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Posted by anonymous on 01/19/2010
Talk about rude...went here with a group of 6 on Sunday night, if they were going to be pushing us out the door then they should have never accepted a 10pm reservation. Our waitress was MIA for the first part of our meal, scatter brained and inattentive - she wound up just leaving in the middle of our meal - um bye?. Then the bus boys were all over our table like white on rice. We could not even get a sentence in to one another without someone coming over and asking if we were done. I guess they just got tired of how long we were waiting (even though its quite normal not to eat a meal in 30 seconds) and they just started clearing our plates - WITH FOOD STILL ON THEM! Terrible experience - would NEVER go back, NOT recommended.
Posted by anonymous on 01/02/2010
went there a few weeks ago with co-workers. for the prices, and the name "Daniel", you are expecting some type of magic. what you get are good, but not great, burgers and sausages. definitely overpriced. i would go back if I wasnt paying.
Posted by TheFrenchConnection on 12/21/2009
My wife and I just had a great experience at DBGB. We booked in advance and were seated immediately. Did not get one of the better tables, but to be fair it was the only two top available we arrived. Started with the fired egg bourguignon, the rillette, and the tolouse sausages. The fried egg was amazing, a wonderful combination of duck, egg and mushroom. I would recommend it to anyone. The sausage was also very good. With the side of beans it was almost like a mini cassoulet. The rillette was fine, but nothing outstanding. I love rillette but this was not much of an improvement over what you can find in any grocery store in France. We then shared an order of the mussels. Again, very impressive. The red curry sauce was rich and full of flavor with just the right amount of spice. My only criticism would be that the dish came with an excessive amount of fresh mint and coriander piled on top. Next we shared the frenchie burger. This was absolutely stunning. I’ve had burgers at many of the top rated joints in this town and DBGB’s version ranks as one of the best. Yes, it’s a bit expensive at $17 given it’s size, but there have been numerous times when I’ve paid $10-14 for an average burger in nyc and would have willing paid a few dollars more for something as good as the DBGB’s frenchie. Finished it off with two desserts; the millefeuille and bouche de noel which they are offering during the holidays. Both were very good. My wife loved the millefeuille while I preferred the bouche. The service was pleasant and efficient. I feel we were given just the right level of attention. Beyond our great meal there are easily 5-6 other things on the menu we really want to try. This place has all the makings to become one of our nyc favorites.
Posted by fernando on 12/18/2009
We went for brunch and loved it. We will defeintly go back. The Burger was perfectly cooked and assembled! Beautyful presentation and I loved the dining room.
Posted by Very Pissed on 11/24/2009
Went with a big enough party to taste almost every dish. The Curry Mussels stood out as the only dish that was good. Mediocre Sausages! Stay away from ALL the deserts. Not to mention the service. Don't believe the marketing...
Posted by Allen on 11/09/2009
...not just in my description of the prices, but also is the after math of eating a 21 dollar burger which had been sitting out to long. After waiting 45 minutes to be seated, our party which had made a reservation weeks in advance, were not served our main courses for another hour and a half. To put that in terms of actual time on the clock, our reservation was for 830 and our meals came at 1045. the hostess was beyond rude, the food was much better on the menu then on the plate, and I do not expect to be served a cold burger which had obviously been made before any of the other dishes, sitting out for at least an hour before being served, when I'm paying 21 bucks for it. Louder then time square at rush hour, constantly having my chair pushed around by the staff passing by... All things considered this place feels more like the food court at grand central terminal then a Daniel Boulud 3 star restaurant.
Posted by Liz on 11/07/2009
Not sure why all the bad reviews... my boyfriend and I went here Friday night for a birthday dinner and loved it. We had two sausages, a burger and two appetizers (crab cake and duck confit) and were impressed by all. Prices were on par with most NYC "hot spots" so I can't really understand why people seem so shocked by average priced food from a celebrity like Boulud. All in all we highly recommend it. Anyone who knows good food in NYC and enjoys a festive atmosphere with an amazing open kitchen will love this place.