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Olive Tree Cafe

#1,209 of 11,291 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 - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Great Place

We visited here for an early dinner while walking around the Greenwich Village area. Wasn't crowded at 4:00 pm and were seated immediately. The atmosphere was peaceful and dimly lit. Nice break in our day. Our waiter was Marup and was very friendly and efficient. We ordered two hamburgers, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
1027rm
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Beaumont, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Beaumont, Texas
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited here for an early dinner while walking around the Greenwich Village area. Wasn't crowded at 4:00 pm and were seated immediately. The atmosphere was peaceful and dimly lit. Nice break in our day. Our waiter was Marup and was very friendly and efficient. We ordered two hamburgers, a veggie burger, Fiesta salad, waters and two beers. Our tab... More 

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Doncaster East, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stopped in for a couple of drinks. Our waiter Andy ensured we had a great night out. He even fixed us up with a great kick starter his own cocktail "Espresso Martini". Thanks Andy for making our last night in New York a great one.

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Bayside, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
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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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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