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Restaurant Week Pick: DB Bistro Moderne

What to eat during Restaurant Week at Daniel Boulud’s midrange moddish spot in midtown.



    Under the Tucson Sun
    Restaurant Week at DB Bistro Moderne.

    Summer Restaurant Week is on! Through July 31, out of the 250+ eateries participating, we bring you a crib sheet to our favorites.

    DB Bistro Moderne
    55 West 44th Street near Fifth Avenue; 212-391-2400;

    Why: The $35, three-course dinner package is pennies more than Daniel Boulud’s (in)famous DB burger ($32), a meaty smorgasbord of short ribs, foie gras and truffles. With pommes soufflées on the side.

    What to order off the RW menu: Start with the Alsatian tarte flambée: sweet onions, salty bacon and sour fromage blanc. Follow with Boulud’s full traditional Moroccan couscous: roasted chicken, lamb stew and merguez, with chick pea ragout and harissa jus. Dessert is a toss-up: You could go light(ish) with a cheese plate (with dried chutney, toasted nuts) or seasonal with the peach-nectarine crisp and yogurt sorbet. (See the full menu here.)

    Tip: Save enough on your meal to splurge on a martini at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel (almost) next door.

    During Restaurant Week, lunch at participating establishments is $24.07, dinner $35.00. Reserve early.