Food was very disappointing for a Dante restaurant. My burger was ordered medium well. Came out rare. Took back but returned only slightly better and did not ask if any better. I think waitress was embarresed. Other meals just so so. Nothing special at all.
DBA is one of our regular, go-to places in Akron. Professional, attentive service without being intrusive. A creative menu that allows you to customize your entree to your preference. Excellent cocktails. Wish they had beer on tap, but a good selection of bottled beer. Nice patio for drinks during the warmer weather months.
Always a great time at D.B.A.'s. One of our favorite date night spots for high quality food and drinks with a great atmosphere.
Visiting from DC- An incredibly lucky find for dinner in Akron!
I had scheduled reservation but got their earlier, they were able to seat us right away with window seat . Ambiance is very romantic and quiet. The staff was very friendly and our waiter did an amazing job, very professional and exactly what you would think walking in. The courses came out a little slower than we'd like but the food was absolutely delicious! Worth the wait, and a bottle of wine helps as they have a very good selection.
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.
We came to D.B.A. for Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful and worth every penny.
Great food and service!
great menu, great service and very reasonable price for the quality it is a bit noisy for conversation
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.
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.
We went here for a date. The service was impeccable and the host was very professional and courteous. The food was absolutely outstanding.
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.
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
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.
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 !
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.
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!!
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.
Great food and service. Really appreciated the ambiance too.
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.
Food was delicious and our service was excellent. Looking forward to dining here again soon.
Great menu with staples and seasonal changes. Great service!
Side dishes were cold
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.
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.
Celebrated my birthday with friends at D.B.A. Food and service were amazing! Highly recommend.
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.
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!
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!
Extraordinary meal and great service. Just wonderful. What a surprise!
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.
Excellent food. Superior service. Great night.
Great atmosphere- delicious food- service was on point!
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!
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.
Some of the best pasta in Cleveland and Akron. Carbonara is awesome!
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.
Consistently great food and good (strong) drinks. Highly recommend the Smokin' Hot Daisy.
Great service; fantastic food- a must eat location in Akron