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Olive Tree Cafe

#1,025 of 11,209 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Greenwich Village
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117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267
212-254-3480
Today
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    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
Hidden gem

Delicious food at a cheap price! Nice atmosphere, though you have to walk through the comedy club downstairs if you need the restroom. I felt like I was interrupting the guy's routine but I guess he was used to it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mary f
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Delicious food at a cheap price! Nice atmosphere, though you have to walk through the comedy club downstairs if you need the restroom. I felt like I was interrupting the guy's routine but I guess he was used to it.

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Sydney
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Although the Olive Tree Cafe isn't your traditional family restaurant we felt right at home. With it's great atmosphere, tasty food and warm hospitality we found this restaurant to be a great option during our trip to NYC.

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Marco Island, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Manny is gone but this place lives on with not too much change. Food is good for the price and service depends on who is there watching but it is a staple of the area. Good for family's in the day time. Good for most everything. Go draw, eat, watch an old movie and enjoy the history of the place.

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Having passed this restaurant several times while walking down MacDougal I was excited to experience this restaurant, and I wish I hadn't been. The wait staff did not smile and were not attentive. I had to ask for all my drinks to be refilled they never came and asked if I never needed another one. The food took forever and... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

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

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Greenwich Village
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