Garland

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1032 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Global, International
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. Its 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.
What 1032 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
r
rogo
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

when foodie's go to eat, they eat at Garland. unique.

S
Shannon75
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything!!!!!

LK
LisaK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Chicken 65 is a must to try. The pork bowl was outstanding. Would definitely go back!

p
vippirate
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time here, what took us so long! Excellent sea bass and appetizer, they had only about 2/3 of their wine list that pm. will definitely go back, food tasted excellent, very flavorful.

p
pete
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent in quality and very creative. The Indian "touch" on decidedly non-Indian dishes is both surprising and very well done. One of the best meals we've eaten in a while.

LC
LouisC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garland is really a perfect restaurant. So comfortable and approachable, the staff is warm and helpful and the food is absolutely wonderful. Rich flavors and spot-on seasoning and execution.

L
Lenny
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

First, some context: My wife and I had been to Garland a while ago, and it was great. Absolutely delicious, perfectly prepared food. Nice ambiance. We considered it one of the finest restaurants in Raleigh and looked forward to returning . Unfortunately our most recent visit was quite disappointing. First of all, the room was overflowing -- not so much with diners, but primarily drinkers. Unpleasantly noisy. The food was nothing special. Don't know the reason for that; bad night, too big a crowd? In any case, our overall experience was completely different from the first time. Maybe a one time glitch. On the bright side, the sever was pleasant and professional, but that did not make up for the rest of the disappointing experience. If this is the new normal at Garland, I could not recommend this restaurant to a friend.

HA
vipHallieA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really good food, super chic ambiance. A little loud. Overall it was a good experience, but the service wasn’t great for how nice the restaurant is. It was slow, but that wasn’t what bothered me. I ordered the vegetable curry and when the waiter asked if I wanted it spicy or mild, I said spicy but my date wanted mild. He said he could bring some of the spicier sauce out for me so I could make mine hotter. When I got the bill, he’d charged me for that. Very strange and a little off putting, especially since the spicier version is the same price as the mild.

M
Mike
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food

the server was the best ... terrific person

F
vipFoodfanatic
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was fabulous. I have an allergy to Mango and they provided me with a menu thAt crossed off the items with mango in it. Such a nice touch. Can’t wait to go back.

MB
MikeB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 3 and ordered 2 sharables and 2 large plates. It was waaay too much food for us but was incredibly delicious. I particularly want to shout out the Cauliflower 65 and the Tofu Rice Bowl.

KB
KathleenB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly one of the best meals i have ever had - hands down! It's obvious that the chef takes care to craft every spice that goes into his food.

L
Lindsay
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with two friends for a birthday on Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but not too loud. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped steer us in the direction of some excellent choices. We ordered six small plates to share and it was definitely enough food for the three of us. The prices were reasonable and we were all happy with the experience overall. I would definitely go back again!

MS
MelisaS
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Raleigh 8 years and while it seems there are a ton of good places to eat and plenty of places that get notoriety, this place deserves them all. From the moment we walked in the service was top notch. We were able to grab a drink at Neptune’s, which has an old school eclectic vibe we loved. Once our table was ready, our server was on top of everything but never once seemed overbearing.

The food, oh man...I don’t even know where to begin with the food...every bit that we stuffed into our mouths was tasty and prorated perfectly. When you go out to eat and it happens to. E a place that everyone and their brother is talking about..you are reserved, thinking it can’t really be THAT good...I’m here to tell you it IS. The cauliflower 65, Moroccan hummus, catch of the day, corn cakes and greens...all of it was top notch.

I would recommend Garland again and again...the accolades are spot on!

l
vipluv2dine
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food created with an interesting mix of Indian and american tastes. The Chaat was a great starter, although difficult to describe. Try it and you'll know :)

RS
RSKSLPALC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining and loved everything about it. From cocktails to food, service and vibe. Loved, loved sausage platter and hummus. Will definitely return!

L
Lucy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a little worried coming because their menu only had vegetarian options. Our server was awesome though and brought out a menu that she had written on with all of the vegan options. We had a very yummy meal and will be coming back!

b
bradweiss
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good. Can't wait to go back. My wife and I split everything and were quite full. Amazing veggies - Brussels sprouts, the 65 cauliflower!! I could have had nothing but THAT. Delicious panna cotta dessert, somewhat rustic and free-form. A lively atmosphere, engaging service. Very highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with exciting flavors all the way around and including my dark and almost stormy cocktail!

A
Andrew
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors balanced very well, loved every bite of all 3 dishes!

L
Localmammal
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You simply cannot be disappointed in the food, service, or atmosphere! Perfection.

AM
AMapexnc
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Creative use of unique ingredients and spices. Overall delicious. The only issue was the main dishes have small portions of meat for the prices charged.

K
Kimsview
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fablous food. Amazing combinations of flavors. Awesome vegetarian options. Very accommodating.

BE
BeckyE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant!
Food was exciting with majestic creations from the chef, fusing Indian with spectacular local farm veggies and local seafoods. Moderate prices for starters and entrees prices under $25, yes under $25.
Wine list offerings are outstanding in quality and price. Wait staff professionals trainesd and attentive to detail. This restaurant should be at the top of your to-go-to list; repeat, repeat. Congratulations to an outstanding and nationally recognized Chef Cheetie. Becky E, Raleigh

LS
vipLS2014
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garland offers creative, original, fresh and beautiful dishes, with flavors from Asia and India. This is a one of a kind, very special place!

SB
StuBird
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lot of fun and ate some really good, original, flavorful, food and creative drinks.

E
Eyli67
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and very nice and polite service! We loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

TH
TomH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can’t be overstated how amazing the food is here.

ET
EmilyT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress served us this year for Valentine’s Day and last year! She is super sweet and gives great recommendations. Really know the menu. We will definitely be back!

JS
JoannaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening, sitting at the bar, consuming great cocktails and delicious food. It was an excellent evening.

AM
vipAliceM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Delicious cocktails and wonderful food.

S
vipSayry
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was most helpful with our selection. I had a delicious Thai Coconut cocktail. The local fish entree was exceptional.

JW
JWJK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a challenge to decide what to order! Everything's so good. Loved the Allice Walker, too.

CW
ChristopherW
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were a party of four and tried five different items. They were all delicious. The small platters were generous enough for each of us to have a sampling. Two of us tried house specialty cocktails which we enjoyed.
We will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Indian modern cuisine. Highly recommended

SB
SherryBerry
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was fantastic!! It was our first time
and we had a wonderful experience. We will definitely go back!!

AH
AprilH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have been to downtown Raleigh. Amazing service. Most delicious food. The chef and servers are awesome. Amazing place. Check it out!

D
Disappointed
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had eaten here for lunch with my co-workers, I was impressed how good the food was. So I came back for dinner as an anniversary gift for my husband. To my surprise, much of what was ordered felt heavy and saturated with oil. The shrimps had their shells so most of the flavor was left as you stripped the shell off. The cilantro and the rest of the vegetables that was in the shrimp dish could have been squeezed in a shot glass so it was crunchy, good seasoning but then you had to swallow the considerable oil it was sautéed in. That was not very pleasant. Ordered a pork rice bowl. There was an egg on top, the egg white was not cooked through and the dish overall was heavy and pasty. My husbands experience was the same as mine unfortunately. He then came home with a belly ache! I did taste what he had and had no effects on me. The service was great and we did mention some of the things here and they were very kind and tried to make it a good experience but I was truly hoping for a better experience but, we won’t be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such good food.
ordered literally everything on the menu, and EVERYTHING was delicious.

FAQs

Garland is rated 4.8 stars by 1032 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Garland