Garden's Restaurant

Garden's Restaurant

Garden's Restaurant  locationBelt Junction, Texas

(14 Reviews)
Garden's Restaurant  Reviews

Garden's Restaurant Reviews

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by John Collins
5 04/07/2018 John Collins

Always a terrific choice for traditional and sometimes unusal meal choices. The staff couldn't be more friendly. I highly recommend for a relaxing time.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Ellen Cameron
2 16/05/2018 Ellen Cameron

Gardens Catering did catering for my wedding in April at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. I am really disappointed to be giving them 2 stars.

The food, service, and display were all outstanding. We had tea sandwiches, cheese, fruit, and drinks for 200 people. The food was delicious and the display was very nice. They were also kind enough to pack up some of the extra for my husband and I to take home.

However, we had a few major coordination issues with them.

First, they let me know a few days before the wedding that they would need 20 feet of table space. I didn't think I had that much space, so I asked if they could use less. They agreed. As they began setting up, they grabbed the table for the bar. The BRIT got new table for the bar. They grabbed that one too. We were incredible lucky that the BRIT had additional tables handy and was able to accommodate the space.

Secondly, there was an issue with the cups. I did not deal with this personally, so I can also say what I have heard from the parties that were involved. I forgot to pack the cups for the bar, which were furnished ourselves. My coordinator knew I had said I would pack cups, and was confused when she couldn't find them with the other bar accoutrements. She assumed that meant that the bar could use catering cups. The caterer said no. She went to look for some in the kitchen and saw some in a bag. The caterer told her that it was her bag. She offered to buy the cups for the bar and the caterer refused. My coordinator send one of our helpers to Target to get cups. When the wedding started, though, the cups had not yet arrived. I was told by my coordinator, bartender, and a few guests, that the caterer was very rude regarding this issue.

Thirdly, they ran out of sandwiches well before the end of the reception, which was extra surprising, considering we had over a dozen week-of cancellations and were under our forecasted headcount. It was an afternoon reception so no one starved but it was still surprising.

Finally, the BRIT has a very strict no-trash policy. Throwing away trash onsite would result in a $100 fee. In my initial communications with the Gardens, I checked that they would remove all trash. In my coordinator's email the Monday before the wedding, she reminded the Gardens about the trash policy. After the wedding, the Gardens removed only the catering trash and not the bar trash. When I inquired after the wedding about the issue, I was then informed that they would only remove trash related to their services and not the bar trash, since they had not furnished the bar. That would have been fine and I would have been able to make alternate arrangements for the bar trash had they informed me of that policy in advance.

These four coordination and communication issues were enough that I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending Gardens to anyone. The food was great, but the extra stress isn't worth it especially on a day that is already logistically challenging enough.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Barbara Ann Stidman
5 11/05/2018 Barbara Ann Stidman

Absolutely loved it and Elizabeth was the best! Food was excellent. I asked for so onions..they got me some and grilled them and also cut some red onions raw...that was so sweet of them! And then she took our picture..
Elizabeth is a real sweetheart!

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Chad Van Valkenburg
3 08/05/2018 Chad Van Valkenburg

Worth a visit if your at the botanical gardens. Wouldn't go out of my way though.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Jorge Cisneros
4 26/04/2018 Jorge Cisneros

The food was pretty good and fresh. We got the Mediterranean chicken wrap sandwich and it was good. The fries could have been better. We got the grilled cheese sandwhich for our son and that was not very high quality, but they were extremely busy the day we ate there.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by N K
1 02/04/2018 N K

A garden cafe restaurant with no cappuccino, I need to get out of Fort Worth. They also waited until after we ordered drinks to inform us that it was a $35 buffet only. So no thank you.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Cindy M
5 29/03/2018 Cindy M

We booked our daughter’s wedding reception at The Gardens Restaurant with Amy. Everything, and I truly mean everything, was perfect! Amy is so easy to work with....professional, knowledgeable, thorough and friendly. We enjoyed a complementary food tasting a week or so before the reception of the items we wanted to order. Thank you to the chef!!
The location, in and of itself, is gorgeous! The food was delicious and we received many compliments throughout the event. The bartender & staff were wonderful! They delivered on everything they promised to do! It was the perfect staff at a beautiful venue! Thank you to Amy and all of the employees at The Gardens Restaurant for helping make our daughter’s wedding day so memorable!

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Bruce Dennis
5 14/03/2018 Bruce Dennis

Perfect Sunday brunch and no better place for after dinner walk through botanic gardens.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Anne Nocher
5 28/02/2018 Anne Nocher

We recently had a large group luncheon at the Gardens and reserved a room. The murals were stunning, almost perfectly reflecting the Botanical Gardens themselves. The food was good, and portions were generous. Not sure whether the serving arrangements were better when they had a buffet or the current table service, but it obviously takes longer to be served than to be able to go to a buffet line. That would be the only thing to be aware of with a large group. Prices were reasonable, in line with most other restaurants but this setting tops the others. If you have a smaller group and nice weather you can sit outside on the deck!

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by gayle street
5 30/12/2017 gayle street

I love this place, the foods awesome, great service, great chefs, love the owners, an would recommend to others definitely! Awesome for parties!!!

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Donna J Boson
3 09/12/2017 Donna J Boson

We had our Christmas banquet there, most everything was pleasant and the staff was professional. My biggest concern was no one was watching our buffet line so our choices were limited. Watching the line is important to ensure Every one gets the same choices they paid for!!!!!

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Kismet Fyrechyld
3 22/08/2017 Kismet Fyrechyld

Went for lunch on Sunday. We weren't aware that the "all you can eat brunch" for $17.95 a person was the only option on a Sunday. The food was good, although a few things were worse for sitting on the buffet rather than being fresh. Rolls were rock hard and incredibly dry, and the scrambled eggs were dry and gummy on top and literally sitting in a puddle of liquid on bottom. My companion had the chicken and rice, and enjoyed both. The salad and fruit bar was excellent. I'll be back next time I'm in town to try it on another day of the week.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by John Parrish
5 29/07/2017 John Parrish

We enjoy eating a Saturday lunch or Sunday brunch here. It is located inside the Ft Worth botanical garden. In late Spring/early Winter, this place is amazing and it is comfortable to eat on the patio overlooking the gardens. The food itself is wonderful and worth every penny spent. We have been here over and over.

Review of Garden's Restaurant  by Cena Nico
5 31/05/2017 Cena Nico

The burger here was shockingly amazing. Cooked to perfection, juicy and the Patty was about a half pound! Parmesan fries were delicious as well. Service was great. Went expecting tourist food and received an excellent meal! I would definitely recommend!

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