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dbar

4.8
1107 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.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1107 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBelgium
New England
77 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

In the past, we always were thrilled when dining out at dBar. Unfortunately this time, it was a disappointment. Was it because this was the first time inside? Everything felt mediocre: ambience, food, even service wasn't as good as it used to be. Don't know what happened.

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sarahm
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

dbar has done an incredible job setting up outside dining - heat lamps, well spaced tables, expanded space.

The menu is smaller than it has been in the past. The service feels sporadic and, hard to say it, masked wait staff just isn't the same friendliness that makes this place amazing. The food was just ok - not the same as it has been previously. Not sure if it is the current challenges or a change in kitchen staff. I hope to go back and continue to support this place -- the neighborhood needs it.

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vipJude
New England
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Food and service is excellent. I hope the outside seating is available all year round. I can’t believe that we didn’t catch our server’s name! He made our night!

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Buddhago
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe with a comfortable, attractive atmosphere (they had heat lamps hanging from above and also standing up). Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe. Cozy. Cool.

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ChristopherT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and our meal was excellent! The outdoor space is clean, safe and really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Even during these pandemic times, they manage to keep some of the funky ambience while making everyone feel safe!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservation which was at 7:30, but wasn’t aware they closed at 8 due to adjustment in business hours due to COVID, so the kitchen was already closed when we arrived, nonetheless they checked with the kitchen and allowed us to seat and order and we had an delicious dinner, which included the swordfish which I would highly recommend! Thank you Dbar!

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tenor1975
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love eating on the patio! Great ambience, and good service! Drinks are fantastic! The bolognese is disappointing! Pasta seemed like the target brand from a box and was undercooked. Could have saved $22 and made it better at home!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time at Dbar. This place never disappoints! The food, drinks, and staff are amazing! Love the new back patio extension. Will be back ASAP :)

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Pupp
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I have always enjoyed my past experiences at dbar, but I would not recommend dbar during Covid. The outside seating consisted of loud music with patrons jumping from table to table. This included some screaming and yelling. This is understandable at a night club, but not for brunch during Covid.

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Jmm3168
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was great as usual. However, it was cold inside due to the patio space open doorway. Perhaps install heavy vertical plastic strips in the doorway?

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DanteM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dBar has created an excellent outdoor dining experience, and as always the food is super.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a night out with friends. We loved the outdoor heaters.

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ToddS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, my fave neighborhood spot. The new menu has good choices, the staff are always the friendliest in town, and the re-vamped patio is really fun and well done with heat lamps.

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RegularCust
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a good experience. I am a regular customer and will remain one.

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vipMarkC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Usually very good - last 2 times not so good - Hoping all will improve
Drinks were good :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love dbar and am a regular. On this experience seasoning across the board was definitely missed. It was the first time every that I felt I needed to ask for salt and pepper. So not typical.

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GaryF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. Day outside in the new outdoor space and enjoyed every minute. Staff knows how to be attentive yet not bothersome!!

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MatthewJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Have frequented DBar for quite some time. Enjoyed the expanded patio dining area.

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seane
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and always consistent with service and food quality.

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vipDaniel
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Caro
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love the new patio updates and the attention to safety guidelines. Felt very comfortable enjoying one of our favorite spots.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service per usual. My first time visiting since they added the outdoor patio and it is just the cutest!!

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ChristopherM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DBAR never disappoints. The Chicken under a brick is amazing, as is the service and cocktails. The new Covid related outdoor space is very cool !!! Thank you Dbar!!!


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Matt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, their outdoor patio is so perfectly done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Fantastic food, impeccable and friendly service and great location. Dbar has it all! Don’t miss!

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Jipper
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Drinks, wine, food and the server really went above and beyond.

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vipKika
New England
62 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good! in my pinion they should add a steak to their menu :)
I had fish and it was great!

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JohnS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anthony, our server, was very attentive and professional! Added greatly to the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dbar has never failed us. We go there 2-3 each month. They’re making the best of COVID by adding heaters for the patio.

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TaniaT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is very spacious and comfortable, food is great, and service was awesome!

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dbar is both a neighborhood place and destination dining. The menu is small but engaging and well executed. Staff successfully walks that fine line of being both friendly and professional. Management should be commended for successfully maneuvering amidst the pandemic and staying Covid-safe but still welcoming. Dorchester locals and the LGBTQ community both feel equally at home at dbar with its trendy/friendly vibe.

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ChristopherT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service plus delicious food!!

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vipGradyG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to dine at dBar again! Same excellent food and service, we'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great from the signature cocktail to the grilled peach and candied pecan kale salad to the pan seared cod on a bed of fresh vegetables and gnocchi. All delicious!

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vipSparky
New England
71 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and comfortable dining experience on their renovated outdoor dining patio. Beautiful and creative environment fitting thier food and service.

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FlorenceR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Arancheesy balls and chicken sandwich. Drinks were excellent. Wish the menu was a little bigger.

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galdos
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Poor vegetarian menu. We’re seated “outside “ but inside a metal container with 3 walls around us and large party (6) next to us. Basically we were “boxed” in a corner with poor air circulation. Not COVID-19 recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date night

FAQs

dbar does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. dbar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 265-4490.

dbar is rated 4.8 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.