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Olive Tree Cafe

117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267 (Greenwich Village)
212-254-3480
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Ranked #1,009 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Our food was delicious - we came for brunch. Our service was a little slow, but we enjoyed playing games with the chalkboard tables and enjoying a less hectic, NY restaurant. I recommend heading to the basement just to take a view of the comedy club if you get a chance.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The restaurant sits upstairs/ a few steps above street level while the comedy club is downstairs. The comedienne was hilarious for the moments I heard (walking through to the only restroom downstairs). The food was good however served by a very uninterested server; personality aside she did her job and was pleasant just to the point of minimal. Large portion... More

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Staten Island, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I've been going to the Olive Tree for about 30 years! Although it's changed a little over the years, the food is always good and the servers are friendly. They have a great variety of menu items to suit almost anyone. You can order appetizers, sandwiches, soup, an entire meal or any combination of those. It's great for both carnivores... More

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