Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen
Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.darrylscornerbarboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 536-1100
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday: Reserved for private events and fundraisers

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.

    Sunday: Brunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Dinner 3 p.m. - 10pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: We do both drop-off and pick-up catering. Menu featured on our website at www.darrylscornerbarboston.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our party room can be reserved for a special occasion or private event. Please contact info@darrylscornerbar.com to reserve a corner of Darryl"s Corner Bar and Kitchen.
  • Private Party Contact: Presceia Cooper 6175361100
  • Special Events: Monday is reserved for complete buyouts to accommodate up to 100 guests for private events, while an intimate back room can accommodate up to 30 guests daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mass. Ave
  • Public Transit: Mass Avenue (Orange Line). Head away from Boylston and take a right on Columbus. You can"t miss our sign.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lot on North-Hampton, and street parking is available.
A word from Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen
The “corner bar” is always the best neighborhood hangout and an integral part of the community. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen is just that: the intersection of good friends, great food and live music. Owner Darryl Settles pours life back into the former Bob the Chef’s space with a sleek bar, exposed brick walls and sexy lighting that offers Roxbury, the South End and Back Bay the sophisticated social spot they’ve been craving. The southern-inspired menu is approachable yet dynamic. Diners can look forward to down home comfort food prepared with an uptown twist food in specialties like Traditional Louisiana style Gumbo; Roasted Haddock with Chorizo Corn Chowder and Marinated Tomato and Fried Chicken & Waffles. It's One of the few places in Boston to offer live jazz and R&B, Darryl’s hosts notable musicians 6 times a week. With its cool vibe, a friendly staff and late night menu until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (29)fit for foodies (29)vibrant bar scene (24)good for groups (22)great for brunch (20)romantic (15)special occasion (14)late-night find (13)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious
    Msangie08
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I went here for brunch while visiting Boston for the first time. The food was great! There was a campaign event going on that morning so service was a little slow due to it being crowded but overall it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Soul
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Returned to Darryl's for my usual fix of their delicious "glorifried" chicken (ask for it extra-crispy) that comes with two fabuolous sides. They were out of asparagus (my favorite) but the spinach was just as good and the black-eyed peas with rice wonderfully tasty. Service was considerate and friendly. Everyone there seems to be smili9ng. Had tickets for a concert (for which you get a discount) so had to leave just as the live jazz was starting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sunday brunch
    mealdoc
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    we had a great brunch experience with the jazz playing and the southern cuisine. hospitality was very good and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food But Loud
    BowTails
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Visited Darryl's on Friday night for dinner with my girlfriend and two friends. Had a nice table in the back that I hoped would afford a little more privacy for conversation, but the restaurant isn't very big, so the noise level was very loud no matter where you were in the place. The food and drink were superb and this is certainly a great little neighborhood gem - absolutely delicious food. The service was pretty spotty - drinks came out slowly but the entrees followed right on the heels of our appetizers. The live music was a nice touch, but the sound level during the dinner hour was so high we were talking loudly all through dinner and straining to hear each other. We'll be back but will adjust expectations for a second visit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunter
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food attentive staff outstanding music. Loved the shrimp and grits and catfish was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    At my last visit to Darryl's, there were two treats. One was a terrific jazz singer (didn't get her name unfortunately), and, since I wasn't too hungry, ordered only the country fried wings. Eight of them, very filling and very delicious. What can I say--I'm addicted to Darryl's fried chicken, whether a full dinner (with two delicious sides) or just wings. Scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was really good but the service was extremely slow and the waitress was not attentive at all. She would disappear for 45min at several periods of time even after handing us the bill and we were ready to go...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Catfish cravings...
    NettaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    ...whenever I have them, I go to Darryl's. Great food, welcoming friendly staff, good music...a perfect night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expect to wait
    Adevotee1VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    If u go to the restaurant expect to wait. Long line and must have reservations. Delicious food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great Jazz
    Pete
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for dinner. Our server was awesome, food was delicious, and the jazz band was great! If I could wish for one thing to improve this place, it would be to add 3 or 4 more beer options. Mixed drink list was great though, my girlfriend got a drink called "Between the sheets", she loved it. She also got a burger that was spiced and cooked perfectly. I got a BBQ chicken plate that was cooked perfectly as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • any hour of the day
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Darryl's is so much fun to go to any hour of the day. My usual time is dinner and I love the "glorifried" chicken, with some terrific live jazz in the background. This is a comfortable, delightful place to be, the food is delicious and filling, and the atmosphere is relaxed and lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner at Darryls
    Busman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our first waiter was very slow After complaining to manager Marcy waited on me and my family and she was a absolute gem !!! Dinner was excellent the live music was a nice touch We are defitely going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    born2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    First time dining here. Went for dinner with my daughter while visiting her at school. The food was quite good. Atmosphere good. Music too loud. Service was good until we needed our bill Waited 25 minutes after getting up twice. Our waiter never came over after dinner was served. He was too busy and never apologized when he finally brought bill. May try again but will ask for bill when dinner is served!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • TEESKI28VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wonderful place - great comfort food, superb service and lovely music! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honoring reservations
    RU4real
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I don't see what the point is of offering reservations if you can't honor them. Twice I have dined here and twice I have had to wait 45 minutes past my reservation time to get seated. It's ridiculous! Your front desk lady is a scatter brain - she has a difficult time seating guests even when there are plenty of open tables. This is quite perplexing. The live band is a great touch but the music has been so loud on both occasions that I could barely hear myself think. The braised beef and mamas lamb are delicious meals, flavorful and well prepared. The catfish appetizer is a waste of resources ... Just stop making it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-booked
    StillHungry
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Reached late for reservation. Told us it would be a 30 minute wait, left after waiting for an hour for a table with no end in sight.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the best, and denise as always made the drinks and got our drinks, she is the greatest. great night out, music can get a little loud, but great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • And all that Jazz
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If ur looking for southern hospitality and some great soul food, this is the place. The jazz band from Berkley was awesome and it was a great spot for a date night. I will say that the waiter did mix up the order a bit so my wife never got her mac & cheese, but the baked apples and black-eyed peas were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daryl's
    FredVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Daryl's is a great find- amazing food from catfish to chicken and waffles, with an excellent bar menu. The place is small- so don't go without a reservation! The live music is a great addition. The staff are friendly and courteous and you will never be rushed through your meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was extremely disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was slow. The wait staff was poor. I was not gapoy because I was celebrating my birthday. My reservation was cancelled. I never got a table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great pre-theater dinner
    gretchenginjp
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Came for dinner before a play at the Huntington. Fantastic food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good music scene
    arifattie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Second time here. Food was excellent, as before! I tried the delicious Shrimp & Grits. If you don't mind the extra calories, get a Mac & Cheese side, cooked just perfect. I was eyeing the BBQ ribs on the table next to us! Unfortunately they were understaffed for some reason, and the service was unbelievably bad: we were seated immediately (thanks to a reservation) but waited for about 20-25 mins before we got water or even any acknowledgment from the waitress (she was maybe one of only two serving in the entire restaurant). Part of it was probably that this was the day before the end of a Groupon deal, but still! Aside from the terrible waiting times (even later in the evening when most diners had left), the waitress was friendly/pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, comfortable setting
    JamesPVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was outstanding the jazz was great a perfect place for a birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    bobar
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fabulous. The cocktails were also excellent. Our waiter was excellent when he was around. The problem with the restaurant was that they didn't have enough waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rebeccaiVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    kids loved the bbq wings and mac and cheese. gumbo, jambalaya and salmon entrée were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun at Darryls
    GroupleaderVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a good time for girls night out...Staff are so professional and efficient. The fried chicken martini was amazing and my catfish with yams and mac n cheese was to die for... Live band and Dj following was great! Great date night or girls night out...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad & expensive buffet brunch
    LK63
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Their buffet brunch was so expensive, $24.95 for a meal including french toast, fried chicken, mac & cheese, potatoes, and other southern items like collard greens and grits. $24.95??! What a rip off for cheap food, and that doesn't include any drinks or coffee. I could've gotten an elaborate seafood brunch at a better restaurant for that cost. Plus the service was soooooo slow. The jazz was great but way too loud, so everyone was speaking louder to hear each other. Overall, I would never go back.
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  • Great for a group
    GreattimeVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    8 of us dined here prior to attending the theater. The only small drawback was that we were not seated until the entire party had arrived. Other than that, it was a fun evening. The staff was great, the food excellent and the live jazz combo playing a plus. Always a really good vibe at Daryl's. Another plus is that Daryl is a active supporter of the arts. If you have theater or symphony tickets, there is a 10% discount on your bill. Well done!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent service, atmosphere
    TONTOW
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great spot for any occasion. Terrific food, music and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor luck
    solomona152
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food: The food was absolutely delicious. We loved every piece of our meal. Lots of good comfort food! I'm actually from the south so this made me feel right at home. Plus it came out pretty quickly. Service: It took us over 20 minutes to be served at the table due to "getting lost in the shuffle" but our server was very kind and gracious once he arrived. Noise: There was a band that night which wasn't necessarily our cup of tea but more over we were seated right beside them-- my dinner companion was literally touching the musicians! Plus there was a birthday party happening beside us. These two things made for a VERY LOUD meal. We asked the hostess to be moved but she was unable to accommodate...
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 564 reviews are from the Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Not a place for conversation...
    devs49
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While I loved the ambiance of the place, I really don't understand why they serve meals - especially if your can't hear anyone you're speaking with over the music. The sounds really takeover the entire restaurant, which is fun, but not if you want to talk. The food was okay- nothing to really get excited over. I would go back for music- probably not for the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Music
    Vgreer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is a great place to eat and relax while listening to some great music. The staff is very responsive and attentive, from the hostess to the wait staff. The food is awesome, great southern delicacies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Southern Cuisine
    foodnjazz
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen exceeded our expectations. We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. The menu featured traditional southern favorites to more gourmet southern favorites. We were impressed by the manager/owner making his way from table to table to greet the customers and assess their experience. The wait staff was very accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious. Being jazz lovers, the best part was the jazz. The entertainment was an added treat. The group was phenomenal. We suspected that they were from the Berklee School of Music. This was confirmed when we asked one of the group members. Our only disappointment was that there was not a bowl placed near the group for tips.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Womp womp.
    NomBoston
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I want to like Darryl's. The menu is full of appealing options, the drinks are tasty, and the atmosphere is.... not something I love because I like quiet, but generally fun. However, 2 of the 3 times I've been here, the service has been terrible. This time, my girlfriend, her parents, and I waited 15 minutes to be sat for our reservation; the place was no where near full. We were seated at the end of their second dining room next to two empty tables that were not cleared of used dishes & glasses until midway through our meal. Our server appeared to listen to our orders, but did not, for example, bring an appetizer someone ordered as an entree with the meal. We spent long, dragging minutes waiting for our next courses. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scott
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Chicken and waffles were solid but didn't blow me away. The chicken was moist and perfectly cooked, just didn't have a ton of flavor. The service was perfect though and I'd definitely return. My wife's kale salad was thoroughly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience at Darryls. The food was great and we loved the live entertainment. My only complaint is that the drinks are a little pricey. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and a desert along with 5 drinks total. The bill came to around $150 and about half of that was the cost of drinks. Still worth the money, just thought I'd mention it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    SharonFan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always one of our favorite spots. The food is great. Music just as good. Service is stellar! So much fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music and food!
    Boston
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Restaurant manager greeted us at door and was super friendly. Awesome place to enjoy great food and music. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Sunday Jazz Brunch
    NMCS
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I frequent Darryl's quite a bit for brunch. Their food, jazz, and attentive waiters keep me coming back. Very friendly, efficient service, and you can't beat the all-you-can-eat soul food brunch with live jazz music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to dinner and a show, amazing!
    amerrin
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Darryl's before our Phantom of the Opera show. The food was amazing (where else can you get chicken and waffles), the beer was tasty, the waiting staff was friendly and quick, and the music was amazing. Overall, 5/5 - I will definitely be back. Also, we received a 10% discount just for showing our tickets!!! Great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.