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db Bistro Moderne

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55 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6609 (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-391-2400
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07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge MA
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food, very well run, staff totally on top of everything. Great pre-theater dining experience, relaxed and wonderful.

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San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent at all levels:food, service, ambiance + they have both early & late seating for theater goers. Enjoyed it so much after first dinner, went back again & so glad we did. Highly recommend, especially if a fan of Daniel Boulud. Average meal, with wine, runs between $30-50 per person; online menus available.

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

I am delighted you returned to enjoy another meal with us, and thank you for your high praise and wonderful recommendation. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro More 

London, United Kingdom
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703 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked to eat here as it has a pre-dinner set menu which, given this restaurant isn't cheap, is actually a good deal ($50 a head). It's also a five minute walk from The Lion King, which was our Broadway show of choice. The service was really good. Our female waitress was excellent, and was even completely together when another... More 

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Amy, I want to thank you for your wonderful compliments for your food and wine, as well as for sharing your observation of your server’s gracious and courteous attitude toward her other customer. It is important to us to that every guest is treated respectfully, no matter what their behavior, and that we make sure everyone has a great... More 

Los Angeles, California
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226 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came there from recommendation that this is the best burger in NYC. For me though it was a perfect medium rare there were things that fell short. Again for me the meat was too lean. On top of that it was compressed too much. The fois gras was way over cooked. It tasted good as far as flavors are... More 

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

I am happy our burger was cooked perfectly for you, and thank you for your kind compliments for the attentive service you received from our team. I only wish we could have met your expectations from start to finish. On your next visit, please do be sure to let us know if anything is not to your liking and we... More 

Napa, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, extensive menu of excellent food.....try their famous short rib and foie gras burger.....it is pricey but oh so worth it! Vegetarian options as well. Excellent service.

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Naomi, Your terrific review and recommendation mean a lot to us. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of our signature DB Burger, as well as our ambiance and service, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant 8 years ago and the place still a most in NY....The service....outstanding, the food was incredibly good. I definitely will recommend it.

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you for praising us so highly in your review! I am a little confused, however, as despite your glowing comments and recommendation, I noticed you left a 1-star rating. If there is anything we can do to reach your complete satisfaction, I would appreciate discussing it with you. Kindly send me your email or phone number to rossakow@danielnyc.com, and... More 

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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lively NY city restaurant but still excellent food and service. Excellent location, close to Broadway and Times Square. The restaurant is alive with the buzz of New Yorkers and tourists. We were asked if we were in a rush to get to a show and when we said no, they were excellent at giving us a little more time... More 

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

I am delighted to know how much you enjoyed dining with us and thank you for your wonderful compliments and review. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit NYC. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As one would expect from one of Boulud's restaurants the food was fantastic. We were happily impressed by the full menu available at 11pm. The beet salad if on the menu is not to be missed. Excellent cocktails as well. We enjoyed the casual environment and sitting in the back was a little quieter than the bar area. The food... More 

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

We enjoy providing a relaxing place for our guests to have drinks and a good meal on a late night, so are glad to learn how impressed you were with our cocktails and full menu, especially our beet salad. Thank you for your wonderful compliments and for returning a second time! Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

San Diego, California
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty disappointed with the rushed and inattentive service. Our waiter was abrupt, and unwelcoming. I asked for water with no ice and got water with ice. They missed to provide the cocktail menu and wine list. The bread for the table was cold. The chicken liver mouse was good but the coq au vin was mediocre. Overall, disappointed.

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

We strive for attentive, welcoming service, and delicious food, so I am very sorry to learn of your disappointing dining experience. I kindly ask for the opportunity to speak with you, in hopes of making amends and restoring your confidence in us. Please send me your email or phone number to rossakow@danielnyc.com, and I will contact you directly. Respectfully, Rachel... More 

Niagara Falls, New York
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent small restaurant, more spacious than an average NYC space, with beautifully prepared meals. The bread basket was so good we nearly filled up on it. The fish was delicious and fresh, and prettiest of all was the raspberry dessert. Both good for romantic meal and business lunch.

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TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for your fantastic compliments for our ambiance and cuisine, and for your thoughtful recommendations. I am glad you enjoyed our delicious fresh bread, yet still saved room to enjoy your fish, and I especially love your appreciation of our beautifully presented desserts! We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6609
    (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-391-2400
Description
Experience the new db bistro moderne! Chef Daniel Boulud's contemporary French bistro has undergone a complete renovation. With the addition of a handsome new cocktail bar, and a newly-crafted menu by Executive Chef Jim Burke in collaboration with Daniel Boulud. db bistro serves updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine. Located one block East of Times Square, db bistro is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater dining, a Midtown business lunch or breakfast 'L'Express' of cappuccino and viennoisserie at the bar. A $48 pre-theater prix-fixe dinner menu is available in addition to a full a la care menu. The Lunch Prix Fixe menu will have you back to your desk of off to a matinee quickly and affordably. DB is happy to host large parties and private events from 14-165 guests.

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