The Stinking Rose

★★★★★
"Best Italian ""garlic"" Restaurant in Beverly Hills"
  • 55 N La Cienega Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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  • 310-652-7673

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Mmmmmm, good food. The only disappointing this, as a lover of garlic, is that they start you off with the strongest possible garlic, fresh crushed as a spread for the appetizer bread, so that the rest of the meal is mild in comparison.

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Mmmmmm, good food. The only disappointing this, as a lover of garlic, is that they start you off with the strongest possible garlic, fresh crushed as a spread for the appetizer bread, so that the rest of the meal is mild in comparison.

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Very nice ambient and a quiet environment. We, party of 4, order a large tureen of Zuppa di Pesce (which could've fed 10), prime rib, baby back ribs, caesar salad, and calamari. As any garlic lover will tell you, the smell certainly

3
★★★★★

Very nice ambient and a quiet environment. We, party of 4, order a large tureen of Zuppa di Pesce (which could've fed 10), prime rib, baby back ribs, caesar salad, and calamari. As any garlic lover will tell you, the smell certainly

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Came here for my friends Birthday and the food a service was great! It is expensive but do keep in mind it's Beverly hills but the portions are a good size and very tasty!

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★★★★★

Came here for my friends Birthday and the food a service was great! It is expensive but do keep in mind it's Beverly hills but the portions are a good size and very tasty!

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My first time at the Stinking Rose was in San Francisco, if you love garlic this is the place for you. Over the weekend I we made it to the location in Beverly Hills, I had the Silence of the Lamb and my brother had the Arugula Pesto

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My first time at the Stinking Rose was in San Francisco, if you love garlic this is the place for you. Over the weekend I we made it to the location in Beverly Hills, I had the Silence of the Lamb and my brother had the Arugula Pesto

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It seems strange to be totally into garlic but the food all works!

3
★★★★★

It seems strange to be totally into garlic but the food all works!

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First visit 10 years ago. Fabulous then - fabulous now! Well worth the trip. Great food. Very good service!

3
★★★★★

First visit 10 years ago. Fabulous then - fabulous now! Well worth the trip. Great food. Very good service!

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The food that I was served was so good that it took all of my will not to lick my plate in front of my date

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★★★★★

The food that I was served was so good that it took all of my will not to lick my plate in front of my date

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having enjoyed other fine food at other locations near The Stinking Rose...Thought I would give them a try..what a mistake...they need to look up the word service and try it some time..you might get return customers. But I feel service

3
★★★★★

having enjoyed other fine food at other locations near The Stinking Rose...Thought I would give them a try..what a mistake...they need to look up the word service and try it some time..you might get return customers. But I feel service

Pros: none really

Cons: service ?

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If you love garlic this is the place! Can't go wrong with anything on their menu. I've tried most everything and it's always good.
Checkout Dracula's Grotto for private parties, really cool themed room & definitely order the Bagna Calda.

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★★★★★

If you love garlic this is the place! Can't go wrong with anything on their menu. I've tried most everything and it's always good.
Checkout Dracula's Grotto for private parties, really cool themed room & definitely order the Bagna Calda.

Pros: GARLIC

Cons: GARLIC

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The vegetarian lasagna is perhaps the most wonderful thing to have ever been created....but ive heard that response about other meals too...in fact, I think everyone ive ever taken to this restaurant has enjoyed every single bite.

3
★★★★★

The vegetarian lasagna is perhaps the most wonderful thing to have ever been created....but ive heard that response about other meals too...in fact, I think everyone ive ever taken to this restaurant has enjoyed every single bite.

Pros: Damn good food

Cons: Sometimes overbooked

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If you love garlic, then you'll love the stinking rose. They have their garlic mixture on the table to have with bread and I think our group of 4 ate it all! Everything was so good, but be warned, don't even think about going to a bar or

3
★★★★★

If you love garlic, then you'll love the stinking rose. They have their garlic mixture on the table to have with bread and I think our group of 4 ate it all! Everything was so good, but be warned, don't even think about going to a bar or

Pros: Garlic, garlic, garlic

Cons: Can't go out afterwards

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A group of us went for my husbands birthday and we had to ask for a second bottle of wine. The server did not follow-up after the food was delivered, and he never told us that we could not make separate checks.

3
★★★★★

A group of us went for my husbands birthday and we had to ask for a second bottle of wine. The server did not follow-up after the food was delivered, and he never told us that we could not make separate checks.

Pros: Yummy bread, bread dip, meat, veggies

Cons: Service

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My wife and son loved their slab-o-prime rib. My 40 clove chicken was better then great. This is our third trip, 60 miles to Beverly Hills, just for the Stinking Rose and we'll do it again and we will take friends.\r
Since we have all

3
★★★★★

My wife and son loved their slab-o-prime rib. My 40 clove chicken was better then great. This is our third trip, 60 miles to Beverly Hills, just for the Stinking Rose and we'll do it again and we will take friends.\r
Since we have all

Pros: Eclectic, quiet, felt like home

Cons: To far from home!!

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Business lunch. 2 lasagna, 1 meatloaf, 1 halibut. Others at the table seemed to enjoy their food. Halibut was INEDIBLE. Couldn't cut it with a fork and had to saw it with a knife. Huh? Waiter never asked how the food was, nor did he

3
★★★★★

Business lunch. 2 lasagna, 1 meatloaf, 1 halibut. Others at the table seemed to enjoy their food. Halibut was INEDIBLE. Couldn't cut it with a fork and had to saw it with a knife. Huh? Waiter never asked how the food was, nor did he

Cons: Inedible food

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The stinking rose was awesome!! The atmosphere is wonderful, service is great and the food is yummy and full of garlic!! As you would assume, if you are a garlic fan you will LOVE the stinking rose. Prices are a little up there but you get

3
★★★★★

The stinking rose was awesome!! The atmosphere is wonderful, service is great and the food is yummy and full of garlic!! As you would assume, if you are a garlic fan you will LOVE the stinking rose. Prices are a little up there but you get

Pros: Everything!

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The valet service was a bit annoying and I'm not sure they all know how to drive. There is a $4.50 valet service charge which I find ridiculous since we're eating at the restaurant, but I guess that's just the way it is. We were

3
★★★★★

The valet service was a bit annoying and I'm not sure they all know how to drive. There is a $4.50 valet service charge which I find ridiculous since we're eating at the restaurant, but I guess that's just the way it is. We were

Pros: Quick seating, semi-private dining, no waiting for food

Cons: Service was lousy, valet drivers

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Went here on a date with my girl. (As it appeared 75% of the other patrons did on this Friday night... lots of couples.) Anywayz, the garlic bread to start off with was good, and the menu was ok (a little short with few options for me)

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Went here on a date with my girl. (As it appeared 75% of the other patrons did on this Friday night... lots of couples.) Anywayz, the garlic bread to start off with was good, and the menu was ok (a little short with few options for me)

Pros: Quick Service, Good Food, Very Romantic

Cons: Service is "too quick," not enough garlic throughout

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My fiancee and I missed our reservation at the Ivy... I've heard great things about " the Stinking Rose" so decided to go for lunch. The service was good - the complimentary bread was very tasty, Garlic fries were so yummy - My

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My fiancee and I missed our reservation at the Ivy... I've heard great things about " the Stinking Rose" so decided to go for lunch. The service was good - the complimentary bread was very tasty, Garlic fries were so yummy - My

Pros: great fries, delicious food, good service, lunch time not crowded, great ambience

Cons: no con's when I went

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Watch out for the crab cakes, or should I say the salt cakes; although I think I did detect a hint of a crab meat taste from the mess of crab meat loosely held together with what I can only hope was some kind of breading. We started with

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★★★★★

Watch out for the crab cakes, or should I say the salt cakes; although I think I did detect a hint of a crab meat taste from the mess of crab meat loosely held together with what I can only hope was some kind of breading. We started with

Cons: Everything else.

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If you love garlic, which I do, this is a good place. But The food it toooo salty!, I had the Zuppa Di Pesce - fish soup and felt the salt was to hide the fishy fish. The worst part was the service, they were fine to get to the table,

3
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If you love garlic, which I do, this is a good place. But The food it toooo salty!, I had the Zuppa Di Pesce - fish soup and felt the salt was to hide the fishy fish. The worst part was the service, they were fine to get to the table,

Cons: Valet Parking, salty food, expensive prices,

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I went here for Valentines Day because my friend had raved about this restaurant. The atmosphere was fine and the aroma was great. I really enjoy the garlic aroma. We started off with the garlic fries and they were very yummy! As an

3
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I went here for Valentines Day because my friend had raved about this restaurant. The atmosphere was fine and the aroma was great. I really enjoy the garlic aroma. We started off with the garlic fries and they were very yummy! As an

Pros: French Fries

Cons: Food was too salty

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Every dish on the menu includes garlic so you have to be a garlic lover when going to this restaurant! Make sure you at least try the garlic ice cream before leaving just to say that you did... it's comparable to vanilla ice cream except for the after taste! This is definitely not a first date place as you will be able to scare the vampires off after feasting on any meal here but the food is worth it and the atmosphere very old Hollywood. Enjoy!

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Every dish on the menu includes garlic so you have to be a garlic lover when going to this restaurant! Make sure you at least try the garlic ice cream before leaving just to say that you did... it's comparable to vanilla ice cream except for the after taste! This is definitely not a first date place as you will be able to scare the vampires off after feasting on any meal here but the food is worth it and the atmosphere very old Hollywood. Enjoy!

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Excellent seafood dishes, the garlic is very tasty and brings out the flavor of their dishes.\r
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Unlike other Beverly Hills restaurants, the stinking rose has friendly staff and environment is very comfortable for dining in large groups

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Excellent seafood dishes, the garlic is very tasty and brings out the flavor of their dishes.\r
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Unlike other Beverly Hills restaurants, the stinking rose has friendly staff and environment is very comfortable for dining in large groups

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Went there a few years ago with my husband and we never went back. Food was only fair. Decor looked like a drunken designer was trying for a tacky Holloween. For what it costs at this restaurant, we much prefer Dan Tana's, Morton's, The Palm, the Little Door, and others.

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Went there a few years ago with my husband and we never went back. Food was only fair. Decor looked like a drunken designer was trying for a tacky Holloween. For what it costs at this restaurant, we much prefer Dan Tana's, Morton's, The Palm, the Little Door, and others.

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My girlfriend wanted to try this place, so we went there after a long drive. Food really was not very good. Overpriced and not very tasty. The meat seemed like it was old. Sauces were heavy and salty. Would have been OK for half the

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My girlfriend wanted to try this place, so we went there after a long drive. Food really was not very good. Overpriced and not very tasty. The meat seemed like it was old. Sauces were heavy and salty. Would have been OK for half the

Cons: Valet parking, food

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My boyfriend took me here for my birthday - I already knew we were going to dine here beforehand. I came into the restaurant with certain expectations because of all the rant this restaurant gets for the "garlic-ness." The service wasn't

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★★★★★

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday - I already knew we were going to dine here beforehand. I came into the restaurant with certain expectations because of all the rant this restaurant gets for the "garlic-ness." The service wasn't

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I went for dinner at the Beverly Hills location and got my car valet. The food was decent, expected more though. \r
The next day I was driving my car, and noticed the front fender was scraped and starting to fall off. I told the valet

3
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I went for dinner at the Beverly Hills location and got my car valet. The food was decent, expected more though. \r
The next day I was driving my car, and noticed the front fender was scraped and starting to fall off. I told the valet

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My brother decided to have his 21st birthday dinner at the Stinking Rose after hearing about it from friends and watching a special on the Food Network about it. I had never heard of it so came to the internet to see what people were

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My brother decided to have his 21st birthday dinner at the Stinking Rose after hearing about it from friends and watching a special on the Food Network about it. I had never heard of it so came to the internet to see what people were

Pros: Great atmosphere, food and staff

Cons: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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I heard so much about this restaurant and I am a lover of garlic as are my parents, so for their 28th anniversary I thought I'd take them somewhere nice. Bad idea... Sunday evening very hot outside and the a/c is not working!!!! ok not

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I heard so much about this restaurant and I am a lover of garlic as are my parents, so for their 28th anniversary I thought I'd take them somewhere nice. Bad idea... Sunday evening very hot outside and the a/c is not working!!!! ok not

Pros: they managed to keep my reservations, bravo!

Cons: not enough garlic in food, terrible service, lame drinks, way over priced $$$$$$$$$$$

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The four of us (all different ages & tastes)decided after reading the reviews that this place sounded like a fun & unique place w/good food.All started off well,great waitress.We started w/ the roasted garlic in oil.Much to our suprise it

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The four of us (all different ages & tastes)decided after reading the reviews that this place sounded like a fun & unique place w/good food.All started off well,great waitress.We started w/ the roasted garlic in oil.Much to our suprise it

Pros: the name

Cons: bad quality,cold ,overcooked , food

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If you are fan of garlic, you have go to this place called "stinking roses". I love their garlic fries, crabs and shrimps, fried fish, and garlic breaded asparagus. The best to place to go to celebrate your birthday and family occasions.

3
★★★★★

If you are fan of garlic, you have go to this place called "stinking roses". I love their garlic fries, crabs and shrimps, fried fish, and garlic breaded asparagus. The best to place to go to celebrate your birthday and family occasions.

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If you do not like garlic, this is definitely not the restaurant for you. Everything is garlic here. A friend said that this is a restaurant that I have to try, and after eating here I have to agree. Something to know, the restaurant

3
★★★★★

If you do not like garlic, this is definitely not the restaurant for you. Everything is garlic here. A friend said that this is a restaurant that I have to try, and after eating here I have to agree. Something to know, the restaurant

Pros: Great food and plenty of garlic

Cons: Smelling like garlic when you leave

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This place is a lot of hype. I love garlic as much as the next person, but just because you put garlic in the food does not make it good. My bestfriend hated her garlic chicken. Her husband thought his steak was just okay. I thought my

3
★★★★★

This place is a lot of hype. I love garlic as much as the next person, but just because you put garlic in the food does not make it good. My bestfriend hated her garlic chicken. Her husband thought his steak was just okay. I thought my

Pros: location and service, that is it

Cons: the food is not good or average at best

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When I went here I only tried the Lasagna (because I was feeling kind of basic). This was a mistake because their more creative stuff was amazing (I'm not saying mine wasn't good but I really want to go back and actually eat the other

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★★★★★

When I went here I only tried the Lasagna (because I was feeling kind of basic). This was a mistake because their more creative stuff was amazing (I'm not saying mine wasn't good but I really want to go back and actually eat the other

Pros: Valet parking, good interesting food

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Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in town, just to make sure try to make a reservation, the service is good and the food is always excellent and consistent. \r
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We highly recommend the clams and if you are a steak lover like me,

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Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in town, just to make sure try to make a reservation, the service is good and the food is always excellent and consistent. \r
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We highly recommend the clams and if you are a steak lover like me,

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I WAS SURPRISED AT THE LAYOUT OF THE TABLES, I FELT AS IF I WAS SITTING IN A TENT. THE TABLE WAS TOO SMALL AND KIND OF UNCOMFORTABLE. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AS EXPECTED BUT THE DESSERTS WERE OVERPRICED FOR TASTING LIKE REGULAR VANILLA SOFT

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★★★★★

I WAS SURPRISED AT THE LAYOUT OF THE TABLES, I FELT AS IF I WAS SITTING IN A TENT. THE TABLE WAS TOO SMALL AND KIND OF UNCOMFORTABLE. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AS EXPECTED BUT THE DESSERTS WERE OVERPRICED FOR TASTING LIKE REGULAR VANILLA SOFT

Pros: FOOD, COZY AMBIENCE

Cons: VERY VERY SLOW VALET SERVICE

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I went here in a group of 5. We had reservations, but had to wait a while - however, it was Valentine's Day. I won't knock Da Rose for the wait. Plus, I think we were late. hehe, The food was pretty good. I wouldn't say it was outstanding,

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I went here in a group of 5. We had reservations, but had to wait a while - however, it was Valentine's Day. I won't knock Da Rose for the wait. Plus, I think we were late. hehe, The food was pretty good. I wouldn't say it was outstanding,

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I love garlic in pretty much everything so my boyfriend decided to take me to this restaurant on my birthday. THe atmosphere is really ornate with frames covering every inch of the wall and little private tents for dining couples. I

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★★★★★

I love garlic in pretty much everything so my boyfriend decided to take me to this restaurant on my birthday. THe atmosphere is really ornate with frames covering every inch of the wall and little private tents for dining couples. I

Pros: great tasting food, garlic spread, ambience

Cons: pricey, stinky!

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Always wanted to go, so I went with one of my girlfriends one night. We had reservations, so there was no wait. The food was good, and the setting was awesome, however our server sucked pond water. She was so bad and slow. In fact, we

3
★★★★★

Always wanted to go, so I went with one of my girlfriends one night. We had reservations, so there was no wait. The food was good, and the setting was awesome, however our server sucked pond water. She was so bad and slow. In fact, we

Pros: If you make it out there, check out Dracula's Grotto

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If you love garlic, you must go to stinking roses. I love their garlic fries, crabs and shrimps. Even though there are many decent restaurants on la cienega, we've always decided to go to stinking rose instead.

3
★★★★★

If you love garlic, you must go to stinking roses. I love their garlic fries, crabs and shrimps. Even though there are many decent restaurants on la cienega, we've always decided to go to stinking rose instead.

Pros: food

Cons: services could have been better

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If you like your food with lots of garlic then you should definitely check this place out. I've only been to this restaurant once but had a good time. The price is fair especially for the area. I'd definitely recommend this place.

3
★★★★★

If you like your food with lots of garlic then you should definitely check this place out. I've only been to this restaurant once but had a good time. The price is fair especially for the area. I'd definitely recommend this place.

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Good food, and the service was friendly once the waiters finally arrived. It was Christmas and only a few tables were occupied in the restaurant, so there was no excuse. The hostess had a lousy attitude, though--no welcome, no goodbye,

3
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Good food, and the service was friendly once the waiters finally arrived. It was Christmas and only a few tables were occupied in the restaurant, so there was no excuse. The hostess had a lousy attitude, though--no welcome, no goodbye,

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maybe we had high expectations, but even with the spreadable garlic on the really good bread and the very smooth pineapple mojito, i still think the whole thing was overrated. my filet was a bit on the small side, but it was cooked exactly

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★★★★★

maybe we had high expectations, but even with the spreadable garlic on the really good bread and the very smooth pineapple mojito, i still think the whole thing was overrated. my filet was a bit on the small side, but it was cooked exactly

Pros: mojitos, french fries

Cons: ambience.

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My boyfriend surprised me with reservations for Valentine's Day by having us experience this garlic treat. My goodness, I have to say I can't wait to go back. Excellent romantic theme. The dishes are big enough for two: We shared the Bagna Calda, Zuppa di Pesce, Forty Clove Garlic Chicken, and topped it off with a pleasant white wine, Pinot Grigio Folonari, including, dessert & after-dinner drinks came out to $130...Not bad. Our waiter gave us full attention and explained the menu thoroughly. The atmosphere makes you feel like a star with the waiting area covered with pictures of celebs up and down the walls. I understand they also have a location in SF - next spot! I'd recommend making reservations beforehand because when we were there people without reservations waited 2hrs to be seated! Unless it was only because of Valentine's Day? Either way be safe & reserve.

PROS: Unique experience, Romantic feel, Superb customer service
CONS: Quite a distance, Valet parking only

5
★★★★★

My boyfriend surprised me with reservations for Valentine's Day by having us experience this garlic treat. My goodness, I have to say I can't wait to go back. Excellent romantic theme. The dishes are big enough for two: We shared the Bagna Calda, Zuppa di Pesce, Forty Clove Garlic Chicken, and topped it off with a pleasant white wine, Pinot Grigio Folonari, including, dessert & after-dinner drinks came out to $130...Not bad. Our waiter gave us full attention and explained the menu thoroughly. The atmosphere makes you feel like a star with the waiting area covered with pictures of celebs up and down the walls. I understand they also have a location in SF - next spot! I'd recommend making reservations beforehand because when we were there people without reservations waited 2hrs to be seated! Unless it was only because of Valentine's Day? Either way be safe & reserve.

PROS: Unique experience, Romantic feel, Superb customer service
CONS: Quite a distance, Valet parking only

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This restaurant is unlike anyother when it comes to decor. Somewhat campy but all original. The food is ranges from awesome to good. I strongly recommend the prime rib and the filet mignon. The bread is great too. Stay away from the rabbit. Regardless of what you eat, it definitely is event dining. I also recommend the mojito's and apple martini's.

PROS: everything has garlic
CONS: everything has garlic

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This restaurant is unlike anyother when it comes to decor. Somewhat campy but all original. The food is ranges from awesome to good. I strongly recommend the prime rib and the filet mignon. The bread is great too. Stay away from the rabbit. Regardless of what you eat, it definitely is event dining. I also recommend the mojito's and apple martini's.

PROS: everything has garlic
CONS: everything has garlic

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I've had a few dinners at the Stinking Rose. The atmopshere is over-the-top-stuff-everywhere. The food is (surprise surprise) garlic themed. It's probably worth a visit for the novelty value, but there are better restaurants to be had.

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I've had a few dinners at the Stinking Rose. The atmopshere is over-the-top-stuff-everywhere. The food is (surprise surprise) garlic themed. It's probably worth a visit for the novelty value, but there are better restaurants to be had.

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One of my favorite places to eat when I'm in the Los Angeles area. Great Italian food with tons of garlic perfect for those lovers of garlic. The one in San Francisco is also a treat and in a perfect location.

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One of my favorite places to eat when I'm in the Los Angeles area. Great Italian food with tons of garlic perfect for those lovers of garlic. The one in San Francisco is also a treat and in a perfect location.

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Excellent food! I ordered the prime rib, and it was worth the $20. It came with heavenly mashed potatoes. Another recommendation I have is their gnochi. They're tender potatoe dumplings in a rich gravy. I'm going to be stuffed for awhile. I don't like how you have to valet park though.

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Excellent food! I ordered the prime rib, and it was worth the $20. It came with heavenly mashed potatoes. Another recommendation I have is their gnochi. They're tender potatoe dumplings in a rich gravy. I'm going to be stuffed for awhile. I don't like how you have to valet park though.

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If you LOVE Garlic then this is definitely the place to dine. It is great for big groups too. There is also one in San Francisco in the North Beach area that is just as enticing.

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If you LOVE Garlic then this is definitely the place to dine. It is great for big groups too. There is also one in San Francisco in the North Beach area that is just as enticing.

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Classy place to have a meal for the garlic lover in all of us. Try their garlic ice cream, a rare treat.

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Classy place to have a meal for the garlic lover in all of us. Try their garlic ice cream, a rare treat.

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This kitschy Italianate restaurant import from San Francisco has managed to turn garlic into a theme, and is popular with tourists, kids and rowdy private parties. Our biggest complaint with The Stinking Rose is the feeling of being rushed…

 

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