db Bistro moderne

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Chef Daniel Boulud’s db bistro moderne is a contemporary French restaurant, known for chic bistro cuisine. The menu features updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine, alongside traditional French specialties and seasonal dishes showcasing the Greenmarket’s finest produce.

Located one block east of Times Square in New York City, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast “à L’Express”. Happy hour specials offered daily from 3-6pm.

It was here that Daniel Boulud launched the gourmet hamburger craze in 2001 that took the world by storm. The DB Burger, stuffed with red wine-braised short ribs and foie gras, continues to be a main attraction.

Our handsome bar area features a seasonal menu of dishes that can be enjoyed with exceptional wines and cocktails.
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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente . All is very good

d
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time here, last time dinner, this time lunch. Nice menu, great seating, and delicious. We will definitely return. Wine prices a bit high.

NZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the famous hamburger. Over rated. Minimal taste and nothing special. Fries were one step above Wendi’s. This place is essentially a mediocre diner in dressed up garb. In a city where Daniel B is exceptional this is a big disappointment.

T
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific value.
Great restaurant. Great service, Delicious food.
The ambiance, decor, service and quality of the food and beverages are premiere.
Our Sommelier, Brittany and our server Gustavo could not be more pleasant, knowledgeable and welcoming.
Food was spectacular.

G
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted a solid meal before our broadway show. This was much better than solid. All of us had different firsts and second courses / they were all excellent. Big standouts corn cavatelli and duck breast.
Service was excellent as well

PG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the portions were generous! They had a very nice selection on the pre fixe menu and the courses came out quickly, allowing us plenty of time to enjoy the food and get to the theater on time. Highly recommend this restaurant 😄

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant for business or pleasure

s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for business lunch in midtown

T
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at DB Bistro many times, and it has never disappointed. The service is impeccable and extremely friendly. The dishes come out so fast, you would think you are back in Paris.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time here still very good

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, excellent service and the food it’s amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Chef Jackie and Chef Mike went above and beyond! All of our servers were spectacular! I cannot remember all of their names. Giovanni and Alahondro thank you! Most of all I appreciate all of you for looking after my son Zachariah!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food and service! They brought us extra dessert for our anniversary! Would definitely go back

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine is pricey but food and service was good. I would go there again

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

OT
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was for a special occasion and the restaurant didn't disappoint - they treated us very special and sent out a beautiful Happy Anniversary celebration plate! Thank you.

BL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall everything was great. Really liked the little desert at the end of the meal and biscotti with the cappuccino.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The burger did not really taste of fois gras or truffle. Hence overvalued for what it was in my humble opinion

JC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, perfectly prepared dishes and attentive service. The fixed price lunch is a great option. Cucumber gazpacho was refreshing and delicious. Halibut was pan seared with a golden brown exterior and moist, flaky interior. Molten chocolate cake was delicious and nicely proportioned to finish a three course lunch. A very nice restaurant conveniently located for theatre or midtown business.

T
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room. Delicious food. Great drinks. Excellent service. Our server Gus was fantastic.

J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere, excellent service, good menu, very good food.

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

My wife’s food was cold. Thought the burger was not worth the money

RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

sadly my burger was served rare when I asked for MEDIUM
wine was very good but expensive and the dessert was not freshly made despite the chocolate sauce being poured on it table side
disappointing quality food - especially at these prices!

S
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic restaurant, with delectable food presented beautifully! It is in the perfect location, right near all the theaters! The profiteroles were amazing!! The service was impeccable!

A
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely, sedate spot. Hibiscus iced tea a winner (comes with it's own small pitcher of simple syrup - nice)
Lots of attention to detail and beautiful presentation. Portions small (good), prices high for that.

DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The prix fixe menu is an exceptional value. The food is always outstanding at db Bistro and the service really stood out in the best possible way during my last lunch. I love this place and highly recommend it.

EL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

was not happy with the duck dish, disappointing, as I can hardly chew on it properly

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was lovely. Food was excellent. Alcohol was very very expensive. Service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely attentive service and excellent quality of food.

JH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent! Not your very old hole in the wall French restaurant!

W
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

db remains a gem. The food was exquisite. We each had the prix fixe dinner: Sublime corn chowder for one; a delightful salad for the other. We both had the divine sole meuniere (well worth the supplement). So simple and elegant. Profiteroles for one dessert and cheese for the other. We could not have asked for a better meal.

Every member of the staff was truly friendly. It seemed that everyone was happy to be a work. They really made the evening special.

The dining room at db, in the back, is cozy and refined. It is a great spot for a special evening out.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reminds me of a typical Bistro in Paris; Dover Sole was delicious and service was impeccable. We will continue to dine here regularly.

DN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We're from Chicago and come to NYC every year for the US Open.
My wife looks forward to and HAS to have dbBurger each time....memorable!!
See you again....next year

CS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!!!

F
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We ordered cocktails and wine to specifically be served with our dinner. “Please give us some time to enjoy our cocktails before bringing our wine and food. “ We just had our second sip of our cocktails and all the food shows up. The wine did not come. Now, this is a fast food joint, not a place to come enjoy a meal.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there a few times before and always liked the restaurant. The other night was very special, I had mentioned that it was my friend’s birthday, they came out at the end of the meal with a basket of freshly baked madeleines and a candle for her. She was so touched and appreciated. It was a good ending to a fun evening. We will definitely go back again.

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As someone with a gluten- free vegan diet, I always search for restaurants that are mainstream
But can offer me a gourmet take. DB Moderne excelled and effortlessly prepared a great dinner
And dessert without missing a beat!!! My new go to place when going to the theater 🎭

b
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fixed price lunch was delicious and a great deal! Very nice, diverse options. The service is impeccable; welcoming but not overbearing. Wait staff extremely knowledgable about food and made great recs. None of the "everything on the menu is great."

Delicious lunch. One diner ordered the halibut. Cooked perfectly with clean, bright notes in the sauce.
The salmon was another winner. Again, cooked just right with a unique wild rice side.
Desert was shared - nectarine tart with frangiapanni crust and lemongrass ice cream.
We would definitely go back! Plus it is perfectly situated for theater goers. An easy, very few blocks to Theatre District in NYC.

OT
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Il famoso hamburger col fois gras un po’ deludente.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. We got in after the theater rush and the place was quiet, but the food and service were still first class! Will definitely be back!

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