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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 643-7003
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Ranked #141 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish, Turkish
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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New London, Connecticut
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I loved my lunch today! I thought the lamb hash deserved a five star rating. I enjoyed everything about it from the slow cooked lamb to the delicious sauces. Waiter was friendly and efficient! Bloody Mary's were extra tasty!

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Sacramento, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here for dinner a couple of times now - consistently great food & service. The menu options are varied, and all are flavorful and expertly prepared. Both times I went with a small group and we got a variety of options to share, which is a great way to taste lots of their menu items. A little... More 

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you're seeking delicious, Mediterranean cuisine in a charming environment, pay a visit to Olea Mediterranean Taverna in Fort Green, Brooklyn. The restaurant's aesthetic is warm, cozy, and has influences from Spain, Greece, Italy, and the rest of the Mediterranean.  They have a great menu, with lots of options. If you're one who has a tough time settling on one... More 

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ny
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

and service too. Had brunch here on a Sunday afternoon before a BAM performance. Was delighted w. food, service and atmosphere. Noise level a tad loud and my chair was several inches below my companion who was sitting on a bench,,,awkward. Savory Parmesan Toast w. lovey poached eggs was delish! Will return for dinner/tapas and maybe an outdoor table to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This restaurant serves brunch til very late in the afternoon (it was almost 3pm I think). I had the green eggs and lamb, which could have used a little salt, but was excellent. I loved their hummus and pita. The coffee left something to be desired. But the ambiance and food was otherwise great!

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New York City, New York
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185 reviews 185 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Four of us arrived for brunch, 11:30 on a Sunday. No brunch reservations are taken, so we had a 40 minute wait before we could be accommodated. It appeared the larger the group, the longer for the wait for a table in this tightly packed, extremely popular restaurant. Once inside, we quickly understood the popularity. The staff couldn't be friendlier... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My daughter and I went back to eat here several times on our recent stay in Brooklyn. The food was great whether it was brunch or tapas. Good sized meals without being too big. Even when the restaurant looked full we didn't have to wait too long for our food. Staff were friendly and helpful when asked to describe dishes.... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We bought tapas and a main course first time we visited and couldn't finish the main course(there was enough for dinner for the following night!) Tapas are very well done and brussel sprouts arte stand out(how often will you hear that?). The happy hour we tried on our third visit is great value for both drinks and tapas. This was... More 

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Additional Information about Olea

Address: 171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone Number: (718) 643-7003
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish, Turkish

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