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Olea

$$$
Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Turkish, Greek
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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 643-7003
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Good spicy fusion food in Fort Greene

We found this restaurant wandering in Fort Greene near the Flea Market. We ate outside in a tiny table. We had quinoa taboule, vegetables with pitas, spicy lamb with vegetables and egg on top. Everything was delicious. Service was very kind and fast. I also had one creme catalana (standard quality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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  • Romantic
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English first
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We found this restaurant wandering in Fort Greene near the Flea Market. We ate outside in a tiny table. We had quinoa taboule, vegetables with pitas, spicy lamb with vegetables and egg on top. Everything was delicious. Service was very kind and fast. I also had one creme catalana (standard quality) and two espressos. We spent 63 dollars plus tip.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Neighbour joint in Brooklyn serving massive portions! Great atmosphere and good food, we had the greek style paella which could have served a family of four.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

this is our go to place when we visit Brooklyn. We usually go for Brunch. It is well worth the wait to eat here. My favorite is the Green eggs and Lamb but a close second is the Parmesan Toast. The creativity in this dish is outstanding. I love the Tahini Butter with toast. The drinks are also wonderful. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?