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About Olivette

Escape into the city for a dining experience like no other. Olivette at The Houstonian offers the best of Modern American Cuisine while offering a relaxing experience for travelers and native Houstonians alike.

Voted by The Houston Business Journal as Best Place for Breakfast and Power Lunch in the Executive Entertainment and Dining Guide, Olivette proves that there's no better place to do business than on the Bayou. Book your reservation today.

111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 685-6713

Website:
http://www.houstonian.com/Olivette.aspx

Parking Details:
Valet and Self Parking are available. Validate parking with the Host/Hostess

Executive Chef:
Neal Cox

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Olivette Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
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Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Scenic View (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Casual (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere, impeccable service combined with amazing food. I know every time I eat here, everything will be perfect.

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

This may be a hotel restaurant, but it is anything but ordinary and well worth the trip to come here. We happen to live nearby and love eating at Olivette. The restaurant is beautiful, and one of Houston’s finest. They not only have great seafood and steak, but the best vegetarian dish I have ever had anywhere. The service is always extraordinary. The bar is very lively and because it’s at a boutique hotel, there are always interesting people from all over the country to visit with. My wife and I were celebrating our birthdays, and out of all the great restaurants in Houston, this is the place we chose. That says alot. It is a place we love.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal and service!

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I always have a great experience! The food is delicious, service is impeccable and the environment is enjoyable.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

A great venue for a business breakfast. Great service and good assortment of options on the menu. Quiet atmosphere and a great view of the Houstonian grounds.

Tags: Business Meals
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great location, nice ambiance, good food, exemplary service. I go to Olivette frequently and am never disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
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service5
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were served stale bread and seafood that tasted like it came out of the freezer. Nothing was fresh. And at $35/plate, we were very disappointed. We don’t plan to go back.

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food2
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Unbeknownst to my husband and me, the Olivette only serves Brunch on Sundays and we were wishing to eat lunch. Our waiter Eduard offered to ask the chef if he could prepare a lunch for us of roast chicken and vegetables and he very kindly did. The food was delicious, hot and served quickly. We really appreciated their willing response to meet our request. Eduard and Jennifer are to be commended. We have eaten there many times and will certainly return in the future.

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food5
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 (México)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Un ambiente diferente en Houston, un clásico. Buen servicio, buena comida, y un ambiente muy agradable, excelente atención del personal, y buenas opciones para degustar.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Impeccable food and atmosphere. Love the decorations during Christmastime.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service4
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful venue for holiday get together with friends but make a reservation because they are always busy during Christmas. Highly recommend anything at The Houstonian!

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very dissatisfied and have been coming here for years. Very limited wine list and too expensive. Noise distracting and food poor

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food2
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was my fourth time sharing a meal with friends at this wonderful restaurant in four years. Each time it has been fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had the cedar plank salmon. Very generous portion. Able to carry on a conversation. Beautiful surroundings especially at Christmas

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The staff was excellent

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service5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place with an excellent service unmatched in Houston.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, People Watching, Fun, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Organic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Having lunch here during the Christmas holidays is magical. The variety of entree salads is excellent and their cracker bread is a must. The only problem was that the place we were sitting was so cold - I think because of the cold coming in from the outside- that it was uncomfortable. Otherwise, perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service & excellent food. Ambiance was perfect. Beautiful Christmas decorations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a great Thanksgiving lunch. Have stayed at the Hotel o n many occasions but never have we eaten at the Olivette. Did enjoy the meal and will eat there again

Gerald & Erin Gesser

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Quality food, great service, all entrees arrived at the same time, and very hot which is a must for breakfast. Great service and very attentive!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Only the best and freshest ingredients prepared in a tasty but not complicated manner.
The service is professional and low key.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Organic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I appreciated how attentive the staff was. Very informed on the menu, had great recommendations and was kind. Food was beautifully presented and on time as we were in a bit of a rush for lunch. I will be coming back here

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

OK this is a hotel restaurant, happens to be close enough to our home that we can walk there. Hotel restaurants are not always the best, they have a captive audience. But The Houstonian Hotel is boutique and the restaurant is superb. I eat vegetarian when possible, and I had the hominy and bean fricasee - the finest vegetarian dish I have ever eaten. My wife had the delicious wild caught salmon. We shared the large and unique southwest salad. Service was wonderful. We have eaten here many times, loved our dinner, recommend highly. An added plus is the lively bar with hotel guests from all over the world to meet and people watch. If you are just visiting Houston or you live here like us, this is a great place to be.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Didn't realize this was in the Houstonian when I booked it. Food was good (Duck was fantastic) and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent restaurant. We have enjoyed food, service and ambience for years. Staff is top notch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had brunch buffet, the food was ok, not many people there, so it was quite. It's lightly on the high price end for what they offer but we had a good time with friends. The real complain we had was misquotes , one of my friends got 5-6 big bites on her knees.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The trout was dry. We went because of the some items that were on the menu and they said they had not had them for four months. The cappuccino machine was broken so that was out.
So if you want mediocre food for a high price and beautiful ambience I recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I love this place! The service is impeccable and the food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent atmosphere! Great menu for Houston's Restaurant Week.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent food and great service. The restaurant has some problem with knots that detract from the dining experience. Not sure why but management can't seem to get rid of them.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This place is completely amazing! From the service to the atmosphere to the food... amazing is the only word that describes our dining experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 24, 2017

This is our favorite place for family and visiting friends. The food is good; the menu is varied and interesting. The service is courteous and efficient.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good food and very attentive service. We enjoyed our first visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Olivette is a great setting and always nice and quiet. Food is hit or miss and recently more often a miss. Recent dinner for 4 and steak and pork chop way over cooked. 2 salmon dishes average at best. All was served ice cold. Not a good value.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The chef fixed the gazpacho so it wasn't so spicy / it was edible. Service, as always, was impeccable

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Olivette takes incredible care of me and my guests, and I frequently go there for business luncheons. However, for the 2nd time the Gazpacho was TOO SPICY; on a prior occasion I had to send it back and on this occasion a guest took one spoonful and sent it back--embarrassing. Furthermore, I do not wish to be in the position of telling guests not to eat something at a restaurant to which I invite them. There should be a less spicy option for soup / Gazpacho. Also, despite not being busy, the waiter made an error by giving me the wrong bill. When I returned to the office I had to call to have the correct bill sent as it was a business lunch and I needed the correct receipt. Although accommodating it did not meet the usual Olivette standards.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. A bit pricey but worth the money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to Olivette. The food is excellent and the service is superb. And, it is QUIET!

Our table of four could actually converse in a casual way and hear what was being said.

Thanks for another great meal and dining experience.

Sincerely yours, Tom Jaber

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent service and wonderful food Very enjoyable evening with my family

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Incredible service!!! Cesar was incredible and was amazingly attentive, as was Adrian. We will most definitely return. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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