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Olivia is an upscale American restaurant you and your parents will both like.

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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.77mi
  2. Distance: 0.80mi
  3. Distance: 1.08mi
  4. Distance: 1.30mi
  1. Distance: 0.77mi
  2. Distance: 0.80mi
  3. Distance: 1.08mi
  4. Distance: 1.30mi

About Permanently Closed - Olivia

This restaurant is permanently closed.

In Austin, the Olivia is a farm to table American restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch with a dedicated wine bar to accompany dinner. Olivia employs a �waste not; want not� philosophy on all incoming produce and meats, using as much as possible from each item when creating beautiful and delicious food. An on premises smoke house allows the restaurant to cure bacon, sausages and hams to use in the house made pasta.

Olivia�s menu is a combination of gourmet and classic creations such as butternut squash risotto, pork shank with farro and smoked tomato, quail with Carolina gold rice or tri tip steak with fries.

2043 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;

Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 2:30pm;
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Oltorf

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 804-2700

Website:
http://www.olivia-austin.com/

Executive Chef:
James Holmes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Olivia - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1124)
Great for Brunch (891)
Special Occasion (805)
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Neighborhood Gem (669)
Romantic (505)
Great for Outdoor Dining (444)
Notable Wine List (315)
Good for Groups (311)
Hot Spot (281)
Great for Lunch (203)
Kid-friendly (97)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Late-night Find (36)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Scenic View (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Had an amazing brunch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We tried a bunch of stuff off the menu because they were closing for good. Sadness

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food4
ambience4
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value2

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2016

This was a great place for brunch! It's not closed

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food4
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value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Divine. My daughter has been asking for months and months to go to Olivia for dinner because she absolutely loves her 3rd grade teacher and, Olivia being his favorite Austin restaurant, she wanted to experience it, too. We had an early dinner at 5:30, and this restaurant is everything we've heard and more. Modern interior decor, bright and cozy - so welcoming, and my daughter LOVED that we had to make a reservation. In her words, "oh my gosh, mom, sooooo fancy!" She had the steak tips and frités, and I had the pan-seared half chicken. The absolute BEST chicken I've ever had, and my daughter LOVED her meal. Note: I read about Olivia set to "close " (owner changing concept)on Oct. 9 which is what prompted me to hurry up and take her, but I wish I would have gone sooner. It's perfection on a plate! No doubt why it was named 1 of the 10 best restaurants in the COUNTRY.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Best Hollandaise sauce I've ever had - sad to see them go!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience3
service5
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 2, 2016

This was our first time dining at Olivia's. We'd always heard it was terrific for brunch, so one Sunday we decided to go. We had made reservations online in advance, which was very convenient and helpful. The restaurant has good parking for Austin. The restaurant is beautiful. The decor is modern elegance yet casual. We weren't prepared for the food portions - they were big! The blueberry pancake was absolutely huge. But delicious. Everything was wonderfully good. The service was great. We definitely recommend Olivia's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Olivia is so loud I couldn't hear my friend, who was sitting right next to me. I hate that about Olivia (and many restaurants in Austin). I hope the owner will take this into consideration when designing his new restaurant. There are many restaurants in Austin that where I do not dine for the simple reason that the room is too loud to enjoy my friends, regardless of the quality of the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This place was great! So sad it closed.

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food5
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Olivia's has been a favorite brunch spot of ours for a couple of years, and this was our first dinner -- we thought we'd dine there one last time before it goes away. We're sad to see it closing, but excited to see what its proprietors come up with next.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 25, 2016

delicious food, good variety, friendly service, nice atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Our server was so fantastic. I cant remember her name, but she wore red pants and was absolutely stellar.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Very delicious for a special family dinner. Attentive staff, calm atmosphere, comfortable seating, delicious food and drink.

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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great place! Thanks for a good meal and visit. Love the smoked gouda grits.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Amazing farm to table food. Loved the garden and chicken coop. The eggs were so light and fluffy. The juices were fresh squeezed. The sausage was homemade. Even the jam was homemade. Loved it all.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2016

I love to eat out. I go to at least 6 to 8 restaurants per month. This food at Olivia was flawless!! Amazing!!! Super clean place. Plenty of parking. Great place to eat. I took my sweetie for date night. She loved it too!!! I scored big.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Had Sunday brunch and thought the food was very good. The ambiance is very modern - a lot of glass, which made it a tad noisy - but we enjoyed it and will go back for dinner or lunch.

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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Overall, Olivia was okay. Reviews suggested it would be one of the best brunches I've ever had, however it fell a bit short of that promise. The prices were a bit high, but for a spectacular brunch, I would pay it. That said, the food fell WAY short given how high their prices were. My omelet was easily one of the smallest, most bland omelets I have ever had. A "South Austin" omelet with literally cheese and dry chorizo inside. It was so bland, and it cost a pretty penny ($13+). Others in my party got the French toast, which they said was very delicious. That said, the low quality of their egg dish, along with their high prices, deters me from wanting to branch out at this restaurant again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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food3
ambience5
service5
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Lovely place for brunch!

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food5
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service5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Delicious brunch!!! Great ambiance, excellent service, and most importantly, delicious and quality food!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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service5
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2016

I have been to Olivia's a few times now and each time I am impressed with the staff and of course the quality of the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Great Brunch option!

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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Food was decent
Service was ok
But problem was the noise level
You can hardly have a conversation without shouting and that is what everybody is doing
Also the place has tooo crowded tables are jammed in every inch

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food3
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Olivia brunch is always Delightful...great indoor/outdoor seating. Food is fresh and delicious and the service is always great. Love Olivia.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2016

What a surprise! We had brunch and licked our plates. Lean. The Shrimp and Grits was tasty. My daughter had Olivia Benedict and devoured it. The Keesha Lorainne was scrumptious, too. Oh yah, check out blood orange mimosas that are not sweet like the OJ usuals. Highly recommend Olivia's.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2016

I took my parents for when they came to visit and we had a great time. The food was yummy, the portions were generous, and the service was excellent!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Parking was ridiculous! Vehicles backing up trying to turn around because no spaces were available. VERY LOUD!!! Had to send pancake back because it was undercooked. Waited 15 more minutes for a cooked pancake to re-arrive. Had to ask the waitress twice for salt/pepper....it wasn't on the table. Had to ask waitress for re-fill on ice tea. $55.00+ for two adults and one child for brunch....not worth the money for the food & service & lousy parking! Won't be back.

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food4
ambience2
service3
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 (Springfield)·Dined on August 28, 2016

We had Sunday brunch on the patio. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Nice venue, but prices are high, even for trendy Austin. I guess they have to pay for the new digs. Chicken was underwhelming, while the scallops were cooked perfectly.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Went to Olivia for brunch/lunch on Sunday - fantastic place with modern atmosphere and delicious food. I would definitely go again, but the dishes were slightly dainty and more suited for me and my girlfriends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Excellent spot for dinner or brunch. The cuisine style is modern meets delicious. I really enjoyed the fettucine with pine nuts entree for dinner, and the cocktails are excellent. If you go for brunch, it's a can't-miss experience whether you go savory with an omelette and bacon or sweet with the pancakes. We heart Olivia.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Fantastic brunch! Superb service! Will definitely visit again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 14, 2016

The ambiance at Olivia is perfect for date night or a meal with friends. Amazing food - redsnapper was delicious!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Went to Sunday brunch. Was exceptional. Highly recommend the Mimosa Trio. Noise level was rather high. Service was perfect.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 7, 2016

The pancakes with the coffee syrup were delicious and perfectly sweet! Although it wasn't the main course for my meal, it was a great addition! Having a reservation made our Sunday brunch very easy, especially since normal wait times can be over an hour on a Sunday anywhere else you go. Will definitely visit again!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Staff is very good! Food is excellent too! The pancakes were perfect!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 7, 2016

We really enjoyed brunch at Olivia. The dishes were well priced, delicious and abundant. I appreciate the nice chairs with backs, not making me shout at the table by muting the sound, taking reservations and free parking. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 6, 2016

I LOVE Olivia's! Everytime a special moment comes around to celebrate I search high and low for a place to eat but always circle back around to Olivia's! I can't get enough of this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 6, 2016

A completely wonderful experience from my husband's steak frites to my scallops! One of the highlights of the meal was the desert - parsley panna cotta with banana ice cream and pistachio crumble - AWESOME!!!! The restaurant itself is sleak and modern looking with a really nice ambience. I knew it was going to be a great evening when we parked and saw they have their own garden and chicken coop in the back! Could not recommend this restaurant more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The service was outstanding from start to finish. The food was fresh a very flavorful. Because I don't like blackeye peas they substituted corn with my quail and it was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Chicken gnocchi was a small portion but fantastic. All the food was extremely high quality.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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