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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a Four Course Dinner including a Glass of Champagne for only $79 per person. This will be the only menu available this evening

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

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I always get the chicken. Always. Outstanding.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Tout était excellent, wow sur toute la ligne.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here with a group of friends on Sunday for brunch. Food was delicious was the service was wonderful! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had s party of 11 for a birthday celebration. The food and the service were very good. Highly recommend the green and blue salad.!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food here never disappoints, and this weekend was no exception. The seared Cod over fingerling potatoes, sweet cord and bacon lardons was just amazing! The blood orange cosmo -
equally delicious! My date's pork chop with sausage and spaetzle was also fantastic. Really can't go wrong here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always great! Food and drink are amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Pinot Noir pairing dinner. Weak choice for the main course. Dessert was very special. Good and friendly service .

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Girls night out dinner at DBar was great. We all order the Salmon and it was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious brunch and fast service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The salmon with beets was to die for. The food is always wonderful here. Here with my husband to celebrate my sister's birthday. He had sausage pasta, which he said was excellent as well. Chocolate cake dessert was yummy! Highly recommend dBar!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First time to dbar and we loved it! Quick date night while we were in the area. Parking lot was full but grabbed a spot on the street without a problem. Friendly host, accommodated our preference to dine at the bar. Great selection of drinks, my husband let the bartender choose his beer and he loved it. I enjoyed my Reisling. We had the figs stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto, grilled street corn and carnitas tacos. It was so nice to be served by staff who were friendly and seemed happy to work there. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Fun, Cozy, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love this place!! Food and service are excellent!! My go to place!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service. Great music and atmosphere. Enjoyable experience. Wish it were more diverse.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service and food. The menu is not extensive but the few choices are very well done and portions are appropriate. Great atmosphere for singles, couples or a group of friends.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great atmosphere and love the specialty wine pairing nights!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food is great but waitstaff is not nearly attentive enough

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Dbar was excellent as always. The service was top notch and was equaled by the quality of the food and drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very enjoyable
Good food Great staff
Consistently wonderful always

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Thanks for a fantastic night with brilliant music and lovely people! Cheers!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great choice of cocktails, excellent chicken sausage orecchiette pasta

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Upon entering I was greeted and seated quickly. Our server came promptly, greeted us politely and gave great recommendations. Very impressed with our server since he checked up on us often enough to make sure everything was perfect (which it was). Atmosphere was great, and me and my company never felt like we were rushed (to leave), unwanted, or disrespected. The food was also delicious!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We went too early for weeknight dinner. 6:00 on Thur. Only diners there... Everything was great and plentiful. All candles were lit. I just wish there were more people to watch. That's not their fault in any way. Excellent service , seating, greeting and food.
Desert of passion fruit cheesecake was over the top delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Dbar never disappoints. Great cocktails, delicious and creative food, excellent staff. Always fun. Our waiter John, on Monday night 8/7, was attentive and super sweet. GO and make a ressie on busy nights as it's a popular neighborhood spot. Black and white movies, show tune sing-a-longs and dancing after dinner service ends. You will enjoy yourself.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We were there for the Restaurant Week deal.. They had the best cold corn chowder I have ever tasted. $38 and they included a glass of Sangrea.. Great place, get's busy later in the night, very quiet early.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Love this place. Have been going since they opened and have never had a meal there that was less than incredible.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Really loved the ambiance. And for the quality of food and drinks, pretty fair prices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

What a great place with amazing service. Met friends for dinner. We weren't rushed and we were able to converse without screaming. Food was excellent and bartender made great drinks.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The patio in the back is fantastic. Feels far away from busy Dorchester Avenue. The menu is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. We sat outside and it was lovely - the outdoor patio is comfortable and well-appointed - you would never know you were on a busy street in Dorchester!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food and the customer service is very good, I will be going back soon for the third time.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Took my wife here for her Birthday. Food was amazing and the service was exceptional! Great selection of beer, wine & spirits. It was raining so we weren't able to check out the outdoor area.

We look forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

LOVELY AND COMFORTABLE FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH , AMAZING AMBIENCE . THE PLACE JUMPS IN THE EVENINGS. FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING...LOBSTER OMELET WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Cozy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We do a monthly friends get together for a social group here monthly. Dbar always treats us really well! Friday's are karaoke so it gets pretty loud after 10 pm but the food is always good and the staff is always pretty nice and welcoming. Parking is fair.. if you want to park in the lot you have to watch like a hawk for a space lol.. but there is a decent amount of street parking. We enjoy this venue a lot and will continue to book our event there.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fantastic time at dbar! Had brunch for Father's Day and well worth the wait for a large party. Would come back again for ladies brunch or lunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very good food, friendly service, nice spot, and we will return. This is one of the best resturant that never thought eating at but should. Tip top.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

This restaurant features great food that is creatively prepared, with a nice range of vegetarian and meat entrees and starters. The service was outstanding; our waiter noted that this was a birthday celebration for my family, and surprised me with a lovely dessert, with candle and forks for all. With the reminder that the restaurant is in a busy urban neighborhood and on a major thoroughfare, the outside seating area was delightful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I love Dbar! The service is always so friendly and just right. The food is consistently delicious, whether you want a burger or something a bit fancier. The cocktails are fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We love dbar. It is our favorite place for dates and dinner out with friends. We always get great service and a great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2017

I went here with a group of friends to celebrate my 30th birthday and to listen to show tunes. Every part of my experience was perfect. The manager was gracious enough to accommodate an additional person and change the time of my reservation when I called the morning of my dinner. The server Dominic was extremely friendly and attentive and delivered a great experience for me and my guests. He gave some great recommendations and made sure to ask my preferences when I ordered my drinks. The cocktails were creative and delicious. There is something for everyone. The food was incredible and every dish came out looking picture worthy. The dinner plates were cleared in a timely fashion for us to relax and enjoy drinks while the show tunes started to come on. This place really cares about the guest experience and it is clear they put their guests first. I have frequented Dbar prior to this dinner, but finally felt compelled to write something. I don't write many online reviews, but Dbar deserves recognition for the amazing team they have. Please dine there soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Loved the atmosphere, very attractive place to eat. We absolutely loved the mussels, and are still talking about the crab avocado toast. I'll order this whenever I dine here again.
Last but not least, we loved our waiter, John - he was personable, funny and very helpful re: menu.
Can't wait to visit next time I'm in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Healthy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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