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250 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1866
+1 315-399-5599
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 were occupied. Here is where I had my first in a lifetime dining out experience.... More 

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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Derek R
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 my lunch to take home.

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Camillus, New York
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181 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 overlooking a busy street. A great place to watch people going by. The waitress was... More 

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Thank Mazuza2
Bangor, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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, the best part of the meal. Service was fine, but server didn't seem eager to... More 

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Thank E M
Oswego
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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. The food was a basically mediocre offering of Greek and other Mediterranean foods. The plate... More 

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Thank GirasolTournesol
Skaneateles, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jan B
Skaneateles, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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!

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Thank crocrock2
Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 had no flavor and was thick and chewy not fluffy like it should be. Lastly... More 

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Thank tfaouad
Redmond, WA, USA
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137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Was in Syracuse on business and looking for someplace to eat dinner. Walked about a block from my hotel and this was literally the first restaurant I passed. I LOVE Greek food so this was a no brainer. I did look it up here on Trip Advisor and the reviews were somewhat mixed but I gave it a go. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Greek, Mediterranean
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
Description
Greek/Mediterranean Restaurant
Belly Dancer every Saturday 8pm-10pm

Friday and Saturday 10pm-2am we turn into a nightclub

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