dbar

4.8
1164 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 1164 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ceeee
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

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Carol
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had so much fun! Outside, Warm, In The Snow.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DBar is one of the jewels of Dorchester. Delicious food, great staff.

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vipSpike
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They ran out what was on the menu. They comped a few drinks to make it up. Will return for the regular menu soon

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TimL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We selected outdoor seating for Valentine's day. We were comfortable, warm, the lighting and ambiance were very cool and pleasant. We were a comfortable and safe distance from other diners. The service was great.

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JosePR23
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines day with my wife. Excellent service and spectacular food! Would recommended greatly

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was ok ,
Service was very slow and generic !
Overall was mediocre experience and didn’t feel special !

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B603
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great afternoon at dbar with a couple of close friends. We felt completely safe and well taken care of in our own little outdoor room. It was a little chilly so I do recommend ensuring you are dressed for the weather. The service was top notch and so was the food and drinks. We will be back for certain.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Temperature inside was cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service were great! Chicken under a brick and cookie ice cream sandwich were both delicious. Tables spaced out and felt safe dining!

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karenr
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience story whole pandemic. Food was delicious & service was fabulous. Going again soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Alex is always the best!!

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Ajk112
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was hard to use my small phone for the menu but understand why. Wish they had disposable menus for us people with bad eyes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing! Will def go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was fabulous. Had a great time and felt very safe!

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vipRobertL
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service very clean and high quality

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dominic was our Server he is the best. He is not gay?

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KerryC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wanted to eat outdoors because of Covid concerns so chose Dbar on a whim. So glad we did! We were seated in a private outdoor greenhouse like structure with a space heater. It was perfect, we didn’t even need coats on a January night. Service was excellent, attentive and efficient.
Food was mostly delicious, the popcorn chicken appetizer was not the best but the rest of what we ordered was great especially the cocktails. We will definitely be back!

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NancyG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good. Beer recommended by server was excellent! Server was great!! Even though there’s a 90 minute limit we were not rushed at all. Nice atmosphere. I’d definitely go back!

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katharine
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO thankful to have found Dbar during the Covid-19 pandemic. The outdoor patio at Dbar is the only one I have been able to feel truly warm outside in during the winter. The service is the best and they have done the most successful job out of any outdoor space I have visited to making their guest comfortable.

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Jerry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. We’ll definitely be back.

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JelenaF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice set up! I wanted to eat in the outdoor space as I’m in a higher risk category for the virus. The space was lovely, and pretty warm with the heaters. The food was excellent, and the servers attentive and efficient. We will return, and I hope we get to visit soon in a post-pandemic world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was wonderful. They totally planned ahead for winter and engineered a space that was comfortable and warm. I felt safe, food was great and ambience was fun. Didn’t feel like we were dining during a pandemic. Great job dbar. Always one of our favorites!

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RodneyD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a fairly cold night, dbar provided a warm outdoor seating area that felt comfortable and safe. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. Although the parking area was full there was plenty of street parking nearby. We traveled from north of Boston for a safe outdoor experience and would do so again.

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raishag
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed dining outdoors at Dbar. The outdoor area is decorated beautifully with art and plants. It is warm with multiple heaters. The food was delicious. Great cocktails! The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only very minor complaint I have is that I didn’t think the outdoor heaters were doing enough to keep things warm. But it was December so, I understand they are doing the best they can. Otherwise, everything was great!

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Kellie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor option during covid. Heaters and setup is safe and a dose of normalcy. Great customer server and the food was delish!

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TriciaG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Waitress was awesome . Outdoor seating was great, heaters kept us warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food and service were all amazing!

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vipToddS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The distancing is well done and comfortable.

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KeynaS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with my family, great food and service.

DD
DowntownDweller
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the nicest staff! What great service and the food is always superb!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff wonderful food truly a good experience

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chrisiB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian our waiter was great ! We willcant wait to come back !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing I enjoy going there all the time I live bar tenders and Waitresses

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 1164 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.