dbar

4.7
928 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.)
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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best every day dinner. Great food and people. Always terrific

AJ
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for 3 at this Lil Gem!
Attention from door to table was spot on with just the right amount of interruptions during service without being overbearing. Ambiance was moderate yet lively although if you have sensitive ears as I do (the acoustics are in full force) you'll soon get over it with a few delicious cocktails. Very casual atmosphere which plays to couples of both sides and gender friendly restrooms.

Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho = 7 of 10 (refreshing, but needed just a small bite for the summer bowl.)
Spicy Shrimp Linguine = 9 of 10 (Spice was just right, and lingers as well. LOVED IT!!!)
Virgin Island-Almond sponge cake = 6 of 10 (loved the cake...tart-passion sorbet will kill the palate if you've drank red wine, and the paired wine is a bit too sweet...opt for another wine, or sparkling instead.)

L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out for brunch and the staff was awesome as well as the food. The mimosa martini is to die for.

d
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at dbar, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Just found out it's affiliated with Deuxave which also has great food. Dbar is more low key but still wonderful food. Everyone was very helpful in choosing the food & wine. I'll definitely go back next time in Boston.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dbar never disappoints. We had a fabulous night with amazing food and fabulous service. Dorchester is so lucky to have this gem in our backyard.

SL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both wonderful.
The outdoor setting was very pretty.

M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go there a few times a year. Always excellent!

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food,drinks and service. Dining outside was wonderful.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and food was great too!

L
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on the outdoor patio this past Saturday evening. The area was spotless and framed by gorgeous flowers and bistro lights. We were a party of three, and started with the “Arancheesy” balls as an appetizer. My daughter had the salmon, which was delicious, my husband had the pork chop entree which was huge and cooked to perfection. I finished it off with the Crispy Pan Seared Cod, very flavorful and perfectly cooked. As always my cocktail was delicious ( Orange Blossom Cosmo). Our server Seán was knowledgeable and efficient, excellent service. DBar never disappoints!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Not my first time here and certainly not my last!

PO
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Dinner was delicious. Our server seemed annoyed and there was NO ac. Ugh too warm to enjoy dinner and typically we sit back and drinks but literally too hot inside without AC and our server was a grump.

Disappointed.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, have been going for years and I am never disappointed.

m
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Always. We've never had less than a terrific meal with wonderful service each time

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dbar always punches above its weight class. The food is on par with some of the best in any Boston neighborhood and at a great value. Service is casual but professional and matches the atmosphere. We ordered the salmon and cod; they were both cooked and seasoned perfectly. We sat on the patio which has a more intimate atmosphere than indoors and it was a perfect night to dine al fresco. I love taking people who have never been for dinner and they’re always impressed and want to come back. Looking forward to coming again soon!

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and super friendly staff. It was a little noisy inside but we usually sit out on the patio when weather permits - so lovely!

HD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and patio fabulous.
Dessert very mediocre. Not worth the calories. All the other food excellent

V
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff and enjoyable entertainment.

TL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food and service. Waiter was very attentive and helpful.

TE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There was some confusion about who our server was so we waited quite some time before anyone came over. The server who helped us did make up for it in the end.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful night for dining outdoors. The garden sights and sounds transported us to another place, making us forget we were on a main drag in Boston. The staff was awesome and very accommodating. Only the food surpassed the help!

AL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DBar was Perfect as per usual! No complaints they did run out of cod this visit but had a VERY tasty alternative that I actually liked better ;-)

JD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been here for a while however was again it was a wonderful dining experience. I think this has become my favorite restaurant.

T
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

When I arrived you reservation could not be found. (I had booked a reservation through Open Table) Luckily I had a copy of my reservation on Open Table, so After a few minutes the hostess was able to seat us. Just wondering what caused this to happen. The food and the server were great. The evening turned out to be great.

MA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food here was absolutely fantastic. The ceviche is to die for! Looking forward to coming back!

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a date night, Dbar caters a fun and energetic crowd. The food is top notch and never disappoints. While catering to a LGBT clientele with its nightclub and cute male waiters, everyone can feel welcome at Dbar. Living nearby, it's probably my favorite restaurant in Boston and I'm a frequent diner. Make sure you check out the drink list and the specials. They won't disappoint!

AM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dbar for brunch yesterday. Food was fantastic. Service was very attentive and friendly. Drink were great, too. Can't wait to go back!

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We had 7 guests, the place wasn’t busy. Our server may have just been having a bad night. She kept forgetting drinks. Bringing the wrong ones. And, left us unattended for long periods over the course of the night.
The rest of the staff was great though. And, the food was terrific.

OT
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

bad food, too loud, awful experience, you figure a restaurant that is owned by the same guy who owns/runs the most amazing Boston restaurant ‚ Deuxave‘, would be able to offer equally delicious high quality foods, at a lower price. wrong! great disappointment. went there once during the week years ago, the Bolognese was good. that‘s about it

m
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great dinner and wonderful service

k
New England
107 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for dinner on a Friday night. I ordered the chicken under a brick. I liked that I was able to substitute Brussel sprouts for the mashed potatoes. My husband got the burger and said it was very good. Our drinks were well made and our server Jeff was excellent! Will be back and maybe try brunch next time.

EO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food was excellent. Service is the best in the city in my book. Attentive, on time well mannered server. We go because of that service. 😁

KL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing and loved the space! Next time I'm in the area I'll definitely be coming back

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food super friendly service

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Good burgers and salad. Excellent drinks by Julian and great service by Sharon. Fun show tunes Tuesday. Party of 10, excellent coordination on drinks, apps, dinner and desert. Vietnamese fries mmm. Definitely will be back. Fun night.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with excellent service. Been coming here for years.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was delicious! I love it!

LC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to dbar a number of times and it never disappoints! The food and drinks were great, they had a special 3-course meal and it was wonderful. The food and drink pairings were very nice. Because we were there late on a Friday night for dinner it transitioned into the usual Friday karaoke which was super fun as well.

SJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre, so probably not for food. I came in on “Dine In” night, out of everything I had the soup was pretty good. I would recommend D-Bar for a drink for after work, for the environment etc...

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