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About db Bistro moderne
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”.
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.
New York, NY 10036
French, Continental, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday 11:15am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday 11:15am - 2:30pm
Sunday & Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
between 5th and 6th Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For your next large party or private event, please contact Rachel Ossakow at email@example.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.
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db Bistro moderne Ratings and Reviews
Had an excellent Sunday brunch with my mom before a Sunday matinee. One of the few places in midtown you can actually have a conversation. Service was professional and attentive yet personal and friendly. Food was beautifully presented (beet salad was a standout). The passion fruit pavlova (on the prix-fixed brunch menu, but available a la carte) was one of the best desserts I've ever had, and I'm not such a dessert person. Only downside was it was a bit pricey (and more expensive than the menu posted on the website) but it was still better than other meals that I've paid more for. Will definitely be back!
Reserved for a pre-theatre dinner. Our waiter asked if we were headed to the theatre, what our curtain time was, and which theatre. He timed it perfectly so we had plenty of time to finish, pay, and walk the block to the Belasco before the house opened. We had eaten a late lunch, so neither of us felt able to take advantage of the prix-fixe menu, but all of the items on the prix-fixe are also available a la carte. This made me very happy, since I wanted the lobster salad. Which was delicious, as was the assiette de fromage for dessert. My husband loved the scallops and his dark chocolate chiffon. The dining room is a little loud, but most people should be able to hear their companions. We will definitely return.
While we usually avoid restaurants close to the theater district, we were pleasantly surprised. Located on W. 44th Street the neighbors include multiple hotels and private clubs. We opted for the Restaurant Week Menu. We all tried different options from the 3-courses and all were good to excellent. The restaurant offers a nice combination of upscale food and service coupled with a more casual atmosphere. I personally enjoyed the Hanger Steak starting with the Kale Salad. My wife, the Sole starting with the Lobster Salad. Were excellent. For all 4 of us, first time visiting the restaurant and will definitely return.
I ordered the Dover Sole á la Carte, going going off the Restaurant Week menu. It was priced at $60 additional. When it arrived it was less than 4 oz and was over cooked as well. I have been many times to the Bistro but this time I feel we were really taken advantage of. I regret not complaining at the time but we had a guest with us and did not want to spoil lunch. Very disappointed.
We went to grab the NYC Restaurant week lunch here. All I can say is mindblowing! We were not expecting such a varied and delicious spread in their fixed prix menu. It all started from the amazingly perfect coffee! My husband is not a huge coffee lover and he was obssessed with it more than me and that says something!The kale salad and the mushroom risotto were to die for as was the ocean trout. The desserts were the show stoppers especially the coconut gateau! Such fresh flavors and unique ingredients! We both are in a culinary coma after yesterday! It is expensive for regular days but would definitely recommend for Restaurant Week or a special occasion!
The ambiance is lovely, nice decor, good vibe but quiet enough to have a conversation. We had dinner after a show, so Happy Hour was a lovely surprise. , and the bartender very knowledgeable. We choose the Prix-Fixe menu, and thoroughly enjoyed the venison pate, sole and tried both desserts.
Very nice experience, very nice service. I would go back.
NYC Restaurant Week Report No.13: DB Bistro Moderne - 4.1. It’s a girls’ lunch with my ex-colleagues, so we picked some place closer to the office. Well, although it can’t compete with the Michelin 1-Stars, it’s still a very cute and decent place with quality food, and is on the top 60 list I followed. Highlights: coconut gateau dessert (not sweet, and my friend loves the passion fruit flavor) and trout (cooked a little raw but tasty).
The most disappointing experience of our nyc Restaurant week. The worst dish was the db Bürger. A bloody bun ( a point was the order) with a unpleasant tasting patty containing cooked liver instead of foie gras and raw red onions instead of black truffles. A Real attack on the sense of taste and completely unacceptable for a Michelin starred chef ä. Never again 👎🏿
We've eaten at db Bistro Moderne several times and have always had a great meal. This last visit was no exception. Food was creative, noise level was quite comfortable despite the room being full (I wish other restaurants could achieve this), and service was excellent with various staff checking to make sure we were enjoying our meal without seeming over-solicitous.
I will mention that portions are what my husband and I consider very manageable-- a good amount that allows one to eat 3 courses without feeling over-stuffed by the end of the meal. If you're looking for huge plates of food, this isn't the place for you (but you'd be missing out on a great meal).
We were there during Restaurant Week, which makes for an incredible bargain!
The food was among the best I have had in Manhattan. Each dish was a sublime example of its type.
The "excellent" ratings of ambiance and noise are based upon seating in the back where I was seated. The experience at the front of the restaurant is a much more casual and noisy than I care for, but the young crowd there seemed very happy too.
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