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54 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1464
+1 718-622-2626
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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whitley bay
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

So sad to see that this lovely little restaurant has closed down. We had a lovely evening here in November 2015. We enjoyed the delicious food, the ambient setting, the friendly, attentive service, and the BYOB option for wine.

Thank Tynedale
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Their pita bread is always fresh and warm, their hummus, baba ghanoush, Merguez (both the sandwich and pizza), and falafel are amazing. Their chicken pizza is also a must try.

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
The Hague, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

So sad to see this small and basic restaurant treasure close. Been there server all times and always good for a meal away from home with very friendly staff. Hope they pop-up somewhere else.

Thank travelblom
The Hague, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Good food for reasonable prices in a warm atmosphere. No alcohol licence so bring your own bottle. The cuisine is Mediterranean and we enjoyed the lamb tremendously. We've even come back here for that dish. Nothing fancy but a good plate of honest food.

Thank travelblom
Bengaluru, India
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732 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This place has easy access - the menu is easy and it is charming ! My favorite is the middle eastern fare here - hummus , Pittas, Grapre leaves wraps, salads - food is good and fresh .The prices are friendly .

Thank kamakshi2015
New York, New York, United States
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

I have eaten at the Olive Vine over the years, and have uniformly found it to be a friendly, inexpensive place with fresh, unpretentious food. That plus BYOB makes it a wonderful value. They make the pita on the premises, so it comes to the table light and warm, the perfect accompaniment to a salad or soup. The menu is... More 

Thank Michal S
Brooklyn, New York
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372 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

We have been eating here for years. When the restaurant is at its best, the typical middle eastern fare is tasty and well prepared. However, at times, it misses the mark and dishes, like tabbouleh are not fresh. Generally, you can't go wrong with falafel sandwiches or platters. The merquez (lmb sausage) platter is also good. Our favorite is the... More 

Thank NJB1165
Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Olive Vine is a great place to get Classic Mediterranean food. Service is always friendly and the food is very good. Prices can't be beat, and you are welcome to "BYOB", making a meal here an even better value. Try the lahambajin pizza, and ask for tahini sauce to go with! Takeout & delivery available.

Thank mabinbklyn
Indian Shores, Florida
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437 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

This is a little hole in the wall type place and one could almost walk past thinking it is a take away. After a bit of research and advise from our host we headed for the Olive Vine. Our greeting was friendly and we were asked if we were staying to eat. There is a 'garden' area in the back... More 

Thank millc54
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This place had a lot of potential - fresh Mediterranean cooking - but over the past few years has gone a bit downhill... The last few times we've ordered food, the chicken that used to be extremely fresh and well cooked - was now dry and overdone. It's a goofy little joint with a makeshift bedouin tent in the back,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek, Israeli
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1464
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-622-2626

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