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Olive Tree Cafe

117 Macdougal St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10012-1267 (Greenwich Village)
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Ranked #1,020 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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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West Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
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
28 helpful votes 28 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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