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D.B.A., Akron, OH

D.B.A.

4.7
4.7
1702 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 4 times today

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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 1,702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Romantic

  • Akron

    Best Overall

  • Akron

    Best Food

  • Akron

    Innovative

  • Akron

    Hot spot

  • Akron

    Romantic

  • Akron

    Good for special occasions

1,702 Reviews
  1. JaneenT

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always get the Porterhouse steak for two with three sides & three sauces. The food display was beautiful. Everything tasted great!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food with an excellent experience with wonderful staff!!

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  3. laxdpole

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, including 21 veg salad, halibut, pork belly and goose duck duck. Server Ben was terrific, knowledgeable and efficient. Sat on patio, one of the ladies seated at bar was dressed far too revealing clothing, should not be permitted. Food so good we will go back tho.

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  4. Betty

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, we had a table with a view which we enjoyed. Food and drinks were good. The crab cake appetizer was disappointing as it had alot of filler, maybe that is the way Italians like their crab cakes, I was hoping for more crab meat and less filling.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom and sister out for a late mother's day dinner and they loved it. It was amazing. Greg our server was wonderful. The food and drinks were delicious .

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  6. MichaelG

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DBA has been one of our go-to restaurants for a special occasion or just a night out at a stylish place with friends and family. The atmosphere is always cool. We have been there multiple times and I cannot ever recall a bad meal or service. It is definitely the most stylish place in Akron, but the delicious unique food and attentive service make it one of our favorite places anywhere.

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  7. BPcle

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here to celebrate our anniversary and we had a wonderful dinner! The staff, food and atmosphere were great. We have dined at Dante in Cleveland a few times and always loved it but this was our first time at DBA and we will definitely be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our first time there and everything looked and sounded very good. We ended up ordering many different things! our experience with Kailee our waitress was amazing! Will definitely be coming back. 

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  9. janelleL

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience for dinner. We sat at the bar ... had some very tasty drinks along with delicious food! The staff were very attentive and friendly.

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  10. JMOToole

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food. Wish they had a wider variety of composed dishes, but would highly recommend regardless.

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  11. karenS

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mixed review, 4 diners, can recommend salad niciose & swordfish & Nutella Pie dessert. Don’t recommend short ribs (greasy) or green spaghetti-the sauce was watery, spinach super limp and shrimp was teensy cocktail rubbery pucks. The Caesar salad was also uninspired, tasted like bagged croutons and there was only 1 Parmesan chip in the entire thing. Also, be aware the menu includes the option of a “taste” of the pasta dishes and they do mean a “taste”-you will not get a half-order. We are not familiar with the Akron dining scene but expected something different from a Dante restaurant. Service was excellent however, and our guests enjoyed their food.

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  12. HelenC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated by the back door, and the waiter kept opting the door to get service on his phone and kept his foot in the door causing a draft and rather chilly experience. Added to that, the food was not hot. Wasn’t cold but just enough for two of us to say it was not enjoyable. The quality of the food was good and it was a shame that our food had been waiting.

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  13. Maciejewski

    Columbus

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dining experience! The food, wine, and service were all exceptional!

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  14. JasonS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish we received was both beautiful in presentation and even more so in taste. I can say it was the absolute best food I have ever eaten and I have not stopped talking about it with family and friends. I'm planning on bringing more people to experience this restaurant and share the same excitement for the dishes as I had when I was there! We ordered the New York Strip Steak, Sea Scallops and Foie Gra and everything was unbelievably well balanced and cooked to perfection! Only complaints would be ambience, it seemed a little hollow and the floors had large scuffs/missing paint and the restrooms were not well kept (locks broken, toilet rolls outside of the dispensers) but the food and kind staff made up for that by leaps and bounds! Highly recommend!

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  15. MichaelD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden Gem. Love the atmosphere and coupled with delicious food, this is one to visit.

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  16. Gregg007

    Cleveland

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Andrew our server was absolutely fantastic. Food was perfect, as they make their items fresh, next time I will ask for extremely light garlic on my favorite side dish 😎. Looking forward to our next visit. Try the Speakeasy next door for amazing drinks before dinner.

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  17. DomD

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic experience at a Dante restaurant. First time at D.B.A. and it exceeded all expectations. Great menu, great food, great vibe.

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  18. ElizabethS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Andrew for a server and he was amazing! Drinks and food were good just seemed a little pricey for what you get. The inside of the restaurant is really cool! I I’ll definitely come again when we’re back in the area

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu options were incredible. The food and service was exceptional.

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  20. Chrissy

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so attentive and excellent! The restaurant was very nice and elegant with nice lighting! We had a 2 hour meal with drinks, apps and shared plates which we really enjoyed! Good and service was excellent!

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  21. RachaelP

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing! Service is excellent and drinks are even better. Highly recommend this restaurant anytime you are in Akron.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience there was unbelievable the food was great. I loved the style of the restaurant the mood was set just right. The food was great the chef, I believe his name was Bryant Taylor, prepared me and my girlfriend’s meal perfectly you guys have some great chefs and great servers overall really a great experience

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  23. JoshR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  24. BeeGee

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. JohnS

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been eating here for years and decided to post a review. This is a wonderful restaurant in DT Akron. Great food and solid wine list. Not cheap but worth the money. Great service and ambiance. Get a table near the back and watch the Cuyahoga Valley train load and unload and the lovely view below.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 1702 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 4 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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