What happens when a superstar chef from the upper echelons of the culinary world tries his hand at a more informal dining experience? The answer is DB Bistro Moderne, and the result is a refined, high-class setting that nonetheless relishes in simple, rustic flavors.
Amidst the shining towers of Midtown and just a few steps away from the heart of the Theater District lies Daniel Boulud's take on elevated French bistro classics, where a burger actually means the one and only Original DB Burger stuffed with foie gras on a black truffle parmesan bun. With ingredients like these, it quickly becomes clear that even as it tries to relax its airs, high-quality food and expert techniques are still the primary focus in this comfortably elegant space.
For a pre-theater dinner, DB Bistro is the perfect experience to share with a date or with family (my own mother adores this place), and the 3-course prix-fixe for $48 is a steal, still exquisitely crafted to its clientele. The Kale Salad with honey crisp apples, walnuts, and maple vinaigrette is light, sweet, and absolutely not to be missed, and no matter the time before the show, the service will make sure that your lovely and tasteful meal is brought out in a timely, yet still restful and unhurried manner.