db Bistro moderne
db Bistro moderne

db Bistro moderne

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dbbistro.com/
  • Phone: (212) 391-2400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday 11:15am - 2:30pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday 11:15am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday & Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, French
  • Executive Chef: Brian Loiacono
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: For your next large party or private event, please contact Rachel Ossakow at rossakow@danielnyc.com or at 212-391-2400. We are are able to accommodate small semi-private groups of 14 to large cocktail receptions for up to 165 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Subway 1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N,Q,R,W Stop at 42nd St. Times Square Subway B,D,F,V Stop at 42nd St. & 6th Avenue
    Subway 4,5,6 Stop at Grand Central
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Hippodrome parking is located directly across the street. For more information call (212)997-9096.
    There is Muni-metered parking on 44th Street between 6pm and 12am.
A word from db Bistro moderne
Experience the new db bistro moderne! Chef Daniel Boulud's contemporary French bistro has undergone a complete renovation. With the addition of a handsome new cocktail bar, and a newly-crafted menu db bistro serves updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine.

Located one block East of Times Square, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast 'L'Express' of cappuccino and viennoisserie at the bar. A $48 pre-theater prix-fixe dinner menu is available in addition to a full a la carte menu. The Lunch Prix Fixe menu will have you back to your desk or off to a matinee quickly and affordably.

db is happy to host large parties and private events from 14-165 guests.
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db Bistro moderne reviews from OpenTable diners
509 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (275)special occasion (141)great for lunch (129)neighborhood gem (114)notable wine list (91)romantic (65)great for brunch (62)hot spot (58)good for groups (56)late-night find (31)vibrant bar scene (23)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good dinner with out-of-towners but slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We took two guests from out of town, for a 7:30 seating on a mid-week evening. Overall we had a good experience, but with some room for improvement. Menu choices were appealing, food was tasty. Wine selection was focused on French, but short on affordable options, and few American reds. Service was friendly, but extremely slow. The restaurant was busy, but we arrived after the theater crowd had left and it still took almost 45 minutes to place our order.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Other DB restaurants are much better
    Fit4foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Nice decor, the service tried but have perfected the art of not looking at you when you need something. Not of the same standard of sud and kitchen - of which I am a big fan. Tried the famous burger - it was okay but served at room temperature. Fries were perfect. Will never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Calverta23
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    From entering the bar to finishing your meal, the service, ambiance and food all combined to create a lovely evening fro my wife and I. Not hurried, but not too slow, with thoughtful touches (like bringing the dish we were sharing already divided for ease of dining). And lovely wines too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food/Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    As expected Daniel hits a home run....again. The food had distinct flavor and freshness. Want to go back and try the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    archaeologist
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I've been to the restaurant several times and the food is always delicious. We were seated right away and the waiter didn't hover over us but was attentive without being intrusive. I didn't think the food prices were overly high (mostly NYC prices) but it's the food that I always return for. One note, though - before we'd always get little dessert bites included for free at the end of the meal but they weren't there this time. I hope that was merely an oversight and not something they've eliminated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining experience
    MikefromKillingworth
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have eaten at db Bistro before and never been disappointed. Our experience on Saturday, Nov 15 was exceptional. Every detail of each course was perfect, wonderful combinations of fresh food and and delicious sauces. Service was impeccable as usual. Wine options are very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous for dinner but ...
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    not as good for brunch. Maybe it was the harsh lighting and limited menu? But I would definitely try it again for brunch. Service was great! The hostess was very accommodating when we asked to be relocated from a noisy booth to a table in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When was the last time Daniel visited?
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had been to DB Bistro moderne several times before and was surprised how ordinary it has become. The people who work there were indifferent at best and just going thru the motions. The food was good but not exceptional as in the past.I think Daniel needs to pay a surprise visit to see how his little gem is being run.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our meal was good, not exceptional. Our waiter was great! Great place for after the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oknyc
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was really mediocre this time. What a shame. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just Okay
    swanVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    the service was excellent but the food is just not worth the high price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Breakfast
    PCfoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were very excited about eating here. We were only able to have breakfast due to an early flight home. Breakfast was good but nothing to write home about.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the booths
    teamVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Cool setting and love the booths where you can talk easily to your fellow guests. Imaginative food with sensible portion sizes. Pricey wine list but "by the glass" has ample choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Decided to book a reservation for a trip to NYC with the wife. Service was exceptional and the food met every expectation I could have imagined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    DB is always a wonderful place to eat in the theatre district. Food and srvice are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing decor!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The web site states restaurant was renovated and shows pics of tr`es modern decor. The pics on the website look nothing like the actual interior. We had been there previously, liked the food and wanted to see the updated restaurant. Other than maybe some paint the place looked the same to us. It looked NOTHING like the pictures shown on the web. Very disappointed! In addition they couldn't find our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific food & wine After Theater
    CaterioVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    been here twice each time the food was just terrific... roasted bone marrow was yummy and the charcuterie plate was great ... delicious beaujolais ... and the cannaroli risotto special with white truffle was delicious. Service was outstanding, the staff had to deal with an incredibly rude and obnoxious guest who was absolutely out of line ranting in his delightful zip up track suit... anyway they dealt with him masterfully - this is a very experienced crew and the service shows that...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Oddly, several maitre dees circle around the room repeatedly, this was very noticeable and awkward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great cuisine
    Downtown
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Put experience we outstanding The food was exceptional service was excellent with a knowledgable staff. Would highly recommend this spot but make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie fantastic
    Foodfan
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Not only was the food fantastic, but the drink list was very delicious. I was disappointed I was going to a play, because I was dying for a second drink!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find!
    FoodnaticVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    After wondering a little where to go we found this place, had few drinks and a very nice meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    AnaS
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Excellent food and ambience. I had a reservation for 8:45 pm, but I had my table only after 9:00. Out of this, everything was perfect! Strongly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef was there
    faberVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have been to other's Boulud retaurants, and this wasn't my first time there. I was pleased to see that the level continue to be excellent and even more pleased when I saw Daniel Boulud there in his tocque. Nowadays celebrity chef just signs the menu' but that's not the case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We were a table of 8. The food was great and the service was excellent. Of particular note, the sommelier was very helpful in picking out very good wines within a defined price limit. The waiter didn't filch at dividing the check into 4 prescribed charges. It was all a pleasure. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This was one of my favorite restaurants on my trip to NYC. Service was perfect, atmosphere was very nice & the food was delicious. I really look forward to coming back here the next time I get there. My tuna Nicose salad was the very best I have ever had. It was beautifully presented & absolutely wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slipping Badly
    BigBillVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This has long been a favourite of ours, a fair sense of value in a money-crazed city with good food and lack of affectation in service. That is now all out the window and we are going to re-think before returning. Not living in town, we still go 2-3 times a year, bt not until I talk to someone are we going again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flawless food!
    sherrypVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Breakfast was one of the best I have ever had. Pastry basket was delicious. Mushroom omelet was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Probably best restaurant within walking distance of theaters or favorite pre-theater dinner site do not feel it's a destination restaurant to make an evening out and drive one hour each way for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    Joel
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had the pleasure of having preshow brunch . We were seated immediately and greeted with a smile by everyone. The service was very good, attentive but not bothersome. The food was wonderful and the choices many. The price for prefix lunch was very reasonable. We have been here before and will definitely return. We had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little too midtown for me
    Diningwithfamily
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As a local, it's hard to imagine going here for any reason other than for a convenient spot to go with out of towners. The short-rib stuffed burger topped with foie gras ($35) was good ---- but both for saving calories and money, glad I split it.
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  • gerryVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Convenient stand by with delicious comfort food at fair prices. The decor is a bit drab. Service is fine. Useful for after theater dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely expensive ok Burger.
    Gusto
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I previously tried the burger well done and medium well. Just tried medium. Still could not taste the foie gras. Really? $35? Also the german beer was $10 vs. in grocery stores 12 for $15.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Heswes
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had a great evening at DB Bistro Moderne. The white truffle ravioli was excellent, but could have been bigger ;-) The duck tasted great and for dessert, I had the excellent chocolate macadamia parfait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • db Bistro Moderne
    Bob46VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This excellent restaurant is a great choice for pre-theater dining near Broadway. The server ensured that we had a comfortably paced dinner with plenty of time to make our show. The food is excellent and is well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pre-opera find
    Ryfood
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Everything top-notch. $48 3 course, nice balance of choices. Monkfish was perfectly portioned and prepared. Superb and friendly waitstaff. Wine a bit pricey but what the heck..cheap compared to Met Opera tix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sophisticated dining
    carol
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    DB is consistent in their excellence in all categories. When you make the reservation, you know the food will be imaginative and delicious. It is always a dining pleasure. Having tried other restaurants in the area, we now select DB for consistency in food quality, service and respect to time. Thanks for your hard work which is never obvious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DB Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent food with superb service. The food was great and the meal was paced well without hurrying! Great for after a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DB Bistro - the second time
    pattyt
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had not been to DB Bistro in some time and I am happy to report it is as good as the first time. Great food - good menu selection - it was a perfect lunch - thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    Luvtocookandeat
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We have been to DB many times and it has always been great. The service is A+. Waiters are extremely professional and courteous . We had three excellent appetizers.. Tuna Tartare that can be shared, smoked salmon that was wonderful. We had the DB hamburger that was cut in thirds for us.. Excellent! We were three women coming from a show at 9 so we didn't want to overeat! Recommend at any time to have a glorious meal.Another great thing about DB... The noise level 0.. We could have a conversation. Recommend DB for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always reliable
    Wellingtonwiizard1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    On the many occasions we've dined at DB Moderne, the food has been reliably outstanding. The preperations are always imaginative and palate delights.The service matches the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic