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Had a great time with good food and live entertainment.
Daryl's is always a great time. We've been coming to this spot since it was Bob the Chef's! Food is great and the live music is a bonus. Service is always a pleasure as well... Highly recommend!
The three of us had a fantastic first time visiting Darryl's Corner Bar- the food was delicious and we were vibin' to the live jazz the whole time. We learned after we got there there was a two hour max for seats, the menu was pretty pricey, and that they included a $5 per person charge in our bill because there was live music BUT it was definitely worth it and we hope to stop in again soon!
Very good. Food was fabulous. Maybe a little loud, but band was good.
Great date night spot. Sat at the bar with my wife, good food, good jazz, good service, good vibes.
The atmosphere at Darryl's kitchen was great. The band sounded amazing and the food was delicious. On the other hand the service was awful. The waiters seemed like they were under a lot of stress because of how busy it was and they were not very personable. They seemed to always be rushing and we could barely ask questions. Before the next person could open their mouths the waitress was gone. Also they kept taking our water glasses, napkins, and silverware and because we barely saw the waitress; we went the whole dinner with those items missing. When we finally got the waitress's attention to ask for another water glass and more water, she poured the water into a used glass that had already had an alcoholic beverage in. It's definitely not the end of the world but it's the principle. Other than the service being terrible Darryl's kitchen is a nice place for a date, birthday, or a night out with friends.
First time & will not be my last....enjoyed the music, food , service and atmosphere....great spot for a bite to eat & one on one with the wifey.....
Very disappointed with my latest visit to Darryl’s. I specifically chose to go to Darryl’s on my visit to Boston as I used to live in the city and Darryl’s was a favorite. It was clear since our arrival that we were being rushed through - our party of 4 ordered three appetizers and they came out at the same time as our mains ...
shorty after we enjoyed our dessert and ordered an after dinner drink that was served to us with our bill. We were told that we could enjoy our drinks in the lounge area (that seats 3 people and was full at the time.) we respectfully declined and asked for 5 minutes as we were on our way out.
Within these 5 minutes we had the hostess come up to us to remind us of the 2 hour limit AND the manager. We had let the manager know that we were not impressed with our experience and felt rushed our entire time there- not a great experience for customers spending $400 to be rushed away.
The manager was outright immature and inexperienced as he began to argue with us for another 5 minutes as to why they have a 2 hour limit and why it’s not cool for us to bring up what we spent that night and how “his kind of people” would never do that... whatever that means.
*THERE IS A $5 ENTERTAINMENT FEE PER PERSON ... DONT PROVIDE AND CHARGE FOR ENTERTAINMENT IF YOUR PATRONS CAN’T ENJOY IT FOR LONGER THAN 2 HOURS.
Moral of the story is : they could care less about loyal customers, the service is awful, and YOU WILL BE RUSHED.
We won’t be returning...Too bad because their food is unreal.
Sat at the bar, as usual. Denise (and others) always treats me and my friends like we’re special. Great neighborhood feel even though I don’t live in the neighborhood.
Overall the experience was great. However, two of ordered Darryl’s favorite Salmon Burger and we both tasted some kind of unpleasant after taste. I only ate half of it. Everyone else enjoyed their food and the service was great! The music was also great- just a little loud as we were seated next to it. We will definitely go back - but probably not order the salmon burger.
We had a wonderful evening but were disappointed at the very last moment: got a check with "+additional tip" but were not shown the itemized one with it. Had to ask for our original bill and very much surprised that 25% gratuity was already included without even asking us...
The food was good, just a bit on a pricy side for what they serve.
We had to wait 20 minutes before the waitress came to our table. However, she was very apologetic and extremely nice.
Great customer service from the time I walked in to the time I left. Special shot out to our waitress and the management who made my visit very special.
Darryl's is a popular restaurant because of a great location near the Boston Symphony, its unique menu of southern style comfort food, and its a blues & jazz joint. The atmosphere is
just funky and the seating is close. Making a reservation is recommended but don't expect the table to be available when you get there as we waited 1/2 hour past our reservation time and it seems this is normal. Luckily we got seats at the bar and ordered our food from there. I asked the waitress how spicy the blackened catfish was and she said it wasn't spicy at all. Well it was probably the spiciest blackened dish I have ever had but tolerable for me, just not what I wanted. The collard greens were as good as I have ever but note also highly spiced (including much salt) and the yams were quite good as well so expect very high quality sides with your meal. For people who like low spiced foods, you will need to order very carefully. The polenta for example was not spicy at all and my date said they were good but it was my first time for polenta and it didn't do much for me other than good for sopping up the collard green juice. There was a good choice of craft beers and they seem adept at making cocktails so this is a fun place to go if you are aware of its limitations of being crowded, highly spiced food, and noisy.
We went to Daryl's with family that was in from out of town. The food was great, service was as great as it always is, and the live jazz band allowed our niece to sing with them! It was a great night!
Great place, make a reservation! Very crowded on the weekend.
Excellent music, great staff. Peach chili chicken wings are truth.
Overall our party had an awesome experience. It was my friends wedding night. They really enjoyed themselves!!
The food was tasty, and the band awesome!
Great place for a valentine's date. Great live music. Interactive crowd.
Great Valentines dinner was well accommodated when entrees came a little late.
Daryl's has Excellent food and atmosphere. Music was very nice.
Awesome! The food was great and I loved the music!
I was in town for a special occasion and I received a gift certificate with excellent recommendations! I thoroughly enjoyed and would also definitely recommend.
Our waiter, Brian was excellent and very personable!
LOVED it - as always! We bring out of town guests here for Sunday brunch and it’s always their favorite highlight of visiting Boston. Many thanks to the staff and entertainment!
Food was nicely prepared for a brunch setting. Good variety, not too many choices. Fried chicken was exceptional.
My main issue is that they seat a table of 3 at a table meant for 2 people. Which was truly boogled our minds. When we entered they had a huge table that was meant for a group but had 2 people seated at it. They should reserve that table for big groups and not allow 2 ppl to sit there.
I'm a Southern transplant always on the hunt for food and music that reminds me of home. So many places up north do Southern food a little too fancy and upscale, but not Darryl's. There's this perfect balance between cuisine and authenticity that is hitting all the right notes. Speaking of, the music was absolute fire the night we went. Great staff, wonderful drinks, delicious food. What more could a girl want?
A fun,vibrant excellent experience! Great food, talented music and song. One of my favorite spots in the city.
I have two favorite Boston restaurants and Darryl's is one. I am always happy there, for so many reasons. The food is delicious, the host/hostess and wait staff are super warm and welcoming, the bar is cozy and intimate, and the music is always a treat. It is one of a kind and I am so grateful it exists!
We were there early for business. Nice ambience. We had fried chicken and waffles and gumbo.— all good. Simple drinks. We were all happy. Later on the jazz started. Yes, it was loud but very good and not overwhelming. I’m not a jazz fan particularly but one of my guests were. Very good she thought.
Nice casual, good vibes , good food, good music. Heard the Jazz brunch is fab and will have to catch it.
We enjoyed our meals... Very creative with drinks and just right portions of food to share. Overall the experience was great just wish the noise level was a bit lower.
It's a good idea to come early!
What a terrific spot for sunny Brunch. The food was very good, the service was terrific and the jazz band added much to the meal. This was a return visit, and it will be enjoyed again. a great time was had. Thank You.
This is such a special place - the music is wonderful, the staff are so friendly from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, and the food is outstanding. Cocktails, too. For a place that is so busy, it is especially wonderful to be treated so well!!
I love this restaurant for the soul food and really good service. Denise, the bartender, makes great drinks and delivers excellent customer service. We tend to eat earlier here so that we can have a conversation before the music starts at 7pm and then stick around to listen to a bit of the jazz afterwards. I've never had anything to eat here that I didn't like so would highly recommend the chicken, catfish, chicken and waffles, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits. Sides of greens and macaroni and cheese are some of my favorites.
The place is very nice, but we got a table in the back room and could not see the live jazz band.
Nice music and atmosphere, staff was very friendly. Did not like the table I was originally seated at, they quickly resolved the issue. Food was excellent.
When we walked in, there was live jazz music! It was very loud but nice! The food is pricey for what they have but it was good. Recommend for maybe a business meeting