D Bar San Diego
D Bar San Diego

D Bar San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dbarsandiego.com/
  • Phone: 6192993227x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch

    Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00am; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Keegan Gerhard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From office parties to family gatherings, D Bar has a unique selection of catering options. Give us a call and discuss your needs today!
  • Entertainment: D Bar was designed with the dessert bar as the focal point. Sit up at the long white bar and prepare to be amazed by pastry chefs making dessert before your very eyes. It's enchanting and delightful and we can't for you to experience it!
  • Special Events: Give us a call and let us see how we can be part of your special event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Public parking also available next door behind the bank ($4 after 5pm). Paid covered parking also available across the street under the movie theatre.
A word from D Bar San Diego
The D in D Bar stands for Drinks, Dining, and Dessert.

Drinks: We have an excellent wine, beer and cocktail menu that suits all price ranges and occasions. Not to toot our own horn (toot toot), but we even have a wine made just for us called Mr. Cupcake by Charles Smith, so fun! We also have an awesome Happy Hour called Nibbles and Sips with great food and drink specials (6 days a week from 3pm-6pm).

Dining: D Bar isn't based on one particular "type" of dining. As chefs, we pull from what we personally enjoy eating. Thus, our menu is based on our childhood favorites, inspiration from travels, and just simply things we like to eat!

Dessert: Our passion and background is pastry and that is why we have our very own dessert bar! It's kind of like when you go to a sushi bar, but instead of raw fish, we have delicious desserts being made right in front of you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
D Bar San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (60)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (39)special occasion (37)hot spot (27)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (21)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (14)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The waitress pretend to be friendly but just wanted us to buy more drinks. When we asked for coffee she gave us unclear information and then bring us something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A group of 6 went to D Bar on Saturday, during "Restaurant Week". All I can say was that the whole experience was delicious and fabulous! Our server, Devon, was a very pleasant and ambitious waiter. He was fun and was willing to help accommodate any of our needs. I didn't expect the dinner food to be so good because I thought that they would focus most of the effort toward making the desserts pop out! But the food from start to finish was absolutely marvelous. We all gave this restaurant 10 out of 10! We are all definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff, delicious dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I came for restaurant week and had a reservation for 9:30. The table was not ready yet due to the other patrons lingering over the bill. The hostess offered free drinks and came and checked on us a number of times. The food was delicious and the vegetarian choices for restaurant week were very nice. The desserts, of course, were wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    SplinterVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ate here for Restaurant Week (first time here). Parking in Hillcrest is always a challenge, but got there early and finally found a street spot 4 blocks away. Good service. Had the avocado salad, lobster/bacon mac & cheese, and the "Cake & Shake" (blackout chocolate cake with a side of a chocolate malted). Will visit here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    So glad I gave D Bar a try - what an awesome place. Service was friendly and very attentive. I felt very welcome here dining alone. And all the food was fresh, piping-hot, and delicious. The lobster bacon mac n cheese was superb - zesty, cheesy, creamy sauce with tender, tempura-battered lobster pieces. Crue fries were hot, fresh garlic fries in more of that yummy mac n cheese sauce. It was great to find delicious, high-quality food that isn't over-the-top gourmet, and with plenty of tasty but mild selections for those of us who can't eat spicy foods. I also applaud the D Bar for having delectable desserts sized for one person. Ambiance is trendy and comfortable. I will definitely return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D Bar San Diego
    LuToo
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I discovered this restaurant 2 years ago during Restaurant Week & I've come back many times! The food is always fabulous, especially the desserts! And our server Shane is simply the BEST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban Fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was very good as well as presentation was excellent. Not what you might expect but delicious and fun !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Ejnord
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    When we first walked up to D Bar, I was very excited to try this place out. The building and ambiance were super cool, which had us expecting great things to come. Unfortunately, once our server arrived, that's where it all went downhill. Took a full hour for us to receive our appetizers (was here for restaurant week, but they were only maybe at 60% capacity) without any explanation from our server. The appetizers were decent, but the entrée's were heavy, devoid of proper seasoning, and lacked the refinement becoming of a high dollar restaurant. The only reason I rate this place a 3* on food is because of the dessert. Delicious. Perfectly made and absolutely the best part about this place. I'll only come back here for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    PPBBJBVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our group of 7 enjoyed a perfect lunch on the launch of restaurant week. Everything we ordered was perfect. The portions were so filling we almost didn't have the room for dessert. Thank you For participating in Restaurant Week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great SDRW Lunch
    Louvre
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The last time I had come to D Bar was for dinner during restaurant week. I think I enjoyed my lunch this time around more so than the dinner I had before. The food was great as always, and even though it seems like the portions were not a lot but they were in fact a good size as I found myself quite full by the time dessert came. Our server Cali was very personable and attentive which made the experience even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Food
    TJC707
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service from our waiter Joe was amazing. The food was excellent and I would recommend this place to anyone!~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dessert on Hillcrest!!
    Finest
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great services, wonderfull variety of dessert, nice people and energetic place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    linda
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always great food and service is above and beyond!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Foodcrazy149
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was amazing and don't even mess with the dessert :-) I would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service ruined out meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service at D bar on a holiday weekend turned our holiday treat into a mess. While the server did say they were short staffed (how this happens on a holiday weekend is beyond me) the service was particularly bad. One party member asked for a draft beer and got one out of a bottle just to start. For entrees onme member waited five minutes before reciving their plate and only go it because the busser noticed it. Multiple times when we needed service it was not available. The food was alright bit they also were out of several plates at 7:00 so multiple people in our party had to change their orders. Overall it was not a pleasant dining experience.
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  • New desserts
    JonasVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am usually there for desserts and they added a few items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite San Diego Restaurant
    Nick
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food here is excellent. The deserts are amazing- I would even go as far to say it's the best desert in Hillcrest which in turn makes it the best desert in San Diego. But the food blows my mind every time as well. The portions are a little on the big side and their bar selection is great. I have yet to find anything there that I don't want to order again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    SamWOWVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of my favorites this time around we tried the Duck Nachos... DELICiOUS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!
    Samm
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is amazing! Food was slightly overpriced, but still great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was just ok, But the deserts were over the top.....
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Im Just Sayin'
    ChefRubber
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    our 17th Anniversary was AWESOME because we found such a great place! the staff and the food is world class!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. The chef came by and spoke to us and really cared if we enjoyed our dinner. Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
    Bigdattyd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Considering I am a chef and past restaurateur, this place wasn't at the top of the food chain but I thoroughly enjoyed those Crue Fries and the Salmon and poached Lobster I added to the basic salad made it exceptional (Salmon was cooked at a perfect medium rare couldn't have done better myself). My girlfriend ordered the pasta and had them spice up a bit, she loved it. Desert was called the "Molten Cake Thingy That Everyone Has" which was absolutely decadent. But what I most enjoyed was our witting, enjoyably humorous with a memory to match, waiter Devin he always had a smile on his face and not one of those fake smiles. The reason for the four star rating really just has to do with not enough entrees to pick from. I would go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    chelsea
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was great. Desserts were awesome. Overall great experience. Highly recommend..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for sharing
    coiptic
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The dessert portions here are sized well for sharing, depending on how ravenous your dessert stomach is. I was a fan of the lemon souffle, with its perfectly tart fluffiness perfect for a cool summer evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All-around winner
    justinb
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Came because of the great dessert reviews and was really impressed with the entire meal. Appetizer (duck confit) and entrees (burger and shrimp & grits) were all great, and the desserts (d=mc2 and waffle sundae) were both even better than we expected. Overall a great meal and we will definitely return when we are in SD next.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exceptional
    Janisl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    always had there a great experience. staff are very proactive and food is perfect
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    swedo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We met with friends Sat. night for dessert - everything was outstanding: the service, the food and the people! Highly recommend this to all - we will be back to try their dinner menu soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fix Kitchen Service, Please!
    doctobe911
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Over three previous visits, the D Bar kitchen has gotten slower and slower in its food delivery throughput, even when the restaurant is at half or less capacity. Twenty minutes for a drink order, and forty minutes for an entree with less than half the restaurant filled, and two tables nearby also without any food for at least that long? It's now easy to see why this restaurant has lost so many customers among my circles of friends. Once, waitstaff and managers were attentive, but now it's customary to be avoided by both; service was top-notch ... now an order -- any order -- takes as long as it does. A stark difference over its opening days, and without some attention D Bar's remaining clientele may also lose their patience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Excellent dessert! The desserts were decorated beautifully and were very delicious! Great ambience and great service as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girl night out
    Girlsniteout
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was delicious service was great!! Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Guys pouring water were very polite. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've been coming to D Bar since it opened and I'm a big fan. However, I was not crazy about the recent menu changes, in which many of the favorite dishes have been eliminated (short ribs, pork, and halibut, to name a few). I have no problem with restaurants freshening up the menu, since it's nice to see new items. However, the more substantial items were not replaced and the small plates/appetizers didn't offer a great alternative for a full meal. I had the shrimp and grits, which were pretty soupy and somewhat disappointing. We did not try the shared plates of cheese and salumi, but $25 is fairly steep for a meat and cheese board. The dessert is still good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    D Bar was a great restaurant. We had a wonderful experience and we would definitely come again. We have tried your older Denver location and it was an awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must visit
    sddiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great ambience and energy in the restaurant. Creative and tasty preparations. The servers were very warm and welcoming - will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good second time around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I have been to Dbar about 4 times now. I was slightly disappointed this time around. The carne asada appetizer had a very strange pastry-type crust that was very dense. I ordered the vegetarian plate and it was not too good. It said it had naan bread but was more like soggy focaccia and the veges were late luster. My husband had the short ribs and these were terrific. The churros are still the best item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JeffinSD
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always a great experience at dbar.... Was surprised the chicken and waffles was a sandwich with lettuce and mustard. A first for me. Not sure I liked it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, amazing dessert
    GavinVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We will definitely be back, that dessert menu is insanely good. We also had a great dinner, the salmon, the sliders, the brussel sprouts and the grilled shrimp were great. The dessert was out of this world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Awesome Awsome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Unique great food, what else is there to say. My recommendation is GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Nikita1569VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had brunch reservations and when we arrived there was no one up front, so we had to flag down a waiter to check in and get seated. Our coffee arrived right away and it was delicious. However, it was all downhill from there. We waited OVER ONE HOUR for our food. Our server never bothered to check in with us or explain the wait. Eventuallt we found a manager who also had no explanation for the wait time, but said she would talk to our waiter and bring our food right out. Neither of those things happened. When the food finally did arrive it was good, but not nearly good enough to make up for a total lack of service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Andres
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Awesome food, service, and value! I would recommend this restaurant to any group or family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.