db Bistro moderne
Pleasant pre-theater dinnerGot a reservation here for dinner before theater. he Prix-fixe had a ood selection at what was, for a restaurant of this grade, a reasonable prie. And the food was quite good. We had a selection of dishes, and all for of us were happ with our choices.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious French Fusion!We had a wonderful time. The food was inspired, and the service impeccable!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThe food was exceptional. My sister had the fish and gnocchi which seemed to melt in your mouth. I had their signature burger. Wow! While the server was extremely knowledgable and friendly, we felt extremely rushed. We hadn't even finished our appetizers when our entrees arrived. We were asked to take the left over appetizers so we could take the plate. Although we did feel rushed we thoroughly enjoyed the food as we'll as the little extras.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch specialHave been to db bistro a number of times for lunch and breakfast. This time enjoyed the artic char. Delicious and would recommend as alternative to salmon. Finished with a creamy cappuccino. It's on the more expensive side but you won't be disappointed .6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet ExcellenceThe food here is always delicious and the service impeccable. It is a treat to come here, steps away from the hustle bustle of Times Square, and feel well taken care of. The restaurant is very helpful with selecting wine and all in all, it's just a comfortable place to be. I would ask for a booth in the back.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect pre-theater mealAlthough the restaurant does not have a pre-theater menu, you can easily dine before a show on their sumptuous menu. The food is outstanding and the ingredients top-notch. The service is flawless and unintrusive.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious lunchWe went for lunch on Saturday at noon and were pleased to be offered a brunch menu consisting of numerous breakfast and lunch items. We each ordered a fish dish (pan seared char for me and cod for him) and very much enjoyed them. The basket of bread, muffin, and other goodies before our entree was delicious. Service was prompt and attentive.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceThe bistro serves upscale food in a comfortable environment. The decor and service are welcoming without the uppity arrogance that sometimes accompanies these places. We went for a pre-show, birthday dinner and db Moderne did not disappoint. Service and pacing was spot on. Although it the place was quite busy, at no time did we ever feel rushed. The roast pheasant was a foodies' delight. At the end of the meal, we ordered dessert and coffees which came out with a additional surprise birthday dessert of rich chocolate molten cake with a discreet birthday candle on the side of the plate. Despite the full dinner, we squeezed in every last bite of that cake as it was too good not to devour. Prices were very reasonable for the quality.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in the theater districtDB was a welcome delight as a pre-theater dinner spot. The resturant was prepared for the crowd asked the right questions, had the right answers and were always hospitable, and profession. The meal was served hot, plates were cleared quickly but never rushing. Wait staff was exceptional. The menu could use a vegetarian option and a dessert with a crunch should be offered. Other than that we had a great meal. As a matter of fact the four members of the party each ate in a Daniel Bouloud Resturant this past week, and each place was yummy.
Good job,6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love all the Boulud restaurantsWe always know we'll get great food at a Boulud restaurant, and this was no exception. This was our first time at db Bistro, and we chose it for its proximity to our theater. We ordered from the pre-theater menu, which was small but fine, and everything was great. My char was perfect, and my husband's burger was great. We will add this to our DB list of regulars.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre-TheaterWonderful experience. Yes, the tables are close. But our waiter was attentive and the food was good, the carrot soup especially. The famous burger was cooked properly but, strangely, was a bit dry. The Alsatian tarte was beyond delicious (but what happened to the flambee?). So glad we finally tried DB's pre-theater experience: With a parking garage just across the street, and only a short walk to the theater, we were more than satisfied.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceI have been to db bistro before, and I always had a great experience.
But, this time they have even exceeded in providing a good service.
I had some time constraints and they were sharp and very efficient.
And the food was amazing as usual!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro at its bestI have been here a few times and always order the duck confit entree. It is one of my all-time favorite dishes - savory and perfectly done. I can't get enough. DB never disappoints. Great menu for foodies.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant Surprise5 life long New Yorkers came to dine here post B'way show for a birthday celebration and everything was divine from the decor to the service to the food - this was a true dining foodie experience. The DB burger is absolutely worth the visit - don't think my friend will be eating a burger any place else from here on in. A foodie paradise!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet par excellence!My friend and I went to NYC this past weekend and also ate at Bar Americain and Esca,two other well-rated restaurants. Bistro blew them both away. I loved the fact that Bistro wasn't blaring music at me, which so many restaurants do these days and I think it's awful. I will definitely recommend it to anybody I know who's going to the City.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbI had been to DB before and this time was as good as the first. Everything was perfect.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMclose to perfectionFirst class food quality and very professional and kind service. Good choice of wines. Well placed for pre-theater dining in Broadway.
One suggestion: even being a "Bistrot" ,it is a "Daniel" Bistrot. In this context, tables are too close to be totally comfortable.
I will come back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMawesomeWe enjoyed an early pre-theatre dinner and thought the food to be incredible. Our team of wait staff were very friendly and thoughtful.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPoint deducted from servicePoint deducted from service because when the water guy* walks across the room to drop 1mm of water in one person's glass, that is too attentive. Atmosphere was less corporate than I was expecting for midtown.
*Yes, there was a guy whose only job this was.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFast, elegant and delicious foodThis is a great choice for an early dinner before going to see a show. The service is fast, but they don't rush you. They cater well to the theatre goers. The food was outstanding. The potato soup and crab meat salad were both wonderful as was the cheese platter.
I would definitely go again.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceBest mushroom soup ever. Cow-au-vin was delicious. Their hamburger is not to be believed. Ambience is lovely.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints!db Bistro always surprises with fresh, delicious menu choices for the season. Knowledgeable and attentive staff and service make this one of my favorites in midtown!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery much enjoyable !!We went for dinner at Bistro Moderne with our kids (aged 16, 14 & 9). It was perfect. And they've accommodated food the the youngest. Everyone appreciated it. Thanks5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food; better service!This will give you everything you need. Deep menu and wine list. Food is very well prepared. But best was the service. Not too crowded when we went but for a $200+ dinner you want good service and DB BISTRO MODERNE delivered.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways happy at Daniel's groupAlways happy at Daniel's group and this does not disappoint.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there to celebrate gettingWent there to celebrate getting my PhD with my family. The manager heard why we were there and sent over a special dessert with "Congratulations" written on the plate. The waiter we had was so friendly and helpful, but would leave us alone when we didn't need him. We did not feel rushed at all, even though the dinning room was packed. Amazing cocktails as well. Would definitely go back!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect brunch before theatrethe best madeleines outside of france! I'll go back just for a basket of these light, fresh, and tasty treats. yogurt and fruit parfait was perfect, the mushroom and gruyere omelet and baked eggs also delicious - not to mention the bread/viennoiserie. the piece de resistance however was the butter - echire straight from france. I felt like I was back living in Paris.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch good everythingWe sat down to a delightful Saturday brunch, waited on by a delightful waiter and busboy, seated by a delightful hostess, and left feeling ------ delighted!!
Couldn't have been nicer. No one was stuffy or neglectful. We can't wait to return, and would make this a tradition for our family- as we are all visiting from Philadelphia.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-theatre brunchA wonderful location to enjoy fabulous food prior to shows on the East side of Broadway and near Times Square. The omelette is fantastic and the side orders of spinach and sausages are terrific additions.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food & brilliant serviceReally happy that we booked a pre theatre dinner at db Bistro moderne in NYC, it was lovely. Wonderful food and really attentive service for the very professional staff. Highly recommend this place for a fabulous night.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic but theFood was fantastic but the wine was only adequate copared to the price.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu seemed a bit limited,The menu seemed a bit limited, but the food was excellent.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal - spotty serviceFood was great, service seemed to be inconsistent across tables. The table to our left received no attention at all and were constantly looking for the server... my table was better, but was disappointed when the table to our right received a listing of specials and more in depth explanations of the dishes. Same server, but we did not hear about any specials.
Either way the food was great, but seems like they need to work on some consistency issues - especially when it seems each table may receive a varying level of information.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic DelightWe go to NYC annually and a fine dining experience is an important part of our visit. The Bistro Moderne does not disappoint. The food is a treat to the eye and to the palate. The French cuisine is as good as it gets. The service is outstanding but unobtrusive. Can't wait until we return next year.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHave never had a bad meal hereEaten here many times & always delicious. Last Tuesday a special of butter poached halibut. Yum. Perfect. DH ordered the hanger steak. Delicious. Small cheese board app, as expected. 1/2 price wine & coffee gourmet dessert. The portions ARE small but mighty and so worth the cost. The waiters ARE snooty by hey who cares. They are entertaining.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFab FoodLoved this restaurant! Centrally located, DB is not only is it a Daniel Bouland restaurant, but also has some of the best food reflective of the chefs more casual style. Highly recommend!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-theaterExcellent food and service. Early dinner for a 7:00pm show on a Monday so not busy. One of the best choices for pre-theater.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen to all Boulud's NYC locationsMy family and I have been to all the locations of Daniel Boulud and we all 'love' the food served. Also refer colleagues to your restaurant when they are in town & I myself call for their reservations. Wonderful ambiance and we just enjoy every minute we are there. Wonderful for dinner as well. My regards to Julien. Thanks. MM5/12/2013 12:00:00 AManniversaryVery good food and service. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. Will recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attentive wait staff,Very attentive wait staff, and very nice. The burger is really out of this world. I was told the crispy duck confit was terrific but since I wouldn't share my burger, I didn't get any duck! Desserts are terrific, especially the warm madeleines. I wish the table weren't so close and it was a tad quieter.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent:I hadThe food was excellent:I had the Plat du jour, Halibut. The service was quick and well aware.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very good -- IThe food is very good -- I love the char.
Not so crazy about the $20/glass wine cost.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExpected moreThe food was good but not outstanding. Snails were very good, burger was cooked correctly but dry. Creative menu, great service.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Friendly ServiceFood: Simple and nice plating, great seasonal ingredients. Just right and not too much, well cooked but the taste was somewhat subtle for our main courses (short ribs and duck confit) as we expected more bold flavors. Mango and guava gelato dessert with coconut cake was refreshing.
Service: Friendly and efficient, food came in a timely manner. We brought an ad about the restaurant giving 20% discount after 8pm every night and they honored it.
Ambience: Cozy and modern, not too noisy and certain areas have more privacy with partitions. Older crowd (above 50 yrs old) on the night that we dined there, made us feel very young.
Value: great with our 20% discount, portions match their prices on menu.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMidtown pleasure at casual paceWhat a gem, convenient to mid-town theater, museums, shopping. Food is great, especially when mushrooms are in season! Service helpful without being intrusive, the right thing appears at the right moment. Very interesting cocktails make the occasion that much more special.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Pre-TheatreWe ordered the Pre Fixe menu for $45 and enjoyed each course. Had the Arugula Salad, Vegetarian Fettucinni and the Carrot Bread Pudding. LOVED all three courses!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful pre theatre diningMy husband and I had lunch before going to a 2 pm play on Wednesday. Every aspect of the experience was perfect. We were shown to our seats and I asked for different seating which was no problem. Our meals were superb- mesclun salad, arctic char, panna cotta for dessert and lobster salad for my husband. Service was perfect. A memorable lunch, We will definitely return!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't Go Wrong!Everything here is fabulous, especially the lobster salad and Daniel's special burger. You can't go wrong, and excellent aervice seals the deal!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only complaint we hadThe only complaint we had was the support for the table. My wife was unable to find a comfortable sitting position for her feet due to the large base under the table.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI've had duck confit in manyI've had duck confit in many places, but this was the best duck confit I have had, hands down. The skin was crispy but almost melted in the mouth. It was done perfectly. The mushrooms soaked in the sauce were also my favorite parts of the dish too. Lemon tart as dessert was very nice as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM