Olivéa
Olivéa
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Olivéa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olivearestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3038615050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: John Broening Executive Chef & Yasmin Lozada-Hissom
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus Route #32 stops at 19th & Washington. We are about a 5 minute walk from the bus stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot directly behind our building as well as on street parking.
A word from Olivéa
A new look at the tastes of the Mediterranean inspired by the cuisines of Spain, Italy & Southern France. Boldness of taste, purity of ingredients, simplicity of presentation and uncomplicated describes the food. Made by hand each dish showcases the flavors of this area. Olivéa's menu changes seasonally to make the most of the current harvests and reflect the values of ourselves as well as the countries we emulate. Olivéa also celebrates the Mediterranean shared sense of exuberant hospitality and extroverted love of food.
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Olivéa reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Unfortunately the Owners have
    RobFoodies
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Unfortunately the Owners have decided to sell this place and move back to Vermont to be near family. Happy for them, sad for us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been going to Olivea
    PhotogcamVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    We have been going to Olivea since it opened. The food and service were, as always, splendid. Jenny was our server and she was excellent. We are sorry that Olivea is closing. It has been one of our favorite places. We wish Keith and Stephanie the very best back east.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Denver Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    The hostess and waitstaff were very professional, friendly and knowledgeable on the dishes, preparations and offerings. The food was fabulous as always. I always grow and learn more about food and preparation when I dine at Oliv'ea. The dishes are always creative, well prepared and beautifully presented! denny
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are so sorry to learn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    We are so sorry to learn that Olivea is closing. We have found that this restaurant has been consistently very good. Denver needs to have more restaurants like this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spent all evening here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Spent all evening here for dinner with my stepdad. Service was excellent and I loved the all foreign wine list. We shared the duck liver mousse and I had the pork cheeks which were soft and indulgent. Really had a nice time. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Olivea is a rare gem with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Olivea is a rare gem with a menu that delights and a wine list that is diverse. I will be sorry to see them close this week. But, I guess we can call visit Duo instead and look forward to the new restaurant that will open in Olivea's location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will greatly miss Olivea
    ScottchVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We will greatly miss Olivea - one of Denver's true gems :(
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find!!
    jth12
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Excellent food and service at great price. Every selection we ordered was special and excellently prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant closing?
    SaurkrautVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    The food and service were outstanding and have been each time we've visited. Unfortunately we understand the place is closing in early January. We will miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, especially the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Great food, especially the shrimp ravioli and the chocolate torte. They could add a few more appetizers to the menu and would have loved to see a fish other than walleye, but no complaints at all. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Christmas eve dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Delicious prefix menu for Christmas eve, perfect for our group. Slow to get our bottle of champagne, but otherwise good service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it -- unfortunately
    Alisa
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    We loved it -- unfortunately the restaurant is closing in January
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience.
    CarlosVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    The December Sunday night special was an amazing value! Thank you. We will be back. Menu was diverse, fun and yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small seating area, so tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Small seating area, so tables very close together. Can be a problem when crowded
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service is slow but food is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    service is slow but food is great. You sent me a message that I didn't show but I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Me and my wife were expecting
    ap80127VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Me and my wife were expecting this place is good. Although the food was no more than ok. Eggplant was very very chewy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    This was a nice restaurant that I had been wanting to try for quite sometime. While it was good I believe that it is a bit over rated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I have always wanted to try this place as I have heard a number of great comments of the quality of food and the ambiance. My fiance and I went on Saturday evening for dinner and had a very special dinner. The flatbread was the perfect combination of flavor and texture but was also not too heavy. I ordered the ravioi and was completely satisfied with my decision.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful evening.
    AdventurousVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    We had a wonderful evening. Never felt rushed as we talked the evening away enjoying our meal and wine! Food was excellent and all recommendations from our waiter were spot-on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT THERE YET
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Almost there! Limited menu. Wants to be snobby but not quite there. GReat olives. Would NOT go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My only complaint is that
    Sandi
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    My only complaint is that it was too loud. Why is it so hard to find a quiet restaurant in Denver where one can actually talk with the people they come with?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed brunch there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Really enjoyed brunch there. Took a friend who'd never been and she wants to go back. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • entrees need to be stronger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    appetizers and desserts were great . main course meals were very disappointing. would still try again because ambiance and service were good.
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  • Great Experience! Cozy little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Great Experience! Cozy little restaurant with magnificent service (The waiter new the menu, the wine list and was able to recommend and help with the decision on the dishes. A bit pricey but worthy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The end of the year special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    The end of the year special on Sundays is amazing!Melissa, our server, made the experience absolutely wonderful with great food and wine recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to Olivea its well worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Always good. excellent service, they screwed up the order but quickly and more than adequately fixed it. We ordered dessert first, some of the best in town and mad a meal of the appitizers, the argula salad was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good overall... appetizers: Bak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Good overall... appetizers: Baked Bacalao parsley and Kalamata olive salad with toasts Croquettas pumpkin croquettas with orange aioli Bacalao--really nice texture and flavor Croquettas-- nice suprise, really fresh and fun salads --these were very average.... Baby Spicy Greens with pancetta vinaigrette, blue cheese and hazelnuts Arugula & Red Endive roasted beets, apples, celery root, lentils and whole grain mustard dressing Fettuccine house made black pepper fettuccine with braised rabbit, shiitake mushrooms and pancetta Ravioli house made and stuffed with shrimp, tomato caper sauce fettucine pasta very nice as a pasta...(3.5)5 ravioli --tomato caper sauce was great, did smell fishy (3) 5 dess
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goldilocks would love Olivea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Goldilocks would love Olivea as much as I do because everything about it is "just right." it's just hip enough, just comfy enough, just urban enough, just casual, neighborhood enough, and definitely YUMMY enough. The French toast at brunch is my favorite, and a friend who was with me said the eggs were the best she had had anywhere. Only wish we had had time to try alll the new cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasantly surprised. had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    pleasantly surprised. had heard it was good, but we were truly wowed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant. Come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Love this restaurant. Come here when I come in fron LA a few times a year. Wonderful menu, food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hosted a business dinner with
    LeahVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Hosted a business dinner with out of town clients. The restaurant is intimate––there is not a private room and only about 15 tables. The staff put us in a corner to maximize our personal space and allow us the ability to wax work during dinner. The food was amazing and our guests were very very very impressed with dinner. So much so that several guests commented during meetings the next day about how wonderful the previous night's dinner had been. Thanks Olivéa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner, not for brunch
    Sunshine
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    I have LOVED Olivea's dinner menu -- but the brunch menu leaves a great deal to be desired, unfortunately. The spicy lentils atop an omelet was odd, the gluten-free pastry tasted not quite right, the biscotti were dry, no one at the table actually finished their whole dish, except for the Eggs Hollandaise. So disappointing! I will go back to Olivea for dinner for sure, but never for brunch.
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  • Change of heart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    My previous brunch experience here was not good; in fact, it was so poor that I haven't been back for brunch in more than two years. This brunch experience completely changed my attitude. The food was classic yet creatively twisted (I mean that in a good sense). The service (Melissa) was warm and attentive. Everyone throughout the restaurant was relaxed and having a great time. I will be back again for brunch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had the most delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We had the most delicious dessert ever! Tried something new (pork cheek) which was not to my liking but that may have been the cut and not the preparation. I tried other people's entrees and they all were fabulous! Will definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took forever to get a glass
    LuvfinefoodVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Took forever to get a glass of wine and a beer...When serving food at the bar Olivea should have two bartenders or a manager helping!!! Pork Cheeks stringy and small portion. First time there and last!
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  • Uptown Gem on 17th
    BruceCT
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    I have hit many restaurants and diners over the last week from Colorado Springs to Ft Collins and this one is at the top. My first visit was an afternoon brunch. Awesome menu, Not expensive. I could easily have ordered everything on the menu. Dinner was also a hit. The service was great. The desserts are yum and they boast one of the best pastry chefs around. Make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 vegan dishes on the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Place was great. They even had some vegan treats for me! Totally recommend if you are looking to take someone out on a date who has special dietary requirements. Very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Olivea's is simply fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Olivea's is simply fantastic - great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Olivea performs again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    I went with 3 others to the debate special Olivea hosted on Monday. The 3 course menu included options for everyone, and the price ($20.12) per person was fantastic. The paired $20.12 bottles of wine were also a highlight. After a couple of underwhelming visits, I am glad to see the restaurant back on their game and delivering the food and service that made me a loyal fan when they first opened. I would not hesitate to recommend them (this is my second trip there this month) and I will be sure to include them on my regular list of choices when dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best meals I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    One of the best meals I have ever had. Knowledgeable staff made great recommendations. Every dish was inventive and fresh. This place would be great for a date night, or any special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate