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Olive Garden

$$ - $$$
Flatiron District
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696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010-5106
+1 212-255-1240
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten in olive gardens before but it was our fist time at this one. The service was terrible. Once we were seated they forgot to take our drinks order and then when they remembered to come back they took all our orders at once. Our starters arrived after 50 mins the soup was cold and the salad was... More 

Thank Alan W
Horsham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped by at around 8:00pm. No booking and place was about half full. Server was a while coming to the table. Starters were ok if bland. Mains of pasta were ok. Steak medium rare was well done. Server was no where to be seen. Don't bother going. Really poor overall and very slow poor service

Thank Sim0n0459
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here was great. We were greeted by a very cheerful waitress , who turned out to be very helpful. On being seated we had complimentary bread served , which was fresh and tasty. I ordered Chicken Masala , which could of easily been enough for 2. It was tasty and the chicken was tender. Hubby ordered Chicken with... More 

Thank fanbelt
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you want to eat good food at a pretty reasonable price. Try Olive garden. The salad bar is excellent. You can definitely become full before eating your entree. They have a relatively diverse menu- Used to have more options but the selection has become limited

Thank SaraJets
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Until tonight we were regulars. But on the evening of Nov 26th 2016 on this branch, the staff at the reception desk couldn't do their jobs. When we arrived, there were some empty tables (where our party of 6 could fit and we pointed it out), but they decided to put a couple (that was already there before us) in... More 

Thank Luiz P
Feltham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This a good chain, terrific service, nice if you are on your own.I chose tortellini with beef which was tender and tasty. I got a free dish of past e fagioli (there is an Italian theme).

Thank SarahOnions
Perly-Certoux, Switzerland
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Such a bad experience to Olive garden's... The garlic rosemary chicken was just horrible, even the garden salad... How is that possible to miss the target with those dishes, easy to prepare and cook ??? Not italian cuisine, not french, even not mediterranean : a kind of in-between we really didn't appreciate. See my title ???

Thank philippege
Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant because we were looking for an Italian close to our hotel. Whilst the restaurant's decor and layout isn't exactly high-end the food and drink on offer were very good and reasonably priced. Our waiter was great, really friendly and made us feel welcome. The service was great with our salad and main course arriving... More 

Thank DKnibbs
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went there fully knowing it was a chain restaurant (but we don't have them in Europe so for us it was something new). The salad dressing is amazing (we even bought bottles back home with us), the breadsticks were warm and garlicky and the pasta was great after an entire day of walking about 25km around the city! The... More 

Thank Gabrielle141414
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely fresh food in a bright, quiet atmosphere away from the hussle and bussle Salad bowl and bread sticks always a winner

Thank CakeMum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10010-5106
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-1240

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

Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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