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About Olea Newport Beach

Welcome to Olea, Cellar. Craft. Cook located in Newport Beach. Our menu features seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and are prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include exceptional meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections. We have over 25 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers, and a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft cocktails.

OLEA, named for a genus of trees that flourish in warm and tropical regions and scheduled to open by year’s end, will be a European twist on the Napa/Sonoma-inspired cuisine and spirits at Vine, the restaurant Bendel assumed ownership of four years ago.

2001 Westcliff Drive
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Sunday thru Thursday- 5pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday- 5pm to 11pm

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 287-6807

Website:
http://www.oleanewportbeach.com/

Parking Details:
Parking located behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jared Cook

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Olea Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
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Hot Spot (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Fun (15)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
People Watching (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

We love all the other restaurants these guys have. We were anxiously awaiting this one. We met some friends for Saturday night dinner. We realized right away the noise level was horrible and sitting on the outdoor covered patio would be the least noisy place. Let’s put it this way some of the food was great and some was just ok. In my opinion, Olea is more in the bar catagory than a restaurant. It has a great bar scene. For conversation and get together with friends not the best choice out there unfortunately. And one of my pet peeves is making sure the coffee is top notch. This was not:( I believe if you are going to pay for good food you should have great coffee. And I am happy to pay for greatness.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a phenomenal time there eating. Defenitley be back!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

First timers to our new local hot spot. Food was Salty and the room was super loud - cocktails were good though

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This was simply an amazing dinner, both the food and service were exceptional. We’re foodies and this was one of my top 5 meals ever anywhere in the world.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

The highest noise level I have encountered in any restaurant

The food is delicious and our waitress was wonderful....

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service was tentative, friendly, inviting, knowledgeable about the menu, and fantastic overall.

The food we tried looked fresh and tasted great.

I noted under my reservation that it was my girlfriends birthday and our waitress was kind enough to bring her a decadent birthday dessert, which she loved. I am so thankful for Olea and I really appreciate them for giving us a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Olea NB is a great experience. It is readily apparent that this place runs like a Swiss watch, despite only being open for approx. 6 weeks. The food is outstanding, and the service is impeccable.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

THE EXTREME NOISE LEVEL really dampened our enjoyment of the evening.

The food was quite excellent and our waiter, Mitchell, was most accommodating, but Olea must do something to help with the acoustics.

We had to speak at the top of our voices t in order to hear one another and as we left we decided it wasn’t worth the trouble

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic! Food was awesome, our waiter Josh was terrific. Highly recommend.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I have been to Olea four times in the past 30 days. I have ordered the sea bass as my main course every time and it is without a doubt one of the best meals I have ever had. There is not a lot of options on the menu for those who don't eat read meat, but the options they do offer are amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wonderful edition to Newport Beach! Loved the menu and craft cocktails. Very good wine list and exceptional staff from host, to bar, to our server. This will be a regular stop for us!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Josh, our waiter, was outstanding! He made the evening even more fun. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service, impeccable food. Awesome experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had an excellent meal at Olea! Food came out quickly. It was delicious. Service was exceptional as well. The only drawback for me was I thought it was a bit noisy. However, my kids (in their 20's) liked the busy, happy noise of fellow diners and bar crowd.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

I came in with such high expectations after being a frequent customer at Olea's sister restaurant in San Clemente, The Vine. I'm pleased to say that Olea did not disappoint and lived up to all my expectations for creative cocktails, vibrant scene, great service, and outstanding food! You did it again, guys!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was amazing. But the level of noise was horrible. Almost deal breaker. I only say almost because a really loud group that was standing behind us FINALLY left and we no longer had to literally yell at each other.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Sensational wished I I could have eaten everything on the menu
Schnitzel outstanding portions hugh can be shared so you can order 3 appetizers and one main
Vibrant scene youth and gen exes as well as millenniums and baby boomers
Sit on patio less noisy
Can t wait to go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This restaurant has fabulous food and fabulous service but oh my heavens you cannot even hear yourself think. The owner should look into the noise saving measures that THE WINERY took. After everyone gets a taste of this place they’re not going to come back to have a nice peaceful dinner. I hope they do something about the noise

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This was an excellent dining experience! I had the Atlantic Char seafood special and it was prepared to perfection! The only drawback of this restaurant is the high level of noise in the dining room. The solution we found in the heated patio which, for the most part drowns out the noise. Overall, I think this is a superior restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We are great fans of Vine, and were excited to dine at Olea. The setting has a fresh and interesting aesthetic, but diners should be aware that the seating is very bar-like with many high tables and stools, and the tables are very close together. The noise level was definitely a problem. It was so incredibly loud on Saturday night that our group of 4 had a very difficult time having any conversation whatsoever. Hopefully this issue will be remedied, as the food was amazing. The sea bass and the lamb entrees were perfect, and the cocktails were unique and delicious. If Olea can get a handle on the noise issue, the restaurant is sure to do well.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful and needed in Costa Mesa!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my 2nd visit- was excited the first time, and love the atmosphere. Food was fine, but seems a bit pricey for what we got.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is definitely the new “it” location. I took my friend for a BD dinner last Friday night and it was packed. We made an early reservation thinking it wouldn’t be too crowded. Nope! The bar was full, as were most of the tables. And it was noisy! The food is very good, as is the service. Our waiter, Martin, was polite, attentive and friendly. I wish I could say the same for the hostess(es). They were typical of this young generation - clueless about customer service. When I said I didn’t want to sit on the patio, their response was the tables were for reservations. Hello? I made a reservation! We were able to get seated inside, but it didn’t leave a very good first impression.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our first time eating here and the food was delicious!! We sat inside and the noise level was almost Nauseating. Our waiter was yelling at us the entire time because it’s so loud. We shared the fried green tomatoes and they were my favorite. Then the gem lettuce salad, the grass fed filet and Brussel sprouts all were very delicious. The duck wings are on my list of things to try. We will be back but we’ll sit outside. I hope they do something about the noise level.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Visited Olea for the first time on New Year's Eve. Food and service were excellent. It was very busy and festive for the New Years celebration, so it was pretty loud.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great meal. Great service. Will definitely return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sea bass was amazing. Service impeccable. So happy to have a great restaurant on 17th.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent creative wine country cuisine in this area

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was amazing . Service was impeccable, thank you Michelle. Loved the menus culinary selections. After having many choices to choose from, I ordered the Beef Cheek Stroganoff which melted in my mouth. Never had it before, would definitely get it again!! Drinks and wine were awesome!!

Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our new favorite place to go. Daniel our waiter was wonderful...all the staff was great. We had the sea bass and chicken schnitzel. Both were delicious but the schnitzel was so crisp and yummy. We will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Eh, it was just OK. Once seated, the service was ok. Prior to being seated the hostess and bartenders were awkward. Food was flavorless. Drinks were expensive compared to other restaurants in Newport. We had two Moscow mules from the bar while waiting for a table; the cost was $40 and the ginger beer was flat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice new restaurant. Really good food, great service. Very loud, but it was busy when we went. Snitzle was worth it!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I knew Mark the bartender from three thirty three an she told me to come here once they were opened. So we did to support this new restaurant which was great. The selection of food isn't that wide but the food served was delicious. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you and our waitress was amazing. Love Mark and the staff and the food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this restaurant group and their new one is just as great as Vine and Ironwood. Love the changes to the menu here. Chelsea is always awesome taking great care with my wife's specific dietary requests. Only complaint on this one is it too noisy. Was really hard to hear each other.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was great, from the moment we walked in. Wine list has many good choices- and they suggested enjoying a glass before ordering. Great food. We will go back for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Authentic, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food beginning with appetizers and salads, great entree choices and dessert was outstanding. Service was very good, the only concern is the main room is extremely loud. Sit on the heated patio if you want conversations.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Enjoyed Christmas Eve very much, food wine all delicious... server fantastic, all around great.
I think the only missing tiny add might be different glasses for different types of wines..

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is delicious. I recommend the pumpkin agnolotti and duck wings starters. I also liked the pork osso bucco.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ambiance, service and food quality. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It's new and we really liked the vibe! Had a bit of a wait after we checked in for our reservation, but the staff and owners were accommodating and attentive.

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