olea - New Haven
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
yellow fn tuna, tomato, ginger, soy sauce, sesame seeds, aioli, crispy wonton
grilled Atlantic salmon, tomato-cucumberscallion vinaigrette, pistachio, cold potato-green pea-carrot-egg salad, fresh corn escabeche
roasted boneless suckling pig, lemon, thyme, honey-port wine, parmesan cheese dauphinoise potato, petit mesclun salad (please allow 40 minutes cooking time)
The food was varied and delicious. The chef has a gift for creating dishes that have different flavors that always work well together. The service is attentive without hovering. Each course is balanced and portions are good. This is my favorite restaurant for any occasion .
Fabulous food and service.
Everything was delicious, and all the service extraordinarily friendly!
The only thing that I didn't like was that the waiter was obnoxious
Great experience. Food delicious. Would highly recommend.
Clearly one of the top three restaurants in New Haven area
Very good food and friendly staff. Terrific location in a charming neighborhood adjacent to Yale campus.
Amazing dinner, as always. The service was kind and attentive and the food is exceptional!
Amazing food, creative and delicious drinks, great wine selection, and wonderful service. Our favorite restaurant in the area.
From the start our dining experience at Olea was immaculate. We were brought to our tables as soon as we arrived and the food was amazing. The beef tenderloin was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
The staff was very accommodating and friendly! The food was fantastic and had something for everyone.
Eating at Olea is a gastronomic treat of epic proportions. Literally the best restaurant in Connecticut on all levels. Food, service , and atmosphere. There are always specials. Last nights fresh lobster over burrata with a tomato granita made every bite a treat. The table then shared the eggplant cannolini with vegetables and then I had the roast sucking pig over dauphinois potatoes. Again the honey chocolate dessert was shared by the table. We try to go at least once a month and look forward to our next visit!!
The food was excellent as usual, especially the chef fish special! One of the best places to eat in New Haven.
We went to Olea to celebrate a birthday. It was an early dinner so expected it to be quiet. Inside the restaurant was completely empty with workers shuffling about. We asked for outdoor dining, which they accommodated. Sadly, sitting there felt like we were sitting at a funeral - absolutely no ambience or music for a restaurant of this caliber. The service was very slow and the waiter came back to confirm our order which was wrong. We were provided some potato appetizer, courtesy of chef. It was ok, but was cold and quite frankly at this point, we were ready to be disappointed. The food came and was good, but not superb as one would expect. It took them 30 minutes to print our check and when it finally arrived, it had one extra dish on it - the one that we confirmed with the waiter we never ordered early on. I realize these are interesting times and good help may be hard to find. But overall, will likely not return. Too bad.
The food was excellent. The most tender octopus I’ve ever had
Olea has great Authentic high end Spanish food. The appetizers and desserts really stand out as interesting and different from the average offerings in the area.
A beautiful meal, as always. Tables very spaced out for COVID. A relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, with warm people and exquisite food. We can’t wait to come back!
Absolutely delicious meal with phenomenal service. Everything was delicious. Olea is my new favorite restaurant in NHV. Came here for DPW dinner no. 10.
Best place to eat great food and service?
Raul is a wonderful waiter! Thanks for another great dinner experience!
Superb! Best around the CT!
Great basic outdoor seating. It could be nicer if they decorated it as their indoor space is beautiful but open and Covid safe. It’s nice not to be sitting next to the road. Tables are far enough apart. Food was delicious as always. Service was excellent considering they had to bring everything outside.
A really great dining experience with attentive staff and delicious food. The plating for all the food was sublime. I’d recommend getting the suckling pig - delicious!
Perfect dinner experience! Not rushed or fussed over but never felt neglected. Food was DELICIOUS! Our party of three split everything: squash salad, tuna tartare, charcuterie, grilled octopus and the duck entree. Lovely atmosphere and amazing food!
I've been to Olea probably over 20 times and it has never, ever disappointed. It's a superb restaurant on all fronts-- food, service, and ambiance.
Overall 5 stars
Great food. Attentive service. Brought extras out for us to try. Tuna tartare was outstanding. We all loved our entrees- salmon, scallops, cannelloni. Brought surprise to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The entrees came out fast after the appetizers, would have liked some more time in between, but can’t wait to go back again.
Outstanding! Olea made our anniversary so special! 5 stars all around.
Wonderful - exceeded expectations in four and service. Creative menu
Lovely outdoor seating. No fault service. I will preface by saying I don't eat meat - my choices were good but not quite as flavorful as I d hoped. Dessert ( my favorite course!)was fancy which I find hard to get these days, photo worthy.
Always a great experience. The staff is warm and friendly and the food outstanding. The outdoor space is very nice and not in the street! My favorite restaurant in New haven.
The food, the service -- everything about this place is excellent!
My favorite restaurant in New Haven. The Spanish cuisine there rivals anything you can find in NYC. The owner and staff are warm and attentive.
both food and service was below normal levels of excellence
Excellent from start to finish. Great service from friendly and experienced waitstaff. Food was perfectly prepared. Serving sizes were just right. Suckling pig and duck breast entrees so delicious! Topped off with the cheese plate and three different flavors of ice cream along with espressos with brandy and honey. Yum!! Will be back again.
Enjoyed dinner tonight for my husband’s birthday- great food wonderful service
Beautiful evening. Wonderful outdoor seating.
Food and service excellent as always.
Amazing food and cocktails.
We had the gazpacho and marinated anchovies appetizers and steak tips main course with sides of mushrooms and potatoes. Everything was cooked perfectly and very fresh. Very nice evening out in New Haven!
olea - New Haven offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 780-8925.
olea - New Haven is rated 4.8 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.