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!

Specials

Join us Monday's !

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 24, 2020

Ends: February 25, 2119

Availability: Mon 5:00AM-9:15PM

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 730 People Are Saying
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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
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.

CD
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.

SH
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.

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

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

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

N
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
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!

a
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!!

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

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

JS
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

YL
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.

CW
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.

OT
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

L
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,

P
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.

LS
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.

GP
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.

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

Delicious food and great cocktails. Brussels and salmon excellent.

K
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.

JD
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.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crab legs are good

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

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

TM
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.

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

Great food and service. Definitely will return.

NP
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.

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

Saturday night out with good friends

OT
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.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two thumbs up!

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

Food was excellent and the manager was very attentive.

R
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.

I
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service (server Jasmine) was GREAT! Short ribs have always been our regular order- this time they were a bit fatty, with a lot fat we left on the plate. Other than that, apps, dessert, and wine were their usual great selves. Order something other than the short ribs and you will not be disappointed. And ask for Jasmine!

D
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to dine. Everything is excellent from the food to the service; doesn't get much better.

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall food was good, but my pouched salmon was bland which is why I rated the food at a 3.

C
Orange County
76 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We returned to Olea after an excellent first experience. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. The food is excellent and different offering new experiences. The environment is pleasant, elegant and exciting if a bit energetic. We will try the outside dining next time for a different experience as recommended by Kevin. Well done.

J
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was very good!! I loved the light sauce and so many vegetables.
My daughter had the beat salad and loves it. Husband had the Dick Confet which he said was so good! My sone had the special short ribs which was good but a little dry..Second time here and everything was perfect. Will be back I hope soon..

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olea is consistently a winner. The food is imaginative and delicious. We have eaten there numerous times and never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the entire staff are welcoming and warm. I would recommend it to everyone

SC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining experience at Olea ,and it was wonderful. It had been recommended to us, and we enjoyed it

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it!!! will be back!!! would recommend!! HOW MANY WORDS do i have to write ???

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!