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“Great surprise inside a hotel - Fine Restaurant”
Review of db Bistro Moderne - CLOSED

db Bistro Moderne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $42
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Chose this restaurant to celebrate Veteran's Day with my father, his wife and my husband. How do you celebrate with a WWII and Korean vet? Share a dinner at an excellent restaurant! Driving up to a hotel entrance is a bit unusual for a fine restaurant but the lobby of the Marriott Marquis is modern and elegant. The restaurant is located one the first floor, so entry was convenient and upon entering you forget you are in a hotel. There is a ultra modern chic lounge to the right. It was filled with well dressed professionals relaxing and enjoying some libations after a work day in downtown Miami's business district. The dining room we were seated in was tastefully decorated, fresh and modern. Now let's talk about the important restaurant features, the food and service. Our waiter was well versed on the daily specials and made each one sound better than the previous. We started the evening with a tuna tartare prepared table side. The Indian spices added the perfect flavor splash to the tuna (not to mention the quail egg that topped the dish). The Escargots Persillade (wild Burgandy snails) were also a hit. Several of us had the maple glazed duck. Perfectly cooked moist and not overly sweet. Presentation was beautiful. My husband enjoyed the tasting of suckling pig that took him back to memories of Segovia. The pork dish had sucking pig cooked various ways and each was unique and tasty. My father's wife chose stone crabs (unusual selection in a French restaurant - but when in Miami and in the beginning of the stone crab season - who can blame her for the urge) they were amazingly fresh and flavorful, served with two lovely sauces. You guessed it, I tried some of them. The dinner ended with a lovely dessert presentation (plate had Happy Veteran's Day written in chocolate. We chose one dessert to share. The Caramel Apple Confit was amazing. It was served with green apple sorbet in a puff pastry. Regrets for this restaurant choice? None. I recommend this upscale (not at all pretentious) restaurant for any occasion.

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Thank Martu719
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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.

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Thank whocareswhoiam
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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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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.

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Thank Fritz69_13
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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.

Thank GigiC84
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