DFWhat a gem !! Phenomenal restaurant -- service / food / personal attention to details !! Would recommend this to anyone who is celebrating a Special Night Out !!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMClean plate awardI have been here many times and always order the small plates. This time I ordered the grouper entree and I didn't leave a trace of food. Every bite was delicious and the combination of ingredients was so wonderful.
We shared the mussel dinner as an appetizer which I would also recommend. Cheers to the chef!
They were prompt with our reservation time, service was perfect. We can't wait to go back!
It was chilly that evening but in the past we have had dinner outside . Sitting outside is a great ambience with the outdoor bar setup it's a great place for a summer evening6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat patioGreat dining experience! Food and service both wonderful. Beautiful restaurant and patio.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDBAI took my graduating seniors there for a pre-concert dinner. Wait staff was considerate of our time constraints, despite this, main course was a little slow getting to the table and the food temperature was luke warm, at best. Flavors were good although my boys said there should have been salt and pepper shakers on the table. The desserts were completely outstanding! I would definitely recommend and I will return.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAkron's TreasureThe food is fantastic and I can't wait to get back to try new items. The server was fantastic and knowledgeable and guided us objectively through the menu.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!We celebrated our wedding anniversary there. It was great! a little bit pricey but it's worth it.
Absolutely no kid friendly6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNo ApologiesI lived in Tremont for years & moving to Cuyahoga Falls... I was missing that food scene. After searching on Open Table for a restaurant to take my husband for his 30th Birthday & I stumbled upon. D.B.A. It had never come up in Google searches & I was delighted I could finally have a taste of Cleveland in my own back yard.
The atmosphere & service were excellent. You could tell that the staff were all very well trained at their craft because to serve is an art.
I did have to send my steak back and apologized for it... My Server Said to Me, "You should not be apologizing for anything!"
I can not wait to go back to D.B.A.!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA great menu that is originalA great menu that is original and varies enough to satisfy any palate.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful dining experienceMy husband and I recently went back to dba (our fourth visit) with another couple who had never been there before. All of us had delicious meals from the beginning to the end. Two of us started with the calmari -- very good -- and the other two had the grilled octopus -- really stellar! For dinner two of us had the walleye with sorrel, another had the grouper with ramps, and the last had the duck with fois gras and rhubarb. Each of us found our dinner entree to be outstanding in taste and presentation. To end the meal, we all had the pistachio chocolate eclair with banana mousse and pear sorbet -- just marvelous. We really enjoy dba & the many diners inside & out obviously agree with us!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove, Love, LoveThis was our 4th time and we have not been disappointed yet... Jonathan was our server and did a great job to impress
our friends. They had been to DBA the week it opened and had a "so-so" experience.... They loved it this time!
We tried several dishes family style for our group of 6 and we loved everything...especially the mussels.
We also had a great experience on Mother's Day when they had a special menu. I am SO happy I don't have to drive
to Cleveland to get this caliber dining experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting MenuMy friend & I each ordered the tasting menu; mine, vegetarian, and hers non-veg with wine pairings. We loved it! Thank you for a tremendous meal! We look forward to returning soon.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWe arrived and were promptly seated. Without any fanfare, the waitress brought us complimentary glasses of
Champaign to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Cocktails and wine selection were outstanding. Eclectic menu with reasonably sized proportions and magnificently prepared. The atmosphere was trendy, but inviting. No one felt rushed and everything seemed to arrive right on time. A warm, comfortable, upscale dining experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Experience!!!We had a great time at Dante's very nice service, food, staff etc. we sat at the chef's table and it was definitely a night that you will never forget. Excellent!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething different and good!Visit DBA if you are looking for unique dishes with interesting ingredients. Although we would have liked to have had a small dinner salad, one is not offered. Our server went above and beyond by giving us some of the Veg 21 salad. It was delicious. This is really not for the person who likes the basics though. Definitely "fit for foodies"!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but that pricey???We absolutely enjoyed this place, our server Tom was excellent. We had a hard time getting things on the menu, we order Prosecco & they were out, then they were out of the alternative, but they did bring us a pricier one, Maribella, instead which worked great for same price. They were out of one of their dishes, a bummer always to hear that at a pricey restaurant especially at 7:30pm on a Thursday, how are you out?
Order calamari, octopus salad, mussels, green spaghetti, risotto, salmon, and veal dishes. Mussels and salmon dish were phenomenal, the only thing worth its price. Cactus fruit sorbet did blow my mind! The rest was good but not blow your mind good. Will visit again on special occasion only or happy hr.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the current summer 2013On the current summer 2013 menu, I highly recommend the 21 Vegetable salad & adding the Arborio Risotto to any of the entrees.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPresentation, quality, andPresentation, quality, and service...all exquisite!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHIGH END CUISINE IN AKRON!I took my Mom here for Mother's Day. The menu was delicious and the stand outs were the scallop risotto and the crab, salmon and avocado salad. The salmon main course was served over a bed of smashed potatoes along with a delicious dill creme sauce. Desserts were heavenly and the atmosphere was slick, modern and very comfortable. Service was generally good, although the waiter dropped the ball on a few drink orders which were delivered late into the meal. Otherwise, I love this place and would come back again anytime I'm in town.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my 4th visit to DBA.This was my 4th visit to DBA. Each time has been enjoyable. The menu was a little different this time (fixed) but still very good!
It's a fun place for a great dinner with family or friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good; staffFood was very good; staff was attentive without being intrusive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMdbareally had a good vibe to it. presentation was lovely. food excellent.glad we went.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit was a winnerThe food was excellent, the green spaghetti was incredible. The service was extremely efficient and friendly without being intrusive. My wife casually mentioned in passing that it was my birthday. Our shared desert came with a candle in it and we were told it was on the house because of the birthday. The waitress mentioned that they don't usually do that. I can't imagine anyone not being pleased here no matter how high their standards.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost NYIf you haven't dined in New York or Chicago recently and miss the vibe...then go to D.B.A.
You'll find incredible food created by an imaginative and talented chef, and brought to the table by wonderful wait staff.
The restaurant had a nice energy for both a pre-dinner drink at the bar and a well paced dinner.
We became big fans!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM50th Anniversary DinnerMy in-laws are very hip 70/80ish-year-olds and we wanted to take them someplace hip and special for their 50th Anniversary dinner. D.B.A. was fabulous. They called ahead of time to talk about where we would be seated and took incredible care of our table. It was a wonderful meal and the service as well as the experience was outstanding!!! Thank you D.B.A. for making their big milestone such a fun and fabulous evening!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend is a vegan and askedMy friend is a vegan and asked if the chef would make a grilled veggie plate for her and it was amazing! Made me wish I had ordered the same! I have the veal shank and it was very good but not great...wish I had ordered the veggies. Had a new server, Ashley and she was wonderful! Can't wait for it to get a little warmer to enjoy the patio, it is my fav!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missedAll about the food, which is superb. Smallish portion sizes, which are perfect for the complexity of the flavors and textures assembled. Each plate is a visual masterpiece also, adding to the total experience. As much as I enjoy many of the other restaurants in Akron, this one is on a different level entirely.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice job dbaFood great, atmosphere great, server EXCELLANT!! Our second time there and will be returning. We eat in Chicago frequently and this was very comparable. Well done!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgood (not great) experienceoverall we had a good experience but it was quite loud and had a difficult time conversing with our dinner mates. the endive salad had a very small amount of goat cheese - was mostly greens for $12. my husband had the risotto and was a very small portion. dining mate had scallops and said they were the best she ever had. she ordered a cappuccino but waiter never brought it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDBA should be open for lunch!DBA should be open for lunch! Also, the bar needs more copper mugs for Moscow Mules!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEclectic menu Best scallopsEclectic menu
Best scallops I've ever eaten
Like the concept of 50 wines for $50, but it would be nice to know what you're drinking.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA Swanky Night Out!Our group was 4 part time working Mom's of young kids. The server that we had was Jonathan......he was amazing. Every suggestion he made we took! We loved the crunchy sushi app, Tuna pringle, and flight of martini's. For dinner we had scallops yummy endive salads. The entire experience was wonderful even finishing with the sorbet. We will be back with our spouses!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Customer ServiceTwo in our party ordered mussels. We both had a couple that didn't open and I had two that tasted rather fishy. I mentioned it to our server. The manager came over concerned and offered more. We declined as most of the mussels were wonderful and we enjoyed our meal. The next thing we knew we had a whole order of mussels delivered. When we protested we were told the chef insisted. We ate them all and they were wonderful. Now that is good customer service!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal, with creativeDelicious meal, with creative dishes to enjoy. Excellent wine list. Friendly service. The restaurant, in the space vacated by the late lamented Vegetaranean, perches on the edge of the Cuyahoga River Valley, with a spectacular view and, come the good weather, outdoor seating.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my husband hereI brought my husband here for his birthday dinner this year. Our experience was wonderful! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. The food was delicious! The lemon risotto was delicious! We will definitely be back to D.B.A.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable meal. We had theMemorable meal. We had the $25 tasting with wine pairings and it was great. Actually a nice amount of food for a mid week meal. If we'd have ordered even small plates it might have been too much to eat. This way we also could include a dessert tasting and feel very comfortable. I'd like to see that menu change from time to time.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved John and his great service.Loved John and his great service. Every dish that he suggested was awesome! The food was fresh, delicious and unique.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTable was not ready on time,Table was not ready on time, however the staff did a good job keeping us informed. The food was outstanding which made up for service that was somewhat slow. Ambiance is terrific-a very cool place.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Greg, surpassedOur server, Greg, surpassed our expectations once again with his quality and friendly service. We look forward to going again soon!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYOU HAVE TO DO THIS AT LEAST ONCE!Our group of 4 was able to experience the Chef's Table in the kitchen last night (3/16/13). We decided we wanted to go with the Chef's Tasting Menu which was 5 courses paired with wine. What an unbelievable experience! From the moment we walked in the front door, we were made to feel welcome. The staff was outstanding! Friendly, welcoming, knowledgable and willing to answer any questions and go above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying our evening. Each course was exploding with flavors! The Chef spent time with us out of his busy evening to explain each course and go over the ingredients. What a great opportunity to watch him work and create his magical presentations. If you ever have the opportunity to do this, do it!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMService could not have beenService could not have been better
Excellent food choices
Food was absolutely delicious
Courses arrived timely
Was seated in the side room and would have preferred the main dining area since it was the first time visiting the restaurant - my one and only "complaint"3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMdelightful hostess VERY knowlegebldelightful hostess
VERY knowlegeble bar staff
attentive servers3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful return trip.A wonderful return trip. Can't wait for the weather to get warm so we can take advantage of the patio. Great food, service and ambiance.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMtHIS IS A SPECIAL OCCASIONtHIS IS A SPECIAL OCCASION RESTAURANT DUE TO THE PRICE. Otherwise, a very enjoyable evening.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was superb! My saladThe food was superb! My salad was easily one of the Top 10 Salads of All Time. Each item was thoughfully prepared, fresh, flavorful and original. The only problem was believing such a great restaurant exists in Akron, Ohio!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM