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DBGB, East Village

299 Bowery
East Village
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 933 5300's insider take:

Daniel Boulud is best known for his haute cuisine palace, Daniel, on the Upper East Side, but the French chef pretty much invented the high-end burger when he introduced a foie gras–stuffed version back in 2001 at his DB Bistro Moderne in Midtown. Now there's DBGB, Boulud's full-fledged foray into even more accessible fare. The enormous menu at this populist restaurant—the name is a play on legendary rock club CBGB, which was just up the street—features a few new Boulud burger creations (one features pork belly and melted Morbier cheese). But the headliners here are the international panoply of house-made sausages. The plump, flavorsome links, designed for tapas-style sharing, include earthy boudin, fiery merguez, and a smoked pork and Vermont cheddar creation. As befits a sausage and burger joint, beer is the big seller at DBGB, not wine. But those in the mood for more classic bistro fare can get their escargots and steak-frites fix as well.—Jay Cheshes

Open Mondays 5:30 to 11 pm, Tuesdays through Thursdays noon to 11 pm, Fridays noon to 1 am, Saturdays 11 am to 1 am, and Sundays 11 am to 11 pm.

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