Garlic Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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409 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Garlίc is the only upscale dining experience in the Poconos, proudly featuring fresh, hand-cut, steaks and fresh seafood!

Garlίc boasts the highest quality food available; the best service around; a full-service bar with the finest, hand-crafted cocktails; breathtaking patio dining; a lively happy-hour; local art on every wall; amazing chefs; and a young, innovative team.
What 409 People Are Saying
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JeanF
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal - I’ll be back - wait staff provided exceptional service

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drkaz70
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a relaxed setting. Excellent wait staff. Definitely recommend Garlic for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a great place to go. Food is amazing, a bit sad the menu selection was scarce but over amazing.

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SusanG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice place. Clearly need to like garlic!

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JohnL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and polite service! Would eat here again.

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ChristianS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/bartender Tommy was great :) Had a really good time.

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KaranO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Terrible. We waited 55 minutes just for water.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and i went for a Valentine’s date. The food, service, and the atmosphere were all wonderful.

We had filet mignon, mac n cheddar, fries, mashed potatoes, the buffalo crab dip appetizer, and the chocolate cake with PB mousse for dessert. It was incredibly delicious and we can’t recommend this place enough! None of the food even tasted like it was gluten free. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back.

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ONOIB50
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Garlic. Made Reservation thru Open Table for 5:30. Restaurant has lovely ambiance, hardwood floors, simple but tasteful decor and background music. Server and expediter were both excellent and very professional. Nothing was ever rushed and dishes were always promptly cleared. Server fully explained all specials to us. I started with a "Honey Bear" Martini. It was a great tasting, shaken pear martini. Then had the Ricotta Salad, which the Salad portion was perfectly dressed and flavorful with a few grape tomatoes...ricotta was on the side. Cracked pepper was offered. Salad has an interesting presentation...served on what appeared to be a piece of slate but it was clearly not. We had the French Onion Soup and I the Lobster Bisque. Both had great flavor. I had lobster in each spoon and the crostini was the perfect touch. I had the Special: Pan Seared Grouper with Cilantro Rice and and Broccolini and better half had the 14 Ounce Sirloin Steak, Medium Well with Garlic Mashed and Broccolini. Grouper was the best seasoned fish I have had out in ages! Cilantro Rice was moist and tasty. Steak a bit unevenly cooked but was wonderfully seasoned and juicy. The Garlic Mashed were served in a 2 inch iron skillet...again unique presentation! Both of our Broccolini was flavorful and not in any way overcooked. Because of the shear amount of food we ordered, we opted not to order appetizers/small plates or even dessert. Bill without tip was about $135 for the two of us. We left pleased!

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vipRacecar20
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday excellent food!

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Classycutelady
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere.. great food, great service. Love that the
Restaurant is gluten free. Had dessert.. cookies n cream cheese cake! To die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ran out of several entrees after being open for only 1 1/2 hours.

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TimothyS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, loved the bread/biscuits
We ate mostly shared food, two entrees..
Loved by sll

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vipGregS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close to Shawnee if looking for a foodie nice kid friendly restaurant- we’re used to NY and Philly food scenes and this compares! So worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge fan, but don't know why..but today was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for someplace open on New Year’s Day and found Garlic Prime in open table. We absolutely loved it here, from the atmosphere to the drinks and of course the food. Every thing was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very friendly and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals. The service was wonderful and the ambiance was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is one of the nicest places in the area to dine. The food is delicious. All apps, sides and entrees are delicious. But be prepared to pay for that deliciousness. It will cost you $$$ for a meal there.

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KatieKat
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and beautiful inside. We had a nice dinner and the staff was amazing. We will be back to eat again

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vipMichelle
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing. A neighborhood gem for sure.

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AmyP
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The menu was incredible making to hard to pick. Definitely will go back. Worth every penny

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Chief
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was great, fantastic service, awesome meal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sorry, not worth the price. Drinks and appetizers are good, everything else was mediocre for the price. Special was $65 and overcooked.

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vipDania
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, great food and drinks! Nice bar scene. Tommy was our bartender and he took great care of us. Thank you.

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CurtD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Meal was very disappointing for being a steakhouse. 5 out of 6 people got steaks and one out of six came out correct. The one correct steak was ordered well done and that was correct. I don't mind spending good money on a steak, but when I'm charge a high price and it's not cooked correct somethings wrong. Would not recommend Garlic Steakhouse.

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ShreyaM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great bartenders. Was looking for a trendy but locally owned place in the Poconos. The Filet and their enhancements were incredible!

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HectorM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!! It was an anniversary dinner and the service was great very friendly staff we were seated immediately and the food was also amazing my steak was a little undercooked for me but I ate it! It was delicious we will definitely be visiting again the next time we make it up to the poconos thank you for your great service!

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Trops
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Garlíc food, service, ambiance. My go to restaurant when I’m in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the mustard encrusted lamb chops (special) as well as the wahoo with risotto (also a special). Both were absolutely outstanding! Oh and we had the steamed little neck clams as an appetizer. Everything was delicious and the waitress (Danielle?) was wonderfully accommodating and attentive. The only slight downside is that the kitchen door with a bright light is in the middle of the restaurant so it hurts the ambiance just a bit. Other than that it’s a terrific place to enjoy a great meal!

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vipBillK
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wife’s B day. She had the sword fish special, and the blackened coating was so salty (without any taste except salt) that she had to slice off the top and the bottom of the fish slab to reach the edible interior. We told the server and her response was ‘ok’.???
The asparagus was equally salty but the sweet potatoes were fine.

With tax and tip that largely inedible piece of fish alone was almost $60.00. We won’t be back.

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Margaret
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and it was the perfect place!! They sat us in a booth where it was quiet, the waitress was fabulous, the food was fantastic, the ambience was romantic and we had a fabulous evening. Can't say enough good about this place!!

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Devildog66
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice little steakhouse with good atmosphere. Would recommend eating here when near Stroudsburg.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Let me just start by saying that I work in a high end steakhouse so my expectations are a little high. I came here for a birthday dinner, the hosts/hostesses were very friendly and quickly seated us. Then the server came quickly and took a drink order. First round of drinks was good. Ordered the salmon ceviche and mussels & calamari for apps and they were excellent so I had very high hopes for steak. Then this is where things go down hill. Ordered a couple glasses of wine to go with dinner, our server manhandled the glasses while putting them on the table. And I hold the glass up to the light and it obviously hasn't been polished and now it's also covered in fingerprints. When you get a $15 glass glass of wine that's just unacceptable. My mother and I both ordered the ribeye and let me just say neither was seasoned, at all. They were completely flavorless. I could have gotten the same steak at outback and not paid $45. I will say the steaks were cooked perfectly but they just were not good. Then we ordered a skillet cookie for the table and the skillet was completely cold, and the cookie was cold and hard. Overall it just was not a good experience. Our server was friendly but not very knowledgeable or attentive. The best part of dinner was appetizers, sadly. I guess this is an ok option if you live in the Poconos and don't want to travel but in my opinion it's worth it to take the drive down to Easton or Bethlehem for a good steak

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was top notch. Our waitress was wonderful.i can’t wait to go back.

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Mauralex
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience!! The food was fantastic! Service excellent! And we loved the environment. We sat at the bar after dinner and had an after dinner drink to finish the night off. I highly recommend Garlic!

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trip to garlic was fantastic! The four of us are very particular about our steaks and they were all done to perfection, served in a timely manner and by an outstanding waiter! We will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and creative food

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious, the service outstanding.

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