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“Between Average and Very Good”

DB Bistro & Oyster Bar
Ranked #139 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marina Bay
Description: New takes on old classics, the perfect fusion of sophistication with pure and simple pleasures.db Bistro Moderne is Chef Daniel Boulud's renowned re-interpretation of the Parisian classic. Among his many achievements, Chef Boulud is credited with elevating the simple burger into an art form. This is what sets db Bistro Moderne apart, new takes on old classics, the perfect fusion of sophistication with pure and simple pleasures. We have carefully tailored our wine selection to careful compliment Chef Daniel Boulud's cuisine and philosophy. With over 400 labels spanning every major region from which to chose, we are confident that you will find just the right wine for any occassion.Signature Dishes:• The db Burger• Cape Grim Farm Tasmanian Cote de Boeuf• Seafood Platter • Assiette Lyonnaise • Tarte Flambee
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
1,960 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 706 helpful votes
“Between Average and Very Good”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Sometimes i wish tripadvisor has a rating between average and very good, as DB falls into such a category. We decided to try their famous DB burger during lunch, and ordered their lunch set. The regular set if you order all other stuff is $40 but add $15 if you want the burger, so that just increases my expectations if you want to charge more. Some of us had the frisee salad, others had the duck terrine. The salad was ok/average same old same old, my friends liked the duck terrine. We all had the DB burger, and the patty was more like a ball rather than a flattish patty. The beef ball had to accommodate some bacon bits and foie gras. Because of the super tall/odd/round shape of the burger, one probably has to deconstruct it and eat it in portions rather than like a normal burger. The taste was ok, not as juicy as i would like it, and am unsure it's worth the price. Dessert was either a chocolate mousse or apple crumble, the latter looking more delicious than my average mousse. Service was average, they certainly weren't keen to engage you or exceed your expectations at this celebrity restaurant, though they did fill our glasses regularly

  • Visited October 2012
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Manila, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“great service, great food”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

i had dinner in this bistro during the f1 weekend and i am happy to say that my dinner here made the weekend even more delightful! we had the pre-dinner cocktails --- so good! definitely set the expectation of a modern gastronomic must-do. do not fail to order the special burger with foie gras. i am so happy with the service, truly world-class. very attentive staff and helpful with the menu selection. i can honestly say, it's made my visit to the marina bay sands more memorable. will visit again next year!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wide Selection of Tasty Food”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Service was very good. Very attentive and pro-active staffs who are constantly on the lookout for patrons seeking their attention.
Though food was a little on the pricey side but the selection was extensive and tasted good.
Will return for more.

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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“not worth it”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

not worth the high dollars. The chicken potpie contained chicken bone! Average food for a lot of money.

Visited October 2012
Thank Laura S
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dbBistroModerne, General Manager at DB Bistro & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Ms. Laura S,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of db Bistro Moderne in Singapore for TripAdvisor. I was very sorry to read that you were unhappy with your dish. The Chicken Grand Mere is a traditional French dish of whole chicken legs and thighs braised in white wine with lardons, mushrooms and pearl onions. The name of the dish literally means "Grandmother's Chicken" and, as we follow the traditional preparation, the chicken legs and thighs both contain bones. Although the clay pot in which it is served is covered by puff pastry, it should not be confused with a traditional British pot pie.

Ms. Laura S, I do hope that we have a chance to welcome you back to db Bistro in the future. We will do our utmost to find dishes on the menu more to your liking.


Chris Williams
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Excellent as usual”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We are usual customers to this restaurant and the food is always fantastic. Their service and care exceeds our expectations every time

Visited October 2012
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