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D.B.A.

4.8
4.8
1472 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 11 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 1,472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    American

  • Akron

    Best Overall

  • Akron

    Best Food

  • Akron

    Best Service

  • Akron

    Best Ambiance

  • Akron

    Best Value

  • Akron

    Fit for Foodies

  • Akron

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Akron

    Notable Wine List

  • Akron

    Romantic

  • Akron

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. e

    elainer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time eating at DBA. Our server helped pick out a beautiful bottle of wine. We started with the Burrato cheese appetizer which was delicious, then a Cesar salad. The salad was portioned just right with the dressing having the perfect amount of anchovies and topped with Parmesan crisp. Next onto main course and literally, the scallops were the BEST.
  2. EM

    EricM

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor of restaurant and vibe is very cool. The service was outstanding - attentive and everyone was very nice. And the food was excellent.
  3. GM

    GeorgeM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Food was excellent. The server Ava was wonderful!
  4. AD

    AmberD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our table by the window. The food was great as always. Huge shrimp cocktail. After dinner we had a drink outside on the patio.
  5. CM

    CathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Chuck our waiter was excellent.
  6. Y

    Yummers

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We live Dantes food. Regulars at his other places. First time at DBA. Chuck was awesome. It was good
  7. DI

    DIANEW

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet and sauces that you can pick were absolutely tremendous. And the whipped potatoes, heavenly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we entered we had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! Jon was knowledgeable about the menu and items, was able either make great suggestions and was an over all joy. Will definitely be back when ever I’m in town!!
  9. EB

    EricB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The demi glace and au jus are outstanding sauces. The filet is an excellent choice. The charcuterie is a great starter with a bold red wine.
  10. S

    Scottb

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. I tried the lamb dish for the first time and it was very tasty.
  11. K

    Karen

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing - friendly and kind. Her recommendation was spot on. Food was excellent - dined on an array of appetizers. Generous portions and very tasty. Definitely will go back again
  12. AB

    AlexisB

    Pittsburgh

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent customer service and nice location.
  13. KD

    KaraD

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to DBA to celebrate a birthday. The cocktails, food and service were outstanding. We will be back.
  14. B

    Brbrtnbrn

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Saturday night out for 4 of us in Downtown Akron. First stop was the Speakeasy. 2 Old Fashioneds, a French 75 & a peach martini. All excellent. Good enough, in fact, that we ordered a second round. Dinner on the patio at DBA. Mussels, bread for dipping in the wonderful sauce, Stuffed Italian Peppers, various salads, and a spicy flatbread. The weather was perfect... John the server was great, as usual...food & drinks were wonderful...all in all a great night out in Akron!
  15. SB

    SherylB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    35th Anniversary!! Our waiter, Chuck, was awesome.
  16. MS

    MelindaS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Always memorable dining experiences kept us eagerly returning. Unfortunately, this was our first non 5-star visit, and for a celebratory occasion. The birthday girl was not disappointed with her favorite meal of salmon and whipped potatoes. Cocktails were great. Tuna tartare was perfection. But the medium-rare burger arrived medium-well, plain to see, and should not have been delivered. The scallops were a little off, though accompanying vegetables were good. Service was friendly yet spotty timing-wise. When a huge fly dove into the risotto and got stuck there, the server rightfully ordered a replacement serving. Hope it’s a one off.
  17. CT

    CTEatsOut

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sea scallops dinner was outstanding! Perfectly cooked and with cauliflower risotto and pea purée. Absolutely delicious! Great place for a special dinner. Will definitely return.
  18. GP

    GerhardP

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food. Loved the fact you can multiple pasta tastings. Very good wine selection. Nice neighbor with views.
  19. RJ

    RachelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit, and it was just as delicious as the first. We had tuna tartare and mushroom risotto and bone marrow and steak and mashed potatoes and champagne. All amazing! Plus the service is stellar. They don't miss a beat. Will go back again...and again.
  20. DM

    DavidM

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    College commencement
  21. S

    Steve

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a fantastic dinner with on the patio last night. Food and cocktails were fantastic, and Matt provided excellent service.
  22. WS

    WesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was very good. All of them! The service was helpful and full of hints and information (Matt) and a very relaxing atmosphere. I have already recommended D.B.A. to my friends and relatives.
  23. HF

    HilaryF

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Wonderful service!
  24. CA

    CathyA

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first visit to DBA. Will definitely return. Food was delicious and hot! I’m very particular on the temperature of my food when it arrives at my table. Service was great! Thanks Ben! Accommodated us to get us fed and out the door to keep us on time for our broadway show!
  25. QD

    QuentinDF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, never waited for anything. Food was by far one of the best meals I have had.
  26. CH

    CharlesH

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early reservation. Waitress friendly. Food and wine arrived quickly. Food quality was very good. We were not rushed. Overall very nice. Seemed early reservation a better experience than later
  27. DS

    DaynaS

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and the service was outstanding. My friends and I are looking forward to going back!
  28. GG

    GaryG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu, very good service. The location is very convenient.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing from start to finish! We loved the vibe of the red and black, would make good for a date night! Amazing drinks. Definitely worth the price tag. Will most definitely be back!
  30. L

    Lynn

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On the expensive side but location dictates this - quality very good
  31. TB

    TylerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, very nice calm laid back atmosphere. Great for just unwinding or a special occasion. Will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my third time eating at DBA. The food continues to impress me. Literally the best scallops I’ve ever had anywhere. Crab cakes are fantastic. Steaks are flavorful. The angus burger was absolutely amazing and every side I’ve had was excellent. Not to mention, the service has been on point every time. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.
  33. KD

    KeyDavis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Took my husband for his birthday. The food is delicious! The flavor is amazing. I had the Salmon and my husband the Ribeye (and boy was it big). We enjoyed. Great job D.B.A!
  34. JO

    JOMo

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very gf iOS apps and steak!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing! Everything from the appetizers through dessert was top notch. The restaurant itself could use a facelift though. When it got dark you could no longer see the worn down floors and flaking paint on the walls so it was a nicer ambiance. Matt was terrific with his service. Will definitely go back for the food.
  36. JS

    JudyS

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to D.B.A a few times. Food and service have been great. Waiters offer suggestions, and know the menu.
  37. R

    Rosemary

    Cleveland

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and delicious food. Friendly and outstanding service. Good cocktails. An excellent overall experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My nephew’s 21st birthday celebration. He LOVED it! I’m so glad to have a nephew who’d a foodie!
  39. JB

    JennaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Finally decided to try this local restaurant because the chef owner has a Michelin star. The interior is looking a little tired and a little like a student project. It can’t decide if it wants to goth, rock and roll, or industrial. The dining room is separated from the bar by only a partial wall, which made it a little noisy at times (there was a game on the TV), but the food was delicious. Our waitress was a little thrown at my need for a gluten free dinner (I have Celiac Disease). She didn't seem to understand that the chef could make substitutions; she mostly just pointed out what I couldn't eat, but to her credit, she kept checking with the kitchen and discovered the variety of substitutions that could be made. I had the Hong Kong mussels, and they may be the best mussels I've ever had! I also ordered the swordfish, but they didn't have it, so they substituted halibut. Since the composed dish featured couscous, the chef substituted a risotto. The fish was perhaps overcooked by one or two minutes, but the risotto was divine. I also got the extremely tasty Sage Advice drink (I think that's what it was called), and it was perfect! We didn't have dessert because there were no gluten free options (something they should rectify). All in all, the food was very good (A), the service was okay (C+), and the atmosphere could use some freshening (D).
  40. l

    lovesgoodfood

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Steak was great. Flatbread pizza was not--very bready. Nice staff.

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 4.8 stars by 1472 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for D.B.A.

21 Furnace Street Akron, OH 44308

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

  • 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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