Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford

4.9
494 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A Garlic Lovers Paradise
Established In 1996
A unique casual bistro featuring an eclectic menu that is complimented by the wonderful herb - GARLIC.
From the moment your seated you'll enjoy fresh rustic italian bread, served with our garlic rose dip and fresh warm garlic bulbs.
A relaxed casual atmosphere, paired with delicious food made from the finest, freshest, quality ingredients and attentive service makes for a great dining experience.
A full bar is available featuring the best sangria and martinis.
Garlic Rose is available for lunch, dinner, catering & private parties.
We are even VAMPIRE FRIENDLY for non garlic lovers. Items can be prepared with no garlic.
Come visit the Garlic Rose and enjoy yourself.


“Follow your nose to the Garlic Rose.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 494 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our third time visiting and it doesn’t disappoint. We’ve been there twice with friends and decided to take our daughter for our wedding anniversary. The sangria is the best around. Portions are big which my husband likes. The only negative is there isn’t many dessert selections.

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Chris
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dana was very efficient and attentive. Enjoyed it very much as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing every time we come! Although I have to say the menu has downsized, but there are still a lot of great food options on there.

LC
LizC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garlic Rose has impeccable service, great ambience and quality food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful girls night out!

JH
JohmHanu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good sign when the server steers to you a less expensive dish. Meaning, I felt he was honest and not trying to have me spend the most money possible. The linguini Bolognese was to die for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a friend that was visiting from out of state. She loved it and wants me to bring her when she comes back to visit in 6 months.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have picked a better place for date night. My boyfriend and I love dining at Garlic Rose. The food is so delicious and filling. Service is always fantastic! Will be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff food and owners!

VC
vipVincentC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, service and food is great. The food is delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about our dinner! The staff was amazing, the food was excellent, the portions were perfect. Can’t wait to go back.

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ThomasZ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spectacular, food was great. Really nice place, will be going back

KG
vipKimG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding as always
If you haven’t already given this place a try, do yourself a favor and make a reservation. You won’t be disappointed

JR
JeanR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved the food at the Garlic Rose, and yesterday was just as great! Our waiter Ben was just wonderful! Looking forward to my next visit.

JL
JoanneL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and generous portions. The food was delicious!

JR
JenniferR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garlic Rose is an exceptional restaurant, categorically. My husband and I dine in or take out frequently. We have enjoyed get togethers with friends and have felt comfortable and confident when dining inside. The entrees are just delicious and so satisfying. Portions are generous. We recently ate with friends ordering entrees ranging from filet mignon to cod to shrimp to angel hair bolognese. Each entree was prepared perfectly and made you feel like you wanted to "try that other dish" next time. The owners and staff are members of the community and that comes through when you dine at Garlic Rose Bistro. It is my pleasure to commend this local treasure.
Jennifer Ritz

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vipRanjeetV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, generous portions, and super friendly ownership and staff!

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Tennisump
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garlic Rose should be on the top of everyone's list when looking for a phenomenal place to dine! We had the Pork Chop w/ french onion topping. What a delicious and more than a generous piece of pork chop. And I don't even like pork chops!!
Staff is friendly and prompt. The bread with pesto sauce and garlic gloves begin the adventure of "Garlic' Rose tradition.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love every trip to the garlic rose. The ambiance on a Saturday night with the live music was great. Food spectacular as per usual!

GB
GilbertB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were outstanding. Definitely recommend to my friends. Great place to dine out.

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SkipW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at the Garlic Rose Bistro. Mark and his staff are first rate and a great tribute to the town of Cranford. Food, Service and efficiency of the staff were outstanding. Mark is the perfect host as a moves around the dining area to serve food and greet his guests. Skip & Judy Winter

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place and food are amazing, will be going back very soon

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Tuxedogirl
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends at Garlic Rose. Mark and his staff are friendly and accommodating. We started with the stuffed eggplant and garlic shrimp which were delicious! The house sangria was yummy and the pour was generous. The flounder franchise, and pork chop reserve, a house specialty were amazing. Highly recommend dining at Garlic Rose you won’t be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service when we come here. We always try a new dish and we have never been disappointed.

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KathyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. Service, food, and atmosphere was outstanding. Wish it was closer to where I live. Definitely will be coming back.

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ROBI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but Excellent food !
Highly recommend 👍🏻

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal evening! The food was incredible and the service was world-class. Truly a wonderful dinning experience. I highly recommend the Garlic Rose Bistro, you won’t be disappointed.

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DianeP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when I come back into Cranford. Great service and they were very accommodating to my daughter who is vegetarian due to a medical condition. Food was terrific as usual.

JR
JoanR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. I highly reccomend this restaurant.

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vipMikeylikesit
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A Mecca for lovers of garlic. Cannot wait to return.

PM
PeggyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!
Very friendly staff and great flavor in their sauces

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KathyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be returning to eat here soon. Love the food, the people, the area....everything about The Garlic Rose Bistro is amazing!

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vipMark
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Garlic Rose Bistro is a great place to go to try dishes inspired by garlic. When you first arrive they give you pesto sauce and a bulb of roasted garlic to put on your warm bread, this is amazing. The Garlic chowder is a must have if you go here. The staff is very friendly and attentive, really makes you feel at home. Definitely a must visit if you are in the area and wanna try something slightly different.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a large group of co workers getting together for a birthday. Noise level was only moderate because we were laughing and cackling so much. Food was delicious. Service was accommodating and great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful server. A visit from the owner and delicious food. Favorite was artichoke appetizer.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out to dinner this evening and had a wonderful experience. From the customer service to the delicious food, all was exceptional. There complimentary bread and toasted garlic dipping sauce was the sign of a good meal ahead. We had the bacon and eggplant rollatini to start which was delicious. For our entrees, I had the rigatoni with vodka sauce and added shrimp, they were a good size and a nice amount! My husband had the pork French onion entree which was his absolute favorite pork dish he’s ever had. Highly recommend, local gem!

JP
vipJPB3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful Garlic Rose dinner where the only thing better than the food are the owners and staff.
Bravo Zulu !

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SueH
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the garlic Rose forever . We always have an excellent meal . We tell everyone about it

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StaceyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Really wonderful outdoor patio

LA
LindaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday!

FAQs

Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 276-5749.

Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford is rated 4.9 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.