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D.B.A.

4.7
1208 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
D.B.A. is a modern restaurant, in a modern setting, right on the edge of downtown Akron in the swanky Northside District. The restaurant showcases an elegant dining space, private dining room, great cocktails, a late night bar and a spacious, comfortable patio. Chef Nick Machaskee's kitchen is guaranteed to dazzle.

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Special menus

  • Multi Course Chef's Table & Wine Pairing

    Starting Oct 30, 2020
    Enjoy the ultimate in Chef's Table experiences in our Private Dining Room. We offer several options, with or without wine. You must call the restaurant to make this reservation 330-375-5050.
  • Chef's Table with 24 hour notice, must call us!

    Starting Nov 3, 2020
    Enjoy a multi course dinner created for you by our Executive Chef. May be served with or without wine. You must call 330-375-5050 to book ! Please give us at least 24 hours notice to confirm availability with Chef.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1208 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAmyd
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here often. Hubby had scallops and I had strip steak. Delicious!! Got the Nutella pie to go. Omg! Our server was nice and attentive. Love to be able to slip in early on little notice. Beautiful fall views!

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TimeaL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here multiple times and love it every time. The service, food, and the setting are all exceptional. Highly recommend this place to everyone looking for a relaxing, romantic, or comforting evening.

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BNN10
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected! The food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and thought the food was delicious!

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bizz
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Tables had appropriate distances.

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MaxC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and logical options. Maybe add a few deserts.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently had our anniversary dinner at DBA and the experience was awesome! The dry aged steak was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had, and my wife loved her fillet. The service was incredible and they really went above and beyond what was expected! Will definitely be coming back soon and planning on having celebratory dinners there in the future!

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Sharon
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The chef made it an extra special evening for us. I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The crab cake was the best I have ever had and finishing off our meal with the nutella pie was a perfect end to a perfect evening. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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vipPAULB
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and service, it was a chilly night on the patio but we were comfortable

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vipSoulman1251
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always a treat to go to DBA.

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Mandy
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for our anniversary dinner! The food and service was fabulous!

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Brbrtnbrn
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time outside. Patio looked great. Bo is doing a nice job...and our service was very good. Old Fashioned mixed by David at Speakeasy was tremendous - they are always the best.
Food was good to great. As always.

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NaomiW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We regularly go to DBA and it is a must for good food and good service.

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JackieL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the outside bar. It was perfect. The service was excellent and we felt very comfortable since we were outdoors. The scallops I had were some of the best I've ever tasted. They were perfectly prepared. My husband really enjoyed his steak as well. He raved about the DBA steak sauce.

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vipElizabethF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal with incredible service. Matthew was the best and the kitchen did an impeccable job. Highly recommend!

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vipkate
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite restaurants in Akron. This was our first dine-in experience since March, and we chose wisely. Loved our waiter, Matthew — he was gracious, funny and made an excellent wine recommendation. The food was delicious as always. And the rest of the staff we interacted with was friendly and kind. Highly recommend!

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JMOToole
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Excellent outdoor space. I couldn’t be more complimentary on the exceptional staff. Pricing very reasonable for the quality of food. Wine selection limited.

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TMET
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great! Great place with friends with fabulous outdoor dining, incredible drinks and attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious!

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vipGary
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. DBA Chef and staff, especially our Server Matt, treated us like Kings with food and service to match. We had Tuna Tartare and Charcuterie and Cheese board to start. Fantastic
Caesar salad - excellent. Then the Linguini Bolognese. Best I’ve had since Italy. Steaks and Lamb Chops for entrees. Perfectly prepared. All on the outside patio. COVID friendly. Perfect evening. Great wine selection available as well. We’ll be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio. Tables were nicely spaced apart and felt comfortable. While a smaller menu, still plenty to choose from. One of the best places in Akron.

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LoaiD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great, and the setting is beautiful! First time there but definitely not my last. We tried the salmon and the fillet, both were delightful. From hostess to waiter to manager, all very welcoming and friendly

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vipBhaA
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service and nice outdoor seating with enough social distancing. The menu is a little smaller than pre Covid but the selection of the dishes was great. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the chicken. Extremely dry and lacked flavor.

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vipDR525
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DBA never never fails to deliver a fantastic meal with amazing service

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Amber
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service as always. Matt is a fantastic server.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a very attentive and excellent server.

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Spazz
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorrie was Fantastic, it was our 1st time there and she was great at presenting the menu and making recommendations. Food was excellent and the crab cake was the best I've ever had! Loved the patio, Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was amazing! The food was delicious. We don’t advise sitting outside without a jacket it’s very windy & cool in the evening. Bedsides the breeze, they went above and beyond making our anniversary that much sweeter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The chicken prepared was very bland.

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BrettP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to D.B.A. although one from our group is a regular. Felt like we had they place to ourselves on a Thursday night. Excellent the whole evening. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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Sherrie
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio which is lovely - glad to have good weather. Our meals were wonderful! I had halibut which was prepared very well. Since I'm on a low salt diet, the chef prepared it to my specification. Everyone else had a delicious meal also. It was my birthday so our waiter gave me a complimentary dessert - yummy.

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vipKristin
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great early evening meal on their lovely patio. Servers were attentive. Safety protocols followed. Food was delicious, great quality, and good portions. Looking forward to another meal soon.

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Gruve
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent night out at D.B.A. 3 NY Strips, a Filet, and sides all prepared perfectly and delicious. The Charcuterie board has a large and varied selection of meats, cheeses, pate, confit, and condiments, all wonderful. Our server Matt was funny, knowledgeable, and attentive, without being obtrusive. Ambience is hip and modern, without looking like they are trying to hard to be either. The only slight disappointment is the reduced menu, which is of course understandable in the current situation. Everyone needs to visit this Akron gem and support D.B.A. in these trying times for restaurants.

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vipKimS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipGary
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside dining. Great food, great service, great environment.
Our new go to place during COVID.

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grandpa
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Very attentive server. The food was excellent and obviously prepared by first rate chefs. I have been recommending it to friends. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipahaa
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and great service at DBA! The hostess was great, seated us a lovely table with a wonderful view outside. Our server Nate was outstanding. We started with martinis and the calamari and shrimp appetizer; best martini in town and the appetizer was great too. Our meal was cooked to perfection and dessert was great. A+

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vipDaleP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

DBA, one of our long time fav's, seems to be struggling post shutdown. The food was good, but not up to DBA's normals. Service was excellent. Decent for a night out of quarantine.

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D.B.A. is rated 4.7 stars by 1208 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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