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DB Bistro Moderne

55 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-391-2400
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“foie gras” (68 reviews)
“burger” (119 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
55 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years (12+). The food remains excellent, especially the DB Burger. Unfortunately on my most recent visit the service was mediocre. For the price I expect, and have in the past received, sharp prompt unobtrusive service. On...More

Thank Mrbiffo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food great, beautifully presented..totally enjoyable evening. Great place for dinner with a business colleague that was convenient to Grand Central and hotels. We will be back again!

Thank Margery S
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Margery, I am glad you had a wonderful dinner here during your trip to NYC, and thank you for your gracious compliments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Gratefully, Rachel Ossalow, db Bistro

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in New York to celebrate my husband's birthday and I had booked dinner for Saturday night at this Bistro because we have tried two of his other restaurants. We were seated promptly at a table which was tucked into a niche - not...More

Thank Arias55
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Aria, Thank you for choosing us, it was our pleasure to welcome you and help make your husband’s birthday celebration special! I am very happy to hear how much you both enjoyed your meal, and thank you for your wonderful compliments for our cuisine,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great Brunch Prix-Fixe 2 items for $26 bucks (for an additional $8 you can add a third item). Before we ordered our meal our server (Luis) informed us that they were having a 50% off on selected wines (any wine bottle over $50 bucks). We...More

Thank JMColla
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us a second time! I am delighted you all enjoyed your Prix-Fixe brunch selections, and took advantage of our wine special to have the 2012 Château d'Anglès-La Clape. We greatly appreciate your eloquent compliments, especially for the professional service you received...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice scargot. Fancy burger. Not the best I tried but is good. Reasonable price. Nice service. Better to have reservation

Thank mplata
TheDinexGroup, Guest Relations Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your feedback regarding our food and service. It was a pleasure to have you here, and we sincerely hope you'll be back in the future. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this French inspired bistro. It has a chic ambience, delicious food , and the service is reasonably good ( however a bit slow the night we were there , as they were incredibly busy ) . Overall it was an enjoyable experience, except...More

Thank linuchka
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you for topping off your New York trip, with a visit to our restaurant! It's wonderful to know your experience with our food, and our team, made this a 5-star worthy memory, and if you ever come back, please be sure to let us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Price was expensive, as expected. Food quality was high. They made an error on one of the meals and were very apologetic and fixed it quickly. Restaurant has an incredible energy and vibe and is striving to be top tier.More

Thank timVancouver
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Tim, thank you for your feedback. We are proud knowing you enjoyed the food you ordered, as well as the energy and atmosphere of our restaurant. Thank you for your patience regarding the error, and thank you for being our guest. Gratefully, Rachel Ossalow,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really try not to complain. I was in NYC for a long weekend vacation Mother's Day. We started at the Plaza for high tea on Friday, on Saturday we dined at Red Rooster in Harlem, and tonight we selected DB Moderne. What a mistake....More

Thank Deb S
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Deb, we are disappointed your meal with us was not to your complete satisfaction, and while it's good to see the waiter worked with you on getting your entree comped, we do wish we could have left you with a better impression overall. It's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have wonderful unusual burgers, great salads, excellent cheeses. Desserts are good too. Great for Breakfast, Lunch or dinner - reserve for dinner - it gets booked. Best food in this neighborhood in my judgment .....convenient to theater, and many hotels. I have eaten here...More

Thank SagHarborAlice
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you, Alice, your enjoyment of all we offer makes me very happy. I greatly appreciate your recommendation, and your continued patronage, and look forward to welcoming you back. Please be sure to say hello on your next visit. Gratefully, Rachel Ossalow, db Bistro

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great - especially their Coq au Vin and all 3 desserts we tried. The room is stunning, and service is exceptional. Our waiter, Dan, was one of the best servers I've ever had. He made great recommendations, was charming and warm, and...More

Thank MrTyCollins
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at DB Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

It is delightful to know you enjoyed our traditional Coq au Vin, as well as our beautiful desserts! Thank you for your terrific compliments, especially for Dan, and the great recommendations he gave you. I am glad his professional service made your evening here so...More

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pglickstern
I would like to see a lunch menu
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$41 - $80
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036
    (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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-391-2400
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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.