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

October 28th - October 30th


Roasted bone marrow served with crostini over dressed fresh spring mix

Italian sausage, bread crumbs, herbs and pecorino romano cheese stuffed in a silver dollar mushroom cap topped with tomato butter


Whole Branzini (European sea bass) - Pan roasted with olives, tomato, garlic and capers served over couscous.

24 Ounce Lasagna - made with ground filet mignon, our housemade marinara sauce and covered in bubbly Béchamel mozzarella cheese.

Braised Short Rib Ravioli - tossed with caramelized pearl onions and mushrooms and a tomato demi-glaze.

Crab Alfredo - crab meat, mushrooms, garlic, shallots and wine tossed with fettuccini and our housemade creamy alfredo sauce topped with Jonah crab claws.

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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