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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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good appetizers. Everything else was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the Fillet was impeccable.
They also have very good cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the duck wings and Brussel Sprouts for appetizers, and I had the chicken schnitzel. All were wonderful.

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vipFrankU
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been there since Covid started in March, we had a great time, the food was excellent and great staff.

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Conservy
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the pandemic, Olea has a great setup that provided ambience in the parking lot with some indoor dining as well. We had a party of 5 and each one of us ordered a different dish and each dish was AMAZING. The brussel sprouts and pork belly was very delicious. My hats off to the chef and the service as our waiter was very attentive with a great personality. The service all around was 5 star!!! It can be a bit pricey with an average of $80pp with 5 entree's, 2 drinks each, raw oyster appetizer and tip, but well worth the price for us. You can look at their menu online to get an idea. We will be going back and highly recommended.

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skinnyfrank
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and well portioned. A little on the pricey side of things.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date night! Had a lead up three year anniversary with my babe here.

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viplovetodine
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! Best food and cocktails in OC. Atmosphere is upbeat and fun. Great servers.

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Elaine
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid overall. Good food, good service.

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vipPAMELAT
Orange County
198 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS THE BEST and the Crab Legs were superb‼️❣️ Love tou all and see u soon‼️❣️

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Loved everything about it.

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CaylaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at Olea and we overall enjoyed our experience. The food was tasty and the ambiance was nice. Really delicious cocktails and wine as well. They also gave us free dessert for our anniversary. We will be back(:

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! Music left a lot to be desired. Looking forward to indoor dining and not sitting in the parking lot after COVID-19. Would definitely return and recommend!

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SandyA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing. We sat outside so the ambiance was good but not the best. Will definitely be coming back here!

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LadanH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers and love love love this place ! Food is amazing , service is great snd the outdoor area is super nice and tables distanced from each other , we feel so safe . They are amazing .

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vipJohnS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time a little busy but still good!

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vipWendy
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! Outside popup dining is marginal, but it's Covid after all. Their actual patio is nice.

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MaxG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Get the duck wings, they form the menu around the drinks, everything is incredible

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vipJackie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place super friendly staff! Loe the rib eye!

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vipVeryMonet
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful artisan farm-to-table style beautifully appointed restaurant. We all loved it.

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ScottyT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Covid-19 times are weird times for sure.... but our dinner at Olea was fantastic. The food, for starters , was absolutely out of this world. We've been before for a couple happy hours at the bar about a year ago, but it would seem their level of cuisine has frozen even further. Apps had its nearly lucking the plates, and our entreès were truly exceptional. I got the seabass which was perfect, and wife got the special - New England diver scallops - delicious!! But only complaint would be there was ONLY 3 scallops, a special entreè at that price range really felt like it should be 4 Scallops. Cocktails are playful, but wish they would carry at least ONE hazy IPA/New England IPA -- easy for a local like Offshoot beer to show in there with Relax (single hazy ipa) or Retreat (double hazy ipa) .... desert was over the top, a great finish to a spectacular meal. Only "physical" complaint is the tent where we were seated, could use some atmosphere -- maybe large plants/planters, some portable wood shelves, etc (that would match the interior/ exterior of main restaurant) or something to fill in the open void of separated tables

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vipRepeatyummy
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not a great ambience, but it’s a world of covid. Food was good and service was good!

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None
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the scallop special. They were delicious! However, they were served with raw chopped broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, grains, soaked in vinegar, literally. Awful!!! And raw veggies? Yuck!

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vipJoyceS
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The scene was vibrant and the servers worked hard to take care of every table in a team effort. The special was Scallops that night and they were delicious. Love our neighborhood restaurant.

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vipLisaM
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and nice atmosphere. We sat inside and it was a bit loud but the vibe was energetic. Everyone in our group of 6 remarked how good their food was. We will definitely go back.

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LeezetteLopatic
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared scrumptious grilled cauliflower & truffle fries appetizer. (Usually the truffle fries are drained & not greasy, but this time they were too greasy.) One of our favorite go-to’s: Chilean Sea Bass — grilled to perfection w/ seasonal vegetables & fingerling potatoes. Whomever was bar tending on Sat, 10/3/20 made THE best ‘Pinkies Out’ & ‘Rich Girl’ martinis. I wish they used true tall martini glasses vs stubby ones, though. Martinis taste better in classy tall & chilled martini glasses. We love Olea & are happy to have a 5-star nice restaurant in Eastside Costa Mesa/Newport Beach.

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kellyn
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food and service! Outside areas are lovely.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Newport Beach. Great value for your money and amazing food.
We get the food to go as well sometimes which is equally nice.

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vipChicagoJack
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be sure to try the fried green tomatoes. The short rib and lamb shank special were very good.

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vipLydie
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly yummy! The baked oysters is a must... the fried green tomatoes also a must... I had Black Cod; simply delicious!

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runnerfoodie
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have eaten here on three occasions. It is a consistently flavorful meal. Good cocktails and ample wine list. I recommend it for any occasion.

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TreyS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to enjoy good company and food. Loved the short-ribs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was just ok.... but Diane was amazing. She went above and beyond

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MatthewJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a pretty nice time at Olea last week. Our server was great. We are on the patio that had been formerly a parking lot. Tables were spaced out well. Our drinks were delicious but we had to order our first round from the waiting area... as our table wasn't ready at the time of our reservation. But, everything else was a delight except for the random folks at the adjacent tables... but their weird behavior wasn't Olea's fault. We had a ribeye steak and a lamb shake. Both were cooked well and then we had dessert! Everything tasted great. We definitely plan to come back someday.

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JacquelineK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back, Loved it!
Great food & atmosphere.. Service was fantastic!

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vipRicky
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love the food. We’ve been several times outside and can’t wait to go again. The service last time was not so good. Long wait for server to take our drink order then dinner order and the fellow who brought that food sort of threw it at us. But we will be back.

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vipAnthonyL
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I wasn’t impressed with the food

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CptBailey
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were rather late to try this place out. We had appetizers which proved to be more than enough for each of us. The Fried Green Tomatoes, the Duck Wings and the cheese plate. There was no room for an entrée but next time, we will order that alone and maybe split that as we saw what others ordered and the portions were huge. Although those Duck Wings would be hard to pass up. The cocktails were outstanding, we had a hard trying to decide as they all sounded great. Its a good thing we asked the bartender (Mike) as he gave us the straight scoop on our choices and he was right each time.

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Gooddinner
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They have a very nice, safe outdoor setting with some tent space. The menu is a little limited but the food is tasty and nicely presented. Service is very friendly.

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Olea Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.