Darfons Restaurant & Lounge

★★★★☆
Featuring the finest in American cuisine, Darfons also offers a nice selection of wine and specialty cocktails from our lounge.
  • 2810 Elm Hill Pike

    Nashville, TN 37214

    Cross street: Donelson Pike

    Map & Directions
  • 615-889-3032

About Darfons Restaurant & Lounge

Hours
Mon-Sat 11:00am-10:30pm

Food

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Great food and atmosphere. I nice family owned restaurant that never disappoints. I highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

Great food and atmosphere. I nice family owned restaurant that never disappoints. I highly recommend it!

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It's a real treat to be able to just walk to the restaurant, it's a great place to eat and meet friends. The food and atmosphere are fantastic!

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★★★★★

It's a real treat to be able to just walk to the restaurant, it's a great place to eat and meet friends. The food and atmosphere are fantastic!

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My girlfriend and I have been going to Darfons for many years now and have never had anything but outstanding food, wine and service. The Chef Todd is amazing and always has the best specials..!! A few nights a go was a Salmon-Trout roll

3
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I have been going to Darfons for many years now and have never had anything but outstanding food, wine and service. The Chef Todd is amazing and always has the best specials..!! A few nights a go was a Salmon-Trout roll

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The ladies in my office planned their Secret Santa lunch and all agreed that Darfon's would be a fun place to go. We called 2 weeks in advance to make reservations (party of 10) and requested a private area. We were going to be exchanging gifts and tend to be loud..fun bunch. When we arrived at the restaurant they had our tables set up in the middle of the restaurant and when questioned regarding the private area we were told there were larger parties and they gave the rooms to them. We placed our gifts in a booth adjoingin our seating area. Our waitress approached our table without a greeting and told us it was a busy time and we could not place our gifts in the booth. We explained the situation and she went off to check it out. When she came back she cleared a table next to us and placed our gifts there. After taking our drink orders she went to the bar and shared her tale of woe with all the other servers who promptly turned around to check us out. Never smiled while serving us. Not the way to treat your customers! All of the serving staff looked very unhappy, must not be a nice place to work!

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★☆☆☆☆

The ladies in my office planned their Secret Santa lunch and all agreed that Darfon's would be a fun place to go. We called 2 weeks in advance to make reservations (party of 10) and requested a private area. We were going to be exchanging gifts and tend to be loud..fun bunch. When we arrived at the restaurant they had our tables set up in the middle of the restaurant and when questioned regarding the private area we were told there were larger parties and they gave the rooms to them. We placed our gifts in a booth adjoingin our seating area. Our waitress approached our table without a greeting and told us it was a busy time and we could not place our gifts in the booth. We explained the situation and she went off to check it out. When she came back she cleared a table next to us and placed our gifts there. After taking our drink orders she went to the bar and shared her tale of woe with all the other servers who promptly turned around to check us out. Never smiled while serving us. Not the way to treat your customers! All of the serving staff looked very unhappy, must not be a nice place to work!

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Good, fresh and clean. Desserts are homemade. Better than the other options in the immediate airport area.

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★★★★☆

Good, fresh and clean. Desserts are homemade. Better than the other options in the immediate airport area.

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I have to say the food is good, but they don't seem to care about the customer. I asked that the temp be adjusted several times, and no response. I had to wear my jacket throughout the whole meal. rediculous. Service is just average at best. Prices a little bit much for the portion.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have to say the food is good, but they don't seem to care about the customer. I asked that the temp be adjusted several times, and no response. I had to wear my jacket throughout the whole meal. rediculous. Service is just average at best. Prices a little bit much for the portion.

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The food is bland to say the least... and the service ... is, well, almost non existant. I work near Darfon's and 4/4 times has it been a bad lunch experience.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food is bland to say the least... and the service ... is, well, almost non existant. I work near Darfon's and 4/4 times has it been a bad lunch experience.

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been in nashville only about a year and this is now the only place i eat out. Possibly the fastest and totally the best service ive recieved in nashville. I do request some off the menu items, which if available they always grant my special orders. As a black man living in nashville tn its hard to find servers and waitresses that always treat you with the same amount of respect and friendliness as any other. Either they are really good at their jobs or they actually like to see my smiling face walk in the door and greet me with a "Hey Mr. Marcus" FAKING IT OR NOT? I DONT CARE, I LOVE DARFONS AND ILL SEE YALL TONIGHT!

2
★★★★☆

been in nashville only about a year and this is now the only place i eat out. Possibly the fastest and totally the best service ive recieved in nashville. I do request some off the menu items, which if available they always grant my special orders. As a black man living in nashville tn its hard to find servers and waitresses that always treat you with the same amount of respect and friendliness as any other. Either they are really good at their jobs or they actually like to see my smiling face walk in the door and greet me with a "Hey Mr. Marcus" FAKING IT OR NOT? I DONT CARE, I LOVE DARFONS AND ILL SEE YALL TONIGHT!

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We have been to Darfon's many times in the last 2 years. The last two times we were at the restaurant the music was so loud it would give you hearing loss! We asked for the music to be turned down (they weren't busy). It was turned down for 2 songs and then right back up again. We couldn't even talk to each other. We did write to the restaurant but have never received a response. Yes, the place is dark! Bring your own candle! While dining people want to be able to converse but their management seems to think loud head banger music is more important. The food is good but everything is extra! Serving sizes have gotten smaller! Yes, service is slow. What next? We figure it is only a matter of time and the food will go down hill with the really slow service and bad atmosphere..

0
★☆☆☆☆

We have been to Darfon's many times in the last 2 years. The last two times we were at the restaurant the music was so loud it would give you hearing loss! We asked for the music to be turned down (they weren't busy). It was turned down for 2 songs and then right back up again. We couldn't even talk to each other. We did write to the restaurant but have never received a response. Yes, the place is dark! Bring your own candle! While dining people want to be able to converse but their management seems to think loud head banger music is more important. The food is good but everything is extra! Serving sizes have gotten smaller! Yes, service is slow. What next? We figure it is only a matter of time and the food will go down hill with the really slow service and bad atmosphere..

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I've lived in Donelson for 7 years now and Darfon's is just always my "go to" place when I have people visiting from out of town.

It's always a hit!

And now they have Saturday brunch! $3.00 mimosas! Steak and eggs! Who could ask for anything more?

2
★★★★★

I've lived in Donelson for 7 years now and Darfon's is just always my "go to" place when I have people visiting from out of town.

It's always a hit!

And now they have Saturday brunch! $3.00 mimosas! Steak and eggs! Who could ask for anything more?

Pros: Saturday brunch, chocolate cobbler

Cons: Loud and Dark

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YOU ENTER THROUGH A SQUEAKING FRONT DOOR, YOU ARE SEATED, THERE IS A MENU, BUT ITS TOO DARK TO EVEN SEE IT, SPAGHETTI IS SERVED, BUT FOR SOME REASON IS NOT ON THE MENU..NO MEATBALLS, JUST MEAT SAUCE...AND THE REAL KICKER, SALAD IS 3.00 EXTRA, DOES NOT EVEN COME WITH THE MEAL. SERVICE SO-SO, THE WHOLE PLACE NEEDS TO BE REMODELED. TOO DARK AND DREARY. FOOD NOT GREAT VERY BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

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★☆☆☆☆

YOU ENTER THROUGH A SQUEAKING FRONT DOOR, YOU ARE SEATED, THERE IS A MENU, BUT ITS TOO DARK TO EVEN SEE IT, SPAGHETTI IS SERVED, BUT FOR SOME REASON IS NOT ON THE MENU..NO MEATBALLS, JUST MEAT SAUCE...AND THE REAL KICKER, SALAD IS 3.00 EXTRA, DOES NOT EVEN COME WITH THE MEAL. SERVICE SO-SO, THE WHOLE PLACE NEEDS TO BE REMODELED. TOO DARK AND DREARY. FOOD NOT GREAT VERY BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

Cons: OVERALL POOR

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I dined at the Elm Hill location today for lunch, and if you haven't been recently, please, for your own good, GO! They have remodeled and changed the menu since the last time I was in town, and it is unbelievable! Before I just considered it an OK place to eat when I didn't want to go downtown or get fast food, but now I would choose this place over most high-end restaurants in downtown Nashville. I don't know if they have changed anything at the other locations, but this place feels so modern and fresh, and I thought the food was good before, but they must have really cleaned house with their kitchen staff because it is on a whole new level.

I'm what the restaurant industry refers to as a "difficult" customer, but the staff was very open to my special requests, dare I say "happy" to fulfill them. I don't remember my server's name; impeccable service isn't really that big of a draw for me in a restaurant, but my server was a cute brunette who constantly had a smile on her face and seemed really happy to be there. The food tasted like whoever made it did so with skill and love. Amazing!!!

Honestly, I never even thought of this place at all once I left, but since today, I can't get it off my mind and can't wait for my next trip back to Nashville. If you live near the Elm Hill location and haven't been or don't visit often, for God's sake, GO!

2
★★★★★

I dined at the Elm Hill location today for lunch, and if you haven't been recently, please, for your own good, GO! They have remodeled and changed the menu since the last time I was in town, and it is unbelievable! Before I just considered it an OK place to eat when I didn't want to go downtown or get fast food, but now I would choose this place over most high-end restaurants in downtown Nashville. I don't know if they have changed anything at the other locations, but this place feels so modern and fresh, and I thought the food was good before, but they must have really cleaned house with their kitchen staff because it is on a whole new level.

I'm what the restaurant industry refers to as a "difficult" customer, but the staff was very open to my special requests, dare I say "happy" to fulfill them. I don't remember my server's name; impeccable service isn't really that big of a draw for me in a restaurant, but my server was a cute brunette who constantly had a smile on her face and seemed really happy to be there. The food tasted like whoever made it did so with skill and love. Amazing!!!

Honestly, I never even thought of this place at all once I left, but since today, I can't get it off my mind and can't wait for my next trip back to Nashville. If you live near the Elm Hill location and haven't been or don't visit often, for God's sake, GO!

Pros: Brunch items, new selections, modern atmosphere

Cons: Suprisingly, none!

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The service was horrid - took 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. It took even longer for the food. My chicken was raw in the center and still cold. I did not complain to the waiter but I did leave him a tip - "Find another place two work".

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was horrid - took 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. It took even longer for the food. My chicken was raw in the center and still cold. I did not complain to the waiter but I did leave him a tip - "Find another place two work".

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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I have been going to Darfons several times a month for year now. A few of the servers have come to recognize me and each time I come in they seem to only get more friendly toward me. The food is amazing, and the service is even better. And coming from an african american female, I know they do not discriminate. That's hard to find these days. The servers, hostess, managers, bartenders, even the bus boys have all treated me fairly and with respect every single visit. My favorite thing on the menu is the Jack Daniel's Ribeye and I get it almost every time I go to Darfons. Also, Ive been to one of their wine tastings out on the patio which has garage doors that open and close for when the weather is nice.
I'll tell you one thing, those people know wine!

Great service! Keep it up Darfons!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Darfons several times a month for year now. A few of the servers have come to recognize me and each time I come in they seem to only get more friendly toward me. The food is amazing, and the service is even better. And coming from an african american female, I know they do not discriminate. That's hard to find these days. The servers, hostess, managers, bartenders, even the bus boys have all treated me fairly and with respect every single visit. My favorite thing on the menu is the Jack Daniel's Ribeye and I get it almost every time I go to Darfons. Also, Ive been to one of their wine tastings out on the patio which has garage doors that open and close for when the weather is nice.
I'll tell you one thing, those people know wine!

Great service! Keep it up Darfons!

Pros: patio, service, catering, food, wine tastings

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it's had been a while since i had been in and i was pleasantly surprised to see some newer menu items. i couldn't believe they didn't make their onion soup anymore but the tomato bisque that took it's place is absolutely delicious! i was really glad i gave it a try and will go back more often.

2
★★★★☆

it's had been a while since i had been in and i was pleasantly surprised to see some newer menu items. i couldn't believe they didn't make their onion soup anymore but the tomato bisque that took it's place is absolutely delicious! i was really glad i gave it a try and will go back more often.

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i went the other day at lunch and was really impressed. the service was friendly and fast. i ordered the spinach salad with salmon, it was sooo good and i felt like i was eating healthy. i definitely would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice atmosphere and a variety of good food.

2
★★★★☆

i went the other day at lunch and was really impressed. the service was friendly and fast. i ordered the spinach salad with salmon, it was sooo good and i felt like i was eating healthy. i definitely would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice atmosphere and a variety of good food.

Pros: great atmosphere

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I was looking for some place to dine while waiting to pick up my boyfriend from the airport, and found Darfon's on the internet. I was a little nervous considering some of the reviews I read, but decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did! I was seated right away, even though the restaurant seemed really busy and I thought I would have to wait. I was promptly greeted by my server who introduced herself as Karen. Usually when I eat at a restaurant by myself during a busy lunch rush, the server tends to make me feel rushed and like I'm inconveniencing them. Not here! Karen was friendly, polite and seemed genuinley glad I was there. She recommended the grilled prime rib sandwich, and it was AMAZING! I got the red-skinned mashed potatoes as my side, and they were also excellent, I could tell they were homemade, not half instant like most restaurants do. I decided to stick around for dessert. I ordered the creme brulee, and it was also AWESOME! Most of the times, creme brulee tends to be frozen inside or burnt on top, but this was perfect, like it was made just for me! And it was topped with a huge pile of fresh strawberries, YUM! When the bill came, I was shocked that I got all this for below $20! If you haven't tried this place, go! You won't be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

I was looking for some place to dine while waiting to pick up my boyfriend from the airport, and found Darfon's on the internet. I was a little nervous considering some of the reviews I read, but decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did! I was seated right away, even though the restaurant seemed really busy and I thought I would have to wait. I was promptly greeted by my server who introduced herself as Karen. Usually when I eat at a restaurant by myself during a busy lunch rush, the server tends to make me feel rushed and like I'm inconveniencing them. Not here! Karen was friendly, polite and seemed genuinley glad I was there. She recommended the grilled prime rib sandwich, and it was AMAZING! I got the red-skinned mashed potatoes as my side, and they were also excellent, I could tell they were homemade, not half instant like most restaurants do. I decided to stick around for dessert. I ordered the creme brulee, and it was also AWESOME! Most of the times, creme brulee tends to be frozen inside or burnt on top, but this was perfect, like it was made just for me! And it was topped with a huge pile of fresh strawberries, YUM! When the bill came, I was shocked that I got all this for below $20! If you haven't tried this place, go! You won't be disappointed!

Pros: everything!

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In response to the review below about the people who sat out on the patio, I was out there at the same time as these women and they were very rude and started looking for things to complain about the minute they were sat. I am a regular here and come weekly, and have never had a bad experience. These women wanted to have they doors opened, and their server explained to them that it was not possible due to the heat and the flies. They were not in the restaurant longer than 45 minutes, so I don't know what made them feel like they had to wait so long when I saw that they did not wait long at all. Their server was even the one who sat them, and took their orders as they were being seated, so the thing about them having to wait to get service is just a flat-out lie. Even after the management discounted their meals, they were still not happy because it was not free even though it appeared they had eaten everything. The funniest thing is that one of them was taking notes in a notebook while the manager was trying to smooth things over with them, and then when she left, I heard them joking about how they could twist her words around so they could get a discrimination lawsuit out of it. I found that really sad, and I felt especially bad for Carolyn because after her trying to be nice to these women and accommodate to them, they did not leave her a tip and were saying nasty things about her, so I left Carolyn a little extra money to try and make up for these horrible people. I have never written a review before, and am sorry that I finally had to under these circumstances, but Carolyn, nor Darfon's, deserve being treated like that. I feel like I owe it to Darfon's for their years of great food and service to tell you at least that bad review is not true. Please give this place a shot, and don't let these few bad apples spoil the whole bunch!

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★★★★★

In response to the review below about the people who sat out on the patio, I was out there at the same time as these women and they were very rude and started looking for things to complain about the minute they were sat. I am a regular here and come weekly, and have never had a bad experience. These women wanted to have they doors opened, and their server explained to them that it was not possible due to the heat and the flies. They were not in the restaurant longer than 45 minutes, so I don't know what made them feel like they had to wait so long when I saw that they did not wait long at all. Their server was even the one who sat them, and took their orders as they were being seated, so the thing about them having to wait to get service is just a flat-out lie. Even after the management discounted their meals, they were still not happy because it was not free even though it appeared they had eaten everything. The funniest thing is that one of them was taking notes in a notebook while the manager was trying to smooth things over with them, and then when she left, I heard them joking about how they could twist her words around so they could get a discrimination lawsuit out of it. I found that really sad, and I felt especially bad for Carolyn because after her trying to be nice to these women and accommodate to them, they did not leave her a tip and were saying nasty things about her, so I left Carolyn a little extra money to try and make up for these horrible people. I have never written a review before, and am sorry that I finally had to under these circumstances, but Carolyn, nor Darfon's, deserve being treated like that. I feel like I owe it to Darfon's for their years of great food and service to tell you at least that bad review is not true. Please give this place a shot, and don't let these few bad apples spoil the whole bunch!

Pros: Great food and service, great daily specials

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Darfons has the WORST service in the world. They seat you at a table and then take 30 mins to take your drink order then another 30 mins to take your food order.

The Management is Horrible, there was a problem at my table and the manager on duty tried to blame it on us. We explained the entire problem and the manager still didn't provide a solution. WTH?!!! I guess they don't want anyone to become repeat customers.

The food was burnt and it took to long for it to come out of the kitchen. I don't know why it took so long considering there were like 3 tables with 2 or 3 people at each.

I truly do not plan on going back to Darfons. They are rude, unprofessional and lack customer service skills.

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★☆☆☆☆

Darfons has the WORST service in the world. They seat you at a table and then take 30 mins to take your drink order then another 30 mins to take your food order.

The Management is Horrible, there was a problem at my table and the manager on duty tried to blame it on us. We explained the entire problem and the manager still didn't provide a solution. WTH?!!! I guess they don't want anyone to become repeat customers.

The food was burnt and it took to long for it to come out of the kitchen. I don't know why it took so long considering there were like 3 tables with 2 or 3 people at each.

I truly do not plan on going back to Darfons. They are rude, unprofessional and lack customer service skills.

Cons: EVERYTHING IS BAD AT DARFONS - SERVICE, MANAGEMENT AND FOOD

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Darfons has a very nice patio that they never use. No matter how the weather is. We asked the server Carolyn to open the patio and she said the owner(Sam) does not like for it to be open because it messes up the air conditioning???? It took her 15 minutes for her to take the order and another 25 for the meal to come out. There was only 2 other tables taken at the time so we are not sure what took so long. We ordered wings and asked for all wings vs.drummies. She said no problem and she brought out both parts. She said the kitchen does not understand the difference. The other person at the table had hair in her food and they stil made her pay 6 dollars instead of 11!! We told them our complaints and they did nothing about it. When we were leaving we heard someone scream good-bye and it was Carolyn the waitress screaming from the patio windows that she opened once we left. We are all minorities and it really made us feel discriminated against seeing that Carolyn is white.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Darfons has a very nice patio that they never use. No matter how the weather is. We asked the server Carolyn to open the patio and she said the owner(Sam) does not like for it to be open because it messes up the air conditioning???? It took her 15 minutes for her to take the order and another 25 for the meal to come out. There was only 2 other tables taken at the time so we are not sure what took so long. We ordered wings and asked for all wings vs.drummies. She said no problem and she brought out both parts. She said the kitchen does not understand the difference. The other person at the table had hair in her food and they stil made her pay 6 dollars instead of 11!! We told them our complaints and they did nothing about it. When we were leaving we heard someone scream good-bye and it was Carolyn the waitress screaming from the patio windows that she opened once we left. We are all minorities and it really made us feel discriminated against seeing that Carolyn is white.

Cons: Not friendly towards minorities!!

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just came back from the restaurant couple mintues... I am not sure how friendly the waiters there. all of them are very serious and none of them give a smile to customers. (not only to me)
the good part is the food served fast even with many people eating there

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★★☆☆☆

just came back from the restaurant couple mintues... I am not sure how friendly the waiters there. all of them are very serious and none of them give a smile to customers. (not only to me)
the good part is the food served fast even with many people eating there

Pros: food is ok and served fast

Cons: waiters there never ever smile to you

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i got a turtle as a pet from my grandfather. he bite me so i ran him over..that taught the little s$#thead

2
★★★★☆

i got a turtle as a pet from my grandfather. he bite me so i ran him over..that taught the little s$#thead

Pros: the live a long time

Cons: then they die

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My girlfiend and I were tired of the same old places, and gave Darfons a try. We went on a wednesday night and thougt it was great. We were seated quickly in a booth and had a good server. My biggest pet peeve at a restaurant is to feel like I'm being rushed, and we didn't encounter that here. Jeremy was our waiter and gave us excellent service, timing the entrees just right. We had a great meal and I liked the atmosphere. We will come again.

2
★★★★★

My girlfiend and I were tired of the same old places, and gave Darfons a try. We went on a wednesday night and thougt it was great. We were seated quickly in a booth and had a good server. My biggest pet peeve at a restaurant is to feel like I'm being rushed, and we didn't encounter that here. Jeremy was our waiter and gave us excellent service, timing the entrees just right. We had a great meal and I liked the atmosphere. We will come again.

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I was at Darfon's for dinner on Wednesday in the outdoor section (I think they call it the Garage) and had a great experience. The server (nametag said Geronimo) was really good. He recommended the lamb, which was excellent, just as good as he'd said it would be. He gave attentive , friendly, and efficient service, and made the experience that much better. Would recommend Darfon's (and the lamb) to everyone.

2
★★★★★

I was at Darfon's for dinner on Wednesday in the outdoor section (I think they call it the Garage) and had a great experience. The server (nametag said Geronimo) was really good. He recommended the lamb, which was excellent, just as good as he'd said it would be. He gave attentive , friendly, and efficient service, and made the experience that much better. Would recommend Darfon's (and the lamb) to everyone.

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Management rules are one check per table...apparently business must be real good as they did not want our Tuesday Night Dinner Club with 25 people.

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★☆☆☆☆

Management rules are one check per table...apparently business must be real good as they did not want our Tuesday Night Dinner Club with 25 people.

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I like this place because the people there are like family. Everyone is friendly and knows my name. The people that work there have worked there for years and know a lot about the restaurant. The atmosphere is sophisticatedly comfortable and the food coincides. They have a nice wine menu and wine tastings. I love the blackened tuna and the filet bordelaise. They also have a killer reuben. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a downtown atmosphere without the trouble of going downtown.

2
★★★★★

I like this place because the people there are like family. Everyone is friendly and knows my name. The people that work there have worked there for years and know a lot about the restaurant. The atmosphere is sophisticatedly comfortable and the food coincides. They have a nice wine menu and wine tastings. I love the blackened tuna and the filet bordelaise. They also have a killer reuben. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a downtown atmosphere without the trouble of going downtown.

Pros: outside seating and banquet facilities

Cons: no more live music on saturday nights.

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The service was the worst I have received since being in Nashville. The restaurant personnel was not very friendly. The hostess did not want to seat me and the food was just okay. Not receptive to people of color. Should have for WHITES ONLY on the door. STAY AWAY!!

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was the worst I have received since being in Nashville. The restaurant personnel was not very friendly. The hostess did not want to seat me and the food was just okay. Not receptive to people of color. Should have for WHITES ONLY on the door. STAY AWAY!!

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Okay here is the deal. I am originally from Chicago suburbs and there some places like Darfons that are real good. I now live outside St. Louis and cannot find places like this! my wife and I stopped in at Darfons on a tip from our hotel! This was a wonderful place to eat and just sit and relax after being on the road over 8 hours!!

2
★★★★★

Okay here is the deal. I am originally from Chicago suburbs and there some places like Darfons that are real good. I now live outside St. Louis and cannot find places like this! my wife and I stopped in at Darfons on a tip from our hotel! This was a wonderful place to eat and just sit and relax after being on the road over 8 hours!!

Pros: Outside eating!!

Cons: Parking can be tight - its a busy place!

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When Darfon's first opened it was fabulous, and everyone wanted to eat there. It was a favorite gathering spot. What happened? Maybe the management changed? When you go there now the restaurant isn't very clean, the staff are uninterested, and the food is bland. What a shame - this could be a wonderful restaurant with a little investment of time and effort.

3
★★★☆☆

When Darfon's first opened it was fabulous, and everyone wanted to eat there. It was a favorite gathering spot. What happened? Maybe the management changed? When you go there now the restaurant isn't very clean, the staff are uninterested, and the food is bland. What a shame - this could be a wonderful restaurant with a little investment of time and effort.

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Business Response:

Debbie, Thank you so much for your review! We take our guests' reviews very seriously as you are the voice of Darfons essentially. We apologize for the recent experience you've had at Darfons. Recently, we have made some major changes and strongly believe if you give our restaurant another chance, you will become a fan again. We hope to see you again soon, and please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable. Thanks!
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We love to go to Darfon's on business lunches. The food is great and the service is not terribly slow. I recommend the onion rings. Best I have found in Nashville!

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★★★★☆

We love to go to Darfon's on business lunches. The food is great and the service is not terribly slow. I recommend the onion rings. Best I have found in Nashville!

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Business Response:

Stephanie, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We're so glad that you choose Darfons for your business lunches! Let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable!
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We discovered Darfons on a recent trip to Nashville. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food was great. It is a great place to go after a long day at work to relax, eat and drink.

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★★★★★

We discovered Darfons on a recent trip to Nashville. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food was great. It is a great place to go after a long day at work to relax, eat and drink.

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David, Thanks so much for you review! We're so glad that you dined with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable!
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I moved to Nashville in '06 and dined at Darfons my first week there on recommendation of my sister. Because of the location (near airport), Darfons gets a lot of business travelers. But locals like it too, because the food is excellent. I recommend the hot brown, which is a hot open-face turkey sandwich with bacon, cream sauce, and cheese--delicious! My waiter was attentive, but didn't hover. The menu has lots of choices--something for everyone. And the food isn't cookie-cutter. If you are tired of O'Charley's and Applebee's, give Darfons a try.

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★★★★★

I moved to Nashville in '06 and dined at Darfons my first week there on recommendation of my sister. Because of the location (near airport), Darfons gets a lot of business travelers. But locals like it too, because the food is excellent. I recommend the hot brown, which is a hot open-face turkey sandwich with bacon, cream sauce, and cheese--delicious! My waiter was attentive, but didn't hover. The menu has lots of choices--something for everyone. And the food isn't cookie-cutter. If you are tired of O'Charley's and Applebee's, give Darfons a try.

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I have dined at Darfons several times because I work in the area and I have never had a problem. The food is always great and brought out in a timely manner. The service is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Try the green beans, they are wonderful!

2
★★★★☆

I have dined at Darfons several times because I work in the area and I have never had a problem. The food is always great and brought out in a timely manner. The service is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Try the green beans, they are wonderful!

Pros: Good Value

Cons: Needs more menu variety

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We eat here when we want to go out somewhere fun and relaxing where the servers won't hurry us up and they let us enjoy our food and conversation. I was bothered by the last review on this site stating you should get take out because of bad service. Why does someone want to give a bad impression of a business because of one unsavory experience? How can service be courteous to a fault? I enjoy the food, atmosphere and service each time we go. Perhaps kennykessinger should go back to grammar school if his service was too "corteous" en lieu of dining out.

2
★★★★★

We eat here when we want to go out somewhere fun and relaxing where the servers won't hurry us up and they let us enjoy our food and conversation. I was bothered by the last review on this site stating you should get take out because of bad service. Why does someone want to give a bad impression of a business because of one unsavory experience? How can service be courteous to a fault? I enjoy the food, atmosphere and service each time we go. Perhaps kennykessinger should go back to grammar school if his service was too "corteous" en lieu of dining out.

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We went for lunch there at work one day. There were about 11 people in our party, and the service was fast and corteous to a fault. The food is always great at good prices. After we finish and begin to pay, the waitress tells us each the amount we owe her. After she goes around and collects all of the money, she takes it away to process the orders. Upon her return tells us that we did not give her enough money, and before letting us pay the difference, huffs and puffs that she will pay it herself. Now after that, we left. We get back to work and another party from work was there and said they paid for our difference. After inquiring why, they told us that the waitress had come to them and talked about how we do this all of the time and how we are such and such.

So, if you're looking for good food, get take out. If you love the sit down experience, you may want to go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went for lunch there at work one day. There were about 11 people in our party, and the service was fast and corteous to a fault. The food is always great at good prices. After we finish and begin to pay, the waitress tells us each the amount we owe her. After she goes around and collects all of the money, she takes it away to process the orders. Upon her return tells us that we did not give her enough money, and before letting us pay the difference, huffs and puffs that she will pay it herself. Now after that, we left. We get back to work and another party from work was there and said they paid for our difference. After inquiring why, they told us that the waitress had come to them and talked about how we do this all of the time and how we are such and such.

So, if you're looking for good food, get take out. If you love the sit down experience, you may want to go somewhere else.

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Some friends from work and I stumbled upon this restaraunt and were a little scared since we had never heard of it. The food was awesome!! The variety on the menu was a great change from your average Logan's or O'Charley's. I don't remember the name of my dish, but it was a penned pasta covered in marinara and had grilled chicken and andouille sausage in it, smothered with mozarella cheese! YUMMY!!! Going back tonight and can't wait!!

2
★★★★★

Some friends from work and I stumbled upon this restaraunt and were a little scared since we had never heard of it. The food was awesome!! The variety on the menu was a great change from your average Logan's or O'Charley's. I don't remember the name of my dish, but it was a penned pasta covered in marinara and had grilled chicken and andouille sausage in it, smothered with mozarella cheese! YUMMY!!! Going back tonight and can't wait!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: A little bit of a drive for me, but well worth it!

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After reading the reviews, I decided to give Darfon's a try. I was disappointed to say the least. I went on a Friday night and did not have to wait too long--20 minutes (acceptable for a Friday night). The first thing I noticed was the noise, it just seemed rather noisy. We were taken to the banquet room which was much quieter where Justin gave us excellent service. I just wish that the food was at least close to the service. Our salads were warm as if they had been sitting out; we let that go but our entrees were no better. My wife ordered the steak oscar with a baked potato. The steak was barely warm and the potato was cold. The butter on the potato wasn't even melted. I ordered the cajun grill; all three meats (steak, sausage and shrimp) were barely warm and the steak did not taste right. To top things off there was a hair in my wife's potato that clearly did not belong to anyone at the table. That pretty much finished the dinner for us. Justin tried to make it right but we were done at that point. Both my wife and I typically order our steaks medium so we pay attention to meat temperature. Both our steaks were not hot enough. Another thing I noticed was that the menu clearly stated that they were not responsible for meat temperature. This may be a standard message where meat is served but it just seemed like a final note to a lousy dinner. I usually say that it is hard to find good service. Justin was great, I just wish the food was as good. We will not be back.

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★★★☆☆

After reading the reviews, I decided to give Darfon's a try. I was disappointed to say the least. I went on a Friday night and did not have to wait too long--20 minutes (acceptable for a Friday night). The first thing I noticed was the noise, it just seemed rather noisy. We were taken to the banquet room which was much quieter where Justin gave us excellent service. I just wish that the food was at least close to the service. Our salads were warm as if they had been sitting out; we let that go but our entrees were no better. My wife ordered the steak oscar with a baked potato. The steak was barely warm and the potato was cold. The butter on the potato wasn't even melted. I ordered the cajun grill; all three meats (steak, sausage and shrimp) were barely warm and the steak did not taste right. To top things off there was a hair in my wife's potato that clearly did not belong to anyone at the table. That pretty much finished the dinner for us. Justin tried to make it right but we were done at that point. Both my wife and I typically order our steaks medium so we pay attention to meat temperature. Both our steaks were not hot enough. Another thing I noticed was that the menu clearly stated that they were not responsible for meat temperature. This may be a standard message where meat is served but it just seemed like a final note to a lousy dinner. I usually say that it is hard to find good service. Justin was great, I just wish the food was as good. We will not be back.

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Darfon's is a lovely restaurant and very convenient to the airport and surrounding areas. I have a little discrepancy though. The first time I went to Darfon's, I had a cheeseburger and it was delicious! The second time I went, I had fettuccine alfredo with chicken and broccoli and that was delicious as well. I decided I'd order it again the third time around and ended up getting extremely ill. I went again and gave it another try, thinking maybe it was a little undercooked the previous time. Again, I got extremely sick. My friend ordered chicken tenders. She got really sick too. I don't know, maybe their chicken dishes are just not right. I reccommend this place for its nice atmosphere and friendly staff, just DO NOT ORDER CHICKEN.

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★★★★☆

Darfon's is a lovely restaurant and very convenient to the airport and surrounding areas. I have a little discrepancy though. The first time I went to Darfon's, I had a cheeseburger and it was delicious! The second time I went, I had fettuccine alfredo with chicken and broccoli and that was delicious as well. I decided I'd order it again the third time around and ended up getting extremely ill. I went again and gave it another try, thinking maybe it was a little undercooked the previous time. Again, I got extremely sick. My friend ordered chicken tenders. She got really sick too. I don't know, maybe their chicken dishes are just not right. I reccommend this place for its nice atmosphere and friendly staff, just DO NOT ORDER CHICKEN.

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the last comment was right on the money, this place serves the best ribs i've ever had and so much more. my husband and i ate at darfons on saturday and not only was the food amazing (and very fairly priced), but the service was excellent, there was no wait, and the ambience of the place was fabulous (the jazz music was wonderful)...i'm very surprised more people haven't heard about this place!!!

THIS PLACE IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!

2
★★★★★

the last comment was right on the money, this place serves the best ribs i've ever had and so much more. my husband and i ate at darfons on saturday and not only was the food amazing (and very fairly priced), but the service was excellent, there was no wait, and the ambience of the place was fabulous (the jazz music was wonderful)...i'm very surprised more people haven't heard about this place!!!

THIS PLACE IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!

Pros: Food(taste, quality, portions), Service, Price, Ambience, No long wait, Friendly, Parking, Clean

Cons: None that my husband and i saw, i think this is gonna be our new "regular" place

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Look, anyone who rates this place poorly is probably a disgruntled former employee or the owner of a rival, inferior restaurant. I looked at that one bad review on here, and I think they must totally be sniffing glue, or maybe they should start sniffing glue. This place is really terrific - the food, the service, the EVERYTHING!! I go here all the time. Let me list a few of my favorite delicious items on the menu...all the steaks, the burgers, the salmon, the seafood pasta, the fettuccini alfredo, the cajun mixed grill, the chicken sandwich (with bacon), the wings,, and, last but not least, the RIBS! If you like ribs, you mut try these...these ribs hooked me on ribs and now I order them everywhere, but I still think Darfon's ribs are the very best. I tried all the ribs in Memphis, and I'd still take these any day of the week.

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★★★★★

Look, anyone who rates this place poorly is probably a disgruntled former employee or the owner of a rival, inferior restaurant. I looked at that one bad review on here, and I think they must totally be sniffing glue, or maybe they should start sniffing glue. This place is really terrific - the food, the service, the EVERYTHING!! I go here all the time. Let me list a few of my favorite delicious items on the menu...all the steaks, the burgers, the salmon, the seafood pasta, the fettuccini alfredo, the cajun mixed grill, the chicken sandwich (with bacon), the wings,, and, last but not least, the RIBS! If you like ribs, you mut try these...these ribs hooked me on ribs and now I order them everywhere, but I still think Darfon's ribs are the very best. I tried all the ribs in Memphis, and I'd still take these any day of the week.

Pros: food, staff, value, RIBS

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I first discovered this restaurant by accident and have dined there three times since. The menu is broad and the food is excellent. Two out of three times the service was excellent the third time it was average.

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★★★★★

I first discovered this restaurant by accident and have dined there three times since. The menu is broad and the food is excellent. Two out of three times the service was excellent the third time it was average.

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I simply can't explain why this place was more than half full this evening. The decor is okay here, the service was normal, but I can honestly say that I didn't like anything I was served this evening. I started with a very sub-par ceasar salad that had WAY too much dressing. I ordered the London Broil. It came out covered in a strangely tangy mushroom sauce, and was served with green beans remeniscent of canned ones, even the baked potato wasn't very good and luke warm at best. I just can't recommend this place to anyone. I don't think I'll ever go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I simply can't explain why this place was more than half full this evening. The decor is okay here, the service was normal, but I can honestly say that I didn't like anything I was served this evening. I started with a very sub-par ceasar salad that had WAY too much dressing. I ordered the London Broil. It came out covered in a strangely tangy mushroom sauce, and was served with green beans remeniscent of canned ones, even the baked potato wasn't very good and luke warm at best. I just can't recommend this place to anyone. I don't think I'll ever go back.

Pros: Service, Parking

Cons: Food

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This is a wonderful restaurant nestled in the heart of donelson, tn. You wouldn't expect it to be so wonderful considering it's location. But, once you walk in you are surrounded by a wonderful ambience. I have been eating here for almost five years and have enjoyed it each time! My husband and I have taken friends & family there for dinner and they have loved it! I have also had their lunch...equally good!. Their menu ranges from all prices and cuisines...you also receive ample portions! Their service is terrific! We are always pleased when we leave there, satisfied with both the service and meal we have received! I highly recommend this place! They also have a back room which you can rent out for large groups/dinner parties. This restaurant is rarely "extremely" busy...however this is not testimony to bad food or service, but rather I feel it's location.

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful restaurant nestled in the heart of donelson, tn. You wouldn't expect it to be so wonderful considering it's location. But, once you walk in you are surrounded by a wonderful ambience. I have been eating here for almost five years and have enjoyed it each time! My husband and I have taken friends & family there for dinner and they have loved it! I have also had their lunch...equally good!. Their menu ranges from all prices and cuisines...you also receive ample portions! Their service is terrific! We are always pleased when we leave there, satisfied with both the service and meal we have received! I highly recommend this place! They also have a back room which you can rent out for large groups/dinner parties. This restaurant is rarely "extremely" busy...however this is not testimony to bad food or service, but rather I feel it's location.

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the food is not that bad, the staff is great it is close to the airport, the bar is much nicer and is a great place to hang out after work, i would say eat apps only

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★★★☆☆

the food is not that bad, the staff is great it is close to the airport, the bar is much nicer and is a great place to hang out after work, i would say eat apps only

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Business Response:

Kim, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad that you think Darfons is a great place to hang out after work. We have a great happy hour everyday from 3-6pm! We'd love to see you! Was there any particular menu item you didn't like? Let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable! Thank you!
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Last time my husband and I went, we sat in a crowded lobby for 45 min because they ran out of menus. What used to be my favorite restaurant has grown lax. Wait staff are aloof and untrained. Food way below par. Ain't what it used to be - and I miss it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last time my husband and I went, we sat in a crowded lobby for 45 min because they ran out of menus. What used to be my favorite restaurant has grown lax. Wait staff are aloof and untrained. Food way below par. Ain't what it used to be - and I miss it.

Cons: , Staff

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Used to be our favorite "special occasion" spot. A year ago, server was so rude I said i'd never return. Letter to manager ignored. Recently went back for food. Server was rude and food was not good. There are much better places to eat in Nashville area.

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★★☆☆☆

Used to be our favorite "special occasion" spot. A year ago, server was so rude I said i'd never return. Letter to manager ignored. Recently went back for food. Server was rude and food was not good. There are much better places to eat in Nashville area.

Pros: Location

Cons: , Food, Value

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Food is top notch. Service is first class. Perfect place for stopping by to catch a game, meet some people and get a drink. Of course, getting a bite to eat adds to the enjoyment of a well made drink.

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★★★★★

Food is top notch. Service is first class. Perfect place for stopping by to catch a game, meet some people and get a drink. Of course, getting a bite to eat adds to the enjoyment of a well made drink.

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Great food, drinks and service! The best place to grab a drink after work, meet people from out of town and relax before a night on the town.

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★★★★★

Great food, drinks and service! The best place to grab a drink after work, meet people from out of town and relax before a night on the town.

Pros: Service, Price, Ambience

Cons: Closing time, Limited Seating

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Good food & .good looking bartenders. Love the ribs, also the steak oscar. Soups are always fresh & tasty. Very friendly waitstaff.

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★★★★★

Good food & .good looking bartenders. Love the ribs, also the steak oscar. Soups are always fresh & tasty. Very friendly waitstaff.

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