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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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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant for the U.S

Had a months holiday in New Smyrna beach recently. This is a good restaurant. We had three dinners here and it was consistently good. The wine menu is expensive but the meat dishes are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a months holiday in New Smyrna beach recently. This is a good restaurant. We had three dinners here and it was consistently good. The wine menu is expensive but the meat dishes are good.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went to dinner with husband and had to wait a very short time, so went to bar to get a cocktail. Quick service and excellent choice of liquor. Dinner was excellent and service was attentive and well educated on their different dishes. You can get Italian, fish, steaks.....etc. Unfortunately, the night we were there, the music from a singular entertainer... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Since March of this year, when we discover this lovely and warm restaurant, we return every month, the food is really outstanding and also ideal to share, we recommed the Osobuco. The bar next door, same quality, but most of all, has a great decoration that makes you feel un the middle of a beatifull mountain village, we love it!... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Your going to love the way your food is served. The service is excellent and so are all the Italian dishes they have to offer. Very pleased with my dinner and drinks. I will come back to have dinner at The Garlic.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Garlic is a hip lil joint that serves up fabulous Italian inspired seafood, steaks etc.. in New Smyrna. They usually have some good live music playing ...adding to the cool vibe in the air.. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, our bartender was a pretty lil efficient gal that smiled at evert interaction. Definitely a must visit if you end... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was able to visit this great restaurant with my wife and her family. I ordered the Spuntitori Italiano, and it was enough to feed at least 4 people. Our waitress, Krystal, was amazing. She was constantly checking on us, and engaging us in great conversation as well. This is one of my extended families favorite restaurants when they visit... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS I'VE been to for years! The ambiance is cool, though a little crowded. We were practically sitting with our next door table. Fortunately, they were friendly. I ordered Sea Bass and it was cooked to perfection. Every bite was a delight! My husband had their filet mignon, and it would melt in your mouth! Salad... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our first vacation to New Smyrna Beach and our first trip to The Garlic. We had such a great meal that we ended up eating here again before our vacation ended. On our first visit, we were initially a little uncertain about parking. As we turned onto the road along the building we noticed that it was PACKED!... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very good food, server was very polite but not visiting our table very often, will try again, place is beautiful and drinks are very well done desserts as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Interesting restaurant! The Garlic is one of most unique restaurants in New Smyrna Beach, food is good. The only negative, it is a loud restaurant.

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups

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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