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

Please call the restaurant at 386-424-6660 if you have a party greater than 10 but less than 18.  All other party sizes smaller than 10 will be on a walk in first come first serve basis only.  We do not offer call ahead seating.  

The best time to call is between noon and 4pm daily due to the volume of calls we receive after we open at 4pm.  
All charitable giving requests must be received at the restaurant @ 556 E 3rd Avenue in writing to be considered.

The Daily Noodle ~ the garlic

February 7th, 2020 ~ February 9th, 2020


~Fried Conch Fritters with White Remoulade Sauce

~1/2 lb  Buttermilk Fried Rock Shrimp Served with Spicy Remoulade Sauce


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

~ Stroganoff Filet Tips Simmered with Mushrooms, Onions, and a Red Wine Demi Glaze Topped with Sour Cream and Scallions Served Over Potato Gnocchi

~ Pan Seared Grouper Served Over Vegetables Cous Cous Topped with Fresh Tomato Garlic Basil Butter

~ Braised Veal Osso Bucco and Mushroom Ravioli Tossed with Our House Made Marinara Sauce, Wild Mushrooms, Onions and Peppers

* Limited Quantities Available


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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