Jazz has had many homes over the years. Born in the South, moving to New Orleans and Chicago, and a world traveler in its old age, the musical form brings to mind myriad influences. Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen is inspired by the storied musical form, from its lively cuisine to its song-filled atmosphere. Live jazz musicians coax classic strains and improvised notes from their instruments Tuesday through Sunday, drawing from every chapter of the genre’s varied history. Chefs riff on the bluesy style with a delectable menu of Southern eats, from crispy cheese grits with shrimp to fried chicken atop buttermilk waffles. The club’s vibrant lights and exposed-brick walls call to mind some of the most renowned jazz bars to be found in New Orleans or Chicago. To enhance this antique-nightclub atmosphere, bartenders whip up a lineup of craft cocktails while referring to their patrons as “hot chick” or “cool Felis catus.”
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Eastern Standard caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Eastern Standard just as much as mom and dad.
Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Eastern Standard, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
Eastern Standard provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
You can easily find street parking near Eastern Standard or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service.
For those who wish to avoid traffic, Eastern Standard is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Kenmore Station (Green), Yawkey (Framingham/Worcester), and Blandford St. (Green).
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, Lucky's Lounge serves traditional, no-frills fare in the D Street - West Broadway district of Boston.
The menu at Lucky's Lounge does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar.
Bring your whole brood to Lucky's Lounge, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
With plenty of room to go around, Lucky's Lounge also offers a private area perfect for large groups.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
Lucky's Lounge welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Lucky's Lounge.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Those driving to Lucky's Lounge can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Court House Station (SL1, SL2, Silver), World Trade Center Station (SL1, SL2, Silver), and Congress @ World Trade Center Station (SL1).
Dining at Lucky's Lounge will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Lucky's Lounge, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Burger aficionados in Boston will be enthralled with Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar's upmarket concoctions, where the patty-between-two-buns is raised to an art form.
Dieters beware — Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar does not offer low-fat cuisine.
The bar at Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
With plenty of room to go around, Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar also offers a private area perfect for large groups.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar's seasonally available outdoor seating.
The burger joint also features a DJ, and diners are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor.
The music and crowds can create quite a racket at Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar — noise levels can reach the upper registers.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Street parking is conveniently available around the burger joint, as well as valet service.
Your tab at Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Head on over to Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Franklin Cafe is a cute cafe nestled in Boston's South End district.
None of the fare at Franklin Cafe is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here.
Round out your meal with something from the cocktail menu or wine list.
Ideal for large groups, Franklin Cafe will make sure your party feels anything but cramped.
To get seated fast on a weeknight, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation — after-work crowds can fill the place up.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Franklin Cafe.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Franklin Cafe offers catering.
Those driving to Franklin Cafe can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner are stops at Washington St. @ Union Pk (SL4, SL5), Washington St. @ E Berkeley St. (SL4, SL5), and Washington St. @ Herald St. (SL4, SL5).
A visit to Franklin Cafe will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Franklin Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Former Boston mayor James Michael Curley was known as a man of the people: charismatic, popular, and controversial. The same could be said at this restaurant that shares his name. jm Curley's menu is crowd-pleasing, but not without controversy. Case in point: the jelly donut, which is fried in bacon fat, filled with strawberry rhubarb, and glazed with foie gras. Need more examples? How about the organic hot pocket, made with grilled leeks, Vermont raclette, and tempura or the beet Doritos made with beet powder, citric acid, and corn tortillas. Of course, jm Curley is out to please all the people, so these eclectic offerings are balanced by more traditional dishes such as a 9-ounce natural angus burger or fried chicken with biscuits, both of which tread the middle ground in the culinary divide.
Regardless of whether diners prefer their cuisine creative or conventional, all can come together over a beer. But even that may prove contentious, as jm Curley’s beer menu features more than 60 brews to choose from, including the chef’s private stock of Narragansett Cream and Genesee Cream Ale. Can’t decide? Just order a Manhattan or a hot toddy and save energy for more important debates, like deciding who has to carry the car home.