For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of smoked salmon, and I figured that a place like DGS Delicatessen MUST have a good version of it. As soon as I saw the Smoked Salmon Platter (24 hour cured and cold smoked salmon, Montreal bagel, traditional garnishes, $15), I pretty much knew that I had to try it.
The smoked salmon was indeed, delicious. It had that nice richness that I love about smoked salmon, especially when combined with the cold cream cheese and chew from the bagel. Now, speaking of the bagel - I know that Montreal bagels are known far and wide for being one of the best, and it was a good bagel, but it felt a little thin to me. Clearly I've grown up eating rounder, delicious NJ bagels so maybe there is some bias there, but I definitely was more excited about the smoked salmon during brunch than the bagel.
Along with the delicious food, the service was friendly and informative, and I liked the lofted, open feel of the restaurant. I look forward to trying out more of their dishes for dinner sometime soon!
1317 Connecticut Avenue NW