Feed your curiosity…

Hidden within The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center is The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar, located centrally between Harrisburg and York, PA. At The Garlic Poet you enter a literary world full of stanzas and poems written in our from-scratch kitchen. Here, our Executive Chef, Kurt Wewer, allows you to feed your curiosity with his culinary creativity and Chef’s Daily Features made with ingredients from a variety of local purveyors around Harrisburg, York, and Central PA. The list of 18 daily changing menu items allow you to venture from a Local Farm Entrée to our Vegan Entrée, Daily Snack to Chef’s Burger, and so much more, ensuring you’ll be craving more.

Possibly the best restaurant we’ve ever ate at! I loved it and will be back ANY time we’re within 100 miles!



“Truly inventive menu with an exciting twist on flavors. The cocktails are terrific, and the food combined in delicious ways. Worth a stop!!”

Jennifer S


“I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful restaurant. There were fabulous gluten free options prepared with the best ingredients and served with style. Loved the chef’s choices sourced from local farms, the vegetables grown aquaponically just up the road and the truly creative use of herbs and spices. So much flavor combined with so much freshness! I will definitely make it a point to visit again when in the area. Well done Garlic Poet!!”




Chef’s Features 11/12/2017

SOUP: Parsnip Chili BISQUE: Za’atar and Pumpkin SEASONAL VEGETABLE: Luxardo Cherry Grilled Treviso ANCIENT GRAIN: Poblano Pepper, Cumin, Coriander, and Chipotle Freekeh WINTER SQUASH: Acorn MUSHROOMS: Oysters, Shiitake, and Lion’s Mane DAILY SNACK (NE IPA, Gose,...

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CHEF’S FEATURES 07/16/2017

SOUP: Harissa Grilled Chicken and Vegetable BISQUE: Carrot, Ginger, and Miso SEASONAL VEGETABLE: Fire Salt Grilled Star Fruit AQUAPONIC GREENS: Aquaponic Baby Kale and Frisee ANCIENT GRAIN: Goose Berry, Cardamom, Scallions, and Citrus Bulgur MUSHROOMS: Cultivated:...

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Chef’s Features for 06/09/2017

SOUP: Curried Chicken and Miso BISQUE:  Beef, Tomato, Red Wine SEASONAL VEGETABLE: Grilled Leeks and Garlic Scapes Spritzed w/Soy and Sesame Reduction AQUAPONIC GREENS: Escarole ANCIENT GRAIN: Rainbow Swiss Chard Stem, Parsley, and Scallion Farro MUSHROOMS:...

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