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Garden Restaurant

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943 Magie Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7738
+1 908-558-0101
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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167 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We take advantage of this special menu every so often. For $16.96 there is a choice of soup and salad, entree, dessert and coffee. Monday thru Thursday and 3-5pm. I like the Salmon, never dried out or the Filet Mignon, available for a small up charge. If you are local and have a day off take advantage to this great... More 

Thank tangi1
Whippany, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My dad was laid to rest at Hollywood Cemetery. My daughter in law found this gem. First we didn't know how many would attend, due to the weather and the distance. Toms River to Union. Started at 10 attendees and ended up with over 25 and they handled that perfectly. They had price fix luncheon , the choices offered were... More 

Thank richard b
South Brunswick, NJ
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We live locally and have eaten here several times. I have always been happy with the service and the food. I generally get fish, which I won't don't order just anywhere, and it is always fresh and prepared well. We went last minute for Valentines Day this year. There was a prix fixe menu which limited our choices. Most restaurants... More 

Thank Leslie C
Elizabeth, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

1 start because of the appetizer. Living in the neighborhood for 20+ years is how long we have been patronizing this restaurant. Even had parties there and celebrated special occasions. We went last night, wanting to celebrate our anniversary and was extremely disappointed. I don't know what is going on, but the vibe was different, we felt uncomfortable and our... More 

Thank mare1040
Edison, New Jersey
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Garden is a place we go on special occasions because we have never been disappointed. The food is always good and the staff is attentive without being over bearing. We recently dined here and enjoyed ourselves again. The Caesar salad is great.

Thank Ray P
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Close to the Kean campus, we had a retirement party here. It was a buffet lunch and the room was a bit crowded to move around. We ran out of salad and the boss resisted bringing more. Food was great, including the chocolate cookies for dessert.

1 Thank Carole S
Union, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love the fish here and the shrimp cocktail is great with jumbo shrimp. Very nice ambiance with friendly, accommodating staff and nice wine list.

Thank 2016Travels
Middletown, New Jersey
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

A friend and I decided to go out and have a great meal. We picked The Garden Restaurant and we sure had a garden party while we were there. We both started with their Red Pepper Soup which was tangy, but not too hot. Then my friend had their Kielbasa Sandwich with tons of potato chips. I had the Soft... More 

Thank jdemos
New York
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The Garden restaurant is close to Kean University, so my friends and I have made frequent visits over the years. I have not had a bad meal in the last 10 years! Their salads are large, with fresh ingredients, so are their soups. it's hard to choose! Our favorite meal is the sunset menu, very reasonably priced. It comes with... More 

Thank hollandgirl
Union, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

When my husband suggested going here for an evening with friends, I was hesitant. After all, it gets no hype, and although convenient for us, isn't located anywhere special. I hate to admit when I'm wrong, but he chose well. The service was welcoming and warm, yet never overwhelming. The drinks specials were delicious, the food was very well prepared,... More 

Thank Laura C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Magie Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7738
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 908-558-0101

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