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Dada

4.4
1072 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (1897)
  • Neighborhood Gem (1691)
  • Fit for Foodies (1370)

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About

Dada takes its name seriously, using its colorful ambience and irreverent culinary creations to give a playful nod to the art movement it is named for. Appetizers include the grilled brie with toasted ciabatta bread and fruit, and the watermelon brulee "steak" salad with feta and basil pesto oil. The simple yet inventive culinary spins continue with house entrées, such as the Indian vegan stew, the blackened redfish in herb brown butter, and the seven-cheese grilled cheese served with tangy tomato bisque. Dada also makes an adult version of the childhood favorite, s'mores. Graham cracker crust layered with chocolate mousse and marshmallow meringue make for the perfect end to your meal.

Dada makes playful meals in its artsy eatery, which includes beautiful patio seating and live music playing on certain nights.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(561) 330-3232
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bruce Feingold
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Catering
Dada offers private dining and special events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st
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Parking details
Valet parking and self parking in city lot both available.
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Entertainment
Dada features live entertainment 7 nights a week, including indie rock, acoustic singer song writers, poetry, comedy and spoken word.
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Special events & promotions
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!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdelraydiner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on June 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!

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Indy5 (Miami)
3.0  Dined on May 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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vipDelrayDiva (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 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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Noluvtodine (Miami)
3.0  Dined on May 24, 2014

It was very hot no circulation and very loud. The food was ok and our waiter Daniel was excellent.

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vipFoodie2go (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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

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vipMeltch (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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yummytummy (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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Foodismypassion (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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vipKAS1 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 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.

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vip516to561 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

We had a wonderful kickoff dinner to Mother's Day. The food, the service, the ambiance all superb.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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!

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vipKriskiss (Miami)
2.0  Dined on May 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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vipLArtyst (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 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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SwissTravelGuru (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 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".

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plk71 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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vipWonderful (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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0143food (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2014

Interesting menu and specials. Friendly waiters and staff. Interesting art on the walls.

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vipFamilyOfThree (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on May 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.

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hotspot (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 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

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JoeI (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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veneix (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

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vipKiwicottage (Miami)
3.0  Dined on May 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.

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vipBoopish (Naples)
4.0  Dined on May 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.

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Theatergoer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2014

This restaurant is very convenient to the Crest Theatre and Arts Garage. Food and service were excellent. Plenty of outdoor seating available.

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vipKAS1 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 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.

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wisteria (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2014

The servers were excellent, food came fast and was excellent and the ambience is wonderful.

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vipDavid530 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

Great food and service.
Duck was outstanding. Killer s'mores.

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