Olea Newport Beach

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
643 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
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.

Specials

Join Us Sundays

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 3, 2019

Ends: November 4, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 643 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
VR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Better than a year ago when I came. Food and service. Hope they continue to master food down. Drinks need work on but tasty overall.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service. The Mac n cheese came on a hot skillet but the Mac n cheese was cold, not even close to being hot. Never re poured our wine. Entrees came out with our appetizers/salad never picked up. Service awful and food ok

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the space was real chill. We will be back for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service. Scallops were great.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

SK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned multiple times, chicken schnitzel and ribeye are great! will return

RG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took our friends out to dinner for their birthdays, Saturday evening Nov. 30th and enjoyed the food very much. The service was excellent, and we want to especially acknowledge Brian, our main server. We notified Kevin of this, as he as well had high praise for Brian.

Thanks for a nice evening at Olea!

N
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We didn’t finish two of the meals, not because they were huge(they were), but because they weren’t worth finishing. Great waitress and great Brussels sprouts appitizer

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had been to Olea several times before but had not used the Open Table service. The place always impresses us and will continue to be our neighborhood “go-to” for a great meal around the corner. The entire crew excels in delivering a great experience and we have not had a bad meal or drink yet!

F
Orange County
81 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rushed... Appetizers arrived in less than 5 minutes, never offered bread service other tables had, plates cleared and check dropped...40 minutes total.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oysters, Cocktails and Schnitzel were incredible. By far my new favorite restaurant.

SO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service along with world class dining

JD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been here a handful of times and love the food. This time we had the opportunity to sit on the patio which was even better since it does get a bit loud inside. Overall great experience again. Thanks Olea!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Green beans were slightly under cooked, still crispy.
Otherwise, everything was superb.

MA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of my favorites, The food is all grate!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Value, wine country cuisine

s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date. Great service.

EM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sit outside for a quieter environment. Love the food here. It is my go to whenever we go out to eat.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love going there... easy (easy roomy parking!), so welcoming/hospitable and great food. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice near our neighborhood.

f
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktails, great food, amazing service!

KT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another fun place. great energy & fabulous food. Service is on point & loving this place. Wine list Is great... definitely recommend this place & will be back soon

JN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food staff and ambiance. Highly recommend.

BT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love- just everything about this place. Great date night spot or girls night out. Bar was busy service was great along with the food and overall value! Will return

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating several Birthdays so it was a perfect night of amazing food, service and friendship. It was the first time for my friends at Olea. They were impressed with everything. They all gave Olea 5 Stars And will be back.

MP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food the service and the staff are the best and i am looking forward to my next visit the owners
take great pride in their restaurant and welcoming you..

W
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming our go-to restaurant! It is consistently wonderful, with great specials & a daily soup in addition to the regular menu. The service is always excellent as well!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had all eaten there several times. We love the food. Unique and really good. One of the owners came by to see how we were doing. He gave us cards for the other locations. So nice to see owners involved.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was efficient and free friendly. Food was prepared well and very flavorful. We sat on the patio. It’s was comfortable.

HS
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really lovely cocktails and the lobster special was delicious.

TS
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Love this neighborhood gem.

WS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in Orange County and reasonably priced

MP
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience4

I have been to this place several times and the food has always been very good. Last evening was a big disappointment. The Rib Eye was terrific as usual however this time I had the Salmon and it was very mediocre. My other guest had the Fish Cheeks and they we a total disappointment.... way over cooked. Wish I have better news to report.

TG
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great service. Lovely, relaxed atmosphere.

L
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks, Food, Service are all outstanding when you want a FINE meal and a lively atmosphere.

W
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter leaf salad, wagu burger and home made fries....DELICIOUS! Wonderful cocktails and wine made the dinner with my daughter perfect!
Wonderfully walkable neighborhood restruant.

AS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful and has gorgeous decorations. The food was amazing. The Assistant General Manager Stephanie was extremely nice and very professional and friendly.

SB
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fabulous meal at Olea. Sat at the bar this time and had wonderful service from both bartenders who also made us killer drinks. Great place.

GG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. Great selection of delicious food, friendly service. It is on our favorites list.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish ...amazing!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Local neighborhood restaurant. Food is generally good however the special baseball cut swordfish was raw in the middle. We didn’t send it back we ate the edges that were cooked.