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Darfons Restaurant and Lounge

126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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Family owned and operated since 1989, Darfons Restaurant & Lounge has provided high quality service and homemade food in a warm, pleasant atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(615) 889-3032
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Albertson
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 126 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Upscale dining experience/ reservations recommended. Grilled pork chop, steak, pumpkin pie all were absolutely perfect for my palate. Waiter was exceptional and knowledgeable when called upon for explaining certain food preparation. Good wine list.

AshleyA (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

I came here with my mom when she came into town and it was a good sit-down meal. We really enjoyed it but it may be heavy for a quick lunch. Next time, we we definitely choose as our dinner spot!

vipLuvgourmetfood (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

Our last stop before heading home and this was one of our favorites. My husband had chicken divinci which was fabulous. The filet was cooked superb and was very tasty. This restaurant will go on our list for return visits.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

My daughter was in town and I wanted to take her for a nice dinner without having to deal with downtown Nashville. This was perfect. Meal was very good, service was great, and I did not break the back. Very happy and will be back.

FoodieGoodness (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The restaurant is usually packed every time we drive by. Hey! we should go there and try it out was our thought on this evening. So we did. The ambiance of the restaurant was great. There was music playing throughout the restaurant at a noise level that you can easily converse without feeling like you are yelling over the music. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. The hostess seated us with food menus however she just laid down the bar menu without an explanation as to what they were. Our server was prompt and brought out our food in a timely fashion. My food was terrible while my guest food was "okay". The dish I ordered was the Cajun chicken/sausage/shrimp pasta. The chicken in my dish was not freshly grilled seasoned chicken nor was the shrimp. The chicken I was served tasted like it was boiled three days ago frozen and reheated without seasoning, just bland, tough, and rubbery. The entire dish was drowning in sweet Ragu sauce. There was no smokey Cajun spice to the dish at all. To add insult the dish was garnished with Texas toast, not homemade herb buttered Texas toast but the kind you get from Walmart in a box from the freezer isle. A huge thumbs down. Why they didn't use the fresh sliced french baguette that was brought to the table while we waited for our food as the bread for the garlic bread blows my mind. I would recommend the most basic Cajun spice recipe ( 1 part cayenne pepper, 1 part garlic powder, 1 part onion powder, 1 part paprika, 1 part salt, 1 part pepper, pinch of chili powder for smoke flavor, mix together and season meat and sauce liberally) and a fresh garlic spread recipe (minced garlic, butter, italian seasoning, salt and pepper-mix in a bowl and spread on the bread- toast for 4-7 minutes) Instead of Ragu sauce use heavy cream, a dollop of tomato paste and chicken broth for the sauce. I should have cook at home this night! We wont be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Good recommendation from the hotel receptionist. Nice surroundings and good food

E37214 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Fun brunch gathering on the patio. Lovely selection of yummy champagne cocktails on special. David was a great server!

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

The food is okay, lots of garlic that covers up the taste of the food, so much that you actually feel a bit greasy after you are done. The service was excellent though, very attentive and well, the beer was cold.

vipdmlmidi (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

I regularly visit Darfons when I am in Nashville. The kitchen is consistently great. This time, the Smokey Wings we're literally finger-lickin' good and the Ahi Tuna was melt-in-your-mouth tender and succulent. Both were wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Great atmosphere,food even better. Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

We arrived at Darfon's at our 8:00pm reservation and we were told we still would have to wait 20 minutes. We waited for about 30 minutes and the hostess was somewhat rude. We were also bothered by watching people coming in from their cars, asking about the wait time, and getting sat before us. The environment was extremely noisy. The food wasn't terrible, but it was all way over seasoned and loaded with too many ingredients. If it were scaled back a little I feel like it would reflect the gourmet prices they have on the meals.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat. We always have the kindest servers as the food NEVER fails to be great!!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Imaginative cocktails, amiable and charming service, and THE best filet mignon I have ever eaten!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Good food, overall service and atmosphere, but our waitress interrupted us mid-sentence (unnecessarily) multiple times.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Last minute dinner plans and Darfons had one open spot. They were able to customize their menu do to my dietary needs the food itself was okay my blackened salmon was very salty. And my baby kale salad dressing was not tasty at all very bland . My husband has the barbecue salmon which he said was extremely sweet the white barbecue sauce they put on the kale on top of his salmon was not what he was expecting. The coffee was very good. The bread was cold when served. But the waiter we had made it worth the visit and for hot sauce and other than Tabasco and he actually found Valentino hot sauce and brought it out.

Connie (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

This was my first time at Darvon's. My brother recommended it to me. I brought my grown up niece for her birthday.

It was an incredible meal. We both agree. She said her Angus Rib-eye was the best she had ever eaten.

Benji, our server couldn't have been more accommodating. He was friendly and also gave us space. He was on top of everything.

Needless, to say, we both will be back.

Thank you!


OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Food was amazing, wait staff was professional and courteous...noise level was deafening.

vipALA50 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

We were not credited with our visit there and didn't find this out until we had returned home. I had to call the restaurant and tell them I HAD indeed been there and to please credit us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Great for lunch. Nothing like it nearby.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

My server was awsome, food was amazing, always a great experience