Great food. Friendly, attentive
Great food. Friendly, attentive service. Small dining area, fairly quiet atmosphere.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food T
I thought the food was great and reasonably priced for quality and portions. The owners were friendly and cordial. There was a large table and due to the small space made it difficult to hear. After being seated it took a bit long to have our order taken. We will certainly go to this restaurant again and compare our dining experiences.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh and delicious
Wonderfully fresh, tasty food in a store front off the freeway. A delightful surprise. Good enough to be a special treat. Affordable enough for frequent visits. Italian, Greek, Spanish - a broad Mediterranean menu. Best paella outside of the beach front in Valencia, Spain.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh, wonderfully-prepared food in Mom and Pop shop loaded with charm. This was our third visit. The routine menu is great - the specials seem to be even a cut above. A new favorite!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always amazing food & great,
Always amazing food & great, friendly service - a gem!!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, and warm attentive
Delicious food, and warm attentive service. The sumac chicken was delicious!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, fab service, value meal
This place has been around for a long time, and it seems that they have spruced things up. A friend and I stopped in for a Wednesday evening meal. Both of us really enjoyed our entrees. I usually don't order halibut, but since it was caught that morning, I went with it and was not disappointed. The fish was presented on a bed of delicious grilled veg and the buerre blanc was just right.
We fell in love with our server; she could not have been nicer.
It is an unlikely location on the frontage road in Southern Novato (Ignacio), but worth seeking out.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely lunch in the garden
After several visits for dinner (all superb), I went with a friend for lunch. We ordered small plates: the sampler (dolmas, falafel, hummus, etc), fattoush, mussels, grilled vegetables - all fresh, tasty and delicious. The patio is lovely. The service is excellent. This is a quality spot. Enjoy!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great Mediterranean find.
The food has a great mixture of influence for all over the Mediterranean. It's easy to draw inspirations from such a great area of the world. Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish taste all in one menu. There is a great patio outside that is landscaped beautifully.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever in the area we always plan on dining at least once at Garden Bistro. The food is fresh and delicious with a Mediterranean flair, and the owner/hostess is a delightful lady always there to welcome her guests. Thank you again for another lovely dinner and evening.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife thought the rack of lamb was the best she'd ever had. All the food was fresh and seasoned properly. We will come back again.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back! All of the food was delicious! We tried a variety of items and shared.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in unsuspecting place...
This is a wonderful little gem of a Resturant with fabulous food. The owner is usually there and she is usually talking to patrons. The food is always fresh, interesting, delicious and beautifully presented. In this neighborhood one if the very best. Highly recommended !
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at the Garden Bistro
My go to place for lunch or dinner with friends. Service is always friendly and professional, the menu has choices for everyone and the specials are always excellent. Lovely patio in good weather, comfy seating inside during the winter months. A winner.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in Novato and have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time. Novato in my opinion is definitely lacking in decent restaurants. We took our parents visiting from another country to this restaurant for dinner. The garden we were seated in is so pretty and very relaxing and serene. The mediterranean cuisine was so good from the appetizers to the dinner. I had this roasted chicken with balsamaic onions on flatbread. It was sooo amazing and delicious and soooo different than your basic restaurant chicken dish. Everyone is my party loved the food. Please forgive the location as once you get inside you wont regret it!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has a beautiful garden patio, a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy some wine and awesome food ;-)
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful & authentic
A great find. Run by a fantastic family - seating in the garden at night is delightful and their sample platter was delicious. We had the most amazing calamari with fried lemon and Meatballs. It was a wonderful evening and we are looking forward to their sampler evening !
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside in what felt like a quiet oasis in the middle of life. It was pleasant and comfortable and the service and food to match. Lovely Mediterranean mixtures from all those countries with great flare and taste.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening and great food.
I hope to return to this fun please soon!! We enjoyed a delicious meal in a lovely outdoor setting. Great service!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time experience
Chicken Kabob plate was good. My sister didn't like the lamb kabob as it taste "gamey."
Love the service though and the ambiance.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM