Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford
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.”
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Garlic Rose Crab Cakes
Lump crab meat mixed with garlic, red peppers, sweet onions and old bay seasoning. Baked to a golden brown and served with our lite cajun remoulade sauce. Served with our saffron tinged yellow rice
A favorite of Spain
Fresh breaded eggplant filled with ricotta cheese & topped with a roasted garlic pomodoro sauce over angle hair pasta
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.
Dana was very efficient and attentive. Enjoyed it very much as always
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.
Garlic Rose has impeccable service, great ambience and quality food.
Wonderful girls night out!
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.
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.
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.
Great staff food and owners!
Atmosphere, service and food is great. The food is delicious!
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.
Service was spectacular, food was great. Really nice place, will be going back
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
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.
Excellent service and generous portions. The food was delicious!
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.
Amazing food, generous portions, and super friendly ownership and staff!
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.
Love every trip to the garlic rose. The ambiance on a Saturday night with the live music was great. Food spectacular as per usual!
The food and staff were outstanding. Definitely recommend to my friends. Great place to dine out.
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
Place and food are amazing, will be going back very soon
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.
Always great food and service when we come here. We always try a new dish and we have never been disappointed.
This place is a gem. Service, food, and atmosphere was outstanding. Wish it was closer to where I live. Definitely will be coming back.
Limited menu but Excellent food !
Highly recommend 👍🏻
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.
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.
Excellent food. I highly reccomend this restaurant.
A Mecca for lovers of garlic. Cannot wait to return.
Great food and service!
Very friendly staff and great flavor in their sauces
I will be returning to eat here soon. Love the food, the people, the area....everything about The Garlic Rose Bistro is amazing!
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.
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.
Delightful server. A visit from the owner and delicious food. Favorite was artichoke appetizer.
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!
Another wonderful Garlic Rose dinner where the only thing better than the food are the owners and staff.
Bravo Zulu !
We have been going to the garlic Rose forever . We always have an excellent meal . We tell everyone about it
Delicious food, great service. Really wonderful outdoor patio
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.