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Olive Garden

#1,702 of 11,368 Restaurants in New York City
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Flatiron District
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696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010
212-255-1240
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quite good

The restaurant was quite good. The food was tasty and the portions big. We had to wait a while to be served, but that was due to a more than difficult neighbouring table, it was not the waiters fault. Will probably visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Mengha
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Usually in NYC, when it comes to chain restaurants, the prices are completely over inflated and if you see a commercial advertising a deal, chances are it won't allow you to order it at the discounted price. (Run on sentence...I know...) I was able to get endless Soup, Salad and Breadsticks for....$8.99 here! What the what? You've got to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I know, I know....why go to a chain restaurant in NYC with its plethora of restaurants? We have dined here a few times, we do business in NYC a day or two a month and sometimes we're in Chelsea and this is nearby.....we're never sure how long we'll be in the city so I don't bother planning/reserving dinner in advance.... More 

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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Plenty to eat, soup and bread come free, food is very good. 2nd visit here this week We have also tried the one in Orlando. Staff are very attentive and friendly, but gratuities of 18% arr added to bill but can be removed and settled separately.

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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The restaurant was quite good. The food was tasty and the portions big. We had to wait a while to be served, but that was due to a more than difficult neighbouring table, it was not the waiters fault. Will probably visit again.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been here many times but this was defiantly my last. We were seated all the way in the back and it was so cold back there. My server Tyler was beyond horrible! He kept checking up on us but, was a bad waiter. He forgot the straws, never refilled our water glasses. Had to ask for cheese, took forever... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My son and I were greeted nicely. Sat in a back booth. Waited for thirteen minutes before our waitress came to the table. No a big deal. Placed our order and over emphasized my citrus allergy. I stated and my son reiterated that there was to be no citrus on any plates, cups or anything that came to the table.... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm of Italian descent and chain Italian restaurants are definitely not usually in my radar, although I have eaten in Olive Gardens in New Jersey a couple of times. My girlfriend and I had just walked the High Line and we wanted to have dinner. She suggested the Olive Garden. We had to wait a few minutes, (typical for this... More 

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like others Olive Gardens, one of the best meals in US, if you love pasta, like me. This one, differently than its cousing in Times Square, is quite peaceful. Same price, same delicious food.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

you know what to expect at Olive Garden-everything is a little above average but no better. We went with a GC we received at Christmas while in NYC. Prices are average too.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Excellent place to go with family. Good service, affordable prices, many options to choose to have a good meal. Go with the soup refill if you are walking

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010
Phone Number: 212-255-1240
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 212-255-1240

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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