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2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX (South Austin)
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Ranked #60 of 3,154 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: South Austin
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oltorf
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Sirnach, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Yummy brunch menu. Lots of things you won't find somewhere else. I had the macdaddy and it was really good. The pork belly was glaced to perfection. Food is 5 but the place is to loud that's why it just gets 4 out of 5.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was our 2nd time here for breakfast and I felt I had to share a review. We are from Houston and come to Austin frequently for weekend visits. Olivia has a great assortment of delicious breakfast dishes! Large cinnamon rolls, chicken fried steak with eggs (to die for), shrimp and grits are amazing, homemade chorizo .....everything you can imagine... More 

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Six course tasting with wine pairing. Locally sourced food. My wife loved it!!! The setting is outside of downtown so you need to take a cab, but totally worth it. Clean and open seating area, great service. We were there about 2 hrs enjoying each course.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great place, fun atmosphere and terrific food. Just had brunch this time but we were seated immediately. The sangria was tasty but the fried chicken was great. Everyone enjoyed their entree from eggs to shrimp and grits. Will try it for dinner my next time in Austin

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New Braunfels, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Olivia is the place. Was down to two for a fine dining night in Austin for girlfriends birthday. Asked a friend who also enjoys fine dining for their opinion. I was informed, "If it's just about fine dining go to (the other restaurant), but if it's all about the food, then go to Olivia." Had the tasting menu with pairings.... More 

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Driftwood, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Olivia offers fresh, local, and very tasty food. Brunch in my favorite meal to eat there. They have a wide variety of mimosas, which I've tried all! The Thanks a Lox platter is a favorite of my husbands, and I love their omelets. MAKE A RESERVATION if you do not want to wait. They are good, and folks know it!

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Central Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We hosted a brunch for 40 last weekend. The service was excellent, food was FANTASTIC, menu prices very reasonable! An all around GREAT experience, our guests were raving! Can't wait to go again!

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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stopped in for drinks and food. We had the Charcuterie that is a mixture of rillette, pork sausage, hog’s head cheese, liver pate, guanciale, mustard, flatbread. The fries were over cooked.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm a lover of great food and Olivia definitely tops the list on superb food! Each time I eat there, I hate to see the meal end and eat slowly, savoring each bite. They use local producers of meat and grow most of their vegetables so that everything is fresh. A great place for any occasion.

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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner here last night. (Actually, it was last week, and I finally had time to finish this review.) Unfortunately, our earlier event ran long, so we were the last party in, at almost 10pm. We called ahead, and we were welcomed as friends. Our waiter, Paul, was obviously in love with his job, and wonderfully described the food.... More 

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Additional Information about Olivia

Address: 2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

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