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7 Delicious Deals, 7 Days a Week Through November

Nov 01 to Nov 30 - 7 Delicious Deals, 7 Days a Week Through November

Delicious Deals at db Bistro and Lumière Every Day of the Week - In the Bar too! Read on »

Chef Boulud on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

Nov 27 - Chef Boulud on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

Watch as our own Chef Daniel prepares a delicious Turkey & Sweet Potato Hash. Left-overs never tasted so good! Read on »

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Dec 01 - 'Norma' Pre-Opera Dinner at Lumière

Enjoy Prix Fixe dinners at Lumière throughout the 2009-2010 Opera Season and we donate 10% to the Vancouver Opera Read on »

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Private Dining

Special Occasion and Corporate Dining by Design

DB Bistro Moderne features a beautiful private dining room that accommodates up to 20 guests at a single rectangular table, or 16 guests at three tables set for four, and two tables set for two. Our Maitre d', Sommelier and Chefs work with you to configure the private dining room, the main dining room and/or the heated patio, to provide optimum comfort to your guests, and to ensure ease of presentation and service.


Private Dining at db Bistro Moderne VancouverThe 230 square-foot private dining room is intimate in scale and separated from the main dining room by a series of curtained and sliding tinted-glass panels. Flanked at one end by a floor to ceiling wine library, and at the other by a glass-walled, temperature-controlled wine vault, the room is accessible from both DB Bistro and Lumière restaurants.


Dedicated sound, lighting and temperature controls, as well as discreet high-speed internet and telephone plug-ins in the private dining room ensure optimum comfort and convenience for all occasions.  db Bistro Moderne and/or Lumière Maitre d's, Chefs and Sommeliers work with you to plan your event and attend to your guests, utilizing one or both kitchens and service staff.  View our Private Dining Photo Gallery.


Private Dining Room db Bistro Moderne

db Bar

(table seating)

db Patio


Lumière Combined Capacity
max 20 max 65 max 8 max 30 max 45 max 168


Guests whose private dining requirements require a slightly larger space, might consider utilizing the beautifully renovated, 40-seat Lumière restaurant, sister property to db Bistro Moderne.  Lumière is located next door to db Bistro Moderne and shares management and some common area.  Lumière is available for private functions every day from 11 a.m. until 4pm, and all day and evening on Mondays and Tuesdays.  By special arrangement, Lumière can be booked privately Wednesday thru Sunday evenings as well.  View the Lumière Photo Gallery.


For large parties, corporate events and receptions, guests may book all of db Bistro Moderne.  In fair weather, large sliding glass doors open out onto a heated, enclosed patio, adding an additional 30 seats to the 93 inside.  The dining room can easily accomodate set-up of audio-visual equipment, or a podium, band or DJ station. View the DB Bistro Moderne Photo Gallery for ideas and inspiration.  Standing room only cocktail receptions for up to 200 guests can be accommodated by utilizing both the main and private dining rooms.  For sample lunch, dinner and canapes menus for large groups, see our Holiday Parties page.


On occasion, organizers of food & wine themed and industry parties and fundraisers have booked both db Bistro Moderne and Lumière for a single, progressive event.  Our adjoining restaurants with the shared management of Chef Daniel's Boulud and his renowned Dinex Group of New York, provide optimal flexibility, and make the planning and execution of special events easy and enjoyable for organizers.


Also on occasion, and sometimes in tandem with our sister restaurant Lumière, we will off-site cater extraordinary in-home events for our customers, or small-scale wedding rehearsal dinners or anniversary parties.  We are experienced in such undertakings and, with the combined experience of our resident culinary team and Danial Boulud's Feast & Fetes Catering in New York, we have a wealth of inspiration to draw on.  For details, visit our Off-site Catering or Wedding pages.


Special Occasion Services: Included are menu planning, wine pairing, personalized menu printing, coat check.  A la carte services include valet parking, place-card and custom-cover menu printing, entertainment, dining table-top floral arrangements, specialty cake and pastry (created by db and Lumière Pastry Chefs), photography services, audio-visual equipment rental, towncar or limousine service.  Plan your special birthday, wedding reception, anniversary or other milestone event with confidence.  For ideas and assistance planning a Christmas or holiday-themed event, visit our Christmas and Holiday Parties pages.


Corporate Event Services: Included are menu planning, wine pairing, personalized menu printing, high-speed internet access, coat check.  A la carte services include valet parking, custom-cover menu printing, audio-visual and presentation equipment rental, towncar or limousine service.


Private Event Booking Policy: We require a food and beverage minimum based on the day and date of your event. Your event menu must be planned in advance. We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, and ask that the balance be paid in full at the conclusion of your event.


For a no obligation consultation and introduction to our dining venues, management and Chefs, please contact Maitre d' Ali Maher at 604.739.7115 or via email at, or Sommelier Kevin Van Hullebush at 604.739.7115 or via email at Private Dining references are available.  Meeting Planners and Destination Management Services are invited to register their companies with our Maitre d' Ali Maher, to receive seasonal updates and industry courtesy.

Vancouver Private Dining, Corporate Event Venue in British Columbia. DB Bistro Moderne Restaurant features classic French cuisine, with innovative dishes made from the freshest local, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy dining with a West Coast flare set within a warm ambience and a casual atmosphere. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a corporate meeting with business associates, we will ensure that no detail is overlooked for a truly memorable experience. Contemporary, yet comfortable seating allows for quiet conversation, deal making luncheons or after work get-togethers all with the distinction of DB Bistro's attentive service and quality French cuisine.