DB Bistro Moderne

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Team DB Bistro Moderne dishes up their Moroccan meal of yogurt-harissa roasted chicken and house-made merguez sausage
Midtown West
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Moderne? Not quite. This carpeted, casual counterpoint to chef Daniel Boulud’s blockbuster Daniel is showing its age (it opened in 2001). Even DB’s comically decadent burger—comprising ground sirloin stuffed with red-wine-braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle shavings—feels a bit dated in a culinary landscape that includes places like Stand and BLT Burger. Still, it’s a worthy spectacle and, like most of the sprawling menu (it veers from gnocchi to coq au vin), rather delicious. The pre-theater–friendly eatery may be an old dog with old tricks—but it still merits a pat on the head.
Venue name: DB Bistro Moderne
Address: 55 W 44th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon 7–10am, noon–2:30pm, 5–10pm; Tue–Thu 7–10am, noon–2:30pm, 5–11pm; Fri 7–10am, noon–2:30pm, 5–11:30pm; Sat 8–11am, noon–2:30pm, 5–11:30pm; Sun 8–11am, 5–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave
Price: Average main course: $30
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