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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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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
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 424
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 48
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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
Buon Appetito in the Trees

The seductive fragrance of fresh baked bread from a clay oven lifts you through a long, cozy, trellised walkway and into the forested seating of The Garlic restaurant in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The experience begins at the entrance. A professional, warm staff greets you and leads you through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
AJ B
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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784 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The seductive fragrance of fresh baked bread from a clay oven lifts you through a long, cozy, trellised walkway and into the forested seating of The Garlic restaurant in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The experience begins at the entrance. A professional, warm staff greets you and leads you through the trees to your table. You are tempted to grab a... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Have been to The Garlic twice and always pleased. The atmosphere is very cozy, lights dim, has outside seating too. Great live entertainment. Love the bread and garlic to dip it in. Food portions are a nice size and always tasty when paired with a nice glass or two of wine. Staff are always nice, quick and accommodating. Definitely plan... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Having read some of the reviews here I don't think we were in the same restaurant. We have just returned to the UK having spent our last two nights in New Smyrna Beach at The Black Dolphin Inn, who on our first night recommended we ate at The Garlic and it was great, lovely lively atmosphere and a very pleasant... More 

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Willows, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have eaten there twice. Enjoyed my meals very much. Tasty, well-prepared food in a fun atmosphere. Indoor dining is crowded and festive; outdoor dining is comfortable with a large fireplace.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Garlic (or Garlique as I fancily refer to it) is one of the most interesting places that I have ever eaten. The restaurant is partially inside, partially outside, and has a feeling like you took your Italian Grandma's house and mashed it up with a tree house from Peter Pan. Don't let this description scare you off because it... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is very nice and well decorated, the Food is delicious and big portions are served and lastly the staff is very well trained and attentive! What more do u Need!! Highly recommend.Prices are a bit high but food is well worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you've never been to the Garlic, you need to go at least once. I could just sit and look at all the cool things! From the eye glasses on zip lines at the bar, to the daily specials on pasta, this place does pretty much everything right! Parking is a bit tricky, but they offer valet and the guys... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere,very good service,large portions.Would definitely return again. Carmela Westcott N Myrtle Beach, SC

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is the most wonderful italian restaurant ever! It is expensive but they do have an early bird menu if you get there early. They open at 4 and get busy quick! It is such a neat dining experience only Florida could provide with all of its sunny weather! A lot of out door seating but covered. The decor is... More 

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Wauconda, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a great atmosphere, a super vibe, a tremendously lovely smell of garlic, and really good food. I have had the ravioli, the eggplant, the sea bass, the calamari....it's all tasty and great quality food. It is a bit overpriced, and at peak times it can feel a bit like sardines in a can because of the way... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?