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Chef T's Garden Grill

1525 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2229
+1 863-687-4386
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked brie” (6 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1525 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2229
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Lovely evening for 2, our main courses were Lobster tail and Lamb Chops. Both dishes were absolutely excellent. Portions were adequate, atmosphere was nice (it was a quiet night) and our server was very helpful, very attentive and very knowledgeable. All around great experience. Special...More

Thank jsmcolegio
Reviewed 6 January 2018

"Garden Grill" is actually a misnomer. It's exceptional due to the fact that it's absent the usual "Chain Restaurant" cacophony associated with noisy customers, clanging dishes, dinnerware, and aisle traffic. This dining venue belongs to Chef T, and his demand for excellence is definitely obvious....More

1  Thank gottahavit2day
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I heard about this place in Lakeland am decided to check it out. Upon greeting my wife and i, they immediately gave us a tour of the entire layout. We were so impressed we made reservations for the next night. Sam was our phenomenal waiter....More

2  Thank Reggie B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant tucked in east Lakeland in a turn of the century home is one place you should make a reservation for. From the atmosphere to service you will throughly enjoy your meal. The wine list is very good and not too much sticker...More

1  Thank sugareemel77
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Our dinner was very romantic and intimate. The restaurant is in a quaint old house. The service was wonderful. The meal was fabulous. We each had a cup of the soup of the day. My husband had the Crab Cake Dinner and I had the...More

1  Thank rnatterer
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

First visit - definitely not the last. Shared the baked Brie with Pistachios and Orange Blossom Honey. The wife had the catch of the day - baked cod with a lump crab meat topping with rice and carrots. I had the 9 oz Filet Mignon...More

1  Thank HappyFLTravelers
Reviewed 8 August 2017

For almost eight years this New Yorker has enjoyed Chef T's while visiting family and friends in Lakeland. The residents of Polk County should consider themselves mighty lucky to have this temple of comfort food in their area. I have dined at Chef T's for...More

1  Thank robertomN124LH
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was my first visit to Chef T's. I was the only one in our group of 8 that had not been here before. I was impressed by the house that was old but well kept and decorated as if it was Grandma's. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house, great service not so great food. This place is in a really cool house that's full of history. Our waiter was great, got our food in a reasonable amount of time, it's just that the food was bland, no flair. The only thing...More

Thank Aquasporto123
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The food, atmosphere, and service are tops! It's so nice not to have to scream to hear your conversation with loved one(s) and server. The lobster ravioli is bowl licking scrumpdeliocious, the scallops were cooked to perfection, the lamb chops were magnificent, the chocolate cake...More

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12 March 2016|
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Response from richardpamelag | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take Discover. That is the card I always use and from April thru June you get 5% back from Discover
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-4386
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