olea - New Haven
Delicious food, excellent service, nice ambiance
Flawless meal - every dish comes out perfect. Not your typical Spanish restaurant - this is an elevated meal experience
Great Spanish food and attentive service. I will definitely go back for more.
Great restaurant, the food was outstanding and the ambiance complements the entire dining experience. I will deffinitevely come back and recommend this restaurant.
Fabulous food and superior service always a pleasure to dine there
Great food, good service. A little hard to understand the waiter.
Always a wonderful dining experience. The food is superb and the service outstanding. I feel welcomed as soon as I walk in, and cared for during the meal. The chef has a real gift for combining flavors to make each course delicious. The presentation of each dish is exceptional. The cocktails are also amazing.
The food is amazing!!! Great service!!!
There was a large group, VERY NOISY, & acting like they owned the entire dining room! It was a private group, but no separate room, no barrier of any kind!! I ask the manager to please tell them to dial down the noise as there are OTHER PAYING guests in the dining room & some of us are SENSITIVE to noise level!! They should have either booked the entire restaurant or the restaurant should have informed other guests!! I would have NOT booked there had I known!! The restaurant did nothing!! I eventually told one person from the group how obnoxious their noise level is to OTHER guests!!!
Great ambience, service and food, and all within a few steps of Yale’s great museums. Highly recommend.
I've always had fabulous meals at Olea. This time, I was celebrating with a friend. The menu had new options along with some of my favorites. Every dish was intriguing
and delicious - a feast for all the senses. Service was prompt, friendly and unobtrusive. Definitely a place to enjoy a special occasion.
Overall a great experience. Excellent service and food! It was our anniversary and they made a special little celebratory dessert for us! I’d definitely recommend Olea!
Olea is always superb from the food, wine, cocktails right down to the service
Food: so good that it makes the world stop for a moment -- you take a bite and just slow down and enjoy. Service: attentive but not fussy.
Atmosphere: How nice to eat in a place that's quiet!
Always great food with superb service. Especially good for before going to a play at the Shubert.
Hands down best resturant in town
Great food and service. The croquettes were exceptional. Lovely personalized dessert plates. Definitely coming back.
The food here is wonderful. The space is great. Service is adequate.
Reservations are suggested as the place fills up fast. Beautiful restaurant, very classy decor and waitstaff. Food was amazing. Not an extensive menu but plenty of choices. Fully stacked bar and plenty of drink specials. We really enjoyed our night out there. Would definitely go back again.
Beautiful place food was absolutely good but the amount of food they serve for the price wasn’t worth it.
Love this place!
Dinner was outstanding. We had the short ribs which were very tender and flavorful and the tenderloin which was cooked perfectly.
A wonderful new Spanish restaurant has emerged in New Haven from the ashes of the old Ibiza. Whereas Ibiza was more oriented towards tapas dishes, Olea brings a bright, energetic approach to a wide array of wonderfully cooked, fresh Spanish dishes. Great wine list, too.
Given that Olea is a Spanish restaurant, I was expecting to find more Spanish flavours on the menu. I would say the offering is closer to French. The food was very nice on the whole but missing the X factor and sometimes the flavours weren't well balanced (such as the sfera dessert.) The wine options were great and the service was impeccable.
Four of us dined on a Tuesday night. It was a wonderful menu, good wine, great service. The restaurant is quiet- no music at all, which is great for discussion.
We had halibut, ceviche, ribs and butternut squash ravioii- all were excellent
Went for Mother’s Day, they opened specially on Sunday for it. The restaurant was comfortably full, and the service was excellent from the start. They took our coats, sat us immediately, and we had a perfectly paced dinner from water to dessert. Everything was immaculately cooked, with perfect textures and interesting flavors. We skipped the Mother’s Day prix fix, and had the red snapper special and some pork dish I forget the name of. All the appetizers were exceptional and the presentation of our entrees was flawless. The wine list was interesting and had a nice range of prices, we got an incredible reserve red from 2012 for $62 - one of the best bottles I’ve had out ever. Only complaint is we felt the cuts of meat themselves were not exceptional, but they were only slightly below the standard set by everything else.
Excellent restaurant. Still one of the best in New Haven.
Beautifully presented and delicious cuisine.
The food is always delicious and the staff is always accommodating and friendly.
Can't go wrong at Olea. Not the cheapest restaurabt in town, but superbly creative menu, knowledgeable wait staff. Wine list is very good.
Olea is an attractive restaurant with superb staff. My friend and I each ordered a beef dish, hers was from the menu and mine was a short rib special. Both were delicious. The sides that came with them worked to complete the meal and the portion size was perfect. We also received a complementary amuse bouche as well as two pieces of chocolate to finish our meal.
Service was attentive without being intrusive. I highly recommend Olea.
The food is amazing!!! Strongly recommended.
Olea is by far the BEST restaurant in New Haven, many try to compete but they are still the best on all levels, both food quality and service. The roast pork and the branzino are excellent as is the tuna tartare Desserts are always inventive. A trip to New haven would be incomplete without a visit to Olea!!
Fantastic food beautifully presented in a great atmosphere, highly recommended. The foie gras is to die for!
Excellent service and food as always.
Went to Olea for a special occasion recently. Food and service were exceptional. Was also able to enjoy downtown New Haven prior to our meal which was fun as well. The wait staff was attentive to our every need and more. The pace of service was perfect and the food was delicious along with a tasty Spanish wine pairing offered by our waiter. Presentation of the food was also excellent and a reminder how attention to detail can add quite a bit to a meal. We will return soon.
Took my fiance out to celebrate completing her PhD with both of our parents. The staff was amazing from honoring my special request for a surprise champagne toast on arrival, to being perfectly attentive all night - they were top notch! The food was as always superlative from apps to dinner and dessert. Thank you Olea team a truly special evening!