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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.

55 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Continental, American

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

Cross Street:
between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 391-2400

Website:
http://www.dbbistro.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Kedall Linhart

Additional:
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 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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Details
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

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db Bistro moderne Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (91)
Fit for Foodies (74)
Special Occasion (71)
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Good for a Date (71)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Notable Wine List (45)
Business Meals (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Great for Lunch (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Romantic (30)
Authentic (24)
Casual (23)
Fun (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Cozy (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Seasonal (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
People Watching (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Healthy (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 hours ago

Good food, nicely appointed place, thoroughly indifferent service. At this price point you should spend your money elsewhere.

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vip
 (Newcastle)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing!
Great valentines 4 course meal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The pacing of the meal was awful. We were more or less rushed through our meal with one course following immediately after our plates were removed. What should have been a relaxing after theater dinner was a fast food experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent in every way!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food. Slightly pricey. Nice atmosphere. Attentive staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent Dinner and great cocktail menu, we went about 10pm, happy they were open later than most. Upscale fine dinning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious in every way. This is our second visit... and we'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food, high level service and welcoming atmosphere

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was really good, the service was excellent the atmosphere was lively. It was my first time here Restaurant week

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

DB Burger was amazing but the fries were super salty.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and service was outstanding. Waiters and kitchen were extremely accommodating to adjust dishes according to my food allergies.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was ok, but pretty dull for an expensive choice. I've had as-good steak frites any number of other $$ places amd $27 for a decent 5oz glass of Sancerre is just silly (and my mistake).

Service was pro.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week dinner. Sizable meal with extras. The pasta was really good, but the coconut desert was superb. Was treated well by the wait staff even though I was a solo diner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ravioli was served only slightly warm. The other pasta dish was served hot. Solution: put the ravioli under a warmer or cover when transporting. Since it’s a thin pasta it will cool faster on a cold dish too.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food is creatively prepared and interesting we always try to eat there when in New York

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place. Sophisticated but reasonably priced. Loved the food.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

always wonderful but this time le coq au vin was beautiful but not tender and tasteless

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We picked this restraunt for restraunt week and were completely satisfied with the servi ce and food. What a delight!

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Waited a long time for the DB Burger and it was incredible service impeccable Ambiance beautiful it was a great night out with my daughter in a great restaurant I would be sure to come back again and again thanks so much Chef!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Came for restaurant week and had a fantastic experience. Both food and service were excellent, would definitely return and recommend!

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 (Schwarzwald)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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 👎🏿

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Dependable dining. Service is attentive even with the pre theater crowd.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My friends and I enjoyed having lunch at DB very much! The resturant week menu is very sincerity. The food was delicious. The services were wonderful! We defenitely will come back!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Birthday
The food was delicious and the service wonderful.
It is a little tight and noisy but overall it is a good place to go and we will go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very attentive, friendly service. We decided not to use the Restaurant Week menu & had a lovely coq au vin and a generous lolla rossa salad. We did take advantage of the red Bordeaux bottle that was offered on the Restaurant week menu and it was enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great Restaurant week lunch .. pre theater.. Food was delicious and fresh. Wait staff very attentive.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Loved it! I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food, well served and very lovely setting, overall, a 5 star review

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This was the first time my friends and I dined at this establishment. Everything was great. The food was awesome. I had the famous burger, it was delicious, even the french fries were delicious. My friends had the steak they said is was awesome and done exactly the way they requested it. The service was great. One of my friends was a little late, they offered to seat us or have us wait on our friend and they kept out table waiting for us. Overall great experience will return again

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good and service were excellent. Tables a little close together to be truly comfortable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We had a great breakfast reunion! Everything was delicious and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Bar area seating cozy but tight, food better looking than taste. Service more professional than attentive

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