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“DELICIOUS FOOD AMIDST A CHARMING AMBIANCE” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dada

Dada
Ranked #4 of 405 Restaurants in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,273 reviews
910 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 783 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS FOOD AMIDST A CHARMING AMBIANCE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

I made it a point to arrive here early, for dinner. A lovely view as I walked to the entrance. The outside seating was in the front yard, most of which was paved with Chicago (used) bricks, adding character to the premises. Large, leafy trees in the yard dining area with decorative lamps dangling from metal chains. Tufts of fancy grasses and patches of flowers ringing the bricked area. A low, white picket fence enclosing that space. Wooden tables and tables of metal with stone tops surrounded by wooden chairs with black, filigree metal set around the copious foliage. The front porch with sofa seating. Very charming, I thought, and with character. Most inviting.

I strolled indoors to check out that ambiance before deciding where I would sit. More neat tables with stone tops. The bar fronted by barstools with high backs of black, wrought-iron in various designs. Attractive artwork on the walls. Warm and inviting, but I opted for a table in a corner on the front porch so I could have a commanding view of the porch, yard, and diners filing in. Music, which a waiter characterized as indie rock, from Pandora pumped from speakers inside and out.

I started with an appetizer, the Short Rib Flatbread: "braised short rib, scallions, water chestnut, blue cheese, guava & sweet soy drizzle." It was delicious.

Then came my entrée, the Butternut Squash Ravioli: "thyme cream, asparagus, vine ripe tomatoes & artichoke hearts." It had a wonderful plate appearance. And it was absolutely delicious. I only wish there had been more of it. It was of appetizer proportions but at entrée prices.

My rating is actually a 4 1/2.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Delray Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had not dined at this restaurant for several years - for no reaason - however, I am now a fan!
Startiing with an amazing coconut Mojito that wakes up your tastebuds - I jumped in.
Their pork "wings" with fig balsamic sauce was so succulent and flavorful I wanted more. The kale ceasar salad was large enough to share and crunchy fresh with just the perfect amount of crushed hard boiled egg that gave it a lovely creaminess.
But the crown jewel were the moist and flavorful crab cakes served with perfect fresh crisp green beans and mushrooms,

The service was so friendly and immpecable that I forgot I was sitting in a lovely garden.
After dusk and the invasion of some mosquitos - the lovely server, Jessica, brought me some Cutter bug spray which alleviated the issue.

hats off to the management for an incredible dining experience!
a new fan, Joan Schnell

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joan S
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Good Food - Very Noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I ate at Dada this past Saturday night. We ate inside, in the room with the ant wallpaper. We should have sat outside. The noise from the conversations was very loud. The waitress had to almost scream to tell us the specials. The food and service were very good. My wife had the crab cake app. it was wonderful. She had the butternut ravioli and loved it. I had the pork chops, also very good. We did not have desert because of the noise, but they looked great.
I will go back and sit outside.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank davidc60
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Delray Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place. Bring friends and family. You'll love it. I always bring my friends from out if town. It's relaxing and fun. Also have been to a fashion show. Well done

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been going here for years now, the food is always good but best of all is the friendliness of the managers and the staff. Really top notch and they truly care about your experience Best out door dining in the county!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Delray_andy
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