And I sent it back (in an act of sheer willpower). I was the first customer at the bar on the first day of lunch service, so a minor misstep was more than understandable. DBGB's prix fixe lunch ($22, a shade less than the Restaurant Week standard) offers two choices for each course, butter lettuce and chive, red curry mussels, and chocolate coffee cake will wait their turn. Shown below: smoked salmon grissini (or just call it a breadstick) athwart a bowl of cucumber soup with dill tapioca; chipolata sausage (pork, probably) with fluffy eggs, a triangular pad of hash browns, and frisée; and (take two) an apricot-pistachio sundae with tiny marshmallows and vanilla cookies, apricot coulis, and whipped cream, worth the wait, and then some.
299 Bowery (Houston-1st Sts.)
www.DanielNYC.com/DBGB.html (love that magnificent 1980 soundtrack)