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DB Bistro Moderne

55 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 391-2400
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Ranked #553 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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.
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Manhattan Beach, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This time we went for a pre-theater mean. All was good, fresh and delicious. The service was exactly how it needed to be, I highly recommend this and recommend the Beef Tartar (though they can serve it with more then one piece of toast to save you asking for more -- repeatedly)!. I recommend this.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was walking on Street when I passed through this Bistro near Broadway area. We went to the Hotel and made a reservation. This Bistro is very nice and treatment is very good. It's a little expensive, but food is great!

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I celebrated my birthday there with my wife. We are still laughing that for such an occasion, I chose their Hamburger. But it is not just a hamburger. It is made with filet and foie gras. Such an awesome surprise! I highly recommend it even if it is pricey.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having stayed at the Bryant Park Hotel many times I have eaten here several times. I must say that I fear it is on a slight incline downhill, and hopefully will catch itself before a serious fall. If you want a French Bistro style hamburger this is the place, but if you are looking for a wine selection, try Aureole... More

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Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We enjoyed a nice dinner here, but the food is a bit expensive. A good option for a pre-theater dinner.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had two hours to kill before seeing a 7 o'clock show and wanted a really good dinner and this did not disappoint! It seems impossible to find a good restaurant in and around Times Square so I moseyed down the side street and found this gem. The service was excellent from the moment I walked in the door. The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We decided on DB Bistro Moderne for a celebration dinner and were happy we did. The food was outstanding as was the staff. They made sure everything was perfect, and it was. Another guest had to leave the table for a moment and immediately one of the staff came and covered her plate to ensure her food stayed warm. My... More

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Marin County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The menu was extensive, the dinner we chose was superb, the ambience was quit nice and the waiter helped us choose a superb bottle of pinot noir. My wife never orders desert, but a caramel, ice cream, light fig cake, and cream creation caught her eye and was outstanding. We... More

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Monroe, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have not been here in a few years so decided to take a business associate here before a show. The atmosphere is buzzing and the service is good and consistent. Prior to the arrival of our appetizers, we were brought mini arrancini (rice balls) that were delicious. The bread was also interesting as one of the options was pretzel... More

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New York City, New York
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128 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I saw "Bullets over Broadway" last Saturday, and following the matinee, we planned to stop at one of the simple spots on 43rd street. Broadway was so crowded we could barely walk as people were walking up as we and others walked down. At one point everyone had to stop as could no longer move due to... More

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