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Farrah Olivia
Farrah Olivia

Farrah Olivia Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.farraholiviarestaurant.com
  • Email: korarest1@comcast.net
  • Phone: (703) 445-6571
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Morou
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater small dinners in private residences to large weddings. Past clients include Ethel Kennedy and Oasis Winery (owned by the stars of The Real Housewives of Washington DC Tareq and Michele Salahi).
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room seats up to 40 guests and in most circumstances there is no food and beverage minimum.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather (703) 445-6571
  • Entertainment: Monthly wine dinners and monthly live Opera nights. See website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street
  • Public Transit: Crystal City Metro located on the yellow and blue line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking after 4:30pm weekdays and free all day Saturday and Sundays.
A word from Farrah Olivia
Chef Morou, of the Next Iron Chef and Iron Chef America fame, revives his first restaurant, Farrah Olivia (A Washingtonian Top 100 Restaurant in both 2007 & 2008) inside of his Mediterranean bistro, Kora. Enjoy fine dining cuisine at moderate prices in an elegant, and stylish private tasting room that seats 40.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been in DC for 15 years, and had only about 5 excellent (not even stellar) meals. The original Farrah Olivia restaurant in Alexandria was one of them. This evening, Chef Mourou did not disappoint on his creative appetizers and entrees. Highlights: - Cauliflower flan - Lemongrass Cured Duck with gingered sprouts and date flan. - Goat Cheese Gnudi with asparagus, artichokes, arugula"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We eat out often and it was superb food, very good service, but with a somewhat loud bar next door. That said, it was not packed and there was no hurry and it did pose a slightly upscale romantic night out - if you can get past the noise and find a corner in the large open room. Going during non-high volume bar hours is likely a better experience - and given the high volume noise next door - the price is more reflective of a high end place that has it all. F. Olivia has it all - just not the perfect ambience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed a five-course meal to celebrate Valentine's Day. The dishes each had their strengths and the service was very good. The restaurant within a restaurant concept is very unique and I think it was done quite well. It would be nice to go back and try out the larger restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've been here twice. We had the same waiter both times. The first time he was knowledgeable, fun, talkative, patient, and all around wonderful. This recent visit he was just okay. We had a really large group for Valentine's Day. It was noticeable that he had been busy and was ready to get the heck out of there. He didn't take our drink orders so we had to go to the bar on several occasions, and they were very slow with service. The food took a while to get to us HOWEVER it is completely worth the wait. It was a busy night, over worked staff, and a huge table. I would DEFINITELY go again, just not with such a big group. I don't think they are able to handle it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have eaten here a year ago and had a terrific meal. Tonight was off the mark in places. The first courses -- scallops, tortellini, and beet salad were all excellent. The entrees were unexceptional -- chicken confit and strip steak although the spinach with the chicken was terrific! Both desserts - citrus cake and chocolate cake were excellent -- never thought I'd say a slice of anything chocolate was too large but this cake is so-o-o rich that it could have been 1/2 the size and satisfied.The one waiter was too busy although there were enough other staff to fill water glasses, etc. Did love the $10.00 wine flight that was offered with the Restaurant Week menu - generous pours and decent wines. Wish more restaurants would do the same."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Farrah Olivia is nestled within another restaurant, Kora. It's an interior room without windows and maybe a dozen tables. We were the only ones dining during this restaurant week experience. This gave it sort of an eerie feel to it, but once the food and wine started coming, that quickly subsided. Every dish was well crafted with excellent presentation and style. A complimentary tapa was served before the meal began. Everything we had was delicious."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to try a place we have never been in Norther Virginia that served more gourmet food. After looking at reviews, we decided to try Farrah Olivia. We were impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. We liked it's convenient location in Crystal City. We, however, were not impressed with the view, for we were in a single, windowless room within Kora, a larger Italian restaurant. We learned that the chef owns both, but started with Farrah Olivia - a finer dining experience to Kora. The night we went, the Kora staff helped support the patrons of Farrah Olivia. While their attire was consistent with Kora, it was a step down from the expectations of Farrah Olivia. Nevertheless, the service was helpful and kind."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Service - Our host tried his best. Portions - VERY small. I spent over $130 for two people; I left this place hungry. During dinner, I sent the message to the chef that the portion is too small for my meal. Our host took the message back; No one responded. Ambiance - It is a closed room INSIDE another restaurant, with a few tables, . The room has minimal decor. At 7:30 pm on a Friday night there was just another table occupied."
    Dined on 11/22/2013