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Garden Bistro
Garden Bistro

Garden Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gardenbistronovato.com
  • Email: hildahattar@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (415) 883-9277
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday: Lunch 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturday: Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Sunday: Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Hilda Hattar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mediterranean specialties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ignacio Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Garden Bistro
Garden Bistro is your family owned and managed neighborhood Mediterranean retreat. Influenced by local organic produce, daily fresh sea foods and natural, grass fed meats from local farms. The Garden provides warm, fresh flavors accompanied by a great selection of local wines.
Owner and head chef, Hilda Hattar, is dedicated to offering her patrons with a healthy, flavorful dining experience. Her hope is for each dinner to feel as though they are guests at her home.
Middle Eastern spiced appetizers, large organic salads and soups, rosemary roasted rack of lamb amazing seafood entrees are just some of the weekly specials offered at the Garden Bistro. We hope to serve you soon!
Diner Reviews
  • "Very Very tasty. Love it! Love the owners and the food is really good. Been back twice!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A friendly family run restaurant recently . remodeled which makes it more open. We shared the appetizer plate and also the beef osso busco. There was more thank enough for two."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day. It was packed! The service was so great and friendly- felt like we were dining with relatives (the ones you like!) The food is so authentic, fresh, natural and delicious. The homemade desserts are fantastic, Great wines and a pretty nice selection of beers too."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was remodeled and the menu was revamped last year to include more organic ingredients and healthy offerings. We enjoyed a full-bodied ossobucco on a cold, wintry evening. This is an unassuming place where everything is quality. Don't overlook this neighborhood gem - also worth making your destination!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had a "traditional" meal here the other night: dolmas, hummus, fattuoush, falafel, tabouli, baba ganoush, lentils and rice. Fresh, low on salt & fat, long on flavor. We'd been ordering specials for well over a year and thought we'd return to the regular menu items. Superb. Great food, a solid wine list, excellent desserts, zero pretension, all add up to a marvelous dining experience. We still love the specials (filet mignon, paella, vegetable risotto) - but it's all a treat!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Garden Bistro is a family owned gem that CARES about food quality and service. Locally sourced ingredients, fresh local fish delivered daily, plentiful quantities, good value and warm gracious service made for an experience we look forward to repeating. Highly recommend. Enjoy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I didn't expect too much from a little place just off Highway 101 in Novato, but we had one of our most delightful recent lunches here. The food was all fresh and delicious. Hits of the meal were the avgolemeno soup, tabouleh, falafel, and the apple crunch, fresh from the oven. It's an extremely friendly place, run by a family from Jordan, and we had fun chatting with the very personable sisters who served us. The garden patio is an attractive spot and far enough from the highway to be very quiet. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Chicken Kabob plate was good. My sister didn't like the lamb kabob as it taste "gamey." Love the service though and the ambiance."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This is a delightful place just off 101 in Ignacio worth a visit. Family owned, friendly, good natural ingredients and unpretentious menu. We found the food to be very good, but two plates were way too salty. The owner did offer to have the chef re-do them immediately, which was very nice and watched out for us very well the whole evening. So, we'd go back again, but will remember to ask the chef to hold the salt!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013