Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford

4.6
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401 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A Garlic Lovers Paradise
Established In1996
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.”
What 401 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBillyS9999
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is outstanding, the service is very good. One of our favorite local restaurants. We need to come here more often!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Waiter was super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great atmosphere great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious. Service is fantastic. Don’t forget to get Sangria!

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, pleasant people, friendly service. Reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was wonderful and the waiter was great. My wife and I haven’t been there in about 5 years and the place looks exactly the same. I don’t know that this is a good thing or not unless they are going for the retro Italian look. Other than that we will go back.

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GeorgeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot we have been going for 5 years and quality has not changed at all

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AnthonyP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant by far. Food, service, and friendliness of staff are all outstanding.

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SharonJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time visiting Garlic Rose, I took my girlfriend for her birthday, we both enjoyed our food and the garlic with the rolls was excellent, cannot forget about the Sangria it was very good..Our waiter Jeffrey was very nice and always checked to make sure we were good...The whole staff was very nice, I will definitely go back and let everyone know about Garlic Rose!

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RickS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We’ve been here before and it was just good this time. My wife ordered Pasta Carbonara and it was missing the peas (on the menu itself) and I ordered the Gnocchi, extra hot. My Gnocchi were like bullets and it was not hot at all, in fact very limited amount of hot cherry peppers. The portion was not very for for the price they charged. The place was not very crowded for a Saturday night. With that said he service was very good and they were attentive.

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Slip
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The music was a little louder than we would have liked it, but the songs were all enjoyable, and importantly, the people did not talk loud.
The food was superb! Service was quick, pleasant, and attentive. We'll be back! I think the Garlic Rose had improved since we were there several years ago. We will definitely be back very soon. Thank you!

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KimC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went out with my husband for Valentine's Day and the food and service were fabulous! Haven't been here in a long time, so it was nice to go and enjoy really great food and service. My only complaint was the music. They played Elvis the whole time. It would have been nice to listen to some other songs from other artists too. Otherwise, no complaints. Thank you for a really nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service. From the appetizer to dessert there were no disappointments. Very friendly and attentive staff and the owners make the rounds to ensure everything is good. A good value too

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vipjaca
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall it was good - my wife enjoyed her beef tenderloin and artichoke appetizer - my garlic shrimp appetizer was a little on the salty side - I expected my penne pasta would be Al dente but not the peas in the sauce - tiramisu was ok but would rather have it dusted with powdered cocoa then a chocolate glaze - all in all I'd go back and try it again -

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love garlic rose

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3 birthdays

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vipvermontgurl
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm, welcoming attentive waitstaff. Frequently had water glass filled. Delicious food. Thank you.

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vipGaryD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is always excellent and the food is always delicious at garlic rose!

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ClaudioR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant

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JoeF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great portions,savory selections, friendly staff and clean open atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipKellye
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Christmas Eve dinner. Excellent food and atmosphere

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Snoopy21
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love our visits here. Service and food are top notch. Especially love the pesto and roasted garlic that comes yo each tanle.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

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.

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vinman
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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?

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Claudette
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food is great but service needs to be improved a bit. May be an extra of a couple of waiters.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great, as was the bread and pesto to start. Food was not as memorable as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute little place. Food was absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and drinks were top notch as always!!

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JohnS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food, with great service.

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vipSethB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

It wasn’t Garlic Rose’s issue. Our company was beyond crazy.

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vipFranceC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

If you love garlic, that's your place. Old italian style cuisine.
Heavy and too elaborate dishes.
Pretty good service

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vipNewItalianHaunt
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipsteveNhelen
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT SERVICE
FRIENDLY HELPFUL
FOOD WAS DELICIOUS
CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!!

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Diningfave
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipth454sa
Atlantic City
64 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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denisj
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 276-5749.

Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford is rated 4.6 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

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