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“Worth the Splurge”
Review of db Bistro Moderne

db Bistro Moderne
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Ranked #66 of 4,202 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $42
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SE 4th St. 3rd Ave.
Description: Db Bistro Moderne is Chef Daniel Boulud's modern French-American Bistro where traditional French Cuisine meets the flavors of the American market. It's our contemporary interpretation of the Parisian bistro: a seasonal menu highlighting the quality of fine ingredients served in a casual setting. Db Bistro Moderne promises easy-going, convivial and delicious dining with a Miami-chic atmosphere in downtown's JW Marriott Marquis. Our bar & lounge features creative cocktails and an impressive but approachable international wine list. Join us daily for Happy Hour from 5PM-8PM or a night out. We invite you to host your next social dinner, corporate luncheon or wine themed event in one of our private dining areas. We have a variety of room options to fit your entertaining needs, with our largest space accommodating up to 70 guests. Dazzle your co-workers and friends with an evening that reflects Chef Daniel Boulud's spirit of hospitality and attention to detail.
Southern California
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366 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Worth the Splurge”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was our fourth visit and we found the dining experience to be "almost" as good as the others. We stay at the Beaux Arts and have always dined here during our stays. In past, the staff seemed more polished, attentive - which is what you expect in such a high end, expensive restaurant. This time, staff was mediocre. Since the meal was exactly what we expected, we were not disappointed with the food. Note, the restaurant puts a 18% service charge on the bill…this seems to be common in Miami. At 18% mandatory, this restaurant should make sure the staff is polished and top notch. It seems this staff knows they are getting that tip and they don't go over and above to earn it or impress. While they were not bad servers, they were not worth the actual dollar amount charged - the cost here is expensive and 18% is a lot of tip money. High end servers should be found here - not mediocre ones. Daniel - train the staff to understand that. This time around we felt a little slighted in service.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank whocareswhoiam
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English first
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Poor management”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

I made a reservation recently to entertain clients . I called the resturant 1/2 hour before to be sure everything was ok. They were very polite and stated all was in place. What happened after that was a pure disaster. Apparently the hotel had a "gala " that night there was a 45 min traffic jam going to the JW Marroitt. When I called the resturant they stated "oh we forgot to mention that"when I called earlier. Needless to say this was just an awful experience . We ended up a turning around and having dinner elsewhere . I have eaten at Daniel in Manhattan many times always superbly managed. Unfortunately not duplicated in Florida. Definitely ask before you book if they have and "events" the night you want to book.

Thank Yankeefn
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Miami Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of Miami's Best Restaurants”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We eat out very often, and most of the time its just OK. There are a lot of new restaurants in Miami, and most of them turn out to be Tourist Traps. Super expensive, and not that good. But DB BISTRO MODERN MIAMI is definitely above the crowd. This is a Great Restaurant. It is expensive, but its worth every penny. Service is impeccable, courteous, knowledgeable, and attentive. The sommelier is extremely helpful, and will be glad to guide you within your price range. The food is perfect. We order one sea food dish that was slightly dry, and the maître did not hesitate to change it immediately. The rack of lamb was cooked to perfection. As appetizers do not miss the homemade cavatelli or the ceviche. This restaurant is a must for a special occasion.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Fritz69_13
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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food and service nothing extraordinary”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My family and I visited this restaurant in August for a late dinner... the food and service were good, but nothing extraordinary...I expected a bit more from a DB. A bit pricey for what you actually get.

Visited August 2013
Thank GigiC84
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Bartlett, Illinois
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Burger Ever”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Ate here while staying at the Hotel (Beaux Arts). We had the three course menu and a bottle of wine. All items we ordered were fresh and perfectly cooked. My husband claims the burger is one of the best he's ever had. I had a bite and it was a seriously good burger. Service was also great.

Visited August 2013
Thank ERoeing
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