db Bistro moderne

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7379 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Give thanks at db Bistro Moderne this holiday season. Join us for our prix fixe menu featuring Thanksgiving specials with a French accent. Enjoy three-courses for $75 plus beverages, tax and gratuity; children under 12 can enjoy a main course and dessert for $40.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

It's the most wonderful time of year! Bring your good cheer to db bistro moderne this Christmas Eve and savor our special 3-course prix fixe for $85 plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Conveniently located near Times Square and the 5th Avenue holiday displays. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year at db bistro moderne for a festive night in the heart of the Big Apple. Enjoy our 4-course menu featuring the finest ingredients Gala menu is $125 a person plus beverages, tax and gratuity. A la carte menu from 5-6:30pm; the Gala menu is served starting at 7pm.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 7379 People Are Saying
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T
Portland
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible. Best service. Amazing food. Great wines.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, a bit noisy as it got later. Attentive service. Portion size was wonderful and the value excellent!

PS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good value

TF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience - the service and the food all excellent. We had wine and the 2 course fixed price lunch and they brought me warm Madelines for my birthday ! I had the pumpkin soup which was a special and the Chiclen Paillard - both amazing !

L
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always our first dinner when we visit NY. People always nice. Food always good. Last night scallops for me and risotto with white truffles for my wife. Wonderful.

DC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and efficient service. Prix fixe meal was outstanding. Great wine list.

S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual but a touch of class.

IH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food service. A bit noisy to be able to carry on conversations but that maybe due to acoustics of the place. Front end by the bar was louder, middle section where we sat was still a bit noisy, but there is another section further back that may be quieter. Otherwise highly recommend

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family joined me in the city for lunch

T
Portland
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously amazing food and service. The taleggio risotto with tartufo Bianco is the best deal in town.

OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-show dinner. Great service and food.

PP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meals and would definitely go back. My fish was cooked perfectly. Service was very good. It’s a compact dining room and tables are close together making for a noisy environment.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was ok!

B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Even better than I remember it.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizer excellent but fish overcooked

KL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, extraordinarily good service, and astonishingly good value (particularly for Manhattan). My wife is a foodie and tough critic, and even she was blown away. Highly recommended!

A
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an exceptional dinner pre-theater. The food was delicious, the service excellent and we were served within our time constraints without being rushed through three courses. Highly recommend!

P
Baltimore
193 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about everything was excellent. The bread was superb, usually a good omen for the meal. The appetizers of pumpkin soup and brussels sprout salad were both excellent. Our entrees, the filet and halibut, were also great, though our only complaint was the filet came out slightly overdone, medium instead of medium-rare. The taste was still great. Overall a great meal and we would definitely return.

NP
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny and more!! An outstanding meal with solid service

What a pleasure to have a meal that looks great and is great

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre menu was perfect for us. Wide variety of choices, good size portions, great value. Definitely put our evening off to a great start!

AJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this dining experience fully. Food was outstanding. Service was par excellence.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pre-theater. Service is always exceptional: quick, friendly, attentive, warm and generous.

n
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although we had reservation for brunch they tried to seat us in the bar room-looked much less comfortable and festive.
After a short delay they did find a very nice table in corner of the dining room.
Food and service were very good and my guests particularly liked it all-
We had very good salads first,then a salmon and chicken palliard main course, and one omelet-,
A nice pre theatre experience-especially for out of town relatives-

CD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good but the portions were too small and the prices were ridiculous (even for NYC)

C
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, moderate portions,,, great for brunch before a matinee. Always a great experience

R
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and good location in mid-town

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The food and the service were good but the busboys could have been more attentive. The maître 'd sat us in the bar area in a high top table next to the waiters/busboy station. It was very noisy and I felt like was being hovered over for the entire evening with activity next to my wife and I continuously. This is inexcusable and we will not be returning.

SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, the service less so. A side item we asked for was forgotten and the general attentiveness was not what we thought it should be for the price. But they did remember my husband's birthday and we went home with a nice basket of homemade madeleines : )

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a prefixed menu for lunch. Few choices with a surcharge. Service and quality of the food were poor based on what we paid

H
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very relaxed and very comfortable.

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what it used to be

LW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to restaurant for pre theatre. Great food, service and if you sit in the back, low noise level. But it is always great so go anytime!

GJ
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully designed space with impeccable service. Noise level a bit too lively for about 30 minutes (5:30 - 6:00pm) then became quieter.

SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

already have recommended to friends - fabulous meal.

DT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I along with friends visiting from Italy had dinner here after attending a matinee performance. We were all so pleasantly surprised. We’d never eaten here before and loved it. We were happy with the service and food, loved the energy and people watching. Thanks for a great night.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just had a lovely lunch with a friend before attending a show. The reception, the service, and the food were top notch, consistent with other DB restaurants.

CA
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year we go to New York to see a show. Each year we go to Bistro Moderne. It never disappoints. The food and service are impeccable. What else could I want?

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a most enjoyable experience. Easy go to in midtown.

C
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, some close to great, some so-so. The eggs Benedict were overcooked (after specifying soft eggs), with too much ham and not enough hollandaise sauce. Good burrata salad, chorizo eggs, pumpkin soup, bread, Madeleines, coffee.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for a week in New York. This wonderful Jen of a restaurant was next-door to our Sofitel so we tried it the first night. Spectacular, we sat at the bar and Carlos a very innovative bartender provided one of his concoctions which was infused vodka with juniper,lemon grass,pear and some other secret ingredients served with lemons and ginger. It was so good I decided to have a second cocktail at the table rather than wine with my meal.

The second night we had the risotto with the shaved truffle and I let the wine sommelier recommend a French wine she was spot on a perfect accompaniment for our meal.. If you share a salad you simply must have the Brussels sprout salad it’s the best I’ve ever had. We also enjoyed the pumpkin soup which for the fall was perfectly seasoned and very savory. I enjoyed the duck breast served medium rare. I’ve never had better. For those who prefer red meat the DB burger with the Farquhar and short ribs combined makes a fabulous burger.