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New American Italian The Garden offers a modern & eclectic cuisine with a distinct Tuscan influence. We are quickly becoming the hot spot for a unique dining experience, providing an ambience that is unmatched in the area. The interior is graceful and dramatic, evoking a rustic and cozy feel. With his exceptional standards and formal training, Executive Chef Justin Richardson set out to create a contemporary dining experience grounded in Italian roots.
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Homegrown Traditions
Peter Glaz July 7, 2016 "Unlikely Food Find in New Berlin" "I enter The Garden through an attractive outdoor seating area bounded by immense quarry stones that look like they could have been salvaged from the Great Pyramid of Giza. The tastefully appointed dining room features a central bar and a brick pizza oven. Things are looking more promising. I have visited the Garden several times over the past few weeks and have had very positive experiences. Chef Justin’s dishes have been well crafted and attractively presented.
"The Garden's Sister Restaurant"
Jackson Roman December 19, 2017 Vele Brings Modern Coastal Italian to Springfield, IL Some restaurants are the product of years of careful, meticulous planning. For others, like Vele, whose modern Italian fare has downtown Springfield, Illinois, buzzing, things simply come together at the perfect moment. The product of a partnership between entrepreneur Dan Sperry, his wife and marketing manager, Nichole, and executive chef Justin Richardson, Vele opened softly in early November and held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6.
 Meet Our Chefs The Press Chef Lucas Chef Richardson Chef Pierre
Chef Richardson got his start in a small town at his parents hometown pizza eatery. Justin enrolled in the renown Italian Culinary Institute in Denver and embraced his new career with passion. Upon graduation he returned home and opened the Garden with it being a huge success, came Vele the hottest restaurant in Springfield IL.
Jim Bremhorst October 12, 2017 "Blown away with the caliber of cuisine. Highly creative menu. Flavor like nothing else seen in central Illinois. Don't let them fool you with the small plate title. Healthy portions for all. Loved it. Worth the drive." All Facebook Reviews
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Lindsay P. December 17, 2017
"Food was amazing and service was outstanding, especially because they were super busy!!!! I had the carbonara and it was the best I had ever had. My husband had scallops and said they were good. The appetizers were great!!! We will definitely be eating here again!!" All Yelp Reviews
Scul2137ptor October 12, 2017 "The rave reviews we heard were certainly justified. This was one of the best dinner we have had - anywhere! The warm brie and roasted garlic was served on a large wooden platter with a side of fig jam, fresh crustiness and apple slices. The PEI mussels were served in a white wine, fennel and tomato burro and the goat cheese croquettes were served with maple dates, cherry balsamic and pine nuts. All were beautifully plated and in generous portions." All Trip Adviser Reviews
Our Reviews
New Berlin, Illinois is just west of the capital Springfield, and is home to the Garden. We are located in the back of the local favorite "Capone's Hideout." With grass-root beginnings, we offer our hungry customers a meal like no other in the midwest.
  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL MENU
    Wood Fired Pizza
    Rusty GoatPesto, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Carmelized Red Onion & Argula

    16

    Bang Bang Our Bang Bang Sauce with Shrimp, Spinach,Onion, Bacon & Mixed Cheeses

    16

    Italian Pepperoni, Sausage, Filzette Salami, Red Bell Pepper, Fresh & Shredded Mozzarella

    14

    Margherita Fresh Basil & Tomato, Crushed Red Pepper with Fresh and shredded mozzarella

    10

    The Butcher Canadian Bacon, Salami, Panceta, Italian Sausage, Capicola & Pepperoni topped with Spicy Giardinera

    16

    Steak Diablo Diablo sauce, grilled filet mignono, grilled red onions, mushrooms, mozzarella, crema bleu

    15

    Piccoli Morsi
    Piccoli Morsi & Piatti are small morsels or bites and small plates. All are designed to be SHARED. They are not timed to be appetizers & entrees. They are "as is" and served when they get done, not together with the formal dinner. So sit back, relax, and remember what you learned in kindergarten...SHARE.
    Goat Cheese Croquettes4 Goat cheese croquettes with roasted candy beets, maple walnuts, basil mint pesto, cherry balsamic

    10

    Crispy Eggplant FriesFlash fried eggplant slices served with jalapeño ranch

    8

    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp4 Large shrimp, stuffed with jalapeño & wrapped in bacon with a maple balsamic glaze & lime ailoi

    15

    Chicken SataySkewered lemon-herb marinated grilled chicken with a tzatziki cucumber salad & gremolata Tuscano

    8

    Grilled ArtichokeGrilled artichoke with a lemon, garlic, tarragon ailoi

    8

    Brussel SproutsMaple cider vinaigrette, caramelized onions, lardons, julienned, apple & roasted pine nuts

    9

    Mussels Steamed fresh PEI mussels in a white wine bruno with Italian sausage, fennel & tomato

    9

    Warm Brie & Roasted Garlic With a side of fig jam, fresh crustinis, and apple slices

    11

    Piccoli Piatti
    Tortellini Carbonara5 cheese tortellini tossed in a roasted garlic cream sauce, with lardons, spring peas topped with a farm fresh eggs yolk

    23

    Braised Short Rib PappardelleRed wine & Balsamic braised short ribs served with pappardelle pasta & parmesan.

    20

    SwordfishCitrus marinated grilled swordfish steak (8oz.) over yellow Spanish rice with asparagus & a lemon-caper butter

    27

    King Crab & Seafood MedleyFresh bay scallops, shrimp & alaskan king crab, calabria Cherry Tomato paste, squid ink tagiatelle pasta tossed in a shellfish veloute

    25

    P. E. I. ScallopsSeared Scallops, Smoked Pancetta Crema, Gremolata, Pistachio Crumble & Crispy Baby Potatoes

    26

    This Menu is subject to change
    Sausage & Shrimp Bucatini Italian sausage & shrimp with bucatini pasta in creamy basil pesto sauce

    18

    BisteccaFilet, cooked Chef's way with beef bordelaise, garlic mashed potatoes & a horseradish steak sugo

    32

    Lamb Lollipops4 Marinated & grilled lamb chops with fingerling potatoes, a mushroom bordelaise & a red wine-cherry gastrique

    31

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New American Italian The Garden offers a modern & eclectic cuisine with a distinct Tuscan influence. We are quickly becoming the hot spot for a unique dining experience, providing an ambience that is unmatched in the area. The interior is graceful and dramatic, evoking a rustic and cozy feel. With his exceptional standards and formal training, Executive Chef Justin Richardson set out to create a contemporary dining experience grounded in Italian roots.
Homegrown Traditions
The Press "The Garden's Sister Restaurant"
Peter Glaz Jackson Roman
July 7, 2016 December 19, 2017
"Unlikely Food Find in New Berlin" Vele Brings Modern Coastal Italian to Springfield, IL
"I enter The Garden through an attractive outdoor seating area bounded by immense quarry stones that look like they could have been salvaged from the Great Pyramid of Giza. The tastefully appointed dining room features a central bar and a brick pizza oven. Things are looking more promising. I have visited the Garden several times over the past few weeks and have had very positive experiences. Chef Justin’s dishes have been well crafted and attractively presented. Some restaurants are the product of years of careful, meticulous planning. For others, like Vele, whose modern Italian fare has downtown Springfield, Illinois, buzzing, things simply come together at the perfect moment. The product of a partnership between entrepreneur Dan Sperry, his wife and marketing manager, Nichole, and executive chef Justin Richardson, Vele opened softly in early November and held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6.
 Meet Our Chefs Chef Lucas Chef Richardson Chef Pierre
Chef Richardson got his start in a small town at his parents hometown pizza eatery. Justin enrolled in the renown Italian Culinary Institute in Denver and embraced his new career with passion. Upon graduation he returned home and opened the Garden with it being a huge success, came Vele the hottest restaurant in Springfield IL.
Jim Bremhorst October 12, 2017 "Blown away with the caliber of cuisine. Highly creative menu. Flavor like nothing else seen in central Illinois. Don't let them fool you with the small plate title. Healthy portions for all. Loved it. Worth the drive."
Lindsay P. December 17, 2017
"Food was amazing and service was outstanding, especially because they were super busy!!!! I had the carbonara and it was the best I had ever had. My husband had scallops and said they were good. The appetizers were great!!! We will definitely be eating here again!!"
Scul2137ptor October 12, 2017 "The rave reviews we heard were certainly justified. This was one of the best dinner we have had - anywhere! The warm brie and roasted garlic was served on a large wooden platter with a side of fig jam, fresh crustiness and apple slices. The PEI mussels were served in a white wine, fennel and tomato burro and the goat cheese croquettes were served with maple dates, cherry balsamic and pine nuts. All were beautifully plated and in generous portions."
Our Reviews
New Berlin, Illinois is just west of the capital Springfield, and is home to the Garden. We are located in the back of the local favorite "Capone's Hideout." With grass-root beginnings, we offer our hungry customers a meal like no other in the midwest.
  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL MENU
    Wood Fired Pizza
    Rusty GoatPesto, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Carmelized Red Onion & Argula
    Bang Bang Our Bang Bang Sauce with Shrimp, Spinach,Onion, Bacon & Mixed Cheeses
    Italian Pepperoni, Sausage, Filzette Salami, Red Bell Pepper, Fresh & Shredded Mozzarella
    Margherita Fresh Basil & Tomato, Crushed Red Pepper with Fresh and shredded mozzarella
    The Butcher Canadian Bacon, Salami, Panceta, Italian Sausage, Capicola & Pepperoni topped with Spicy Giardinera
    Steak Diablo Diablo sauce, grilled filet mignono, grilled red onions, mushrooms, mozzarella, crema bleu
    Piccoli Morsi
    Piccoli Morsi & Piatti are small morsels or bites and small plates. All are designed to be SHARED. They are not timed to be appetizers & entrees. They are "as is" and served when they get done, not together with the formal dinner. So sit back, relax, and remember what you learned in kindergarten...SHARE.
    Goat Cheese Croquettes4 Goat cheese croquettes with roasted candy beets, maple walnuts, basil mint pesto, cherry balsamic
    Crispy Eggplant FriesFlash fried eggplant slices served with jalapeño ranch
    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp4 Large shrimp, stuffed with jalapeño & wrapped in bacon with a maple balsamic glaze & lime ailoi
    Chicken Satay
    Skewered lemon-herb marinated grilled chicken with a tzatziki cucumber salad & gremolata Tuscano
    Grilled ArtichokeGrilled artichoke with a lemon, garlic, tarragon ailoi
    Brussel Sprouts
    Maple cider vinaigrette, caramelized onions, lardons, julienned, apple & roasted pine nuts
    Mussels Steamed fresh PEI mussels in a white wine bruno with Italian sausage, fennel & tomato
    Warm Brie & Roasted Garlic With a side of fig jam, fresh crustinis, and apple slices
    Piccoli Piatti
    Tortellini Carbonara5 cheese tortellini tossed in a roasted garlic cream sauce, with lardons, spring peas topped with a farm fresh eggs yolk
    Braised Short Rib Pappardelle
    Red wine & Balsamic braised short ribs served with pappardelle pasta & parmesan.
    SwordfishCitrus marinated grilled swordfish steak (8oz.) over yellow Spanish rice with asparagus & a lemon-caper butter
    King Crab & Seafood MedleyFresh bay scallops, shrimp & alaskan king crab, calabria Cherry Tomato paste, squid ink tagiatelle pasta tossed in a shellfish veloute
    P. E. I. ScallopsSeared Scallops, Smoked Pancetta Crema, Gremolata, Pistachio Crumble & Crispy Baby Potatoes
    This Menu is subject to change
    Sausage & Shrimp Bucatini Italian sausage & shrimp with bucatini pasta in creamy basil pesto sauce
    BisteccaFilet, cooked Chef's way with beef bordelaise, garlic mashed potatoes & a horseradish steak sugo
    Lamb Lollipops4 Marinated & grilled lamb chops with fingerling potatoes, a mushroom bordelaise & a red wine-cherry gastrique
Follow Us , We're Social!
Design: Liberated Productions Thursday - Sunday Closed on Wednesday
New American Italian The Garden offers a modern & eclectic cuisine with a distinct Tuscan influence. We are quickly becoming the hot spot for a unique dining experience, providing an ambience that is unmatched in the area. The interior is graceful and dramatic, evoking a rustic and cozy feel. With his exceptional standards and formal training, Executive Chef Justin Richardson set out to create a contemporary dining experience grounded in Italian roots.
Homegrown Traditions
The Press "The Garden's Sister Restaurant"
Peter Glaz Jackson Roman
July 7, 2016 December 19, 2017
"Unlikely Food Find in New Berlin" Vele Brings Modern Coastal Italian to Springfield, IL
"I enter The Garden through an attractive outdoor seating area bounded by immense quarry stones that look like they could have been salvaged from the Great Pyramid of Giza. The tastefully appointed dining room features a central bar and a brick pizza oven. Things are looking more promising. I have visited the Garden several times over the past few weeks and have had very positive experiences. Chef Justin’s dishes have been well crafted and attractively presented. Some restaurants are the product of years of careful, meticulous planning. For others, like Vele, whose modern Italian fare has downtown Springfield, Illinois, buzzing, things simply come together at the perfect moment. The product of a partnership between entrepreneur Dan Sperry, his wife and marketing manager, Nichole, and executive chef Justin Richardson, Vele opened softly in early November and held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6.
 Meet Our Chefs Chef Lucas Chef Richardson Chef Pierre
Jim Bremhorst October 12, 2017 "Blown away with the caliber of cuisine. Highly creative menu. Flavor like nothing else seen in central Illinois. Don't let them fool you with the small plate title. Healthy portions for all. Loved it. Worth the drive."
Lindsay P. December 17, 2017 "Food was amazing and service was outstanding, especially because they were super busy!!!! I had the carbonara and it was the best I had ever had. My husband had scallops and said they were good. The appetizers were great!!! We will definitely be eating here again!!"
Scul2137ptor October 12, 2017 "The rave reviews we heard were certainly justified. This was one of the best dinner we have had - anywhere! The warm brie and roasted garlic was served on a large wooden platter with a side of fig jam, fresh crustiness and apple slices. The PEI mussels were served in a white wine, fennel and tomato burro and the goat cheese croquettes were served with maple dates, cherry balsamic and pine nuts. All were beautifully plated and in generous portions."
Our Reviews
New Berlin, Illinois is just west of the capital Springfield, and is home to the Garden. We are located in the back of the local favorite "Capone's Hideout." With grass-root beginnings, we offer our hungry customers a meal like no other in the midwest.
  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL MENU
    Wood Fired Pizza
    Rusty GoatPesto, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Carmelized Red Onion & Argula

    16

    Bang Bang Our Bang Bang Sauce with Shrimp, Spinach,Onion, Bacon & Mixed Cheeses

    16

    Italian Pepperoni, Sausage, Filzette Salami, Red Bell Pepper, Fresh & Shredded Mozzarella

    14

    Margherita Fresh Basil & Tomato, Crushed Red Pepper with Fresh and shredded mozzarella

    10

    The Butcher Canadian Bacon, Salami, Panceta, Italian Sausage, Capicola & Pepperoni topped with Spicy Giardinera

    16

    Steak Diablo Diablo sauce, grilled filet mignono, grilled red onions, mushrooms, mozzarella, crema bleu

    15

    Piccoli Morsi
    Piccoli Morsi & Piatti are small morsels or bites and small plates. All are designed to be SHARED. They are not timed to be appetizers & entrees. They are "as is" and served when they get done, not together with the formal dinner. So sit back, relax, and remember what you learned in kindergarten...SHARE.
    Goat Cheese Croquettes4 Goat cheese croquettes with roasted candy beets, maple walnuts, basil mint pesto, cherry balsamic Chicken SataySkewered lemon-herb marinated grilled chicken with a tzatziki cucumber salad & gremolata TuscanoBrussel SproutsMaple cider vinaigrette, caramelized onions, lardons, julienned, apple & roasted pine nuts

    10

    8

    9

    Crispy Eggplant FriesFlash fried eggplant slices served with jalapeño ranch

    8

    Grilled ArtichokeGrilled artichoke with a lemon, garlic, tarragon ailoi

    8

    Mussels Steamed fresh PEI mussels in a white wine bruno with Italian sausage, fennel & tomato

    10

    Warm Brie & Roasted Garlic With a side of fig jam, fresh crustinis, and apple slices
    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp4 Large shrimp, stuffed with jalapeño & wrapped in bacon with a maple balsamic glaze & lime ailoi

    15

    14

    Piccoli Piatti
    Tortellini Carbonara5 cheese tortellini tossed in a roasted garlic cream sauce, with lardons, spring peas topped with a farm fresh eggs yolk

    23

    Braised Short Rib PappardelleBeef short ribs and onions braised in ale served with Pappardelle pasta and creme fraiche.

    20

    P. E. I. ScallopsSeared Scallops, Smoked Pancetta Crema, Gremolata, Pistachio Crumble & Crispy Baby PotatoesKing Crab & Seafood MedleyFresh bay scallops, shrimp & alaskan king crab, calabria Cherry Tomato paste, squid ink tagiatelle pasta tossed in a shellfish veloute

    25

    SwordfishCitrus marinated grilled swordfish steak (8oz.) over yellow Spanish rice with asparagus & a lemon-caper butter

    26

    27

    This Menu is subject to change
    Italian sausage & shrimp with bucatini pasta in creamy basil pesto sauce

    18

    BisteccaFilet, cooked Chef's way with beef bordelaise, garlic mashed potatoes & a horseradish steak sugo

    32

    Lamb Lollipops4 Marinated & grilled lamb chops with fingerling potatoes, a mushroom bordelaise & a red wine-cherry gastrique

    31

    Sausage & Shrimp Bucatini
Follow Us , We're Social!
Copyright The Garden 2018. All Rights Reserved. Design: Liberated Productions 5pm - 10pm Thursday - Sunday Closed on Wednesday HOURS CONTACT ADDRESS 217-313-1890 New Berlin, IL 62670 200 West Illinois St