Olea Newport Beach

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Olea, Cellar. Craft. Cook located in Newport Beach. OLEA, named for a genus of trees that flourish in warm and tropical regions through the Mediterranean region.
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. We use the best possible ingredients and techniques to ensure that every drink served is an experience. Only fresh fruit and hand-squeezed citrus juices are used every day. We use premium spirits and pour all of our sodas and mixers from bottles. At Olea we take great pride in the Art of the Cocktail. Cheers!

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Join us Monday's !

Starting Feb 24, 2020·Mon 5:00AM-9:15PM

Chef is Testing his New Fall Seaonal Bruschetta ! Join us and enjoy!

Join Us Sundays

Starting Nov 3, 2019·Sun 5:00PM-9:00PM

Chef is Testing his New Fall Seaonal Bruschetta ! Join us and enjoy!

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Donald
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice neighborhood place to dine and get away for a meal! 👍

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vipLRyan
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Our favorite restaurant! I have several allergies & they are always happy to work with me & prepare my food perfectly!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I have had in a long time. We had the duck wings which were perfectly crunchy on the outside and tender in the middle, and the pea agnolotti with brown butter and pistachios which was absolutely perfect. The drink selection was also fantastic and our server Sarah was very knowledgeable and friendly and really made our experience fantastic. I look forward to going again!

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vipWakebird
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They handled all the COVID restrictions with class and dignity. The food is always top notch. They also cared for us really well on our anniversary. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Cannot wait to go back!

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vipWolfemama
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out on the extended patio was delightful. Our sweet server took all the changes in stride and provided us with a fun dining experience. As always, the food is perfect. On a warm summer night, we kept it light. Soup, salad and split a bubbly mac and cheese. Great wine and cocktails to explore.

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Vannyd82
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It wasn’t bad it just wasn’t amazing. Price seems high for what it was even though the portions were really big. Maybe do smaller portions and do them better? Staff was the best part. Great service. Good location. Good wine.

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JoseM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

a bit pricey but food very well prepared.
great service!

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GaryF
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oleas continues to be one of our favorite restaurants! The food is unsurpassed and the cocktails are always first class. They have been hard at work through out this pandemic to offer top quality food for takeout, and now for unparalleled dining experience. We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday, and everyone couldn’t stop licking their chops, and fingers!!!

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Rickl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu has exceptional variety & the food delivers outstanding preparation. Bar service of beverages was a bit slow. Will be back for another meal soon

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ADoer
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The ribs were overcooked , the vegetables under cooked and still very hard, and the salmon was undercooked and still raw

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible people, outstanding service and food quality was unparalleled. Thank you for the exceptional experience!

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bunny
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little dining spot . Their corn chowder was amazing and the rest of our meal was delicious . Great service and the kitchen is also on point . ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Sarah was wonderful. She was so sweet and attentive. The food was amazing! We were visiting from Houston,Tx and we were saying we need this restaurant there. We ordered the chicken schnitzel and Mac and cheese and it was absolutely delicious. The drinks are great too. So glad we went there!

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vipMartaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food!

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priscilla
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still drooling over the baked oyster appetizer. We had to try it, and they were delicious. Our server was wonderful as well and the restaurant is adapting well to the new normal.

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HongN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for good food and drinks. Always love the service.

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BrianS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, will certainly return! Great all around, they have a fan in me.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. We love Olea so much and we’re so glad they are back open for dining

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonder experience all around! Duck wings are the best, and the truffle fries are amazing and worth the trip alone. Lots of locals, as it doesn’t attract the tourist crowd. Give them some love. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipAndreaT
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Matt their chef was personable and watching every dish that comes out of the kitchen, the dishes were unique and exceptional!! Great experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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viplovetodine
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olea is my favorite new restaurant in Orange County. Delicious food great crafted cocktails. Ive tried all of them now:) Love the Mezcal cocktail.

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vipNima12345
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey for ambiance and quality.

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RobertS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as usual, wait staff was extremely pleasant, the whole experience was a solid ten plus. we'll be back regularly.

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nativecalifornian
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The diver scallops were amazing, and the fried green tomatoes and burrata were a tasty snack with my sapphire martini (stirred, not shaken). The quality was as good as always, even in this new re-opening time.

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AshleyD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance were outstanding! We highly recommend!

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vipShellyP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so friendly and accommodating. I requested a surprise champagne for the table and it was waiting and ready to go.

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MargieT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipJohnnynotDrama
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there 4 or 5 times and the food is always great and always the service is great!

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vipKenK
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, I have been there 20 times and have had the same thing every time, the
Schnitzel soooo good and he vegetables and spatzel is perfect. Kudos to Kevin one of the owners really knows howto take care of his customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our kids but there was a mix crowd of couples, families and friend dining. It’s a great place for all.

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AnnO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled to be able to dine at a real restaurant FINALLY, and were so happy we choose to "break the fast" with Olea! It was the absolute best experience with great service, food, ambiance and cheer! We had Fried Green Tomatoes, oysters, cocktails and wine, and the special meatball and hand-cut fries. YUM. So many delicious sounding entrees to go back for, too. Thank you, Olea!

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vipMariaH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6 had a great dinner

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reservationqueen
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on Friday! The service was amazing and the food was really good.

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MarkM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it. so glad they are back open. all the old faces plus chefs specials made it a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to try the brussels sprouts

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vipstephenf
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was as close to a perfect dining experience that we've ever had in Orange County.

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AlohaSunsets
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I came to Olea for the first time during OC Restaurant Week. It was one on my list to try for quite some time. The OCRW menu had many good options and good portions. We enjoyed three appetizers, all of which I would order again. My rating of the food as "good", is because two entrees were slightly overcooked and the creme brulee was too cold. This is just me being overly critical. Next time we will order a steak, which seems to be their specialty.

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CarrieD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had read about the 3 restaurants and was interested in trying out Olea. The restaurant I had a cool vibe and decor and some nice cocktails to use from, however we weren’t impressed with our dinners. My husband ordered the rib eye and it was basically raw - ordered medium rare and I had the Halibut- which was over cooked and dry. Restaurant was at approx 70% capacity, so not too busy. Reservations were recommended. Service and ambiance was great.

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