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About Garland

A locally sourced restaurant with a seasonally driven menu that is influenced by the flavors of India and Asia, with ingredients reinvented in a distinctly Southern flare. It’s extensive menu of approachable creations features innovative and delicately prepared dishes that are truly unique. Garland continues to wow the culinary scene in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina offering a casual dining experience in a comfortable yet funky space, with great food, delicious seasonal cocktails and an adventurous wine menu.

14 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Asian, Contemporary Indian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Salisbury St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 833-6886

Website:
http://garlandraleigh.com/

Parking Details:
The Moore Square parking lot is located 1 1/2 blocks away. Downtown street parking is free after 5:00 p.m.

Public Transit:
R-Line: R-16 Blount Street Deck stop

Executive Chef:
Cheetie Kumar

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Garland Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Good for a Date (25)
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Special Occasion (22)
Fun (21)
Authentic (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Spicy (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (7)
People Watching (6)
Vegan (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I could eat at Garland daily and never get bored! The food is fresh and local, the flavors pop...I always want to savor every bite. There's no place like Garland - some of the most creative cuisine I've ever had even given extensive travels. Thank you!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the US! I brought a friend visiting from Seattle and he said the same thing. Extraordinary, creative, delicious cuisine. Local, beautiful ingredients. James Beard semi-finalist chef who works magic with herbs, spices, and quality ingredients. A+

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous food, they care about the customer, food and service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent fushion cuisine and cocktails in a trendy urban environment. Service is repeatedly outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambience, service and the set up of the restaurant were great, but the menu wasn’t very friendly for vegetarians. There could have been more dishes on the menu to make it friendly for vegetarians.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dine out often and Garland is one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh. We go there every week or two. They bring a unique culinary sensibility to Raleigh, adventurous without being intimidating. It's a lovely place to spend a couple hours dining.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Every visit is awesome! Great service. Great food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a great spot. The food was outstanding (highly recommend the lamb sausage) and the atmosphere is comfortable and relatively quiet. Some fun signature cocktails and a couple of good mocktails for the underage set. Our server was a little inattentive, but she got some help from the other staff. It certainly won't dissuade us from going back.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Shrimp was over cooked, charred, and completely unseasoned. Our tteokbokki was undercooked. Our seating was awkwardly positioned with tables too small to accommodate plates. We were really excited to go to Garland and had planned ahead. We were heavily underwhelmed. Actually felt like throwing money away. Waitstaff was very pleasant. Only redeeming quality.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I ate here before attending a show at the Lincoln Theater. We ordered 4 shared plates which were all excellent! The Moroccan hummus and eggplant were our favorites. The candy dessert sampler was fun and different. Took awhile for the food to come out (3 shared plates came first and another followed later) but this was fine since we had a lot of time before the show (so allow enough time between your reservation and your other events for the night).

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Just fabulous!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always wonderful in every respect. A go-to place for all occasions. One of the very best restaurants in the Triangle.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lunchtime was crowded as usual, I've learned to book a table in advance. The food was excellent as always as was the service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Once again a home run. We first tried Garland on my wife's birthday last year and have been back several times since then. We making the reservation I indicated it was my wife's birthday. I received a phone call the morning of confirming my reservation, asking about any special dietary concerns etc. Upon arriving we were promptly seated and greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Our server let us know the specials. We had the shishito peppers and the head on shrimp, along with red drum fish for our entree. Everything was absolutely out of this world. The education that the staff gives on food prep, and how to properly enjoy is very informative. Upon exiting we were greeted by Paul, one of the owners who talked to us for several minutes. This is such a great place. I can't recommend more highly.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was fantastic, but the service was terrible. We were seat at some weird table by the waiting area when there were clearly other better suited, atmosphere appropriate tables for two at the other parts of the restaurant. It felt like we were a burden for being there so they shoved into a crappy space and avoided us at all cost.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really enjoyed everything we had at Garland! The drinks were good and we split 3 small plates- the Moroccan hummus, the scallops, and the cauliflower. Each was so good and flavorful! We ended by sharing a chocolate/caramel mouse dessert that was heavenly. We left feeling full but not stuffed. Just perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dined there for lunch on our first visit; the appetizer hummus was superb and the chicken curry entree was an exceptional mixture and balance of very flavorful ingredients. Our server was quite sincere in insuring that our dining experience would be most enjoyable. This is an easy review --- just go there --- we're glad we did, and we'll definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fabulous food!
However It was quite load and difficult to converse

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love the food at Garland. Fresh ingredients, inspired creative chef. Only downside in my book is noise level.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was exceptional and the services was very accommodating allowing us to add 2 to our reservation. Will definitely return,

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Raleigh. The owners are fantastic and the food is consistently excellent and unique.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was great! Seems very authentic and different then what I am used in Asian food.
There was a group of ladies on a big table what I think made the restaurant unusually loud.
Our waitress seemed to be new and shy - no "hey how are you" or "how was the dinner" - host and other waiters were great and were able to explain the details and how to eat for the the meals.
We will return for sure!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Unusual, very tasty, mostly Asian food. Our only disappointment was that the octopus is no longer on the menu -- we were really looking forward to that. Small wines by the glass list, but interesting choices, and it was fun to try wines we'd never had before. We've visited Garland's several times and we'll be going back.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, service, and desserts .
Friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

absolutely delicious food in a lovely setting. great service, super creative menu and cocktails, and a steal considering the high quality of the food! will definitely return.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great meal, great service. We Always enjoy dinner at Garland.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything we had was delicious, including 2 off-menu specials. I would recommend ordering a few dishes at a time and sharing them.

Tags: Vegan, Spicy, Romantic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good hostess. Everything else was unacceptable. Food was less than mediocre for all four of us. It looks like chef has no idea what he is doing. We didn't order a dessert based on appetizers and main courses we had. Table service was terrible right until the point when it was time for a check. Wine was excellent and wine/cocktail list looks interesting. Non of us are coming back. I can't recommend dinning at Garland.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I am a regular at Garland because of the fantastic service , warm welcoming staff and phenomenal cuisine. I always have a great experience and wish I could eat there every day.

Tags: Great Beer, Vegan, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Garland was fantastic. Their customer service was superb. The chef was very accommodating to my wife and I with dietary restrictions and even went above and beyond to split a dish for us to meet those needs. This action was done on their own without request. Absolutely top notch service, not to mention the food is amazing. This restaurant has made it on to my list of must haves when going to downtown Raleigh for dinner before a show or event. Bravo!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always exquisite!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We went there for my boss's birthday! The food was great but it was a bit loud. It was hard to have a conversation. The service was good until someone forgot to bring my 2nd cocktail. Accidents happen and overall the food experience was fabulous!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Everything was wonderful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a reservation for 2 at 8:30 but we're not seated until 9:10. The staff made up for it with a free app and 2 free drinks! The food was really good, cool atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Reservations were on time, orders were right, food was great, we'll be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dinner-so tasty; interesting flavors. Loved the Impeachment Drink-spectacular.
Will return definitely. Met Paul too who was very charming & obviously very proud of his wife, the Chef!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. It's easy to see the owners passion for a quality dining experience in ever meal. The flavors are simply wonderful. The owners stopped by several times to ask us how our meal tasted and how well we were served. This will be a place we frequent often downtown. Thanks to everyone at Garland that made our meal such a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Spicy, Organic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of my favorite spots in Raleigh! Best service, ambiance, menu. I would recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Parts of our dinner were excellent. We had the ribeye noodle dish and the local fish as our main dishes. Both were delicious. As appetizers we had the cauliflower and scallops. The scallops were extremely small and we all felt extremely overpriced. Our server offered no extra information to help us throughout the night but was pleasant enough. Our visit isn't a deal breaker but I hope some small improvements for next time come through.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food. Fresh ingredients creatively spiced. Good wine list. Thoughtful service. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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