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dbar, Dorchester, MA

dbar

4.7
4.7
1345 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.)

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 265-4490

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Coombs

  • Private party facilities

    dbar can be booked for many different types of events.•Sit down dinners, up to 60 people•Cocktail parties, up to 180 people.•Large scale club events with DJs and dancing from dbar’s amazing sound and lighting system, also up to 180 people.

  • Private party contact

    Brian: (617) 265-4490

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Parking details

    Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Savin Hill // Red Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • dbar Wine Dinner Series - Pacific Northwest

    $75.00 per person

    Oct 5, 2022 only
    Join us for our Wine Dinner Series! We are featuring 4 beautiful Oregon / Washingtot wines paired with 3 courses designed by Chef Chris Coombs. Our guest speaker Tracy Burgis will be on site to talk about these delicious wines and the Northwest wine country that produces some great wines!

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What 1,345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to dbar for dinner and the food was delicious. They also have a large selection of drinks and a nice patio section.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was super fun to get out and enjoy the nice weather on the back patio! The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My waiter was friendly and the service was impeccable. The outdoor dining is fun and comfortable.
  4. M

    Michelinmass

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had a nice time, but the food was very salty.
  5. MA

    MAVGC

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us ate in a delightful garden on the side. It was as quiet and very relaxing. Our waiter was very attentive
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good and the waiter timed every course out perfectly
  7. S

    Scottc

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and people and then fun and dancing when it turns into a dance club .. so enjoy
  8. KP

    KrystenP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and service! Was quick and the food was absolutely delicious.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    I’ve been to dbar in the past and had a great experience. This was my first time back in about 4 years. This experience was a let down. The host was friendly and professional, he led us to our table and unfortunately we sat for 20 minutes with no one acknowledging us. I went to the bar to order drinks and see if they could let the server know we had been sat in their section. The Bartender was very polite and apologetic and said she would send someone over right away. I went back to my table with no drinks (bc the server was going to be sent over) and waited another 10 minutes. My husband and I decided to leave quietly and go to a restaurant down the street. I feel like this is probably a one off experience. They have a beautiful patio, a big bar and decent size dining room. I’ve worked in the service industry for years. Everyone was hustling and working hard. Most likely there was a lack in communication or confusion about what servers had which sections. I will definitely give it another try bc everyone can have an “off night”. It was a busy Friday night, I feel that it was a lack of communication that led to our disappointing experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and friendly. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed our evening at Dbar.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had an excellent time attending the
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wedding brunch.
  13. A

    Anonyme

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent outdoor shady setting, friendly and helpful staff! Thank you! (Oh and the food and drinks are great too!)
  14. WK

    WillnKim

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, the ambiance, the food and the craft cocktails were all superb. Dbar never disappoints. I highly recommend this local favorite, unless you take my parking space.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The waiter was excellent! Hope he enjoyed his shirtless club night after
  16. G

    Gastronymous

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! An oasis on Dot Ave! The patio in the back is great. The food is always great and the service is always friendly. The precise are reasonable. This place is great.
  17. M

    Melly

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast great, service and waiter excellent , It is the best and always is
  18. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny is the best
  19. TD

    TomD

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Compared to many other visits over the years the food was massively disappointing. The mussels were gritty and there weren’t very many on the dish. No component of the brisket dinner was good. The meat was over cooked and tough and the macaroni and cheese was flavorless. You could have done better with a box of Kraft. The collard greens were cooked beyond recognition. The chicken under a brick which is a signature meal we’ve had many times also lacked flavor. It’s probably our last trip to this restaurant.
  20. M

    Mo11111111

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Nicely decorated patio. Yummy food.
  21. j

    jamesc

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and cocktails were delicious. The staff was friendly and great for quick but fun bantering haha. I particularly love Friday night karaoke!
  22. M

    Mandy

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went during the week for dinner and sat outside. I'm newer to the neighborhood and so glad I came by. Loved the outdoor space. It's definitely a vibe. Food and service was great. Can't wait to go back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious 🤤 the service was top notch
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first visit to dbar! Drinks and dinner were amazing! And we stayed for karaoke which was so much fun with a mixed crowd of folks! Will definitely be back!
  25. P

    Pepper

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the ambience cheery
  26. JM

    JoeM

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a nice place- food was tasty and plentiful. I had the fish. The menu was a little sparse but agreeable nonetheless. Waitstaff was excellent.
  27. PS

    PhilS

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The chicken wings were way to salty. The service was fair. The poor waitress had too many tables to service. We have been going to dbar for years and it’s the only bad meal we’ve had.
  28. AL

    AshleyL

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    This is was not a normal experience at dbar. In all of my years as a patron, this was the poorest service experience we’ve ever had. If this had been our first time, I know for sure it would have been our last. Since this our favorite restaurant I know we will give it another chance.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio, it was a beautiful evening. Our server Travis was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious as always!
  30. R

    Rick

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The service was too slow!! Food was good!
  31. CL

    ClaraL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love dBar! Service is always excellent and friendly, but not obtrusive or rushed. Food is terrific, and I really enjoyed the new dessert. They make an effort to space incoming customers at seating that is not on top of others, until it gets crowded.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place. Some of the best food in Dorchester!
  33. DK

    DajaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter Trevor was amazing!! He checked on us often to make sure we were all set and to see how we were doing! The food was wonderful and if you want dessert please order the passion fruit tart with Strawberry sorbet! It will change your life!! Thank you DBar
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot say enough good things about this place! Food is always amazing and the waitstaff are always on their A game. We will be coming back as often as we can!
  35. d

    dinner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  36. M

    Megaberry

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    WE really enjoyed our meal here. It is a busy area so I was worried about the noise level especially with outdoor seating but they have truly mastered this. The outdoor seating was amazing! Had heaters (that's Boston in May!) and really used sustainable and resourceful materials in a cool and different way to minimize traffic noise. Amazingly creative! Food was great, there was only one option for a salad during brunch (for me the psycho who needs lettuce at every meal), just wish there were a few other more healthy options. Will definitely come back for dinner.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server, Travis, took great care of us. Thanks!
  38. d

    dotdiner

    Miami

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we enjoyed dBar. We love to eat at the bar. Staff is friendly and the food does not disappoint.
  39. KL

    KL1437

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, food was excellent, great service.
  40. PB

    PamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & efficient service- nice vibe. Easy parking. Will return

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

dbar is rated 4.7 stars by 1345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for dbar

1236 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Savin Hill // Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Coombs

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 265-4490

  • Private party facilities

    dbar can be booked for many different types of events.•Sit down dinners, up to 60 people•Cocktail parties, up to 180 people.•Large scale club events with DJs and dancing from dbar’s amazing sound and lighting system, also up to 180 people.

  • Private party contact

    Brian: (617) 265-4490

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