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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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Hours:
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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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a pleasant experience for the family in every way. We dined in the back room of the restaurant that was more formal then the casual scene in the front room for people who are perhaps have time constraints. The food for all of us was outstanding, some of us had the pasta with white truffles ... how... More 

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Canton, Connecticut
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant for our '16 thanksgiving dinner in NYC, but it truly failed to meet our expectations, especially given Chef Daniel Boulud's reputation. We had reservations but had to wait about 30 minutes for our table, even though parties who came in after us with later reservations were seated immediately. The meal cost over $400 for 4 people... More 

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Thank Esther H
New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice dinner. Service a little slow. Wait staff was friendly. Food was very tasty. Hamburger special was unusual

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

We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us, and apologize for any delay in service. Thank you for your kind compliments, and on your next visit, please ask for me, as I would enjoy welcoming you personally. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

New York
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink and a few bites before seeing David Sedaris at Town Hall. We sat in the open tables acriss from the bar. The service was truly excellent - attentive, efficient and pleasant. The drinks (a pinot gris and a champagne) were very good though pricey. My friend ordered a kale salad which was declared OK, not... More 

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Thank Susan10536
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for stopping in before your show, and for your gracious compliments for our team’s service. However, it saddens us to learn of your disappointment with some of your menu selections. If, on future visits, anything is not to your liking, please let us know, and we will be happy to replace it with something that satisfies... More 

Montreal, Canada
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378 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to DB Bistro many times for dinner until walking by I realized that they were also serving breakfast and decided to try. Very good and professional service. The freshly squeezed grapefruit juice was superb. The coffee a little bit weak for me. I had the FrenchToast, great brioche, the portion could have been somehow more generous. The... More 

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

We are delighted you discovered our breakfast service! Thank you for your kind compliments, your continued patronage, and your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a fan of Daniel Boulud but I wouldn't seek this out if my hotel wasn't next to it. However, the service was great. Food was really good. I ordered a wonderful mushroom soup. My husband ordered the rillet. We did not order the famous hamburger. Wine choices are good. A very good restaurant I just wouldn't go there... More 

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

Your kind compliments for our attentive service are appreciated, and we are delighted you enjoyed your food and wine. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice ambiance, very tasty food. Very well served. Very comfortable tables and seats. International food (more on the French side), drinks and bar totally available. Nice place to have dinner after a Broadway theater. Kitchen stays open until 11pm. Pre reservation required.

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

Thank you for your gracious compliments regarding all we offer here at db Bistro Moderne. We look forward to serving you the next time you stop in for an after theater dinner or drink. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The City Club Hotel which is adjacent and dined here twice during our trip. Excellent service and a delicious and varied menu. The seafood and pastas are interesting and delicious. And the burger, although $35, is well worth the price. We'll definitely be back.

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

Dear Joanna, Thank you for choosing to dine with us twice, and for your wonderful review. We were very happy to have you as our guests, and look forward to serving you again the next time you are in NYC. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and delish meal pre theater at DB. The space is not amazing but the famous burger was superb. Nice wine list and super great service.

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Thank raf823
TheDinexGroup, General Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

We are very pleased your enjoyed your burger and wine! Thank you for your wonderful compliments for our team’s service, and for your high review. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro Moderne More 

Texas
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399 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for the pre-theater three course option -- we were on a schedule to get to a show. Off to a slow start getting someone to wait on us. Then the first course arrived quickly -- soup and salad were both good. My husband had risotto and enjoyed it. The server disappeared between main course and dessert so... More 

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

It was our pleasure to have you join us for your pre-theater dinner, and we thank you for your kind compliments for your meal. It is our aim to provide attentive, efficient service, as many of our guests attend the theater afterwards, so we apologize for any tension you felt while dining here. Please visit again, and be sure to... 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
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
French, American, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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