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D.B.A.

4.4
4.4
1531 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 9 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 1,531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Akron

    Best Value

  • Akron

    Fit for Foodies

  • Akron

    Good for Groups

  • Akron

    Outdoor Dining

  • Akron

    Romantic

  • Akron

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CL

    CLCDD

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was a lovely evening. Food was good but not great. My husband wanted’no sauce’ on his burger and it came with sauce. The mushroom risotto was more like garlic risotto. Otherwise, though, it was a decent, pleasant night. Bar experience was quite good.
  2. BB

    BrentB

    Cleveland

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We’ve always enjoyed DBA’s food and service, and this visit was no exception. Their menu has changed since last time, and some of the price increases were startling.
  3. JS

    JanetS

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our 5th time at your restaurant. Every time we come, we bring new friends. We’ve never been disappointed. Very pleased !!
  4. H

    Highlander

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miranda was our server and she was excellent! The food was fantastic! Highly recommend the brussel sprouts and the pasta bolognese. Wow. Absolutely delicious
  5. FS

    FShah

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was great. The food was ok and they were out of things on the menu. The apps were not very tasty. Entrees were better. Pretty pricey for overall experience
  6. C

    Charai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience, the ambiance was nice and very inviting I had the prime filet and it was very tender . It melted like butter when I cut into it , cooked perfectly medium as I requested. And the lemon butter sauce was delicious. I will be going back!!
  7. K

    Kris143

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I'll start by saying our waiter was amazing. He helped us too navigate the menu, and have some great recommendations on food choices. The appetizers were phenomenal. We ordered the duck (done 3 ways) and green spaghetti, and both exceeded our expectations. For the entrees, my husband ordered the Duck, and I ordered the pork chop. His meal was fabulous. Mine, on the other hand, was almost completely raw. The outside crust, along with the seasoning, was really good. Unfortunately, that was all I was able to eat. I cut up the entire chop, then are the pieces I could find that were semi cooked through. I love pork when it's slightly pink, but this was like a rare steak. I had them box it up, because I figured I could reheat when I was ready for more of it. Was very hard to tell just how raw it was though, until we got back to the hotel and there was better lighting. I'm truly glad I didn't continue to eat it, because I probably would have gotten sick. As it was, my stomach was upset for the next two days. We ordered creme brulee for dessert, and that was also amazing. For the most part, it was a great experience, other than my 44 dollar entree. Please double check before serving pork dishes in the future.
  8. b

    bebe

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food was about 90% perfect. And we are very particular. Wish the wine list wasn't quite so pricey.
  9. DA

    DouglasA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ambience was ok. Starters were not good: braised beef short ribs were dry and bland while the charcuterie board looked like it came from Giant Eagle. Saying it was unimpressive would be a gross understatement - there were 4 slices each of mortadella, capicola, and salami with 3 small pieces of cheese, 4 olives, a pickled piece of cauliflower with a few pieces green peppers, some pieces of crustino and 2 cherries for $14. Oh and there was a small piece of pumpkin-brittle included which was good, but nit enough to carry the dish. Bottom line is this - don't order it. The pasta (pappardelle bolognese) was the highlight of the night and was fantastic! I could have eaten 4 bowls it was so good. The wine selection was solid but I found it odd there were no Chianti options especially since this place has an Italian vibe to it. Should you go here then order the pasta and try different starters than what we did.
  10. AJ

    AntonioJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  11. CM

    CraigM

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always had wonderful experiences, but this one went above and beyond. Outstanding dinner thank you DBA
  12. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of the best filet's we ever had ! prepared perfectly. Crab cakes were excellent, very flavorful. Would definitely go back. Friendly staff as well. Great job guys ! John and Denise
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good restaurant was very dark food and service were great
  14. S

    Steph

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was OUTSTANDING! Not only was he knowledgeable, but he was funny, witty and went above and beyond to make our visit fun and delicious!
  15. RS

    RobS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our guide Greg was amazing. He had a great presence that added to the evening.
  16. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Not our typical experience at this restaurant. The kitchen was very backed up, therefore we got appetizers AFTER salads. Drinks took a while. Three of us got our main dish while the other person waited. In addition, I put down we were celebrating a birthday and even confirmed with the hostess and no complimentary dessert was brought out. My Salmon was overcooked and not very good. High price for a subpar meal
  17. GP

    GerhardP

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the pasta servings
  18. TJ

    TraneeceJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loooooved!!! Was my first time here and I came to take some classy birthday dinner pics. I picked the perfect spot. The service was great, the food was amazing. Can’t wait to visit again!
  19. L

    Lisa

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We've been many times to DBA and have always had a great experience. So disappointed in the service. We sat for quite awhile before anyone came to our table. When Jamie finally showed up, she told us she had "gone for a wine run". No apology. We waited a long time watching our drinks sit on the bar waiting to be picked up. Had to ask another waiter to get them for us. Then she got my drink wrong. We sat for long periods of time between drinks and appetizers and appetizers and entrees. We are both veterans of waitering and understand how many places are understaffed, but the other patrons seemed to be getting their meals in a timely manner. Food was great, as always, but otherwise the evening was pretty much spoiled. Hope this was just an off-night!
  20. RO

    RobertO

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben was an excellent server. Food was delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dante does not disappoint. DBA was no different. We split the porterhouse for two and it was incredible. We will definitely be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and server was great. Geraline I believe was her name. The water girl Ava never let our glasses get empty. She has been there on all 4 of our visits and she is amazing. This is fast becoming one of our favorites
  23. CH

    CharlesH

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service good. Ordered appetizers and 1 entree. We like to make reservations early before the kitchen gets busy. Overall nice ambiance for dinner
  24. S

    Sharon

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a private room to celebrate our 27th anniversary
  25. CK

    CharlieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Chefs menu is dynamite, any choice will be a fabulous choice.
  26. BE

    BobE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As the stars indicate, what a great foodie experience! Smoked tequila drink...delish. Pork belly app...expertly prepared. 3 tastes pasta... great idea along with good flavor. Sea bass also prepared to perfection with the Forbidden Black Rice being the surprise star of the meal. Great service with only minor negative being the highly (over rated) broccoli cheese casserole a complete miss. All else was superb and will be back.
  27. P

    Primavera

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seared sea scallops cooked to perfection. 7 veggie salad is a must try- I get one to eat there and one to take home each time. Highly recommend the smoked tequila drink paired with the pork belly to start.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around! Great food and service.
  29. SR

    ShannonR

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my husbands birthday with our toddler daughter. We all had a great time and the food was excellent as always.
  30. AR

    AliciaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Greg, was very informational and attentive. Made it an even better experience. My first time at a restaurant with this level of accoutrements - and it was fabulous. Thanks Greg!!
  31. K

    Klein

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were fantastic!
  32. A

    Amber

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great as always, I had the scallops which were very fresh. My husband enjoyed the salmon. Our server, Shane was very attentive. It was a little louder than it normally is when we’ve been there.
  33. JL

    JLaw

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The food took an hour to come out, and when it arrived, it all was luke-warm or cold. The waiters were even complaining about how long it took the food to come out. I had high hopes for this place, but I will not be back. Poor management.
  34. JF

    JohnF

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was phenomenal- food was excellent.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ordered the porterhouse for two. Huge portion, perfectly cooked but seasoned poorly. Taste like it was not seasoned at all
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Their menu wasn’t inclusive their salad & a risotto weren’t impressive vegan options. Also, their staff wasn’t very knowledgeable about vegan food either.
  37. M

    Marlow

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The outside seating was nice and we enjoyed the dj. The food was good.
  38. TP

    ToddP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great.
  39. F

    Fletch

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Our waiter was very nice, but my wife and I did not have the greatest experience for a meal cost $180 after. 20% tip. We waited over an hour for our food and when it got there, there was hair in the Mac and cheese. We were told that they didn’t know know how that happened because the three chefs working were all bald. Then we were confused when a woman with very long hair returned to our table with Mac and cheese with very long hair and no hair net. We were celebrating our anniversary, but the entire night / mood changed after this moment. We are a boxed up the rest, but we’re completely turned off. As someone in management myself, I was completely thrown off that this was reported to management or that management never came out. We did not complain, but as someone who prides myself on customer service I thought we would have at least been compensated some type of way for the inconvenience on our anniversary night. We paid for the service with a smile, but I may not ever return to this establishment.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Chuck was fantastic. We had a great evening!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4.4 stars by 1531 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for D.B.A.

21 Furnace Street, Akron, OH 44308

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

  • 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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