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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 #1,059 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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: Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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71 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I love the food. I love the movie. I love their tables. People were little loud… come in its a New York..Loud is Ok. I love the service. In 10 min we got our food. I have attached few pictures with this review. I am sure going to go back there many times. Its very near to 4th W train... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

After having a walk round Greenwich Village we stopped here for lunch. The food was really nice and the portion sizes were actually one that you might be able to finish which as someone from the UK was great! Yummy food and yummy desserts, definitely worth a visit.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We always visit the Comedy Cellar in the basement underneath the Olive Tree every time we visit NYC, and thus the Olive Tree is perfect for a pre-show bite. A menu to please most, from burgers to salads, the home made borsch is always a winner. The food isn't pre-packaged or microwaved, just honest good grub. And the chalkboard tables... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Olive Tree Café has become a staple for our family. The ambience is casual and the food is absolutely delicious.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had dessert here before visiting the Comedy Cellar. They have great cheesecake and a great brownie ice cream dessert. Grab a piece of chalk and write on your table, It's fun!

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Olive tree cafe has a very cool interior, dark and cozy.. the service is good and the food is pub food. It is just above the Comedy cellar. When we arrived lots of people were standing in front of it to go in the comedy show. I felt that only locals eat here either waiting to go for their show... More

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