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.)
Dorchester, MA 02125
Hours of Operation:
M, W, TH: 5:00pm - 12:00am / T, F, S: 5:00pm - 2:00am / SU: 11:00am - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.
Savin Hill // Red Line
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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