Dada
Dada

Dada

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dadaofdelray.com/
  • Phone: 5613303232
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Feingold
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Dada offers private dining and special events.
  • Private Party Contact: Walter Harris 5613303232
  • Entertainment: Dada features live entertainment 7 nights a week, including indie rock, acoustic singer song writers, poetry, comedy and spoken word.
  • Special Events: Dada will only be serving a three course Thanksgiving Day meal on November 28, 2013. The cost is $23 per person and 100% of the money goes to the Delray Achievement Center for Families. We look forward to serving you and greatly appreciate your support!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and self parking in city lot both available.
A word from Dada
"Dada" French for Hobby Horse, named after the art movement of the early 1900"s Is located in the historic Tarrimore house. Features American classics and modern dishes, using fresh fish, all natural beef and hand picked produce.
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Dada reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
great for outdoor dining (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dada is excellent again!
    delraydinerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Been going to Dada 3-4 times a year for the last 3 years and always a great meal. The Dada dates are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 990 reviews are from the Dada reviews archive.
  • Nice Ambiance, Rushed Service
    Indy5
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Place has a super cool vibe.....outdoor seating is very chill. I did however feel the service (in regards to ordering) was rushed as well as the food was rushed out. All 3 of our appetizers and entrees came withing 45 min, and just a couple min after that we were being asked about dessert. With the food coming out so fast....you feel obligated to eat faster, and that simply is not enjoyable. I not only came to eat, but to talk, enjoy the evening out. Food was good, but I probably won't return because quite honestly I didn't enjoy the service at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What an Improvement!
    DelrayDivaVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    At one time Dada was one of our favorite restaurants. However, we had not gone to Dada for about 2 years because the menu was not good. But we were delighted that it is back to its former grandeur! It is again a favorite. Try the bacon strips - YUMMY!
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  • Hot
    Noluvtodine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It was very hot no circulation and very loud. The food was ok and our waiter Daniel was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You must do DADAs.
    Foodie2go
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent innovative flavors. Excellent service and a beautiful artistic flair to the food and the atmosphere. Must have a mojito when you go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in Delray!
    MeltchVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Stumbled across this gem of a restaurant and can't wait to go back. A menu just for Mojitos? Awesome! Dining outside with the candles glowing and great music playing really helped set the mood. Our waiter, Gustavo, provided superior service; his attentiveness and recommendations were spot on. The food was an eclectic mix of familiar dishes with an imaginative twist. We shared 3 apps (bacon sticks, grilled Brie and carpaccio), the maple glazed salmon entree and banana bread dessert; all were excellent! Prices were reasonable and management makes sure your needs are met (thank you, Walter). We didn't want to leave and look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    great food every time we go. Creative and delicious menu. order dada's dates as an appetizer and then the Pork Chop. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wanted to lick my plate
    yummytummy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed every part of my meal. There were 3 of us that split 2 appetizers, and I loved them both. My entree was delicious from my first bite to the last, and it took tons of willpower to not finish my dessert too. We ate inside because it was hot out. The restaurant was charming but a tight squeeze and noisy. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth returning!
    Foodismypassion
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great ambiance and excellent food! Cheerful and helpful wait staff delivered wonderful and creative menu items. Outdoor tables were comfortable and easy to access. Never rushing but always available, the service staff really delivered, and the playful and varied menu choices were at a high standard of quality, size, and value. A treat all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner at this old house
    KAS1VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoy Dada. Hostess staff always welcoming. Service was terrific. Very attentive. Food was excellent. Perhaps the best crab cakes you will ever have.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best yet
    RschagrinVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Been here numerous times over the years and this was the best food and service. Great waiter who was passionate about the food and interested in wine. We had the burrata , a little different since it was served with bread instead of over greens, the crab cake, very good, tomato bisque and tuna tartare. For entrees. 2 of us tried the veal cop special, very good and reasonably priced $29, a yellowtail snapper special with a panko crust, and blacken redfish which is rare in South Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 516to561
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Wonderful food, great service, but wily only fine there again if we were seated outside. The noise inside was deafening! But loved everything else!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, simply lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a wonderful kickoff dinner to Mother's Day. The food, the service, the ambiance all superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took my husband to Dada's to celebrate his birthday. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and the price was reasonable. We will definitely come back- maybe next week!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to DaDa?
    KriskissVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It just wasn't the same as it used to be. I haven't been in over a year at least and the food is just no where near as good as it used to be. We ordered the beef carpaccio - which was unlike any beef carpaccio I've ever had - and not in a good way. It was 4 slices of beef. That's it. Embarrassing portion size and it was way too thick for carpaccio. We ordered the fish special - I think it was branzino. It was so small. And thin. Literally finished with it in 4-5 bites. Also ordered the kale Caesar which was not that great either. Overall, pretty disappointed in DaDa. And I still can't figure out why they did away with the absolute best mac n cheese. The waiters always say people still ask about it - so why not bring it back??!
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  • Overpriced Oversalted
    LArtystVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was overpriced, and over salted and sweetened. Minimal for what the cost was. The chicken tasted like it was soaked in salt. And they refused to serve it without the csweetened gravy. The ravioli were tasty but they also refused to serve it with the thick creme sauce.
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  • Brooklyn meets Delray
    SwissTravelGuru
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We love Dada, particularly the tables around the beautiful giant ficus tree. The food is always good and sometimes great, the waitstaff are attentive and spare no effort to ensure a delightful guest experience, the mojitos are fantastic. The whole place has a really nice groove and reminds us of how Williamsburg was before it got "attitude".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    plk71
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Dada is truly one of South Florida's gems. This was my second time dining there and the experience was just as good if not better than the first. The Dada Dates are a must and the mojitos are fantastic. My niece had the 7 Cheese Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque and I had the catch of the day, both of which were delicious and well-prepared. If you can manage to get a table outside, and if the weather is cooperative, it makes for a lovely dining experience. The service is outstanding as well; the bussers, waitstaff, hosts, and floor managers are very friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and attentive. I live in Coral Gables, but this restaurant is well-worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very special
    Foodforlfe
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I adore Da Da. The food is always wonderful. It is eclectic, interesting and fun. The only negative is that it is very loud inside, but that is what you get when you put a restaurant in an old house. If you like great food, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DA DA Rocks
    0143food
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Interesting menu and specials. Friendly waiters and staff. Interesting art on the walls.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    FamilyOfThreeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dada is one of my favorite restaurants in south Florida. Not pretentious or overpriced. Fun people and atmosphere. Always good food. Great drinks! And Walter Harris is a fantastic manager. He is always on the floor checking in with guests and making sure everything is good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the place to be
    hotspot
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Dada is amazing me and my date had a great time she told me that it was the best date she's ever been on.. thank you Dada
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JoeI
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent food. Fit for foodies, generous portions and a great value. The drinks and desserts are creative and well executed. Perhaps the best Dark and Stormy. Not to be missed if you are in Delray. The service was also welcoming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    veneix
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This place never disappoints us. Every server we have had has been attentive, knowledgeable, and very personable. Our server, Shelby, was awesome! Thanks for the great experience like usual @Dadas.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Has been better
    KiwicottageVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    First time we were disappointed with 2 entrees. Lamb chops were tender but over cooked, duck was not crispy as stated nor tender. Was happy that my friends who had not doned there were pleased with their dishes. Dessert was brought out to table sonce the Mgmt knew we were not pleased. Everyone is very helpful and friendly and aleays tries to please customers.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    BoopishVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    we always love to sit outside, however this time it was a little buggy as the sun went down......but our waitress, Jessica, provided body spray and it worked.We like the menu additions, and I tried a very delicious drink, the Hemingway. Our service was very professional, the food was good and we just enjoy the energy of DaDa.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    Theatergoer
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This restaurant is very convenient to the Crest Theatre and Arts Garage. Food and service were excellent. Plenty of outdoor seating available.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KAS1VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We love Dada. Simple yet delicious food with very attentive service. Dada is housed in an old house. Guests can sit outside in the yard or inside in one of the rooms. Not to be missed when in the area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a wonderful experience.
    wisteria
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The servers were excellent, food came fast and was excellent and the ambience is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    David530
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food and service. Duck was outstanding. Killer s'mores.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu, great service!
    dals1959
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We started off with stuffed dates - they were to die for! The fish dishes were cooked perfectly and plated beautifully and our server, Jason, was extremely attentive. The only problem with sitting inside the restaurant was the temperature. It was very warm and my boyfriend was sweating in his button-down shirt. They really need to install some fans to circulate the air in the house. Other than that, it was a lovely evening and we'd definitely return - but only when the weather is cool.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuzinVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great place. Food is always good and the crowd is funky.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HEDHUNTERVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    for a neighborhood eatery, overpriced and missing niceties
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  • Fabulous night out
    devdines
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Walter went out of his way to accommodate our request for outdoor seating, which we definitely appreciated. Our server was friendly and responsive and our meals were fantastic. Our guest from New York was highly impressed! Thanks for a great night out, as always.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love, Love, Love DaDa
    ErickVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We continue to return to our favorite Delray restaurant. Tonight we enjoyed the Hog Snapper special with the kale salad and pork wings. Wow! Delicious! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast food
    Devl42
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent food, but they rush you out. Appetizers arrived almost instantly, drinks too another 5 minutes. Not the nice relaxing dinner we were hoping for. Staff has no concept of what a nice dining experience should be.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    ErasmoVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    It's always a treat going to Dada. Our reservation was honored and we were treated to, as always, an intersesting menu that made it difficult for us to choose. Everything was delicious; our party especially enjoyed the crab cakes and the specials, which were grouper and mahi-mahi, each topped with flavorful sauces. Our server, Tammy, was not only very helpful, but was generally a delight and definitely added to our thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    HungryI
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great little gem off the beaten path. Wonderful food, service and ambience. Had the most delicious duck I have ever eaten. I am looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Jawgirl17
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    DaDa (hobby horse) is always delightful. The outdoor seating, under large trees with hanging lanterns and twinkle lights, is lovely. The menu is eclectic. We had the sea bass, steak, pork chops, and a pasta dish....everything was really good. Would definitely return and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was not good
    aabcd
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    i had a soup and a crab cake that was alright. The other three had fish. The piece of fish was very unappetizing, the gnocchi were not hot.
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