D.B.A.

4.8
1419 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
D.B.A. is a Fine Dining Steakhouse on the edge of downtown Akron, in the swanky Northside District. The restaurant showcases an elegant dining space, private rooms, modern bar and spacious open-air patio. Private Chefs Tables may be reserved, or treat yourself to the dazzling dinner menu, all created in partnership by Michelin Star Chef Dante Boccuzzi and Chef de Cuisine Jacob Carothers. Join us soon for an evening to remember!

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
What 1419 people are saying
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DerekS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal, great drinks and great service

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Robin
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to DBA in almost a year due to Covid. We were so pleased with our evening as we had requested a round table near the windows with a view and received. Foods was great and our waiter hilarious. Everything delish. We will be back. Look forward to summer patio!

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LindaS
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

John, our server was lovely. The food was exceptional as usual. My only complaint about this restaurant is that it is SO Dark. Why?

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MikeL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DBA's is our go to restaurant for a nice night out in Akron

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

No clue there was no regular menu on New Year’s Eve

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MichaelP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve was our first time dining at DBA. The food and service was excellent. The flexibility with the planned menu for NYE was appreciated. My 12oz NY strip was cooked to perfection with a great taste. My wife had the 4 course meal and it was very good as well.

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vipDick
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there multiple times over the years and have not been disappointed with the food quality or service. The service has been very good, and consistent.

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jayk
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. My wife had a steak, which she said was one of the best she had recently, and I had short ribs, which were close to perfect. We had a small portion of carbonara as an appetizer, I would definitely get that as a meal in the future. Comfortable dining room, everyone was dressed casually, and the staff was very professional, took awhile to get our check at the end, but nothing to complain about. Not a big menu, but enough choices that I will definitely go
back. It was winter, and we both want to come back when the patio is open this summer. We haven’t been to too many restaurants lately that deserve a return trip, DBA is worth a revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2 nd visit and it was just as great as the first! Food and service spectacular!!

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AbbyS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the service was absolutely outstanding, not too crowded and the view of Akron was beautiful from the window.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter treated me to dinner prior to the NutCracker at EJ Thomas . The food was amazing. I had the prime filet and it soooo tender I will definitely dine there again.

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DebM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. Had the mussels appetizer, and then scallops with brussels sprouts for dinner. Tiramisu for dessert with coffee. Best coffee in town as far as I am concerned. My friend had the pappardelle with bolognese sauce and it was wonderful as well. Server was friendly, knowledgeable and checked on us frequently. It was truly a wonderful meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

My well down steak was “ medium” … brought it home
The view looked at the patio chairs all stacked up in a corner of the restaurant. Restaurant was not full so not sure why we weren’t in main area when asked.

Server was nice -
Water was refilled a ton
Drinks never replenished

Local and won’t go back

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vipAmyd
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent.

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vipChristineS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We were seated in the corner where I could barely get into my seat, next to the kitchen & at the server stand. The waiter was clearly disappointed we were not drinking & disappeared. 50 min after placing our order we had to complain about the wait before asking the check and to-go boxes with the food because we had a scheduled event to go to. The food suddenly appeared with an apology but no offer to reconcile. The delay was obviously staged and we had to go to our event hungry.

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MichaelC
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasteful menu, well prepared. Excellent bar with creative cocktails. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just average. Nothing exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took them a few minutes after our reservation to get us seated but everything was amazing the food the service was amazing we ordered like everything on the sides and everything came out hot and perfectly cooked it was an amazing meal to end our wedding night and we will definitely be coming back thanks so much DBA

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RogerD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only reason I didn't give the highest numbers is because the flat bread was too thick and doughy. Nice restaurant!

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LauraD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Charming view of the Scenic Railroad train. Delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! Ben was a great server

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Sandy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance & incredible food and service. Definitely recommend.

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vipJMOToole
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary….the service and food was wonderful! Would definitely go back!

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Sabtos
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not quite what it once was, but we have to give a little grace during these tough times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got put in a private room for our dinner! Was very nice, can’t wait to go again.

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Showmestate
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and a really great dinner!

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TinaK
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as always. Our server was brand new, only second day on the job and you would never know it. Gerilynn was fantastic, knew the menu, very personable.

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kmjm
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just had a burger and some wine but it was great and excellent service by Chuck !

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MicheleN
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Top notch

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vipKDL123
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up with 10 for a table for 8 and they accommodated us with great service

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vipreneej
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service by Chuck. Fun experience can’t wait to go back also we loved dba speakeasy next door great cocktails.

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vipLisa
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out- we loved it here! The food was delicious (burger, Salmon, pasta triple tastes) Our waiter was great and we loved the stylish decor. Don’t forget to share a piece of the Nutella pie!

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JordanW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, food was outstanding. Service and drinks impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was impeccable. No noticeable staffing challenges that you are seeing everywhere. Food was outstanding. Everyone at the table was happy with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and friendly staff, can’t wait to go back

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Molly
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

D.BA. offers a creative menu and an amazing dining experience.

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vipJamesN
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great environment. Our server was excellent.

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DRFG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food and outstanding service

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SSmith
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitors for a birthday celebration! Bartender Sarah and our waitress Jaden were both awesome. Very knowledgeable and straightforward about the menu items. Would definitely recommend

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from D.B.A. using the Order Online button. D.B.A. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 375-5050.

D.B.A. is rated 4.8 stars by 1419 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.

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