Great times at a wonderful
Great times at a wonderful neighborhood establishment.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great great food, extremely
Great great food, extremely attentive service. Our only complaint (and for 3 visits, this was the first time it was a problem) was the music: WAY too loud for a small space. Even being in the backroom in the farthest table, we could hardly hear each other talk.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lots of fun to have a delicious
Lots of fun to have a delicious meal AND great music. Music starts 7ish so you can enjoy it while you dine. Other places seem to start music late.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
WHole staff very friendly
WHole staff very friendly and helpful without overdoing it. Creative versions of classic foods were done very well (and food was plentiful). The band last Friday was terrific - mellow and relaxing and not too loud to prevent conversation.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch
The Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch was a lot of fun. The jazz was lively (and very well played), the food was classic southern cooking, which we loved. The restaurant was a bit crowded (it was Easter, after all) but had a festive atmosphere. The restaurant had a lot of character. We had never been to Darryl's before but we would like to go back again to listen to more jazz!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for Easter brunch
We went for Easter brunch for our first visit. Staff excellant, food excellant, loved the music ( a little loud).
We will definitely return!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was Easter Sunday so everybody
It was Easter Sunday so everybody was upbeat, but it seemed the staff was naturally friendly and positive. From the hostess to the waiter to the musicians to the gentleman who appeared to be the manager, everyone was intent on making sure we had a good experience. The food choices were excellent - from healthy to southern comfort - with something for everybody. I can't say enough about the experience. Exceptional in every respect.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food. Really nice
Fabulous food. Really nice staff. Outstanding music but way too loud for comfort. We were seated right next to the jazz combo and we literally could not speak for the hour set that they played. It was uncomfortably loud, probably unsafely loud. I realize the place is small but I would recommend that they put the jazz group up against the far wall at the bar end of the restaurant. That way they could set up another dining table where the band currently sits, allowing the restaurant patrons to have conversation while the jazz music plays at the far end of the room.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot. Food (ribs) was
Great spot. Food (ribs) was fabulous. We plan to return, may also try weekend dance scene.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
like a warm hug...
We went for "Jazz Brunch." The jazz was great; the brunch buffet was abundant, unique, and put the ordinary breakfast buffet fare to shame. The amount of proteins offered was incredible (and very delicious). It was like a warm hug.
On the services side, there was a good amount of time where silverware was not replenished and patrons had to seek out cutlery from the hostess.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious fried chicken! I'm
Delicious fried chicken! I'm still dreaming of it 5 days later.. Extremely loud because of the live music.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a GREAT 35th birthday
Had a GREAT 35th birthday dinner :) Good food, staff, band, ambiance!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, and music!
Went to Darryls on a whim and it was an excellent decision. Food was outstanding. Braised short rib just fell off the bone. Gumbo, ribs, cornbread, and hush puppies were spectacular as well. There was a live band with tons of talent. We went late in the evening, so we were lucky enough to get blues with our dinner. Our waitress was awesome. One member of the party is visually impaired, and when the waitress saw them usin a flashlight, she turned the lights up before we had even thought to ask. Super friendly and helpful! Highly reccomed this place.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with my family to Darryl's for Mother's Day and was happy to see everyone pleased. My one con was that our waiter took too long to bring us our food and drinks. Waiting 15 minutes for a beer is truly a downer and is unacceptable. Other than that the food was pleasantly good. I enjoyed the spicy crab cakes along with their "spicy" but "not too spicy" Jumbalaya. A side of sweet potato fries took good care of my sweet tooth. Besides our waiter being quite slow, everyone else was awesome! Music made our night very enjoyable. Nice change of pace from other restaurants in Boston.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day = Success
I had the pleasure of taking my wife and family there for Mother's Day and we had an amazing brunch. The only real Soul Food spot in Boston is Darryl's.
The bacon, grits, cheese eggs, and fried chicken is GREAT! I will return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great restaurant! Service was top-notch and we literally were made to feel as if we were family. We will definitely go back to this great eatery in the future!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hit the spot!
Went to Darryl's for my birthday and had a fabulous time. Staff were super-nice. The band serenaded me as I enjoyed a slice of sweet potato pie. Food was plentiful but so delicious we ate it all.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quite the surprise!
I was led to believe through a review that the resturant specialized in comfort food. I didn't realize it was southern comfort food until I saw the menu. None the less the food was excellant and the entertainment as well. Service was a bit on the slow side. Couldn't tell if its always like that or if there were a lot of graduation parties there. Guess I'll have to go back again for a second try.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific! Love the "glorifried"
Terrific! Love the "glorifried" chicken, with wonderful sides of black-eye peas and perfectly cooked asparagus. Delightful place to be--friendly, homey, yet sophisticated atmosphere. My one suggestion--an expanded dessert list.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recently went here for the first time last Friday. My partner refused to share his BBQ Ribs prior to us arriving for out dinner. I had to find out why he was not willing to budge on his stance. After ordering it I realized why. It was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good oh my god. lol. The meat melted off the bones and the flavor was so powerfully good that it exploded it in my mouth. I need to go back soon but I live in San Francisco, CA.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for a live-music brunch!
I recently visited Darryl's with a friend for Sunday brunch. We made reservations and it turns out that was a good idea as the place was pretty full. It had a fantastic spread of options from breakfast to soul food dinner options as well as fresh fruit - all buffet style. Plus the jazz band for live music was a great addition! I would certainly return!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall I enjoyed Darryl's very much. Unfortunately while waiting it was a bit crowded, andour waitress was a little too slow but the music was great and the atmosphere was wonderful.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will just use my husband's words here.."best brunch ever". Great food, cooked clean, simply and delicious. Great Service. Great jazz band. What a gem!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food. Great music.
The food here is outstanding! Zero complaints at all about that. Everything is delicious. This was our second time in. Again, they had live music, which is cool.
The music is probably a little much if you're sitting next to the band and hard of hearing, but we like it a lot. Great for jazz and blues fans.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is amazing. Great food, great people, great music. There aren't many places to hear "Take 5" by Dave Brubeck while eating hush puppies, and nobody does it like Darryl's. We will be back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing upscale Southern food
The food here cannot be beat for anyone who enjoys Southern cooking. I can't recommend it enough. Fair prices for what you get too. It is loud here if you happen to go when there is live music but that could be a plus too if you like the music. Defintely would recommend this place in a heartbeat.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit but it will definitely not be my last. I have nothing but good things to say about Darryl's. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. I reserved a small corner table and that's exactly what I got. The atmosphere was great, the live band was on point, and the owner of the establishment made sure all his guest felt welcomed and comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food gone downhill
Ordered fried chicken. Did not get the glorious encrusted gem I was expecting. Small and greasy dark meat devoid of any coating.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
I had no idea that this was around. My friend told me about it so I went to brunch for my birthday. I fell in love from that point on. The place is just amazing. The service was great and the food was delicious. I felt like I was back in the south eating some soul food. It is a hidden gem in my eyes. I loved it so much I went back for dinner during the week. I love that there is live entertainment while you are eating. If you haven't been then you really need to go.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS PLACE!
Darryl's is the best place for authentic Southern cuisine. The staff has always been exceptionally friendly and the food is simply amazing! As a Southerner, I head to Darryl's when I need my fix! The live music is always fantastic and the ambiance is cozy enough for a date yet vibrant enough for a birthday dinner.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, Sub Par waitress
Came to Darryl's on a Saturday night. The ambiance was very intimate it was very dark. It was pretty busy an the food was stellar. The band was good. Best southern comfort food I've ever had. The peach chili wings were amazing and the fried chicken entree, macaroni & cheese and French fries were great as well. The only detractor for me was my waitress. She was friendly but she was not efficient. I ended up waiting 50 minutes or my entree after I put my order in. This was unacceptable and then she brought the wrong side item so we had to wait another 7 minutes for the correct item. Kudos to our friends in the kitchen, the super friendly hostess and the live band. I am from New York City so next time I am in Boston, I will be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner at Darryl's. There was live music throughout dinner, they have a great beer selection and the food was fantastic. We got the gumbo, bowl of beets, chicken and waffles and jambalaya. Would definitely go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a good time enjoying not
Had a good time enjoying not only the good food but also the Jazz band playing. The only thing I would recommend is for the band to turn the music a decibel lower because at times it was tough to talk to the folks I was with sitting across from me. Good experience overall.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
never let's me down
I have dined at Darryl's for dinner on several occasions. I was not let down having tried their Sunday brunch. The service is top notch, the music is always great and the quality and consistently of the food is outstanding. Definitely in my top 5 dining choices in Boston.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Night Out
We had a fantastic meal at Darryl's the other night. Started with the hushpuppies and a cup of seafood gumbo that was packed with large chunks of shrimp. My husband loved his jambalaya entrée and I tried the catfish special, which was out of this world - slightly sweet with a little honey in the sauce but a nice bit of fiery spice to make it interesting. We shared the sweet potato & pecan pie for dessert and it was definitely big enough to split and a great way to end the meal. Only complaint I had was that we were seated in the side room, which meant we did not have a direct view of the band while we ate, even though we could hear them perfectly. Next time we will request a table in the main dining room when we reserve.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place all around
Excellent food. Great staff and service. The music makes it! We are coming back
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere but seated late
Everything was great other then my group of 5 was seated 45 minutes after our reservation on a thursday. Owner was very apologetic. He asked us if we wanted to order appetizers and had them ready when seated. Expected the owner to take a couple apps or a round of drinks off the bill as we spent roughly $250 between the bar and dinner. It would have been nice for him to check back in after we were seated to make sure everything was ok. Overall I really like the place but would reconsider future visits based on the wait. The group I was with was in no rush so we did not complain about the wait.
Food A+ 5 empty dinner plates and 2 orders of wings
Server A+ great personality
Music B all instrumental was hoping for a little vocal jazz
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fabulous music
I really enjoyed listening and dancing to the R&B band. It is difficulty finding that type music played live today. The chicken wings with peach chile sauce was most delicious. The sweet potato fries were one of the best I ever tasted. For dessert we had the sweet potato
Pecan pies highly recommend. I went once to the jazz brunch sand had a wonderful times as well. I will definitely return to Darryl's.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restraint is a fantastic
This restraint is a fantastic blend of neighborhoods, cultures, and more importantly, southern, comfort-food in a decidedly northern location. Live band keeps the scene lively. Efficient service keeps the food and drinks moving. Location at the intersection of Northeastern, Roxbury, and South End ensures a diverse and eclectic crowd.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite boston resturant
Last winter my husband and I found ourselves in Boston during on of the winter storms that took out power to more than half of the city. The roads were closed and a state of emergency was declared. Luckily for us Darryl's was open and just a few blocks from our hotel. We had no idea when we walking in the door how amazing this place would turn out to be. We were welcomed by the staff and regulars with open arms. The drinks were perfect- flower power is my favorite, but the food is to die for!!! The chicken and waffles are the thing dreams are made of. Every time we go to boston we make it a point to go back to Darryl's!!!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Darryl's is one of the most consistent restaurants in Boston. Everything is always good. he service is always friendly and helpful. And the place itself is always full of life. This time, instead of ordering the glorifried chicken, I had the fried chicken on a waffle, and loved it. So a new dish to add to my repertoire of Darryl favorites. If you don't know it--what have you been waiting for?
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Darryl's. The food was wonderful. Service was great too! I would definitely return.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic southern cuisine
Went Saturday night with a large group- table was ready right on time, wait staff was friendly & helpful with describing the menu items and very nice to the one small child in the group who loved the mini-corn muffins- delicious!
Ample portions with beautifully crisp fried catfish, collards were deemed authentic by our southern gal. Jambalaya had good flavor but perhaps too much rice. Beet salad and house romaine and avocado were perfect. Gumbo was flavorful with just enough spice, not too salty, a bit too much roux/okra for my palate and only a few shrimp. Desserts were all a hit-the chocolate cake and the sweet potato pecan pie.
Even better was 10% discount for showing our theater tickets- a true treat after a great meal.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice for food and music!
Darryl's has a wonderful ambience. Nice food selection which includes ribs, fish and chicken. Excellent choice of veggies. We all enjoyed the music. Will visit again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really fun, unique place!
We came to Darryl's because we hadn't made any reservations for a Friday night, and were struggling to get in anywhere, and it is a place we always wanted to check out. We did have to wait about 30 minutes to be seated, but we were just happy they'd take us! And waiting was not bad because we could get drinks, and listen to the great musicians! The seating is cramped, but you don't come for quiet conversation, you come for the very talented people they book. All the food was excellent--comfort food like shrimp and grits. The manager came around and introduced himself and really made us feel welcome. We will definitely be back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried Darryl's for the first time just recently. We were thoroughly impressed. The food was certainly 'southern', but also some eclectic dishes. The service was sincere and attentive. The manager stopped by twice to be sure everything was ok. The bar was active and noisy (don't sit too close) and there was a really good jazz band which came on at about 730.
Also note that Darryl's is within easy walking distance to Jordan and Symphony Halls.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did the Jazz Brunch @ 2 o'clock
Did the Jazz Brunch @ 2 o'clock last Sunday!! Outstanding food, The Jazz Quartet was excellent and very friendly!! Buffet was goog ole' Southern Cookin' as advertised... Great value great music, wonderful two hours !!!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Darryl's is one of our favorite places and did not disappoint. Food is always excellent and the service is top notch. Don't forget to check the music schedule as the noise level can drastically vary depending on the band. I had my birthday party here and had a great time!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Jazz music was great,
The Jazz music was great, the drinks were very well made and came out fast. The decor is very chic, giving a great vibe, you really feel like you're in Memphis or New Orleans. The food is good, southern comfort food.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great time @ Darryl's
We always enjoy ourselves thoroughly @ Darryl's. We have a subscription to the Huntington theatre
season. Whenever the play is at the theatre on Huntington Avenue, we ALWAYS go to Darryl's. The
staff knows us now and make us feel so welcome. Perfect martinis. Great Southern comfort food. We
love their house salad with black beans and avocado. I love their gumbo. Somehow we can never say "no"
to a terrific red velvet cake to top off the meal. We have never been there for a night of the local jazz scene
but hope to do so soon.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM