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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)
12123912400
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7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a good place to eat before a Broadway show... db bistro did not deliver. Expensive for food that was mediocre. The db speciality burger was recommended by our server but was not very good. Although, the Service was very good and The Bar was very good ~ the Drinks we got were excellent. Food should be... More 

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Calgary
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in town with my parents and sister, all of us from different cities, meeting in NYC to celebrate a birthday weekend. Realizing we had one night without a dinner planned, and that the restaurant was steps from the Sofitel where we were staying, we were able to book the day before through Amex. They gave us a cozy... More 

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Green, Ohio
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just had gotten into town from Grand Central and needed a quick meal. It was in between breakfast and lunch with a limited bar menu. Split the original DB Burger. Delicious! They served us with our own plates with pommes frites! This sirloin burger is filled with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle. Perfect to get us on... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here on a Friday night at about 10:00 PM after meeting friends for drinks. I was staying at the attached City Club Hotel so this place was perfectly located... It is two blocks from Times Square and perfect if you are going to a nearby theatre. I sat at the bar since I was alone in town for... More 

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Venice, california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to DB Bistro since perhaps 2005. I was staying nearby, and still had images in my mind of the famous DB Original burger... stuffed with truffles and foie gras. When this burger hit the NYC scene it was the priciest burger in the land, and by gosh it was worth it. Sadly, 10 years later, the burger... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second trip to db Bistro Moderne. Our first was for dinner (also excellent) a few years ago. This visit was for lunch. We had a perfect NYC bistro lunch experience. Beautiful room. Elegant guests. Professional and speedy service. Nice choice of wines by the glass for lunch. Chicken satay starter was excellent. Then tuna salade Nicoise and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely compliments for our ambiance, attentive service, and wine choices. It is wonderful to know how much you enjoyed your lunch, from appetizer to dessert, as our goal is to serve delicious bistro cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. We would love to see you again before another few years go by! Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro... More 

michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for a pre-theater meal. They have a fixed price theater menu or you can order off regular menu. Our group of 5 really enjoyed our food and the location was great. So close to all Broadway shows that we didn't feel we had to rush at all. Enjoyed the service, food, and wine. They were very accommodating to... More 

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

We are always happy to accommodate gluten free diners. We desire all our guests to be able to enjoy a relaxed, pre-theater evening of wonderful cuisine, in the company of good friends! Thank you for your kind words and your high recommendation. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Kent
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here on a Sunday night for my wife's birthday, with friends. Pleasant atmosphere and food was very good. reasonably priced too.

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

Dear Stuart, We enjoy making celebrations special, so are delighted to learn your wife’s birthday dinner was superb! Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Endwell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is the perfect combination of delicious and nicely presented food, excellent service, and great ambiance. The dining room is well lit and done in warm wood tones. We shared a market salad, and then enjoyed tasting each other's halibut and salmon. The soup special, a chilled lentil soup puree flavored with curry, was very tasty. The lavender ice... More 

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

Dear Ellen, Your enjoyment while dining at db Bistro Moderne is of the utmost importance to us, so we are absolutely delighted to know you took pleasure in your meal here. Thank you for your kind compliments for our cuisine and service, and for your high recommendation. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best snail dish I have ever had. Service is excellent, but the food is the star. On a weekend, go for brunch not breakfast which is served earlier and is fine, but nothing special. The brunch/lunch menu is really really good. My guest and I thought this was one of the best meals we had in N.

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

We take great pleasure in providing a special brunch menu, so were very happy to know how much you enjoyed it, and that you especially relished our Escargot Fricassée. Thank you for your kind words for the service you received, and for your terrific review. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
French, American, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 10036-6609
    (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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12123912400
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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