Worth a visitI had been to this restaurant several times before and keep returning because of the quality of the food and the service attention to detail. The menu changes but the food remains consistently good. Tables are spaced far enough apart so you don't feel like you are sitting on someone's lap however, you can still overhear another table's conversation. The wine list allows you to choose how much you would like to drink. Red, white and sparkling wines are served in 2, 4, 6 oz portions of your choice. Bottles are also available.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved itTried Daryl's before a show at the State theater (right around corner). My wife and I thought the food was splendid. She had the special scallops (superb) I had the duck (mahgnificent). The server Lisa was very attentive and helpful since this was our first time here. look forward to coming back again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA great meal AGAINOnce again we had a superb meal. First time for the duck, and the two of us who had it thought it was a great dish. It was cooked perfectly. and the currant and red wine reduction was exceptional. The other two diners had the pappardelle with shredded short ribs and loved it. The potato soup with mushrooms was the best of the apps. Service was very good early on, but then we had some trouble getting our server's attention, and it took about a half hour to get our deserts. If you're going to an 8:00 show, better get a reservation no later than 5:45. All in all, another very good dining experience, and though we live near the ocean in monmouth county, it's well worth the drive.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDaryl is my number one favoriteDaryl is my number one favorite restaurant and I include NYC, D.C., Morristown, Bernardsville and New Brunswick in "my dining region." What more can I say?4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fantastic meal!...weWhat a fantastic meal!...we will be coming frequently!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodFood was excellent. Waitress knowledgeable. Only problem was we waited 45 minutes for our entrees after our salad plates were cleared. So long I thought they forgot us. I was told by the wait staff they were not allowed to talk to the chef. If that is true they need a wake up call. We almost left. However everything was very good and I plan to eat there again next trip thru town.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the gorgonzola toast withTry the gorgonzola toast with crispy duck and honey- it will not disappoint! Excellent wine list (to be expected), great ambience and the menu was very innovative. We had the oxtail ravioli and spicy tuna tartare- both delicious. I also tried a great cocktail called 'Trouble'. Yum.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful find near the theatresWonderful find near the theatres in New Brunswick. Attentive staff and perfectly portioned food.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findHaving never eaten in this area before we were a party of 4 that was greatly surprised. Decor is outstanding and seating was benches that were extremely comfortable. Food was outstanding although the wait time for the food was too long.. Two people shared the seafod dumplings and then they had the strip steak special. One person had the duck meat balls and the duck special.No one left anything on their plate. I had the celery root appetizer which was outstanding. I also had the tuna tartare. although good, I would have prefered some crostini served with it. All in all great find. The waiter was not as attentive as he could have been When we asked for descriptions of food he was not great in details so we all got the impression he was new.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were surprised and happyWe were surprised and happy to find this restaurant in downtown New Brunswick, just across the street to a very convenient and inexpensive parking garage. Literally, walk out the parking garage door, walk into the restaurant. The staff (Carle was our waiter) was excellent and attentive. The food was creative and delicious, and there are several dinner selections under $20. Also, the wine selection is superb. We went for a birthday celebration for my daughter and we will definitely go back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were all (4 of us) impressedWe were all (4 of us) impressed by this restaurant. Everything I tried was excellent, especially the seafood/fish dishes. Can't wait to go back and try something else.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a good choice!We picked daryl online mainly for convenience - in the New Brunswick theater district and with a broad enough menu to satisfy both of us. What a good choice we made! The meals were fantastic. Excellent food, well prepared and presented. Great wines and service, as well. The only problem was actually deciding which one of the menu offerings to order.
The restaurant is a 45 minute drive from home, but we'll be back, and not just because of a theater evening.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Wine and Food ExperienceDaryl Wine Bar provides fantastic opportunities to explore extremely fresh ingredients in imaginative combinations. The appetizers are certainly worthwhile exploring all by themselves, the entrees have great portions, and the desserts are artistic creation. The favorite part is the wide selection of global wines that allows you to explore new tastes.
Commendations to Fia Barisha, manager of Daryl WIne Bar, and her staff for outstanding service and attention. We sometimes just let them order the wine flights for us, and have always been pleasantly surprised.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM