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dbar, Dorchester, MA

dbar

4.8
4.8
1375 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.)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • Valentine's Day Four Course $75 Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate your love with a special dinner at dbar. Chef Chris Coombs has designed four delicious courses for $75pp. Wine Pairings are available for $35pp.

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What 1,375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I’ve been a dbar lover for a while but
  2. CM

    ChristopherM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took 2 long time friends that had never been ( what?) anyway …. The chicken under a brick is always amazing! Recent menu changes were very cool. Bith friends for streak tips and said they were soooo tender & delicious! New cocktails were also a hot and yummy! Crème brûlée always good! Service ( John ) efficient, friendly, nice and so attentive and cute! Love love love DBAR!!! 👍🎉😃💋🍸❤️🤪 Chris from Quincy via Dot!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loving the updated menu. Several great new appetizers and entrees
  4. PS

    PhilS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last summer we had a couple of bad meals with mediocre service. So we stopped keeping dbar in our dot ave rotation. We have been to dbar twice this winter and the meals and service have been excellent.
  5. RS

    RobertS

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Been there for New Years Eve before. The energy was not there this time. Not much dancing at midnight. Miss the old days.
  6. s

    sdthrush

    New England

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    what a great evening we had bringing in the new year at dbar. thanks to Chris, Austin and the kitchen staff for making our night a good one
  7. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Our first time we will be back soon! Chris was awesome!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dbar on NYE was fantastic! We had the 4 course meal…rave reviews from all 13 of us. Waiter was not only very cute but super friendly and professional. The staff seemed to be making the most out of working on NYE - saw them all smiling and having fun…a perfect environment for us to celebrate in. Thank you to the entire staff and owners/managers for continuing to create a fabulous atmosphere for the LGBTQA+ community.
  9. S

    Sven

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was cordial and attentive, and everything we ordered was prepared well and tasted great. I cannot believe it has been so long since I last came here.
  10. KD

    KimD

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time, definitely not our last. Our waiter Jake was an absolute Love! A little cold by the door but the curtain isn’t up yet. Food was fantastic, drinks delicious
  11. DT

    DavidT

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been a long time, but they are still just as good. Make a reservation for sure.
  12. G

    Glenn

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait, staff was quite nice
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at dBar, as usual, was very good. All three of us enjoyed our meals. The squash soup appetizer was excellent. I had the salmon entree, it was cooked perfectly, tasty and moist. My friends loved their entrees of steak and chicken respectively. Prices, as everywhere, have gone up. Our three meals before tip came to $233.00. Bread, and the three oil dips used to come with a meal free but now cost $4. Dinner at dBar is now for special occasions instead of a regular visit. We sat at a table across from the entrance door. Every time someone entered or left, a frigid breeze made our table very cold. One of my friends had to put his coat on. There used to be a curtain at the front door to block that cold air. The curtain rod that held up the curtain is still there, but the curtain is not. It should be up again. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and the food was excellent.
  14. M

    Melly

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Excellent waiter.
  15. LC

    LoriC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Meal! Fantastic Service. My wife and I hadn't been to DBar since before covid. We had the salmon, Falafel and Black and Blue Salad. All of them were delicious. and great service. Look forward to going back!
  16. S

    Stephen

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Cody, Austin, and Travis. Great time always.
  17. SB

    SusanB

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love being under cover on a balmy, rainy Friday night in November. The evening could not have been more perfect! LOVE the staff!
  18. BE

    BELinMA

    New England

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I attended the "Southern France" wine dinner. While overall the food was outstanding, the mignonette used on the first course of fresh oysters actually detracted from the dish. The Rhone wines which accompanied the meal were unknown to me and thus were an opportunity to taste something new. Still crushin' it dbar! Keep up the great work.
  19. G

    Gabby

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dbar is amazing spot for a great meal and a great time.
  20. LR

    LizR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio is lovely, covered and warm. The service was charming and responsive. The food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back
  21. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Probably the worst restaurant experience I have had in a long time. Our server was completely missing in action and clearly did not want to wait on one more table before closing. Didn't know the wines, didn't refresh the water, and messed up the order. Half food arrived 5 minutes before the rest of the order with no explanation. The blasted the music at 9:30 to get patrons to leave and didn't offer dessert.
  22. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This will be my new GO TO. The staff were exceptionally helpful, attentive and friendly. The food was phenomenal. LOVED IT
  23. w

    wwkdt

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Good food, fair service, cool atmosphere. I'd go again.
  24. S

    Shack2053

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party times are great at DBar. Get a big group of friends together for music, dinner and drinks!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing. The drinks were good. The food was okay.
  26. BT

    BosTX

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal and wine pairings were excellent. Sommelier was very informative.
  27. M

    Michael

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic wine dinner - loved all the pairings! Great value for the food and wine choices.
  28. DH

    DavidH

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bartender Johnny went out of his way to provide great service. Dinner was great & would have gotten 5 stars but the cod cakes were a little too salty.
  29. OH

    OliviaH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with a large group on a Friday night and we had the best time. Didn’t realize it was karaoke night and we were all sooooo pumped.
  30. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue friendly staff great food and lively crowd a wonderful way to finish our evening
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. MA

    MAVGC

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 1375 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 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for dbar

1236 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    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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