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Oleana

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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
+1 617-661-0505
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Cambridge, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Oleana more often than at any other fine dining restaurant in Cambridge/Boston area, and I have eaten at many of the fine restaurants. Oleana was a convenient walk from my home for many years, but the lovely outdoor terrace behind the restaurant, the excellent service, and the consistently inventive foods were the real attraction. The menu... More 

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Union City, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here on the advice of a friend from Boston (it was our first time in the city). The restaurant was a bit hard to find, it's small and easy to miss, especially when driving at night in an unfamiliar area. Parking was a bit of a pain - we had to park across the street... More 

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four (who can be loosely described as "foodies" from the SF Bay Area) showed up right when they opened (as advised by the host when we called the same day about trying to make reservations and were politely told "not a chance") were promptly seated at the right side of the bar, which we actually prefer because... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, so it's ranked #1 for good reason: it's the best food you can put into your mouth. New spices, herbs and textures. Perfectly cooked halibut and squash dolma. Cuisine at its finest and incredibly friendly and professional staff. My only regret was that I was too satiated to order one of the infamous desserts. I'm coming back with family... More 

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Thank Dedee S
Cape Cod
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food that thrills the senses. Hard to get a table, as it's small but worth the drive and effort💜 Love the meza plates (small to share) Lots of vegetarian choices but my husband said the octopus was really good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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178 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a team dinner here with a four course menu pre-selected. The food was outstanding! There were 2-3 selections for each course to share family-style. This is now my favorite restaurant in Cambridge.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

each dish is prepared with great care, mixing tastes in a very interesting manner. Service is good, care taken with the meal is excellent. A bit noisy. All in all a very good dining experience

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if money is no object, this is a fine restaurant, with great food. But the value here is really bad. I mean, they serve tiny plates and you'll spend $60 a person and be hungry. It's really a ripoff. But that aside, the food is good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've been here several times and this place never fails to amaze. I've brought several different groups of friends/family too and everyone has been equally impressed. We always get the mezzes/small plates. never tried the entree. Their meny changes around a lot so it's hard to recommend one dish, but they always have the spinach falafel which is excellent. There... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Fantastic restaurant, one of the best I've been to in Boston so far. First of all, service and ambiance are excellent. None of the annoying too-common American service traits of checking in too often, clearing plates before everyone is done with that course, etc. Excellent wine list, can't go wrong with that. And then, the food is of course fantastic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0505

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