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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)
+1 212-391-2400
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hamilton, NJ
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546 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our second time at DB Bistro Moderne in less than two months, and we liked it even more than the first time. Not even liked it but loved it. The food, again, fantastic. Everything on the menu we tried, the steak tartare (with inventive addition of Parmesan and wild mushrooms), the chicken and foie terrine (two amazingly different... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us again! It is such a joy to read your eloquent compliments for each of the menu selections you had during your recent visit, and to know you appreciate the complex flavors that make our cuisine distinctive and delicious. I am so pleased you enjoyed your entire meal, and thank you, also, for your praise... More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here our first night in New York. We happened upon it because it was across the street from our hotel. The meal, service and ambience was impeccable. Great job!

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

Thank you! I am happy you found us, and appreciate your terrific compliments and review. Please visit again the next time you are in NYC, as we will look forward to giving you a warm welcome back. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Oakville, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is casual in the front and middle sections of the restaurant with more formal setting in the back ( white table cloths) . The front is the noisiest. My daughter and I had a reservation and we were seated in the middle section but were not asked our preference (and there was plenty of room in other parts... More 

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant with an excellent menu. We were there before they actually opened for lunch and the staff was very accommodating. Went to the bar and waited for our friends to arrive. Then we had a great meal. Chips were really good.

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1 Thank Mike T
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Mike, We were very happy to make you comfortable at the bar until your friends arrived. I am pleased you enjoyed your meal, and thank you for your terrific compliments and review. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next door to the iconic Algonquin Hotel, this restaurant delivered for us at brunch before a Saturday matinee. Nice welcome at the front door. Busy as was to be expected but our waiter Luis was excellent. Helped with our menu selections and was very efficient throughout the meal. Food was very good. We split the escargot which was a... More 

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

Dear Jeff, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our cuisine and service here at db Bistro Moderne. I am delighted you joined us for brunch, and Luis helped you choose menu selections that you and your wife enjoyed. I am especially glad you liked our special Escargot Fricassée “Olivier Muller”! We look forward to your return visit, and please... More 

Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, consistently creative! Great service. Make a reservation. Amazing, always amazing. Never disappointed.

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

We always enjoy welcoming you when you visit, and thank you for sharing your splendid compliments, and recommendation! Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I fortunately wandered by after a matinee and before an evening show. I saw that they had Happy Hour food and drink specials at very reasonable prices for New York, so I stepped in and sat at the small bar. The ambience is lovely, as is the service. They have a varied menu, nice wines, and also a prix fixe... More 

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

Dear Alex, I am very glad you found us to be a comfortable place to relax and recharge when you stopped in for Happy Hour. Thank you for sharing your experience, as well as your generous compliments for our ambiance and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On business travels I eat at the bar a lot. The bartender Mario in the evenings know his food and wine paring. He made great choices for me. Sometimes at an establishment where you pay top dollars for a bite and drink the service is EVERYTHING. This place is a gem. I believe the fancy looking bar is the highlight... More 

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

I am so happy you like our unique bar, and are able to enjoy a relaxing meal here to end your business day. Thank you for your wonderful compliments about the service you received! We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to NYC. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

London
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant at a wonderful location in the theatre district. We have eaten at three Daniel Boulud restaurants in New York and they are of the highest standards. the dishes are varied and of excellent quality and value. The wine list is varied and there are plenty of reasonably priced wines. We at at DB Bistro Moderne... More 

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

It is great to know you have enjoyed all the Daniel Boulud restaurants you have visited, as each is excellent and unique. I thank you for joining us for both lunch and dinner, as well as for your high estimation of our cuisine and service here at db Bistro Moderne. We really enjoy providing unique and delicious wine selections, as... More 

New York City, New York
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154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love all that you do. Was prepared for a lovely lunch. I ordered the Thai shrimp salad. Huge disappointment. Basically, chopped Romaine, underdressed with lots of peanuts and some flabby, but tasty shrimp. My friend's grilled chicken salad equally disappointing. The highlight there was the tasty kale. Huge bummer, as I love this restaurant and the service. Man up, Daniel.

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Thank Ritz1165
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage, and for sharing your kind compliments for db Bistro Moderne. Please, on future visits, let us know if anything is not to your liking and we will be happy to replace it, as we want you to have an exceptional dining experience here. Respectfully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-391-2400
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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