D.B.A.

4.8
1263 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 Nick Machaskee. Join us soon for an evening to remember!

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.

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 1263 people are saying
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4.8based 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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Brbrtnbrn
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for four of us after being fully vaccinated. Went to The Speakeasy for cocktails - and they were excellent.
Followed up with dinner at Dba. Mussels, Shrimp Cocktail, Burrata, and the large Porterhouse for two with three sides. Wonderful food. Excellent service. Ran into people we know and stayed around for some after dinner drinks.
A great night. It felt like old times!

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JamieZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Eh.. overpriced steaks that were not memorable. Noisy. Service good and no complaints.
Expected a wow experience but was underwhelmed

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vipMauiHudson
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We look forward to going back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Second time in a month going here and I will continue to support this local spot. They checked all the boxes one expects in a nice evening out

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vipAmyd
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jon was delightful. Enjoyed our experience very much!

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ShanonH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at D.B.A. It was our 20th anniversary and I could not have picked a better restaurant. This place was amazing. The food is delicious, our server John was awesome and very knowledgeable on the wine pairing. I opted for the chef's table with wine included.
We've celebrated other occasions at Ken Stewarts, Hyde Park, and Flemings, by far D.B.A is the best. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business dinner. Our waiter John was absolutely amazing!!

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JasonD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we celebrated our 20 year anniversary and they made it special. Matt worked hard to make us feel comfortable and to educate us on the best menu items. Mussels were off the charts and the bartenders favorite martini matches mine. great evening start to finish.
will be regulars.

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GregoryV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was awesome. Our waiter was amazing!

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vipBobFred
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and very good COVID protocols in place.

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Edward
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal, had a private dining room. Server was attentive to our needs, Risotto appetizer was great!

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NatalieW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Great atmosphere as well

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vipjlwjeb
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we had to eat was excellent: appetizers, salad, main course. Our server Brad was very, very good as well.

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TaylorW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. Our waiter John was amazing. Service was fast, drinks were A1 and food was delicious. Not one complaint.

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Gruve
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just another night of exceptional dining at D.B.A. , which we have found to be the norm at this Akron gem. The food prep, service, drinks, and atmosphere were all beyond compare. I ordered my strip steak "Pittsburgh rare", and it was cooked to perfection. The Friday special fried fish was a huge filet, crispy outside and flaky inside...wonderful. The wait staff is always great, but if you are lucky enough to get Matthew as your server, you are fortunate indeed. Matt is knowledgeable, funny, and attentive without being intrusive. Just a great guy. It was my wife's birthday, and Matt made sure to make it a very special evening for her

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vipBrentB
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DBA is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant in the Akron area. The food and the service were superb. Our vegetarian friend enjoyed the dishes available, and the seafood eaters among us enjoyed the green spaghetti (with shrimp), the scallops and the tuna steak special. The server had a great personality and excellent timing.

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Adie
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As 1st timer, I was super impressed. Service was awesome! Food was superb.

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vipBrittany
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Scallops were phenomenal!

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williamM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary. The shrimp and calamari appetizers were simply amazing - never experienced such light batter. Caesar salad was the low point - no anchovies but still nice. Seared scallops with Mac their noise level was more like a sports bar, not one of the classy restaurant in Akron. Will definitely return.

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davelees1
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service from one of our favorite restaurants in north Akron.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual. Great service. Who would have thought green spaghetti would taste this amazing.

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StaceyK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy, fun, great atmosphere. Our food, salmon and linguine bolognese was outstanding and our waiter, Jon, was so personable and funny!

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KaylaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for an anniversary dinner. Ambiance was nice and the staff was very attentive. The food was absolutely exquisite. Will definitely come back. The prices were very fair for the quality of the food and experience.

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vipGregg007
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday with friends, food choices are wonderful, even during COVID.....I enjoyed shrimp tempura, crab cakes and an amazing burger, topped off with Nutella pie 😎. Looking forward to the next visit. Our waiter Greg always is on top of his game and has a great connection with his customers.

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vipAmyd
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Shrimp tempura is a must!

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WMaso
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

DBA is one of my favorite spots to grab drinks or dinner. Love the atmosphere and employees make you feel welcomed & comfortable.

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ShenanM
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meals, our drinks, and the service was incredible! This is why we keep coming back to DBA.

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vipKentgirl
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (especially our waiter Jon) was fantastic!

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Server Matt was amazing. Food was spot on delicious! Ambiance was very chic and releasing.
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at DBA for another date night. Jon was our server. Hands down some of the best top notch service ever with him. Very accommodating, gave great recommendations, knowledgeable sales, awesome personality, and he never skipped a beat or left us hanging at all. Highly recommend DBA. The food was INCREDIBLE. And the mixed drinks were in point!

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AustinE
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wife is petitie and on the shorter end. The waitress made sure to ask her how old she was in a demeaning tone. The waiter seemed dumbfounded when my pregnant wife asked what non alcoholic beverages they offered. The dry aged ribeye was rather flavourless and the herb crust had zero noticeable taste. It was at least cooked to order correctly. The duck fat fingerling potatoes and heirloom carrots were tasty. My companions enjoyed their filet. Not sure if this steak was just a miss that night but it lacked so much flavour you would expect from a ribeye. Not what I was hoping for from such a pricey place. I don't think I would return, I left the building and I thought how I should have ordered a pizza from luigi's across the street.

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vipDR525
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt our waiter exceeded expectations! Can’t say enough positive about this restaurant and the experience it
provides!!

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vipOctober
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service were all superb.
You can’t go wrong with any menu item.
Our favorite is the filet, heirloom carrots and truffle fries. Newer to the menu but now an absolute favorite is the 21 vegetable salad.

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vipBrentB
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service at DBA were exceptional and we will return. My friend and I shared the wings appetizer, and he had scallops and I had strip steak for the entrée. All was delicious. The server was friendly and did not make us feel rushed. The only negative to the evening was an extremely loud party at the front of the restaurant. Their noise practically overwhelmed the rest of the restaurant at times. That's why I gave only three stars for Ambience, although I do think the restaurant is designed well.

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JoanM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our experience there. Already have our next reservation set for Valentines Day.

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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!

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 1263 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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