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Chef T's Garden Grill

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1525 East Gary Road, Lakeland, FL
+1 863-687-4386
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a place for outstanding atmosphere and excellent service. We had calamari which was tasty and more than enough for two. I had a filet mignon which was perfectly cooked but not very tasty. This was the same for the beans. I don't need spice but I like taste. My husband had rack of lamb which was perfectly cooked... More 

Thank elle328
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Jazzy restaurant. This was the second time visiting this quaint hidden treasure for my husband and i. Service has always been top notch and the food has been deliciously delightful. We have found our favorite restaurant hands-down.

Thank Kimberly H
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place,I have eaten here often,Chef Terry cares about the food he turns out. I have never had a bad meal,and the lemon cake is to die for. Thank you Chef for being in Polk County.

Thank Tom R
Central Florida, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It has been a year since we last visited Chef-Ts Garden Grill, and I must say the experience was indeed a much more palatable serving. The service was quick and personal, and the fare was likewise quite enjoyable. For myself, the duck special was extremely delicate... mouthwatering even. For my wife, the lamb was equally attractive and as much savory.... More 

Thank SidlerGK
Lakeland, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We have frequented Chef T's since ints opening and it quickly became our favorite restaurant, hands down.Wonderful entrees, atmosphere and staff each and every time. Over the years we have enjoyed quiet dinners with friends, participated in the special wine pairings to completely filling the place celebrating high school graduations with relatives and friends. Our hats off to Terry and... More 

Thank Linda C
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137 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The four of us went there on the Memorial Day weekend. The restaurant was not busy at all. The dining room was very dark, too dark in my opinion and the rooms are small since the building is a former older residence. Service was attentive and prompt. We had one appetizer to share, the baked brie, and two salads. My... More 

1 Thank Ingrid P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I took our corporate executives there after an event we did in Lakeland. I couldn't have asked for anything better. This is one of those places where the moon and stars all align. Appetizers and entrees were delicious, beautiful, and well proportioned. We sat outside and enjoyed the garden. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. Frankly I was... More 

Thank Mark F
Tampa FL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Chef T's does a wonderful job bringing you recognized favorites in a beautiful setting. The wait staff was terrific and non intrusive. Our parties food was served at the same time and at the appropriate temperature. This interesting little property was lovingly restored and feels homey. It was nice to order food and receive what you expected . Delish!

Thank tampagrl
Lakeland, Florida
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136 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Great food at its best. Everything is done fresh. Expensive. Prices should be a little more competitive. great for special occasions. other than that its just to expensive for the average family.

Thank LakelandAdvisor1
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Chef T's restaurant. The setting was lovely, the dining space was quiet. You could actually carry on a conversation with your table mates. A big plus for us! And the food was outstanding. I would never call the food "average". I did feel it was a bit pricey however. A large wine list, but... More 

Thank Carol M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, French, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 East Gary Road, Lakeland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-4386

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?