the garlic & blu bar
556 E. 3rd Avenue  New Smyrna Beach, FL
556 E. 3rd Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL

We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside.  Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. the garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience.  We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer and specialty martinis.  Come experience the garlic and blu bar for yourself.
Whether you wish to dine indoors or out, delight in a relaxed, easy atmosphere filled with taste-tempting aromas and good music. the garlic features a comprehensive wine selection, innovative daily specials, and, if you wish, “lots of garlic”.

Signature Dishes

Chef Perri chooses Cioppino, a seafood stew, as his signature dish. View The Daily Noodle along with a few of our  recommended specialties below.

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Enjoy nightly entertainment from the best local performers. Our talent includes Mark Hodgson, Amy Alysia, Johnny Mag Sax and Joey Harrison, to name a few.

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Private Parties

Enjoy your next party with a  personalized wine & food menu created by our Executive Chef and our in house wine specialist. Schedule your event today.

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Photo Gallery

Browse our photo gallery filled with some of the garlic and blu bar's  signature dishes, specialty martinis, luscious gardens and lit ambiance.

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reservation policy

Should you have a party larger than 10 but smaller than 18, please contact the restaurant at 386.424.6660 for a reservation.  We do not take reservations via email.  Otherwise, all parties are seated on a first come first serve basis.  We do accept reservations for all party sizes on holidays such as New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Parties larger than 18 will only be available Sunday through Thursday and will need to contact the banquet manager at for information.  We are unable to do any large parties in the months of March and July.

The Daily Noodle

September 13th, 2019 ~ September 15th, 2019


~Fried Jumbo Soft Shell Crab Served in a Spicy Remoulade Sauce

~ Blackened Jumbo Sea Scallops Served Over Cheesy Grits with a Tomato Butter


~ Our Famous Twenty-Four (24) Ounce House Specialty Lasagna Prepared with Freshly Ground Filet Mignon, Creamy Bechamel Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese and Housemade Marinara Sauce

~ Crispy Duck Topped with a Blackberry Balsamic Glaze Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

~ Icelandic Cod Encrusted with Almonds Finished with an Orangebasil Butter SauceServed Over Rice and Fresh Vegetables

~Land and Sea!! Chargrilled Ribeye with Blackened Jumbo Sea Scallops Served with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables.

*Limited Quantities on All Specials* 


Michael Perri
Executive Chef

The Garlic gift cards are a welcome gift any time of year.


Eggplant Tower

layers of lightly breaded eggplant, vine ripened tomatoes and fresh arugula sprinkled with pecorino romano cheese and finished with a balsamic reduction

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Chilean Sea Bass 

pan seared sea bass served over ribbons of green and yellow squash, onion, and baby arugula topped with a homemade tomato vinaigrette

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a hearty seafood stew of shrimp, scallops, lobster, clams, mussels, calamari, and fish sautéed in a tomato saffron broth with fresh herbs and seasonings

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Pollo Arrosito

oven roasted chicken served over spinach, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and handmade ricotta gnocchi

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