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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
+1 718-643-7003
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“green eggs” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I've been living in Brooklyn for almost 20 years, and ate at Olea's for the 1st time on my birthday in August!!! At the suggestion of a friend who lives in Queens, mind you! We met for dinner and I ordered tapas and a salad,...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Very good tapas joint. Good sangrias, good lamb meat balls appetizer and great Farrah vegetable pesto. I was very pleasantly surprised and highly recommend ‘this restaurant.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Have stopped going to this place because the service is so "spotty" Bar service slow, but food is tasty, out of the ordinary. Love the orrechiete with brocoli rabe and sausage. A big portion to be shared.

Thank LittleRicky
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, multiple courses, for less than 200 for 4 (before tip). The restaurant is beautiful. This is a tapas place with many unusual and interesting dishes, a sundae with macademian nuts, a beet spread, deviled eggs. Chef takes regular tapas dishes...More

Thank HalGordon
Reviewed 2 September 2017

For our stay in NY , we opted to rent an apt in Brooklyn as it was much better value than the hotels we looked at online in NY. I researched restaurants in Brooklyn for our stay as we felt that at night after a...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This a a tiny place that typically has a wait. We had a 90 minute wait and we arrived at 8:00pm. We started with the Almond-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates. The bacon was very crispy. This was the perfect blend of salty and sweet. We also...More

Thank DeAnna S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Two couples met at Olea for an early Sunday night dinner. The restaurant says it's closed from 4-5:00, but when we arrived about 4:40, patrons were still finishing drinks and food. We liked seeing that as it says that the place won't rush you out...More

Thank nyccouple2015
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We ate brunch and enjoyed each of the entrees. The highlight was their homemade yogurt with walnuts and cherries-smooth and delicious. The lamb hash (actually pulled lamb) was a robust portion with excellent seasoning. Not sure that I'd know it was lamb, if I wasn't...More

Thank travel_pkl
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable restaurant that serves tapas type servings as well as menu choices. Kate Horne, general manager, was a very accommodating person for our out door seating. Matthew the waiter was very professional and attentive. The food sections were all very good as well as...More

Thank Mars1964
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best chicken dishes I have ever had. Great for small plates and tapas as well. Go early and take advantage of happy hour for wine and drink specials. Great location in Fort Greene. One of the most diverse and happy neighborhoods in...More

Thank InnVisibility59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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