The hottest new eatery in Fort Thomas is the New Garden restaurant in the Midway district. I wanted to try the food and the environment then relay my experience onto the FTM readers. I took my cousin, Jeff, and brother, Alex, to the restaurant and between the three of us we ordered 9 plates of food. No big deal.
I wanted to get a well rounded opinion of what the New Garden had to offer so we each ordered an appetizer, an entrée, and a sushi item. Jeff’s cuisine of choice (in order of appetizer-entrée-sushi) was the shrimp egg roll, chicken lo mein, and spicy tuna roll. Alex went with the fried shrimp, sweet and sour chicken, and New York roll. I wanted to spice things up opting for the crab Rangoon, General Tso’s chicken, and spicy salmon roll. All the food was really good with ample portions, but the aspect of the menu that most impressed me was the price point.
There are only 7 items on the entire menu that are over ten dollars. The appetizers range from $1.25 to a “staggering” $6.25, and could count as meals themselves. The entrees are large portions and their prices range from $6.00 to $16.00. The sushi can be ordered a la carte or in “rolls” as a meal; its price ranges from $2.50 to $15.00.
The sushi was the standout item of my meal; the taste versus cost was outstanding. It ranked up there with the sushi I have ordered at Teak in Mt. Adams, and blew the store bought sushi, from the likes of Kroger, out of the water.
If you’re not in the mood for Far East fare, New Garden does offer a western menu which includes kid friendly offerings including hamburgers and pizza.
Now onto the aesthetics of the restaurant; it is a smaller place with about 25 tables. Alex noted the “comfyness” of the seats. Jeff enjoyed the laser light on the ceiling show during the meal: beams of light dancing across the top of customers heads, shooting in different vectors at the direction of deftly placed mirrors. New Garden does offer 2 flat screen televisions and bar seating for four.
They do offer carry out and catering. Their hours are Monday thru Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm and Sunday Noon-9:30pm and they can be reached at 781-7888 and are located at 1031 South Fort Thomas Avenue.
New Garden is an outstanding addition to the Midway District; between the three people in our party we gave it six thumbs up!