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Olive Tree Cafe

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117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267
212-254-3480
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The perfect night in New York City

Ate here last night as we had tickets for the Comedy Cellar and with so many places to choose from it was the obvious choice as we could spend more time having fun and less on research. We got in without a reservation but we were quite early - would recommend booking in advance. The atmosphere was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Sonya D
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Ate here last night as we had tickets for the Comedy Cellar and with so many places to choose from it was the obvious choice as we could spend more time having fun and less on research. We got in without a reservation but we were quite early - would recommend booking in advance. The atmosphere was kicking and decor... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stumbled across here whilst checking out Greenwich village and retreating from the cold. Great decor and atmosphere and really pleasant waitor, very attentive. Good value meals and tasty.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I came here, with my husband, for our wedding lunch after getting married at City Hall just around the corner. In all honesty, we were aiming to go somewhere else but discovered our first choice was closed! And thank goodness it was because, taking refuge from the December climate we stumbled into Olive Tree. We wanted burgers and weren't disappointed.... More 

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northern ireland
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204 reviews 204 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212-254-3480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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

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