The Gardens Restaurant - Callaway Gardens

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145 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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  • Scenic View
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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.
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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So peaceful. Great service! Food was very good

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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WJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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AJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!!!

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t
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

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Responded on May 13, 2019

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Responded on May 8, 2019

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

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Splendid view of the golf course. Bone in filet was flavorful and well prepared. Sea bass was on the dry side and likely had been frozen. Cheesecake was a winner. Attentive service.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

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B
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner outside overlooking the lake and bridge. It was quiet and peaceful. Our waiter was superb, very patient and kind and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Everything was freshly prepared and was excellent. Wine menu and open bar available. We have dined here every time we have
gone to Callaway and it never disappoints. Excellent place for a special occasion as well. A relaxing upscale restaurant if you want to dine in a nicer atmosphere.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your review! Let us know the next time you come in, we would like to make your experience extra special.

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JB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Gardens Restaurant seems to be a hidden treasure. My wife & I went there this past Friday night and only the deck was full. We started with a bottle of
the Duckhorn Chardonnay and split a bowl of broccoli and Gouda cheese soup, which was really good. I had the crispy salmon with a side of squash and my wife had pasta primavera. My fish was excellent and cooked to perfection, and my wife truly loved the pasta. We then had creme brûlée, which was about as good as it gets! The atmosphere of this restaurant is like going back in time. Thick, dark, rough hewn wooden posts and beams, lower lighting, good, soft music. Very romantic place, in our opinion. We opted for outdoor dining which is a wrap around porch with views of the golf course and ponds. Sounds of of ducks, geese and tree frogs. Peaceful. We have been several times and look forward to going back!

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Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your review! Let us know the next time you come in, we would like to make your experience extra special.

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K
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience! This is definitely where classy, comfortable, along with impeccable food and service come together.
I would highly recommend the green tomato stack and the marinated New York strip from the Spring 2019 menu. The absolute best New York strip I’ve ever had! And by all means, don’t pass on the cheesecake for dessert.
Thank you for very memorable supper with my daughter in law. We really enjoyed our dining experience.

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

We appreciate your feedback! We hope you and your daughter in law join us again soon.

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A
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding service and food! Our group had the bone-in filet and Chilean seabass. Both were excellent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We were very disappointed with our dinner - very poor value for money. We were seated at a table and my chair was backed up to a pole - hard to move the chair. The server seemed to be covering the entire room leaving large absences of time with no service. Two of the party of 4 ordered lamb chops which were fried and there was no mention of this in description - they would not have selected if fried was in the description. I had chicken which was dry. They ran out of the one dessert we were interested in. It was my mother's birthday which made it doubly disappointing.

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

We are extremely sorry to hear about this, and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Next time, please walk right up a manager and voice your concerns. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please reach out to us on call or by email. We want hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better.

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JB
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good limited menu. Beautiful view

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Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your feedback! We hope you join us again soon. We just released our Spring/Summer menu.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sea bass I have ever eaten. Beautiful setting.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your feedback! We hope you join us again soon. Our outdoor patio is open and ready for Summer!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and was a great server. He wished us a happy anniversary and even treated us to a dessert in honor of our special day.

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

We appreciate your review! Thank for choosing us as your anniversary dinner location. We hope you join us again soon.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was VERY empty but delicious and quiet

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

We appreciate your feedback! Join us again this Summer for outdoor patio seating and a view overlooking our champion golf course.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Only ones in restaurant for anniversary dinner. Server was polite and efficient but not real friendly. Food was good but nothing to write home about.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your feedback! We hope you join us again soon. Our outdoor patio is open and ready for Summer!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting is gorgeous and the ambience and quality of the food was amazing.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

We appreciate your feedback! We hope you join us again soon for our Summer menu!

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LD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a relaxing time in the ambient atmosphere! The food was absolutely delicious!

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

We appreciate your feedback! We hope you join us again soon. Our outdoor patio is open and ready for Summer!

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is fantastic! Definitely sit outside if the weather is nice. Stunning views of the golf course and beautiful sunset. The ambiance is like nothing else! Food was very good, staff was professional and personable. One of my favorite places in Callaway. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Wine list was way overpriced and they did not carry nice bottles for fine dining. Steak was over cooked.

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

We are extremely sorry to hear about this, and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Next time, please walk right up a manager and voice your concerns. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please reach out to us on call or by email. We want hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better.

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RN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed the overall experience however our steak was so drowned in garlic butter and salt we couldn’t eat it!! The vegetables were good! My husband only took 2 bites off his steak! I choked down 2 myself!!

Really disapointed in the chef and how our steak was prepared. My husbands first visit there and he probably won’t go back. I really hate that because it was our evening out and we Went through the Christmas lights and made reservations for dinner in advance. I have been to the restaurant on several occasions in the past for holiday suppers it was superb with the most delicious well prepared food, excellent service, beautiful ambiance with the fireplace and Christmas tree. This time was a terrible disappointment in our steak!

I’m so sorry I usually give a glowing review but not this time.

Rose Newman
466 Fussell Rd.
Leesburg, Ga.
229 881 0394
Rose_newman@bellsouth.net

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a birthday. The food and service was amazing. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and excellent service.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For thanksgiving with grandmother and family. Staff was very accommodating after we were delayed with fantasy in lights shuttle. Great dinner and ambiance.

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RP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisitely and impeccably delectable. Our server, Sybil, was the best. Highly recommend.

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A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We anticipated good food and were pleasantly surprised to get an outstanding dinner. Very good service, too

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JI
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding as well as the service. Felt it was a little pricey.

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JB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Gardens Restaurant is Callaway Garden’s best kept culinary secret. The Gardens restaurant offers superb cuisine and outstanding ring service, in an atmosphere of elegant warmth and comfort. It overlooks the Lakeview course, with expansive vistas of the beautiful scenery for which Callaway is noted. We’ve on multiple occasions dined here, and each experience has been excellent in every way. Most strongly recommended!

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CD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

This restaurant is on the high end, in terms of cost. Portions were not large. My husband believes the shrimp made him sick (they tasted very "fishy"). Will not return.

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HP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was delicious as usual. My husband did not receive the meal that he ordered, but he ate it anyway. The waiter seemed to be very temperamental. He was pleasant at first, but then appeared to be unfriendly. I think there may have been a miscommunication.

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu has never been disappointing. The Chilean Sea Bass and pumpkin risotto was beautifully prepared and was absolutely delicious. The shrimp and pasta prepared in a cream sauce was velvety smooth. The best was the fried cheesecake sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with berries and cream. We look forward to a return visit.

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s
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was wonderful, service and wine were good too. The thing is, the website had the Fall menu and I had my head set on something different, but when we arrived the menu was the Spring menu. Really? Sept 14 is hardly Spring, granted 6 days shy of fall beginning but why put it on the website? For that they get the lesser stars. Food was good though

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good experience overall. Some dusting for the outside seating would go a long way.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

The restaurant has a beautiful deck and is fantastic to enjoy the evening sunset. Inside is so quiet, to the point that it is uncomfortable. Although the menu list some unique dishes, the roasted chicken outshined the lamb and salmon dishes. The restaurant really tries to service their customers but it doesn’t take much to overwhelm the wait staff.
Our biggest issue came not as a restaurant issue but one from how Callaway Garden manages the park at night.

Our experience was on a Saturday evening of Labor Day weekend. In the beach their were hot air balloons, live music, and a fireworks show. We had unlimited passes to the park. But all the gates internal to the park were closed and locked restricting any nighttime in park access to venues that we had paid to enter. Off the main road the beach entrance was also closed. Shame on you Callaway Gardens. We felt and still feel taken advantage of. Will see how the Garden addresses this issue.
So the restaurant was weak and the park did not finish well for us. Like being taken to the dance but told you can’t come in.

Randy from Roswell

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f
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were doing an awesome job, we had a wonderful view of the golf course and the food was very good. The food was served hot and the plate was fixed very nice. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I chose The Gardens while staying at Callaway. We had a wonderful dinner and the service couldn’t have been better.

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