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db Bistro moderne

4.4
6126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre (91)
  • Fit for Foodies (73)
  • Good for a Date (56)
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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Cross street: between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate with your special someone this Valentine's Day at db bistro.
5-6:00pm we'll be offering our regular menus
7-10:30pm - Enjoy a 4 Course Prix Fixe menu by Executive Chef Christopher Stam

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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 6126 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.3
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We've eaten at DB Bistro Moderne several times, always with pleasure. We prefer to sit in the bar, where the service is more informal and it seems quieter. We had a light meal of the Olivier Mueller escargots and a side of spicy carrots (all delicious!) and a lovely pear coupe glace for dessert. And wine, of course. It was absolutely perfect. Can we have the spicy carrot recipe, pretty please?

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Suereveiw (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We had a lovely pre-theater brunch. This restaurant is always refined, sophisticated, professional and, delicious. Best pre- theater I could imagine.

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Nhmom (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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vipRaffles (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Service excellent. Table for 2 tiny.

Value terrible. Spent $127 incl tx and gratuity with $20 coupon. Ordered lowest priced wine bottle ($46) which happened to be excellent (blend Grenache and Shiraz). Ordered appetizer and $35 burger.

Clearly a $200-$250 dinner. Not for me.

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Bebe (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We loved this restaurant. Food was delicious and they made a huge effort on the dessert: a plate with tiny madeleines, happy anniversary on one side, happy birthday on the other with a candle. Just perfect pre-theater.

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vipScipioX (New England)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

db Bistro moderne had splendid food and swift, attentive service. They are near the Theater District and offer prix fixe for those whom this suits. The wine by the glass is a touch steep (but well-chosen) and the tables a touch cramped. Overall, a great dining experience.

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joanjay (Milwaukee)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Nice ambiance, respectable food but not as unique and well prepared as other D.B. restaurants.

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JoeR (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We were late coming from a show. The hostess and staff made us feel welcomed even though it was close to closing time. The food and service were excellent and in no way rushed. Truly professional!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Meeting friends in The City...

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somewhatdisappointing (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

When we come to NY to catch a few shows we have a special meal at db Bistro Moderne. Tonight we had yet another spectacular meal. Attentive service and a special shout out to the sommelier who is friendly and helpful. For what me is a special occasion I can splurge with confidence. See you next time for sure.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 391-2400
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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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Executive chef
Kedall Linhart
Additional
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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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