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The Garden

333 Enfrente Road, Novato, CA 94949
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Ranked #17 of 118 Restaurants in Novato
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ignacio Blvd
Description: Garden Bistro is located conveniently near the freeway. Our dining room is open and pleasant with white tablecloths, and we have a private patio in the back.
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English first
San Francisco, CA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We've been here maybe 10 times over the past few years and we always come away feeling that we had a very good meal at a reasonable price...and I'm not even a big fan of Mediterranean food! There are some favorites that always seem to be on the menu, but there also are specials depending on when you are go,... More

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Novato, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Last night a friend of mine and I dined at this restaurant. We ordered the Osso Bucco dinner. My friend's meal was OK except for a lot of fat. My plate had a very small amount of beef, a lot of fat, and a huge bone covered with gravy to cover the bone. I asked the waitress if she could... More

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Lyon, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I ate her today with a friend and though the restaurant is right off the freeway, the outside seating is beautiful, in a garden with trees and plants. We started with fried calamari and onion with a veggie aioli which was great, especially with the lightly fried lemons. Then I had the fish sandwich which was full of avocado, really... More

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Novato, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I love Mediterranean food and The Garden Bistro did not disappoint! I would even venture to say that their Fattoush salad is just as good or even better than the one at Insalata's, my previous favorite. After driving by this place hundreds of times, we finally decided to try it out. I am so glad we did! The service is... More

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San Francisco, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I have dined here for lunch many times. We have found every item to be well-prepared and delicious. The service is always attentive and helpful. When the weather is nice, sitting outdoors is an added treat.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have found this fab place purely by chance. Absolutely lovely. As it was evening twinkling lights and the whole deco made it feel and look just right. We went there late October so evenings tend to be a little bit on the chilly side but don't worry....cosy blanket at hand. Lovely, friendly staff and food. Highly recommended.

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Sutter Creek, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

On a recent stay at a nearby hotel, my wife and I walked to The Garden based on a TripAdvisor recommendation (it was rated #2 in Novato when we looked). We arrived pretty early - about 5:30PM and chose a patio location. It was a particularly nice evening in an area where it can often be cool and foggy even... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Perfect stop right off the highway! Fresh food, so good and great service. Will definitely come here again!!

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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My friends and I met up for a TGIF and had the best time. The garden is not only beautiful, but peaceful. The service was fast and super friendly. The best part, however, was the food. Everything was delicious - incredibly delicious! You think you like hummus until you taste the hummus here, and that is only the starter! The... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Wow... This restaurant secluded in and out of way place in Novato Ca was a SCORE to find. I had lived in Novato for seven years before I had noticed the restaurant because of its location. That was the unfortunate part. This restaurants quality of food as well as flair for flavors is amazing. After my first visit I couldn't... More

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