D.B.A.

4.7
1227 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.
  • Valentine's Day 5 Course Tasting

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Mushroom Salad - Truffle Leak Vinaigrette Salmon Tataki - Hong Kong Broth Seafood Risotto - Tomato, Fennel, Olive Duo of Beef - Prime Filet, Short Rib, Potato Nutella Pie - Toffee, Sea Salt, Whipped Cream

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
What 1227 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 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
32 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
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

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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!

JM
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
5 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.

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 4.7 stars by 1227 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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