Il Garage Restaurant

4.7
109 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef David Slay and the staff of il garage restaurant invite you to enjoy fine al fresco outdoor dining at Park Ave Restaurant in Stanton, Orange County, CA.
Il Garage restaurant is located on the grounds of Park Ave Restaurant.
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RP
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IL Garage is a very unique dinning experience. The herb and vegetable raised planter boxes at to a farm to table fresh atmosphere. My date and I were a little disappointed that the menu was limited. However, it is understandable because this semi-outdoor restaurant is on the grounds of another restaurant. Same kitchen, but the waiters have to bring the food from across a small park like area. The service is top notch. And the food is prepared very well. The wine menu is extensive and has something to fit wine drinkers.

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Orange County
122 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting. Superb service. Some of the dishes were good, some meh, and some were down right bad.

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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dee (Asst Manager) & Jason (Manager) were fantastic as was our server. Very accomdating especially difficult during Mother’s Day. Our server was slammed and our drinks and bread were delayed but that was expected a bit. The mains all came out together and was fantastic. The ambiance in the garden was second to none. They had a short window to serve several families on such an important day. We will be back. It was our second year at that location(Park Ave in 18’)! Bravo il Garage!

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KF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an absolutely beautiful restaurant with wonderful food and service. I wanted something special for Mother's Day and this fit the bill. My mother was thrilled.

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MW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Yes, but very expensive for what you get. And I think the could include a salad with your entree. But the gardens were Absolutely amazing to look at!!

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s
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful, unexpected dinner experience with friends. We strolled around the grounds, enjoying the flower/vegetable garden very much. The food and service was wonderful! Look forward to our next visit

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m never disappointed.. The food is outrageously delicious!! Try the ribeye with bone in you will not be disappointed. Lamb chops are perfect and don’t forget to order a nice array of delicious appetizers and finish with some seriously good desserts

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t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our dinner took way to long to be served. We got our salads before we ordered our main course and then the main course took more that 30 mins to be served.

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SG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were great. The gardens were beautiful.

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KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to enjoy dinner at Park Avenue and Il Garage is it's hidden gem.

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and delightful. Service, ambiance, food...amazing. So glad that we came here for our anniversary. We will be back! Highly recommend.

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KB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor setting for a special occasion dinner. You feel like you've stepped into a storybook when entering. It got very loud at times, but quieted down as tables cleared.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant in a once garage with one side completely open with an extraordinary view of their herb, flower and vegetable gardens. It is no where adjacent to a road. It shares the area with a sister restaurant called Park Avenue and the grounds are well tended with green lawns, flower plants and trees and large enough to stroll around in and enjoy before or after dinner. Il Garage is up scale and the service quite wonderful.

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PD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem. Our first time here and OC is missing out! Service was outstanding and food was great!
Can't wait to go back!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant great food, service, ambiance

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! The setting is charming and lovely, the food was scrumptious, and the wait staff was very attentive. I’m looking forward to going back again soon!

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great spot!!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary (16 year wedding anniversary) here and had an amazing meal! I had gotten us reservations at 5pm specifically so it would be a bit quieter, my husband has a hard time hearing when there is too much background noise. We were super excited to be the first ones there to sit and chat and enjoy the view. Sadly, that only lasted about 5 minutes and a party of 3 were seated directly next to us. They had clearly been pre-drinking and were already loud. They ordered more drinks and their conversation volume continued to elevate throughout the evening. My husband and I couldn’t carry on a conversation between ourselves as we just couldn’t hear each other well. We love il garage- food, service and quality are always top notch.

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GT
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely find while attending convention in Anaheim.. My companion and I shared the lasagna and the tenderloin medallions. Both superb, but the lasagna was a show stopper. Not your heavy, restaurant chain pile of goop but a nuanced lovely creation sure to make any Nonna smile. Great wine list. Come here, enjoy be happy

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LP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cozy garage! The food is excellent, I’ve eaten here many times. The garden is beautiful on a warm afternoon.

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AN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere made this a perfect date night and the food was amazing!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on a double date with our good friends and it was our first time to this restaurant. The ambience was great, the setting was absolutely adorable and very cozy. The food was outstanding!!!
We will definitely be back!!
Highly recommend going.

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L
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really cool ambiance, would love to go back in the summer time to enjoy an al fresco dining experience. Great food and wine list, good value and attentive staff!

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R
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lasagna was tasty. Hubb thought lamb chops were fine, not extraordinary.
We arrived about 12 min early. Instead of saying, we’re ready for you, we were invited to have a drink in the bar. At 6:30 (resv time), I went to hostess desk and said, ready? Gal promptly took us out to Il Garage and seated us...I mention this just because there were many vacant tables, at least one of which would have been free 12 min earlier. I found it haughty and silly for us to wait when it would have been just a easy to walk us out earlier.

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b
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Not fancy, but cozy and beautiful outdoor restaurant.

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f
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacob, the mgr, runs a really nice restaurant. One of our very favorite in OC

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LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I made reservations for 4 on new years eve. An early dinner at 6pm to avoid being out late. The restaurant failed to let me know they were changing their menu just on this night because of it being new years eve. I avoided park Avenue because of the high priced menu. Il garage ended up mirroring park ave menu. I wasn't happy about that.

The pan seared chicken was flavorless and chewy. was not worth $28 I payed for it. I wanted to cannelloni from the regular menu.

Ambiance is nice tho...other then that I'm disappointed in the food and changing the menu without notice.

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BV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a very poor experience. Spent nearly $300.00 on my family of 4. The menu was changed with absolutely no notice. The table was extremely small, couldn't dine properly. We had to bus our own tables in between appetizer and drinks and entrees because there was no room on this extremely small table. We we're miserable. The server agreed, but couldn't do anything about it because that's all they had. The drinks were overpriced, tasted horrible, didn't have the proper amount of liquor in them. Tried to contact a manager 3 different times, they failed to respond....Such poor customer service. Will not be back. My next $300.00 will be given to a finer establishment that values their customers.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It’s truly a unique experience, to dine in a real garage, which opens up to a beautiful herb garden! Dress warmly, though...the heat lamps can’t be brought inside; also, bring your phone or a small flashlight because it’s a bit darker than just dim at night. The food comes from Park Avenue’s kitchen, and it is always excellent. The place was nicely decorated on Christmas Eve with holiday music piping in. Unfortunately, our entrees arrived before the appetizers! We chose to take the dinners and cancel the appetizer dishes so the food wouldn’t get wasted. I was disappointed to miss trying the appetizers, but perhaps it was just as well since we all got comfortably full without them. The waiter comped my BF’s glass of wine and offered to give me a comped glass but I didn’t want anymore alcohol. It would’ve been nice if he comped the one dessert instead, but that didn’t happen. That’s ok. We all enjoyed our night out, anyways. The food quality was simply outstanding!

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l
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for years. Outstanding food and service. Consistently excellent and a fun place to have an enjoyable and romantic dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

food was very bland not sure I will be back but love park ave

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S
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance was wonderful. Food was ok. A bit expensive for pasta as well.

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WB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food only surpassed by incredible service.

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DT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My former coworkers and I went for our annual Holiday dinner. It was the first time they dined at Il Garage, we were all blown away with the food and service. Chef David Slay and his staff are on point.

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went here for a special occasion; my fathers birthday celebration. We had excellent service and the good was delicious. The atmosphere was romantic and cozy. I would definitely recommend this restaurant as I already have. I will definitely return.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank for making us feel at home and explaining the menu, we truly had an amazing experience and will definitely be back!

Thank you!

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AS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Very cute use of an interesting space. The food was fantastic. We drove up from San Diego and wanted to get away from the chain restaurants near Disneyland... this place is a great find!! The other restaurant on the property looked very cozy as well. (Park Ave) I would make the trip to eat at either!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot was Absolutely fabulous - we all agreed it was wonderful from appetizers to dessert. One guest said it was hands down the best lasagne she had ever eaten (I agree!). The desserts were Divine. I Loved the atmosphere and the herb garden, twinkle lights and shrub wall as well as the holiday decor. The heaters kept us warm as well! I would go back in a heartbeat.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant and the food! Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleagues and I had a lovely dinner in an adventurous spot! The food and atmosphere were delightful! Was my second meal at this restaurant and I look for to eating there again soon.

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