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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. 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.

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Authentic (21)
Fun (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Healthy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Spicy (15)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vegan (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (8)
Tapas (8)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great for date night and when you want to try something new. I suggest the Cauliflower 65 and Bosam.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great shareable plates and mains. An odd set of desserts and no decaf coffee.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was exceptional. Many items on the menu were first time experiences. Service was very good but a little lacked. Dining area adjacent to bar and was energetic and somewhat loud. Wine list was okay; some hidden gems. Food was exciting and somewhat experimental and fun. Will return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I chose Garland for our anniversary dinner because we had heard such good things, and the fact that is was a very "different' type of meal. Boy were we happy we did. From the small plates to the larger ones, which we shared, everything we had, from the duck, to the beets, to the pork lettuce wraps was absolutely fantastic. The cocktails were excellent too!

A+!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Garland; delicious + amazing place. Always great. Go to for any meal, any occasion from hungry to fancy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

There’s something about how the food is seasoned. Everything goes so well together. Excellent tastes.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a wonderful dining experience at Garland with my husband and 22 year old daughter. The night was full of great food, drinks, and lighthearted conversation impossible not to have in such a lively location!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We do indeed love this place! The food is delicious , well prepared and presented well! The server remembered us from 3 months or so earlier and my wife's taste in wine. The food never disappoints.
The sound is the only negative as it is sometimes very hard to hear...but a wonderful dining treat!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas dinner. We absolutely love Garland. One of our favorite go to spots

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Among the most creative and flavorful food I've ever had -- I'd eat here every day if I could! The service is outstanding, the menu items are original and delicious, and the ambience allows for quiet conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food variety and execution of Garland is really outstanding. I should eat here more often!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tapas, People Watching, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I had been wanting to try Garland for quite a while, and was so glad that I finally did. Everything that we ordered was unique and delicious! We went with small plates so that we could have variety and share and we’re not disappointed. The portions were perfect! With regards to the staff, everyone from the hostess to the bar to the servers to the food runners and the floor manager, all made our visit very special. I would highly recommend Garland and I hope to go back soon!

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful flavorful food!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious, innovative cocktails and small plates, with Indian and Middle Eastern flavors

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always delicious - a team lunch staple!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food interesting mix of Indian/Thai fusion. Very tasty! Music a bit loud for the lunch hour.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We just finished eating tonight and was very disappointed. The food overall was not bad but our server L——y was horrible. After ordering our drinks it took over 10 minutes to receive, she showed up at our table with pen in hand for our order. She never asked anything, or explained specials, catch of day, etc. just stared at us awkwardly. After a couple of seconds we asked her what was the catch? And she told us very quietly. After ordering the food came later. Food was ok but not overly special. When we were finished it took over 15 minutes to get our check. We asked and then asked again. For us, eating out is an experience, not just good food. It doesn’t matter how good the food is, if the service was as bad as it was tonight, we would never go back. Not a great experience and we will not risk our time/money to try again.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food and service

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my first time dinning @ your restaurant. I was very pleased with our services.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Garland is a fantastic restaurant with always interesting and DELICIOUS food, locally sourced, creatively and beautifully presented. Excellent cocktails and wine, outstanding service, and a beautiful modern atmosphere that is chic yet inviting! I go eat at Garland every chance I get and have never been disappointed in the food or the experience. HIGHLY recommend it for small groups, special times, dates, and celebrations!

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was booked as an anniversary dinner but the sever was lame and never said anything about it.
Great food!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is pan Asian and delicious; not the normal "Asian" type food you might find in other places. I had a lettuce wrap platter filled with greens, picked vegies, dipping sauces and pork belly. Amazing taste and fun to eat. There are so many other choices too. The birds nest makes a great appetizer. I've been there twice and got the same dish. Need to go again and try something else!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a very good time with incredible food. The servers were very helpful in teaching us about the menu and the ingredients. Good cocktails. Very electric atmosphere and fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Christmas Parade. In a throng of irregular customers garland delivered an amazing meal and experience just as they always do.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had always heard good things about Garland, and finally went for a birthday lunch. Everyone loved everything! Indian inspired American fare with awesome cocktails. We will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (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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 (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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 (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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