DB Bistro Moderne (Miami, FL)

Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne takes downtown Miami dining to a new level.

DB Bistro Moderne

DB Bistro Moderne is in the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in downtown’s new Metropolitan Miami development. The neighborhood provides the restaurant with a busy, urban setting where guests can still enjoy great cooking in a relaxed, distinctive environment.

DB Bistro Moderne is located just off the breathtaking lobby with its marble floors, chandlers, and sleek décor. The restaurant’s interior is by renowned designer Yabu Pushelberg. Inside, there is a dining area with contemporary accents and 18-foot ceilings, a stylish bar and lounge, and even street-level terrace overlooking the Miami River.

The hip lounge across from the hostess table immediately created an urban vibe. Entering the main dining area Yabu Pushelberg’s interior was evident — comfortable, modern, and elegant with soft earth tones. After being seated we were greeted by the impressive and immaculately attired Sommelier John Mayfield who guided us to a nice Albariño to get started.

Having dined at a Daniel Boulud restaurant in the past, we knew we would be in for a great adventure. We were anxious to see what twists (if any) there would be on the Miami menu. There were cheeses like Brie de Meaux from France, a nice Roaring Forties Blue from Australia, and a Humboldt Fog from the United States.

After finishing, we felt like we could have closed our eyes and picked anything off of the menu and it would have been a classic Boulud work of art. Smoked salmon with capers on pumpernickel toast, the classic boeuf bourguignon prepared with a duo of celery and black truffle vinaigrette, and of course, crispy duck confit, a lovely dish with sautéed spinach, pommes Lyonnaise, and sauce forestière — we could not go wrong.

Of course, no evening at a Daniel Boulud venue would be complete without dessert. Pastry Chef Jerome Maure and General Manager German Alvarado sent out a sampling of decadent creations. The coupe l'imperatrice had a nice local touch — its coconut tapioca pudding and Champagne mango-pandan ice cream was served with Key lime gelée.

Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne is a treat for Boulud veterans and first-timers alike. Veterans will appreciate the classic French cuisine that keeps them coming back to Boulud venues around the world and first-timers will swoon over a dining experience they will remember for a lifetime. Impeccable service and classic French cuisine with a Miami twist is what db Bistro Moderne is all about. It should be a destination restaurant on any visit to the city.