service & food were both amazing! will be returning :)
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.
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.
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!
Thank you! We had a blast having you join us for dinner. Looking forward to your next visit!
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!
Always a pleasure to have you in! Thank you very much for the kind words. See you soon!
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.
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!
We were all very impressed by Olly's. The food was terrific! Service was great!
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to have you in. See you again soon!
All around lovely- Great brunch, great service, great atmosphere.
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, we appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit!
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
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!
Food tasted good but all pvercooked.
Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to serving you again!
Delicious, fun spot! Great for families or couples. Fun menu and good drink selection.
Thank you so much. See you again soon!
So happy to have a great neighborhood go-to restaurant.
Thanks! So happy to have such great neighbors!!
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.
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.
Prime Rib Friday was delicious!
Never had a bad meal here.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Thank you for the lovely words. Much appreciated, see you soon!
Great service, food and environment. Really well done. A smidge loud, but we liked the energy! We'll be back!
Thank you! We're happy to hear you enjoyed, see you again soon.
Every plate exceeded expectations.
We're very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! Looking forward to your next visit, menu changes coming soon.
Avoid the food unless you like a place that breads the chicken wings. Drink beer.
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.
Simply delicious food, warm and friendly staff and a bright and inviting space to top it all off!
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.
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
We had a delicious dinner! Fast service and friendly people. Really enjoyed the unique and fresh flavors! Would highly recommend!
Thank you so much. We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience. Looking forward to your next visit!
Could have been much better. Seems like everything is over prepared, simpler would be better.
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!
Meal was delicious and server was very pleasant and efficient, but did not know as much about the menu as she might have.
Thank you for the kind words and your patience. We strive to be better every day!
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.
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.
Very cute, all star food, great service!
Thank you, we're glad that you enjoyed!
Excellent for our mixed group of vegetarians and non-veg types. Interesting choices all around.
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!!
The food was really reasonably priced but it was all just OK
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Food so good
Thank you! We hope to see you again soon.
I will dream about the fried chicken dinner at Olly.
Not going anywhere! Fried Chicken Mondays is the best cure for the early week blues.
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
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
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!
Much appreciated feedback. We try our best to make your experience as delicious and comfortable as possible. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything!
Didn’t see value in $105 including tax and tip for two people.
Prime rib Friday special rocks.
Olly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 457-5319.
Olly is rated 4.6 stars by 101 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.