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“Limited But Delicious Menu”
Review of DB Bistro Moderne

DB Bistro Moderne
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Ranked #701 of 15,868 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: between 5th and 6th Avenues
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
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.
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were a big group and went there for a late dinner. It was a prix fix menu and quite limited. They were able to accommodate my gluten sensitivity, and even brought me a gluten free amuse bouche. The salmon tartar was a big hit with my group, almost everybody raved about it. The service was good, could be better. Waiters were a bit sloppy, confused orders and so on. Unfortunately they did not have any gluten free dessert , they offered fruit but I really needed to end the evening on a sweet note. That said almost everybody who had a dessert did not like it at all. They all agreed the desserts were a flop. Still its a great restaurant and you can't go wrong with Boulud. I give it my GoldnAdvice seal of approval.

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AllysunR1, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for joining us and for your wonderful recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and appreciate your gracious compliments, as we are always happy to accommodate special dietary needs. I would love to connect with you regarding the service and desserts. If you would kindly send your email or phone number to ARedmond@danielnyc.com I will contact you directly. Best regards, Allysun Redmond, db Bistro Moderne

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a great brunch and/or pre-theatre option. It’s located within walking distance to many broadway theatres and the restaurant itself is a serene oasis. The food is impeccable and the service very good. It’s a Daniel Boulud restaurant and the fare, for the most part, French. I had the chicken pallaird and it was delectable, juicy and flavorful with an arugula salad on top with sauce diable and toast almonds. I finished the entire thing. My husband had the Alsatian tart, which is a tradition thin tart/flatbread with gruyere cheese, onions and ham. He loved it. The Madeleines for dessert were hot and fresh from the oven, sprinkled with powdered sugar. We couldn’t finish them so took the rest with us to enjoy during intermission at the theatre. Other dishes that looked wonderful (ordered by other patrons) were the Shakshuka and the hamburger. The hamburger was a work of art and I would order it if I were there for lunch or dinner. All in all, a solid choice!

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AllysunR1, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear Cathrine, It makes us so happy to know you and your husband had a terrific dining experience and truly enjoyed our modern take on French bistro cuisine! Thank you for your wonderful compliments and recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Allysun Redmond, db Bistro Moderne

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

There were 6 of us. We had a reservation and a round table. It was so noisy, we couldn't hear each other, so not as enjoyable as it shoudl have been. We shared several dishes and also had 3 amuse bouche provided by the chef. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. The prices were what you expect in NYC but don't expect an intimate and quiet setting. The tables were also tightly squeezed together.

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AllysunR1, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Debby, Thank you for sharing your gracious compliments about your dining experience. We do sometimes have a lively ambiance and the noise level increases, so I apologize for the inconvenience. I am very glad you enjoyed your meal, as well as the special amuse bouche, and hope to welcome you again. Best regards, Allysun Redmond, db Bistro Moderne

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We arrived at 14:45 for late lunch at DB Bistro is open whole day.
The hostess at reception seems aghast and confused and quite unfriendly.
She informed us there inso lunch menu only afternoon menu.
I had pasta and egg fruit while.ch was warmed up and over flavoured but edible.
My chocolate fondant had fallen flat and was over cooked and not soft and runny inside.
The waiter serving us was very friendly but the food was very disappointing and the quality had fallen completely from my previous visits,
Rather close between lunch and dinner.
We won't be back.

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AllysunR1, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

I am sorry you had a disappointing experience and would very much appreciate discussing the details with you to make amends. Kindly reach out with your email or phone number to aredmond@danielnyc.com, and I will contact you directly. Respectfully, Allysun Redmond, db Bistro Moderne

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Thoutoughly enjoyed my meal here. Try the hangar steak & frites, very tasty. The escargot & chicken oysters were good too, as was the pate. The peach sorbet was a nice way to end the meal.

Thank Stephen K
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Allysun R, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Stephen, It is wonderful to know how much you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for your terrific compliments and great recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in NYC! Best regards, Allysun Redmond, db Bistro Moderne

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