About 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.

2810 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 889-3032

Website:
http://www.darfonsrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Todd Albertson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Darfons Restaurant and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Authentic (1)
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·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 3, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 11, 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 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.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·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.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·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!

Connie

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 31, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Birmingham)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great for lunch. Nothing like it nearby.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Large serving on all the entrees and serve is fast considering how busy there usually are during time he dinner rush time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Memphis)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was very good and our server Adam was very professional and friendly. Great place to dine!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Delicious food, delightful waitress...great cocktails! I had never had a "Van Gogh" before

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

I always have to eat here while traveling into Nashville. Great food and service and the food has something for everyone

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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 17, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful the food was excellent the service was outstanding. It was a lovely experience. Definitely going again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great restaurant. A good menu. Always good service. Location is very convenient to the Nashville airport. Favorite "nice" place to grab a meal before flying out.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Best restaurant in Donelson, and worth the drive from other parts of Nashville. We go here for special occasions, like valentines days. With drink, dessert and tip, we dropped $150. Still, a great value. The Seared Ahi and Filet Mignon were excellent and the sides were good. The steak was cooked as ordered. Excellent food, good service and a great beer and cocktail list.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The service and food quality was excellent and conveniently located to my office.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 7, 2017

🐋

Thank You 😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Darfon's is ALWAYS a go to place for me to visit when I am flying in/out of Nashville. Will continue to go back each and every time I am there.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Once again Darfons offers a great dining experience. Their freshly prepared homemade soups fantastic . Tomato basil & clam chowder on this trip. The huge delicious salads crispy , fresh , variety . I added salmon and it was cooked perfect. Wonderful waitstaff . I will always go back again& again.......

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2016

3 time here food always outstanding grate service,wish thay where in Atlanta

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Outstanding Value
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Our group of five had a very unfortunate experience at this restaurant. We met for brunch on Sat. Everything was going well. We had been served our food (and it was very good) however, midway through our meal, our table, our food, our drinks and everything, including ourselves were showered with debris from the ceiling vent. It took a minute to notice (the restaurant is very dimly lighted). At first look, it appeared to be large chucks of ground pepper. But this was not the case; we noticed that this debris was everywhere, including our hair. We called our server over and asked her what this could possibly be and her response was a shrug and she said “I am not sure what this is". We asked to speak with someone who could possibly explain. At this point, a very young manager came over and asked if we wanted to be moved to another table. He also expressed complete ignorance of what we could have been exposed to. Finally, he asked if we wanted to move and offered to bring us new meals. We had all lost our appetites by then. He did have the kindness to tell us that we owed nothing for the meal. As if we would have even considered paying for that meal. The general manager was contacted and her response was” the situation has been rectified” and offered a half-hearted apology. She should have said "We want your group to come by again as our guests". Frankly, I don’t know if we would have taken her up on that offer but it would have been a nice gesture. Customer service is sadly lacking. At least, none of us has been ill from whatever foreign debris that we may have ingested. It is a shame, because this restaurant has been a favorite in the past. Today, not so much.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Always a great place to meet friends for lunch or after work. Food is always good and service is great! Has a great neighborhood feel and always love eating here!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Darfons is a fantastic local Gem. We have went for years and have never been disappointed. Always great service, food, and ambiance. If you are on the east side of Nashville and looking for a great meal this is a wondeful place to take friends and family.

It is very comfortable and you do not feel out of place in jeans and a t shirt or a suit and tie. If you dislike chain restraunts this is your spot.

I always suggest it to everyone looking a good restraunt on the east side and always get thanked for the suggestion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Great restaurant Have eaten dinner and brunch. Very good food at a fair price.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2016

We went in for a light meal before a meeting. The Brie appetizer was good, wished the almonds were whole instead of sliced. We both had salads which were tasty. The added chicken on mine could have been seasoned better. Nice wine selection. Our server was very nice and attentive. We will go back and try other items from the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2016

Food was very good, as was the service. Ambience was just OK.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 9, 2016

Love this place! It's excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 9, 2016

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaraunt as much as the food. The food was great. Definately reccommend trying it, alil pricey but worth the bill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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