dbar

4.8
1191 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1191 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElissaG
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a night out. Celebrated a birthday and it was a great night all around.

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joep
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is definitely next level. Monday night at 8 pm it was very quiet and enjoyable

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Casey
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed brunch here! Highly recommended, great outdoor patio space

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JamesB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. service was excellent. would recommend!

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seane
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

A little disappointed with our service.I also went to your website and it showed nothing was available besides two bar seats even though the place inside was empty at 5:30 and 6.We did however get seated on main floor.Always looking around for a server.Have been a regular for years but this visit was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dbar, always a reliable place, great service, food is reliably good., great neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu was limited. Service was great. Our server was friendly, prompt and offered consistent check ins.

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HeleneT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The waitress was inattentive. She paid more attention to some folks who were sitting further down the bar

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DonF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brian and the D Bar team have created a sweet, comfortable and creative outdoor experience! Well done in demonstrating agility and perserverance in providing a true model for these challenging times!

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vipMonicaK
New England
75 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I usually love the food, but the spicy burritos were not spicy and the mousse on the Carmel mousse cake had no flavor.

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vipMrsM
New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all had good drinks and a delicious meal!

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TomM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waitress provided great service.

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vipCharlesR
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood restaurant with big city ambiance. The service provided was exceptional and the food was good! First time back since 2019 and we were glad that we did. They have a great covid-19 system to make sure everyone is safe and still can enjoy their experience. Thank you guys! See you soon 😊

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vipbin1940
New England
43 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It took over an hour to get our entree after we finished our appetizer even though the place was not busy.
Then the burger that was ordered medium rare came out well done.
To the manager's credit, he comped the meal.

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. We have gone far too long in returning to dbar. Looking forward to returning again soon. The service was just as great as the food.

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Alyssa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari and French fries were amazing! Service was great too!

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vipVince
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! I like that they have an expanded outdoor seating area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun gay fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this patio! It’s open, yet enclosed, and the shipping container idea is stellar. Heaters for every table make it perfect for spring outdoor dining. Service was delightful, and everything was delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed 👍👍

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SusanB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be able to dine at sbarclay again! Love the staff 💓

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vipBostonian
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was awesome. She was attentive and friendly without being intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as usual, brunch menu has good selections. Outdoor solariums work well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and we had a private igloo outside it was lovely! Great brunch spot

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vipSparky
New England
73 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Per usual a wonderful, safe, delicious and welcome experience!

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vipFiona
New England
117 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

We had been waiting to get back to D-Bar for quite a while since we do not live close by. When we were able to get a reservation for last Saturday night we were thrilled. The food did not disappoint - it was as good as it always has been. However our waitperson was just plain awful. We ordered our drinks and then our salads and entrees. When we finished our salad we then waited an hour till we got our main courses. He never brought water or bread or came back to say why there was a delay. If we needed something we had to ask another server.As an employee of a fine dining restaurant I would never hire this arrogant man. He has perfected the art of ignoring his tables as he danced around the dining room - no eye contact - no looking toward you at all. His terrible service was reflected in his tip but I'm sure he played the poor me card. We will come back because we love your place and food but would never accept him as our server again. Sorry to be a downer but he did not make our evening very pleasant

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FrancoisA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was friendly as always! It’s a very inviting and relaxing environment! Good food and strong drinks.:: never disappointed!!

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HowardY
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the whole experience was great. Food was delicious. service was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it all!

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vipLaurenL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great meal and customer service is spot on! I sat inside and felt safe given the pandemic. Highly recommend.

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Sheshe
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outdoor dining warmed by layers and heaters. Everyone was happy with their meal from a cod entree with veggies to a delicious burger. Mixed drinks and beers all around. We’ll be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and hot guys everywhere.

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Ceeee
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Apps were uninspired. Undercooked. Over battered. Very nice server.

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Carol
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The back patio is perfect for pandemic safe dining. We sat in a tent/house, but it was a bit chilly even with the heater. The service was impeccable. There aren’t a lot of food options, but the cocktail/ drink list was good. It’s great for an after-work drink and nibbles. I recommend the Thai calamari.

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JimZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, speedy service and the food was very good. A welcome break from lockdown, and we felt very safe.

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Barb
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great brunch outdoors despite the cold thanks to dbars' very efficient overhead electric and standing propane heaters. Their patio area has metal slabs that block the wind and protect diners from the elements. Tasty food, reasonable prices, very attentive server. The only thing that detracted from our enjoyment was the overly loud music which necessitated our nearly shouting to be heard across the small table, despite our asking our server 2x for it to be turned down.

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NicholeG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great option for Covid-era, outdoor dining. We sat outside but with several heaters blasting, I managed to enjoy my stay with my jacket off - in the middle of February! Limited menu, so make sure to check it out in advance but the quality of the food was great and the wine pours were generous. I'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio even during 29° snowy weather was still cozy and warm. The heated lamps and old shipping containers that were decorated really made the most of the space.
We felt safe and comfortable. When it came time to eat and drink. The food hit it out of the park! The beverages were perfect.

FAQs

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

dbar is rated 4.8 stars by 1191 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.