Treat Mom with the delicious brunch she deserves. Reserve your table now. See you soon.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Come celebrate Easter with us. We will be adding some tasty items to our brunch menu so reserve your table now. We will also leave half the restaurant un-reserved for walk-ins. To make you you have your table when you want it, reserve now. See you soon. Cheers.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
A truly delicious challah custard toast; the “half size” is two slices, while the “full size” is three slices. But don’t let that deceive you; the slices are over an inch thick!! Unctuous and tender, hot and rich. Superb. The maple syrup was very important to the whole effect, while the apple pieces were basically unnecessary (and who though raw apple would work, anyway??? It should have been cooked in cinnamon till tender).
The ambience was more of a wall of noise. Everyone seemed to be having trouble being heard, and hence everyone was using their “incredible ear-piercing voice”. Ow.
Come for the food, bring earplugs and paper and pencil to communicate with your friends and the wait staff.
Get the French toast, it's amazing!
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!
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.
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.
Precious cozy little spot with delicious food! Very accommodating to dietary restrictions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This was my first time eating at Olea. I thoroughly enjoyed having brunch here and will return for the Challah Custard Toast!
Olea is an inventive, delicious menu. Service and ambience are divine, please go!
Tasty food. Very lovely staff. Great setting. Loved that you could book for brunch
I found this gem when looking up places to eat while visiting San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood. It did not disappoint! My friend and I went for brunch and loved our food. I had the chilaquilles and it was amazing. So flavorful 👍
Everything was great!! Only reason for docking a few short stars from perfect was due to the overall noise level. Small place, lower ceilings, so noise level was significantly louder than I would have preferred. That's not anything staff or ownership can control. Other than that, I'd come back!!!
Quick, tasty and slightly different. Enjoyed the gnocchi and the pork.
Absolutely fantastic, fresh, high quality food with excellent, personable service. Our new San Francisco breakfast favorite!
My husband and I visit San Francisco several times a year and love creative California cuisine. We saw that Olea was rated highly on Trip Advisor and made reservations for Sunday brunch. We are so thrilled we did and also very happy we made reservations! If you don't make reservations, the wait can be long. The food was exceptional. I had the mushroom omelet and my husband had the corn cakes. Each was delicious with great flavors. Reasonably priced with very friendly (even though very busy) servers. We will definitely be back and look forward to when they reopen for dinner.
Arrived promptly at 7:45PM following a 10min walk from our Nob Hill hotel. Our table was waiting for our party of 2. We had read the reviews and so were prepared for a small menu with items potentially unavailable with our later seating. This evening's menu was fabulous - there was nothing I would not have enjoyed. My wife ordered the Black Cod and I asked our waiter for his suggestion and then chose the lamb shank. Both mains were excellent balances of flavors and textures. The bruschetta appetizer was a little too dense. Unfortunately the gazpacho was sold out but the heirloom salad was adequate. We shared the chocolate bread pudding as the blueberry pie was finished for the day. It was tasty but a bit heavy. The wine menu was limited but almost everything was available by the glass. Service was intelligent and informative. I was impressed with the final bill... 15-20% less than I have become accustomed to in the bay area for a meal of this caliber. This is a great neighborhood pick - we will be back again.
Great food, fresh and inventive! Would definitely come back.
We had an amazing dinner at Olea. Service was prompt and personalable. Would recommend and will return.
Great Gluten free options
Really enjoyed fresh the fresh ingredients and the creative menu.
Heard about Olea from a friend and decided to try it out.
It was fabulous. Great food, exceptional presentation and a wonderful wine list.
I especially enjoyed the unusual parings of local vegetables with fish. My date throughly enjoyed his steak which was tender and not overlooked.
The atmosphere was relaxed & casual. The service was very good.
We plan on returning next month with friends to try other items on the menu.
This is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. A true neighborhood gem and owners Phillip and Daniel are great hosts.
The neighborhood restaurant you wish your neighborhood had. Owner is always there, as nice as they come and takes immense pride in his menu.
Olea is my absolute favorite neighborhood spot! My boyfriend and I often stop by after work for a delicious dinner and glass of wine, and their weekend brunch is amazing! Must try the challah French toast!
My only wish is for larger portions for the price. Great food and wine though.
My first time visit was a wonderful experience. The dinner service was very attentive & unobtrusive. The leg of lamb dish was cooked to perfection & full of flavour. Only a small space so an intimate ambience ... and quiet.Will definitely be coming back soon.
Great service - our server was also the waiter and gave us some great tips and recommendations. The food was wonderful too, although a bit overpriced (not by a lot, but slightly more than others for similar dining experiences). The drink menu was also small. We went for dinner but apparently it is known for brunch. We definitely have to try it for brunch again!
The waiters were very friendly. Was disappointed by how limited the menu was and how small the portions were, altho foodcwas prepared well.
A pleasant surprise down the hill from the Masonic. Would definitely go again. They didn't miss a beat!
Always looking for out of the way places. This one is small, but the owner knows his stuff and the food is both tasty and nicely presented. It sounds like the selections change on the menu, but we appreciated having good choices for both vegetarian and entrees with meat. Wine selection was not large but it was good, beer selection was more modest. The only real downside was the vanilla gelato we tried at dessert. Don't bother with that one.
Amazing locally sourced food in the heart of it all
We continue to love Olea's. It is our first choice when we are looking for excellent, interesting food in a quiet, warm, and friendly atmosphere. Always reminds us of dining in NYC without the crowds. Truly, a neighborhood gem! Thank you, Olea.
Our server Philip was very knowledgeable and personable, the food was delicious and the wine list was great--made for a fantastic night out!
A quaint, quiet, friendly, neighborhood establishment where the owner runs the room and the food is very good!
Perfect cozy little neighborhood bistro with an inventive menu of quality seasonal cuisine and excellent warm, friendly service. Great wine list too. Perfect place for catching up with friends and unwinding. Also one of the best brunch menus in town....If you can get in.
This neighborhood gem offers the most creative, some of the most delicious food on Nob Hill. The wine-by/the-glass list is extensive and reasonable. The owner,waiter, maitre 'd is gracious and knowledgeable. Olea deserves 5 stars.