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Olea

$$$
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Turkish, Greek
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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 643-7003
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Fort Green Delight

On a visit to Brooklyn in early March we waited patiently to get in for lunch. It was a Saturday and well-worth the long line and long wait. My party of four chose three items on the menu and all were worth a detour. I ate the lamb sandwich: Greek meatballs in tomato sauce on a baguette with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
TrishHWashington_DC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On a visit to Brooklyn in early March we waited patiently to get in for lunch. It was a Saturday and well-worth the long line and long wait. My party of four chose three items on the menu and all were worth a detour. I ate the lamb sandwich: Greek meatballs in tomato sauce on a baguette with toss salad... More 

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Tampa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our family had breakfast/brunch at the Olea while visiting in Brooklyn. This is a little bit out of the ordinary food which is what we prefer. The coffee was delicious. Very tasty Mimosa's and some other brunch cocktails. I don't know how to describe the food except to say it was unique and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was "cozy" and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went with my daughter and son-in-law to this small, cozy, magnificent restaurant on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Green, Brooklyn. The service was impeccable, waiter(Jeff) so knowledgeable, and helpful in ordering. We had fried green olives and the Trio dip for starters. The olives were covered with a slight cracker meal ( I think ) and more like toasted than... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Daughter took us to Olea in Brooklyn on Friday night -- we arrived at happy hour. Amazing small plate specials and wines for $5 a glass! Cocktail menu was good too -- the sangria and margaritas were outstanding. But the roasted meatballs in a nutty glaze with cranberries -- what a small plat packed with flavor. Then I had the... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The brunch menu sounded exotic and the food that arrived at our table didn't disappoint. The Turkish breakfast was delicious, well prepared and presented. The atmosphere is very casual and wait staff very friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was there with 3 others on a Friday evening. They don't take reservations and we had a long wait. But the food was fantastic, with lots of vegetarian as well as meat dishes. Good cocktails too. Very lively happy scene. Nice wait staff.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A tasty and different brunch menu! I had the Turkish Breakfast....mmmm good! We got there early and didn't have to wait for a table. The service was excellent, the ambiance warm and inviting and the food was delectable!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A true gem. What a great find! Whoever put this together decided to simply marry an impeccably attentive unpretentious service and homey atmosphere with a creatively delicious and affordable rotating menu. My brunch was a magical moment that well exceeded my already high expectations. Kudos, Olea! Keep it up. I'm a new adoring fan.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Tips: for brunch get there by Noon or prepare to have a little wait, dinner earlier is always easier but the wait is worth it. Get the specials, always fresh and delicious. Great aperol spritzers and other cocktails that are well balanced, thoughtful, and made to order. Love the empanadillas special, squid paella, and home made pasta ( get the... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Olea features a varied and changing menu with outstanding quality food. Sunday brunch was wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 643-7003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 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?