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Olamaie, Austin, TX

Olamaie

4.8
4.8
1558 Reviews
$50 and over
Southern
At Olamaie, Southern food rooted in love and tradition is complemented by contemporary culinary techniques. This respect for both past and present marks Olamaie as a place where fine Southern food is celebrated not only for its rich heritage, but for its inspiration to modern cuisine.

Olamaie is the first name of five generations of women in Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek’s family. His mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great-grandmother and now his daughter all honor the name with their shared patience, acceptance of others, boundless love, and soulful allegiance to food.

James Beard Finalist: Best Chef Southwest/Texas 2018, 2019, & 2020
Austin American Statesman #1 2015, 2017, 2019
James Beard Semifinalist: Best New Restaurant 2015
Food & Wine Best New Chef 2015
2021 Best Place for Working Parents
Member of Good Work Austin

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 474-2796

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Fojtasek

  • Catering

    Olamaie offers exceptional catering for private events, special occasions, and intimate in-home dinners. Whether you are hosting family, friends or colleagues, our culinary team will curate a menu based on your specific needs.<br /><br />For information regarding catering please contact catering@maiebhospitality.com

  • Private party facilities

    Olamaie's modern amenities and traditional Southern charm provide the perfect place to host your next celebration. Our array of unique private dining options can accommodate seated dinners ranging from 6-60 guests or a cocktail reception for up to 120.For event inquiries please contact reservations@olamaieaustin.com

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Parking details

    Olamaie offers complimentary valet directly outside the restaurant on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Street parking is also availabe and free after 6 pm (and all day Sunday).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience! Coming from the hospitality industry they were a well oiled machine. Food, atmosphere and most important to me service were all excellent.
  2. JW

    JamesW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience. Very good service and focus on a great meal. Venue was full and festive. The host was friendly and helpful. Wait team was well informed and the attention to detail was excellent. Great meal...perfect spot for a date night or celebration.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner! We were in a time crunch to make an event and everyone worked hard to give us an amazing experience in a short amount of time. The chicken dish was by far one of the best entrees we have ever had, and we are typically steak/fish people. Highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! Great food, great service, couldn’t have asked for a better night
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic. Food was lackluster, especially for the price. Cocktails also not terrific.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service
  8. BC

    BretC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner! Everyone at Olamaie was absolutely fantastic!
  9. s

    sunriser

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had in a long time, anywhere. Expertly prepared and presented. cabbage and rib eye especially notable. We would have gone back the next night had we been able to book.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We haven’t been to Olamai since before the pandemic. We loved it then and we love it now. Our entrees were perfectly done, the biscuits are still must haves, and the tomato salad was the best. The service was attentive but not intrusive. All around it was a lovely dinner!
  11. PE

    PETERF

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olamaie is always excellent. The food, the service, and the atmosphere are all amazing!
  12. RE

    RichardE

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre was exceptional knowledgeable, super helpful & very personable!! The entire staff was wonderful! Great evening!!!
  13. SA

    SteveATX

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    An incredibly unique experience. Great meal with family.
  14. L

    Lynnli

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. A savory take on American food. One can definitely over eat here.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Food was incredible, service top notch!
  16. A

    Amber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe the best food I’ve had in Austin. It was delicious.
  17. M

    Michelle

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olamaie was FANTASTIC! I've been to Little Ola's Biscuits in Wells Branch so I was excited to try Olamaie and definitely wasn't disappointed. The only negative was having to wait... we showed up a few minutes early for our 7:45 reservation and didn't get seated until 8:15 because the other couple at our table was taking longer than expected (which is out of the restaurant's control). The hostess checked in with us several times to apologize for the wait and offered to take our drink order while we waited. Once we were seated, the service was FLAWLESS. Both the server and the hostess personally apologized for our wait again and our food came out quickly. They even provided us a complimentary appetizer which was very much appreciated! The Hopi Blue Corn Hushpuppies were DELICIOUS (the carmelized onion dip was the best part) and the Smoked Beef Belly was so tender and flavorful. For the second course, we got the Herb Roasted Chicken Breast and the Curried Lamb Terrine... both of which were even better than expected. We also got a side of biscuits (we already knew they were delicious from visiting Little Ola's) and the Cheddar Green Chile Grits, which blew us away and ended up being our favorite item! We will definitely be back for a date night in the future!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal!
  19. KG

    KiaG

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are not messin’ around! This was hands down the best meal we’ve ever had. So good, in fact, we canceled our rez for a different restaurant the next week and rebooked here! The service was oustanding. A lot of servers and each and every person was so kind and helpful - in fact one guy walked my husband to the restroom :) Food ordered and devoured: first course shrimp and red rice, main course pork chop and the blackened red snapper, sides biscuits and the jalapeño cheddar grits and dessert sweet potato flan. Downed 4 of the house punches and it was the most spectacular meal on the planet. Can’t wait to go back tonight!
  20. CC

    ChereseC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really FABULOUS MEAL!! Elevated, Inspired Southern cooking done right. Lovely atmosphere, drinks were perfect! Warm knowledgeable server. Don't miss the biscuits!! (and oddly, the cabbage side dish was KILLER GOOD!!! )
  21. PS

    PattiS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sit outside and order the biscuits!!! Cocktails are stellar. Very attentive service all around. We had the pork chop and fish, enjoyed both. Hush puppies are worth ordering too. All in all it made a very special evening.
  22. JW

    JustinW

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    We ordered a bottle of wine and asked that they bring it to us rather then wait for us to finish our first drinks. We waited a long time and they brought an already opened bottle of wine. I am used to the bottle being opened after I verify it is the right wine at the table. This is just weird. It could have been a cheaper bottle of wine poured into a nicer label. Next the waitress took the bottle away from our table. I asked that it remain with us and they indicated the restaurant rule is it has to be stored on a side table because there is not enough room on our table. There was plenty of room on our table for the bottle to be there the rest of the time. The food was good, but not great. We liked the tomato appetizer a lot. My pork chop had a lot of fat. The wine options by the glass are not very good and the bottles are expensive. We were seated so close to the table next to us and it is very loud in there, so you do not get any privacy. Lastly they added a 20% wellness fee onto the bill plus there was a tip line on the bill. It should be one or the other.
  23. d

    dclm

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a Monday eve, and the place was buzzing. Great atmosphere, and great service. When the wrong desert was brought out, the waiter was full of apologies and brought us the correct one - a delicious flan - while leaving the gelato. The cabbage dish was extraordinarily good, as was the lamb curry. The only area that was confusing was when it came time to pay. They added a 20% wellness fee onto the bill - and also left space for tips. It needs to be one or the other, like Black Star. It's admirable that they are offering healthcare to their staff, so add the 20% and make it clear, no tips. Overall this was a fine dining experience and we will return ; - ).
  24. A

    Anna

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, nestled in a house with a great porch. The drinks were inventive and delicious, and the food is beyond compare.
  25. F

    Fefe

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and excellent dining experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They took a birthday and it very special for our party. Al the food had a southern theme with modern techniques. The staff work in unison and made our light very special.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Inventive, tasty, comforting, truly unique
  28. AW

    AllisonW

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most wonderful meal from the most wonderful team.
  29. JK

    JulieK

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing in one word. Cannot wait to go back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was fantastic!! highly recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was incredible. Staff very attentive. But for $150 a person didn’t seem necessary to keep kicking us out of our seats and ultimately out of the restaurant. Understand when a restaurant is busy, but you they could have handled it better. Sent us to the bar from our table, then told us we had to leave the bar. Good, but probably not going back soon.
  32. SG

    SonaliG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, drinks and service. One of the best meals I have had. We had crudo, tomato salad, biscuits, red snapper and pork chop. Dessert was sweet potato cheese cake. Every bite was delicious!
  33. m

    monty

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night-intimate and homey. Great staff
  34. BT

    BrianT

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new take on comfort food. I liked that the waiter recommended to treat the meal as family style. The five of us split 3 entrees, 2 appetizers and 3 side dishes. Everything was great! We had the pork chop, red snapper, and lamb as entrees and all were delicious. We split beef tartare and hush puppies for appetizers, and whipped and sweet potatoes and green beans for sides. Love every dish and we were all pleasantly full after the meal. Best meal I had in Austin during my visit.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice. Not cheap but worth every penny.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was stellar about the experience. The only comment I have is that the main dish was slightly over salted. Crudo, tartare, Jefferson red rice shrimp- all so good and presented beautifully. Dayboat fish dish was a little extra salty- other than that, everything was great.
  37. JF

    JohnF

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough good things…greeting, food, ambience, service…all stellar. We did not have dessert as none of the choices jumped out, but everything else was amazing. Eric, our server, was helpful and attentive and provided such great guidance through the choices we struggled to make. Too much great stuff on the menu.
  38. CV

    ChrisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best date-night spots I've found in Austin thus far. The atmosphere is charming and cozy, and the food was truly wonderful. Add in the fantastic service and it was a fantastic experience! Already been recommending to friends and family.
  39. DC

    DanielleC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with amazing service and such attention to detail with the food and drinks. Perfect place for a special occasion or when parents are in town. My family was over the moon. Highly recommend for a special occasion or celebratory night out.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I lovely spot in Austin. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the biscuits, hush puppies and green beans. Server was attentive and friendly. Drinks were good and parking was complementary valet. Will be back if I find myself in Austin again.

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Olamaie is rated 4.8 stars by 1558 OpenTable diners.

Olamaie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Olamaie

1610 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Olamaie offers complimentary valet directly outside the restaurant on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Street parking is also availabe and free after 6 pm (and all day Sunday).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Fojtasek

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 474-2796

  • Catering

    Olamaie offers exceptional catering for private events, special occasions, and intimate in-home dinners. Whether you are hosting family, friends or colleagues, our culinary team will curate a menu based on your specific needs.<br /><br />For information regarding catering please contact catering@maiebhospitality.com

  • Private party facilities

    Olamaie's modern amenities and traditional Southern charm provide the perfect place to host your next celebration. Our array of unique private dining options can accommodate seated dinners ranging from 6-60 guests or a cocktail reception for up to 120.For event inquiries please contact reservations@olamaieaustin.com

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