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db Bistro moderne

4.4
6293 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
French, Continental, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 11:15am - 2:30pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:15am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
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 rossakow@danielnyc.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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Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come and celebrate mom with family and friends at db Bistro Moderne!
Brunch will be served from 11:15am - 2:30pm
We'll be serving a 3 Course Prix-Fixe menu for $65 per person (children under 12yrs $35) Dinner will be available from 5pm -10pm with both prix fixe and a la carte options.

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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 6293 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great pre-theater menu and service!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was great! We loved the foie gras and Coq au vin . The staff helped make our small celebration more special.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely weekend brunch with a classy crowd (no rowdy bottomless brunch vibes). Service was spot on and all of the portions were generous and satisfying. Would come back again and try more of the menu items.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was really terrific -- attentive, thoughtful, friendly and not intrusive. They made a special brunch truly special.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is always exceptional here. Everything tastes so good!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

In town for a meeting but going to the theatre after dinner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

What can I say except C’est magnifique! What a gem of a bistro! From the greeting at the door to the final sendoff, the service here is exceptional. The food presentations were masterful. The salmon was done expertly well with the kale and rye, a combination of flavors married beautifully together. I love visiting the city and so glad I made reservations weeks ago.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a wonderful pre-theatre dinner. It's not cheap, but the service was excellent, the food delicious, and they easily got us out in time for the show, without rushing us at all. Recommended.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I’ve dined here twice on recent trips to NYC, both times for a pre theatre meal, both times with a reservation. On both occasions the restaurant was nearly empty upon my arrival, yet both times the maitre d first tried to seat me near the bar. When I requested to be seated in the dining room, I was left standing while he went back to check his computer. Next (again, both times) I was led to a table directly beside the kitchen, which was very noisy (no doors leading into the kitchen merely curtains). When I requested a table away from the kitchen, he again left me standing while he returned to his computer to check availability. Did I mention the dining room was empty and I had a reservation (both times)? The attitude was one of, “how dare you question my choice of table for you!”. Once seated, meal proceeded without incident. Food is decent, wait staff very efficient and pre theatre menu a good value, but I don’t plan to return due to snootiness of maitre d.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful pre theater dining experience. Favorite meal of my 5 day New York trip. Very attentive staff, excellent food and drinks from appetizers through dessert. And very happy with the price!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My second visit to this location, I come from Texas and Love DB!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is excellent, the space is comfortable and the service is very good.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It’s a good restaurant for pre-theater dining or a business dinner, but nothing much beyond that.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Dined here pre-theater for my Mom’s birthday. The staff was very attentive, had us out in plenty of time for the show, and brought out an extra dessert which was a kind gesture. The food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

After cancelling due to two, separate snow storms, my friend and I were finally able to dine at DB Bistro moderne. We were seated in the front of the restaurant where it was quiet and we were able to catch-up. The menu was updated since an earlier visit and, as usual, the choices were all excellent. We were treated to a hummus appetizer as our entrees were running late. (We were so relaxed that we hardly noticed! ) It's a little touch but the kind of care and attention that makes all the difference to any business. It was greatly appreciated. My friend had a shrimp salad and I had the orecchette . Wonderful!
We shared the Madeleines for dessert. All in all, a great meal and we are looking forward to our next one.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Noisy and small portions.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Gracious service, food very, very good. Always consistent.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excelente!!! Mucho mejor que el café Boulud ( que es del mismo dueño obviamente)

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Bad service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was excellent. Food,wine, ambiance. We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been to DB Moderne many times. This evening was exquisite. They outdid themselves in every way. Great service, great food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A fantastic evening with delicious food, unbelievable service and consideration. Outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was great. Pricing was a bit high. Really enjoyed it though!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent pre-theater lunch. The menu is not extensive but there are good choices and the portions are the perfect size for lunch. Nice ambience and friendly service. We returned for happy hour with half prized drinks and appetizers. Great location away from the crowds but close to Broadway theaters.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect. Great find in the theater district.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

There was a super long wait between the two courses of our dinner. We did not order drinks (one person under 21), so we were left to our own devices for too long and we had to ask for the second curse to be brought otherwise we would miss the Broadway show. Food was OK.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was our second time to dine here. We really liked it the first time went last April. Unfortunately, both the food and the service was much better the first time. Our waiter didn’t even tell us his name nor did he go over the menu when we first sat down this go around.

Would still recommend this place based on our original experience.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We ordered a variety of starters since we have eaten here several times - and shared among the three of us. Had some nice wine and good conversation. Especially enjoyed the escargot fricassee and the charcuterie plate. ...and a good salad and the Roman artichokes. Comfortable
in a booth and not too loud.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I had the salad with grilled chicken, it was delicious - although it has chunks of bacon, which I don't like. I had asked for the dressing on the side, which they didn't do. would like to see more of a selection of lighter, healthy items i.e. salad with salmon....

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lunch before matinee. The staff was wonderful as usual, even remembered the table we have liked in the past. I felt the menu had less variety than I had remembered tho.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Service was fantastic, food was delicious wine was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Daniel Boulud has this place in top notch shape. A small menu but top notch quality. The wine list is diverse and high quality.
A special place for a special dinner!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service, close to train, theater. Ordering of the menu the best.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I might recommend it, but the food was fine--not wonderful.
Service was attentive and not obtrusive.
We were not rushed.
We had a great time.
All this is good, even very good...but didn't love the food in an unqualified way.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Each time we visit the city, we make it a point to stop in for a drink, lunch, before the show dining or after the show drink. Our recent prix fixe dinner before the show was delicious- asparagus soup, hanger steak with pomme frites was cooked to perfection- perfect medium rare and a chocolate diplomat-yum! Thank you DB- and to our very personable wine steward Sat March 24th.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous find! We had a delicious pre-theater dinner and the artichoke salad was the best salad I've ever tasted. Everything we ordered was fabulous. Oscar was our extremely attentive, wonderful waiter, and everyone on staff who came by our table to deliver food, or a drink, or to just say hello, were extremely friendly and kind. The fixed price menu is a great value, too, (although we didn't opt for it this time). We cannot wait to come back - don't miss dining here. I can't recommend this restaurant high enough!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Have been here on previous trips to NYC. This dinner was a bit of a disappointment. We have loved this restaurant in the past, and this time, it was just “meh” (average)
The menu options were cut back - nothing inventive on the menu. Food was good - but we expected more from DBs. Likely won’t be back - too bad. This used to be one of our favorite dinner spots.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was good but the server was a bit snooty. His attitude effected the overall dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had great dinner, even though they weren't told by us(from the hotel?)they gave us a free dessert with Happy Anniversary written in Chocolate!

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I have eaten at DB Bistro Moderne many times. It was a disappointment tonight. 3 of the dinner dishes arrived cold. The wrong appetizer was brought to one member of our party. One of of the servers poured water over the top of my water glass onto my hand. Although pettifours were listed on our bill, the restaurant neglected to serve them but did so on request. In general, the service was not smooth and seamless as it has been in the past. It made for a less than satisfactory experience.

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