CLOSED: Garden Grill Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 16 reviews )



300 N Main St (at 2nd, in downtown), Wichita, Kansas, USA, 67202

Chef Miguel Larcher has many years experience in cooking at restaurants and has taught vegan/vegetarian cooking classes. He offers a large and varied menu with choices in sandwiches, pizza, daily soup, pasta and hot plates, salads, smoothies, fresh juices, and more. Has a kids menu and Sunday brunch. Opened in 2012. Confirmed closed, Jan 2016. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, Wed-Thu 5:00pm-8:00pm, Sun 10:00am-2:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, International, Western, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out

Reviews (16)

First Review by MatthewClagg

Great local business - Edit

We are so lucky to have a local vegan restaurant in this town of meat. We used to go to the restaurant where Miguel worked before, then ordered his food for delivery when it closed, and now we go to Garden Grill. Lunch buffet is great. Regular menu is delicious too. Buffet can be pricey but buffets usually are.

Pros: Vegan restaurant, Kind and genuine chef, Lunch buffet

Cons: Buffet is pricey, Parking

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Great Food - Slow Service - Edit

If going on a lunch break plan on having the buffet. It is a good range of food plus you aren't at the mercy of time. The food has always been good but the service time is very variable.

The Garden Grill Salad was phenomenal. "Chicken" hot and with a delicious crunch and the mushrooms were perfect.

The pizza is very tasty but the veg cheese is non-existent. I don't feel like that distracts from the pizza - I just feel like they should remove it from the description. Veg cheese is insanely expensive and if the pizza was covered in it I would expect they would have to triple the price. I'd rather pay less for a good pizza without the cheese.

Pros: Food tastes wonderful, Well priced for the quality, Variety of food

Cons: Time , Misleading description of pizza

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Delicious! - Edit

I'm a vegetarian but I try to eat vegan as often as I can. This is one of the few restaurants in my area that offer an entirely vegan menu. Although meat and animal by-products are lacking from the menu, quality and deliciousness are not! The chef and all the workers make sure that your experience is the best that it could possibly be. Everything from the smoothies to the main courses to the desserts will leave no one disappointed- including the omnivores. Prices are what one should expect for a high quality and satisfying meal.

Pros: excellent food, unique, goood vibe

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Garden Grill Cafe - Edit

Great lunch buffet. Unique space. Worth the trip in Wichita.

I especially enjoyed the eggplant ratatouille on one trip and the spil pea indian curry soup on another visit.

Pros: lunch buffet, atrium atmosphere

Cons: parking

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FANTASTIC Veg Restaurant - Edit

What a gem of a vegan restaurant--right in the heart of Wichita! The food is excellent, varied selection. The chef takes pride in the art of preparing healthy, great tasting vegan food. The atmosphere is wonderful. Restaurant is in the sunny and airy enclosed atrium of an office building. More upscale experience...but still very reasonably priced for a great meal. Highly recommended.

Pros: Very good food, Lovely environment, friendly, responsive staff

Cons: none

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Good But Pricey - Edit

Good assortment of vegan foods and desserts. But most their food contain soy and almonds for those who need to avoid soy or nuts. Hours are too limited and location could be better.

Pros: Good Quality Food, Open Sundays

Cons: Price, Soy And Nuts, Hours And Location

1 Response

MiguelLarcher 17 Aug 2014 - Dear Shipper: I want to thank you for your review of the "Garden Grill Café." As a vegan Chef, I'm always concerned about my customers health and allergies. The only dish that has almond extract is the waffles. If I'm aware, or notified of a customers allergy. I will do my best to accommodate so the experience at my restaurant will be an enjoyable one. We have had people come in with the most common allergies, and still able to find something to eat and enjoy at the "Garden Grill Café."  

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Magnifique! - Edit

Chef Manuel has a truly rare and amazing talent. Very highly recommended! Three Mushroom Garden Zita is superb, as is the vegan cheesecake!

Pros: Taste, Quality, Portions

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We're so lucky to have this in Wichita! - Edit

Love it! Must try the Sunday brunch. Reasonable prices. Check out hours and parking map before you go- it's a little tricky, but makes it even more of a hidden gem.

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We will be back! - Edit

We were touring through KS and found this gem of a restaurant here on Yelp but realized that it would be closed by the time we got there. We called to double check the hours and these wonderful people stayed open for us and served some of the best Vegan food we've had. Their Thai Curry special was amazing and the Garden Grill Salad was lovely. After we paid and thanked Chef Miguel Larcher and his wonderful staff he made us sit down and treated us to the most delicious vegan cheesecake ever! We love this place and we will be coming back. As traveling musicians we judge restaurants on how far out of our way we will drive to eat there. The farthest we have ever considered is 2 hours. We are giving Garden Grill Cafe a 3 hour rating!

Pros: Delicious , Friendly, Comfortable

Cons: None, None, None

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Lovely Sunday Brunch! - Edit

I took my grandparents here for Sunday brunch last week and we all absolutely adored it. The brunch was a buffet and we tried everything on the menu, from the perfect peach and berry cobbler to the scrambled tofu and the Mediterranean lasagne. They even had agave for my grandma's tea, which she really loved. The whole thing was fantastic and I would highly recommend a visit. The atmosphere was great, the staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food can't be beat.

Pros: Delicious, Healthy, Friendly

Cons: No coffee , Parking

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Garden Grill Cafe - Edit

Having had the opportunity to eat in many of the vegan/vegetarian restaurants in this country and abroad, I say without hesitation that Chef Miguel Larcher has given Wichita the honor of having the creme de la creme of vegetarian cuisine. If I were rich and famous I would hire Miguel as my personal vegan chef - his food is that good.

Pros: excellent food, friendly attentive staff, nice sized portions

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The best vegan food! - Edit

This place is so good, my husband and I can't stay away! The food tastes sooo....good. I don't feel guilty gorging because it's not unhealthy!

This restaurant has made my life so much easier because I don't cook nearly as much and have more time to spend on other things & with family. All the people that work there are incredibly nice & friendly.

If you are thinking about trying it, you should stop what you're doing right now & go!
Updated from previous review on Thursday November 22, 2012

Pros: Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Menu Variety

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Best Food in Wichita - Edit

hands down the BEST food in Wichita! the hardest part of ordering is not ordering what i had last time because it was sooooo wonderful! but it is my mission to try everything, a mission impossible because once you hear the special you can hardly order off the menu, they are all so amazing! the restaurant is elegant yet comfortable and cozy and the staff is sweet and super accommodating. great atmosphere and fantastic flavors and warm friendly staff

Pros: flavors, price, vibe

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The Garden Grill Cafe is Fantastic! - Edit

Awesome food, not just awesome vegan food! Chef Miguel Larcher and staff prepare and serve an amazing vegan menu that even onmivores can love. The menu here is larger than the menu at d'Sozo (Chef Larcher's former restaurant) with something for everyone from light salads to filling entrees to delicious deserts. We want to try everything on the menu but keep getting sidetracked by the daily specials which have all been wonderful. Honestly, everything we've tried is very good, most of it amazing. Wichita has needed a great vegetarian/vegan place for a long time and now we have one!

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Garden Grill Cafe - Edit

Absolutely the best food, I ate there 3 days in a row last week! I had to have all my friends try it - they loved it too! Everything I've had has been awesome!

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Delicious! - Edit

As a vegan in Wichita, I've waited nearly a year for Chef Miguel to open a new his new restaurant. This is the only place that I can confidently walk in and order anything on the menu, and know that it will be both vegan and incredibly delicious.

Pros: Vegan, Top quality, Fresh

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