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Brother's Bistro

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188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
+1 716-372-1188
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They know how to do food right at the Brother's Bistro. I've been going there for years and can honestly say I have NEVER had a bad meal! Their calamari appetizer is the best I have EVER had!!! All beef meals are to die for....steaks you can cut with a knife, fresh and interesting salads...the coconut crusted grouper is another... More 

Thank cynthiavena
Olean, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Comfortable Bistro atmosphere, excellent choices for specials, delicious food, great live entertainment.

Thank Marcia W
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Acoustic guitar Musician playing perfect selection of chillaxing songs. Would highly recommend the house salad dressing- honey basalmic. My wife ordered chicken parm, and said it was great. I had a taste, and it was a bit salty for my liking. I had beef medallions with Gorgonzola and red onion. It was good, well seasoned. Solid portions too.... More 

Thank Brian C
Rapid City, South Dakota
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I enjoyed a wonderful daily special -- seafood curry -- sitting at the bar. It was very comfortable and I felt well cared for. The food was excellent!

Thank FormerHockeyMom
Allegany, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Friendly, attentive staff. The menu offers something for everyone and always good! We will definitely make this one of our regular stops for a good meal!

Thank gibble63
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Super fresh ingredients and friendly service. This was just what we needed in order to refuel after a hard day of skiing. I got the cilantro lime chicken over linguini and my wife got the chicken souvlaki wrap and both dishes were fantastic.

Thank Ethan G
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, not the cheapest by any means. Good service. They have a wide choice of dishes of different ethnic persuasions. They have daily specials.

Thank Teach716
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was my place to be for ALL special occasions. I love it so very much. Theres a BUT here! For five years this was my favorite thing to do in Olean. The past two it has just gotten worse and worse! We would take friends and say they must have just had a bad night. I always get the... More 

Thank Erica B
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for a Mediterranean menu this is a GREAT option. Awesome service, that made you feel like the server was part of your family, helped even more! Hidden gem!

Thank WNYbonnie
Boston, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I ordered takeout from the restaurant but upon going into the restaurant, wished I had eaten there. The restaurant itself was lively, but not too crowded. Everyone at the bar - including the waitstaff - seemed very happy and were pleasant to talk to. Food was incredible - fresh, flavorful, filling. The lentil soup was one of the best soups... More 

Thank Jessica P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: +1 716-372-1188

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