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DGS Delicatessen

DGS Delicatessen

(Now Closed)
Jewish Restaurant, Eastern European Restaurant, and Deli$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
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  • Austinheart icon on user image
    AustinJuly 4, 2016
    More Barney Greengrass in LA (RIP) than anything in NY. DGS is well worth the visit. A sandwich at Katz is ~$25, just a reference point. The quality of food and unique deli vibe sets DGS apart.
  • Behrad Eatsheart icon on user image
    Behrad EatsDecember 31, 2014
    The DGS Hamburger is a solid choice: Creekstone Farms Beef, Smoked Jalapeno Mayo, B&B Pickles on Potato Bun with French Fries. Add some provolone cheese and gribenes and you're set!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 12, 2013
    Jewish eats (both inventive and traditional) paired with craft cocktails in what looks like a turn of the century grocery (white subway tiles, barnwood shelving overflowing with jars...). Read more
  • lucy K.heart icon on user image
    lucy KemmitzDecember 21, 2014
    As far as DC goes this is the best spot for matzah ball soup so far. Good broth. Good balls. Good pickles (although you have to pay for them). Fun menu items
  • Eater
    EaterApril 9, 2014
    This refined deli and restaurant puts out standard-bearer versions of Reuben and pastrami sandwiches, and also manages to elevate such dishes as chopped liver. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    Chef Barry Koslow makes a mean matzoh ball soup, and the restaurant also has festive cocktails and a solid brunch offering. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 11, 2014
    The Bitches Say: A+. DGS Delicatessen offers high-quality ingredients. Gourmet deli cuisine. Attentive service. A chic ambiance. Just really good. Awarded with the Best Bagel and Lox Award for 2013!
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the roasted cauliflower! Yum! Arrive before the lunch rush and enjoy a great meal at the back bar. It's not a deli, per se, but they have great sandwiches and side salads.
  • Dennis O.heart icon on user image
    Dennis O'ReillyFebruary 23, 2015
    French toast was the people's favorite it seemed. The Pastrami hash was mine. Grab the pickles and the I love you a latkes. It'll keep you honest. Place is the best.
  • Melinda C.
    Melinda ColonJanuary 19, 2014
    The matzo ball soup is perfect on a cold day and the latkes are just plain perfect. They are a must have if you dine here.
  • Rudi R.heart icon on user image
    Rudi RietAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasty Jewish and Jewish-influenced cuisine. Latkes are consistently good, as are the brussels sprouts (in season). House-made sodas = yum!
  • Tarah F.heart icon on user image
    Tarah FeinbergDecember 28, 2013
    Really delicious food, almost meeting the standards of the true NYC Jewish deli. Indulge a bit and order the shmutzy fries. The Reuben was great.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Needing a bowl of matzoh ball soup? Check. Or a juicy Rueben sandwich? Check. Or maybe some potato latkes? Check. For me, it’s often the Whitefish Salad sandwich served on a bagel. Read more
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 16, 2013
    DGS is no standard-issue deli. For starters, the Dupont Circle outpost comes with a bar. Further, the kitchen is more respectful than reverential regarding tradition.
  • William K.heart icon on user image
    William KooperJuly 11, 2013
    Find your way to the bar at the back for happy hour (before 7 pm) and try the very affordable and very delicious treats.
  • John L.
    John LanneyDecember 29, 2012
    It's not a NY Deli, it's a DC delicatessen. If you think it's too expensive compared to NY Delicatessens, you have never been to one. They also make everything in house.
  • Nicole S.heart icon on user image
    Nicole StahleckerSeptember 11, 2015
    Falafel is gluten free. Always a good soup! Pastrami is the best
  • Sayon D.heart icon on user image
    Sayon DoréJanuary 14, 2015
    Everything about this restaurant is awesome! The corned beef is my favorite! Everything is so enjoyable!
  • David C.
    David CMarch 16, 2015
    Great brunch. Bottomless bloody marys and mimosas were also nice
  • Clara S.
    Clara SanchezJanuary 8, 2014
    Matzo ball soup - delicious and perfect for winter, latkes - decent but slightly too soft, service - outstanding
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SingerApril 27, 2013
    Get the latkas -- they are great. Excellent and reasonably priced wine selection. But the schnitzel is greasy -- avoid.
  • David C.
    David CMarch 16, 2015
    Great brunch. Bottomless bloody marys and mimosas were also nice as was the bagel and lox.
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MayJanuary 18, 2013
    Come for the fries. Stay for the music. Also, so much pickling!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenDecember 15, 2015
    Get the BBQ ribs — falling off the bone good!
  • liz m.heart icon on user image
    liz mJanuary 3, 2014
    Cute space but food was WAY oversalted (both matzoh soup and latkes). The latkes were also way overcooked. The hunt for good Jewish cooking in DC continues!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SyskaApril 30, 2016
    Potato Latkes and Chicken Schnitzel is amazing. Sandwiches are OK.
  • Jerry W.
    Jerry WeiNovember 14, 2012
    Cocktails are modest in size and quite strong for $11. The Meshuggina-like a negroni-is tasty.
  • Star9021heart icon on user image
    Star9021December 10, 2014
    The hand-cut Pastrami sandwich. The chicken liver is to die for.
  • Parham E.
    Parham E.July 17, 2013
    Most underrated spot in DC. The Ruben is out of this world!
  • Sandra R.heart icon on user image
    Sandra RubinchikNovember 2, 2014
    Don't tell my grandma, but the potato latkes at DGS kick her potato latkes' butt.
  • Diana M.
    Diana MetzgerAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the babka bread pudding. It's transcendent. Best dessert ever. #nothyperbole
  • Jordan-Marie S.heart icon on user image
    Jordan-Marie SmithJune 15, 2015
    Beautiful inside and excellent brunch deal
  • Damien M.
    Damien MianoMay 6, 2013
    The matzo ball soup had enough salt in it to kill a horse but the sandwiches are great
  • Chris K.heart icon on user image
    Chris KonecnyFebruary 3, 2016
    Had a couple pickled snacks. Would like to come back for a full meal
  • Drew B.
    Drew BennettFebruary 1, 2013
    Cauliflower. Pastrami sand. Latke. All really good.
  • Marcia J.
    Marcia JApril 6, 2013
    Matzo ball soup is outstanding. Latkes are delicious.
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJanuary 31, 2013
    Chocolate egg cream made with UBet syrup - it's the real deal!
  • Dara F.
    Dara FisherOctober 23, 2015
    A new spin on Jewish classics--what's not to love??
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMay 14, 2013
    Don't miss the latkes!
  • Stephen
    StephenNovember 30, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the Reuben
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BJanuary 23, 2015
    The brisket was very tender and juicy.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LachmanJuly 17, 2013
    Matzoh ball soup & latkes not as good as Bubbe used to make. But that's an unfair standard, right?
  • Alex K.heart icon on user image
    Alex KadisDecember 5, 2012
    Get the matzo ball soup. Like grandma used to make.
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KirschJuly 25, 2016
    Not many places serve whitefish salad on a bullfrog bagel. Unfortunately soup was too salty and served warm rather than hot.
  • William K.heart icon on user image
    William KooperJuly 11, 2013
    Yummy salmon tartar
  • Sarah I.heart icon on user image
    Sarah IMay 5, 2014
    Bottomless Bloody Mary's! Need I say more?!
  • Magnetic D.
    Magnetic DynamoJune 18, 2013
    Get the cauliflower. It's amaaaazing!
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the falafel.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McNeilJanuary 13, 2013
    Serve fries or chips with the sandwiches! $13 for a small sandwich is not worth it.
  • Bob N.heart icon on user image
    Bob NiemicOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great eggplant reuben sandwich.
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