Well I finally made it to db bistro, and although there were many other things on the menu I wanted to try, there was no way I was leaving there without having that burger - and it lived up to the hype. Not only did I love it, I have found myself thinking and talking about it time and time again, and it's been over a week since I had it. (My last similar "lingering" food experience was Difara's...) My only regret - and I've promised myself I'll go back shortly to correct this - is that I ordered it medium rare instead of rare.
Even medium rare, it's exceptionally juicy and doesn't even need ketchup - the roasted tomato, slivered red onion and whisp of lettuce already on it when it's served dress it perfectly. And that bun - crispy outside, soft, but not too, inside and crunching in contrast to the lusciousness of burger almost to the end. Worth every penny. Heck, the memories of the burger alone have amortized it's cost over what is now almost two weeks. [g]
Other menu standouts, the tuna tartare and the lobster salad with artichokes and endive. The halibut got good reviews, but I did not taste it.
As for db bistro, on our way to theatre, we walked in on a whim at 6pm without a reservation, and they found us a table in the front room. From the maitre d', to the waitstaff to the woman who checks the coats, the staff could not have been nicer. I had mentioned we were celebrating my Mother's birthday and they sent out a comp dessert with happy birthday inscribed in chocolate on the plate.
Pricey but worth it, I look forward to going back. This time after the theatre rush, for a more leisurely meal.