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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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 7437 People Are Saying
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Tulsa
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if the best meals in my life. Staff is outstanding and the food was Devine. Been a long time diner and they never disappoint. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and we especially appreciated that the restaurant observed our request in open table for a table and not a banquet. Well dine!

OT
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific place to dine. Great cooking, presentation and service coupled with good value too.

SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a busy day of walking and shopping it was a wonderful respite and a tremendous value.. each selection as a 3 course Prix Fixe was better than the one before..

GC
Manitoba
417 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daniel Boulood's bistro is an excellent restaurant. The starters werr all quite good. The Steak Frites and the Scallop entrees were very good and the service was top notch.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

db Bistro used to be reliably excellent. It has declined both in food and service.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch before a show. The pumpkin soup was especially good and my husband thought his escargot was outstanding. The service was attentive and friendly. Loved everything about the experience.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service. Awesome steak frites and risotto.

JW
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here before seeing a show on Broadway. They had a good 3 course fixed price option with choices from the nice menu. Our choices were quite well done and nicely served. We had a good enough experience to decide that we should invite friends next time. 😎‼️

l
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our go to restaurant before shows in NY, the location and food so good. This time our service was not as stellar as usual, but to their credit, it is Christmas season and it was very very crowded. All our orders were correct though and the food as great as always. A Happy Anniversary delicious treat brought to our table at the end. Be assured we will return.

DK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy all of Daniel’s restaurants! This one is great and mush more casual than Daniel.

J
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - a really happening place for a Thursday night. Great restaurant right next door to our hotel (Sofitel on 44th)

EJ
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening here. The food and service was outstanding. We will definitely return on our next trip to New York

F
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our evening and the staff was so nice.
Thanks so much!!

PS
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite places to dine all over the world. I always take time to go to dB Bistro moderne every time I visit New York. The intimacy of the space, friendly staff and outstanding cuisine are a welcome relief from the hustle bustle of New York

MS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect

CG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is sublime here. Nice, quiet atmosphere where you can hear your companion speaking. The dining room is warm and elegant but not too much.

TB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food quality. A little noisy , but what do you expect on Saturday night?
I would recommend this establishment.

c
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite pre-theatre restaurant. The food is delicious and authentically French bistro. Our recent visit was particularly nice, as we had a complicated seating problem which was very graciously resolved for us.

t
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were excellent. When we got there at 6:30 it was very crowded and noisy. We had asked for a quiet table and they accommodated us. We have to wait ten minutes but it was worth it to have a place where we could have a good conversation. The place is very pretty and it apparently was a pre-theatre crowd because it was very quiet by the time we left.

P
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and extensive wine selection. Even though quite busy you could hold pleasant conversations.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Lovely Thanksgiving pre-fix dinner, but do not expect to be treated with respect by the staff.

The end of our dining experience was accompanied by intimidating stares from the waitstaff as an obvious hint to finish the last of our wine quickly. The manager of the evening, Brittany, was very contentious and rude, and we were rushed out of what started as a pleasant dining experience. Overall decent food, but not worth the expenditure for such horrible customer service.

A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the menu well-curated, and the atmosphere was very nice.

MD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding and ambience excellent. Wait staff could have been a bit warmer. Rest oom facilities leave something to be desired.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great can’t wait to come back. The food and service were excellent

C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu, and ambiance - thank you!

AR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been to db Bistro Moderne for Thanksgiving. The location is really nice, the service excellent and the food really delicious. 5 stars :)

p
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we’ve had in NYC on this trip! Unique tastes and great service.

WD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining here and we would definitely return on our next trip to NYC. My husband had the Dover Sole and raved about it, while I had the Steak Frites, also delicious. We were pleased with our server Gustavo and look forward to returning.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party of five. We were seated at a corner table which I had requested. The quality, flavor and presentation of the food was superb. Service was very good. The $60 three course menu is an excellent value. I started with the Hamachi crudo and followed with the steak frites. My grand daughter had the Hamachi crudo then Dover sole. We all shared a presentation of five desserts.

g
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic meal started off with cheese and pate and then steak frites.

j
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice efficient, French like bistro, we enjoyed the steak with great French fries and the Halibut. Service is rapid. Food is great. On the expensive side especially the drinks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The service staff was wonderful. The hosts could care less. As we were leaving they did not both to interrupt their commuting discussion to get our coats and simply point to another colleague when we asked. Terribly inconsistent with the rest of the experience.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food ,atmosphere and service were very good but the prices are high.

C
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

I was expecting way more from a DB restaurant. The service was as expected - excellent, the food was good, and they did what every they could to accommodate my wife's restrictions, but the ambiance was off, as well as, the presentation of the plates. The building is showing wear and the lighting was off. This was lunch, so not sure how it is at night.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in the World - short rib, foie gras and black truffle! Going through my photos I realise that, in the many times I’ve been there, I’ve had the burger about 90% of the time.

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and beautifully presented.
Price fix lunch a little on the high side but multiple choices.
Repeated requests for sliced lemon for water were acknowledged but totally ignored.

GF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food quality is always outstanding. Noise level at lunch is high.

RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance! I dine here at least once every time I visit NYC and am never disappointed!