DGS Delicatessen

Row 1

1317 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-4400
Jewish, Eastern European, Deli / Bodega
$ $
Mon–Thu: 11:30 AM–9:30 PM Fri: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • 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...).
  • Horribly named. Expect to take a sit-down restaurant amount of time & a sit-down amount of money bc it's that & not a deli! Delis are quick & cheap!
  • Don't miss the latkes!
  • 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.
  • While the quality of the food was good, the price tag isn't inline with the portions. Also $3 for a Dr. Browns should be illegal. If you don't expect Katz or Carnegie deli you probably will enjoy it.
  • 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.
  • It's just ok. For the price the sandwiches are tiny without much meat. Probably wont go back because who wants to spend $30 for lunch. Disappointing.
  • 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!
  • Get the Reuben
  • Try the Jameson.
  • 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.
  • The bread pudding is incredible!
  • Noisy! Not a good place for clients or romance. (Or romantic clients.)
  • Get the matzo ball soup. Like grandma used to make.
  • Dessert menu
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Salmon tartar is amazing!
  • Chef Barry Koslow makes a mean matzoh ball soup, and the restaurant also has festive cocktails and a solid brunch offering. [Eater 38 Member]