Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford
A unique casual bistro featuring an eclectic menu that is complimented by the wonderful herb - GARLIC.
From the moment your seated you'll enjoy fresh rustic italian bread, served with our garlic rose dip and fresh warm garlic bulbs.
A relaxed casual atmosphere, paired with delicious food made from the finest, freshest, quality ingredients and attentive service makes for a great dining experience.
A full bar is available featuring the best sangria and martinis.
Garlic Rose is available for lunch, dinner, catering & private parties.
We are even VAMPIRE FRIENDLY for non garlic lovers. Items can be prepared with no garlic.
Come visit the Garlic Rose and enjoy yourself.
“Follow your nose to the Garlic Rose.”
The food was overpriced for what you got. I had the specialty raviolis and they were just raviolis. Nothing special about them. My wife had spaghetti bolognese. It was tasty but, again, nothing special.
The service was terrible. When we sat, the waiter said fresh bread was coming. It didn’t come until we were half done with our entrees and only because we asked for it. Although we had no bread plates, it didn’t matter because we had no butter or oil with the bread anyway.
When he served the entrees, the waiter asked if we would like fresh grated cheese. We both said yes. We didn’t get the cheese until we were almost done with dinner. And we had to ask for it.
While we were eating, the waiter was at another table asking if they wanted the their leftovers wrapped. Two out of the five people said no because they didn’t like their meal. The waiter offered to make the apps and drink complimentary but they turned him down.
Come dessert time, we just wanted to leave.
Service is always excellent and the food is always delicious at garlic rose!
Great portions,savory selections, friendly staff and clean open atmosphere
Garlic Rose Bistro did not disappoint at all. I am a New York girl and it’s a treat to find little gems like Garlic Rose Bistro.
I was celebrating my dear friend’s 46th birthday. It’s been a tradition of ours to find delicious food to celebrate her birthday. The ratings online for the Garlic Rose Bistro were high and worth the high star ratings. The service was excellent, reasonably priced, and the food was DE-LISH-US!
Fantastic Christmas Eve dinner. Excellent food and atmosphere
We always love our visits here. Service and food are top notch. Especially love the pesto and roasted garlic that comes yo each tanle.
Unfortunately we weren’t a fan on the food. It didn’t taste nor look fresh and our bread was burnt. There was mold in the bathroom which was very unsanitary. The only good thing was the service. We won’t be back.
ordered crab cakes as a main course, consisted of 3 dried, silver dollar sized crab cakes with a side order of spinach. as our meal was being served all around us tables and chairs were being moved to accommodate a party of around 12. as they arrived (at different times) we were bumped and interrupted while trying to eat. needless to say the party was also loud as they greeted each arriving member. did i mention the crab cakes cost $34 plus $4 for a small diluted glass of ice tea?
The food is great but service needs to be improved a bit. May be an extra of a couple of waiters.
Service was great, as was the bread and pesto to start. Food was not as memorable as expected.
Cute little place. Food was absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend.
Food and drinks were top notch as always!!
Very good food, with great service.
It wasn’t Garlic Rose’s issue. Our company was beyond crazy.
If you love garlic, that's your place. Old italian style cuisine.
Heavy and too elaborate dishes.
Pretty good service
This is a local restaurant where everything has a slant on garlic. Food was amazing. Started with Escargot and it was amongst the best I have ever had. Had the pork chop as a main and could not be more delighted. My wife had shrimp and was equally impressed. Can't wait to go back.
We've wanted to go to Garlic Rose for a while and now we can't wait to go back. The food, wine and service was EXCELLENT. The mussels in green sauce app was amazing as well as the salmon special and the beef bordelaise. Our server was very attentive and friendly.
The garlic Rose is a great place to enjoy a nice quiet dinner. The food is good and the Garlic is great. The menu offers a good variety to choose from. We always enjoy our time there.
FOOD WAS DELICIOUS
CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!!
Always a great experience. Food is stellar, service outstanding. Came for a family celebration and enjoyed every morsel. Bought a container of the wonderful garlic dip to go.
I ordered the special shrimp and angel hair pasta very good.. My boyfriend had the duck and scallop potatoes he said it was good but the portions were small
Food arrived fresh and hot - well prepared. Well worth visiting for dinner. Garlic preparations are not overpowering. Good for couples because you can have a conversation without being overwhelmed by noise - tables are set far apart.
We have come to Garlic Rose st least once a month for several years . It is easy to book on OpenTable , the food is always very good regardless of what we order , the cost is not outrageous , the service is excellent , the sangria is the best & the owners are always welcoming & accommodating
Excellent service and food . A definite winner .
Friendly waiter. Excellent roll. Tender tasty chicken.
Great chocolate cake and coffee. Couldn’t have been better!
Ate here for the first time and had a great experience. Food is the main draw as everything from the appetizers to the entrees was very good. The French Onion Pork Chop was the favorite and the shrimp & bacon appetizers were great. Restaurant has a bar but it is really small. Wine list is also pretty small but some decent choices. I recommend this place for good food in an eclectic environment.
Amazing food and service! Perfect for any occasion.
The fish entree was bland and overpriced. Artichoke appetizer was ok. service was slow even though there were few patrons. Howver, the server was courteous and pleasant.
Excellent food choices, everything garlicky with a great ambiance and service. Recommend highlyfor a nice dinner celebration, slightly pricey, but wirth it. Plenty of vegetarian options, and the chicken and angel hair pasta was the best I've had in a long time. Fresh hot rolls in abundance was a great treat along with the roasted garlic. Will definitely be back.
Perfect quiet night out sans children. Food was terrific. I had filet medallions with shrimp, my wife had the pork chop.
Service was fantastic. Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen because they were hosting a very large party that night. Honestly my wife and I hadn't even noticed, we were enjoying our wine and chatting. Our hostess came to the table and apologized, saying we didn't have to pay for the meal. I don't normally write reviews on OpenTable, this may be the first. The Garlic Rose clearly hold themselves to a very high standard so I wanted give them some recognition andcsay thank you for such a delicious meal and gracious service.
Haven't been here for a while but was looking forward to their filet mignon. I did not see it on the menu except for one dish that came with shrimp. I asked our waitress about it and she got me the filet I was looking for with the sauce I was looking for. It was dreamy. Husband had a fish dish and enjoyed his also. Will return.
Reservations were easily made on OpenTable. After reading menu, we didn't see something on there that we had previously ordered a few times and really enjoyed. We asked about it and the chef had no problem making it for us. We both had delicious lobster bisque and for our main entree we had the Harvest Chicken which was delicious! Everything was excellent, and we'll definitely go back again.
A local favorite, where the food is always fresh and consistently well-prepared, and accompanied by your drink of choice from the small - but adequately stocked - bar.
I have recommended this restaurant to friends. They were very impressed and have been back again. They loved the food, san gria and service.
We met family there as a half way point for a nice Sunday summer lunch and were not disappointed. The staff was friendly, the food was excellent and the ambience was delightful. We lingered for over 2 hours and were not rushed. This restaurant will not disappoint.
Garlic Rose is our favorite restaurant. We’ve come here for dates, birthdays and Valentine’s Day. The food is always excellent and very consistent. Friendly staff, especially the owners.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We are never disappointed.
I stared at the menu for almost 30 min and wanted to order everything on it!! Amazing dinner!!! Definitely will be going back again!!!