D.B.A.

4.8
1239 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.

Experiences

  • Chef's Table with 24 hour notice, must call us!

    Multiple dates available

    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
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 1239 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaylaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for an anniversary dinner. Ambiance was nice and the staff was very attentive. The food was absolutely exquisite. Will definitely come back. The prices were very fair for the quality of the food and experience.

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vipAmyd
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Shrimp tempura is a must!

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WMaso
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

DBA is one of my favorite spots to grab drinks or dinner. Love the atmosphere and employees make you feel welcomed & comfortable.

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ShenanM
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meals, our drinks, and the service was incredible! This is why we keep coming back to DBA.

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vipKentgirl
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (especially our waiter Jon) was fantastic!

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Server Matt was amazing. Food was spot on delicious! Ambiance was very chic and releasing.
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at DBA for another date night. Jon was our server. Hands down some of the best top notch service ever with him. Very accommodating, gave great recommendations, knowledgeable sales, awesome personality, and he never skipped a beat or left us hanging at all. Highly recommend DBA. The food was INCREDIBLE. And the mixed drinks were in point!

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AustinE
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wife is petitie and on the shorter end. The waitress made sure to ask her how old she was in a demeaning tone. The waiter seemed dumbfounded when my pregnant wife asked what non alcoholic beverages they offered. The dry aged ribeye was rather flavourless and the herb crust had zero noticeable taste. It was at least cooked to order correctly. The duck fat fingerling potatoes and heirloom carrots were tasty. My companions enjoyed their filet. Not sure if this steak was just a miss that night but it lacked so much flavour you would expect from a ribeye. Not what I was hoping for from such a pricey place. I don't think I would return, I left the building and I thought how I should have ordered a pizza from luigi's across the street.

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vipDR525
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt our waiter exceeded expectations! Can’t say enough positive about this restaurant and the experience it
provides!!

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October
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service were all superb.
You can’t go wrong with any menu item.
Our favorite is the filet, heirloom carrots and truffle fries. Newer to the menu but now an absolute favorite is the 21 vegetable salad.

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vipBrentB
Cleveland
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service at DBA were exceptional and we will return. My friend and I shared the wings appetizer, and he had scallops and I had strip steak for the entrée. All was delicious. The server was friendly and did not make us feel rushed. The only negative to the evening was an extremely loud party at the front of the restaurant. Their noise practically overwhelmed the rest of the restaurant at times. That's why I gave only three stars for Ambience, although I do think the restaurant is designed well.

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JoanM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our experience there. Already have our next reservation set for Valentines Day.

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Luangi
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We did a chefs table 5 course dinner. Our server Ryan did a great job and Chef Nick’s food was delicious and he greeted us afterwards and took a picture with us. Only downside was that our private dinning room was right next to a very large group of very loud people. Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the ambiance was wonderful!

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Nicholas
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was pretty good. My wife and I both had filets. Their medium-rare is close, but a little more cooked than my wife likes. Other than that, no complaints about the meal. The atmosphere has gone down hill since the last time we were there. We were surrounded by drunk and loud younger diners. It was kind of difficult to have a conversation with my wife, even with the additional spacing between tables. Nothing the restaurant can do about obnoxious people. Just know that this place is attracting younger and louder people. Our server was great. He was very personable and took the time to have a few short conversations with us at the appropriate times. We appreciate the friendliness.

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JeffreyP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful. It was our wedding anniversary. They closed off a small private room. Food was delicious. Ambiance was perfect. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food has gone downhill and there menu used to have more vegetarian options.
Great service and super friendly staff tho!!!
They seem to switch chefs and they have never been the same as when they first opened..downhill before pandemic too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year 2021- couldn't have picked a better place to ring in the new year. Food - what can I say outstanding as always. They accommodated the perfect seating for 2 in a private and reduced noise with all the guests sharing our night.

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vipBobMc
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great evening on NYE. Our server John was attentive and entertaining. The salmon and the filet were both outstanding. There was a shrimp cocktail special which used "colossal" shrimp, however the flavor was less than impressive.

We will certainly continue to support our local fine dining establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with Great server. Everything from burger to 38oz porterhouse was great.

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vipDougL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once Again, we had a great dinner AT DBA. The service was fantastic and the food was great. What a place to celebrate the Holidays!!!

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NoahH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday with some family and friends. Waiter was friendly and attentive. Overall great food and presentation.

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HelenZ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful attentive waiter named Matt, he was really superb. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. This is a very nice restaurant, a little upscale but not too much, it was just right. We will definitely be returning.

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

Delicious meal. Matthew was an excellent server. Attentive yet observant to give us our privacy as well. Food was prepared perfectly. Loved all of the rich flavors and the entire dining experience.

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davelees1
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, & outstanding service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matthew took our dining experience from great to amazing. We loved all of the personal attention we got it making our dinner selections and talking about food and wine. Our time there was definitely more of an event than a meal.

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vipDifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received the VIP treatment from Ryan. From the private corner window view to the outstanding service & food. WOW!

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DanC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was on point! Recommend asking for Ryan Curtis. Great dude and hell of a waiter

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EmiliaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a intimate dinner for 2 in an outside table with heater. Starter tuna tartare wonderfully seasoned. Then followed by entre of Scallops were perfectly cooked. Our waiter was funny and quite entertaining. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their 5 course meal :) everything was very delicious. Well prepared!
The wine pairings were quite good my favorite was the Sauvignon blanc that I had with my mushroom risotto. So fresh :)
Also had scallops with mussels in the Hong Kong sauce
my favorite of the night was the butter lobster, the meat had a bit more fat than I would have preferred, would have loved.. of course a bit more meat ;)
The dessert a cheesecake :) always a delight!

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vipAmyd
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
Cleveland
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
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1239 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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