dbar is dedicated to creating extraordinary restaurant experiences every single night.
Owner Brian Piccini and Chef Chris Coombs have found the secret to success when it comes to culinary destinations in Boston, opening and maintaining some of the best restaurants in New England. Recipients of countless awards, the duo is committed to pursuing perfection and creating an unparalleled experience for their guests. Their attention to detail, creativity, and teamwork have become benchmarks of successful business owners nationwide.
Our team of passionate hospitality professionals serve exceptional food and drink in exciting environments with signature flair. We believe passion produces excellence, communication is fundamental, and that we’re hospitality agents, not gatekeepers. Celebrations happen every day in our beautiful space, thanks to a hard-working team committed to excellence.
Brian Piccini, Owner
For proprietor Brian Piccini, the road to becoming one of Boston’s most successful restaurateurs was hardly a typical one. But this atypical journey, powered by his endless well of energy and passion for the business of hospitality has propelled dbar to an iconic status in Dorchester, and developed the unique and successful portfolio of Boston Urban Hospitality through his leadership as CEO.
Brian’s first experience in the industry came at the age of 18 where as pianist for The Top of the Hub he learned the ins and outs of the guest experience. Even while working full-time as a server and bartender, his entrepreneurship couldn’t be contained by hospitality alone—he also opened a studio and produced dance music, studied neuroscience at Northeastern and developed real estate—using his earnings from his restaurant jobs. This 360-skill set coupled with a relentless desire for discovering new places and experiences through global travel perhaps explain best Piccini's gift at transforming failed restaurants into vibrant, successful, award-winning businesses.
Chris Coombs, Chef
Chef Christopher Coombs has become one of Boston’s top chefs and restaurateurs. Known for his impeccable culinary technique and love of seasonal, local ingredients (especially those of the Northeast), Coombs oversees the culinary teams at his three exemplary restaurants: dbar, Deuxave, and Boston Chops.
Under Coombs leadership, dbar has become a Boston classic, combining exquisite culinary creations in a relaxed, neighborhood atmosphere. He keeps the dbar menu on the cutting edge with a steadfast devotion to seasonality and local ingredients. Being named one of “Forbes 30 under 30” in 2012 catapulted Coombs onto the national stage. He works with influential brands including Mercedes-Benz and Hood Dairy as a brand ambassador and has been speaking at trade and education events around the country. He has appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped” and was featured in Food & Wine magazine.
Coombs lives with his wife and new son Carter in Boston and like any good born and bred New Englander supports the Red Sox and the Patriots with unabashed loyalty.