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Olive Garden

#1,167 of 11,059 Restaurants in New York City
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Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
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696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010
212-255-1240
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    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
Chain restaurant with good service and food

Visited this restaurant by chance one day for lunch, was slightly concerned once I saw the cold decoration that reminded me of a what it is: a chain restaurant. When scorted to our table and offered our menus, which came on a big plastic sheet, I started fearing for the worst. I was actually wrong... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Hausa
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Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olive Garden has always provided a reasonable soup and salad menu, which is good value. This branch has soup and salad that is consistent with other branches, but the service is really poor. I've been there 3 times in the past 6 months. The hostess' are terrible; getting seating is annoying, even when the restaurant is empty.... It takes a... More 

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Thank Garden_Designer43
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, I don't know why we even bothered going to Olive Garden because it's just how I remembered it to be, nothing special. The first few times I've been to Olive Garden I did not enjoy the food or the breadsticks so I never wanted to go back again. However, my husband and I were starving and decided why not... More 

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Thank J0yful2013
Zurich, Switzerland
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant by chance one day for lunch, was slightly concerned once I saw the cold decoration that reminded me of a what it is: a chain restaurant. When scorted to our table and offered our menus, which came on a big plastic sheet, I started fearing for the worst. I was actually wrong: They offer customized dishes (choose... More 

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1 Thank Hausa
Palm Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I am writing about the Olive Garden on Sixth Avenue at the corner of West 22 Street in Manhattan. Today is Sunday October 18, 2015 and I have been there for dinner, three times during this past week. Obviously, the food is very good and served hot. No delays or attitude with any of the waiters or servers. However....isn't there... More 

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1 Thank GeraldGuterman
Martinsville, Indiana
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The entrance was at street level but we walked upstairs to eat. We had a view of Times Square, which was kind of nice. There was SO MUCH food. It was very good and the price was reasonable. One thing to note about restaurants in the Times Square area, and from our experience, they ALL do this. The tip is... More 

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Thank snp51023
Lyon, France
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We were 4 friends, we tried pasta and soup. My dish was delicious (chicken Alfredo). Not too much noiseWe waited couple of minutes to find a table The service staff was nice and friendly

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Thank sHajjar
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

First time to olive garden and loved it. Had to wait 5 minutes for a table (I assume in time square you may wait longer) but worth it. Huge portion sizes and great service. Would recommend the smoked mozzarella fondue - Yum yum yum.

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Thank Hans_Trip
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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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Thank TyNeub
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank marysteuber
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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