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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
(718) 643-7003
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of a friend recommended this place to me as being a great restaurant near where I lived. I was happily surprised to find that this place was awesome! You walk in and the decor is cute and interesting - paper star lights, multi-colored cushions along the bench seating, a few tables set up outdoors in good weather. It... More 

1 Thank BrooklynRed1
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location and size are the best of this restaurant that claims to serve Mediterranean cuisine. Not for my standards. The décor doesn't provide comfort and the service is average at best. Food (presentation, preparation and taste) has nothing of memorable. Prices are OK for what you get, considering the overall quality.

Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to eat before seeing a show at the Barclays centre, probably about a 10 min walk away, we shared 5 tapas between us and a desert and were both full at the end. The dates with bacon, cheese croquettes and meatballs were our favourites.

Thank blackburnfoodie
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

i went with a local and we sat at the bar because it was crowded, and found out it was popular for good reason. vegan options are available. very easy to be served and the food was really excellent, first rate actually. large enough portions to share. atmosphere is lively and bustling.

1 Thank hovaard45
Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Great Bloody Mary drinks and menu. We had Green eggs and lamb, frittata (which was outstanding), polenta and eggs.

Thank WineSnob7
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a busy bistro with a nice vibe. They offer large fresh salads, fresh sandwiches, and tapas. They have tables and benches. We arrived at 1:00 p.m. mid-week and got seated right away, but the restaurant was full the whole time we were there. I had a delightful large arugula salad with pears, pistachios, and warm breaded cheese balls.

Thank DakotaSummer
Athens Greece
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Crowded few tables, too hot for outside, loud, 20-25 minute wait on a hot day to sit down. This is my recirew. Should have chosen somewhere else as ths was too close to flea market.

Thank smartiq
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This place has been around long enough now to be considered a part of the neighborhood. Great food, friendly staff and always busy. Reserve.

Thank ericksonceramics
Collingswood, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We walked in on a hot Saturday evening with no rez, but our hostess was very accommodating. After a short time at the bar with a nice special cocktail, the 3 of us were seated at 4 top in the middle of the room. Our octopus and salmon rillette apps were delicious, but the Paellas, Mariscos and Lamb, were out... More 

1 Thank Robert G
Fort smith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I traveled to Brooklyn, in July, to meet my new grandson-born 5 weeks early! I stayed 2 weeks to help the family, who live on Layfette, near Olea Restaurant. Just before I left, we had Brunch at Olea. This was not my first visit, and the food this time was just as good-or better than a year ago. The waitstaff... More 

Thank Joni C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 643-7003

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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?