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Olamaie, Austin, TX

Olamaie

4.8
4.8
1625 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 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

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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Experiences

  • Valentines day @ Olamaie

    $150.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us at Olamaie for a Valentines Day Celebration! We will be offering a Pre-Fix dinner for tonight only with some extra items off menu available for purchase for an added experience! We understand that life happens and we would love to have you dine with us. Please be aware that any cancellations within a 48 hour of period of your reservation will be subject to a $50 per person partial penalty for said reservation. Any cancellations the day of your reservations will be subject to a $100 per person partial penalty for said reservation. Payment will be due at the conclusion of dinner. A credit card will be needed to hold the reservation only.

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What 1,625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. v

    victord

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everyone was crazy engaged and immersed in their food and their process. beautiful room. some ex eptionsl, managers too. desserts a little fussy
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you think the biscuit is perfect try sitting at the bar. The hospitality doesn’t get better then the 2 I had. And on a Monday night!
  3. HM

    HolleratchaboyMikeD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and very friendly and attentive staff. Would love to see more menu options but the offerings were divine!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening!
  5. RS

    RandyS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager greeted us with a very friendly welcome, setting the stage for a great, memorable evening with excellent food, superior service and a warm, casually elegant setting.
  6. GS

    GiselleS

    Coastal Georgia

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Last week I had a layover in Austin and made reservations at Olamaie. I assume with OpenTable restaurants have the option to message guests if they are closed for an emergency OR to just turn their OpenTable reservations off. I also assume this can be done remotely. I Ubered from my hotel ($20) to the closed restaurant. Then Ubered to another restaurant where I was able to have dinner. It’s definitely okay to not open if you’re uncomfortable driving in the weather, or if you’re having staffing or power issues due to weather. It’s not okay to leave your reservations on/open and not notify guests.
  7. SD

    SherryD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a big group so we were able to get a lot of things to share. Everything was excellent.
  8. b

    brians

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The 20% additional charge for staff insurance etc was unexpected and they want to tip on total including the surcharge. So charge is good + 40 %. Excessive!
  9. S

    Sophia

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Olaemaie had very creative dishes that I was pleasantly surprised by. Portions were all very good size. The biscuits are to die for because it comes with this honey butter spread that’s the perfect ratio of sweet and savory. The beef tartare was also well done and every bite had a lot of umami. My only complaints for the food is the uneven seasoning/salting for the main entrees. Their duck breasts were cooked perfectly juicy, so it was unfortunate that they unevenly seasoned the dish. The first piece I tried the duck was so incredibly salty that I grimaced. I tried another piece towards the other end of the plate and that was seasoned well. The accompanying side for that duck dish was also too salty in my opinion. For our day boat fish, it was red snapper and it was cooked pretty well. There’s a sort of risotto underneath the fish that honestly stole the show. Reminded me of congee. I don’t usually complain about salt levels, but this dinner left me having to drink frequently to balance the sodium intake. Lastly, this dinner was a graduation celebration and service was straightforward. The dishes were delivered and the table would be cleaned during each transition. We, however, did not get checked up on at all through the dinner service. That’s why I just ate around the salty pieces of duck.
  10. LT

    LT3000

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular place with it feeling stuffy. Cabbage, gumbo, hush puppies, drinks all perfect.
  11. JM

    JohnM

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar had some unique offerings for whiskies. The food was spectacular and our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We will be back.
  12. GT

    GwynT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall! We split a starter, main, side and a dessert and were stuffed! We have dined here several times and love it everytime!
  13. CC

    ChristinaC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Olamaie has a very charming atmosphere and the food is great! The team was friendly and attentive and the service was wonderful. We loved the biscuits and appreciated the well balanced cocktails!
  14. MA

    MarkA

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    we were seated at the bar and we were early. Loved chatting with the bartender but I was not sure why we could not have been seated inside- there was not much crowd right as they opened. Drinks, cabbage, beef belly and cheese grits were superb. The fish was good but the lamb was lacking. Biggest issue is it is expensive AND they add the surcharge for employees. I don't mind the surcharge but i am always confused on how to tip. Is the surcharge the tip? Or in addition to the tip.
  15. B

    Browner56

    Austin

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. So surprised by the smoked cabbage - excellent. And of course we loved the biscuits.
  16. SE

    SirEatsaLot

    Austin

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We're not quite "regulars" but we've been a bunch. I know it's happening everywhere and I didn't confirm, but it felt like prices went up on familiar menu items. On the whole, good (not great) meal, solid service, enjoyable bday dinner for my wife.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop was perfection!!! The biscuit always a treat.
  18. TP

    TatyanaP

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences we’ve had. Eclectic menu, the service was impeccable, every member of the staff was super knowledgeable. I highly recommend it!
  19. JV

    JaredV

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Birthday dinner. It was good but a bit over priced.
  20. a

    agua

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The ambiance was nice — the converted home was very cute. The appetizers were a treat. And then everything else was horrible. The entrees were disgusting; we got the shrip and rice and the duck. The rice was literally mush, pooling with oil, absolutely horrible. The duck was full of gristle and chewy; gross. And the server was cold and uninviting. Altogether our meal was a huge let down for the $300 price tag.
  21. AJ

    AshleyJ

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Highly recommend, five stars.
  22. PP

    ParlayPete

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Quite expensive; server should have suggested sharing one of the courses since very large portions.
  23. S

    Scmuk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff in a fun atmosphere!
  24. C

    Chad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite as delicious as that last bite. Wonderful place.
  25. 1

    1polrb

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Olamaie has very creative dishes that are visually stunning and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. It was our anniversary, so they started us with a complimentary glass of champagne. The expresso martini at the end was to die for.
  26. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation at Olamie for my wife's birthday. They kept in contact via text assuring the reservation was valid. Our server, Eric, was just incredible. He made the experience memorable. The food was really well cooked. I am so impressed when a restaurant makes a great dining experience non pretentious. This place lives up to its reputation. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah was lovely. But, Jesse was the true star. Honestly upgraded our whole experience. The food was phenomenal. Do not miss this experience.
  28. RG

    RoxanneG

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was outstanding! Super knowledgeable about everything from the ingredients of each cocktail the story behind the wine and pairing it properly to recommendations on food and how much to order for 4! Biscuits r incredible. Cabbage really good. Beef belly and tartare super good! The whipped potatoes are so incredibly good. It was a lovely experience! U will not b disappointed!
  29. M

    Melissa

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olamaie has one of the best chefs/cooks and staff of any place in Austin. Period. Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting.
  30. JK

    JimK

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for special events, this is our go-to place for our anniveraries.
  31. CA

    ChristyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for a much needed date nights with my husband. I don’t think I have ever been compelled to right a review but I had an exceptional experience. The food and service were amazing. The ambience was so romantic. We went at 5:15 and the restaurant was quiet and calm and felt that the servers gave us exactly the right amount of attention. Just the best!
  32. RW

    RyanW

    Boise

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant was very nice and the food was good overall. The only disappointment we had was that my wife sent her pork back because it was so salty. What was bothersome is that they didn’t even offer to get a different plate and said sorry and left it at that.
  33. LA

    LeAnnJ

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific food, great service. Pricy but worth it for a special occasion.
  34. SP

    SheliaP

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I googled a place to go in this Austin’s area, and Olamaie, came up. We have never heard of this restaurant. This place was amazing. The entire experience was exactly what we were looking for. From the very moment we opened the front door, the staff was friendly, the bar was perfect and the restaurant atmosphere was beautiful. The food was AMAZING! I mean, every dish, we ordered didn’t disappoint. We will definitely be going back. We love more boutique restaurants and this place was really special. Love all the charm Olamaie provides.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, amazing service, love it!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  37. PT

    PaigeT

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal- service was incredible.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    Wouldn’t recommend for NYE dinner. Sat down 45 minutes late and restaurant was kind enough to cover some items as a good gesture. Was not worth the price at all IMO
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our anniversary and NYE here. Absolutely loved the experience. Seating inside is a little tight but service and food was nothing short of excellent.
  40. DS

    DerryS

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was not only elegant in appearance but absolutely delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable, engaged and very responsive. The front end staff was welcoming and accommodating. I can't wait to go back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Olamaie using the Order Online button.

Olamaie is rated 4.8 stars by 1625 OpenTable diners.

Olamaie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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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