Here’s Daniel Boulud’s first DC outpost, a crossbreed of French brasserie and American burger joint called DBGB, now taking reservations for a Saturday opening at CityCenter.
Here are four things to know:
1. It doesn’t look like a power spot. Sure, there are power booths, but there’s glass everywhere, and rustic-looking shelves loaded with plates signed by chefs.
2. There are love seat bar stools. Yup, bar stools built for two. So secure one, then decide between the 16 drafts or the Country Bluegrass and Blues (rye, Chartreuse, fernet).
3. It’s not just foie gras terrine and escargot fricassee. You can get that stuff. But also: seven different sausages, like the Vermont, with cheddar and hash browns, and the aforementioned, SpongeBob-esque burger topped with a crab cake.
4. You can get a whole hog. They’ll do a tasting menu if you ask (especially if you’ve got some lobbyists in tow in the two private rooms upstairs). But the better move is to give them 48 hours’ notice for the suckling pig feast for eight.
Great for pork-industry lobbyists.