dbar

4.7
1278 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
dbar is a full service restaurant that seamlessly transforms into a nightclub and lounge as the night goes on. Formally an old school Irish pub filled with mahogany charm, dbar has been renovated into a hip chic hot spot. With warm glowing candles & long leather banquettes, dbar offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere that attracts clientele from Dorchester and surrounding areas. The unique and classy menu inspired by Executive Chef Christopher Coombs changes with the seasons and features the finest and freshest available ingredients throughout the New England area. Most of the menu takes a French twist, but also contains an assortment of comfort foods (such as our famous Veal & Pancetta Bolognaise) and old favorites (like our simple yet delicious Giannone Chicken Under a Brick.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

dbar is celebrating New Year's Eve with a fantastic 4-course prix-fixe menu including a glass of Champagne for $79pp from 5pm to 6pm or $99pp from 7pm to 8pm. All tables will have a 2 hour time limit for dinner. Any cancellations after 5pm on 12/29/20 will result in a $25 per person charge

What 1278 people are saying
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vipJayne
New England
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We used to be frequent diners at DBar. It appears the quality of meals has declined a bit since before the pandemic. Additionally, (perhaps due to server shortage, )attention to detail was missed and our overall experience was ok but nothing like it used to be.

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MelissaE
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was great, food was just ok this time, I’ve been before and thought it was better before. Drinks were good and we had a great time

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NielO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend and had a fabulous meal. I go to the dbar consistently, and it is consistently excellent!

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KimG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great service, nice drink selection but a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed it so much. Was our first time there and we will be back, even though it is a schlep from Chelsea.

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vipDavidW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New menu!! Whatever you thought about dbar fare before, you'll be pleased. Service new, too? Friendly, accommodating, fun. A bit noisy but, hey, it's a bar!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night on my date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AWESOME!!

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ChristopherM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always good at Dbar!! Tricia’s on the bad made the best Cosmo’s and the chicken u see a brick ( which is always good) was outstanding!!Caesar salad was really good too!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was great, our waiter was really hustling but he was the only waitstaff for several tables. Most likely a COVID related work shortage but it didn’t slow him down. It was a great dinner and I would highly recommend!!

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vipTrixieRuby
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, the service was excellent, and the cocktails cold and crisp. The interior lacks a bit in charm, but is fine. Go for it!

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ScottB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb all around! Service crew was amazing! Food was delicious!

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JerryT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dbar is the BEST LOCAL RESTAURANT. We have been going there since it opened and have always been happy with this restaurant. Have tried all local establishments and have to find one to beat DBAR!!!

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vipSailorJoe
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Having been going to Dbar for years, I basically know what to expect. Recently however, and this time notwithstanding, I was disappointed a little bit by the level of service and also the menu. The menu has been the same for a long time and doesn’t have anything special on it. I wish they would update it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe!

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Cgartley
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. It was a last minute decision we had not been to Dbar in a long time but heard really good things about it. They did not disappoint. Our waiter was extraordinary. I can’t remember his name. I can’t wait to go back. Great food, great ambiance great service.

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JoannaG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DBar has a great atmosphere and drink selection! Long time favorite

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MicheleD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a BLAST at dBAR... our waiter, Solomon, was fantastic... even moving us inside when we were a tad too cold outside. He also had us in stitches laughing. So, 2 of us got the Burger, which they raved about... I got the Pork, which was outstanding... and 1 got the salmon and she loved it. Just an all-around great time!

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vipSamantha
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great drinks, service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bday celebration with the girls

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great food and great service. Shout out to our awesome waiter Jordan! Always a blast at dbar ;-)

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vipSamantha
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get service from Jordan. I’ve been to the Dbar several times but had no idea they served Brunch. I will be back!

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cathic
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

great service spray for bugs or have candles buggy

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vipFrenchFoodie
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Dine in Boston meal outside on a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dbar is always a great place to get together with friends. We sat outside. Jordan was our amazing waiter. Kept us laughing and provided great service. Food and drinks were great.

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SusanB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Fabulous staff👏🏻Best patio dining

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MarieD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fabulous. Staff are friendly and attentive

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RACHEL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dbar! gorgeous patio! such friendly servers and lovely food and drinks! always a great experience.

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BicoastalKate
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service; slightly disappointing food. I have been going to dBar for years, and have always recommended it highly. Perhaps it was an "off" night? For starters, I had the gazpacho, which had oil floating on top. And there was no bread, I was told -- although every place setting had a bread plate.

I ordered cod, which was served with chorizo, which seems an odd pairing. I suppose the chef through that a mild fish required spice, but those who order cod generally like the mild flavor. The cod was cooked perfectly, but I just don't think tomato sauce and chorizo risotto work with cod.

For dessert, I ordered black forest cake, and that was terrible! Black forest cake is supposed to be chocolate cake with cherries. Instead, there were wafer-thin layers of cake between gelatinous ... mousse? that only tasted very slightly of cherries. Happily, the excellent waitress exchanged it for coffee cake, which turned out to be the same style! Two wafer-thin slices of (very dry) cake with layers of very gelatinous filling.

On the plus side, the "Gin Haven" cocktail was delicious, and as mentioned, the service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! And chicken under a brick is unreal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! Wished we were able to sit on the patio, indoor dining was a bit dark

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JustMe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I was there with 4 other friends for karaoke which is advertised as starting at 10pm. A little after 11pm, the waiter came to our table and told us it wouldn’t start until 11:30 because the KJ was running late. By 11:50pm, he was still not there. We left very disappointed.

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vipChamy
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It's not the food but the untrained wait staff can really dampen the good experience of the food. 15 min to take an order is tough and another 20 min for food is long. This place has been a favorite but staff need training as the ramp up.

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vipDrewprescott
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner out on the patio. Good food, good music and great service from Alex 👍🏼👍🏼

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vipTamikaR
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was prompt and the atmosphere was nice proud to support local resturants.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always great!

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vipDV8R
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous as always! the chicken enchiladas on the dine out menu were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved here good time

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vipCatharineS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good- chicken sandwich was really great. Drinks were delicious- good beer selection and tons of cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to restaurants. It never fails us.

FAQs

dbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 265-4490.

dbar is rated 4.7 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.