Db Bistro Moderne

★★★★★
  • 55 W 44th St

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-391-2400

About Db Bistro Moderne

Hours
Sat: 8am-11:30am, 5pm-11:30pm, 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun: 8am-11:30am, 5pm-10pm, 11:30am-2:30pm, Tue-Thu: 7am-10am, 5pm-11pm, 11:30am-2:30pm, Fri: 7am-10am, 5pm-11:30pm, 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon: 7am-10am, 5pm-10pm, 11:30am-2:30pm

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When my friends visit me in NYC,I always bring them for db Burger!

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When my friends visit me in NYC,I always bring them for db Burger!

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When my partner and I go out for a nice evening in midtown, db Bistro moderne is the place. We have dinned there over a dozen times and the experience has only gotten better with each visit.

We have had almost every item on the menu and

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When my partner and I go out for a nice evening in midtown, db Bistro moderne is the place. We have dinned there over a dozen times and the experience has only gotten better with each visit.

We have had almost every item on the menu and

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I am reviewing BM's valentine's day fixed menu. Why? Well, I know they won't offer it every again, at least for a year. But the food was so lousy it indicated to me a complete lack of respect for their clientele, and maybe that's something

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I am reviewing BM's valentine's day fixed menu. Why? Well, I know they won't offer it every again, at least for a year. But the food was so lousy it indicated to me a complete lack of respect for their clientele, and maybe that's something

Pros: none that I can think of

Cons: taking a ton of my money for a terrible meal

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This restaurant is a fun place to go esp. pre theatre. We didn't have the famous burger but the table next to us did & they really enjoyed it. The tables are placed very close together so it's like communal atmosphere. Everything is prepared well & the staff are great.

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This restaurant is a fun place to go esp. pre theatre. We didn't have the famous burger but the table next to us did & they really enjoyed it. The tables are placed very close together so it's like communal atmosphere. Everything is prepared well & the staff are great.

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Dining at DB Bistro Moderne is an absolut must for anyone living in NY. It's definitely a splurge restaurant, but well worth it.They have a great wine list (although I don't remember anything being priced exceptionally well -- no big

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Dining at DB Bistro Moderne is an absolut must for anyone living in NY. It's definitely a splurge restaurant, but well worth it.They have a great wine list (although I don't remember anything being priced exceptionally well -- no big

Pros: food,wine list

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Dinner at DB Bistro was all that I had expected after reading the wonderful reviews. The lump crab appetizer was amazingly fresh and tasty, the tuna tartare left something to be desired. The burger was fantastic - the stuffing was full

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Dinner at DB Bistro was all that I had expected after reading the wonderful reviews. The lump crab appetizer was amazingly fresh and tasty, the tuna tartare left something to be desired. The burger was fantastic - the stuffing was full

Pros: Crab appetizer, burger, wine selection, apertif selection

Cons: tastless tuna

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Very uppercrust restaurant.... lots of mature folks in suits looking like a million .... err excuse me a billion bucks enjoying their french food. Food was ok. No complaints with the pate, lamb ragu pasta and suckling pig. Service was

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Very uppercrust restaurant.... lots of mature folks in suits looking like a million .... err excuse me a billion bucks enjoying their french food. Food was ok. No complaints with the pate, lamb ragu pasta and suckling pig. Service was

Cons: expensive

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Management at db Bistro Moderne must be reading the reviews on this site because I did not encounter any of the issues that the other reviewers mentioned when I went to dinner last night. I generally hate loud restaurants that turn up the

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Management at db Bistro Moderne must be reading the reviews on this site because I did not encounter any of the issues that the other reviewers mentioned when I went to dinner last night. I generally hate loud restaurants that turn up the

Pros: Food, service, ambience

Cons: Although the price was on the high side, you get what you pay for

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I had the opportunity to be walking in the area and I came upon this bistro. It looked packed from the outside but I decided to walk in and see if they had room for one. After a brief wait I was escorted to my table by a very personable

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I had the opportunity to be walking in the area and I came upon this bistro. It looked packed from the outside but I decided to walk in and see if they had room for one. After a brief wait I was escorted to my table by a very personable

Pros: Great food, professional waitstaff

Cons: They don't have one in Philly............

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I ate at db on a Thursday evening at around 830, and the place was a zoo. There was a liitle bit of a backup at the host station, and the coat check girls looked like they were in panic-mode.\r
Once we waded through the crowds at the bar,

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I ate at db on a Thursday evening at around 830, and the place was a zoo. There was a liitle bit of a backup at the host station, and the coat check girls looked like they were in panic-mode.\r
Once we waded through the crowds at the bar,

Pros: Excellent Food, Good service

Cons: Loud, close tables

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Food was good, but not amazing. The decor and energy in the space is quite old, and the service was average. Disappointing for a Boulud restaurant.

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Food was good, but not amazing. The decor and energy in the space is quite old, and the service was average. Disappointing for a Boulud restaurant.

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The high-energy dining room was perfect for a business lunch. The maitre d' and host were very polite and accomodating, though we had a collection of various waiters and busboys attending to us, which did cause a bit of confusion. While

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The high-energy dining room was perfect for a business lunch. The maitre d' and host were very polite and accomodating, though we had a collection of various waiters and busboys attending to us, which did cause a bit of confusion. While

Pros: Great Ambience

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Walked in on a Thursday night but had to wait half an hour for a table. The service was good and attentive but the food I thought was average for the price and the reputation of the place. The waitter told us the signature dishes were

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Walked in on a Thursday night but had to wait half an hour for a table. The service was good and attentive but the food I thought was average for the price and the reputation of the place. The waitter told us the signature dishes were

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I've dined at DB's for lunch and dinner numerous times and am never left disappointed. It is conveniently located between Grand Central and Times Square, though slightly closer to the latter. The decor is modern with clean and classic

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I've dined at DB's for lunch and dinner numerous times and am never left disappointed. It is conveniently located between Grand Central and Times Square, though slightly closer to the latter. The decor is modern with clean and classic

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So I know everyone is raving about the burger but I just couldn't do it to myself, that wk was BEA wk which meant a dinner every night so I had to take it easy but any other time I would def try it. The place was not big at all and I did

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So I know everyone is raving about the burger but I just couldn't do it to myself, that wk was BEA wk which meant a dinner every night so I had to take it easy but any other time I would def try it. The place was not big at all and I did

Pros: food, service

Cons: can get very loud

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Came here for dinner last week. Got there at 730 and the place was packed. Apparently they do a big pre theatre crowd. I was expecting it to empty out at 8, which it did, only to be surprised when it was full again by 830. There was a

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★★★★★

Came here for dinner last week. Got there at 730 and the place was packed. Apparently they do a big pre theatre crowd. I was expecting it to empty out at 8, which it did, only to be surprised when it was full again by 830. There was a

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Excellent all the way around with perfect service, exemplary menu and the best burger in all of NYC.

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Excellent all the way around with perfect service, exemplary menu and the best burger in all of NYC.

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My friend and I went to lunch the other day, totally forgetting that it was restaurant week. So we were actually pleasantly surprised to have the option to take advantage of the $24.07 menu. And the choices were really excellent. I've

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My friend and I went to lunch the other day, totally forgetting that it was restaurant week. So we were actually pleasantly surprised to have the option to take advantage of the $24.07 menu. And the choices were really excellent. I've

Pros: food, value

Cons: a little noisy, but it was very busy

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Came here for lunch for restaurant week. Granted, I've yet to have a great experience with the "budget" dishes offered for restaurant week, but I really thought that DB's name would assure at least a certain level of quality. The food

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Came here for lunch for restaurant week. Granted, I've yet to have a great experience with the "budget" dishes offered for restaurant week, but I really thought that DB's name would assure at least a certain level of quality. The food

Pros: location, if you're in midtown

Cons: AWFUL service/attitude

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A few friends and I went to db Bistro to for New Year's Eve and we had the worst dinning experience in our lives. Like most restaurant, the restaurant served a prix fix menu (6 course). We arrived and seated at 9pm, and didn't receive

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A few friends and I went to db Bistro to for New Year's Eve and we had the worst dinning experience in our lives. Like most restaurant, the restaurant served a prix fix menu (6 course). We arrived and seated at 9pm, and didn't receive

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Just returned from a prix fixe restaurant week lunch at db. Sometimes I dislike going to places like this during restaurant week because as soon as you order the prix fixe they start treating you like a second-class citizen. To the

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Just returned from a prix fixe restaurant week lunch at db. Sometimes I dislike going to places like this during restaurant week because as soon as you order the prix fixe they start treating you like a second-class citizen. To the

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Went there early dinner. Got seated near the kitchen, cramped as soon as the place filled up.Heard the cook screaming...The standard bistro fare was well executed, Great burger with cute condiments display. Still, the place is overpriced

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Went there early dinner. Got seated near the kitchen, cramped as soon as the place filled up.Heard the cook screaming...The standard bistro fare was well executed, Great burger with cute condiments display. Still, the place is overpriced

Pros: Nice Rooms, Decor.

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The food is great especially the seafood. Although our server disappeared from the beginning but the manager made it up, he was very sincere and provided good recommendation. We will go back again!

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The food is great especially the seafood. Although our server disappeared from the beginning but the manager made it up, he was very sincere and provided good recommendation. We will go back again!

Pros: Food

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I went to DB when it first opened a few years ago and had a wonderful experience. I made the mistake of returning only to find that it has morphed into a bigger Times Square Tourist Trap than Planet Hollywood. The food was truly awful

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I went to DB when it first opened a few years ago and had a wonderful experience. I made the mistake of returning only to find that it has morphed into a bigger Times Square Tourist Trap than Planet Hollywood. The food was truly awful

Pros: attractive decor

Cons: terrible food, bad service, high prices

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friend took me here for my birthday after a show and everything was near perfect. burger was what they said it would be. the waitstaff were polite and knowledgeable. definitely professionals. the sommelier picked the right wine for the

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friend took me here for my birthday after a show and everything was near perfect. burger was what they said it would be. the waitstaff were polite and knowledgeable. definitely professionals. the sommelier picked the right wine for the

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: Worth the expense

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We felt like sardines crammed into this pourly laid out restaurant (and unwelcome due to the obnoxious host). The food was average, which made the ridculously high prices almost laughable. The salads were standard lettuce and dressing

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We felt like sardines crammed into this pourly laid out restaurant (and unwelcome due to the obnoxious host). The food was average, which made the ridculously high prices almost laughable. The salads were standard lettuce and dressing

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We made reservations on a slow night and were seated promptly next to the door. The decor is depressing. The long, narrow room is uncomfortable. The tomato tatin, flavorless and boring. The expensive "colossal" shrimp were 4 extra large

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We made reservations on a slow night and were seated promptly next to the door. The decor is depressing. The long, narrow room is uncomfortable. The tomato tatin, flavorless and boring. The expensive "colossal" shrimp were 4 extra large

Pros: Location

Cons: food, service, ambiance

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DB Bistro is without a doubt one of the best bets in the theatre district. The food is great, the place has great energy (always packed) and the staff is very helpful. For a less hectic experience go after the pre-theare rush. You have

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DB Bistro is without a doubt one of the best bets in the theatre district. The food is great, the place has great energy (always packed) and the staff is very helpful. For a less hectic experience go after the pre-theare rush. You have

Pros: Food, Scene

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Wine: Great choices but the markup is astronomical. The waiter brought us our bottle of wine, saw that we had okayed it and then left to open it away from the table.

Appetizers: The escargots were more potato than escargot. The potato

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Wine: Great choices but the markup is astronomical. The waiter brought us our bottle of wine, saw that we had okayed it and then left to open it away from the table.

Appetizers: The escargots were more potato than escargot. The potato

Pros: Location, Smoke Free, Coffee

Cons: attention to details

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Hamburger, on a scale of 1 -10 (10 being the best), maybe a 7...not worth $30. Hanger steak was salty and chewy. Banana/chocolate dessert was below average. The restaurant did have a unique menu of seafood that i regret not trying. The

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Hamburger, on a scale of 1 -10 (10 being the best), maybe a 7...not worth $30. Hanger steak was salty and chewy. Banana/chocolate dessert was below average. The restaurant did have a unique menu of seafood that i regret not trying. The

Pros: atmosphere, staff, unique menu

Cons: overpriced

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i just took a recruit out to lunch to this joint. been there few times before; nothing stood out until today. we started with the butternut-squash soup and the artichoke soup, both which has such unbelievable flavors, then we all shared

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i just took a recruit out to lunch to this joint. been there few times before; nothing stood out until today. we started with the butternut-squash soup and the artichoke soup, both which has such unbelievable flavors, then we all shared

Pros: service, service, burger

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Staffs are not well trained. I ordered escargots but for some reason they forgot to put the escargots in the dish. Ordering the popular DB burger is a mistake. The meat is COLD, the fries are soggy and greasy. And i can't even taste

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Staffs are not well trained. I ordered escargots but for some reason they forgot to put the escargots in the dish. Ordering the popular DB burger is a mistake. The meat is COLD, the fries are soggy and greasy. And i can't even taste

Pros: environment

Cons: , price, food

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After being at Daniel and Cafe Boulud i figured that I would try DB. It was the most dissapointing dining experience I've ever had. The service was rude... I had ordered an escargot app in which they forgot the escargot... and they tried

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After being at Daniel and Cafe Boulud i figured that I would try DB. It was the most dissapointing dining experience I've ever had. The service was rude... I had ordered an escargot app in which they forgot the escargot... and they tried

Cons: , poor food

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My favorite restaurant when I want some place special. The presentation is second to none, and the dishes are very unique combining ingredients I've never before considered! It is not pretentious at all and the staff was extremely

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My favorite restaurant when I want some place special. The presentation is second to none, and the dishes are very unique combining ingredients I've never before considered! It is not pretentious at all and the staff was extremely

Pros: DELICIOUS, great presentation, helpful staff

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Do not wate your time going to this overrated, over-priced bistro. The world famous burger was bland and the fries were no mcdonald's fries that's for sure.
The dessert was a real disappointment. It was unoriginal and unappetizing. We

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★★★★★

Do not wate your time going to this overrated, over-priced bistro. The world famous burger was bland and the fries were no mcdonald's fries that's for sure.
The dessert was a real disappointment. It was unoriginal and unappetizing. We

Cons: , Dessert

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Went for the burger. "Abysmal" would be a bit harsh, but save your $$ and go to JG Melon or Corner Bistro instead. They make DB's burger seem like a pinto (a very large one, but qualitatively like a Pinto nevertheless). Desserts were

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Went for the burger. "Abysmal" would be a bit harsh, but save your $$ and go to JG Melon or Corner Bistro instead. They make DB's burger seem like a pinto (a very large one, but qualitatively like a Pinto nevertheless). Desserts were

Pros: Decor

Cons: , Service, Attitude

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I went in just for the burger, but ended up staying for a lot more. Great time had by all in the party. The burger is large, and VERY tasty, but the menu includes many other notable dishes, and the room is very laid back, but upscale.

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I went in just for the burger, but ended up staying for a lot more. Great time had by all in the party. The burger is large, and VERY tasty, but the menu includes many other notable dishes, and the room is very laid back, but upscale.

Pros: Room, food, service

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The burger is too large to eat, but the other choices are tasty and reasonable. The less formal food and atmosphere make this a great place to sample Boulud fare at more reasonable prices.

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The burger is too large to eat, but the other choices are tasty and reasonable. The less formal food and atmosphere make this a great place to sample Boulud fare at more reasonable prices.

Pros: Great Food, Excellent Service, Reasonable prices

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Having read many of the reviews posted to this site of late, my fiancee and I has some trepidation in keeping our reservation at db for a pre-theater dinner. However, once we entered and were greeted by courteous and efficient staff all

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Having read many of the reviews posted to this site of late, my fiancee and I has some trepidation in keeping our reservation at db for a pre-theater dinner. However, once we entered and were greeted by courteous and efficient staff all

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If you want to try all three of his restaurants, either start with this one or skip it altogether. The food was terrible. My fish dish was salty with no flavor, while my husband had 'The Burger'. Ok...it's burger with lots of

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If you want to try all three of his restaurants, either start with this one or skip it altogether. The food was terrible. My fish dish was salty with no flavor, while my husband had 'The Burger'. Ok...it's burger with lots of

Cons: , expensive bistro

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The food was rubbish and the service even worse. The layout of the restaurant was cramped, I mean isnt it annoying if the back of your chair is touching the back of another customer's chair and that you constantly get knocked about

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The food was rubbish and the service even worse. The layout of the restaurant was cramped, I mean isnt it annoying if the back of your chair is touching the back of another customer's chair and that you constantly get knocked about

Pros: , NONE

Cons: , too many to list

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After dining at db Bistro Moderne, I can see why Daniel Boulud hold the reputation he does. Despite this being his more casual 'bistro,' the food, ambience and service have all of the qualities of a first-class establishment. The tuna

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After dining at db Bistro Moderne, I can see why Daniel Boulud hold the reputation he does. Despite this being his more casual 'bistro,' the food, ambience and service have all of the qualities of a first-class establishment. The tuna

Pros: Decor, Outstanding food, Close to theater

Cons: Expensive, Some server attitude

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I have wined and dined in NYC for many years and I must tell you that DB Bistro is a great location with an incredible menu. The signature item of the "DB Burger" is tremendous; what can be bad about a sirloin burger with Braised short

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I have wined and dined in NYC for many years and I must tell you that DB Bistro is a great location with an incredible menu. The signature item of the "DB Burger" is tremendous; what can be bad about a sirloin burger with Braised short

Pros: Great Food, Service AAA+++

Cons: Tight Quarters, No Bar

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I've eaten at DB three times now, always pre-theatre. The host/wait staff are competent and pleasant. The menu is bistro...not a ton of selections, but something for everyone. And, the burger is supposed to be truly amazing. Last week,

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★★★★★

I've eaten at DB three times now, always pre-theatre. The host/wait staff are competent and pleasant. The menu is bistro...not a ton of selections, but something for everyone. And, the burger is supposed to be truly amazing. Last week,

Pros: Food, Service, Location

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Everything was perfect. The place is cozy and friendly. The foie gras burger is everything they say it is. The wait staff was incredibly knowledgeable of things they don't normally don't know (what's the differnce between bacalao and

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Everything was perfect. The place is cozy and friendly. The foie gras burger is everything they say it is. The wait staff was incredibly knowledgeable of things they don't normally don't know (what's the differnce between bacalao and

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, Incredible food

Cons: Small dining room, Expensive

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We would expect nothing less of chef extraordinaire and entrepreneur Daniel Boulud than an impeccable place. Modern indeed for a bistro, and very elegant with soft and warm colors. Chef Laurent Kalkotour oversees the creative dishes on the…

 

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