-onion compote, morbiere cheese and arugula all served over a medium rare patty. Although all the other dishes were amazing this one was just couldn't be beat.
Unfortunately I do not recall what we had for dessert that night as my last memory was of beef, pork belly and melting cheese all mixed together into the perfect cheese burger. It was some sort of chocolatey slice of heaven. Here is a picture: