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The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar

148 Sheraton Dr, New Cumberland, PA 17070-2440
+1 717-774-5435
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“short ribs” (12 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (8 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
148 Sheraton Dr, New Cumberland, PA 17070-2440
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is from the "Tell me it ain't so" files. Although several people have recommended The Garlic Poet to me as a nice place to eat good food, I only had a chance to visit on November 29. That week I also found out that...More

1  Thank diva1us
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The staff here are wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable of their menu and bar items. They have a rotating beer menu of many local brews on tap. Love the atmosphere.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Have tried this place a few times, and it's always a disappointment. Besides being overpriced, the food is overwrought and overthought. It's just a mess, honestly.

1  Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place. It's a great place to have a nice dinner. The lamb kebabs were top notch. Keep up the great food!

Thank mortwest
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Surprisingly sophisticated cooking for a restaurant in a motor inn of an interstate. The fresh burrata was a standout as were the short ribs and the trout. While we have many similar choices in South Florida, we were surprised and pleased to find the restaurant...More

Thank TouringLawyer
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Had a business dinner here, amazed how innovative this place is. Well stocked bar with lots of interesting beverage choices, craft beer is well represented. Bartenders know the products well. Had dinner at the bar, service was excellent. Menu is full of interesting American dishes...More

Thank G6021SImarkb
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Hard to know how they can keep this so affordable, given the quality of the local ingredients, substantial portions and imaginative fare. Lettuce wraps with chicken and the calamari were unlike anything we've had before. They seem to emphasize house-fermented kimchi and surprisingly effective contrasts...More

1  Thank DrakeBaer
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We wound up eating at this restaurant the first night because it was convenient - we had rooms at the hotel in which it is located. What a pleasant surprise! Every 2 days the chef changes the specials and the specials are sometimes unusual, but...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Restaurant is not part of the hotel but is just inside the hotel door. You park in the lot and ignore the first door you come to which is a bar. Ambiance is great, surfaces and colors catch your eye but blend in. We found...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Simply stated “been there, done that; it would take a 20 mule team to drag me back there”! Our party of four entered the restaurant through the lobby of the hotel. We were immediately greeted with a smell of disinfectant- Not Good! One of our...More

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TheGarlicPoet, General Manager at The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hello, I am very sorry for your experience that you had while dining in the restaurant this past Saturday. Thank you for your feedback and we are working hard to correct some things. I am very sorry that you felt your experience lacking. We change...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Sheraton Dr, New Cumberland, PA 17070-2440 (Formerly Garlic Poet)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  New Cumberland
  • Phone Number: +1 717-774-5435
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