dbar

4.3
78 reviews
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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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S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Lovely servers!
So many small children!!!!!!

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SR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The worst Cobb salad ever...packaged turkey luncheon meat no Avacado or blue cheese to speak of,
Iceberg lettuce, greasy bacon. Just terrible.
Took my mom for a nice lunch, both very disappointed.

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DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Attentive service

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CE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! Had a lovely time...only thought was that the mimosas were a tad bit overpriced.

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HG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall, our lunch was excellent. My colleague and I both started off with a caesar salad, a glass of Chablis followed by Gnocchi for her (she said was delicious), and the Flat Iron Steak for me which was, sadly, disappointing. The meat was tough and had grizzle - I did not finish my meal. For $39.00, I expected the meat to be tender and sans grizzle. Sad but true. I would not recommend the steak.

We finished the meal with coffee and creme brulee which was delicious.

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s
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The tomato soup of the day and grilled cheese sandwich was perfectly executed comfort food on a grey, chilly day.

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FC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always s winner

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D
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The prices on their menu were 30% higher than the prices on the Open Table menu. Manager said OT menu was two years old. I felt that was a lousy excuse, someone should have known.
Will most likely not return.

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GV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I ordered the charcutterie platter. The meat selections were mediocre in quality and quanity. The dish was grossly overpriced.

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W
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Been dbar couple times for drink or dinner, always find their foods are good. We tried cobb salad, lobster roll, and crispy lamb ribs. The cobb salad is ok but I think it's a bit overpriced. For the lobster roll, it's full of lobster meat and the sauce is very good. And I like that they toast the bread a bit. As for the crispy lamb ribs, it's tender inside and crispy outside, a very nice balance.
Unfortunately, the service need some improvement. As the waiter drop fork and knife twice, and not attentive enough in general. Which is pretty surprising as it's from Four Season and under Boulud's name.

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SG
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although we live nearby, this was our first time here. Went at an “odd”/non typical time for the venue (sun mid afternoon)), but had a good time. Service was excellent....friendly, witty, efficient and better yet, non pretentious. Food was all good, and drinks were the same. Not exactly a budget minded place, but above average value for an expensive area. Would repeat.

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BM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They shouldn’t seat people at those really low chairs and tables

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Jessie , our main server was amazing, but she had absolutely no back up. A fun lunch but both food and service were very inconsistent equally wonderful and very disappointing

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AA
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were able to accommodate my GF grilled cheese sandwich craving (that wasn’t on the menu) good customer service and liked the special touch of addicting a cookie to my hot tea order.

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S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, one of the nicest place for lunch in Toronto

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Was good but the turkey used is the deli turkey and this high end restaurant should be fresh carved turkey. Or use chicken...

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S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the restaurant. It is Kid-friendly. The food was delicious & the servers were very friendly. We all had great time. I recommended it for my friends.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Far too much noise. DJ at top level, I couldn't have a conversation with a friend. And that was the reason I choose the DBar. Last week, on a Thursday, I met a 93 year old friend for lunch du- we could hear ourselves speak!

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MF
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

NY Chef brings consistency and quality to Toronto. A consistent go-to for our family.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch to celebrate my 93 year old friend's order of Canada. Nothing about parking on your review sheet. It was excellent- coming and going was made so easy.

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MF
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A frequent spot for our family. Great service and usually consistent food. The one issue this time was that daughter order the Yankee burger and the server specifically asked us how she wanted it which was "medium" and it came charred - so well done.

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing. Our waiter/kitchen made a mistake with my meal and they acknowledged it right away. They were very apologetic which was not necessary. The experience was really great and I would definitely recommend dbar.

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SL
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service and room are lovely. However, the last 2 visits were less than memorable. There are too many other good spots in the area to think about returning to dBar.

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OT
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Wow! Really off their game. I eat at dbar at least once a week. And usually it's terrific. I made reservations long ago for today as it was NY day and I was inviting people who had never been.
We were given a horrible table in the pass thru...when I complained o was told there were so many walk ins...and they got the better comfortable tables as they were earlier and stayed longer than they thought!!! We were sat at 130. Our orders were not taken until 210! The food however was outstanding

There was a DJ playing music..it was techno contemporary music...however the average age was well over 60. Total disconnect to the customer and brand

My friend and I came back on the evening after our outing and sat at the bar. And sat..... it was the most amazing thing to watch people do all they could NOT to make eye contact!!! And no...not busy at the bar. A bartender stood directly in front f me with no acknowledgement whilst she counted the money out of small metal box.
Finally she finished all her tasks and asked us what we wanted.

She brought one drink...:totally forgot the other. Then a bunch of managers were behind the bar as the ticketing system seemed too have an issue
Again...no less than 10 minutes go by.... no eye contact with anyone....all of us at the bar now have bets going on who will lift their head first ...and how long it will take One poor new guy looks up rather confused to inquire if we needed something....the second drink came...

The place was a total wreck..:the bathrooms were out of all supplies.. just horrible for the level of a Four Seasons. And for the prices.....

Average age tonight was 35..:that is when the show should have been playing

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience was lovely. There were 4 of us and we shared a few appetizers. The food was lovely and we had an assortment of tastes. Loved the atmosphere and e service was great. Would highly recommend.

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LU
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service and food

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n
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top tunes with a guest DJ, great paced service with a warm smile. Our food was just right, some portions look a little skimpy. I had the Christmas Day special, scallops and risotto.

Atmosphere and service what you expect from Yorkville and the four-seasons, we will be back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was ok and it was overly priced.

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t
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

delicious food and very good and attentive service! nice ambience and quiet setting!

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S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , very enjoyable place to have Saturday lunch

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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was nice but not as good as the former Studio Cafe. Chairs are too big for most women and uncomfortable.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Had the $32 lobster salad. Appreciate lobster is expensive but there were only about 4 pieces of boston bibb lettuce, and it was very boring. Was still hungry afterward and had to ask for bread.
Sat on patio and it was pleasant.

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SF
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

THE STAFF IS EXCELLENT. THAT IS THE KEY FACTOR.MANAGERS ARE ON TOP OF THE EXPERIENCE

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ND
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a good experience. The portion size was pretty small considering I was pretty hungry.

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d
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lunch meeting there. Was a great experience as usual. Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family's go-to neighbourhood place for a good, quick meal with great service!

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SI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The servers were attentive and very thoughtful. The portions were way too small except for the burgers. Wine and cocktails were excellent. Presentation was attractive but taste underwhelming.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was wonderful! She was very kind and helpful with the whole menu, asked us if we would like more wine when our glasses got low, water was refilled in moments. The lamb almost made me cry for how wonderful it was. The chef did an amazing job with it! I would go back in a second

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NW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointed by ambiance

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