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dbar

4.7
736 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
M, W, TH: 5:00pm - 12:00am / T, F, S: 5:00pm - 2:00am / SU: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(617) 265-4490
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Coombs
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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.
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Private party contact
Brian: (617) 265-4490
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.
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Public transit
Savin Hill // Red Line
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 736 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I loved my time there I was able to see an old friend of mine who works there... the food was amazing my drinks were great. My friends and I really had a great time. We will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

How was DBar you ask....AMAZING as usual. We are regulars!!! We never go out for Valentine's Day but used the day to have a dinner date mid-week. The special V-Day menu was out of this world and at $69 per person with 4 courses felt like we were stealing. The staff is awesome and the patrons are great. 5 stars in our eyes and I'm sure others.

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vipBurgersnots (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Most recent trip to Dbar was a last minute choice after a 6:40 movie in Boston. Pleased to grab a 9:45 reservation from the mobile app, on a Saturday night. The place was full and jumping, bar filled with energy, but we were easily and immediately seated at a corner table. Great, genuinely friendly, attentive service. We were happy to see the infamous Bolognese still on the menu, and it (and the burger) did not disappoint. Finished eating on the cusp of the changeover to dance bar so enjoyed some pumped up volume and people watching for dessert. Never had a bad experience here and always wonder why I don't come back sooner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We went early so it was dark and quiet. With available parking, good food and good service it was worth it for about $35/person (apps, dinner, and no drinks)

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vipNewGarden (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, service, portions.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We love dbar! The employees are always so helpful and friendly. Thank you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

D-bar is always a great spot. The menu never disappoints and the wait staff and bartenders are friendly and extremely attentive. Brick Chicken is my all time favorite.

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vipREPBoston (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

How does this restaurant stay in business? Poorly made cocktails, chicken (under a brick) with the texture of rubber. A Baked Alaska with the lingering taste of butane. Mind numbingly incompetent staff who think their above average looks compensate for a poor performance. Bottom line. You’ll have a better meal at Olive Garden for half the price with better service.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I’ve worked in the food and beverage industry and was thoroughly impressed with Jeff our waiter... not to mention the food is the best south of the city

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bostonsuzette (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We have been faithful fans of Dbar, and they never disappoint. Destination pork chops with spaezle, red cabbage and homemade sausage. Wow!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Certainly not a bad place, but the experience of dining could have been better.

After making a reservation on Opentable for 8:45 (there were open slots listed to 9PM) we arrived and were greeted immediately upon entering with, "Hi guys. Just want to let you know the kitchen closes in 10 minutes".
No pressure there.

We ordered a few of the small plates to share which arrived in rapid succession. Some even earlier than the bottle of wine we ordered. Nothing was bad, just to be clear.
But, when food arrives within 3 minutes of being ordered, its been sitting on the ready.

2 of the items shared a sauce (exactly the same) and the same flavor, even though they were "different". Another of the items, Vietnamese fries, was really nothing but a stack of not-crispy French fries, with sriacha and sliced red peppers. There wasn't a noticeable flavor - just unnecessary heat.

The restaurant was a staple of my dining days when I lived in Boston. After moving away 8 years ago and then visiting this last weekend, I was disappointed to find that dBar hasn't changed very much. It maintained a status quo that makes it seem dated, tired, and out of fashion from the rest of the Boston restaurant scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and drinks. Service was excellent. We had to wait a little while for our table since it was crowded, so our server brought us 2 glasses of complimentary champagne on the house for our inconvenience. Great customer service, most restaurants could care less. We have been here a few times now and will continue to come back!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

First time eating at this establishment. Everything was perfect from the service to the food and drink. I would highly recommend the DBar and look forward to my next visit!

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Chamy (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We wanted to enjoy the warming trend and have a predictably good meal and we got that at DBar. I think we always enjoy some favorites like Chicken under a brick or the Taco appetizers. What I enjoy the most of Chef and this restaurant is the consistency and the ability to change with the seasons. My husband had the cod that was so filling and delicate and I had the sausage and pasta. For my meal you could taste the fennel and layers of flavors. For my husband's meal, the cod was pan seared, and flavorful. We saved room for the green apple tart and it was so good, I wish I hadn't shared it so I could have more for myself. DBar is true neighborhood gem and we hope to keep it that way. We love going there and trying something new and different every time, knowing that it will be a good food experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I was there with my brothers and sisters for a birthday party (12 of us). We had a great time. They were extremely accommodating and so friendly and nice! The food was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

As usual it was fantastic! The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing, and the staff were awesome!

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assplayman (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Not my first Rodeo at dbar. I always enjoy myself there. Really good food, excellent service, knowledgeable staff, decent value. Certainly helps that it is very close to where I live. Great having them in Dorchester.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Me and my husband eat here about 1x per week. The food is great, the drinks are fab and the staff is amazing. It gets pretty loud so if you are looking for a place to talk and cant project your voice you may get frustrated. After tasting the food it will be worth it!!

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Melly (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I am a local who just love the atmosphere, food and cocktails. I have been there many times and will continue going.

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Steve (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Dbar never disappoints. The food is spectacular and the service is always top notch

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