About us

Art, Passion, and Vision

The Garden restaurant lounge is inspired on the flavors of Latin America. The kitchen team behind The Garden introduces savory flavors from different regions including dishes such as fried Oysters, Churrasco, Grilled Octopus and Ceviche. Moreover, our mixology combines the finest brands and spirits with natural flavors and textures with modern techniques such as dry fruit, edible flowers and smoke. Dining and celebrating all seamlessly merge into one unique experience.

The Garden provides a mixture of culinary and lifestyle experience. Dishes full of taste, distinctive cocktail creations and a dynamic trendy ambiance surrounded by wall art and modern colorful designs in every space. Our concept transforms dining into an elevated experience for guest to socialize and celebrate the night away.

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About us

Art, Passion, and Vision

The Garden restaurant lounge is inspired on the flavors of Latin America. The kitchen team behind The Garden introduces savory flavors from different regions including dishes such as fried Oysters, Churrasco, Grilled Octopus and Ceviche. Moreover, our mixology combines the finest brands and spirits with natural flavors and textures with modern techniques such as dry fruit, edible flowers and smoke. Dining and celebrating all seamlessly merge into one unique experience.

The Garden provides a mixture of culinary and lifestyle experience. Dishes full of taste, distinctive cocktail creations and a dynamic trendy ambiance surrounded by wall art and modern colorful designs in every space. Our concept transforms dining into an elevated experience for guest to socialize and celebrate the night away.

LOCATION

(908) 355-0220
331 Morris Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

HOURS

Monday to Friday: 4:00pm – 1:00am

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm – 1:00am

Our Staff

We work with a team of passionated people interested in giving you an extraordinary dining experience.

Corporate Chef (Bio)

Adrian Leon

Chef Adrian Leon creates traditional international dishes infused with the dynamic, sophisticated flavors he mastered in New York City’s finest restaurants. Born in Mexico City, Adrian acquired his passion for food while learning traditional Mexican cooking from his mother. This passion led him to pursue a culinary career and ultimately to Douglas Rodriguez’s Patria, innovator of Nuevo Latino cuisine. Adrian worked closely with Rodriguez for ten years, creating dishes, planning menus, and playing an instrumental role in the creation and establishment of Rodriguez’s Chicama Restaurant.

In addition to Patria and Chicama, Adrian has served as Chef De Cuisine of Rosa Mexicano – Lincoln Center, Chef of Zocalo, Executive Chef of Zona Rosa and Chef of Barrio, among others. Each restaurant provided Adrian with a new and unique platform from which to perfect his skills and grow his excellent reputation in the culinary world.

Most recently, Adrian has expanded his culinary repertoire at Tudor Steakhouse and China Grill, which featured his creativity using Chinese and Japanese flavors. During the previous four years, Adrian showcased his authentic Mexican and Latino cuisine as Chef / Owner of Agua Fresca in East Harlem, which was named one of the 10 best restaurants by the New York Times. Adrian has also displayed his culinary talent on the Food Network series Beat Bobby Flay.

Restaurant Consultant

Ivan Ruiz

Experienced national wine importer. Founder executive of Summit Wine and Food Festival. Education Certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers and the Sommelier Society of America.

Mixologist

David Proano

David began his career as a mixologist in 2014, designing a variety of cocktails for busy local restaurants in Manhattan. His empathy and desire for innovation allow him to create cocktail combinations, using a variety of flavor punches and exquisite liquors.