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D.B.A., Akron, OH
D.B.A., Akron, OH
D.B.A., Akron, OH
D.B.A., Akron, OH
D.B.A., Akron, OH

D.B.A.

4.6
4.6
1681 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (330) 375-5050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dante Boccuzzi
  • Catering
    DBA restaurant can provide on-site food and beverages for any occasion and party size. Our professional staff is also available for off-site catering. Carry out and delivery also available.
  • Private party facilities
    D.B.A is a premier event destination in downtown Akron. Whether celebrating with family and friends, or hosting a corporate event, our private dining spaces are are intimate and inviting. We can accommodate up to 65 people inside and 45 outside on our open-air patio. Featuring innovative seasonal cuisine, a superb wine selection, and impeccable planning and service, our sophisticated private dining experiences draws clients from around the world. Book a private dining room or the entire restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Dave Sharp: (330) 375-5050
  • Neighborhood
    Akron
  • Cross street
    Main St
  • Parking details
    Valet has been temporarily discontinued during COVID.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,681 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Akron

    Best Service

  • Akron

    Good for business meals

  • Akron

    Innovative

  • Akron

    Hot spot

  • Akron

    Great for fine wines

  • Akron

    Romantic

  • Akron

    Good for special occasions

  • Akron

    Lively

1,681 Reviews
  1. JoshR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Definitely not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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  2. BeeGee

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    My husband and I have been twice and the vibe doesn’t match the prices. Honestly the food is very good but I wouldn’t consider this fine dining.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good wait staff and food. If I have one complaint, it would be the choice and the volume of the music. Very well done DBA.

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  4. JakeA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to quite of few restaurants with my wife. D.B.A. was by far the best. And I don’t say “by far” lightly. Every bite of our steak was craving another. And if you don’t get the rissoto, you have made a mistake. Highly recommend x2.

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  5. AkronLord

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a nice selection of entrees and wines. The food was fabulous!

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  6. kylet

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience on Valentine's Day. Had the porterhouse for two cooked perfectly and Ben was a great server. Short wait despite reservations the only small hitch.

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  7. TammyW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing can’t wait to go back. We got the steak for 2 n left room for dessert creme brûlée all was amazing

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  8. SteveY

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal, the mussel appetizer was to die for. Great service and food, a really nice night.

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  9. Amanda

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best drinks- salads- sea scallops and steak were out of this world. Nutella pie is hands down the best dessert we have ever had. Well worth the money. Thanks for the amazing service!

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  10. NicoL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, great service amazing location. Will go back again and again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was ordered medium rare. Came out medium well. By the time they came to ask how food was. 10 minutes gone by. They offered to make new. I said all good. They said they’d refund. They gave me half off. So I brought my 33$ steak home to the dogs

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  12. SandyN

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always everything was wonderful for our anniversary dinner at D.B.A.! Martinis, wine, apps, dinner, dessert and after dinner espresso!! Andrew was terrific.

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  13. Babyboomer

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very accommodating for a party of 6. The waitress was very efficient and helpful. We had a very enjoyable dinner.

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  14. Hack

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food, romantic atmosphere!

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  15. MatthewS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. Service was excellent. We've been several times and will continue going.

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  16. JScott

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. The atmosphere was great, lighting was dim and mood setting, the server was very helpful and the food was delicious. One of the best steaks and red wine Au Gus I have ever had. One of the best restaurants in the Akron area and I can’t wait to go back. I tried the strip and filet and would recommend both.

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  17. Cebz

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The calamari was good. The flank steak was great but there was only like 5 steak fries.

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  18. BobMc

    Cleveland

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great NYE late dinner experience! Multiple appetizers and the grilled salmon!

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  19. AmberD

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great as usual. The service, some of the best we’ve had at DBA.

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  20. LisaT

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner, we had the filet special and it was cooked perfectly. Wonderful dinner to end 2023!

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  21. RonW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Filet and Scallops were both delicious, probably the best filet I’ve had.

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  22. RobS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was great. Food was amazing. Wonderful atmosphere

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  23. NicholleO

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time to Akron and D.B.A. The Chilean Sea Bass was delicious. Nice atmosphere, with a touch of music, quotes,etc. I love the ambiance and very romantic.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very nice and the food was excellent! Five Stars!

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  25. pauld

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one of the best restaurants and food I have ever tasted.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great date night!!! Best crab cakes ever!!!!

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  27. TamaraP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Definitely not worth the price. Physically starting to show its age. Server less than stellar. No cappuccino?! Wedge salad overwhelmed by pickled onion. Steak fries were almost raw. When I spend over $75 pp I expect a superior threshold of 2 of three areas minimum: ambiance, service, food. We had none of that.

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  28. PortageLakesCrew1

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The creme brulee was cold! Sad way to end a nice dinner!

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  29. foodie4u

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entire experience was great! My friend and I were able to split an entree and it came out separately for both of us which was also great. Staff was very accommodating.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for anniversary- scallops on puréed sweet potato was absolutely delicious! Amazing combo. Great wine list. Server was very knowledgeable and fun.

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  31. MCParent

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Food and Service were both fantastic! Great place!

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  32. JamesM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience. Our waiter was very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Our meal was delicious…I got a ribeye which could have been seasoned more, but overall very satisfying appetizers, drinks, and of course, dinner

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  33. Birthday2013

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is possibly the best upscale dinner we have had this year. Scallops, hands down, best ever! Service wonderful!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our server was awesome. We will definitely be back.

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  35. Aric

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Hard rock wasn’t a great choice for an “upscale” restaurant. Food was sub par and service was just okay. Overall was unimpressed and slightly disappointed.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit and 2nd time being waited on by Miranda. A very good visit as was our 1st. D.B.A. has the best mussels I’ve ever had!

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  37. JANK

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess/waitress was very enjoyable, knowledgeable and attentive. Great menu, something literally for every taste and eating restriction. You won't be disappointed.

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  38. LisaF

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gregg was the best! Attentive and informative Strongly suggest the filet, pappardelle and Nutella pie!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the first time for my wife and I to dine here. My wife had the Sea Bass but it was really undercooked so she could not finish it. I had Scallops that were prepared perfectly. Staff and service was great.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the ambience of Dantes, very laid-back, but sophisticated. Exquisite food.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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 4.6 stars by 1681 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for D.B.A.

21 Furnace Street, Akron, OH 44308

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main St
  • Neighborhood
    Akron
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet has been temporarily discontinued during COVID.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dante Boccuzzi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (330) 375-5050
  • Catering
    DBA restaurant can provide on-site food and beverages for any occasion and party size. Our professional staff is also available for off-site catering. Carry out and delivery also available.
  • Private party facilities
    D.B.A is a premier event destination in downtown Akron. Whether celebrating with family and friends, or hosting a corporate event, our private dining spaces are are intimate and inviting. We can accommodate up to 65 people inside and 45 outside on our open-air patio. Featuring innovative seasonal cuisine, a superb wine selection, and impeccable planning and service, our sophisticated private dining experiences draws clients from around the world. Book a private dining room or the entire restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Dave Sharp: (330) 375-5050
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