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The Garlic

556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
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Reviewed yesterday

There were 4 diners in our group and we all had different seafood entrees. Opening roasted garlic was good but might have been better without the balsamic vinegar splashed on top. The cioppino was exceptional and seafood pasta was too. Don't get the grouper -...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The menu is extensive, and the highlight is the roasted garlic/bread starter that is complimentary which they roast in their 800 degree plus oven. This place is aimed at retirees and tourists, as the prices are completely outrageous for what you receive. Always a wait,...More

Thank Ron2103
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was cold and was bad. To busy and people kept bumping into my chair. There was dirt in the wine container and then the manager argues with us and said it was red wine stains . Red wine stains don't come out with your...More

Thank seanpaul333
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited the garlic many times in the past and it was always excellent. Our waiter this evening was excellent unfortunately our table was half in the waiting area and half in the server station so my children saw and heard things I wish...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a family dinner on a Friday night. The seabass, steaks and salmon were great. But there was a slight issue that was resolved quickly. One thing, ask for Jimmy. He was pooling with another server but we barely saw the other guy....More

Thank Bonjarney
Reviewed 4 days ago

For first time visitors, I found it a little confusing. Finding parking was a chore. A couple vehicles clearly were blocked into spots. Then finding an entrance and a host stand was a bit of an adventure. It is a combination of two venues plus...More

Thank KevinJ379
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome. The atmosphere, the drinks, the music, the food, all great. It's a shame you have to drive so far away from Daytona beach to get good food but it was worth it.

Thank sunnykay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent dinner. A bit on the expensive side, but overall it worth it. Love the outdoor seating, great atmosphere.

Thank Cincinnatian1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with hubby and got a waitress who was too busy. 20 minutes and no water, etc. She kept walking by with other people's orders smiling. She was just too busy, not malicious. We asked to be moved and got better service but I do...More

Thank Conductor72
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was not as good as other review it. There were four of us. The steak was overdone and hard, Chicken was overdone also. The eggplant had no taste. The salas was made with iceburg lettece and being Italian that is not what we...More

Thank Pam S
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Belinda S
Well, I met my soulmate on May 22 of last year and our first date was at your restaurant. I was wondering if you all did anything special for anniversaries?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
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Lorrie C
Reservation required?
1 February 2017|
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Response from garlic2008 | Property representative |
We only take reservations, on a limited basis, for large parties of 10 or more.
Lorrie C
Do we have to make a reservation for 2?
1 February 2017|
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Response from garlic2008 | Property representative |
We only take reservations, on a limited basis, for large parties of 10 or more, unless it's a holiday...Valentine's Day for instance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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.