db Bistro moderne

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$31 to $50
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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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vipFrenchis85
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like this place a lot , service it’s normally good But this time the services was Excellent, she ( not sure about her name) it’s been the best service in this place .
Manager did really great too !

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vipNanB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Best Branzino I ever had.

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vipKatP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, food and overall experience.

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vipBarbaraR
Dallas
70 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to dB bistro before a Broadway matinee. We enjoyed our lunch and recommend it.

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PenelopeB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were dining at db Bistro prior to heading to the theater, celebrating my daughter's 30th and my sister's 65th. I cannot say enough about what a lovely experience we had. The staff was so attentive, 2 of us had special dietary needs and the staff went out of their way to be helpful, they really went above and beyond. The food was delicious too. My only comment would be to have more than one entree choice that is vegetarian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here 3 times and will continue to come back. Great prix fixe dinner and excellent service and quality.

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vipCapitalHillGirl
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the ambiance, and experience are all excellent!! The staff is so very professional and friendly! This is an excellent dining place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal in a pleasant establishment.

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BetsyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent.

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vipPatti
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food delish. Ambience wonderful

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vipWiseTravelUSA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. We love to go to DB's because the food is delicious, the service prompt and the ambiance fun. It will remain one of our favorite spots.

Highly recommend the burger and fries (not your average burger). The cock au vin was also amazing.

And of course the chocolate tort.

Just delicious.

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vipJuno
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companions and I enjoyed our lunch. We were a vegan, a pescatarian, and a carnivore and we all found delicious things to eat.

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ItoB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Love the atmosphere. Food was excellent.

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vipMOEVR
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, inviting and well appointed restaurant. Excellent and attentive staff that were very accommodating. Food was incredible. Highly recommend for a great dining experience.

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Alex1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My wife and I visited Bistro Moderne on March 2 for our anniversary dinner.

For an appetizer I ordered the “Tartiflette” ($19) ingredients of which, as shown in the Menu, included “crispy Pork Belly, Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks and (surprisingly) Reblochon Cheese”. When I asked the server how had the restaurant got hold of the Reblochon (not allowed into the US as an unpasteurized cheese), the server answered that he would double-check with the Chef. He later told me that the Chef agreed with me that the cheese was not the authentic Reblochon, but rather a variety of domestic cheese resembling Reblochon. I requested that the mentioning of the “Reblochon” be removed from the Menu as a false product claim.

For the main, I had their “Rohan Duck Breast” (cooked medium). I was very unimpressed by the way this simple duck preparation was handled by the kitchen. For the medium it was rather dry, bland and had no recognizable duck meat flavor. Plus, the platter had just two petite strips of the duck breast meat on it. I was slapped with a $40!!! for a mediocre dish. For the size of the dish and particularly for the way these duck breast slices were cooked, I feel, it was a shameless ripoff. After all, it is not a Micheline-level place.

I have been to this place and enjoyed it on three previous occasions, but this last dinner seriously disappointed me. The only positive impression left afterwards was the most attentive and professional server - Adil.

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Traci
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drop everything and reserve yourself a table here! Dined here with my daughter on Sunday evening @ 8:30 pm. We each had the 3-course pre-fixe (starter, main, dessert). Every dish was amazing--exquisite flavors, beautifully presented. Service was attentive but not overbearing, Five days later and I am still daydreaming about the trio of sorbets (especially the raspberry). Cannot wait to go back.

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Randy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu outstanding service

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Brian1972
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were great. The only thing that bothered me was the bathroom had no hand towels, no urinal, Do I really need to touch a public toilet seat, and service staff were using the restroom. Bouloud can afford for his staff to have their own facilities .

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JessycaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , the service was wonderful, the wine was great. Overall I would highly recommend to anyone visiting. Definitely Michelin worthy.

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nadines
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch before a show! French Toast was outstanding

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Rob2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went pre-theatre with friends from the west and we are from Philadelphia. They seated us promptly asked what time our show was and planned our service accordingly. the drinks were a good pour and we had the prix-fixe priced menu which let you choose an appetizer, main course and dessert with an up-charge for a couple of the entrees. All of us enjoyed everything we ordered and they made nice recommendations for wines by the glass. Overall it was a very pleasant experience although relatively expensive.

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Yankee2fans
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always, and we appreciated their courtesy in not seating us in the bar with our teenage niece!

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PierreK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

When the lettuce is bigger than your steak....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have been Dinning in BD for yrs mostly when we going to the Theaters
Place never fails
It is a pure pleasure going there
Thank you

FP
vipFoodPecks
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you are greeted warmly at the door to the moment you leave, the dbm team makes you feel welcome and cared for. I’ve been coming here for years now and I’m never disappointed and either are my guests. The food is delightful, the service is well executed and the atmosphere is relaxed and chill when it could easily be stuffy. What’s so nice about this place are the little moments along the meal, the amuse bouche, the bread, the drinks, the meal itself, a little sweet after the meal - everything makes you feel you are being treated well and getting excellent value!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The bronzino was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch! Salad and burger were DELICIOUS. Service was great and everyone was very friendly!!

MO
vipMarieO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the moment you walked in the door until you left was perfect. The Brussel Sprout salad was amazing! The special rice pudding desert was spectacular. We had a nice table in the main room towards the back of the restaurant, their are booths between the bar area and main dining room that don’t have the same upscale look as the rest of the restaurant, I was glad we were not seated there. The waitstaff is attentive and friendly. Overall, a special place for an evening out.

SM
vipStoriedMartha
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took a long time for a server to approach our table after we were seated. Finally flagged down sommelier to order a cocktail. Food came out quickly, but never had a server check on us, follow up. Restrooms were filthy; had to tell hostess. Poor service and dirty restrooms unacceptable for this level of restaurant.

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vipCarolA
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC for a weekend visit/party and made sure we returned to this favorite spot. The branzino special was so-o-o delicious!!! Amazing. Wonderful flavors - I made it last as long as I could. The staff was very accommodating to our special request and couldn’t have been more appropriately attentive. Also, we love the fixed price menu option.

JD
JosephD
New England
6 reviews