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Olea Restaurant

214 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Olea is a small neighborhood restaurant where we love brunch. We are only open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm for brunch only. Our menu is a combo of California and Latin flavors, from a delicious Pork Belly BLT, slow roasted pork belly with house made aioli, roma tomatoes and a red cabbage-jalapeño slaw, to Huevos Rancheros made from scratch with fresh poblano & red bell peppers and spicy tomato sauce to our famous Challah Custard Toast, we are the only restaurant that makes this dish, don't be fooled by another "french toast" made out of Challah bread, we are famous for this dish and are the only restaurant that makes it so FANTASTICALLY delicious. EVERYTHING on our menu is fresh and made from scratch, all our bread is from the Acme Bread Company in the Ferry Building where we pick it up every week. We pride ourselves with a fun up beat atmosphere combined with a relaxed San Francisco neighborhood feel. See you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Contemporary American, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 202-8521
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking is available in the neighborhood. There is also is a garage at Bush and Polk Street and another on Sacramento St between Polk St. and Van Ness St.
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Public transit
Olea is on the California St. Cable Car line. Get off at the Larkin St. stop.

Take the #1 California MUNI bus and get off at Sacramento and Larkin, walk one block down Larkin to California Street.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 214 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Get the French toast, it's amazing!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a reservation for Sunday at 10:15am to celebrate my best friend's engagement. We sat outside in the glorious sunshine and really enjoyed the grapefruit mimosas and cazuela dish. Food was great, French Press coffee was amazing, and the servers were very friendly. Would definitely recommend!

VBMOM808 (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I was visiting San Francisco for the weekend and met my son for brunch. We were seated promptly after making a reservation on Open Table. The menu was interesting and after recommendations from our server, I tried the cazuela and my son had the chilaquiles. Both were delicious! The inside dining area is small but there are tables outside. The host and servers were all very nice and efficient. However, because the restaurant was so busy, it took over 1/2 hour to get our food which was fine since were not in a rush.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a timely seating for our reservation. The host/manager was a little on the curt side. Our server seemed a little passive/new/slow in taking our order, and to no surprise, our food took a long time to get to us. When we did get our food, it was wonderful. We just wish we had had some coffee left in our mugs at the time.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Precious cozy little spot with delicious food! Very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

I hate the idea of folks giving ratings based on service, but this was a miserable experience, so I am making an exception to do so. The other week, I made a reservation for brunch and selected indoor seating, because OpenTable gives you the option. I then waited more than forty minutes for my table this morning. At the 35 minute mark, when I asked about the table, the owner snapped at me that he has a sixty person restaurant and everyone wants to sit inside. If you take reservations and give the option of selecting inside vs. outside, at least honor those who took the time to indicate where they wanted to be seated. The food is good here but not worth the attitude. They then usher you through your meal so that they can turn the table quickly. I ended up waiting longer for my reservation than I was seated "enjoying" my meal.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Olea. The owner is incredibly friendly and was very accommodating to my family and I. I am in a wheelchair and accessibility into the restaurant isnt all that great but they already had alternative options ready to go for me upon our arrival . You could really tell that they cared and put actual effort into making sure my family and I had a stress-free, pleasant brunch. Thanks again!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Staff was very polite and organized. We were seated quickly, food came out quickly, staff was never rude or in a hurry for us to move. Food was very good.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

There are two lines for tables. One for people who made reservations, one for people walk-ins. They are busy so they keep checking on you every 10mins, you feel pressured to eat, finish and leave asap.
Mimosa is a joke, diluted oj with what tastes like tonic.
Earl grey tea tastes like luke warm colored water.
Coffee comes in a fresh press. I guess it's dark roast.
Restroom is really claustrophobic but clean, right next to kitchen.
I would order challah french toast (really delicious) to go and not eat there. It's over rated in general imo.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Slightly disappointed in our service. We showed up on time for our reservation and had to wait a few minutes for a table to open up and be reset. This would have been completely fine, however we asked for a glass of water while we waited and the host said he would prefer we didn't as there weren't enough supplies for him to give us a glass and to reset the table.

We could have easily brought the water glasses with us as we sat down but instead we felt as though we were being an inconvenience. It was a beautiful day which made our experience outside very enjoyable, we just wish the service matched the ambiance.

At the end of brunch someone had asked for a to go box. The servers agreed and then when we were ready to leave it was discovered the food was forgotten about and already thrown away. We were understanding but it was just another missed opportunity that ended our experience on a bad note.