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“Amazing anniversary dinner”
Review of Oleana

Oleana
Ranked #7 of 674 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Btw. Prospect & Columbia
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Oleana is not your typical restaurant - it's in an unassuming building between Kendall and Union Square, and I did not have really high expectations of the place prior to coming.

I was in for a big surprise; the entire meal was amazing - great service, really interesting, different and well-prepared dishes, and a great atmosphere.

I would highly recommend to anyone, especially to those with food allergies like Celiac Disease or for Vegetarians - there are still great meat dishes for those that want them, but the majority of the dishes are meat-free.

The desserts were also exceptional - I have never had mint-pea ice cream and was surprised how much I liked it, and the baked alaska was truly unique.

Also worth noting, the dishes are expensive but not nearly as expensive as going downtown or to some other nearby 'fancy' restaurants. With 2 drinks, dessert and a more than filling meal, we spent about $70 / person.

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Thank joespanks
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Oleana for dinner on our first night in Cambridge. We sat at the bar and the were taken through menu & specials. We took both specials & some tips on the main menu, 6 dishes in total.
The food was fantastic & the barman gave us some advice options on wine pairing to our dishes, which worked well.
Six dishes was just right for two hungry guys, but we had no room for dessert .... No problem there, we enjoyed the whole experience so much that we will be going back before we leave Boston.
All the staff were really nice & engaging.
Sit at the bar if you can & have a chat with the batman .... He also offers great advice on things to do in Boston

Thank Guidolino1
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

In between a matinee and evening performance at Central Square Theater we walked to Oleana and had a delightful meal. If you are from out of town and know the cookbooks and/or restaurants of Yotam Ottolenghi in London, this is the place you should try. Ingredients and complexity of dishes are not quite as trilling and there is only one Vin Jaune here but the food is marvellous. No set meal menu available but lots of choices to enjoy making.

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Thank B F H
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you don't have a lot of time, visit Sofra. If you have time to sit and enjoy 4-6 tasting plates (mezes) with a bottle of wine, walk to Cambridge and grab a table. If the weather is beautiful and accommodating, dine outside. Your palate will thank you for this gift. My favorite dish of the night was Lemon Chicken, Za’atar and Turkish Cheese Pancake. Don't know what to order, trust in your server; he/she will do you right.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Really excellent food, great variety, always a very good meal. In the summer they also have a nice outdoor patio.

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Thank smallmofeta
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