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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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07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Brunch Prix-Fixe 2 items for $26 bucks (for an additional $8 you can add a third item). Before we ordered our meal our server (Luis) informed us that they were having a 50% off on selected wines (any wine bottle over $50 bucks). We ended up having two bottles of the 2012 Château d'Anglès-La Clape. We started with an... More 

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Thank JMColla
Bogota, Colombia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice scargot. Fancy burger. Not the best I tried but is good. Reasonable price. Nice service. Better to have reservation

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Thank mplata
TheDinexGroup, Guest Relations Manager at db Bistro Moderne, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your feedback regarding our food and service. It was a pleasure to have you here, and we sincerely hope you'll be back in the future. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this French inspired bistro. It has a chic ambience, delicious food , and the service is reasonably good ( however a bit slow the night we were there , as they were incredibly busy ) . Overall it was an enjoyable experience, except that being so busy , made it also extremely noisy. Still , the food &... More 

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

Thank you for topping off your New York trip, with a visit to our restaurant! It's wonderful to know your experience with our food, and our team, made this a 5-star worthy memory, and if you ever come back, please be sure to let us know if we can better accommodate you. Gratefully, Rachel Ossalow, db Bistro More 

vancouver
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Price was expensive, as expected. Food quality was high. They made an error on one of the meals and were very apologetic and fixed it quickly. Restaurant has an incredible energy and vibe and is striving to be top tier.

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

Dear Tim, thank you for your feedback. We are proud knowing you enjoyed the food you ordered, as well as the energy and atmosphere of our restaurant. Thank you for your patience regarding the error, and thank you for being our guest. Gratefully, Rachel Ossalow, db Bistro More 

New Albany, OH
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really try not to complain. I was in NYC for a long weekend vacation Mother's Day. We started at the Plaza for high tea on Friday, on Saturday we dined at Red Rooster in Harlem, and tonight we selected DB Moderne. What a mistake. We were excited to see a 3-course prix fix on the menu. I selected the... More 

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

Dear Deb, we are disappointed your meal with us was not to your complete satisfaction, and while it's good to see the waiter worked with you on getting your entree comped, we do wish we could have left you with a better impression overall. It's important to us that we earn your highest regards, and I hope you might speak... More 

Sag Harbor, Ny
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261 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have wonderful unusual burgers, great salads, excellent cheeses. Desserts are good too. Great for Breakfast, Lunch or dinner - reserve for dinner - it gets booked. Best food in this neighborhood in my judgment .....convenient to theater, and many hotels. I have eaten here six times in the last year.

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

Thank you, Alice, your enjoyment of all we offer makes me very happy. I greatly appreciate your recommendation, and your continued patronage, and look forward to welcoming you back. Please be sure to say hello on your next visit. Gratefully, Rachel Ossalow, db Bistro More 

Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great - especially their Coq au Vin and all 3 desserts we tried. The room is stunning, and service is exceptional. Our waiter, Dan, was one of the best servers I've ever had. He made great recommendations, was charming and warm, and was top-notch all night long. We will definitely come back. (And ask for Dan too!).

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

It is delightful to know you enjoyed our traditional Coq au Vin, as well as our beautiful desserts! Thank you for your terrific compliments, especially for Dan, and the great recommendations he gave you. I am glad his professional service made your evening here so special. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro More 

Perinton, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crab and avocado tartine was delicious and huge! Plenty for two people. The db short-rib stuffed burger was quite an experience. It was as rare as I requested and a lot bigger than I expected. My husband ordered the flat iron steak and that was just as delicious. (We always order different entrees and switch plates half-way through.) Service... More 

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

Dear Michele, Thank you for your fantastic review, as well as your very generous compliments for our cuisine and service. We love creating unique, delicious dishes, so I am glad both you and your husband’s expectations were exceeded, and you enjoyed the flavor and value of each one. Gratefully, Rachel Ossakow, db Bistro More 

Medford, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 10:40 and seated with breakfast menus ,ordered drinks and asked for brunch menu. Brunch menus arrived and were told we couldn't order until 11:15. No one ever came over to ask if we would like to order and finally at 11:20 we flagged down our waiter to order since we were heading to a show. Daughter tried to... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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569 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our review is actually based on three of four separate visits, for the restaurant seems to us as a pinnacle of perfection. Everything, from the warm welcome, to the highly polished and more than well trained serving staff, the incomparable food, its ever changing menu, the affordability, the late opening hours, the super generously priced prix-fixe, all of the above... More 

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

Surprising you with something new and wonderful from our kitchen is what we love to do, so it was such a delight to read your fabulous compliments and know how much you have continued to enjoy dining with us. I want to especially thank you for all your kind words regarding the welcoming and attentive service you receive from Gustavo,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Romantic, 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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