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About OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery

Situated on scenic Lakeshore Road, OLiV Tasting Room & Restaurant at Strewn Winery offers a wonderful range of tapas, entrees & house-made desserts, paired perfectly with Strewn wines.

Our Chefs combine the rich flavours of OLiV’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and True Balsamic Vinegars with fresh foods to create a tantalizing culinary experience unlike any other!

Let our flavour specialists guide you through a tasting of our EVOO’s and Balsamic’s. Our products will tantalize your taste buds and inspire you to get creative in the kitchen, in a fun and simple way. Learn about the origins of each product and how to use these products everyday to enhance your healthy lifestyle.


1339 Lakeshore Rd
RR 3
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 6pm (last seating)
Tuesday: 11:30am - 7pm (last seating)
Wednesday: 11:30am - 7pm (last seating)
Thursday: 11:30am - 7pm (last seating)
Friday: 11:30am - 8pm (last seating)
Saturday: 11:30am - 8pm (last seating)
Sunday: 11am - 6pm (last seating)

Cross Street:
Four Mile Creek Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 468-1222

Website:
http://www.olivtapasnotl.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

We dined at Oliv for my husband's birthday. There was a jazz trio playing that afternoon which caused diners to have to speak up to be heard, creating a rather loud atmosphere. We have dined here before when there was no music and the sound level was more enjoyable on those occasions. The brunch menu included several of their regular menu and tapas items as well as egg dishes such as omelets, eggs Benny and quiche. Our meal and wine selections were very enjoyable as we have come to expect from this establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Took friends for their first visit, thet will be back for sure!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was not the greatest. We were told bread would come to the table before we ordered. We placed the order and then waited and waited for something. We asked someone if we are to have bread and we were told because we ordered appetizers then no. We said ok we didn't know since it was offered to us. They then brought the bread anyways and only be told again that we ordered appetizer we shouldn't be getting BREAD!
Food was blah. When it states Chorizo on the dish they put Kiabasa sausage instead.
Just a disappointing experience.
Waiter never checked on us if the food was ok. Didn't say bye either.
The restaurant was not even busy either. No excuse.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service and atmosphere! Loved that there was live music (Sunday) - -great touch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Superb dining experience! Peter was spot on!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Started our visit off with wine tasting and a purchased a few bottles. Moved in to Oliv for a lovely lunch. Pleasant dining room, attentive wait staff and tasty food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We really enjoyed our outing and meal at Oliv Tapas. We’ve been before for a birthday celebration and the reason we wanted to go with our family and will return and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dined here over the summer and loved it. This visit was lackluster from the food to celebrating a birthday. The food was lukewarm, bland and plating lacked finesse. Despite the waiter asking prior to seating (because I listed birthday celebration on the reservation) if a birthday celebration was in order, nothing special was done during or prior to service. Dining room was empty, one 2 other tables were taken. Would not go here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Although it was early in the evening, there were very few tables filled. Our waiter was very attentive, the vegetables were cooked to perfection, however, my husband and I ordered the ribeye steak and it was very fatty and not flavorful at all. We realize ribeye has some fat but this wasn’t edible. We both left three quarters of it. We were very disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My first time experience was wonderful. Really friendly staff and loved the variety of tapas they offered, which were really tasty too. Presentation on the plate was lovely also. Would definitely go back and recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Waitress was fantastic. Steak was over cooked regardless of my requests. I asked for pink with no blood and received an extremely well done steak. Very disappointing. Otherwise, the food and experience was good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great spot. loved the uniqueness of the food with great taste. Enjoyed the your band playing...quite talented.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Only objection to the experience was the music was way too loud. Could not hear the conversation at our table.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very intimate dining setting. Would love to see the restaurant during the spring/fall & the view. Restaurant was a little cold but it was freezing outside. Waitress & her bus boy? were phenomenal. Very knowledgeable and sweet. Knew the right amount of time to spend at the table. The soup & oyster tapas were delicious! S'more dessert was also a highlight of the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pleasantly surprised ....price, food delicious ..service excellent....I definitely recommended for any occasion .and will be return customer...

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great time-celebrated friends bday-food portions very good for very moderate prices! Nice ambiance-little off the main area off Niagara on the Lake—-off country road in rural area where a number of smaller wineries are located—if you have time go for Olive oil Tasting before dinner-

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Interesting and eclectic menu. Tapas portions are larger than usual. Antipasto plate was great for sharing with 4 people. Wine is obviously only Strewn.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great restaurant, have been a few times and never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Came here with my wife and a friend. Service at both wine sampling and restaurant was some of the best we had ever had. The food was excellent. If you are a foodie, this should be on your list. The tapas were unbelieveable. The wine is delicious. I have no complaints. I will be returning when I am back in town. This place is a hidden gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great meal ordering from the tapas menu: lamb, beef, shrimp and mussel dishes. The service was tremendous. We had not been to the restaurant in years and are loooking forward to returning often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have tried quite a few dinners/lunches at different wineries in the niagara area and I truly would put this one at the top of my list. Great atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious meals. All round great experience that I would be recommending to friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were impressed that the waiter acknowledged our Birthdays (3 out of the 4) and surprised us with a little dessert with a candle in it. Very thoughtful. The waiter had a good sense of humor also. We enjoyed the whole experience and we will be dining there soon with other friends. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a very relaxed lunch. Out waiter, Peter, treated us very well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My wife and I certainly enjoyed our evening together at OLiV! The service was outstanding and the food excellent. The quiet atmosphere was great! We were able to chat together and enjoy each other's company without noise or distraction as we celebrated our 53rd anniversary. The setting was just perfect! We would highly recommend this winery and restaurant to any and all!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Intresting food selection great wine selectin nice place to visit for a drive, tasting bar and much more, a bit hidden in niagara on the lake but sure worth the visit

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great! Loved the mussels and the risotto!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

2 couples had lunch here after visiting other wineries in the Niagara area. We had excellent sweet potato soup, our tapas choices consisted of lamb chops, grilled shrimp and fig/proscuitto, and a lovely thin crust pizza with mushrooms & bison. Desserts were just right size of chocolate brownie, raspberry cheesecake and tiramisu. All in all an excellent meal.
We will definitely return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Oliv Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Meal with superb, service excellent and nice ambiance! I'd highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Second time to Oliv at Strewn Winery this year and once again not disappointed.
The combination of local food and herbs/flavours are very creative and delicious.
We had the tapas, two each and they were quite filling. The Lobster crepe was amazing.
But we did leave room for dessert of course. The dessert menu is a bit limiting if you are
lactose intolerant, 3 or the 4 offered contained cream although the brownie was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second time at the restaurant very nice experience.
Only negative note: the savory tart flavor was too strong and in your face.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I plus another couple went for dinner. After trying to get reservations at some other vineyards and not succeeding, we were able to get a reservation at OLiV. After reviewing the VERY expensive menus at the other vineyards and then seeing the pricing at OLiV, I have to admit, I wondered what the catch was. We were all very pleasantly surprised at the eclectic menu and the wonderful food! Our server was fantastic. I wish I had gotten her name. She was great. She brought us a 2nd basket of their complimentary, delicious bread and dipping oils which are out of this world. We were too stuffed for dessert but she let us sample the pastry chef's special handmade chocolates. We joked about getting another sample and she brought it to us!!! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will be going again soon!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our first time at this restaurant. Loved the setting and the food. Tapas were really good. A salad and a tapas dish were plenty for me for lunch. Server was very attentive to our needs

Tags: Seasonal, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A large party made our experience less than awesome. There is no dedicated space and they were set up smack in the middle of the dining room and were loud and boisterous.

Food was lovely and service was great- atmosphere could be a little more dim and romantic in the evening.

Cheese board looked cool but had a lot more fruit than cheese, desserts were small.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Lived this place for lunch; freshness

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Having been in Niagara on the Lake for several days enjoying a number of fine restaurants I was looking for something "different" for my last night in town. The tapas menu immediately caught my attention and we skipped the salads and shared ginger shrimp and lobster crepe from the tapas menu for our starters. Both were very flavourful and the right size for sharing with two. Our dinner selections were equally flavourful and creative. Top that off with a fine Cabernet and it was a memorable evening that I hope to recreate in the near future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Meal was terrible. Great presentation, but uneatable food.
Tough turkey and needed a steak knife to cut the vegetables. Given seat facing brick wall, even though there were 5 other empty locations by the window. Asked to be seated by window and were told "no".
We had reservations prior to arriving, so were not just walk-ins. This is my third time at this restaurant and each time has been a disappointment. Much better restaurants in the Niagara Region. Wine prices are outrageous! They can do better!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-show experience. Great serving staff. Nice tapas menu. Presentation of the food was excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food quality was excellent! Steven our server was very knowledgeable on the menu choices and matching wines.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went on Friday for our anniversary, server Steve was very good. Had a cheeseboard as well as a couple sharing plates prior to our entrees and all were excellent. I had the lamb which was beautifully presented but a little disappointing with lack of flavor as others have suggested in previous reviews. Lamb was cooked perfectly though, my wife had the filet and loved it. Overall food was very good and service was excellent and will go back for sure.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The only problem was that the reservation web site did not have a space for number of diners. I typed in "4 people" under Other, but the restaurant was only told there would be 2 of us.
The menu and wines were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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