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) #59 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, European, Spanish
171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
+1 718-643-7003
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“green eggs” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (16 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
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Reviews (106)
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank gfguntli
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!

1  Thank kelly f
Reviewed 4 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....More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank NYTravMom
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 22 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...More

3  Thank heatherfaye
Reviewed 12 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...More

1  Thank TXGirlinDMV
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...More

1  Thank Baffo1
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...More

1  Thank PoePoeNana
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...More

2  Thank BrooklynRed1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
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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