First Look at the New DB Bistro Moderne, Reopening Tomorrow

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Not too shabby. Photo: Elliot Black

In early August, Daniel Boulud closed twelve-year-old db bistro moderne for renovations, and the restaurant's back in business tomorrow with both a new look and a new menu. Jeffrey Beers, who originally designed db in 2001, has reworked the space by adding archival maps of France and New York City, terracotta floors, and a handsome cocktail bar. With the exception of a few db classics (like the burger and tarte flambée), the menu's filled with brand-new, seasonally driven "Cuisine du Marché" plates. Take a look at the redesigned space, the menus, and several of the dishes, straight ahead.

db Bistro Moderne

These soft gray leather booths are new.Photo: Elliot Black

db Bistro Moderne

A closer look at the redesigned bar.Photo: Elliot Black


db Bistro Moderne

The space is filled with walnut, glass, and antiqued mirrors.Photo: Elliot Black


db Bistro Moderne

Beets "cruit et cru" with lettuce coulis and ricotta salata.Photo: Elliot Black


db Bistro Moderne

Sautéed black bass with fennel, carrot mille-feuille, and roasted citrus jus.Photo: Elliot Black


db Bistro Moderne

Veal with endive, roulade, sweetbreads, and tête de veau.Photo: Elliot Black


db Bistro Moderne

Blueberry compote, crisp meringue, lemon-verbena ice cream, and blueberry sorbet.Photo: Elliot Black


db Bistro Moderne

Vanilla sable, roasted figs, raspberry-fig crème, and pistachio ice cream.Photo: Elliot Black

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