727 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Garden Grille Cafe
Cuisines: Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Garden Grille has been a favorite and often frequented restaurant of myself and my family. We called last night to verify that we could order brunch for take-out this morning. The answer was a resounding "yes". We planned to bring brunch to my Mom for Mother's Day - she is homebound. When we called this morning to order, we were told they were too busy to do take-out. Sounds like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Get it together, Garden Grille employees. We won't be coming back.
02/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
How to start?!
It was fantastic.
I had dinner @ Garden Grill last night with Liz. She is vegetarian, I am confirmed carnivore.
I've been dragged to dedicated Veg restaurants before, and never been impressed, and often been very disappointed.
NOT SO with Garden Grill.
Wow, the place was jumping (approx 7:15pm) with a line to get in. We managed to get a good seat in half the time we were told to expect.
Staff was with us immediately to take our drink order and welcome us. This prompt polite service remained the case all evening, with never a moment I was waiting for wait staff. Even the return of my charge card was in record time.
I had the rather carnivore friendly Burrito and garden Salad, Liz had the Veg Meatloaf special.
The burrito was one of the best I have had, rice black beans quac, etc. but it was on a huge toasted whole wheat wrapper that was tasty on its own. The thing was huge and satisfied this Steak Eaters appetite completely!
The ""Meatloaf"" (vegan of course) was also amazing, a complex yet well choreographed combo of flavors and sauces. For a real veg head it was heaven, for me it was pretty fantastic as well, and exposed me to a level of vegetarian cuisine I did not think was possible.
We than shared the Carrot Cake with some of the very fine decaf they serve. Excellent, subtle cake.
It was a perfect evening, and I did not for one second miss the fact that we were next to to a Rib Joint!
I found Rob, the Owner that night to express my thanks at being so well taken care of.
We got out of there totally satisfied with 3 courses and our beers for about $50.00 before gratuity.
Considering that I would rank the whole evening up there with Providence's very best restaurants, that was a VERY affordable and well spent night out.
Folks, if you are a Veg, RUN don't walk to this fine establishment.
If your a Carnivore like me, fear not! I was completely satisfied, and in fact loved it.
5 Michelin Stars from me :-)
01/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We recently moved to Rhode Island from NY after a three year stay in Colorado, and were looking for a place with great choices for vegetarians (I'm one, my guy is not). We've tried Garden Grille once and can't wait to go back. Both of us agree, this place is fantastic. I had a cajun tempeh and my guy had a burrito, both of which were full of flavor and the tempeh was remarkably moist and cooked perfectly. This is the first place in ten years that I have found that has surpassed my favorite veg restaurant that no longer exists in NY (Santosha)...and trust me, that was a pretty high standard to reach! The beer selection was great too. They even had an old favorite from a local Denver brewery (no, NOT the one that advertises on TV).