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Maverick34 (42) New York | December 15, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Elite, michelin-starred chef opens trendy beer & sausage stand as part of restauranting empire. Not your corner brewpub. The result is actually fairly acceptable. Decor is modern, lots of mirrors in the main barroom, a bit more rustic back in the dining room. The crowd knows nothing about beer, the bartenders are fairly knowledgeable. The tap selection is pretty good, and the prices are high but not egregious. I had a Reissdorf, an Ayinger Celebrator, and an Old Engine Oil - all tasted reasonably fresh and well maintained.. The bottle selection price mark-up resembles that of wine - borders on the outrageous for some of the 750 ML bottles. I mean you can go across the street to Whole Foods Beer Store (yes, literally across the street) and pick up the same Belgian bottle for 12 bucks that DBGB is hocking for 50-60.
The main attraction is the food. A bit overpriced, but high quality ingredients and very good. Go for the sausages and the charcuterie. Not huge portions but good stuff.
All in all, worth trying once to either add a touch of (expensive) class to your drinking, or at least to see what the fuss is all about.
bmerz (118) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012| Updated March 20, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Good craft beer for people or with an expense account. Itís pretty with lots of pretty people. The cheese plate was fantastic. The menu is high end pub food done by a deservedly famous chef/restaurant brand. They have a few notable cellared bottles but otherwise the beer menu is not so uncommon. There were certainly many nice things on draft for but the prices were really high for what they had.
handsomejn (43) Arkansas | August 5, 2012| Updated March 20, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful place. Caught them on an off day, with a substitute bartender. Found a rather glaring error in the beer list... Founders Curmudgeon was listed as a barley wine and called Old Curmudgeon. Doubt they corrected that one. Still, very much enjoyed the visit.
dinkle50 (54) Chicago, Illinois | July 26, 2012| Updated March 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ate here on a Saturday night while visiting in NYC. Great food and ok beer selection. I had trouble finding something I hadnít had before, but the choices on the menu were all good. Some stuff I was surprised to see too. Great service, better food, good beer selection.
stammmta (17) New York | April 2, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love this place. The tap line up isnít huge (10-15) but well manicured. Usually a new tap from the printed menu. Extra credit for beer som and extensive cellar list.
Full restaurant menu, so best food to beer ratio in the city. Nice sized space but can get a little tight around the section where the bar and front dining room meet.
Jow (93) New York | March 18, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Came here for brunch on St partyís day. Great ambiance and nice selection. They cellar age certain brews additionally as well. Food was great. Cool spot
BMan1113VR (306) Los Angeles, California | January 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited with family. Odd interior space and lay out, kind of modern. Service was decent, and the beer selection was surprisingly good (Oak Aged Pumking), good bottles. Food was overall quite good, but not quite as good as some of his other restaurants. Pricy.
Beerlando (70) Orlando, Florida | November 13, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I came here for Daniel Boloudís charcuterie. I left here impressed as hell with their beer program. You enter a spacious, modern room adorned with floor to ceiling mirrors and glass. The mirrors have cool historical quotes about food and drink, and we had a good time reading many of them as we sat at the bar and imbibed. Having already eaten lunch, we opted for a small charcuterie plate. The house made sausage, head cheese, patť, and various other concoctions were all delicious, served with perfectly toasted bread. Then there was the beer selection. They had three different Zymatore series beers on from B. United, along with a number of unique imported options that Iíve never seen anywhere else. I dare say that the selection, while smaller than other places in town, was very well conceived. Our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that ALL beers were only $5 during happy hour! Thatís as much as an $8 savings on some of the rarer beers. What more can I say? The place just rocks! I wish I could have gone back for a full meal. Itís a must stop as far as Iím concerned.
JCB (175) Durham, North Carolina | July 16, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice visit with a dear old friend, and we enjoyed our time bellied up at the bar. The food was absolutely terrific, and I recall we got some great venison carpaccio with horseradish among other things. Nice wide open space, well arranged and designed, and the staff was terrific. Looked to be a very nice cocktail menu, but as far as beers go there was a very nice selection of both drafts and bottles. Prices were quite high for some of the bottles, but taps were reasonable. Iíd certainly go back for the food again, but the experience overall was hard to knock.
puzzl (123) New York, New York | March 16, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I adore this place. Perhaps not where youíd go if you just wanted a few quick or cheap pints, but if you are in the mood for a fantastic meal, or an upscale bar with great ambiance, this is the place to go. Service is excellent, and the selection is quite good. Schlenkerla, Saison Dupont, even Cantillon are fairly common draft. Lots of local stuff as well. Just donít expect it to be cheap. Most importantly, this place is a restaurant, not a bar, and the food by Daniel Bouloud is simply top notch. 10+ homemade sausages, among a ton of other stuff are the highlight for me.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | January 22, 2010| Updated July 15, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here for a few sausages a few weeks back. A pretty solid tap list really. Lots of bottles and although itís pricy, I enjoyed it. Since itís Daniel Boulud, you know the food is going to be awesome. I had the boudin basque and the Toulouse sausage and both were awesome. We ate at the bar out front which was pretty nice. Lots of glass and mirrors with fun beer/food related quotes written all over them. There is a larger more ornate dining room in back, but we didnít get to eat there. Itís a pretty pricy meal out, but the beer really does complement this type of food very well and itís top notch.
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