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318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-316-2256
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hash” (4 reviews)
“frittata” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is great and they have a nice variety. Their bloody Mary's are a little pricey, but they're delicious and the main reason for my visits!

Thank Yami G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a lovely stroll around the Anderson Japanese garden...decided we were hungry when we got there and snagged a beautiful table outside on the patio. Little did we know the brunch would be just as gorgeous...lobster Caesar salad and a scallop Caribbean...More

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just hosted a Bridal Shower at Fresco At The Gardens this past weekend. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Andrea and Kevin made our event run smoothly and we were able to enjoy ourselves without worrying about a thing. Would highly recommend...More

Thank Hawkeye079
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had lunch here after touring the gardens. Very busy and loud by noon on a weekday. Had apple chicken walnut salad and rustic prosciutto flatbread with tomatoes asparagus and mint pesto. Both were very fresh and tasty. Chicken was a little on the dry side....More

Thank James S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were there for lunch and ordered three entrees with soup of the day. Soup of the day was a pretty thick slightly hot cheesy tortilla soup. If you like southwest cuisine like me, I would think this would please you. But I did not...More

Thank WheelingTraveler
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful botanic garden well worth the visit. But forget eating at the restaurant. We were treated rudely and had an unpleasant experience. The waiter we had did not seem to grasp the concept of “service” though he’s in the service industry. Note to management. ......More

Thank tripforfun
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The view divine; location & parking fabulous, food great, juice bar ++, & dessert/bread pudding incredible. This is the place to go to impress your boss, friend, or family/guest.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I love coming here to meet friends for lunch. I live in Madison, and they live in Chicago Suburbs, so it is an easy halfway point. I love the Blackened Salmon tacos. They have several items marked GF and staff are friendly. If you go...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 7 June 2018

What a delightful treat when visiting the Anderson Japanese Garden to find an upscale gourmet restaurant for lunch. The view from the dining room of the Gardens was beautiful and although the room was crowded our server was attentive yet didn't rush us. The food...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

... but the food did not measure up to what we expected from a venue that touts its "farm to table fresh" menu. My wife & I had lunch at Fresco before a walk around the beautiful Japanese Gardens. The view out the floor-to-ceiling windows...More

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William T
25 January 2018|
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Response from peeqn06 | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure because I was only there once. All you can do is ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-316-2256
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