Last week I had a meal at DBGB, Daniel Boulud's restaurant on the Bowery that focuses on sausages. I had dined there last year and was unimpressed by a burger I had eaten, and have been wanting to check out the sausages, for that is what the restaurant's main focus is.
The place was packed on a Wednesday night, and I'm not sure why. I don't think the food is that great. I ordered the Beaujolaise sausage ($13) and the Vermont sausage ($15).
The Beaujolaise was a sausage with pork, mushrooms, onion, bacon, and red wine, lentils de puy. It was definitely tasty, juicy, and fine.
The Vermont sausage was smoked pork and cheddar, with hash browns and red onion creme frache. I was not a huge fan of this one.
For dessert I had the coffee-bourbon sundae ($9) with caramelized pecans, brownies, bourbon gelée, coffee tuile & whipped cream. It sounded good, but again, I was unimpressed with it, and my reaction after trying it was, "Eh." Did not do it for me, and I didn't even finish it.
DBGB is a fine place to have a glass of wine or a beer from their extensive beer menu. The place looks great with it's "Bowery Chic" decor. But if amazing Daniel Boulud cuisine is what you crave, I'd stop by one of his uptown restaurants instead. Something just doesn't click on the Bowery for DB on this one.
299 Bowery (bet. Houston and 1st St.)
New York, NY 10003