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The Garlic

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556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 424-6660
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 393
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 46
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't like garlic but filet was excellent

I was coerced into trying this restaurant not once but several times although I don't eat or like garlic. The Lolly Pop Lamb Chop with Mint Jelly was unbelievable --- another time I had the filet which was very delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Sterling L
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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740 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was coerced into trying this restaurant not once but several times although I don't eat or like garlic. The Lolly Pop Lamb Chop with Mint Jelly was unbelievable --- another time I had the filet which was very delicious

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited The Garlic for the first time yesterday evening, after having it recommended to us by several different people. It did not disappoint. Colleen seated us and, upon finding out it was our first visit, made us feel like honored guests. Kelly and Jenna took it from there and helped us have a memorable evening with... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and eclectic. Food is average, service is marginal but I don't think management cares since they make money hand over fist. Food is over priced and drinks are really over priced ($8 for a mixed drink).

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Valley Stream, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Garlic has very good food and wonderful atmosphere depending on where you are seated and what type of dining experience you are looking for. There are several different rooms and bars so it can feel like anything from romantic to clubby to olde world cantina. We went on a busy Saturday night and were lucky to be seated almost... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I couldn't believe how bad this restaurant was, especially after hearing such good stuff. After receiving my salad and asking for ranch dressing, I was told I could only have what was available to me on the table, which was oil and vinegar. When I am paying for my meal I shouldn't be forced to eat salad without dressing or... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Garlic was simply overwhelming. The food was certainly average or good depending on what was ordered, but the whole experience was over the top. The biggest gripe was that I felt like I was eating in a night club and not a restaurant. Even at a fairly early hour on a Sunday evening, the live music was WAY too... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Every thing was delicious,but our waiter,Cody could care less if we were there or not. We got basic service. He has the personality of a dead fish. I would like to go back when I am back to the area. Please teach your wait staff how to be personable and more caring.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wow, we absolutely loved, loved, loved everything about this place. Despite it appearing very busy when we arrived, we were seated immediately. We were shown to a bar top style seating initially, which wasn't what we wanted this particular evening, and the hostess, happily reseated us in a private booth in the Blue Room. This is not a quiet place... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love to go by there it always smells go good. I enjoy the outside eating with fireplace, very romatic!

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NewSmyrnaBeach, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very good restaurant but not great. Extensive menu focused on pasta, steaks, and fish. Very long wait during season. Will not take reservations except for large groups. Tables are crammed together. Service is efficient. Try and sit outside if weather permits. At times feels a little like a cattle house... move em in and move em out. Very noisy. Rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: (386) 424-6660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?