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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 643-7003
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Ranked #106 of 4,544 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
White Rock, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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New London, Connecticut
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107 reviews 107 reviews
82 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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