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About Olivier Bistro

Olivier Bistro represents true French cuisine and sensibility. Owner Olivier Verdier invites you to enjoy classic and modern Bistro food done right.

469 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast & Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 4:30pm


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm


Dinner:

Daily: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
11th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 768-6600

Website:
http://olivierbistro.com/

Public Transit:
One block from the F,G,R train 4av stop

Executive Chef:
Guillaume Thivet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

For New Years Eve please reserve your reservation before 6:15 pm. On this special event you can choose to eat a la carte or choose a set five course menu at $79.00 per person. We also have a children's menu option for children fourteen years or under.

Olivier Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
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Romantic (7)
Casual (6)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Payment policy preposterous! Will never come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place was nice and cozy. Gave a homey and warm feeling as soon as you walked into the door. The service was okay, server was polite and funny. The food was okay except the beef bourguinon was salty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

excellent meal from soup ( literally) to dessert!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant is always good. Great onion soup. Very friendly. PS -reservation was for 2 people. Probably my typo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is our go-to Brunch place in Park Slope, but recently had dinner there for the first time and it was outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food --the best onion s ok up --

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I liked it but wanted to like it more. I love French food and I do like the menu. The execution on the appetizer we had (basically fried sardines) was mediocre. The steak was better than average, but I probably would try something else if I went back. Finally, the selection of cheeses and meats were small, but very good.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Remember to bring cash or an Amex. Great food and charming staff.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Only accepts cash or Amex. They do have an in-house ATM.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great ambiance, easy and nice. Consistently served very tasty food. Friendly service and fair prices. We love this place for date night or a night out with another couple.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The hanger steak and fries were incredible, as were the escargots. The French onion was just okay. Service was VERY slow due to it being a Saturday night.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Cozy - comfortable - friendly - an incredible find - great food and cocktails - a true gem - will return.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really enjoyed dinner here last weekend. Good , casual, option for Park Slope. Mussels and duck were very good. Plan to come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We miss not going to France this summer as we are staying in the USA for nearly 7 weeks so we wanted a restaurant to relive the memories. This place is it, fantastic! No complaints at all, good choice of menus, the best steak I have had in years! Fantastic ambiance, good choice of wines and not over priced! If you are in the area VISIT!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

One of our go-to placed. Great overall. Food is very good and tasty. More of 4.8 but not yet a five. Treated us to dessert on our anniversary. Very good and friendly service. Would recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife and I ventured to the South Slope to try the French cuisine at Olivier Bistro. The food was delicious, the service fast, and I liked the bill. No air-conditioning, so it was like Paris on a hot day. Glasses of Kronenbourg (1664) and nice choice of wines definitely added to the atmosphere. Nous avons bien mangé. We had fun, I am sure we will try it again.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Really unhappy with my experience. Made an appointment through OpenTable and specified it was a birthday however it was never mentioned once we got there. Once we got there it took 20 minutes for someone to come to our table. We ordered red wine which was very hot (not room temperature). The foie gras was pure Apple sauce, we ordered mussels which we did not know came with a side of French fries so we asked for an extra side of French fries for a child. Once all of our entrees came with French fries we asked for the extra side to be cancelled which they refused. Did not know what to do with 3 entrees of fries. Also the restaurant did not have signs anywhere saying they do not accept MasterCard or visa! Only American Express. Which is strange! Signs only showed accept American Express is accepted. Overall unhappy. Came for my mothers birthday and will definitely not return again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We are regulars when I come to visit my daughter in Brooklyn

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Olivier Bistro has been our go to place for about 2 years. I always have a great time. The food is always amazing. The specials are fantastic. And the staff is always so friendly. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I love the laid back atmosphere and the delicious food.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Had an absolutely wonderful Sunday evening dinner with some Parisian brasserie classics .... gives Balthazar a run for its money

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Olivier Bistro is really a perfect example of a neighborhood gem. It's a really cute restaurant that's cozy and inviting. You never feel rushed to eat and move out of the way. All the food we had was excellently prepared. Wonderful job!

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 (Essex)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This was our second time here the first being Valentine's Day which is busy everywhere . The food was so good we antes to try on a regular day and we were not disappointed . The food as terrific and the desserts are great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Did not have dinner on Valentine's Day! I was told they were over booked and could not be accommodated . Actually rude about it. And I had my confirmation on my phone. So not sure who messed that up .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My husband and I have lived in Park Slope for years but just discovered Olivier Bistro. It is a cozy spot with delicious food, cocktails and a friendly and attentive staff. Great for a night out! We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was great and the service was simply outstanding. The only thing I can complain about is the fact that they are cash only and although they have an ATM it has a limit of $100.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Amazing, authentic French food. I love this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

You need to enjoy this place everything here are really good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Olivier always a Park Slope treat - had a great time there

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Loved the feel of the place, the food was excellent and the staff was welcoming and attentive. But I gave it only three stars for service because the kitchen was slow - took a long time for each of our courses to arrive.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Went to dinner on Sunday evening with my husband. This was our first time here. We really did enjoy everything we ate. I had escargot and he had French on oil soup for appetizers. For mains we had mussels and lamb chops. With cocktails, shared drink and coffee the total with tax and tip was $135. We will definitely be back next time we are in the mood for French food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Third time at Olivier, just as great as always. Personal interest in both food prep and service is wonderful. Looking forward to next time.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at a table for six. It is a small restaurant with terrific food. The waiter was very attentive. The combination of a fine meal and a place that allows good conversation made for a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a great meal here on the way to an event in Prospect Park. Classic French bistro vibe with excellent food and very nice & warm servers & owners. We plan to be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Excellent choice for our 4th of July. Came for Happy Hour, stayed for dinner, enjoyed the jazz duo, and the service was personal and awesome. The food was the star!! Authentic French it seemed. I had the Beouf Burgonion -- fantastic! Our pate was scrumptious, the pork bely appetizer was perfect. Recommend indeed!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2016

It was delicious and the wait staff was super nice. Some of our party was late but they let us go ahead and sit and kept the cocktails flowing for us. I had the risotto, the beouf borgenon and the charcuterie trio (I was sharing don't judge) and I would recommend all of those things. The staff was ready with recommendations as needed and were on top of it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Really good bistro food in a charming setting. We both had the fish of the day, skate in lemon caper sauce. It was excellent. We also enjoy a starter of cheese filled pasty on a bed of frissee. Everything was carefully prepared and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Classic french bistro serving excellent basics. Moules are a standout as well as most of the appetizers. We shared the Saumon tartare and the Salade De Roquette, great light lemony dressing.
A special fish entre of Dorado was excellent and the server did a very professional deboneing on request.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2016

My second time, and it was excellent

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2016

We were moving my daughter into Brooklyn and found this bistro in her neighborhood. It was very quite when we went in so we were a bit worried, but everything was absolutely spot on! I hope it was just a quiet evening because the deserve to succeed.
We will definitely become regulars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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