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 of ten (10) or more, please contact our General Manager at 386.424.6660 for reservations. Otherwise, all other parties are seated on a first come first served basis. We do accept reservations for all party sizes on holidays and special events, such as New Year's Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and our Concert In the Courtyard Series

The Daily Noodle

May 25th, 2018 ~ May 28th, 2018


Soft Shell Blue Crab Lightly Hand Breaded in a Seasoned Batter then Deep Fried to a Perfect Golden Brown Served with House Made Remoulade

Arancini di Riso– Sicilian Rice Balls Hand Rolled Saffron Risotto Stuffed with a Combination of 5 Cheeses, Breaded and Fried Served on a Pool of House Made Marinara Sauce 


14oz Veal Chop Chargrilled Topped with a Cognac Sauce & Fried Shallots Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Today’s Fresh Vegetables 

24oz Lasagna Layered with Ground Filet, Béchamel Sauce, Loads of Mozzarella Cheese & House Made Marinara Sauce Finished with More Bubbling Browned & Melted Mozzarella Cheese 

Vegetable & Goat Cheese Ravioli with Shrimp & Scallops in a Fresh Tomato Garlic Basil Sauce 

Pan Seared Fresh Grouper Topped with Imported Brie and a Red Wine Blackberry Sauce Served Over House Rice and a Side of Today’s 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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