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
90 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (39)special occasion (36)hot spot (29)great for brunch (20)romantic (18)great for lunch (17)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (14)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • I was impressed with the menu
    JBrown
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I was impressed with the menu and I found the prices to be fair. We shared a Ceasar salad to start, which was a nice presentation with the baby romaine hearts but needed more flavor (i.e. dressing). We had the salmon and the pork medallions as entrees. Both were very good. Our server could have used more training, I think. Placing our used silverware onto the bare surface of the table after removing the salad plates is not the way to do it. Fresh silverware for the entree is. Our server also got lost after serving the entree, and I had to flag her down as she obliviously walked by our table to have our plates cleared away. I wanted to order dessert, but didn't want to risk getting her disappearing again, so I asked for the check.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    From our appetizer to desert, i can't say enough great things! You'll want to save room for desert, don't forget that! My chicken & waffle sandwich was amazing as was my daughters Mac & cheese with bacon & tempura lobster! And so much chocolate for desert! I had the trio of soufflé, beignets & baileys ice cream; to die for, really! The beignets rival cafe du monde in New Orleans! My daughter chose the chocolate cake & mini milk shake, fabulous choice! The cake was deep dark & Rick, with killer frosting! The perfect accompaniment was the malted chocolate shake! We left in a very happy food coma! Can't wait to return!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST DINE AT RESTAURANT!
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    From the minute you step inside you are impressed. The hostess was very nice and presentable. Our table was perfect (I don't think they even have a "bad" table). Our server was friendly and informative on the menu and cocktails, even taking the time to explain the alcohol used in the drinks. The bacon wrapped dates are a MUST try you will not be disappointed by anything on their menu.The restaurant is decorated very nice modern feel. I let our server know that it was my sister-in-law's birthday and with the dessert we ordered she handed her a birthday card signed by the staff along with the chef and bartender. I haven't been able to stop talking about every little detail of this place. You have to experience it for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best resturant in San Diego
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere make D Bar a fantastic resturant in the heart of San Diego!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a guy and a girl walked into d bar
    luv2dine2
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    made reservations for my girlfriends birthday. we walked in on time and were seated promptly after a short wait. right when we sat down our a server brought waters and the menu. everyone was very quick attentive to us. everything was on point. only bummer was they ran out of our first choice dessert but our second choice tropical fandango wasnt bad either
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Bash
    tnah
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Spent two weekends in a row at D Bar celebrating birthdays with 2 separate couples. Food was fantastic. You have got to try the Brussels...fab! Reservations were at 5:30, we caught the tail end of happy hour, always a plus to get a little deal on drinks and appetizers. This is a must try, even if you just come late for a bite of dessert, it will not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Friendly
    OfficeBdayLuncheon
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Staff are great, food is delicious, excellent mix of vegilicious, salmon dish, very creative, decorative, scrumptious desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place overall.
    DesertRat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great dining place overall. The food is excellent but the service could use some improvement. The place wasn't busy but It took over 30 minutes to get a simple french fry appetizer. The people at the table next to us waited even longer than that for their appetizer and they got up and left.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Hillcrest
    SD4BrianVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is our "downtown vibe" restaurant that is reflected by its decor and menu Vega-Licious is an amazing dish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    Swason
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My favorite restaurant in SD so far!! Amazing food, but the desserts win hands down. No need for a speciality dessert place when you can get a myriad of wonderfulness right after your meal at D Bar. Nothing negative to say about this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was casual and welcoming.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Service was casual and welcoming. Shrimp and grits were amazing! One guests hamburger was dry but he also ordered it med well? desserts were overwhelming and a work of art.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I took my husband and six of our friends out for his 25th birthday! D-Bar turned out to be an excellent choice. The food and drinks were amazing and the wait staff were friendly and fun. You will most definitely see us there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and Delicious!
    Wolfee
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have eaten at DBar twice now and have enjoyed my food very much. The first time I had a pizza salad sandwich and it was very tastey. My son liked it better than the Mac & cheese. I have tried the large shrimp and grits and really enjoyed that. The desserts are unbelieveable. If you like chocolate, cake and shake will satisfy! I tried the churros and loved them with the chocolate sauce and icecream!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Kind of overrated...food was decent but the waitress seemed uninterested in helping us much even though we were drinking as well. Our THIRD drink she even got wrong even though it was the exact same as the first two we both got! I think I'll still to dessert here...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D Bar? D+, tops.
    Boomer
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I made reservations to get dinner with my girlfriend on a weeknight before catching a movie across the street at the Landmark. It was a quiet place, with maybe a handful of people sitting in the restaurant.. The bar wasn't very busy, either. In retrospect, we probably should have sat there. Our server was pleasant and her service was good, but certainly not special. My date ordered the grilled salmon salad and I the D Bar burger. The salad was fine, no complaints. But basically the same salad with an average piece of salmon you'd expect at Applebee's maybe. The burger sounded interesting, as they mix chopped bacon with ground chuck. I ordered medium, toward medium rare, but it came back well done. Edible, but not special. I give D Bar a D+.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    satisfieddiner
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was great! The host was sweet and took us right to our table. I had asked for a round table and this restaurant doesn't have one so they called ahead and told me that they would put us at a table in the back that would accommodate 7 it was a booth and it was great! We loved our server and the food was amazing. You have to try the desserts especially the almost banana foster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been here several times.
    Dale
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We love having Joe as our waiter. Boryana is a great manager. Love her! Our friend from Vancouver liked his first time there. Dale and Randy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to try this restaurant!
    JonasVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    It's always great to dine here. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday dinner
    Obryanart
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Friend took me here for my birthday....food was excellent! Had the shrimp and grits and Tiramisu cocktail. Wow! Both were so good. Especially loved the dessert. Service was fantastic and friendly and answered all of our questions. The food was soooo good. Thank you : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    PeggyMacSD
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Have been a D-Bar fan since the beginning. Keegan is a lovely person and all of the servers follow his hospitable lead. Food is great and although we were disappointed not to have the chocolate souffle on the menu, we enjoyed the Bailey's souffle and accompanying beignets and ice cream in its place. I had the braised shortrib which was tender and delicious. I'm not a grits fan, so that side not my favorite. My friend had the lobster mac and cheese and loved it. Appetizer combo (you get to pick three from the menu) was also wonderful. Altogether, a highly successful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite!
    LuisBlancoJr
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    d bar is a must. The food is a joy to eat and the meal an experience in flavors. From beginning to end, appetizer to dessert d bar is a San Diego's Best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    ZBodhimama
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentine's Day was our third visit to D Bar, and we went for lunch. The quality of the food, from a simple salad to a glamorous and indulgent dessert. is reliably delicious and beautifully plated. The atmosphere is airy and spacious, with beautiful cool colors, and the service is helpful without hovering. This has become a favorite on our "will return to" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & yummy desserts!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My family and I celebrated my Mom’s birthday at D Bar. Not only were we impressed by their food & desserts, but they gave my mom a candle on her cake and actually took the time to give my mom a birthday card signed by the staff, which was a very thoughtful touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I was at D Bar for lunch when it first opened and did not think much of it. So when Saturday I was looking to bring a party of 8 for dinner in the area I thought i would give it a try. To my surprise, it was much better than I was expecting. Everything we order was good and more than good. I order the short ribs and it was superb, I advise if you are going to order you either share it or be very hungry, either way it is wonderful. We also order the brussels sprouts for the table and they disappeared in seconds. Will keep this restaurant in my roster of restaurants to recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took a large group to D
    peggs
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I took a large group to D Bar for brunch and the restaurant was very accommodating and helpful. Service was great. Menu choices were perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Brunch
    mcurielVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Loved the diversity of the menu. Food was presented well and the portions were perfect. Everyone in group cleaned their plates. My son now wants to return for his birthday meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't have been better!
    ShanaH
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Truly enjoyed myself. I set up reservations for a bday dinner for myself and my boyfriend. We were seated at a comfy corner booth and had an amazing waitress (can't recall her name). The food was amazing! The best part was the birthday celebration they put together for my boyfriend. All of the wait staff signed a personalized card and the dessert that came out was made for a king! He loved it. Will def be back to taste everything on the food, wine and dessert menu. :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were duped...so overrated. I put so much effort into my reservation and it was a disaster. We requested a birthday an Coupon that we provided. We got neither. D bar is really overrated. Frankly, It was terrible. A free meal wouldn'take us eat there again. D bar is bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for any occasion
    msc618
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I would definitely come back to the d bar. Next time I'll go for a late night dessert outting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Live2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Decided to try this place for Restaurant Week. The three course meal had so many options and everything we had was delicious! For starters, the brussel sprouts was my favorite (the fries and dates were good, too). For the entrée we ordered the short rib, ribeye and fish. The ribeye was the better beef dish. For dessert there were sooo many options. We opted for the cake and shake, crème brulee, pie spice souflee and d=mc2. Everything was delicious!!!! I now have a new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh friendly
    Amysd
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This is a great restaurant with casually nice and friendly modern feel. The food portion is good, the taste is perfect, the ambience is fun, lively and cozy. The dessert is wonderful , the noise level moderate and lively we can carry a conversation easily
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D Bar Rocks
    Cyndeern
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This is my fourth time here and everytime I come it's better that the last time. I brought out of town friends this time and they absolutely loved the D Bar. From the caramel salt martini to the Cru Fries and of course you HAVE to have the crème brule with the biscoti, Thanks Keep up the good work, Keegan and crew
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Drinks and Desserts!
    Louvre
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My first time here and I came during Restaurant Week. I personally liked the overall look of the place and how it had both a drink bar and dessert bar on each side. The stars of our meals were the pork "wings" appetizer and the desserts (chocolate molten lava cake and pie spice souffle). We also loved the beginning drink for the cocktail flight (Fresca Picante). Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. I'd definitely love to come back for their happy hour and more desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week!
    Elmichal
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My girlfriend & I decided to have a girls night out for restaurant week. D Bar was a fantastic choice. Food, service, ambiance...everything was great! I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for great food and amazing desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D is for Delicious
    foodiesd
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    D Bar is a modern yet comfy place to dine with friends and a cute place for a date. If you sit at the bar, you will be able to watch the chefs prepare desserts which is a nice treat. The Crue fries were a generous portion and definitely enough to share. The ribeye was cooked to perfection and the accompanying side dishes were equally as good. Choosing one dessert was difficult but the Cake and shake was scrumptious and came in a timely manner right after the main meal. Our server was friendly, prompt and attentive even as the restaurant started to become busy for the dinner rush. I would definitely recommend this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best service you'll ever experience
    amyv
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The staff actually love what they're doing. Food very good. Desserts are awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing customer service! Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Such a nice experience my first time going! Waiters were quick and friendly. I'd recommend this place to anyonr
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip and Sweet
    emmartinet
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    D Bar was a great spot. We sat at the dessert bar, which was super entertaining and helped with our selection of desserts. The atmosphere was super hip and cool, with raised ceilings, trendy lamps hanging from the ceiling, and cool sectioned off areas to sit. The brussels sprout appetizer with sirracha sauce was amazing!! All in all a great experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts...need I say more
    RNfoodie
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I would definitely go back just for the dessert bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the food?
    RBJeanneVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The wait staff were for the most part very friendly, however, the service was poor at best. Although there were very few people in the restaurant our food took a long time to hit the table. Once we got our food we really enjoyed it! The menu selection was varied and the food was great comfort food. The desserts were yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet