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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 - 11:00 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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boston
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Mina50952
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Massachusetts
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307 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Oleana is the creation of a great American chef who brings in Turkish, Egyptian and other Mediterranean flavors, spices, etc., along with fresh vegetables and farm/ocean to table proteins and offers very tasty dishes from appetizers (lots of them) to entrée's to desert. We have been to Oleana many times and have been always pleased. Today we had a chef... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We LOVED our dinner at Oleana. While small the decor is beautiful and the tapas were absolutely amazing. Typically I find falafel to be very dry, but the Oleana falafel was absolutely outstanding. I split 6 different tapas with my husband. We loved the octopus and lamp tapas. Skip the fried mussels. My husband loved the beef and quail. We... More 

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Thank BostonMom333
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and have been to Oleanas multiple times and have always left feeling as though we have just been to a friends home and tried food that just blew us away. Must try the Sultans Delight! Hands down the most tender and tasty bite of meat we've ever tried. Service is ALWAYS impeccable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meze at Oleana reflect truly inspired culinary creativity. None is what you may consider "standard" for Middle Eastern meze. The freshest seasonal vegetables are paired with Turkish spices and other delectable ingredients to create wondrous taste sensations. For example, on offer the night we ate at Oleana was a special meze of seared yellow tomatoes on a bed of... More 

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Thank Betty S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good ambiance, the food is great, service is great..however over all the restaurant expensive. The meze have very small portions. There is usually a huge waiting. Usually the restaurant has a two week waiting period for a confirmed reservation. Without reservation the waiting could be an hour or so on a weekday.

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Thank Akanksha G
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is adorable, with a great service and amazing food. It is expensive, although it totally worths it. The mix of flavors is incredible, and it is better with the combinations of textures and a flawless presentation. Totally recommended!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half of our family is vegetarian, making family dinners out somewhat challenging! Either 2 people have to have boring mac & cheese or some squidgy cheesy pasta concoction that almost always seem to have been thrown together with no attention to taste or appearance ... while the other 2 have great steaks ...... OR ..... the meat eaters push enumerable... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, International, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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?