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117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267 (Greenwich Village)
212-254-3480
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Ranked #954 of 11,673 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Neighborhood:
Greenwich Village
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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northern ireland
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181 reviews 181 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food was generally good but I had made the wrong selection - chicken cutlets and mash they were just ok. The atmosphere is good and the waiter was excellent he was good fun and gave outstanding service. There is a comedy club downstairs and if you want to use the bathrooms you have to go through the club which... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was our first night in New York and couldn't have been better, good food, drink and excellent staff, they quickly made space our party of eight with no problem and were attentive without being all over us. I would recommend you give this place a visit.

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West Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stumbled across this great little place during a day out in the Greenwich Village area. The food was delicious and as usual, there was lots of it. A lovely atmosphere and excellent service (we were looked after by Sean) you can sit here all day and lap up the atmosphere. It's great value too. Just superb. Don't miss it.... More

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Swan Hill, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch with our 3 children. The waitress was excellent and the food was delicious. The meals are very big. The kids enjoyed using the table top chalk boards. They were a real hit. Would highly recommend! Thank you.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place has good drinks and the best macaroni and cheese ever! Our waiter answered about 12 questions for us even though he was busy and gave us good advice about sitting at the restaurant for awhile instead of getting in line for the comedy cellar at the time they told us to (since we had already signed in for... More

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New City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located on MacDougal street, the building is old, and upstairs from a comedy club, but the food is quite fresh and tasty. I had a double order of wings as lunch with no regrets. They had put a delicious sauce onto it and it was more sweet than hot. Y family enjoyed their salads and sandwiches. Service was friendly and... More

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United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have been coming here on and off over the past 35 years and while the place hasn't changed, it is still awesome! The Mediteranean Platter is delicious, the drink menu is fantastic, the atmosphere is fun and causual, and the staff are delightful. So glad it is still the same place I remembered as a teenager.

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Bronx, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The best turkey-burger I've had in a long time! The place also has a nice vibe and is great for a casual lunch with friends.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Arrival on an unusual rainy and moody day of NYC, warm up with Borscht soup and Hot Chocolate. Great menu choices. The Borscht supposes to be beetroot soup, but I think main ingredient of this was tomato, and beet was secondary, then beef, carrot, potatoes. Big portion for super hungry tummy. Playing games on chalkboard tables or watching Charlie Chaplin... More

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great menu, especially for a bar connected to the Comedy Cellar. Our group had the Borsch, great salads, kabobs, really large menu of tasty items. Variety of drink combinations and service was fantastic. Will be a repeat on our next trip!

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Additional Information about Olive Tree Cafe

Address: 117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267
Phone Number: 212-254-3480
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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