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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Take your loved one to the place you love. dbar is celebrating Valentine's Day with a 4 course menu for $69 per person. Available with wine pairings for $99. This is the only menu available for Valentine's Day Dinner.

dbar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
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Cozy (5)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Excellent food and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Warm, inviting atmosphere. Friendly crowd. Our waiter was pleasant and well-informed as to menu items.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Our first night living in our new neighborhood. What a great place! So excited to make this place a regular

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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great Wine Dinner! Always great food, great service and excellent wine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great place for brunch

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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Been coming here 10 years and is easily still the best tasting food and drinks in Boston.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

My wife and I went to dinner here for the first time last night. The food and drinks were excellent! We highly recommend the Beef Carpacio. We shared the seared Scallops and they were amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentines Day with my boyfriend. Loved all of it - great crowd, excellent food, service. We were late for our reservation due to traffic but that was no problem for a very nice host. We enjoyed a perfect night. I love this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Healthy, People Watching, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was my first choice for Valentine Day dinner with my partner. We had a wonderful meal off their pre-fix menu. The services was excellent and the meal was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Dbar used to be one of my favorite places and u haven't been in about two years so I was excited to book a reservation here. The food was not as good as it used to be it was pretty disappointing. Our waiter Julian was great when he noticed our food delivered to another table he didn't let on that he was displeased (I could see it on his face ad he walked to the person that made the mistake then to the kitchen to correct it). The Sangria was just as amazing as its always been and the atmosphere just as amazing. The food was the only bad experience we had.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Wine dinner is excellent! Great value for excellent food, wine and always great service.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Not sure what is going with the service there these days. Took the waiter 10 minutes to take our drink order, then forgot to bring bread to the table. We had to flag down anther waiter who also seemed exasperated with our waiter,

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The Beef Bourguignon Was amazing and my partner's gnocchi special was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Very pleasant evening - enjoyed the scene, food was outstanding and the service excellent. Hung out at the bar for a while after dinner and we both had fun - people were friendly and chatty. Love this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was spectacular. Service was prompt and attentive. Would definatley recommend this place to friends. Atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. We are surely coming back!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

I've been here many, many times and have never been disappointed. The food is very good, with some items being much better than others. On this particular visit I had a pasta and sausage dish which wasn't really memorable, but I also had a mussel appetizer that was excellent. There was a recommendation for a locally produced Malbec which was amazing. The service is always good here, and that alone makes it worth the visit. I will be back again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Overall a good experience. First time for my birthday!

Unfortunately, one of my friends got sick from one of the dishes.

Service was moderate and friendly.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Superb customer service. The perfect menu size with creative delightful spirits and mixings to accompany Chef's exquisite creations. Welcoming ambiance with the right attitude and decor. I've been at DBAR in each season and one addition summer season that I enjoy very much with friends and new friends is during he summer time in their open Patio for dining al Fresco. Any season DBAR offers what we seek when going on a date for quiet nice dinner or for a drink (or two) anytime year-round. The best team staff and rocking sickening good music to dance the night away. I absolutely love it and I feel lucky that in our Dorchester we have a classy well run restaurant/bar/brunch weekend option/dance club all wrapped around in excellence in service and high quality cuisine. You'll love it! - Alfredo Hernández Chávez

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Fantastic food, great drinks!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Terrific experience as always - really friendly staff, great drinks, delicious food

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

i like it here a lot. on this particular visit, the server was too fast, looking for a drink order two seconds after we were seated, and asking how the food was before we had a bite. the heat was too high, and we were roasting. the food was very good but the servings have shrunk....the wine/cava was reduced in quantity, and the chicken under a brick shrunk. still would recommend. next time better improve.....

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Too much great for one place. and you will pay for it. worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great food & drinks~

Duck confit was delicious

Great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Wine pairing dinner. Was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Always a great experience. Good food, great staff, excellent atmosphere.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Fabulous foodie restaurant with cocktails to match. Very accommodating staff and kitchen. Great music and surprisingly family friendly. Easy parking makes this a true winner.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2016

The food at DBar is always really wonderful, paired with fun cocktails and a very good wine selection. This evening was no exception: Yum!

The service is usually excellent, but it must have been a bad night or a new server or both. She was remarkably unattentive. She was the only server on, but it was a Monday night and the place was almost empty.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Sunday Brunch: Toast was hard, but everything else was great!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We went for Brunch for the first time (even though we live in the neighborhood!). Our server, Yuri, was fantastic. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We arrived a few mins before dinner service. We were seated right away. Everyone was very friendly, food was excellent and the drinks were tasty. We'll be back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Dbar excels in providing upscale dining without the pretentious attitude / atmosphere. The food is always good, the servers always friendly. They have rotations seasonal specials that are worth a try each time. I come here often and will continue to do so.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Always a delight, it has been some time since I've had the privilege of being at dbar, and I was not disappointed. Great food, good service, and great atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Always great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

What a great restaurant! Great crowd too! Food was delicious and well presented, service was top notch. Rob our server was greasous, attentive and friendly. A little out of the way from Boston proper but worth the trip. After dinner service the place is transfomed into a club! Great fun!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Our dinners were delicious and the food was first-rate. I'd recommend the mussels (appetizer) and the gnocchi (main) Excellent value for such high quality. Our waiter Chris was very helpful.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Fabulous as always. We are there often and are never disappointed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I've never been disappointed with the food at dbar. I always meet new people. Its great to have a dj and be able to dance or just enjoy the music after a great dinner. Servers and hosts were very friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Consistently good. Can always count on delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere. Great neighborhood place with downtown quality and service. Our go to when we can't make up our minds!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I love dbar. We usually eat at the bar, but this time went with friends and ate in the dining room. While crowded and lively, we could still have a conversation. The food is always wonderful, and a great deal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Great food and experience. However the service and food took a while

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