Olamaie

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$50 and over
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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.

Specials

Cocktail Hour on the Porch

Come join us for our daily cocktail hour from 5 - 6:30 pm. We'll be helping you unwind with a $9 Peach Collins, Lemon Balm Julep, or Martini Bianco on our covered porch or in our air-conditioned parlor.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 11, 2019

Ends: July 12, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Olamaie will be offering a three-course pre-fixe menu (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options) to help all of you sweethearts crush it for your crushes. Join us for a menu of favorites, with some special touches, of course. A la carte menu unavailable.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 958 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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MN
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much! We were early and sat in the bar. Enjoyed the non alcoholic cocktails and they were able to seat us early. The noise level was pretty high which made hearing the waiter difficult.
My fish was delicious!

F
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service. Would definitely go back.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Table next to us had an argument...for an hour and a half. Told server, told manager. Was told “Sorry”

DD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Biscuits with honey butter were perfect. Pork chop and snapper were outstanding.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t say this lightly, this was the best steak I have ever eaten. Wonderful service and great atmosphere.

EC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great great food. Great great service.

FW
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We wanted to treat our friends to the best dining experience possible, and we were terribly disappointed. For starters, the chairs in the entry area were very dirty. The food was over-salted, and portions were very small. The $130 steak was not at all special. Cocktails were served in the smallest stemware I've ever seen at a restaurant. Dinner and wine for four was $900, and we've had better food at one-tenth the cost. I would not recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

V
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food and service and atmosphere were all delightful. The problem came with the check - there was an extra item on the check and, after I called the server back, and before I could identify the specific item on the check that was a problem, the server said "Yes, I'll take that glass of wine off." I feel that there was an effort to load the check, that the server got caught, and the server certainly did a lousy job of handling the situation - as if this was simply a game and not a question of the restaurant's credibility. I will likely not return, even though the food was superb.

OT
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was really great in every way but one. Our expensive wagyu steak was simply not a high quality cut if meat and at 150 for a plate it sets a high expectation. That being said it was cooked perfectly, everything else was nearly flawless, the service was great and they gave us a small break. I'd go back for sure, I just wouldn't suffer through a poor steak next time. After the first struggle to cut through it I should have known better.

M
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress, she was very kind and offered to go over many of the dishes in detail especially since I am an expecting mom. I cannot wait to go back.

M
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the bottle of wine that was recommended to us was exactly what we were looking for. Get the beans and ham and the red snapper. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and great food. A must go while in Austin.
We will be back without a doubt.

C
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our entrees were very favorable albeit very rich. My date had the fish and I had the pork chop. Both dishes were $45. I felt like that is too expensive. The pork chop was 10oz so a sizable portion and cooked to perfection. The accompanying sorghum was maybe 4-6 tablespoons and that was rich and salty.

My date's fish was the better dish, but again very rich. 6oz of fish with a collard green puree which I felt was overcooked, again maybe 4-6 tablespoons.

DH
Central Texas
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye was amazing and drink pairing was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. Noisy when it was busy.

BS
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is nothing to write home about and the prices don’t justify the meal. Quantity is fine but there is nothing unique about the flavors. Further, the menu is extremely limited. Our server was kind but very timid. Alcohol wasn’t served at the appropriate temperature. The setting is okay but doesn’t feel cozy even though the environment feels it should.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quaint location. Love the homey atmosphere. Food is amazing and the off menu biscuits- you’ll think you died and went to heaven!

NL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was wondering why I did not collect points on my reservation at your place

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Absolutely get the biscuits whatever you do.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Unfortunately, the food was truly awful. It was completely over seasoned to the point of being an inedible and the sauce with the fish was revolting/overpowering. Would not come back ever again.

TR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dream of their chicken plate all year and am in heaven when I get the chance to go.

OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the 16oz ribeye...it was to DIE FOR! I was a little worried about the price but sharing with two made it a little better but, in any event, the quality and taste were superb! We also had the pork chop which was succulent and very big! Great service and great food...can't ask for more. We will be back!

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Every bite was delicious.

T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Best biscuits ever!

M
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing night out. It was everything I hope for in a dining experience. Incredible food, great, friendly service, nice atmosphere. No mistakes. Able to enjoy my wife, our time together, and the great food.

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. Five star all the way.

SS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first experience at Olamaie, except for a Food Festival luncheon with Marcus Samuellson. We loved the cocktails, and the fabulous biscuits with honey butter! My redfish was really wonderful, and I enjoyed my husband's black eyed pea dish, although it seemed a bit expensive at $30. Our children split the steak with three sides, and they enjoyed it thoroughly. My daughter asked for it to be medium, and it was definitely more rare than she liked. We all loved the desserts! We will be back!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very lovely food and service. Building was too hot but we were moved to an outside table where it was lovely.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner here. Food was incredible, but definitely a pricey menu.

D
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous business dinner! Attentive service by well informed wait staff! Inventive delicious food and good wine list.
Cool craft cocktails
Highly recommend!

SO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Pricy menu.

LD
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic twists on southern comfort food. Best biscuit I ever had. Red Snapper and Hoppin’ John were delicious. Friendly and attentive staff.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service & wait staff

JL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal in a beautiful cozy place. Biscuits lived up to reputation, our waiter/sommelier was attentive and knowledgable. The pork loin was out of this world. Not to mention a perfect bottle of red wine. We will definitely be back.

GT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Pricing was outrageous. What we did order was well prepared but definitely not worth the money.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and ambiance were great but the food was just average for the price. It was way too salty for our taste.

BG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was very salty and we told them, and I would have expected them to offer us something ! They informed the chef... food also took a very long time.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We were so excited to eat here for a second time because we LOVED it the first time around. This time every dish we ordered was entirely too over salted! It was so salty we almost couldn’t finish it. So bummed!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best biscuits in the world!

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