db Bistro Moderne

db Bistro Moderne

French Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
  • The experts at The New Yorker and Food & Wine recommend this place
    • The New Yorker
    • Food & Wine
  • Reserve
    "Original DB Burger made with sirloin burger"(7 Tips)
    "hand-picked by chef Daniel Boulud."(5 Tips)
    Mike C.
    "braised short ribs and foie gras on a parmesan bun"(17 Tips)
    Food & Wine
    "... and foie gras–stuffed sirloin burger still remains on the menu."(3 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • foie gras
  • daniel boulud
  • bistros
  • braised short ribs
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  • Mike F.
    This restaurant is a great experience. Excellent Service. Steak Frites & Scallops were outstanding. Pretzel bread was great & calamari special appetizer was also great.
  • Chris P.
    I had the famous burger and unfortunately it was a disappointment. Madelines at the end of the meal are the best part.
  • Chris P.
    Solid location, questionable brunch. I grabbed a pre theater weekend reservation for a family brunch. While the tiny madeleines made a bright end of the meal, the famous foie burger is disappointing.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WatfordJanuary 19
    The salmon was excellent as well as the service.
  • Anna D.
    Anna DAugust 25, 2016
    Plating of dishes is beautiful, the beets and dessert was great. Duck confit was way too salty for my taste, good drinks! Very nice staff
  • Alfonso C.
    Alfonso CastilloAugust 1, 2016
    The foie gras is superb as the cocktails served at the bar. Loved the Diplomático Old Cuban at the menu
  • Barbara Derecktor D.
    Everything was delicious ! Thankyou everyone! It was wonderful to meet Izzys co talents 🎉
  • Robert M.
    Robert MadisonApril 6, 2016
    I had the theater prix fix and it was great! The pate was good but the sea bass was elegant! The dessert takes you to joy land!
  • Nada f.
    Nada fouzanMarch 26, 2016
    I went there for breakfast.. bes Madeleine i have ever tasted.. the omelette was perfect
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Get the Original DB Burger made with sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle, served on a Parmesan bun with pommes frites. Read more
  • flying f.
    flying felizJanuary 28, 2016
    Try the Eggs Benedict - #breakfast #nyc (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jason L.
    Jason LauJanuary 21, 2016
    The Original Db burger is over rated. Thick patty stuffed with braised short rib & foie on the inside - turned out to be dry and rather tasteless.
  • Cesar A.
    Cesar AnJanuary 7, 2016
    Amazing!! 👏👏👏👏
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChoyNovember 9, 2015
    Probably one of the better and more luxurious burgers I've ever had.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UOctober 21, 2015
    This is how French server a burger. No, a bit different from your average burger. Paired with French onion soup, you get one satisfying meal
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherSeptember 16, 2015
    Still going strong. This bistro offers excellent renditions of French classics plus their upmarket version of hamburger (with foie gras). Their evening set courses are excellent value.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    The burger is the specialty, but don't be shy to order something else
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongJune 1, 2015
    The Original DB burger, $35 When Daniel Boulud stuffed braised short ribs, foie gras, and preserved black truffles into a ground sirloin shell, he forever changed the face of upscale burgerdom.
  • Rod G.
    Rod GrayMarch 4, 2015
    Pâté de Maison, duck confit, Mrs. Brevard cocktail, lamb tagine. Almost everything is very good. I have yet to experience something that was bad.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PerryMarch 2, 2015
    The burger is to die for
  • Kaity C.
    Kaity ChanFebruary 28, 2015
    Infamous db burger
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DuweFebruary 20, 2015
    Great desserts!
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 22, 2015
    Daniel Boulud's the most casual restaurant has many of americanized menus. Duck confit was great.
  • E P.
    E PJanuary 11, 2015
    The lobster salad went beyond even my high expectations. Plus I got a vacherin for dessert...not even sure what that is but it blew me away.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FNovember 28, 2014
    The coq a vin is a must.
  • Carina L.
    Carina L. ☀️October 20, 2014
    Classy place and very good breakfast
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoOctober 6, 2014
    The DB Burger was out of this world! But quite pricey.
  • Abdullatif
    AbdullatifOctober 4, 2014
    Amazing Burger
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out DB Bistro Moderne as seen on Celebrity Chef's Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Our favorite dish is boeuf en gelée, a cocktail glass of cold beef chunks lubricated with natural jelly and topped with horseradish foam. Spoon it on the slices of toast provided. Read more
  • Eros A.
    Eros AndelizAugust 10, 2014
    Very nice spot for brunch. Definitely recommend it in the area.
  • 🌎Eric
    🌎EricAugust 10, 2014
    Great cocktails
  • Marco F.
    Marco FrancaAugust 9, 2014
    Exceptional restaurant. Food and service beyond anyone's expectations!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkAugust 4, 2014
    This burger is what most food people refer to as the originator of the gourmet burger. Read more
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BouludJuly 30, 2014
    There are so many great classics to have at my midtown bistro, from the tarte flambée to the escargots fricassée and of course the decadent DB Burger! Perfect for a quick lunch or pre-theater meal.
  • Christian S.
    Christian SperliMay 28, 2014
    What every burger should be!!!
  • Jordi O.
    Jordi Oliva NatalMay 10, 2014
    The biggest burgers I ever ate!!
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GreenbaumFebruary 22, 2014
    Gotta have the burger and fries. The best!
    JOERIOTFebruary 5, 2014
    I had the db Burger.. it was amazing!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MischukJanuary 24, 2014
    Terrific apple dessert. Great food food and atmosphere all around. Nice contemporary European Restaurant.
  • Andrea
    AndreaJanuary 17, 2014
    Retro! Love the vibe and the prix fixe lunch was great!
  • Jon Y.
    Jon YusonSeptember 11, 2013
    Original DB Burger
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 29, 2013
    Daniel Boulud's French-American mashup restaurant with great bistro fare alongside burgers and fries.
  • Christophe V.
    The maitre looks like Bert Kruismans, and is twice as funny, which is actually not that hard...
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨June 18, 2013
    I can't recommend breakfast here. Coffee is great, very dark, but food is surprisingly ordinary. You'll pay $25 for three small pieces of soggy French toast or $22 for a bowl of oatmeal w/ berries.
  • BillysBurgerBlog.com
    The Original db Burger
  • james b.
    james bromleyMay 14, 2013
    Burger is a must have, cardiac rest follows, but tastes amazing...
  • Marc
    MarcApril 26, 2013
    The Original DB Burger is featured on Eater's 2013 Ultimate Burger Bracket, FancyPants Divison
  • Brian H.
    Brian HApril 26, 2013
    Not a good place to dine alone. They don't have a bar to dine at.
  • Anton C.
    Anton CloeteApril 3, 2013
    Famous for it's burger!
  • Kazuki K.
    Kazuki KitaokaDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everybody seems to advocate for the burger - but also try the coq-au-vin, the spicy cod with chorizo and vegetables, or the fois gras... yummm! Great wine selection - try Austrian Gruener Veltliner.
  • Julia R.
    Julia ReichDecember 10, 2012
    The food just melts in your mouth, but we had to wait forever for the check.
  • Tony P.
    Tony P.December 2, 2012
    Gotta go for burger royale -
  • Elisa C.
    Elisa CPNovember 15, 2012
    Try the legumes rotis - Awesome presentation. They used dried black olive bits as "soil" for the veggie garden in the bowl. Get without cheese to be #vegan
  • Tina C.
    Tina CzekNovember 4, 2012
    Try the French toast. It is light and crispy with a tangy-sweet syrup and delicious dips. Unlike any I've ever had!
  • Mischa
    MischaOctober 27, 2012
    The breakfast bread basket is just awesome.
  • Tanika M.
    Tanika McKelvyOctober 21, 2012
    Try to get the wine list into your hands, otherwise the sommelier will just read "selections" to you.
  • James M.
    James MorrisseySeptember 2, 2012
    Amazing croissants, duck and lobster; the yogurt is extremely fresh as well.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 8, 2012
    This sleek bistro offers “haute-cuisine versions of home-cooking favorites.” Their theatrical and legendary DB Burger is “rich, well travelled, charred in the right places, and a little bit jaded.” Read more
  • Jess L.
    Jess LeungAugust 7, 2012
    Stuffed with short rib, foie gras, and truffles, it's quite unique...and you can really taste the foie gras!
  • elicit
    elicitJuly 29, 2012
    Lobster salad and yummy French toast, still steaming hot. Fries weren't bad either!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 28, 2012
    Try the The Original db Burger - Sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs and foie gras on a parmesan bun
  • Chelle .
    Chelle 🗽July 27, 2012
    Great value for summer 2012 NY Restaurant week lunch. Pictured are the tarte flambèe, roasted Dorade, roasted quail and chocolate financier
  • Julie W.
    Julie WaldJuly 24, 2012
    Make a reservation (through Open Table if you can) and be prepared for a delicious meal! Easy choice for foodies.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MesiarikJuly 9, 2012
    If you like attentive service then you'll appreciate db bistro moderne. Do this: Skip the foie gras burger and save yourself the disappointment. There are many fine menu choices & a superb wine list
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupNovember 2, 2011
    Truly delicious burger!!!!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 26, 2011
    A must-order: the legendary db burger, a sirloin patty filled with braised short ribs and foie gras. Don't miss the croque monsieur with duck confit, figs and goat cheese, either.
  • donnabella
    donnabellaSeptember 13, 2011
    Lobster salad and champagne - most civilized!
  • carrot
    carrotSeptember 12, 2011
    Buttermilk pancake is really great! Be sure to try!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MorrisseyAugust 15, 2011
    make sure someone expenses it.
  • JP M.
    JP MurphyJuly 30, 2011
    The Coq ad Vin is excellent.
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 29, 2011
    Recommended: the Lobster Salad. Read more
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MejiaMay 20, 2011
    Burger is something else.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineMay 17, 2011
    Apparently recession-proof, the famous short rib, truffle and foie gras–stuffed sirloin burger still remains on the menu.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SchreibsteinMay 6, 2011
    Get the peekeye crab salad. Awesome.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HakliApril 2, 2011
    Always ask for Alexander, the sommelier! He always has the perfect recommendations regardless of price range!
  • Lee Anne O.
    Lee Anne OrangeFebruary 7, 2011
    3 words. Get. The. Chicken!
  • Melody K.
    Melody KohJanuary 23, 2011
    Ask for the price before you order the specials- they were almost $10 more than other entrees (and not worth it)
  • Eric
    EricDecember 26, 2010
    I have been here four times. first time it was great, 2nd time it was okay, 3rd time it was wonderful, the 4th time on 12/21/10 it was just average. the lobster salad was a joke.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 18, 2010
    I am there almost every other week. My husband and I are huge fans of Daniel Boulud. -Dina Manzo, Real Housewives of NJ
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 21, 2010
    Their burgers are a foie-gras and red wine-braised short rib-stuffed creation served on a parmesan roll. It was a sandwhich created on a lark that instantly became the restaurant's signiture dish.
  • Mel N.
    Mel N.September 4, 2010
    The signature db burger is stuffed with short ribs, truffles, and foie gras .. It's delicious!
  • André D.
    André DamettoJuly 16, 2010
    The sicilian lemmon risotto is great! Try that
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 16, 2010
    Famous for its DB Burger (which includes a helping of foie gras), this French bistro features large photographs of flowers by Christopher Beane, hand-picked by chef Daniel Boulud. Read more
  • jeff w.
    jeff weinerMay 15, 2010
    This place sucks my b+@_"s (just sayin)
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 27, 2010
    The perfect spot for a pre-theater dinner. One should note that their famous db burger, complete with fois gras, is overrated and not worth the $32.
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LApril 6, 2010
    Everyone gets the DB burger w/ foie gras which is great of course...However the salmon is better. Don't need a lot of dessert? Wait for the comp petit fours w/ coffee Read more
  • Marere R.
    Excelente lugar!!!
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