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The Garlic

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556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
+1 386-424-6660
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk...
We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eclectic Italian Restaurant with Live Entertainment

The first thing you notice in The Garlic is the surroundings: wine bottle separated seating, red and white chicken ceramics, strings of garlic cloves, grape shaped lights. You also see the entertainer of the night: a sax player for us playing pop melodies. Given these first impressions, we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chris F
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Dalton, Georgia
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to go for ANY occasion from a regular dinner or a celebration of any occasion. I have been many times and it has never disappointed me. The food and drinks are great, the service is great and it has an awesome atmosphere!!

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Farmington, Connecticut
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330 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first thing you notice in The Garlic is the surroundings: wine bottle separated seating, red and white chicken ceramics, strings of garlic cloves, grape shaped lights. You also see the entertainer of the night: a sax player for us playing pop melodies. Given these first impressions, we were pleased to find both the selections and our entrees to be... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like walking in a jungle. Lights wrapped around all the trees, fire pits, cozy and food yummy. Must like garlic but not over powering. Can't wait to go again. A real treat just to see the place. Lots of outside sitting. We arrived at 4:15 the place opens at 4:00 and parking lot already full......loved it!

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Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here on recommendation from a co-worker. We came here for our Anniversary. We had the fried mozzarella appetizer which was pretty good. My wife had the chicken pram. It was very rubbery and just so-so. I had one of the specials, "crazy Alfredo". The shrimp was over cooked and tough. The bread that was served was tough and the... More 

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Thank Tom A
Saint Augustine, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends imrecommend this gem of of restaurant when we traveled to NSB for their annual arts & crafts event. From the outside you would never guess how spacious, decorative and festive the inside would be. We ate in the outside seating area, surrounded by floral gardens, plants, trees and fire places. There are various seating area for couples to family... More 

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Thank Roy C
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this restaurant. The grotto is the place for me. The food is excellent but a little pricy. I have not tried the new serving area yet but it does look very interesting. I have been for holiday meals and love the whole ambience of the place.

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Thank LindaNSB
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went in a party of four on a week night. Pretty outdoor entrance with the obligatory string lights wrapped around trees. Can imagine the outside seating would be fun in warm weather but it was cold on our night so we ate inside. Also cozy with just the right kind of mood lighting, booths and tables. HOWEVER - there is... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Very eclectic menu and ambiance. Each section had a different feel to it. From feeling as though you are outside because there are so many plants (our favorite area), to a bar atmosphere with live entertainment, to quite cozy. Go with your family or a on a date night! Very good, unique food and great service.... More 

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Nantahala Township, North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was able to get in with NO wait or crowd (super bowl night) after several attempts. The restaurant is named properly GARLIC. The service was very good and helpful with suggestions and YES you do taste the garlic the next day. Will go back to try something else

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Thank DrDAWG
Edgewater
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best place to eat around New Smyrna Beach. My wife says let's go eat there... every week all the time to me for date night. The food is outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?