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Oleana

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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
617-661-0505
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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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Whitehall, Michigan
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first time dining at Oleana was wonderful. As visitors from Michigan, we treated our grandson and his fiance who live nearby in Somerville to dinner at this unique restaurant, nestled in a residential neighborhood. Specializing in meze plates (akin to the Spanish tapas style of dining), Oleana serves up delectable treats, emphasizing Arabic-influenced and especially Turkish foods of the... More 

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Thank Jon B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oleana is a delightful, intimate restaurant. Great interesting Mediterranean food. Wonderful spices and flavored, great wine. Lovely outdoor patio for summer dining. Always wonderful evening.

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Thank Debbie L
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tapas portions were perfect. We shared the beet hummus and ordered more lto take home. The fried mussels were a hit. I enjoyed the lamb shishkebab which was seasoned to perfection. I also had the Mousaka which far and away exceeded my previous experiences. I chose the Nightengales Nest for dessert and I was glad I did for it... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard for years about the food and even have the cookbook but we had never been to the restaurant. It is a lovely casual atmosphere with great service and awesome food. The staff was very helpful in our ordering. We were 3 people and we shared a vegetarian tasting menu and added 5 mezzi plates. It was perfect!... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner on the patio with foodie friends--every single bite was delicious and many were exceptional. Standout dishes were the Sultan's Delight and the Turkish Style profiteroles--I'd go back for that dessert alone! Prices are reasonable but portions are very small so it ends up an expensive evening, but definitely worth the splurge!

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Arlington, Virginia
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169 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returning to Oceana after a long break, we were quickly reminded of why we wanted to dine again at this neighborhood staple. Though the restaurant has tables which are close, and it was warm the night we were there, as was the water they served, the food is well worth it. Mostly small plates with unusual ingredients and spices, in... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I looked forward to this meal after reading many reviews over the years. The atmosphere was pleasant and we were seated immediately in a nice table with a view of the kitchen. We ordered a variety of mezes. The highlights were the warm humus and the Sultan's delight and the Spinach Falafel. Others were tasty but the presentation was sloppy.... More 

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boston
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said, creative cuisine, mediterranean influence. Had dinner on their patio on a lovely summer evening. Service was good, food was excellent. Had a variety of meze to start - outstanding was brocolli with tahini sauce and pine nuts, heirloom tomatoes with green goddess dressing and a wonderful drink, medea; rose wine and lemonaide with basil. Had chicken... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation for 5:45, 15 min after they open. Patio seating was full already and we had to wait for an inside table, because they did not have enough menus! This was strange the least and first time we encountered such a problem in a restaurant. But the food was unique. We ordered from the appetizer menu only.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been patrons for years and love the food and spices especially. We had a light dinner and it was very good. I had a glass of wine that was in my opinion corked and they replaced without an issue which I was very thankful for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, International, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-0505

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