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171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
+1 718-643-7003
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Gorgeous, sexy little neighborhood resto in Ft. Greene that made me feel like I was whisked away to Spain. The food here is to die for and is priced just right. Be sure to try the fried Brussels sprouts appetizer, the chicken paella, and the orrechiete pasta dish.

Thank TXGirlinDMV
Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went to Olea last year around this time for Happy Hour upon arriving in Brooklyn. Liked it so much that when local friends suggested doing Brunch, we didn't want to pass it up. Were not disappointed! Started off with Bloody Mary's all around. Our friends ordered the Lamb Hash, Chicken Empanadas and the Turkish Breakfast. We shared the Fried Green... More 

Thank Baffo1
Bedford, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this restaurant while visiting Brooklyn recently on the recommendation of a Bklyn friend. Our friend did us a favor as we had a wonderful early evening meal here. Since we are light eaters, we shared a couple of appetizers (bacon-wrapped dates and goat cheese croquette) and the Arctic Char. Delightful! Well worth the visit.

1 Thank PoePoeNana
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A friend of a friend recommended this place to me as being a great restaurant near where I lived. I was happily surprised to find that this place was awesome! You walk in and the decor is cute and interesting - paper star lights, multi-colored cushions along the bench seating, a few tables set up outdoors in good weather. It... More 

2 Thank BrooklynRed1
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Location and size are the best of this restaurant that claims to serve Mediterranean cuisine. Not for my standards. The décor doesn't provide comfort and the service is average at best. Food (presentation, preparation and taste) has nothing of memorable. Prices are OK for what you get, considering the overall quality.

1 Thank JCFC_LX
Preston, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to eat before seeing a show at the Barclays centre, probably about a 10 min walk away, we shared 5 tapas between us and a desert and were both full at the end. The dates with bacon, cheese croquettes and meatballs were our favourites.

Thank blackburnfoodie
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

i went with a local and we sat at the bar because it was crowded, and found out it was popular for good reason. vegan options are available. very easy to be served and the food was really excellent, first rate actually. large enough portions to share. atmosphere is lively and bustling.

1 Thank hovaard45
Oklahoma City
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200 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great Bloody Mary drinks and menu. We had Green eggs and lamb, frittata (which was outstanding), polenta and eggs.

Thank WineSnob7
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a busy bistro with a nice vibe. They offer large fresh salads, fresh sandwiches, and tapas. They have tables and benches. We arrived at 1:00 p.m. mid-week and got seated right away, but the restaurant was full the whole time we were there. I had a delightful large arugula salad with pears, pistachios, and warm breaded cheese balls.

Thank DakotaSummer
Athens Greece
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274 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Crowded few tables, too hot for outside, loud, 20-25 minute wait on a hot day to sit down. This is my recirew. Should have chosen somewhere else as ths was too close to flea market.

Thank smartiq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-643-7003

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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?