I visited Dario's with my family to celebrate completing my bachelor's degree. The food was, as usual, an amazing gastronomic delight. My steak and fries were perfection made edible, and the cardamom creme brulee with mint chantilly cream was divine. The Sazerac cocktail I drank was very good, though I think the rye was a little too raw for the proportions so it came off a little heavy.
However, the bloody mary was not so good. The tomato juice base semeed weak and thin, like strained fluid from a can of tomatoes. The pepper and whatnot (celery salt, too, maybe?) were poorly mixed and settled at the bottom of the glass before it arrived at the table. There was a smoky, tobacco taste that seemed awfully out of place as well.
The bloody mary was a truly minor blemish, though, and that misstep was outshone by the absolutely stellar service and the magical food. The restaurant might be considered somewhat "cozy" if one is used to the highway-width aisles of chain dives, but the warmth adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the experience. It empties out quickly after 9:30PM or so.