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“Best Appetizers!”
Review of The Garlic

The Garlic
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Durham, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Appetizers!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Garlic is a favorite in New Smyrna Beach. The appetizers were our favorites- lamb, crostini bread, mussels. We have been several times but the entrees were never as great as the appetizers, so we learned to make a meal of multiple appetizers. Of course the whole head of roasted garlic with every meal seals the deal! We have had some great meals and some good meals there, but never a bad one. The outdoor atmosphere is the most enjoyable- especially after a lazy day at the beach!

  • Visited May 2012
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great spot, even if you have to wait a bit.”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good variety on the menu, something for everyone. Fun eating on the patio, it is heated for cool nights but very open. Wait staff provided good service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Scotia, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Exceeded expectations”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Went to the Garlic for the 2nd time for Easter dinner and was pleased again. Zach was our waiter. He guided us when we didn't know what to have and was very attentive. Everything we had was excellent, osso buco, peppered filet, caesar salad, snap peas, & great mussels. This is a must place to go and we will be returning shortly

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank amq1947
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Gowen, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Got to go to this one!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Everything was terrific: Food, atmosphere, service. Upscale in price but worth it. Not to be missed when visiting this area.

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Orange Park, Florida
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28 reviews
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“Pretend You're in Italy..”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

In case you get sick of waves crashing and the sun sparkling off the water, there's another whole world to experience while you're dining. The Garlic is like al fresco dining in Italy - the wonderful smell, the inticing menu, the excellent service - efficient and respectful -and the great tasting food. Four ladies and early bird dining is not always an intimate experience but the setting managed to make us feel dressed up and elegant without actually being all that dressed up.Our waiter (Micah) made suggestions and recommendations and never made us feel rushed. You won't see water but you will see trees sprouting orchids and lights and all that foliage absorbs sound so you will hear your conversations but no one else's. This was a unique and unusual experiece considering the area and we will return the next time we are in NSB.

  • Visited March 2013
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