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The Garden Restaurant - CLOSED

217 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3325
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Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Closed

65 reviews from our community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I walked downtown on Aug. 3rd and slid in The Garden; sat at their bar and felt like we were family. We had the Mediterranean Trio and Little Clams; a few brewski's and a couple of glasses of wine for me. We love this place, love the history; a lot of it we are a part of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This ancient place must survive on the basis of the vast tourist business in downtown St. Petersburg--meaning that out-of-towners eat here once and go home, never to return--because I've never heard of residents of St. Petersburg just dying to come here. If you happen to be walking down the sidewalk and you peek inside the gates, it may seem intriguing,... More 

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St. Petersburg Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The atmosphere is eclectic and comfortable. The outside dining is lovely in the Spring and Fall. The jazz entertainment is fun. But most of all, the food is delicious. I have never had a bad meal and am always surprised by the 4 star cuisine. The chef is awesome.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We arrived around 6:30 and were given the choice of inside or ourside dining-decided to dine on the outdoor patio.After getting our drinks and food the LOUD sawing began-couldnt even hold a conversation! The manager was "too busy" to come out and talk to us-had to seek him out. What? We didnt even want him to comp our meal,just wanted... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My husband and I went here not sure what to expect coming from out of town, an we are so glad we did. If you like sitting out on the patio, having a coctail, some good food, and listening to some amazing music this is a great place to go. It's in the courtyard of the historic Detroit Hotel, we... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Stopped in last night with some friends & had a fantastic cocktail called 'The Garden' w/ Ketel One, muddled cucumber & mint, lime juice, & Grand Marnier...DELICIOUS! We sat on the patio, enjoyed an excellent band & received wonderfully attentive service by Becky.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Delicious food !! service and atmosphere over and beyond !! From out of town and this was such a nice treat for my husband and I!!!! A must!!!!!

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Naples, Italy
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This a great place if you like live music and a quirky outdoor space. We ate there once and the food was fine but nothing super memorable. Usually we would go a little later and have some drinks and listen to the live bands. It has a very New Orleans feel outside, which is nice.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

good lunch food and excellent service. I had a Greek salald, my husband had a veggie wrap (no peppers)., the wrap came with peppers. we informed the staff and they quickly apologized and replaced it. all the food was very good and the staff were quick and helpful. we will recommend this place for a nice lunch.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

food was great, even met the chef Mike....great free entertainment each night...good drinks, reasonable price...outdoor seating, who could ask for anything more?

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Additional Information about The Garden Restaurant

Address: 217 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3325
Phone Number: 727-896-3800
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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