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About D.B.A.

D.B.A. is a modern restaurant, in a modern setting, right on the edge of downtown Akron. The restaurant showcases an elegant dining space, private dining room, great cocktails, a late night bar and a spacious, comfortable patio. Chef Josh Kielman kitchen is guaranteed to dazzle.

21 Furnace Street
Akron, OH 44308
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00-close

Cross Street:
Main St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(330) 375-5050

Website:
http://www.danteakron.com/

Catering:
DBA restaurant can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size.

Executive Chef:
Dante Boccuzzi

Private Party Facilities:
D.B.A is a premier private dining 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 80 people inside and 45 outside on our beautiful patio. Featuring innovative seasonal cuisine, a superb wine selection, impeccable service, flawless planning and execution, our sophisticated dining experience draws clients from around the world. Book a private dining room or the entire restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Dave Sharp: (330) 375-5050

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly wine dinners and special events. Please call 330.375.5050 for more information.

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D.B.A. Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Visiting from DC- An incredibly lucky find for dinner in Akron!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Great appetizer, my date loved her food, my steak was absolutely amazing, MINUS I ordered it medium rare and it was cooked on all levels of the temp scale, the center was way over done. Didn't ruin my experience was something to pay attention to.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

We came to D.B.A. for Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful and worth every penny.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Went out for Valentine's Day and had a wonderful experience. Service was fantastic, bar drinks were great , and our meal was amazing. Will be back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

great menu, great service and very reasonable price for the quality it is a bit noisy for conversation

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place never disappoints! Great service, amazing food, outstanding atmosphere !

I highly recommend it for anything from a intimate date night to a group gathering.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another excellent meal. We took friends that have never been to DBA and they loved it. Looking forward to going back. The food is great and the service perfect. Summer is a great time to visit due to the fun outdoor seating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went here for a date. The service was impeccable and the host was very professional and courteous. The food was absolutely outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was very poor. For a party of three, it took 40 minutes for our drink order to come out and around an hour and 30 minutes for our food to come out. In total, our dining stay was over 2 hours for three people with one drink and dinner. We have been to Dante’s other restaurants and the service and food have typically been fantastic. Overall, very poor dining experience at this location.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We ordered the Salmon and the scallops both were too sweet! The risotto didn’t have any flavor. We paid $30 for each meal.

We liked the waitress. I can’t remember her name. I know she was new.

Probably will not return

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I had dined here before so thought we would go for New Years. We looked on the website and didn’t see anything saying there would be a special menu. When we got there it was a very limited menu and $110.00 per couple. The portion sizes were small which for this type of restaurant seems to be the norm but it wasn’t worth $55.00. We would go back but not for New Years.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice leisurely dinner with friends , server was great very attentive. Food was great , good drink selection also . A lot of private little nooks . Was a large gas fire just outside the window by our table !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The night was perfect. Really enjoyed the drinks, meal and dessert. The four of us shared everything and raved about each meal. We will be definitely bringing more friends here.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful as always! DBA continues to be my favorite restaurant in Akron. We brought another couple from out of town and they loved it as well. Our server was Ally (we have had her before) and she was excellent!! From the great service to the delicious food, you know that DBA is doing something right. Fresh bread and hummus are complimentary and very good. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and our glasses were never empty. Highly recommend and a big thank you to Ally for her awesome service!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and service were fine, though the food needed a bit of seasoning. However, the table we sat at was very small and near the door so that everytime the door opened for a guest or the valet, freezing air (literally) washed over us and our food. Also, the table next to us was seperated only by a few inches and a thin white curtain. We were practically dining together, which was not ideal for a date.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and service. Really appreciated the ambiance too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

DBA has become MUCH TOO NOISY FOR MY TASTE. We were at a beautiful table for two at the front window, but the noise from adjoining tables and especially the bar area was unbearable . Our waiter could barely hear us to ask questions. It is a shame that the young professionals that frequent nice restaurants don't know what "professional" means. It does NOT include lack of consideration for everyone else in the establishment. I was sorry we went to DBA.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was delicious and our service was excellent. Looking forward to dining here again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great menu with staples and seasonal changes. Great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Side dishes were cold

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is exceptional. The décor and theme of the restaurant is awesome! We enjoy sitting at the bar, but sitting at the tables is very cozy also.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

For years this was one of my favorite spots in Akron. The 21 vegetable salad is one of the most interesting starters you could come across anywhere. Overall, however, this is a place that has certainly lost its luster. There haven’t been any significant menu changes in years, the tables have a gummy residue, and the cocktail and wine list is uninspiring. Even the bathroom is looking a bit beat up. It seems as though they are at an inflection point where the question is, Do we spend the money and revamp the physical plant, update the menu and reinvigorate the staff or do we just let this slowly die on the vine and say we had a good run as a cosmopolitan restaurant in a small city? I hope it’s the former, but I’m not sure.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with friends at D.B.A. Food and service were amazing! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vegan, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic!
Great atmosphere. Great food.
Others our first time there and we really enjoyed it. Some friends recommended it so we tried it out for a "date night" without the kids. We will be back soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved everything about our evening at DBA. The ambiance, the drinks, the service, and the food were all amazing! The pumpkin cavitelli was excellent, and my salmon was prepared perfectly. Chef is very talented!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful place... this was about my 5th time there and I had a great time as usual.... if you are a foodie and you appreciate amazing chefs and a great ambiance this place is for you. Of course it's pricey but when was this level of service and food not pricey? My favorite meal? The filet mignon or salmon with foie gras is to die for!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Extraordinary meal and great service. Just wonderful. What a surprise!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I enjoyed D B A and would go again. The wine selection was adequate but not large, just enough of every type, I had a very good Malbec. The starters were just ok but the sauces for the starters were excellent. The calamari was a bit to dry and we also got a shellfish mixed plate, shrimp, oysters and lobster were good but the split crab claws were very dry. We both had a steak, I had the filet which was delicious and the toppings, I had blue cheese and my friend had something crusted. The entrees were excellent. The server was very attentive but not annoying so just about perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent food. Superior service. Great night.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great atmosphere- delicious food- service was on point!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I had been there 4 or 5 years ago and loved it, for some reason I never thought about going back. I was there last week and realized I had been making a huge mistake, this will definitely become a regular dinner spot! We went before a show during the week, I had the strip and she had the salmon. She had the "millions of peaches" martini and I had a great bourbon. Everything was fantastic!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always excellent at D.B.A.! Our server Nate was wonderful, food and drinks delicious and overall a nice evening. We were entertaining friends from Canada and they thoroughly enjoyed everything as well.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Some of the best pasta in Cleveland and Akron. Carbonara is awesome!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good was excellent. The service was very good and the wine and drink menus not overpriced as they are in some higher end restaurants. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Consistently great food and good (strong) drinks. Highly recommend the Smokin' Hot Daisy.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service; fantastic food- a must eat location in Akron

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Green spaghetti very bland and shrimp too small with no flavor waitress and host both recommended dish?
21 vegetable salad fabulous

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Wonderful as always! Everything was delicious and our server, Ally, was excellent. DBA is one of my favorite restaurants and they continue to excel in food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our waitress, Paige, was phenomenal! We haven't laughed that much in a long time. She new the menu inside and out, gave us great recommendations, and knew a lot about wine. She was my spirit animal! When we go back, we are hoping we can request her.

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