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55 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (Midtown West)
New York, NY
(1) 212-391-2400 | www.danielnyc.com
HOURSMon.: 7:00am-10:00am, 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Tue.-Fri.: 7:00am-10:00am, 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sat.: 8:00am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sun.: 8:00am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)USD 12-24; USD 24-42
FAMOUS PLATESOriginal db Burger; Atlantic salmon tartare; bourbon creme brulee
DRINKS AND WINEExtensive wine list; full bar
# OF SEATS104
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
METROTimes Square-42nd St. (N, R, Q, 1, 2, 3, 7, S); 42nd St.-Bryant Park (B, D, F, M, 7)
This lively Daniel Boulud venture draws the pre- and post- theater crowds with an extensive menu and vibrant décor. Diners have a choice between two spaces: a casual, modern front room (with stone tiles and huge canvas flower photographs), and a more formal, neutral back room. The seasonal French menu caters to the American market and covers everything from foie gras to burgers–or both together! (The signature burger includes short ribs, foie gras, and black truffles.)
Theater goers, including upscale tourists; Times Square executives; francophile foodies
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
The theater crowd goes dressy, but if you are here for a casual meal, try a neutral top, sleek pants, flats, and a relaxed hairstyle.
GO HERE WITH
Groups; clients; theater companions
WHY WE LIKE IT
It's one of the best options in the theater district in terms of both food and overall experience.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
It’s solid food in a convenient location, but there just isn’t a ton of “wow!” here. It’s cookie cutter fab.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Original db Burger receives such rave reviews that it’s worth trying at least once (as long as you don’t mind stumping up a whopping USD 32). That said, the pre-theater crowds seem more interested in the bargain USD 45 dinner prix fixe (available 5:00pm-6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday). We’re also fans of Boulud ventures (Palm Beach and New York), Bar Boulud (New York), and DBGB Kitchen & Bar (New York).
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