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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Garlic, for me, is more about the ambiance than the food. I've eaten there several times but don't remember much about the food (except one pasta dish I ordered was very salty). I do, however, remember the beautiful and creative atmosphere that greets you as you walk in. The restaurant is much larger inside than it looks from the... More 

Thank phaser90
Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting 4 times, we took our family there tonight as a celebration. The New York Strip arrived cold and after waiting to get service it was returned. It came back 10 minutes later, the same piece cremated and crisp on the outside and inedible. The waiter then cut it up next to us and came back and said what... More 

Thank fcharleswhite
Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and service. They don't take reservations unless you have 10 or more so be ready for a wait but it's worth it. Everything is great. We have been there several times. Steams mussels are the best I have ever had

Thank Judy698
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Garlic. It was recommended by our hotel concierge and this time she was right on point. Food was delicious and Service and Atmosphere were Excellent. We will certainly return the next time we are in the area

Thank mjaulenback
DeLand, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing food. We had the chicken alfredo and the chicken Parmesan. We have been longing to go back since September!

Thank Suzanna M
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From start to finish....staff to food....doesn't get any better! Had delicious wine, caprese for appetizer, ceasar's salad, chilean sea bass all made to perfection!!

Thank Angela P
Kenton, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great place for either dinner or just drinks ..lovely atmosphere and a grata bar and staff. Sit either inside or in the open air .

Thank Angie D
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The waiter said they had great steaks. Maybe that was a clue. The "snapper" was dried out and the pasta dish was beyond terrible. So maybe learn how to buy and cook seafood?! We won't be back to check for any progress.

Thank Mark S
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes this is a busy place, even in the early evening. We arrived just before5 pm. We were seated immediately with choice of inside outside or Blue bar. Service was prompt and unobtrusive. We ordered from their early bird menu which was very reasonable and included choice of soup or salad, beverage including a glass of beer or wine,choice of... More 

Thank seafarer2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No reservation but we have it a shot and entered around 7p. We hung out in the bar outside and had a couple glasses of champagne and a pint of Guinness (quality - meh). The place is full of wall hangings and other items that make for interesting surroundings. Lots to look at. We're seated within an hour which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 45
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?