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Garlic Rose

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Madison, NJ
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Your trip to Garlic Rose is sure to satisfy your hunger. Our lunch menu...
Your trip to Garlic Rose is sure to satisfy your hunger. Our lunch menu offers something for the whole family with delicious garlic infused entrees and much more. Our unique take on one of the most tasteful herbs available is what makes us one of the most interesting restaurants in Madison. The Garlic Rose is sure to impress with our unique flavors and creativity.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Garlic, garlic and more garlic

Been here many times. Garlic, garlic, garlic. You do need to ask, but they will bring you a bulb of roasted garlic with your loaf of bread, as well as a pesto dipping oil. This is the main reason we come here. It is just so good. It is a BYOB place. It is a small, quaint bistro. Have not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
DST001
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Northern New Jersey
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Northern New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Been here many times. Garlic, garlic, garlic. You do need to ask, but they will bring you a bulb of roasted garlic with your loaf of bread, as well as a pesto dipping oil. This is the main reason we come here. It is just so good. It is a BYOB place. It is a small, quaint bistro. Have not... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

That's what they say, funny! Very pleasant, homey, relaxed restaurant. Menu is Italian schemed, not very unusual. But plates are well priced and lots of food. People go here before plays at the Shakespeare Theatre, you get a small discount with tickets. Many dishes w garlic, of course, but not all. Madison is a charming downtown to walk around before... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Sadly, this is one of the most regrettable dinner decisions I've ever made. Went in September, and first wondered how a place this cheap-looking (fake exposed brick wall decals, cheap novelty pictures I've seen everywhere else) could get such good reviews. The seats were also cheap and uncomfortable, the ceiling ugly, and the place was carpeted. The bread and famed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Great place to eat went with my family and had the best time nice location the steaks we're great. The deserts are nice and sweet. The staff is very friendly would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to have a great time

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Madison, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is very good - gets a bit crowded though. Consider making a reservation! The BYOB policy is a great way to order a little something extra from the menu.

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Madison, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have had excellent meals here...most recently in May 2014. Love that it is BYOB and our favorite is the dessert Amaretto Cake.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Even if you don't like garlic, you should love the meals at the Garlic Rose. I've been there numerous times and have never been disappointed. The pesto sauce for the bread was delicious. Nice size and delicious salad with the meal. I had the chicken and shrimp jubilee with their famous potatoes and broccoli--a great meal!! My friends enjoyed their... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've passed Garlic Rose on Main St. many times in Madison but it seemed like one of those hole-in-the-wall restaurants. One time I was going out to eat with my family and we finally decided to try it. We were pleasantly surprised! The food is really good. You do really have to like garlic, but umm, you kind of should... More 

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Millburn, NJ
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166 reviews 166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Hadn't been back to this restaurant for many years, but returned for a pre-theater dinner. Had a shrimp and angel pasta dish which was very good. The other three people with me also enjoyed their meals. Service was prompt and pleasant, though it did take a while to finally get the check when we were ready to leave. Garlic was... More 

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Asbury, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We enjoyed a tasty dinner at the Garlic Rose. Our server, Angie, was super...attentive without being overbearing. Salads were fresh and a nice size. We loved the bread served with a "special" pesto dipping sauce. Our main courses were very good. Eggplant Rollitini and Rigatoni with a Vodka cream sauce. We finished up with a great cup of coffee and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Description

Your trip to Garlic Rose is sure to satisfy your hunger. Our lunch menu offers something for the whole family with delicious garlic infused entrees and much more. Our unique take on one of the most tasteful herbs available is what makes us one of the most interesting restaurants in Madison. The Garlic Rose is sure to impress with our unique flavors and creativity.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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