db Bistro Moderne Miami
db Bistro Moderne Miami

db Bistro Moderne Miami

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dbbistro.com/Miami
  • Phone: 3054218800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jason Pringle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Special Events & Promotions: We offer a number of summer season specials:

    Happy Hour in the Bar: Enjoy inventive small plates while you relax with friends in our spacious cocktail lounge. Monday through Friday from 5:00–8:00 pm $7.00 drink specials. Our DJ performs every Tuesday thru Friday Nights

  • Special Events: For the remainder of the year, take advantage of our three-course dinner menu, Priced a two attractive options $75 or the luxury $95, Exclusive of tax and gratuity. Host a private luncheon event with packages from $38 per person.

    We invite you to host your next private lunch, dinner or cocktail reception event in one of our dining rooms, cocktail lounge, or in our private dining areas. We have a variety of room options accommodating up to 70 guests. For a more intimate evening, inquire about our luxurious Wine Tower serving up to eight guests. Dazzle your co-workers and friends with an evening that reflects Chef Daniel Boulud’s spirit of hospitality and attention to detail. Executive Chef Jason Pringle will work directly with you to customize a menu to suit your taste and the style of your event.

    Please contact out Private Event coordinator Holly Pacheco, Holly.Pacheco@mdmusa.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 4th St. 3rd Ave.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel Valet: Restaurant offers Parking Validations. Lunch & Happy Hour $5, Monday - Thursday Dinner $10, Friday and Saturday Dinner $12
A word from db Bistro Moderne Miami
db offers three enticing settings to enjoy Daniel Boulud’s inventive French-American bistro cooking in a relaxed setting. Our menu is tailored to everyday bistro tastes and adventurous foodies alike. Enjoy Happy Hour weeknights in our Lounge and Bar overlooking the Miami River. We offer great cocktails and a small-plates menu in addition to our full lunch and dinner menus. Our extensive cocktail and wine lists make for the perfect drink, whatever your mood.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
db Bistro Moderne Miami reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)special occasion (50)romantic (46)notable wine list (36)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Moderne
    Maze
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Gostamos muito, decoração, sugestões no cardápio, menu do MIAMISPICE. Tudo 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PegasusVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lovely downtown restaurant in the new JW Marriott. Wonderful food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to its fine reputation...
    OmnivoreVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had heard excellent comments about this restaurant and was not at all disappointed. Not only was their Miami Spice menu representative of their usual fine dishes, but apparently they change it every 2 weeks, so they definitely encourage repeat "Spicers." The fish (branzino) was cooked to perfection, as was the duck confit. The tomato soup was the best I've ever had, and the desserts were balanced and delicious. Unlike fine Continental food that I've had elsewhere in Miami, this was not too salty...just right. I was disappointed that they were out of the draft IPA, but they made up for it with everything else. Parking is a problem if you don't want valet, since there's no option, and the restaurant charges $12 to stamp your ticket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic
    nomdeplume
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant, service, and all around dining experience. I am going back again this week. Food was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous Food, Great Service
    MiamiGG
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had a fantastic dining experience. The restaurants decor, style and ambiance was all very chic and classy. I would recommend to everyone this venue. The food was delicious and well presented. The staff attentive, friendly and well mannered. I had a great evening over all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck was too salty
    Snoodle
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    1. My duck confit was way too salty. 2. The DB burger was good except for the horseradish, and I couldn't discern the scent of truffle. 3. The granola should be left off of the rice pudding. It's a dessert, not breakfast! Besides, the granola was flavorless and just sad. Aside from those three things, everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    maynard
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was good and deserving of a 4 star caliber. The ambiance on the other hand was too cramped and not much to be desired. The seating areas are too close and conversations from adjacent tables can be easily heard. The bar area is unique. The decor is chic and the layout provides plenty of space for intimate conversation as well as group gatherings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I had expected
    kissthecook
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant is elegant. The service was impeccable. The food, not so much. My fish could have been excellent but it was cold, and I mean cold. We were 4 people and we all found the food average. We really were expecting so much more from this fine chef. The wine list is very nice and priced well. We had an excellent muscadet. The dessert was also better than the rest of the food. I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happydiner1
    happydiner1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    more than just being a beautiful restaurant, the service was warm and impeccable. The food was exquisite. What a delight to dine at db Bistro Moderne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual elegance
    Gourmandsf
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for Miami spice. The spice menu is very nice. Took a supplemental entrée for $10 extra which seem to be well worth it. Service unobtrusive but very attentive. I felt the valet charge of $12 was rather over-the-top given that this is an expensive restaurant even with the Miami spice menu. The dishes which I and my friends had could be described as creative, elegant, and satisfying. I would definitely recommend this restaurant mostly for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious all the way
    Scott
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, Daniel Boulud exceeds our expectations. The food was plentiful, superb quality and each bite was delicious. Even though we went during Miami Spice, it certainly didn't seem any less than the regular menu. Highly recommend for those with refined taste buds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food and service!
    buffy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    You must try this excellent restaurant. Excellent chef, superb food. Allan, our server, was very knowledgeable and courteous. If you are looking for the best restaurant around the area, you must go here. Kudos to the chef.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, terrible parking
    TeleGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We loved our meal, as usual, and service was stellar. However, this is the third time the parking situation at the J.W. Marriott has been maddening. It took us at least 15 mins to get into the poorly managed valet, with guests leaving their cars in the middle of the driveway. Then on the way out, despite the $12 "special rate" charge that was added to our dinner check, we still had to wait 15-20 minutes for the car to come back. After a pleasant, romantic meal, the last thing one wants is to have to sit around in a hotel driveway waiting for a car. Not db's fault (still 5 stars), but it was bad enough that I would not recommend going to db's unless you have another place to park, or are walking over from a different downtown location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • irina
    irina
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Always had a great time there. One of our favorites. Been going since it opened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edible
    Edible
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Couldn't have been better, both in terms of service and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Miami Spice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Deep Spice menu with excellent portion sizes. Key Lime Brulee to die for!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    gpls
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The menu is not impressive and limited as was the wine list by the glass (hire a sommelier). We ordered the small sea food platter which was good. Our second course took some time to arrive and after inquiring it arrive a minute later cold. The octopus was so cold it was uneatable the steak, also cold, took some muscles to cut through. When you are charging $42 for a steak it should be very good and not tough. The tomato salad that accompanies the steak is SAD. A high end restaurant should make an effort to include warm vegetables or something more creative. I have had better in much less pretentious places. Overall a lot of hype for a less than mediocre meal. Mr.Boulud has stretched himself too thin and the quality has suffered.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • paris4passion
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    excellent, best service that I have experienced in Miami
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dom7
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the food outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Special
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to this downtown Miami On the recommendation of a friend, we decided to try this restaurant during the Miami Spice. They did not skimp on Miami Spice dishes. The service and food were excellent though and we had an enjoyable evening. It was a little pricey but worth a special evening with friends or celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great discover
    Happycustomer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We visit the place for the first time and we had a great experience. Excellent food and friendly staff. We had the Miami Spice Menu and the options were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • COULD OF BEEN BETTER!!!
    UNPRETENTIOUS
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went for spice, and wrote that on the reservation. Service was very slow at first, and the server seemed displeased towards us, which brings me back towards maybe I shouldn't have written that we were going to do spice on the reservation. Upon asking for some of the menu descriptions they were communicated vaguely(not very good explanations). After adding dishes off the spice menu, and ordering a couple inexpensive bottles of wine, the demeanor of the server and service seemed to improve. I would imagine because we still paid over $100 per person. Desserts were over the top. The coq au vin though, was bland. Braising should be the most flavorful at a french restaurant with such a classic chef for a name. Get it together staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Miami Spice treat
    DumbdudeVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    DbBistro is located in the Marriott Marquis hotel and as such has much of the limited ambiance of restaurants in large commercial space. The spice menu for dinner was very good, particularly the duck pate appetizer. Main courses were very inventive. Coq A Vin was as advertised, a rich signature dish. The swordfish was also very good. Given the normal prices at this restaurant, the Miami Spice menu is a definite bargain. We would have enjoyed the evening a bit more if we hadn't felt as though we were in a hotel coffee shop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Miami Spice major disappointment
    miamifoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I hadn't been to DB Bistro Moderne in awhile and thought I'd go back for Miami Spice. It was a huge disappointment. Menu items were low cost ingredients (pasta, chicken, salads) but worse, everything was tasteless and too salty. I sent back the ravioli and got the chicken paillard which had no taste and came with a small green salad. My friend got the seafood cassoulet which had a decent seafood mix but again, tasted of nothing. Daniel Boulud has always had a quality product. What happened here? I rated it overall fair but had I rated it on value, it would be poor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French fine dining
    hbsauce
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great dining experience, even though we ordered the Miami Spice menu. Everything was deliciously prepared and the service was good. Christophe, the manager was really nice. Thank you db Bistro Moderne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of very best in Miami
    macmrkt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    From service to food to decor, an unparalleled dining experience. Worthy of the DB name. The only problem is that after eating here, former places I liked don't seem very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We came here for Miami Spice and we loved it. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    southfloridatransplantVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Have been to restaurant before and been very pleased. Decided to try during Miami Spice event. Quality and service were on par with previous experiences. Excellent food, stellar service, lovely venue. Highly recommend during "regular" season as well as Miami Spice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You get what you pay for
    DamianD
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It's an old saw, but definitely true at DB Bistro Moderne. The menu isn't particularly sexy or inventive, but trust the execution and ingredients. The service is peerless with out being fussy. The manager was engaging and very visible in the off chance anything went awry. Oh, and the cocktails on the short list are prepared with the same attention to detail. The unassuming White Cosmo featured an ice globe encasing a whole orchid, spinning blithely in the glass. Unexpected surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but pricey.
    Alex
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great spot and ambiance. Food is sophisticated and delicious. Service is excellent. Very pricey though...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    SeekerV
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always interesting, db offers a menu designed to appeal to both conservative and adventurous diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience!
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything we had was delicious. Stand outs were the foie gras, mussels (it was a special they had that night), and the souffle. Service was impeccable. I can't wait to return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bouloud fan
    PatMVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined at several of his restaurants in Canada, and neither has disappointed. The service was outstanding and the food was very good, axct for the octopus which was a tad on the cold side. Other than that, a great experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    CEEZ
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good duck, suckling pig and red snapper paella. Good environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Food and Service
    Juan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I have dined at DB many times since its opening. The food and service never fail to impress. The setting is elegant and intimate but not snooty. DB has become our restaurant of choice for special occasions and out of town visitors. It is a superb dining experience. The wine list is a bit inaccessible but the sommelier is always willing to assist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Signature burger a slight letdown
    AmericanDude
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I thought the service and food was quite good. My only issue was that their signature hamburger didn't blow me away. It was good, but I think it just had a little bit too much going on and the flavors didn't play together as nicely as they appear on the menu. I kinda wish I went for the coq au vin instead. That said, our appetizer was fantastic (gnocchi with lobster sauce), drinks were nice, and service was fantastic. Definitely worth a shot for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dessert!
    Nfsman
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    No matter what you order as a main course, you don't want to miss the dessert menu. Seriously, if you are not that hungry, just order some of the great appetizers, maybe a salad, but you should definately ask the dessert menu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but...
    ThestVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We are big fans of DB and never miss the restaurants when in NY. In Miami.. Well the food is good, service cordial but the setting is so drab that it just kills the experience. Who on earth concocted the main dining room? It is completely without charm or warmth. We will not go back even if we enjoyed the good. You can get great food in Miami, no reason to go somewhere so joyless.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Amazing dinning experience and outstanding service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A very pleasant find in downtown Miami. Menu is small but creative, service exceptional, great bread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.