Olly

4.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Olly is a Restaurant & Bar in Queen Village, Philadelphia - offering comfort classics with a twist, focusing on local & seasonal vegetables. Alongside the dinner menu is a wine program highlighting sustainable & natural farming practices, as well as our house cocktails and a worldly beer list. The draft system features beer, wine, sherry, root beer, and cold brew - all on tap!
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4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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KM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service & food were both amazing! will be returning :)

AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience for dinner at Olly was very nice! Multiple parts of the staff were communicating with us the whole evening, and the hostess/manager was very accommodating with our seating options. The food did not come out tremendously fast, but I work in a tapas restaurant so I am definitely skewed. That being said, the restaurant is a cozy, smaller space. Everyone is here to enjoy their time and meals, so you can tell the kitchen takes the appropriate amount of time to put out quality food. Our server Emma made us very comfortable, and she was always present but never a pest. She was also very fun to chat with and we'd love to have her as our server again.

Olly was the perfect place for my girlfriend and I to enjoy a nice take on newer American fare.

Olly
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you so much! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Simply request Emma in your next reservation note, and we'll hook it up for you! See you next time.

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PK
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a fantastic place. Our reservation was ready when we got there. The place has a great atmosphere. Really energetic which was perfect for a Saturday night. We were a group of 7 and to say our group is noisy is an understatement but everyone who helped us were great. Our server was especially patient with us and just awesome. OH....and the food is amazing!!! I had the lamb meatballs which were perfect!!! We had lots of apps all of which we loved. I'll definitely come back here!

Olly
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you! We had a blast having you join us for dinner. Looking forward to your next visit!

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KR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing neighborhood spot! It's like hanging out in your own home without having to clean up. I come here a few times a month with friends and coworkers to unwind in the lounge area, and Olly rarely disappoints. Happy hour is a treat, they even have it on Saturdays, and pizza from Gigi is on the menu (our favorite)! My partner and I sat down in their charming dining room for the first time. Our server was friendly and attentive, the food delicious, and the vibe was on point. Highly recommended, especially if you live close. Can't wait until the weather breaks and we can sit outside again!

Olly
Responded on March 11, 2020

Always a pleasure to have you in! Thank you very much for the kind words. See you soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Second time giving this place a chance (once for dinner, once for brunch), but had the same experience twice. Pleasant staff but very inattentive service. Food was inconsistent. Some dishes were fine, others were not done well. Portions are modest, and everything was at least 25-30% more expensive than other places in that few block radius. Won’t be returning.

Olly
Responded on March 3, 2020

We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us at Olly. We take our guests' feedback seriously and aim to provide the best service possible. Please contact us at obviolly@gmail, we would love to know more about your experience and invite you back. Thank you!

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EJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all very impressed by Olly's. The food was terrific! Service was great!

Olly
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to have you in. See you again soon!

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around lovely- Great brunch, great service, great atmosphere.

Olly
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Overall it was a great experience however I did have a few issues regarding my food being undercooked. The drinks were a bit watered down if I should say myself. All in all the service was fast and the ambience was great.

Olly
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit!

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CO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance is good and the food overall is good but was very disappointed that even at a usual dinner time they were out of their daily special. My husband and I were looking forward to having the roast beef on Valentines Day. Our reservation was for 7 PM - when we ordered we were told that only 2 well done portions remained. Also the waitress said they regularly run out by 6. Perhaps there is a logistical problem that restricts the amount of this regular Friday special but it was frustrating and disappointing. I was contacted twice before the dinner to ensure we were coming (once should be enough) so they should have known the number of guests to expect. Not sure we will go back soon

Olly
Responded on February 20, 2020

We greatly apologize that we sold out of the prime rib so quickly that evening. Happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your dinner, please contact us at obviolly@gmail so we can talk more about your experience. We would love to invite you back!

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l
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food tasted good but all pvercooked.

Olly
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to serving you again!

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NS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fun spot! Great for families or couples. Fun menu and good drink selection.

Olly
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you so much. See you again soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have a great neighborhood go-to restaurant.

Olly
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks! So happy to have such great neighbors!!

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N
Philadelphia
128 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good neighborhood bistro restaurant experience. Mussels were very good, our dinners were good not great. The red wine on tap was very good. Service was very friendly and efficient.

Olly
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! Please feel free to email us at obviolly@gmail to let us know what we could do to make your next visit better.

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FF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prime Rib Friday was delicious!
Never had a bad meal here.

Olly
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for your continued support! Can't wait to have you back to try our new menu changes. Not to worry, Prime Rib Fridays are here to stay!

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MO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my second brunch at Olly (note, I’ve only been for brunch never for lunch/dinner), and it has quickly become one of my go-tos when wanting a beautiful morning with friends or even when alone. It’s a smaller space but doesn’t feel cramped—definitely an upscale cozy ambiance. I’ve had their Eggs Benedict both times, and both times I’m glad I did. Just such a classic breakfast and they do it well. Their fresh squeezed orange juice is also something I find myself craving.

Overall a beautiful neighborhood restaurant that I would recommend to anyone!

Olly
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review! We're very happy to hear you have had great experiences during our brunch. Hope to see you in for dinner and pizzas! Looking forward to more good times.

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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood spot. The food is always good and seasonally fresh. Very good menu. Truly the best burger in Philly. Also, a nice bar and outdoor seating make Olly a perfect place to catch up over a glass of wine/cocktail and some of their small plates.

Olly
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you for the lovely words. Much appreciated, see you soon!

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Y
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and environment. Really well done. A smidge loud, but we liked the energy! We'll be back!

Olly
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you! We're happy to hear you enjoyed, see you again soon.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every plate exceeded expectations.

Olly
Responded on January 21, 2020

We're very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! Looking forward to your next visit, menu changes coming soon.

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F
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Avoid the food unless you like a place that breads the chicken wings. Drink beer.

Olly
Responded on January 18, 2020

I'm sorry the wings weren't to your liking! We took them off your check, but I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of your meal. Please contact us at obviolly@gmail, we would love to hear more about your experience and invite you back to try some of our other dishes.

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KD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious food, warm and friendly staff and a bright and inviting space to top it all off!

F
London
28 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Prime rib couldn’t be served less than medium that night. While this sounded like it might be OK, it was probably cooked a bit more than that, with very little pinkness available. It was also somewhat underwhelming. And the sauce needed something to soak it up—bread or mashed potatoes or something; the loaded baked potato wouldn’t really go with that. Speaking of the loaded baked potatoes, they looked rather sad. Maybe some scallions or herbs on top? Also, the wine selection was sub-par. The biggest wine was a zinfandel, which was way too fruit-forward for me or for having with steak in general. There was a cab, but it was a Sangiovese blend, which would also not quite be good for a steak dinner. The GSM blend was served way too cold—drought or not, it was nowhere near drinkable at the temperature it was served. Please have a big red wine from the Old World or in that style.

Olly
Responded on December 24, 2019

I am terribly sorry to hear that the prime rib was not cooked to perfection! I apologize that these things happen, surely we aim to provide the best products and services possible at all times. Your honest feedback is most valuable to us. We look forward to providing you with exactly what you are looking for in the coming New Year! Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact us at obviolly@gmail

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! Fast service and friendly people. Really enjoyed the unique and fresh flavors! Would highly recommend!

Olly
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so much. We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience. Looking forward to your next visit!

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BE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Could have been much better. Seems like everything is over prepared, simpler would be better.

Olly
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for your honest response, we take our guests feedback very seriously. Please feel free to reach out to obviolly@gmail so that we can talk more about what we could do to make your experience better!

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LM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal was delicious and server was very pleasant and efficient, but did not know as much about the menu as she might have.

Olly
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for the kind words and your patience. We strive to be better every day!

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SK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was good as always the mushroom carpaccio is a thing dreams are made of. The staff was great at catering to my mother allergies and my restricted diet. Only negative was the server did not course out our apps to entrees.

Olly
Responded on December 10, 2019

Happy to accommodate dietary restrictions when we can! I apologize for any miscommunication in coursing, we'll be sure to get it right for you next visit.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute, all star food, great service!

Olly
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you, we're glad that you enjoyed!

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a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for our mixed group of vegetarians and non-veg types. Interesting choices all around.

MA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I think the only thing they should work on is putting some panels on the ceiling or on the walls to absorb some sound because on a Friday night with the restaurant full it is impossible to talk across the table. Other than that it is a great place to go!!

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The food was really reasonably priced but it was all just OK

Olly
Responded on November 16, 2019

We are sorry to hear that you had a less than stellar experience. Your feedback is important to us! Please feel free to email us at obviolly@gmail so that we can talk more about what we could have done better for you.

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AA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After finding out that the restaurant we originally wanted to go was closed we stumbled upon Olly which was right across the street. It was honestly that best thing that could have happened. Not only was the food delicious and the restaurant beautiful but our waitress went above and beyond to take care of us. Now, onto our food! We started with the Brussel Sprouts, they were delicious! I got the Tuesday special which was Cod & Clam Chowder, which at $19 you’d cringe ordering but then realize it is worth every penny. It’s gluten free and served with their in house made baguette, that’s right you heard me, fresh home made bread. My waitress suggest I pair it with a Setzer white wine that she allowed me to taste before ordering. My boyfriend got steak frites and it was cooked to perfection and had a delicious salsa verde and jus that you’d want to lick off the plate. He actually took a piece of bread to clean the plate. All in all I’d highly recommend OLLY!

AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Very mediocre meal for the price. The prime rib was cool and the fat of the steak congealed as if it was just removed from a refrigerator. Overall very poor experience and poor value for the quality of food we were served. We also experienced poor service. Tables sat after ours received their food before we did. And no mention of the delay was made or acknowledged by the staff.

KM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I honestly chalk it up to a bad night, the fried chicken was chalky-overly salty and looked as if it sat in a fryer that wasn’t hot enough. Steak frites came out rare when ordered medium well. The staff tried to make up for it by bringing a treat, appreciated, but I think it was just an off night and a case of dominoes for our table. We will try again, but hope the next is better.

TG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The duck was sooo good! We loved our dinner at Olly! From the inventive small and medium plates to the amazing duck special, we're so glad we tried Olly. The manager was super friendly and even gave us a tour of the new pizza place that's attached to their space. The charred broccoli caesar was a standout, along with the mussels in a tasty herbaceous broth. I can't wait to go back to try the buffalo cauliflower and fried chicken!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food so good

Olly
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon.

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KD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will dream about the fried chicken dinner at Olly.

Olly
Responded on October 7, 2019

Not going anywhere! Fried Chicken Mondays is the best cure for the early week blues.

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a major disappointment. I was looking forward to a new neighborhood restaurant. Food was mediocre and the service was no better. It is a shame because the affiliated restaurant Souhwark is consistently good

OT
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish that we ordered was excellent! Flavors were interesting and not overwhelming. The ambiance was bright and fun. Owner and servers were very friendly and helpful

LD
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely loved everything! At first, it felt that we were being rushed but then the staff backed off when we pushed back. The food was divine and ambiance is amazing. Can’t wait to come back!

Olly
Responded on October 7, 2019

Much appreciated feedback. We try our best to make your experience as delicious and comfortable as possible. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn’t see value in $105 including tax and tip for two people.

h
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib Friday special rocks.