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Olea

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Nob Hill
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1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712 (Larkin)
+1 415-202-8521
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18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 14:30
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Los Angeles
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225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What a great little breakfast place! Super excellent dishes and caring service. Across the street from MyMy, with a long line waiting for a seat as well, the wait here was short because the place is super efficient. Our dishes were excellent, including the chicken sausage, avocado toast, Chilaquiles with super good beans and really hot tortillas with salsa. The... More 

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Thank rohbogen
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Each of us had a different dish for brunch--and everyone was happy! Service was excellent; French press coffee was smooth; avocados were divine. Highly recommend.

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Thank jan10860
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We know we can always go to Olea for a great dinner and not break your bank account! Phillip the owner is always nice and helpful and if your divided on which is better. My girlfriend got a delicious pork chop and I got a great hanger steak. The appetisers are great and the desserts yummy. It's a great place... More 

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Thank Jason V
Palo Alto, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My friend and I were headed to MyMy across the street at around 12:30 pm on a Saturday, and were surprised that the line for MyMy was still insanely long, and there was no line for Olea! Having never been to Olea due to the crazy long line every weekend morning, we immediately changed course to the cute little restaurant.... More 

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Thank Paige S
Fremont, California, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

All of the positive reviews that I have seen were dead on. This place is a gem. Great food and great service. Menu changes constantly due to the local ingredients and what is available. If you have your heart set on something call ahead and they will let you know what is available that day. We were waited on by... More 

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Thank Frank M
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The French Toast! As good as they said it would be. My wife had it and I had to steal some... :) I had the huevos rancheros which were also good... but not as noteworthy as the toasts... only thing I should mention is that the Bloody Mary with Sriracha is an acquired taste... not mine unfortunately... but I am... More 

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Thank RYN_Nyc
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner whilst staying in the Nob Hill area. There weren't many choices to choose from on the menu but both of the main meals we had (the duck pasta and the Salmon) were very good. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank natalieS5448QV
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great little spot, it's tiny and has a homey feel. They have a nice menu and I think the best way to describe it is California Cuisine. Lots of fresh and local ingredients. I went with the Avocado BLT on fresh wheat bread everything tasted wonderful. This was a great find.

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Thank Kipp7272
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We walked up here in super windy weather, so make sure to bring a jacket! We had the shrimp tortellini for entree, luckily we split it, coz it's tasted kinda fishy, but maybe it's just us... The main (lamb and duck) are Amazing!! We will for sure come back for those main, but with only a couple of days to... More 

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Leawood
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Met dear friend who lives nearby and is a regular here. Breakfast/brunch choices for everyone with a Mexican flair for sure. Migas, huevos rancheros, mimosas! All good here, and the line starts early enough- be warned.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
    (Larkin)
  • Public Transportation: Olea is on the California St. Cable Car line. Get off at the Larkin St. stop. Take the #1 California MUNI bus and get off at Sacramento and Larkin, walk one block down Larkin to California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-202-8521

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

Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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