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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.

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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (10)
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Great for Brunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Romantic (4)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 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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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·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.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, service, portions.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New England)·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!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·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!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·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!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great local spot.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday so I decided to make a reservation and add a note about bringing over a lil dessert. From the moment we walked in, til after we walked out, Thais place was fantastic! The garlic Bloody Mary was uber garlicky but could’ve used a bit of spice to enhance the flavor but that was honestly our only thought the whole meal. Steak and eggs were superb, as was everything else we ordered! Device was spectacular, warm, friendly and funny. Will definitely be returning. Thanks!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We found the reviews on open table and booked it after an airport pickup. This was a casual contemporary spot with far better food than we would have expected. We never would have stopped otherwise but the review on open table helped us find this gem!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Creative food excellently prepared. It's delicious comfort food. For appetizers we had the sausage plate and shared a confit duck grilled cheese. Super. Mains included a beef bourguignon, beet tagliatelli with crispy beets and buratta ball, pan seared cod, and bricked chicken. I could tell you which was my favorite, I'd eat any of them again.

Service by Johnny was exceptional, even decrumbing the table before the mains. This is a bar in Dorchesta! We were there early on a Sunday evening, clearly they have music some nights so I think you could have a great time there besides the food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Server was friendly and attentive. Food was phenomenal and atmosphere was chillaxing.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Interesting menu with delicious food and great, friendly service. I want to go back and try more things. My husband and I split the kale salad and the crab cake as appetizers. Nicely presented salad and prepared so that the kale was delicate (unlike the preparations at most restaurants!). I ordered the cod and it had a crisp, flavorful outside (I hesitate to call it a crust, because it was so light) that highlighted the tender fish.

Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Worth the trip from Walpole. Excellent food & service and upbeat atmosphere!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I always get the chicken. Always. Outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 4, 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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (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 23, 2017

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

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