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DB Bistro Moderne

Map & Directions 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
  • Contemporary, French
  • Sun 11am-10pm, Mon 12pm-10pm, Tue-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Required
  • Valet


Miami New Times' Description

Dining at DB is a classy experience from start to finish. Service is professional, and the waiters are well informed on the cuisine -- orchestrated by executive chef Jarrod Verbiak, who has worked with Daniel Boulud for nearly a decade. Sommelier John Mayfield entertains an encyclopedic knowledge of the wines that compose a 30-plus page list (a blend of classic French and contemporary boutique). Steamy, eggy cheese gougères kick-start the meal, which can then be taken in any number of directions: platters of assorted fresh shellfish; assiettes, or plates of regional bar snacks (Basque, Provençal, Lyonnaise); and a host of soups, salads, and appetizers. Favorites include chilled vichyssoise greened and lightened with lettuce, and pté de campagne -- a coarse, fresh, pork-dominant slice crusted with peppery, pastrami-like seasonings. A few pastas are available in starter portions as well; try the ricotta cavatelli with fennel-flecked sausage. Among the entrées, bread-crusted pompano wowed, as did seared sea scallops with shellfish over saffron-soaked fregola. The original DB burger of ground sirloin, short ribs, and foie gras is the menu signature, perhaps famed as much for its $32 price as for the decadent flavors. Light desserts such as lemon gratin or a basket of madeleines provide a light finish. A finale more fitting of France would be by way of selected cheeses -- a genteel end to an elegant dinner.

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  • Thrillist on 01/14/11

    Try the famed $32 Original db Burger: a sirloin patty stuffed w/ braised short ribs & foie on a Parmesan bun. Pair it with a glass (or more) from their 150+ French and American vinos list.

  • AskMen on 06/02/11

    The months-old restaurant in Downtown just launched a lunchtime sandwich bar. Expect to see lawyers and financial types at the bar, enjoying creations like the Croque Senor or West Side Market roll.

  • @MisterHirsch on 04/11/11

    A great refreshing cocktail is the "Brazilian Heat" made with Sagatiba Pura, muddled ginger, Fee Bros. Orgeat, & lime zest.

  • 305-NO-FAULT on 01/18/11

    Best French cuisine in Downtown Miami.

  • Miami New Times on 12/05/11

    Best new restaurant in Brickell - try $32 sirloin, foie gras, and truffle burger. seriously a treat to the senses!

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