Olea Newport Beach

4.7
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739 Reviews
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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!

Complimentary specials

Join us Monday's !

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

Join Us Sundays

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

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4.7
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4.6
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MargieT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JohnnynotDrama
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to try the brussels sprouts

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vipstephenf
Salt Lake City
2 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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SusanH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food. We enjoyed restaurant week here, it was a really good value. Steak, lamb shank, halibut were all yummy and plated beautifully. Our server was on top of it! Cocktails were creative and delish.

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vipKarenB
Orange County
457 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. We dine here frequently and love the entire menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience overall. Would recommend to anyone and definitely will be coming back.

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Niceguypmm
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Definitely return. Amazing staff and good food!

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Cons
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week & all 3 of us had the price fixe menu. Every course was wonderful! My fried green tomatoes were so tasty & the duck legs the other 2 people had were perfectly cooked! Our entrees were equally superb...my lamb shank so tasty & our guest said his rib eye was one of the best he’s had in a LONG time. Desserts were very good & satisfying. Service was superb! I really liked both indoor & outdoor eating areas. Highly recommend!

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allans
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. We had four of us for dinner. We used the Orange County Food Week menu. We all got something different and every one of the dished were perfect. Great job Olea!!

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vipDave
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. Great value for the dollars spent.

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JoeS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

No complaints. Everything was great and we enjoyed our dinner in your restaurant.

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YorbaLinda
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined during OC Restaurant Week. Three of us ordered dinner off the restaurant week menu. The other ordered off the regular menu. Our appetizers included the Fried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Burrata, Crispy Meyer Lemon & Honey Duck Wings, and Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Kurobuta Belly. Our entrees were Wild Caught Alaskan Halibut, Certified Angus Bone-In Ribeye Steak, and American Wagyu Wine County Burger. For dessert, we enjoyed Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Crumble, and Dark Chocolate Chunk & Fromage Blanc Cookies Everyone loved their choices with no complaints. Wait staff was outstanding.

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vipCynthiaW
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed OC Restaurant week at Olea!
Our favorites, duck wings and fried green tomatoes were on the menu, yum. The lamb shank and halibut were delicious . As was the bourbon apple crumble and creme brûlée.
Olea is a neighborhood gem, great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was delicious - a little on the heavier side

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thomasL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

all was good, great vibe, fun crowd, very good management attention, excellant menu, food very good, excellant presentation, thx,

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Pdizzlefushizzle
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for my birthday. It wasn’t acknowledged until we said something. I put it the reservation notes too. This actually is the 3rd time where it was an Anniversary or birthday that wasn’t acknowledged. What’s the point of having this option in the app and the restaurant doesn’t pay attention? I hope that this would be fixed for in the future reservations.

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LindaSK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed by the food at Olea. Consistently delicious. I understand there's a new chef for the past month or so. Food still tastes great. This time we took my 89 year old mom there & the noise level made conversation with her difficult. Next time we'll try to go earlier.

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GeorgiPinto
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my dear friends from out of town (Argentina) for a birthday celebration and let tell you, they were blown away. The food was spectacular, the drinks were amazing and the service was the best I had so far. Our server was very attentive and sensitive to the fact that my friends didn't speak english. I had to translate the menu for them and she was very patient with us. This is the reason why I keep coming back to Olea and why I tell all my friends to try it.

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vipDebbieG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great cocktails. Brussels and salmon excellent.

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vipKeith
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it has been a view months since I was last here, the food and service continue to be exceptional.

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vipJeantheDREAM
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my husband and I have enjoyed in awhile. Service was perfect, food, cocktail, & ambiance. Thank you! Management & staff you have a fantastic spot & new regulars.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crab legs are good

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vipharrydds
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service at the bar, good food, free parking, nice location. Thank you

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vipTitosMartiniup
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming one of my favorite restaurants! Went there recently on a Wednesday evening. It was quieter than a typical weekend, and I appreciated the more relaxed atmosphere. I had the special osso bucco. No regrets...Fantastic! Just fell off the bone! Others had the Chilean Seabass and the salmon. Everything was perfect! Service is always very attentive. Looking forward to going back soon.

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vipMaryamE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely will return.

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NicoleP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The service is always SO friendly and fun, the food is phenomenal, and the value is amazing. FINALLY a place where you really can have it all. I just can't get over the value and also how friendly the staff is. They always go above and beyond to make it fun, not just serve you. It is our "go to restaurant" for date night and night with friends from out of town and for any sort of an event. So happy to have it so close by.

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Kristy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night out with good friends

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night as always. Kevin knows how to take care of the regulars. Food was outstanding as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two thumbs up!

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vipBrianS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the manager was very attentive.

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Rodders
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and the noise level was not so high as to preclude conversation. A wonderful place for a Valentine's Day dinner.

FAQs

Olea Newport Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Olea Newport Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 287-6807.

Olea Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 739 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.