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#223 of 2,998 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
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2043 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-3335 (Oltorf)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this joint. Great Southern Comfort Food for Brunch. I hear their dinner menu is good. Never been. I have only gone for Sunday Brunch for years. I Like to sit at the bar, order a bottle of Rose, and enjoy that Willy Nelson Dish. It is wicked. Staff is great. Bright, clean venue. One little note, They are closing... More 

Thank ezfish
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Olivia is a beautiful space with delicious food and an easy vibe. Brunch is great for groups or couples. The Willie Nelson is outstanding, (suggest gravy on the side)! Dinner is farm to table served with understated elegance. I suggest glancing at what those around you are eating! So many tasty treats. You leave feeling good, satisfied and like it... More 

Thank digitalcake
Broomfield, Colorado
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This was the most incredible experience for brunch! We ordered several item from the menu as well as the champaign trio, coolers, specialty drinks and there was no shortage of flavors, everything was extremely fresh, delicious and ever so tasty. The portions are large so we ordered several as half plates and with a group of four we still took... More 

Thank Jac J
Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Olivia is often busy, make reservations to be sure you get a table. Both brunch and dinner are amazing. This restaurant has been a staple for our family since it opened. Don't love grits? Eat these. I love grits and they go to a whole different level. I don't know if it's still on the menu, but I had the... More 

Thank JenRaVo
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Benny Cheeks with a side order of smoked gouda grits. Maybe the best grits I have had in my life. The pork cheek dish was spectacular. Also, the ceviche was delicious.

Thank Mike C
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Our party of three visited Saturday evening around 6:30 PM. We were seated immediately and ordered drinks which were quite tasty. All three of us had the Steak Frites which was crazy good. Steak was tender and flavorful, frites were crisp and light. Portion size was perfect. Finished up with chocolate mousse and crème brulee which were both fantastic. No... More 

Thank Reneeover
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Been to Olivia twice and it just keeps getting better! Everything is fresh and delicious. Big portions and great ambiance. Can't wait to go back. Be sure to make a reservation, it's a pretty popular spot.

Thank Mariana G
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Really cool place for a Saturday brunch. This place has a great variety of breakfast dishes, all with cute names and plenty of flavor. They don't skimp on portion sizes or flavor. A long way from my home, but worth the trip. This will be on my short rotation of brunch spots.

Thank ralph s
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Went for Easter brunch and enjoyed their creative "eggy / breakfasty" dishes. They were fantastic! It makes you feel good that they have hens laying in the backyard although those chickens couldn't possibly meet the restaurants need for eggs -- nice touch, though! The food was delicious and well presented. Service was courteous and friendly.

Thank tony_in_san_jose
Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

I've been here multiple times for dinner and would definitely recommend it! They have very creative dishes, and a really nice patio area. The service is also very good.

Thank Isil D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2043 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-804-2700

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