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#232 of 3,188 Restaurants in Austin
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2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX (Oltorf)
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious beautiful brunch

It was cold and rainy, but we got to sit outside thanks to a tent like covering and an electric space heater. The service was sweet and attentive, and the food was delicious and well prepared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was cold and rainy, but we got to sit outside thanks to a tent like covering and an electric space heater. The service was sweet and attentive, and the food was delicious and well prepared.

Thank blreiss
Austin, Texas
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232 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Read all the positive reviews and decided to give it a try. Great atmosphere and exceptional service. The food is well prepared and presented with style and large portions. Had the Dandy Don with a side of Smoked Gouda cheese grits. The DD was very good and the grits were the best I've ever had. My wife had the French... More 

Thank FoodfanUSA
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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503 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It is an interesting restaurant with a cool interior and known for serving fresh ingredients that they grow themselves. The staff is excellent and helpful. The appetizers were very good but the main course was average in my opinion. I had the steak and fries as did several other people. Everyone commented on how the food was overall very salty... More 

Thank Ron H
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If your idea of a salad is shredded lettuce in a wooden bow, this is the place for you. The portions are small and expensive for the other dishes. The best thing about this place: the friendly staff and the bar.

Thank Zaka C
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I recently dined here with an old friend for Brunch. I appreciate that they offer Saturday brunch in addition to Sunday brunch (for those that like the meal on Saturday too). We shared the French Toast with pear and the Eggs Florentine. Both were well prepared, fresh and delicious. The Citrus Cooler from the bar menu was refreshing and good... More 

1 Thank Pam I
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We really enjoyed our brunch at Olivia. The space was beautiful and the food was delicious. All four of us really liked what we ordered and agreed the rest of the menu would have been equally as good - my lengua (tongue) hash with okra was more unusual than I would usually go for brunch but it was a great... More 

Thank Emily F
Austin, Texas
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Olivia's 6 course menu is somewhat decent for the price. The food was pretty good yet we only received 5 courses of the six. Not sure how that happen but the manager did make up for this mistake. Also, they really enforce 'whole table participation' for the tasting menus yet we called prior to arriving to the restaurant and the... More 

1 Thank Michael C
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I've been to Olivia for weekend brunch 4 - 5 times and every single time the food is high quality and service is natural and top notch. I still think it is the best place to go for brunch in Austin, whether for a date, with your family, or to cure what you did the night before.

Thank Travis B
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Wonderful staff and chef. The food at brunch is fresh with a wide variety of choices. I've been there for dinner and had one of the best steaks ever. They have a garden and chickens so I think it's obvious where the freshness comes from

Thank MonteTex
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Food was great and the portions were huge so, go when your hungry or share a plate. The prices were a little high, but worth it. The menu did not have a huge selection - but a family of four was able to try different plates.

Thank carbmar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-804-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?