dbar
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dbar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dbartoronto.com/
  • Phone: (416) 963-6010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Wednesday 11:00 AM- 1:00 AM
    Thursday- Saturday 11:00 AM- 2:00 AM
    Sunday 11:00 AM- Midnight

    dbar accepts reservations for lunch only from 11:00 AM- 3:30PM everyday. Late night menu is served from 11:00 PM- Midnight daily.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Shedden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Banquets Services and Rooms can be provided by Four Seasons Hotel
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties available at Cafe Boulud
  • Private Party Contact: cafeboulud@fourseasons.com 4169636000x5294
  • Entertainment: DJ's provided by Bellosound Monday- Saturday nights. 9 PM- 1 AM
  • Special Events: Specials events and buyout possible - Please contact the restaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay & Yorkville
  • Public Transit: Metro Yonge Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking during lunchperiod : 15$ for the first 3h. After, normal price/hour
A word from dbar
d|bar is a lively bar and lounge run by Chef Daniel Boulud and his team in conjunction with Café Boulud. We serve lunch daily and feature a menu of refined yet approachable dishes from 11AM to midnight. d|bar takes reservations for lunch only; dinner reservations may be made for Café Boulud at http://www.opentable.com/cafe-boulud We offer the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink, an elegant night cap or anything in between. Upstairs at Café Boulud, Chef Daniel Boulud brings his renowned French cuisine to Toronto offering contemporary renditions of dishes inspired by the local market. Café Boulud’s private room is available for business or personal entertaining, and the entire restaurant is available for meetings and catering during lunch.
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dbar reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (4)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Not Four Seasons Service!
    Clifford
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I took important business client - service actually distainful, slow and inappropriate interruptions when service actually did occur.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab scene
    yvrgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great space, busy all day and available for great food. Downstairs from more substantial Cafe Boulud for less price and a bit more casual atmosphere but still very upscale and quality! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with friend and her baby
    patriot
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    As a former Torontonian now living in Massachsettes, I had not yet had the opportunity to visit the new Four Seasons hotel. While the outside entrance is too nondescript, i.e. we drove up to it, not knowing we had arrived, the inside is a minimalist's dream! With a retro 60's, 70's kind of Mad Men vibe. Grey yet glamourous.The food at dbar was to die for delicious and they had a high chair waiting for my friend's toddler. We loved the presentation and flavors of the Yankee burger and excellent, personable service. The ice-cream with butterscotch syrup and popcorn desert was a creative concoction and sinfully delicious. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to visit Toronto and dbar again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for all numbers
    gillesque
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I appreciate the consideration shown to solo diners and well as groups
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Wineguy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a good lunch at dbar, the lobster roll and beef Tatar were good . However we ordered halibut for entree and it was quite disappointed, the fish was overcook and the dish was not quite 5-star hotel presentation. Grilled fish with oyster mushroom and brown carrot. It would be more presentable to add some green or red ingredient . The service was good but the chairs are not suitable for lunch and we were afraid to bend over during the lunch .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet nosh
    MattHoltzVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate on the patio. The service was friendly just a little disorganized. It took a little while to order but everything was delicious. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food were terrific
    thedudeofdrinkVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Wine selection is very nice. Lots of food groups t order from so no matter what you feel like, you will find something. Bring a group of people and hang out, inside or out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the dbar reviews archive.
  • Always excellent
    craigarVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food is always excellent at dbar. Highly recommend. Making my way through the menu - everything is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Four Seasons
    Ardi
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I had lunch 2 times at dbar and the service was very disappointing. I have to say food was very tasty and simple.not a personalized service,cold and mechanical,server assistant placed every plate and walked away, no explanation no conversation. Salt and pepper shaker was dirty with ketchup stain on it. 2 servers and 3 servers assistant were asking me the exact same question twice, I was offered everything twice. Napkin was dirty and had hole on it. Again there was no engagement at all, every plate was placed on my table and nothing was described. Server offered me coffee in the middle of my main course!! I had to wait 20 min to pay as they could not find the CC machine!?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch on Saturday
    peterspix
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We reserved at dbar because lunch was not available in Cafe Boulud upstairs. In hindsight, we are glad that we made the change - the lunch in dbar was supreme and the ambiance was wonderful. We lucked-in to a feature "prix fixe" that offered three courses with three choices each for a very reasonable price and we were pleasantly surprised. We first considered the sidewalk patio but chose to sit inside and we were glad of that - the patio was extremely open and it would have been hot, windy and noisy with the road construction underway in front. Indoors was great and the food was well presented and tasted wonderful. Good job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dbar is a hot new spot in Yorkville
    table42
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was my second visit to dbar in two weeks. The first time was a birthday dinner and the second was meeting a few friends for lunch. The Charcuterie and Cheese platter was delicious. With a selection of 3 or 4 slabs of cheese combined with 3 or 4 excellent cured meats and pates, everything was really fresh and beautifully presented with tasty condiments and lots of hot bread toasts. Although it's meant to be a shared appetizer for a group, two of us shared as a light main course. Save room for dessert! The hostesses and wait staff are amazing. They create a very welcoming atmosphere and are always smiling and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit of disappointment
    Nottooimpressed
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had great previous dining experiences with Cafe Boulud upstairs, however they have now closed the restaurant during lunch time and moved the lunch menu to the casual bar downstairs. The seats are not as comfortable, more suitable for a drink rather than a meal. Food quality was mediocre for the price, with rather surprising small portions for certain entrees. Service was satisfactory but definitely not a 5-star hotel expectation. With tables so close to each other, a laughing crowd at the table nearby was quite disturbing. Dessert menu was rather disappointing with limited varieties. Overall, not to my expectations as was lunch at Cafe boulud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Toronto Cool
    Chrisloveslunch
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Beautiful, modern, trendy restaurant in a hip, upscale section of Toronto. Very attentive waitstaff, delicious food, nice ambiance. I hope someone takes me there again the next time I am in Toronto. We loved it. Good to be on an expense account ha ha.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food was spectacular!
    craigarVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Our waiter forgot to take our order for about 20 minutes (they seem a bit shortstaffed), but after that the food came out at a great pace. The duck egg was quite tasty, but the halibut.... the halibut was perfection. it was amazing. Easily, the best halibut i've ever had. Cooked just perfect with delicious complements of spinach and chanterelles. Wow. Will definitely be back. And very soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor food
    JM2107
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I was very disappointed with the food. Considering the Four Seasons is an elite-level hotel, I expected way better. I had the halibut, which was soooo dry, even I could make a more moist dish. Also, the accompanying sauce was too sour and didn't complement the fish at all. For a $40 dish, it was unacceptable. My partner had the beef sauerkraut and it wasn't that much better than what we can find at any hot dog stand in Toronto, except it was on a fancy wooden platter. The service and ambience was good but the food was a huge disappointment. Needless to say, we will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very expensive
    WolfieVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I guess the location warrants the expense in this case. The food was good. Not plentiful for the price and the drinks were outrageously priced. $18 dollars for a cocktail? Crazy. I would come back for the service and ambiance only. This is once in a lifetime splurge.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Lobster Salad for over $28.00, not worth it at all. It was hardly any lobster at all. I ordered a cappuccino and the waitress gave me a Latte instead. Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto is well known for chintzy wine pouring per glass, but they charge wine per glass at the same price like every hotel. The wine portion was much less than other hotels. The waitress looked straight into my friend and asked: Is it your birthday today? OMG! It was suppose to be a surprise at dessert time with a candle. The restaurant was informed twice when booking and was confirmed in a phone call conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Issy Sharp where are you now?
    PerplexedVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    One wonders who is responsible for this flagship hotel of the Four Seasons that is already listing badly. (Scaffolding around the the lower floors fixing what? ) Today an indifferent lunch in "dbar" was rescued only by the bottle of Chablis. Astonishingly already the fabric of the chairs and carpet in "dbar" show signs of wear. Frankly, there are much better restaurants in every respect for lunch just steps away in better decorative condition. I make these comments with sadness rather than joy as a long time enthusiast of Four Season, though perhaps no longer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for a small family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We went for a small family lunch for my mother's 89th Birthday. We were concerned about noise, and food that my elderly parents would like, and everyone was happy, my mother really enjoyed it. The soup my father had , (I had a spoonful), was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.