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Singapore restaurant REVIEW:
db Bistro & Oyster Bar Chope

  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    db Bistro Moderne
  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    Beet Cured Salmon; db Bistro Moderne, Singapore
  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    db Bistro Moderne
  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    db burger; db Bistro Moderne, Singapore
  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    traditional coq au vin; db Bistro Moderne, Singapore

We’re more than a little hesitant about celebrity chef establishments, and for good reason. After all, it’s no secret that many simply show up for the opening, peg their names on the door, never to be heard or seen of again in said city with nary a care about the restaurant.

Having been open for half a year, Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne is an impressive, well-oiled machine, with no sign of letting up. On our visit, we were ushered to our booth seats and greeted with warm bread rolls and fluffy gougères (cheese choux pastry). Not a bad start at all, with more goodness to follow in the form of an unbelievably smooth foie gras au torchon ($29). Paired with the buttery homemade brioche, apple marmalade and hazelnuts, we could hardly stop ourselves from inhaling it and even contemplated seconds.

The signature original db burger ($42), which came highly recommended by our attentive and helpful server, arrived according to our medium specification. While the portion was generous and ingredients appropriately decadent (a sirloin patty with tender braised short ribs hiding a foie gras center sandwiched between a parmesan bun), we found it a little too heavy for us. No complaints about the fries though: Crisp and golden just the way God intended for them to be.

The exquisite yet simple fare, along with impeccably-trained and knowledgeable service staff, earns this bistro a well-deserved place in our little black foodie book.

Have you tried the coq au vin? It's one of I-S Magazine's 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2011).

Don't miss: Foie gras terrine. It's one of I-S Magazine's 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2012).

Events Happening at db Bistro & Oyster Bar
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Daniel Boulud’s flagship restaurant, Daniel, db Bistro’s offering a menu of the celeb chef’s signatures such as lobster pot pie, black tie scallops and tart flambé.
Celeb chef Daniel Boulud’s casual yet chic establishment dishes out well-executed fare, which you can sample with two- ($42) or three-course ($52) set lunches. There’s country duck terrine to begin with, as well as more filling options like pork schnitzel with glazed potatoes and flourless chocolate cake to close.
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Phone: 6688-8525
db Bistro & Oyster Bar, #B1-48 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., Singapore, 018972 Singapore

Nearest Train:


Opening Hours:

Mon noon-10pm; Tue-Fri noon-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm

Price Range:



American, French

Open Since:

December, 2010
Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Marina Bay Sands, Dress requirements: smart casual
db Bistro & Oyster Bar
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