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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
+1 718-643-7003
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes. I had the green eggs and lamb. Delicious! The rest had different tapas type foods that were really tasty. Try the fried olives, also very good. What a nice little restaurant in Brooklyn.

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Thank gfguntli
Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanna eat in a cozy restaurant in brooklyn? This the place! Situated in a chill place, offers good and delicious food and fantastic service. Recommended!

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1 Thank kelly f
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is the restaurant quaint outside, but the layout and decor is inside also. Alex was very attentive and pleasant. We went for lunch and the items on the menu all sounded delicious! The portions are medium to large and still very well prepared. We will go back when we are back in Brooklyn.

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Thank Jan B
New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a sweet corner restaurant that beckons you to come and wile away an hour or two sampling their inventive mediterranean fare over a leisurely glass of wine. The staff is attentive, the food presentation mimics the textures and colors of the room, many dishes are truly decadent and delectable. My only regret is that I forget how overly... More 

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1 Thank NYTravMom
Montgomery
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My son suggested this on our recent visit and we were not disappointed. They don't take reservations, but the hostess kept checking and updating us on the likely wait time. It wasn't long. We choose 5 or 6 dishes for four, along with two bottles of wine. It was cozy and friendly. In fact, I couldn't find my gloves when... More 

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1 Thank Maureen C
Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I'm a Brooklyn local, and I am never disappointed at a meal at Olea. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The waitstaff is excellent. The prices are reasonable, and you never have to wait long for a table. The menu is diverse and everything is delicious. It's the kind of place where vegetable-is-king and a salad is more than just... More 

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3 Thank heatherfaye
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Gorgeous, sexy little neighborhood resto in Ft. Greene that made me feel like I was whisked away to Spain. The food here is to die for and is priced just right. Be sure to try the fried Brussels sprouts appetizer, the chicken paella, and the orrechiete pasta dish.

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1 Thank TXGirlinDMV
Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went to Olea last year around this time for Happy Hour upon arriving in Brooklyn. Liked it so much that when local friends suggested doing Brunch, we didn't want to pass it up. Were not disappointed! Started off with Bloody Mary's all around. Our friends ordered the Lamb Hash, Chicken Empanadas and the Turkish Breakfast. We shared the Fried Green... More 

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1 Thank Baffo1
Bedford, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this restaurant while visiting Brooklyn recently on the recommendation of a Bklyn friend. Our friend did us a favor as we had a wonderful early evening meal here. Since we are light eaters, we shared a couple of appetizers (bacon-wrapped dates and goat cheese croquette) and the Arctic Char. Delightful! Well worth the visit.

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1 Thank PoePoeNana
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 

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2 Thank BrooklynRed1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-643-7003

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