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“Outstanding Food, Service and Atmosphere Lacking”
Review of DABA Restaurant - CLOSED

DABA Restaurant
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: DABA opened in 2006 and since then has been offering a fine dining menu in combination with bistro style fare leaving something for everyone on the menu. Coupled with a full bar and a great eclectic wine list DABA also offers a tasting menu, with or without wine pairing. Reservations are a must on weekends. Also a charming double bar leaves opportunity to dine solo or keep it casual. DABA... How we advertise locally? "Ask Anyone."
Reviewed November 5, 2012

DABA gets high marks for their menu. The restaurant was slammed when we arrived on a Saturday night to dine at the bar. We found the atmosphere to be cold. The bartender was extremely busy and it was clear that he was very stressed. All in all, the service was robotic, but the food was stellar. Highly recommend the roe, arctic char, and the blt. We will return in hopes that they better staff for their busy dinner rush.

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Nice relaxing atmosphere with good service . Specials were exceptional spring rolls and herring and everything we had was very good . Enjoyed the varied menu

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Thank JJONyc
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Well I think the dishwasher has taken over the kitchen, I dont know if Dan has lost his touch with the kitchen,or what has happened, but its not good. The place is also looking a bit tired,maybe the cook is as well,to bad for Hudson as this was always a good place to eat.The portions if you can call them that, were small to begin with, well they took a dive too (you will need to eat after dinner) no salad, no bread,poor side with the meal like pickled cukes (cant get much cheaper)I guess he has made it to the peak and has decided to slide. oh well now he joins the list of the other pretentious over price ill prepared food joints overtaking HUDSON (most of them would never make it in THE REAL CITY)

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1  Thank tilefish
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I recently returned to DABA, after enjoying many delicious meals there in the past.
The meal was one of the worst ever. Many favorites were gone from the menu, and the choices turned out to be disappointing at best. We had the poached lobster. UGH! Dry, no sauce,with dry red "crunchies" on the side. and an accompaniment of carrots and salsify. OH, and a little piece of cantelope.
For dessert, hoping for a respite, we ordered the panecotta. No taste.....

It will be a long time before we try DABA again.

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Thank Urbanwoman52
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We broke our usual bi-weekly Hudson Friday dinner routine and tried DABA the other day. The menu and wine list looked interesting so we ended up sharing two starters (kale salad & tomatoes/ricotta/duck bacon) and two mains (Swedish meatballs & pork belly). Everything was very good - better than we expected.
There were some service issues. A pet-peeve of mine is when we sit down and we are immediately asked if we want drinks. We often decide drinks with food so say "just give us a moment". It bothers me when that turns into a 10 minute wait. We also waited quite a while for our first course (folks next to us were delivered two courses before we got anything). But the restaurant was busy and its a small kitchen. All was made "right" when server acknowledged the delay - more than good enough for me!
We will definitely be back...soon!

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Thank bigonion
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