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About dbar

Open 7 days a week, 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.)

1236 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
M, W, TH: 5:00pm - 12:00am / T, F, S: 5:00pm - 2:00am / SU: 11:00am - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 265-4490

Website:
http://www.dbarboston.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.

Public Transit:
Savin Hill // Red Line

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Fridays and Saturdays: DJ's and dancing after dinner.

Show Tune Tuesdays every Tuesday 9pm-2am with VJ Rompy.

iThursdays!, every Thursday, bring your iPod or iPhone and you be the DJ.

dbar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2013

One of the best places in Boston to eat. Always a must on my list during restaurant week and a definite go to when friends as me for a great place not downtown. Staff and friendly and accommodating. The cocktails are innovative and not over priced. Dbar is never a disappointment!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2013

I am hesitant to recommend only because I do not want this gem to be discovered by everyone in Dorchester thereby decreasing my odds for getting a last-minute reservation on a Friday or Saturday! This place was awesome all around. Great patio seating with plenty of space and unexpected privacy from Dorchester Ave. We had pork tacos for an app and the brick chicken for dinner. I cannot say enough good things about that chicken! Chicken at a restaurant? Suspect ordering I know. All I can say is, order it once and you may never order anything else on the menu again! Service was a bit slow but otherwise we had a wonderful dining experience. Will be back regularly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2013

Always amazing! Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2013

Food, service and menu were very good

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2013

Dbar is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. I have never had anything but a great dining experience there. The food is creative and delicious, the staff are so friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2013

Went yet again for a great dinner.. We shared the calamari. Which was perfect. I had the crispy duck, excellent and my friend had the salmon, fantastic. We had drinks and dessert. Everything was delicious. The place was busy. The waiter was attentive. I can't wait to go back.. again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2013

Everything was above my expectations. We were seated straight away and the waitress promptly took our drink order. Her timing was perfect the whole way through the meal with the exception of a little mix up at dessert which was sorted by a manager before some of our party even realized . The food was delicious , clean plates all around . I would highly recommended Dbar .

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2013

My fiance and I started off with a couple of really delicious cocktails - I had the orange jalapeño margarita, which had a crucial rim of salt and orange zest to cool off the kick of the jalapeño tequila.

I had the pear and bleu cheese salad and the pappardelle pasta, and he had a slightly more robust pork belly and duck confit. We both enjoyed our meals, but Dbar's kitchen needs to think simpler. My pasta was well made, but redundant ingredients (peas, fava beans, AND asparagus?) muddled the dish. The duck confit was dry. I do have to say that all the vegetables were fresh - Dbar's famous rooftop garden is legit. Our waiter was a ghost - he never even said his name, and took our plates without a word.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2013

I dine out a number of times a week. I love good food!! I also love to eat out. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or fourth meal I seek out the best dinning experiences. I am absolutely discerning. All aspects of my dinning experience have to just so for me to be impressed. Many restaurants come close but to my disappointment, no cigar. The dbar is one of the few restaurants that have exceeded my expectations. I have been there for brunch as well as dinner, with my girlfriends and with my husband and kids. Every visit has left me pleased with the service, the food, the drinks, and the ambiance! The only complaint I have is that they aren't open for lunch. I recommend dinning on the patio in the evening. It's lovely!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2013

This was not by any means our first visit to dbar and, as always, it didn't disappoint even in the hectic period of "Restaurant Week".
Culinary standards have always been high and yet I feel that it doesn't receive enough credit as a destination restaurant, because it's always listed under "bars".
May they continue to thrive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2013

Three of us had a very nice dinner at dbar on Friday night. Our food was uniformaly excellent in taste and appearance, and the service was professional and pleasant. The drinks were also interesting and first rate. We sat outside on a delightful patio. There is a restaurant parking lot right next to the front door. We will definitely be coming back here!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2013

It was a perfect spot; the suggested food was excellent; the waiter never interrupted or over solicited. A group of five women all gave "thumbs up". Highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2013

One of the best outdoor patios in the city. Chris Coombs and his team are the best.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2013

In honestly there was nothing terribly wrong with anything. Service was a little slow, that was due to the kitchen, and they could not find the awful bottle of wine we ordered (rose, it think a rioja if I recall correctly) but not our server. I don't know what the delay was in the kitchen as the place was not overly busy. I was also disappointed that they had reduced their menu due to Restaurant Week. They hadn't really added anything new either. I was looking forward to the striped bass which was a casualty of RW. I got the Bolognese instead. It was good but very, very rich. I think they used cream in it instead of milk. Whatever it was a bit too much, heavy and rich.

I think it was just an off night and usually the food is terrific.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2013

Great Place - for Restaurant week the menu is fantastic! Its a great place for Brunch with great Bloody Mary's :-)

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2013

Every meal we've had at dbar has been amazing. Our most recent experience did not disappoint. The corn & crab soup was silky smooth and flavorful, the ceviche was tasty and fresh, the duck confit was succulent, the summer cod was a delightful marriage of flavors, and the creme brulee delightful as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2013

Drinks have shrunk like all Boston drinks. At least they still use a good size glass.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We really love the food we've had at Dbar because the flavors are fresh and really great. Our second trip, we had the same wait staff as in the past and they remembered I ordered a special desert for my husband. It was so thoughtful and the bread pudding was the best I've ever had. It wasn't mushy or soggy but custardy and smooth. We were in heaven. Also just tried the Sangria and it was just very very good. We are planning on trying one of the wine dinners Dbar offers and now that we have found you, we will be seeing you quite often. Thank you Dbar for being my neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2013

Great food, service and atmosphere.

Thanks again!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2013

The food here is always really consistent. Had a tomato caprese salad with rooftop tomatoes that was outstanding. For the entree, I had a sirloin with potato croquettes and string beans, simple, but really well executed. Dining companion had lemon glazed scallops (which I tasted) that were also amazing. White wine and tequila Sangria was excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2013

Awesome food - great atmosphere - super attentive - My favorite!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2013

Always a great place for food, drink and wine.
Service always with a smile.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2013

Girls night out and we sat on the back terrace on a warm evening. We wanted and got a relaxed wonderful meal starting with cocktails from their fun mixed menu, appetizers, entrees and dessert. Delighted to find duck on the menu and was not disappointed. We also never felt rushed by the staff to turn the table. I have had the pleasure here before but dbar was new to my friends and they will definitely be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2013

From beginning to end this was a great dinning experience. Scott couldn't have been nicer or more attentive and as always the good was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2013

I have eaten at DBar several time and have always had amazing food!!!!! Love it there!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2013

while my dish was disappointing ib flavor my dining companions loved their dishes.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 27, 2013

Creative, thoughtful just great food! Never ever bad meal with great drinks and desert

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2013

Always enjoy going to dbar. Staff is great! Food is good and they have "fab" sangria (red is my favorite). They have their own roof deck garden and so much is offered on the menu are fresh and great! Great spot!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2013

We celebrated my best friend's 50th bday at Dbar on Saturday. There were seven of us and everyone loved the food and drinks.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2013

We brought our friend here for a birthday dinner with plans to go on from there. The food was great, fresh tuna ceviche, great burgers and locavores would love that many of the salad elements are grown right on the roof. The atmosphere was so much fun we ended up spending the night. After dinner the screens came down and played some great eighties videos. Dancing was an option there as well!

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 17, 2013

My wife and I plus two friends had dinner at D BAR on Tuesday...it was so good that we are planning to return on Saturday.
Two people had the scallops and the other two had the the bass special...the food was excellent, as good if not better than many intown restaurants..The wait staff was very helpful and efficient. We can't wait to go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2013

Took my husband to dbar for his birthday. We enjoyed everything about this restaurant the service, the food, the ambience. It was great. I highly recommend the Tuna Ceviche for apps fresh and delicious. The Chicken Under the brick was divine. My husband got the duck confit, very juicy and enjoyable. For drinks we had The saint and Rasberry Lime Ricky..... all great !!!!!!....... I'll definitely be back soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2013

This was my second time to this restaurant and it was excellent AGAIN!! The food is as good as any long established, high-end downtown restaurant. The servers are clearly very experienced and extremely helpful. Sat outside on the pleasant patio on my first visit, but it was raining this time, so we were indoors. The inside has a pub feel. Very comfortable.
All of our entrees were excellent. The cocktails were very special too. Try the Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz. Yummy. Looking forward to returning on a Tuesday night for Broadway Showtunes!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2013

Nice selection of omlettes and sandwiches. Good selection of cocktails and wine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2013

My friends met up at 11am on a Sunday - we ate outside and it was quiet and lovely. We were not rushed out after the bill came, so we were able to have a nice visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at great the food was and the cocktails are excellent!
We went there for bachelorette group and the waiter was super sweet and attentive!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2013

Still use high ball glasses for on the rocks rather than the ever shrinking ones in the South End and Back Bay.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2013

Last minute brunch find with friends from out of town. Pass dbar all the time, never dined there. Will definitely go again. Waiter was perfect for our group of 5. Without being overbearing, but attentive at the same time, laughed with us. Had a great time.
Relaxed atmosphere - if you're thinking about going to dbar, don't think just go. Food was great/tasty mimosas were great

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Another excellent dining experience at dbar. There are few dining destinations in Boston that can equal sitting on the patio and enjoying the cuisine from the kitchen @ dbar. Service was professional, courteous and prompt. What more could one ask?

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2013

Very good meal and an even better price. They continue to pump out well prepared meals. I just wish they would change there menu a little more often.

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