Chef Daniel Boulud’s long-awaited French brasserie DBGB Kitchen and Bar opened in September at the exclusive mixed-use development CityCenterDC. Serving classic American dishes prepared with a French flair, DBGB is designed by Thomas Schlesser, the same architect and interior designer who designed the original DBGB location in New York. The dining room is a mix of beer-hall-style tables and booths, with private dining space upstairs. The restaurant's two private dining rooms, Salon Rouge and Salon Bleu, can host seated meals and cocktail receptions. Salon Bleu seats 40 guests in several styles of arrangements with panoramic views overlooking H Street, while Salon Rouge seats 24 guests with a boardroom table and views of CityCenter’s courtyard. There is a shared reception area adjacent to the space, and both private rooms can be reserved in tandem for 90 people for receptions or a seated meal for 60 using the reception space. The private rooms boast individually controlled lighting, HVAC, blackout shades, and iPod docks. The entire restaurant including the ground floor holds 200 additional guests.
Photo: Courtesy of DBGB Kitchen and Bar