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dbar, Dorchester, MA

dbar

4.7
4.7
1325 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.)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 265-4490

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Parking details

    Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Savin Hill // Red Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,325 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. M

    Mo11111111

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Nicely decorated patio. Yummy food.
  2. j

    jamesc

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and cocktails were delicious. The staff was friendly and great for quick but fun bantering haha. I particularly love Friday night karaoke!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious 🤤 the service was top notch
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first visit to dbar! Drinks and dinner were amazing! And we stayed for karaoke which was so much fun with a mixed crowd of folks! Will definitely be back!
  5. P

    Pepper

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the ambience cheery
  6. JM

    JoeM

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a nice place- food was tasty and plentiful. I had the fish. The menu was a little sparse but agreeable nonetheless. Waitstaff was excellent.
  7. PS

    PhilS

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The chicken wings were way to salty. The service was fair. The poor waitress had too many tables to service. We have been going to dbar for years and it’s the only bad meal we’ve had.
  8. AL

    AshleyL

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    This is was not a normal experience at dbar. In all of my years as a patron, this was the poorest service experience we’ve ever had. If this had been our first time, I know for sure it would have been our last. Since this our favorite restaurant I know we will give it another chance.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio, it was a beautiful evening. Our server Travis was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious as always!
  10. R

    Rick

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The service was too slow!! Food was good!
  11. CL

    ClaraL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love dBar! Service is always excellent and friendly, but not obtrusive or rushed. Food is terrific, and I really enjoyed the new dessert. They make an effort to space incoming customers at seating that is not on top of others, until it gets crowded.
  12. DK

    DajaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter Trevor was amazing!! He checked on us often to make sure we were all set and to see how we were doing! The food was wonderful and if you want dessert please order the passion fruit tart with Strawberry sorbet! It will change your life!! Thank you DBar
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot say enough good things about this place! Food is always amazing and the waitstaff are always on their A game. We will be coming back as often as we can!
  14. d

    dinner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  15. M

    Megaberry

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    WE really enjoyed our meal here. It is a busy area so I was worried about the noise level especially with outdoor seating but they have truly mastered this. The outdoor seating was amazing! Had heaters (that's Boston in May!) and really used sustainable and resourceful materials in a cool and different way to minimize traffic noise. Amazingly creative! Food was great, there was only one option for a salad during brunch (for me the psycho who needs lettuce at every meal), just wish there were a few other more healthy options. Will definitely come back for dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server, Travis, took great care of us. Thanks!
  17. KL

    KL1437

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, food was excellent, great service.
  18. d

    dotdiner

    Miami

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we enjoyed dBar. We love to eat at the bar. Staff is friendly and the food does not disappoint.
  19. PB

    PamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & efficient service- nice vibe. Easy parking. Will return
  20. MT

    MTR56

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traves was a very good waiter and the food/drinks delicious.
  21. MD

    MelissaD

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Outdoor seating wasn’t really out doors. We were in a corner in what was once a shipping container now sprayed with graffiti. If the place was jammed ok but plenty of true outdoor spaces for us to sit. Service was very slow and the food was cold. Took 20 mins to get a cocktail and that was after waiting for 10 to order. We understand that staffing issues are real but this seemed over the top. Staff was nice enough but seemed to be much more attentive to others. Really felt like we were an inconvenience to them. Sadly we won’t be back.
  22. MN

    MarkN

    New England

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an awesome place to have Sunday brunch, especially if you are able to sit outdoors!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  24. F

    Fiona

    New England

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The food was good and the host very friendly and helpful. Our waiter was more interested in serving the owner than serving the paying customers.. My biggest problem with DBar is the lighting. It is way too dark. It was still light out but so dark in there that you needed a flashlight to see the menu. I like ambiance but this was so overdone that I doubt we will go back. You couldn't even see how well your food was prepared without a flashlight
  25. KF

    KatieF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! We sat on the patio which had a cool vibe, was quiet, and had heat lamps to keep us comfortable
  26. ER

    EricaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    I was hoping for a little more diversity. The crowd was bland but the staff was great.
  27. VW

    VirginiaWoolf3

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing, knowledgeable and personable service! Food was outstanding. Tried several apps, all good. Tried two entrees (cod and cavatelli) delicious- esp the cavatelli. The desserts were just okay.
  28. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch location. Food was vey good and atmosphere LIVELY.
  29. R

    Rich2cape

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have their homemade soup and chicken under a brick dinner. Excellent.
  30. C

    Chris

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating with our request to add another guest to our reservation. Fun cocktails, good food and great service!
  31. MT

    MarthaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner under the heatlamps on their patio. Great service, food, and booze.
  32. TK

    TomK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great Energy, Great Vibes. I’ll definitely be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great dinner date with the hubby. Always love coming to Dbar. It’s local to us (walkable) which is great, the food is delicious (we had the burrata, Mac & cheese and grilled pork loin) and a great value, and the service is great! Chris was our server and we always love having him take care of us. We’ve gotten to know some of the staff having dined here a lot since we moved a year ago, but even if you’re new they will treat you very well. It’s not a huge restaurant so it’s easy to get someone’s attention if you need it and it feels very intimate and cozy but also lively. We feel very at home there. There’s definitely a few tables well suited for a large group (8-10) but reserve ahead for it. The bar is also great if you just want to pop in for a few drinks and an app with a friend. We love it!
  34. AC

    AdamC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best thing Dorchester has going right now.. The service Is consistently good, the menu always has a variety of interesting options and all are always spot on. Dbar offers its patrons a fun energetic vibe with the best food in the neighborhood. Bartenders and servers are always friendly, attentive and engaging.
  35. JH

    JosephH

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always and been going there for many years. Had a great meal
  36. RM

    RobynM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Walking in it looked great. We were there for Dine Out Boston but decided we wanted bread. The bread was so hard we couldn't bite it steak and arugula, was okay but we like seasoned food and there was NO seasoning. The brownie was the worst thing.
  37. AI

    AI27

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here, nothing to complain about at all! It is a tad expensive, but other than that, a great place for a social dinner.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was our server and he was attentive and great with everything.
  39. b

    bostongirl

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved dbar!!! We brought our 16 month old for his first dining experience here. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. The patio is really really nice, and the food was good too! Will definitely be back!
  40. J

    Jibcam

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dBar. Comfortable, excellent food, well prepared cocktails and most importantly the service. Joe was terrific. Personable, knowledgeable and attentive. A pro.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

dbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 265-4490.

dbar is rated 4.7 stars by 1325 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for dbar

1236 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking in parking lot adjacent to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Savin Hill // Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Coombs

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 265-4490

  • 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

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