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The Black Olive

250 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1866
+1 315-399-5599
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“black olives” (9 reviews)
“hummus” (4 reviews)
“greek food” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Greek, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
250 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1866
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is a good choice for a delicious meal. The menu options are vast. You're sure to find a pleasing dish. Be prepared to make a reservation for they get busy and it's a small place.

Thank GmaSandra
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Walked in to this place at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Two of us. Asked for a table. Dining room was 2/3 empty. Hostess said they did not have any tables available. I pointed to the dining and offered that only a few tables...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Top notch Greek Restaurant with an extensive menu. Service was excellent and food was very good. The combo platters are large enough to be shared by 2. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thank Derek R
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I enjoyed a leisurely lunch in this huge Greek restaurant -- very friendly and attentive service, lovely home-made tasting lemon and chicken soup accompanied by a generous platter of grilled veggies. It was very reasonably priced and the portions so generous that I packed half...More

1  Thank rh24
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My wife and I both like Greek food and have been wanting to try The Black Olive. We arrived at 3pm on a rainy Saturday. The place was completely deserted. However, they were open and quickly set up a table in front of the windows...More

Thank Mazuza2
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Lamb kebabs (the evening "special") were very, very tough; had to request a steak knife. Salad with roasted vegetables was unnecessarily oily...and I mean OILY. Spanakopita likewise, and not a nice, buttery "oily," either. Just oily. The pita bread, however, was warm and soft. Really,...More

Thank E M
Reviewed 26 February 2016

My daughter, a Syracuse resident, raved about The Black Olive. We paid to park in front of the restaurant. We were greeted by a display of Mediterranean and other deserts that promised a good restaurant. I was disappointed. The prices were high for the offering....More

Thank GirasolTournesol
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Pleasant ambience, good service, tasty Greek food. We shared a sampler platter for two and it was delicious. I liked being able to make my reservation through Yelp.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Terrible! Would not recommend or go back. Service was so good, but food was awful! Calamari fried to a crisp. My seafood over orzo looked like slop! The bread was stale, and the grouper was more breading than fish. Don't even go!

Thank crocrock2
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I ordered a greek salad, hummus, falafal platter, Chicken skewers. The greek salad had no taste and it was all oil. The hummus was this strange colored thick paste and again with no flavor. The falafels were not crispy on the outside, again the interior...More

Thank tfaouad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 33
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1866
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-399-5599
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Description
Greek/Mediterranean Restaurant Belly Dancer every Saturday 8pm-10pm Friday and Saturday 10pm-2am we turn into a nightclub
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