Darfons Restaurant and Lounge
Darfons Restaurant and Lounge

Darfons Restaurant and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.darfonsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (615) 889-3032
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Albertson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Darfons Restaurant and Lounge
Family owned and operated since 1989, Darfons Restaurant & Lounge has provided high quality service and homemade food in a warm, pleasant atmosphere.
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Darfons Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (8)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (5)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • This is anot long time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been coming here for years and it is consistently good and service is always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice for Dinner
    BradVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    While traveling, I picked this restaurant for a quick meal. Darfons is a neighborhood restaurant with a friendly hostess and wait staff. I ordered the Filet Mignon and Yukon Mashed Potatoes which were cooked perfectly. The bar was full at 5:00 PM on a Wednesday and the 3 quarters of the tables were occupied. I choose to eat early because reservations were filled through 8:00 PM. While the food is upscale, dress and atmosphere are casual and relaxed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fast, Efficient, and Excellent Food. I can't come up with any negative to say about it. It's right next to the airport, so apparently they have been able to do all the optimization without affecting food quality. We were there during lunch, and it was very slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Moderate prices
    wannabfoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was very very good. Both my boyfriend and I were very pleased with our meals. The portions were also very large. I ate half my meal, and ate half the next day for lunch. Service was also very good. The waitress was friendly and knew the menu and beer list very well. Service was as I'd expect. The ambiance/feel of the restaurant was also good. The noise level was fine and the feel of the restaurant was exactly what i wanted for a night out for his birthday. My only complaint was that it was bit cold inside with the air on. We went there for my boyfriends 40th birthday and were very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    Nashville
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Hotel up the road recommended this location. Turned out to be a great place with excellent food. Salmon and swordfish was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great as always. I ordered the filet, and it was fantastic! The dessert was as good as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Darfontastic
    Paddilicious
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our hotel front desk staff recommended this place. Our thinking was its probably a neighborhood joint that the locals frequent. It is that and more. This location is convenient to Nashville airport and hotels. The exterior boasts a fine restaurant look. The interior did not disappoint. It was busy for a Monday night and the parking lot filled. The wait time was 30 to 45 minutes and that's when I said let me make a reservation - our reservation time at 8:00pm We were seated at 7:45. They take reservations seriously at this place! The gnocchi appetizer was the best I have ever had. I also had the filet mignon - medium and cooked perfectly. The mixed drinks list was quite interesting and lots to choose from and great tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Darfons Restaurant and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Bad service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food is always great and usually the service is pretty great too, but not tonight! We had to get up and find our waiter twice. He was not very helpful and had a bit of an attitude. Please bring back the customer service!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of towner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Hoping for a quality restaurant near our rather remote hotel...this is an excellent choice for food & service. Jill is the best waitress and the food was very very good. The gnocchi alfredo appetizer was fantastic...I mean incredible... as well as the garlic mashed potatoes with dinner. And I"m a damn good cook, so if I say it's good....it is :-)
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Darfons was a great stop, AGAIN!
    CaseyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    stopped in at Darfons and ate at the bar. Great scene there and great food. This was my second time in the Nashville area and we hit Darfons. I recommend.. casey consumermarinesupply.com
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful desserts!!
    mimiVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Chocolate cobbler is to DIE for!! never take it off the menu!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant to Try
    JJTennesseeVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Darfon's is a good restaurant to try if you have never been to the restaurant. Although the prices are a bit over-priced, the food was good. There is really nothing special about the restaurant. It is similar to Chili's or Ruby Tuesday's, except that the prices are higher. The service could definitely see some improvement. The service we received from the waitress reminded me of "beer house cocktail waitress" service. The server was cold, basic, and lacked courtesy. I might go back if a group of people from work choose this place, but I will personally not choose this place if given the choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thursday Family Dinner at Darfon's
    FitnessbabeVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Enjoyed a peaceful family dinner at Darfon's after landing at BNA on 29 May 2014. The soup and salad options are not the best and lacked flavor and creativity. Recommend going with the usual suspects such as sandwiches and burgers. Service is friendly however.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Choice!
    Kims
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Service was exceptional and friendly. The food was delicious. Salmon entree some of the best we have ever had. Ambience was great. We had reservations here after our flight landed in Nashville. Our flight had been delayed before departure, we called and they made reservation for an hour later with no problem. We will definitely dine here when any time we are in Nashville or recommend for those going.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    In town for Business staying near the airport . This was a great place food was delicious and had no complaints. Bar was crowded but I assume this would always be the case for this Hot Spot
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I made a 40 mile roundtrip
    Dad05
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I made a 40 mile roundtrip to eat here because the reviews were so good. It was ok...but not worth the effort for most locals. If you are staying out by the airport, this is probably a good local option. The restaurant has a concrete floor and hard ceilings so it is very loud (i'm 52 so I'm an old person). It's kind of like an O'charleys or a Longhorn Steaks...adequate but not memorable. Also...there was a large group there that night...so the servers were struggling to keep up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never dissappointed:)
    ReadytofeastVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The Kale Salad is the Bomb!!! Love it ! The bartender makes a perfect Sidecar:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Datenight
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Darfons is a great find in an area that you wouldn't expect. I wasn't sure what to expect. We made reservations for a Saturday night at 7:15. And they actually sat us immediately, unlike many places where a reservation doesn't necessarily mean you get sat on time. The service was very good, when we said we wanted to wait to order our dinner after we had ordered drinks and an app, the waitress respected that and gave us time, instead of checking back a ton of times. The food was excellent! I have the chicken davinci.... it was delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent and good
    ReadytofeastVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We used them a lot because I have lots customers in the area. They do excellent drinks as well as appetizers and entrées it is a very delicious spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick service, great food!
    foodie4life
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We reserved out table prior to arriving, obviously. There were many people waiting, oh those that don't have this tool.We started the night off drinking some local stout. We choose a Caesar salad and house green salad. Both were prepared well and very tasty. I chose the Jack Daniel's chicken burger. This was mediocre, not the best. He chose the catfish burger. He didn't like the overdose of picked onions. Too much of a good thing is bad. Overall, the experience was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Fred
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is a great place to eat if you are in the vicinity of the airport. (It is 5 minutes from the Airport Marriott.) We dined on a Saturday night and there was an all evening happy hour. Our group had pasta and steak entrees and all were pleased. The Mediterranean pasta with Shrimp and Scallops was memorable and the rib eye steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. The ambiance was nice and the service was impeccable. Prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to the hotel
    Ellenski
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was good, as we had the prime rib, it was very tasty, but a bit tough. Ceaser salad was great. Overall we really had a good time there and would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    BrownSuga
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This is a nice place to have a great meal. Service was great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYE night out
    Diningdoc
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Very good food in a fun but not rowdy atmosphere Group aged 25-59 and all enjoyed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Ceres
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We are from out of town and chose Darfon's based on the information on Open Table. We were very pleased with the restaurant. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. We will definitely come back during our next trip to Nashville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too fast?
    crescentcityfan
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Wonderful food and friendly service in a casually elegant atmosphere. The cocktail selections were varied and we'll - crafted. Good variety of appetizers. My fish special had a parmesan-pesto crust so good that I tried to recreate it the next night. Our only complaint (if this is one,) was that our dishes came out too quickly, so we were gone in less than an hour. If you want to linger, we suggest oordering courses one at a time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Lovefood
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Food was delicious and service was great for our group of 6.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I have eaten here several time and they GREAT every time...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food, great drinks...minute
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    awesome food, great drinks...minutes from Nashville airport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another home run!
    burceh
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was great as usual. We invited a friend and she loved it. Darfon's now has another fan. She plans to have her son and family eat there when they arrive from the west coast for Christmas. We had such a good time that when my wife looked at her watch she couldn't believe we had been there for over an hour. We ended up having to rush to get to TPAC on time. The service was fast and courteous. We've had the same server before and she recognized us, even though we hadn't been there for months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant close to airport
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We were in from out of town and wanted a nice place to eat that wasn't too far from our hotel. This restaurant fit the bill. The food was good - I had the NY strip and my husband had the prime rib and our waitress was absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere was nice too. We had an enjoyable evening. Would definitely recommend to anyone, especially those staying near the airport, who doesn't want to go all the way into downtown Nashville for a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appears to be a place for
    Suze
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Appears to be a place for people to hang out after work for a drink or so, also, looks like it is a great local place. We were going to Bridgestone Arena for a concert, and decided to stay outside the city, after trying to book restaurant downtown, realized we were better booking somewhere closer to hotel and then taking taxi down to arena and back. This was a nice restaurant to do this.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GHad a great date!
    ItsOfficialTaylor
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    My girlfriend absolutly loved the food and so did I!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Darfons is consistent
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Three of us went for dinner and each entree was excellent. Fresh and large portions. We had the salmon, ribs and prime rib and each shared a taste of the other's. All commented on how great and consistent the food was. Server was attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than the reviews!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    What a nice evening. We were promptly seated and offered water and bread with a garlic olive oil...had to refrain from going over board, the dip was so tasty. My husband and I were splitting a meal and he chose the caesar dinner salad. I picked the house salad. When my salad didn't arrive when my husband's did, I asked the waitperson to please serve mine, that was when we discovered she put in an order for a full salad. She promptly fixed that and when the ribeye steak we ordered was served, she brought an additional plate and knife. She recommend the red potatoes mash and it was delicious. Also ordered a side of mushrooms. Too full for desert. The wine list was very nice and we chose a good California red that complimented the steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Tori
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We were in town and were looking for a reasonably priced restaurant to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The waiter provided us superb service. The food was delicious and we were delighted when we received our creme brulee by how great it tasted. Very pleased with our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    Traveler25
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We were a little worried when we saw the extensive menu. We started with a baby kale caprese. I had grouper over sweet potato and green beans. Cooked perfectly. My husband had the beef tips in a pasta with blue cheese. Tomatoes both sundried and grape, asparagus and artichoke in a creamy sauce. The portion of pasta was perfect. Loved that the meat was cooked perfectly. The dessert of mango ginger Stilton cheese paired with Marcona almonds and lemon wafers with a chutney was an unexpected offering and excellent. Keith was an excellent waiter. He was present to ask about our first bites and suggest pairings of wine and port. Very knowledgable about the menu and not afraid to make suggestions. Will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only choice if staying at airport
    billreedredVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    if staying next to the airport, just not much to choose from, so this is your best bet I usually eat at the bar as a solo guest, much of locals that are very friendly I think their pasta dishes are the best choice only 4 beers on tap but two are local brews which is good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    sigma
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Took my Canadian business team to Darfons for Dinner and were pleased with their steaks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    My husband and I met friend for dinner at Darfon's. The staff was very friendly and attentive, without being obtrusive. Food was served promptly. My husband had the swordfish, which was excellent. Three people + a couple drinks + a shared (large) slice of key lime pie = $73.00. Ambiance is nice, albeit a little loud. Seating was comfortable. It was great to go to a local place and not a "chain" restaurant. We will be back, for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.