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db Bistro moderne

6216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre (96)
  • Fit for Foodies (78)
  • Good for a Date (74)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Continental, American
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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

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Phone number
(212) 391-2400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kedall Linhart
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Cross street
between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
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
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Special events & promotions
For your next large party or private event, please contact Rachel Ossakow at 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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Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon 11:15AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue 11:15AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Thu 11:15AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 6216 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDodge (New York Area)
2.0  Dined a day ago

Classic over rated NYC restaurant. Overpriced, quality of food just average and service was indifferent. For example, we were a party of 3. The first 2 arrived and were seats. My wife arrived a few minutes later but was not told we had already arrived. She waited in the bar area. No one told her we had already been seated. No wifi, so texts did not work. When she was finally seats, we were ignored for 10 minutes. Then a single glass of wine took another 10 mins to arrive. The food was just okay. Nothing special but paid $100 per person which included two drinks, one dessert. Very noisy and crowd was old and uninspiring.
Too many great restaurants in NYC. This was nothing special. Our second trip here. With such great reviews we expected much better. Won't make that mistake again.

vipMarlenedc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Wonderful meal as always very consistent. I was disappointed that there was no gluten free bread which they usually have on hand but in its stead the chef sent an appetizer of Shishito peppers which were delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Nice restaurant- well located. Enjoyed the cog au vin & Kale Salad - ham/ gruyere/ mushroom crepe was good - not great. Excellent service and AMAZING Madelines for dessert. Didn't exactly live up to the buzz re: food- but an overall enjoyable experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great for business breakfast

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food is exceptionally delicious! We both had the foie gras and filet mignon... Amazing! And the chocolat fondant for desert. The wine list is extensive with something for every budget. We had a delicious Côte du Rhone. The service was courteous and attentive. Everyone went above and beyond to accommodate my gluten intolerance and other allergies. The decor is modern, warm and welcoming. Definitely a great choice before or after the theater.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had dinner for 5 just before attending an evening show on Broadway. The food was exceptional and the waitstaff highly professional. This is our second visit to db Bistro moderne and I know we will be back again! I recommend it highly.

vipFran (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food, service, ambiance were all spot on. Overall a wonderful dining experience

vipkiligirl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Top notch food and service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Two thumbs up.

TripleC (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.