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Olive Garden

Flatiron District
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696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010-5106
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York
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767 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We hadn't been to this location in over a year. On this visit there was a 15 minute wait. Once we were seated our server introduced himself and offered us a sample of wine. At that time he took our drinks and appetizer order. He was very nice but we could tell he had too many tables to tend to.... More 

Thank Wanda C
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We were tired tourists, craving olive garden when we walked in. We actually travelled over from Central Park so we could specifically eat olive garden, mmmm! First of all, a suggestion would be to put a sign outside on the sidewalk because we really had a hard time finding it....maybe we were just tired looking for our oasis, but still.... More 

1 Thank Normarose W
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly staff, big portions... A place to go if you're really hungry. My favorite dish is the Tuscan sirloin...

Thank Odalea F
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had lunch at Olive Garden and were rather surprised to find it so spacious and quiet. The servings were larger than we expected so we we had to leave our plates half full, but the food was really good and left us stuffed for the rest of the day.

Thank Berglind R
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I use to enjoy going to the Olive Garden, but I have noticed in the last few years the service and the quality of the food has dropped. Olive Garden was known for their unlimited salad and breadsticks, but the last few times I have been there we've had to ask for the salad and the portions are insane when... More 

Thank Indiana C
Staten Island, New York
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I do not eat at Olive Garden Im not a fan, but after yesterday at this one this place is great. Friendly staff our waiter Paul was very attentive even to our little girl who is a picky eater. We had a great time here. The food was good, not authentic Italian but it was good. So was the wine... More 

Thank Brigit G
Oslo, Norway
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Empty restuarants, just big and not good portions...and an Italian place serving 'authentic' italian enchilladas....?!?... well - not ever again.

Thank Simen S
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Sometimes my wife and I like to pick a spot thats in between both of our locations for a quick date night and this olive garden doesn't disappoint. It's clean, the wait time for a table (if any at all) is not bad, and the food is good. I usually order the same thing all the time (steak gorgonzola fettuccine... More 

Thank Damian A
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I had eaten at other Olive Garden restaurants in Florida some years ago, and remembered them a lot better than this. The food seemed so artificial and tasteless... And the service was not the best either. It's not cheap for what it is either. So, I wouldn't recommend it at all. There are far better Mediterranean and Italian restaurants in... More 

1 Thank Alejandra M
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I don't like leaving negative reviews and we really like it here normally. As it was the last night of our holiday we wanted to end it by having a meal here. However this time we left feeling disappointed, our server completely forgot we were there. It was fine up until we got our food, my boyfriend wanted a refill... More 

1 Thank Sophie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010-5106
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 212-255-1240

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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?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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