The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Callaway Gardens’ fine-dining venue is distinguished by an elegant atmosphere and creative dishes incorporating locally and regionally grown food products. Unique appetizers, healthy salads, and steak, seafood and pasta entrees adorn a menu that changes with the seasons to take advantage of the most current flavors. Located in Callaway Gardens’ original golf clubhouse, the Gardens Restaurant overlooks serene Mountain Creek Lake and the picturesque 10th hole of the Lake View Golf Course.

We are currently closed as of 3/20/2020, due to CDC regulations in compliance with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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SharonD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of lake and sunset from the porch- perfect for romantic evening or special occasion. Food is excellent, service attentive and friendly. My family has celebrated many occasions there over the years but eat dinner there often as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

group golf trip to Callaway Gardens resort....this experience was a fantastic way to end a great trip!

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AlanM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food an service. A wonderful addition to the Callaway experience.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

NOT a high end establishment like they want to think they are.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on February 25, 2020

We apologize that your visit was not to your liking. We would like to re-invite you back. Please email us at guestrelations @ callawaygardens . coom

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The date went well service was great

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We greatly appreciate it.

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Nice atmosphere. Best meal of our weekend. Delicious Prosecco!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was there with my spouse and we enjoyed ourselves. It was a quiet night with just two other couples in there when we were there. Our server was very attentive and added a nice dessert touch as we were out celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and because they had a special Valentine's prix fixe dinner we got a nice sampling of the menu.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant!! Wait staff was very efficient

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CountryDoc79
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas Eve dinner - felt festive yet elegant. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The fried green tomatoes were delicious & awesome- tomatoes tasted fresh & crisp. I had the rainbow trout & mom had the bone-in filet, both dishes were perfectly cooked to taste & serving size was well balanced. Service was well-timed, attentive, and friendly. Wine selection was well ranged from adorable to more expensive bottles - had bottle of Malbec & mom loved it!

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for writing us! We are so happy you enjoyed dining with us during this special season. Thanks for choosing to spend Christmas at Callaway.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner over there Christmas eve and did the Festival of Lights after. It's a nice restaurant, bit fireplace with a couch in front of it that we relaxed on for a bit after dinner. Wife got the trout special which was very good and I got the NY strip. The food was good, service was good, just nothing spectacular and a bit pricey for what you get. I think if you sat outside on a warm day your experience might be better. The grounds up there are beautiful, but it was dark when we went...

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thanks for writing your review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed our special Christmas Eve dinner. We hope you join us again this Spring when our balcony opens back up.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at Callaway lodge for my birthday weekend. We saw the Fantasy in Lights and ate at The Gardens one evening. The restaurant was not very crowded so the atmosphere was quiet. The food was amazing. My salmon was the best salmon I have ever eaten. Skin was crispy even under the sauce.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thanks so much for writing us! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and hope you join us again soon.

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vipAlizaB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious along with the view being beautiful. It was a place I would go again and I would recommend.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate your review and hope you join us again this Spring.

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BillM
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I liked this restaurant. She said her eggplant parmesan was the best she ever had and since I never had halibut before, it was the best I ever had. They have a great wine selection and the lit fireplace created a pleasing ambiance. It was a little pricey, but worth it.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank so much for writing this review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and hope you visit us again.

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vipHoppy
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, fire in the fireplace, and a nice wine selection made this a special evening for us and our guests. The trout was especially delicious and everyone else was very pleased with their selections. Good job!

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thanks again! We hope you join us again soon. Springtime on the patio is a beautiful scene.

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Biltmore15
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this restaurant is an iconic Callaway Gardens dining on the golf course overlooking a beautiful view. Food was excellent, service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We’ve been coming to Callaway for over 10 years. Needless to say there have been changes for better or worse. In my opinion the Gardens restaurant has gone down. The prices are too high. The food options are “eh”. Example: ordered eggplant Parmesan. 3 thickly cut slices of eggplant with minimal sauce and slices of Gouda cheese in between. It came with carrots and asparagus (not2 veges is normally put together plus I already had the eggplant). This was not a good dish. The eggplant ends up too tough and dry. The slices Gouda reminded me of a sandwich. My husbands bone in filet was wet. Perfectly cooked mRare but No char. The only thing we could think of is that they did it Sous vide and failed to dry it off. Blah! The wine list was minimal. No Spanish reds. Nothing interesting except some very over priced wines. Management definitely needs to rethink the business plan. And find another chef.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for your valued feedback. We apologize that your visit was anything but excellent and will surely share your sentiments with our Head Chef & management team. We do rotate our menus seasonally, so we hope this new Winter menu might be more appealing to your taste buds.

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KathrynM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a quiet night but fully enjoyed everything!

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner tonight! The staff was extremely accommodating to a food allergy and our meal and experience was outstanding.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on November 18, 2019

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us. Thanks for choosing Callaway for this special memory making moment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The restaurant and view beautiful. It was quiet and laid back. They didn’t rush us, which I really appreciate because it gave us plenty of time to enjoy the food and each other. And the food.... oh the food was so good. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was quite possibly the best thing I have ever eaten.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Please come back again soon.

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WendyY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This place is set in a beautiful location however, the food was overpriced. The steak was cooked perfect but the sauce tasted like a bullion cup mixed with water. We felt like we were rushed and the waiter seemed bothered. We also ordered shrimp on the side to split and we were given three instead of four, it tasted like they microwaved and not even grilled or sautéed. There were not many choices on the menu for sides. Not impressed with this place and we won’t be back. The directions where incorrect on the GPS on the location.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We greatly appreciate it and will be sure to share your sentiments with our team.

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vipKarenS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sourdough bread, salads, salmon, and shrimp and scallops entrees were all wonderful. We had a great bottle of wine and watched the sun set over the lake in gorgeous weather. The wait staff was very kind! The only hiccup was that we waited several minutes to be greeted/seated, as the hostess was out in the deck and then in the kitchen. Our first time dining here, and we will definitely come back.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for submitting this review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Visit us again soon!

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MarthaH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was way overpriced for the quality of what you got. $29 for a simple and very dry pasta dish with veggies and flavored with lots of lemon juice. $5 to add shrimp helped me eat the dish. My husband ordered the mountain chicken which was a little dry. About $30 for chicken, whipped potatoes, carrots and asparagus. $10 cheesecake had crust with rubber texture. The crust could be peeled off. Favorite item was chocolate lava cake but I can’t justify coming again just to order a lava cake.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We greatly appreciate it and will be sure to share your sentiments with our team.

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JB123
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Gardens Restaurant! Feels like going back in time. The gorgeous, rough-hewn beams, large fireplace, and beautiful white tablecloth setting make for a wonderful dining experience. If the weather is nice, the wraparound porch, with great view of the golf course and ponds, is amazing! The steaks and seafood dishes are very nice and the wine selection good! Enjoy!

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks so much JB123! We are so very glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Please join us again soon. We will launch our new Fall menu this week.

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BenG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I enjoyed a late dinner at the restaurant. She was attending a conference at Callaway that ended that day at 8pm. We arrived at 8:30 and were only customers in restaurant. Excellent service, excellent food (scallops and shrimp), beautiful interior, and beautiful views of lake made it a wonderful night.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks so much! We are so very glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Please join us again soon. We will launch our new Fall menu this week.

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MariannaR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I'm not sure how this place stays open, or how they keep food in house! There were 4 patrons there when we arrived at 6pm, and only 2 when we left. There was a hostess, and a (slightly odd) server, and we assume there was a chef, or maybe those 2 did the cooking as well? The main course tasted great, but was way overpriced. We could tell the dessert had been warmed in a microwave and the ice cream tasted old. We had the place to ourselves, so it was lovely, but it was just kind of odd that it was deserted. Hopefully just a slow weekend. I enjoyed the old decor. I hope they are able to pick up business.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to engage some more dining patrons like yourself with the release of our new Fall menu this week. We hope you dine with us again soon.

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criticalfoodie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Making a reservation was very difficult .Supposedly no availability but very few tables occupied on arrival or departure.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 30, 2019

We apologize that you had a hard time booking. If you do not see a table on here open, please be sure to call the restaurant to see what availability there might be, as there may have been last minute cancelations.

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JuJu
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Although the service was impeccable, the sea bass dish was well below my expectations from a "fine dining" establishment. Skip the $11 fried tomato appetizer-awful batter. The center of the fish was undercooked, the seasoning on the vegetables did not suit my taste. Party members who had steak said that it was very good as were the vegetables. Great ambiance and views of the lake. Desserts were excellent. Had the prices been $10 less per entree, my rating might be 4 stars.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the Gardens restaurant. We hope you visit us again.

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chaseu
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was excellent

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thanks for your review! We hope you visit us soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was decent but overpriced. Service was excellent.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thanks for your feedback! We appreciate it.

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Jsham66
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. My wife had the steak and I had the salmon.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. Join us again sometime soon this Summer!

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ElenaA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We eat out a lot in higher end restaurants so my star ratings were based on comparisons of other high end eating places
Music was to loud & the male waiter acted as if he was not happy to be at work that day. He really made us feel uncomfortable. We will not return.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened to hear your experience was not up to our Callaway standards. We will be discussing with our back of house staff immediately. We pride ourselves on southern hospitality & will be correcting this promptly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and fine dining food. Overall, it was a lovely evening.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you were able to join us this Summer season!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So peaceful. Great service! Food was very good

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you were able to join us. We love our patio dining available during the Summer season.

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SusanB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our 5th or 6th visit. Really enjoyed the food.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your loyalty to Callaway! We appreciate your feedback & hope you join us again soon. Our outdoor patio is open this Summer season & its a great dining location for date nights or girls night outs.

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fine experience for dining. The service is excellent.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad you chose to dine with us.

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AnnaruthJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet romantic evening with my husband for our anniversary. The food was amazing the view was gorgeous and the staff is very friendly. We love this place!!!!

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your loyalty to Callaway! We appreciate your feedback & hope you join us again soon.

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viptheconcierge
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

TheGardens is far better than Callaway’s Piedmont Dining Room but that’s not saying much.

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on May 13, 2019

We appreciate your feedback.

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TeriC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, tranquil and classy. My husband and I went for our anniversary. Everything about The Gardens is exceptional. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. My husband had the sea bass and loved it. Can’t wait to return!

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on May 8, 2019

We are so incredibly glad you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your great review. Be sure to stop by to join us for our lunch on Saturdays & Sundays this Summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance dining on the porch and a beautiful sunset! Waiter was attentive but not overly so. Food was good

The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens
Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your review! We hope you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table outside on the patio overlooking golf course, lake and a sunset. Beautiful location, great service and bone in tenderloin excellent. First class facility at Callaway Gardens.

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