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The Garlic

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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was visiting New Smyrna for the weekend with my girlfriends and this restaurant was highly recommended to us. We were told it would be about an hour long wait around 7:30pm on a Saturday night but we decided to stick it out because we had heard such great reviews. We ended up waiting about 40 minutes. I shared the... More 

Thank Sarah S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The aromatic garlic had me floating when we entered the restaurant. Pure Heaven. Had the bone in ribeye cooked medium and it was succulent. This was an incredible experience, I recommend others to try.

Thank Kenneth B
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went early as we were told the place gets packed. The indoor/outdoor choice of dining along w/the bar make it easy to decide which mood you're in for dining. Loved the "blue room"!!!

Thank Linda B
Winter Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of garlic, staring with roasted garlic and fresh bread. Big portions, the different areas have slightly different menus. decent wine list

Thank 01Forza360
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is the best! Expect to wait 1 to 2 hours, totally worth it. Staff is super nice, the food is the best I have had in a long time. I fell in love with their Caesar Salad. The shrimp and scallop scampi to die for. Honestly if you don't go here while in the area you are missing... More 

Thank Jeanne P
Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw this restaurant highlighted on the travel channel. Knowing that we would be visiting this area we were excited to visit this restaurant. We were not disappointed. Loved the atmosphere and loved the food. If your a garlic fanatic you need to do yourself a favor and experience this restaurant. You can smell garlic from the parking lot. We... More 

Thank rocklady55
Coppell, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place! Great food, great service and a fantastic atmosphere. I want to dine here at every visit to New Smyrna.

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Thank Lopez4
St. Augustine,Fla.
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Going to The Garlic is an experience. The decor is so unique and interesting, there's always something to look at and they also decorate for the holidays.Our party of 5 arrived around 6:00 pm on a Saturday night and were told it would be about a 40 minute wait. We were ok with that so we went to the bar.... More 

1 Thank SmokyGirl32145
Stuart, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited New Smyrna several times this year while property shopping. We have stopped in The Garlic every time and every time it has been a delicious experience. The service is top shelf and the food is amazing. We have tried crab cakes, pastas, steaks, cannoli, cheesecake and chocolate cake. Our favorites are the steaks and cannoli. The decor... More 

1 Thank maugeri22
Oviedo, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have much expectations about the Garlic, except for the constant raving from coworkers and family who live in the NSB area. When we walked in, I was impressed with the interior design. You'd have to see it to believe it. We ate in the Blu Bar area and had a wonderful 3 person jazz band singing near us.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660
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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Summerfield, Florida
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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?