**** (4 stars)
We really like db Bistro for late night dinner after the theatre. It’s a short walk from Broadway, and an 11pm reservation is no problem.
The interior is stylish and well lit, and quite late in the evening, although I’m sure it can get loud earlier.
Service is friendly and efficient, and the menu offers a limited but interesting range of choices. The burger is famous, but because it is stuffed with short ribs and topped with foie gras, it is very rich, and should only be attempted if you are very hungry.
On this visit we started with some seared shishito peppers, these were smaller than usual and nicely seared, served with a soy dipping sauce.
My peekytoe crab appetizer was pretty, but didn’t have a lot of flavor. However the sunchoke soup was rich and full of flavor.
Amish chicken is tender and succulent, and served with an interesting pickled cabbage slaw that complements it well.
An nice variety of wines are available in 5 or 8 ounce servings.
DB Bistro Moderne
55 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036