D.B.A.

4.8
1405 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!

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 1405 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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RogerD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only reason I didn't give the highest numbers is because the flat bread was too thick and doughy. Nice restaurant!

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LauraD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Charming view of the Scenic Railroad train. Delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! Ben was a great server

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Sandy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance & incredible food and service. Definitely recommend.

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vipJMOToole
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary….the service and food was wonderful! Would definitely go back!

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Sabtos
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not quite what it once was, but we have to give a little grace during these tough times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got put in a private room for our dinner! Was very nice, can’t wait to go again.

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Showmestate
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and a really great dinner!

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TinaK
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as always. Our server was brand new, only second day on the job and you would never know it. Gerilynn was fantastic, knew the menu, very personable.

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kmjm
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just had a burger and some wine but it was great and excellent service by Chuck !

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MicheleN
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Top notch

KD
vipKDL123
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up with 10 for a table for 8 and they accommodated us with great service

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vipreneej
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service by Chuck. Fun experience can’t wait to go back also we loved dba speakeasy next door great cocktails.

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vipLisa
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out- we loved it here! The food was delicious (burger, Salmon, pasta triple tastes) Our waiter was great and we loved the stylish decor. Don’t forget to share a piece of the Nutella pie!

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JordanW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, food was outstanding. Service and drinks impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was impeccable. No noticeable staffing challenges that you are seeing everywhere. Food was outstanding. Everyone at the table was happy with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and friendly staff, can’t wait to go back

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Molly
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

D.BA. offers a creative menu and an amazing dining experience.

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vipJamesN
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great environment. Our server was excellent.

DR
DRFG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food and outstanding service

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SSmith
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitors for a birthday celebration! Bartender Sarah and our waitress Jaden were both awesome. Very knowledgeable and straightforward about the menu items. Would definitely recommend

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Mark
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Nice ambiance. Great for that special night out.

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EugeniaP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends came from all over
the country for my baby shower in Akron. I planned a small dinner afterwards at DBA to show them great eats and fabulous atmosphere. They were so impressed by the deliciousness of every dish especially the duck and risotto. Server John was incredibly attentive, entertaining and upbeat. Hands down recommend and that’s saying a lot from a foodie :)

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jlwjeb
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent - both appetizers an entree. The server was friendly and knowledgeable; he even laughed at a couple of my "jokes". A truly good experience.

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vipBcubed
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night on the patio with Sam. Great food, great service, beautiful evening.

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RWells
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience…as usual! Food was excellent (the peppers were the PERFECT amount of savory and spice!) and the salmon was exquisitely prepared. Thank you for another wonderful experience!

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AmyW
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been here for a while, but it remains one of our favorite restaurants.
Great food, attentive and friendly service, and a great view from the patio all made our
dining experience very enjoyable.

JB
vipJamesB
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Chuck,” our waiter, was outstanding! Great recommendations, and he was very attentive and friendly. Top-notch service. Food was absolutely scrumptious!

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MattyT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall, great experience! The service was great, and the food was delicious! We were expecting a quieter setting, and it was a bit hot in the restaurant the night we went. Service was super quick and our waiter went above and beyond!

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Speakman
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience with attentive service and carefully prepared dishes in a confident, casual atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed with an evening out at DBA.

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Likes2dine
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tuna tartare, mushroom risotto, ribeye and filet steaks were all delicious. Could have used a bit more salt (we don’t use a lot usually) on all the dishes, but we were able to remedy that. We liked that you could do tasting servings for some of the dishes. It was our anniversary & marked that when making the reservation, but nothing was said. Another table near us was acknowledged for theirs & brought a dessert. Still a very nice dining experience for the food.

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vipChrisP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Greg was great. He was attentive and took great care of us.

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Happy
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. This is our go to place. We love the outdoor seating (especially during the pandemic).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food & wonderful service, as usual. FYI - Tasting menu only available with advance notice on Saturdays, so that was a minor disappointment. Also, of note, no staff or diners wearing masks.

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vipKathy
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food was fabulous. Our server, Greg, was great. The bar was busy… everyone was clearly working hard to make a great experience. Nice job!

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LindaS
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We all enjoy this restaurant overall. However the restaurant is beyond TOO DARK!!! Our server was great. The food was very good but not very hot.

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JasonD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this is an outstanding restaurant.
people are nice. service is good, although you can tell they are currently short staffed like everyone else.
we chose to do the "chef's table" experience as we had a birthday and thought it would be nice. we had allergies in the group i did not know about....but they did their best to accomodate.
only negative was that everything took way too long.
other than that... i would do it again... and will return often.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. We would go back anytime. Reservations were easily made the day of our dinner.

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 1405 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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