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Olive Garden

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2 Times Sq, New York City, NY 10036-7301
212 333-3254
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Jerusalem, Israel
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stood on line for a matinee and then wanted lunch. I like Olive Garden and although skeptical, we went it. It's much larger than it looks from the outside. The service was great, the food terrific! We'd definitely go back. (I love soup so I took the unlimited soup and bread sticks!)

Thank wendy w
Colombia, S.A.
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137 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there on a very busy summer night, only waited about 15 minutes for 2 - I have eaten here several times over the years, most recently August 13, 2016, and they always move people in and out pretty efficiently. For all of the food we ate recently, including a few glasses of delicious house wine, the whole bill... More 

Thank inspectorjavert70
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited several branches of Olive Garden over the years and have always enjoyed good food. Usually we prefer independent restaurants to chains, but Olive Garden is the exception, we have always received a high standard of food and service and there is an extensive menu. We arrived at a busy time and were given a pager and directed... More 

Thank Beverley T
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Olive Garden our first night in NYC. We had taken a redeye flight from the west coast the night before and were really tired. We got there about 3:15, and were able to get right in. The place was quickly filling. Before long it was full and I felt like we were ignored much of the... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in for late lunch/early dinner before flying home. Service was very quick and Lhia our server was very friendly. Between us we had lasagne, chicken Alfredo and chicken carbonara with shrimp. The mains all came with either a salad bowl or a soup from the menu. Lovely fresh salad and pasta. Restaurant is on times square but for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are better Italian restaurants in Times Square area. Do yourself the favor and support a local non-chain restaurant. This location has the audacity to automatically add 18% tip for service charge, wheather you like or dislike the service. Their bartenders ignore locals who entertain out-of-town guests (after being arm-twisted). They seem to pay attention to loud hen parties and... More 

Thank KKua
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the service and food so much at this Olive Garden in Times Square we went back for a second meal simply because our waiter "Joel?" was the best I have ever had. From the moment we sat down he was very attentive, but yet not intrusive at all.

Thank Medic42
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had eaten here on a previous trip to New York & enjoyed it so decided to return. Sadly we didn't feel the quality of food was up to much this time. We had pasta & pizza options & both were average. The restaurant was busy & we were quickly seated but we felt rushed with our waiter trying to... More 

Thank Stephanie F
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Olive Garden in New York City probably one of the best values for eating per dollar spent,my son and i had dinner there and quite a bargain,our 2 meals were excellent!! about $35.00 for the 2 of us,thats cheap in New York City for quality meals...Robert and Robert(Ohio)

Thank GALAXY67
Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there and decided we just wanted to have drinks and maybe some appetizers. The place was so crowded and people were falling on each other that at first it made it unbearable. We finally got a table by the window and could not get service. Finally we asked the bartender for some drinks and a menu. If we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 2 Times Sq, New York City, NY 10036-7301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 333-3254

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

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