Olly

4.6
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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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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

CO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

l
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food tasted good but all pvercooked.

NS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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
73 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
5 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
3 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was lovely. My friend and I enjoyed dinner at a cute table in the window where we could look out at the neighborhood. We were planning on getting cocktails because I’ve heard great things, but ended up drinking wine all evening because the list was so fun and actually affordable! She’s a vegetarian and it’s usually a struggle to find things she can eat, but our server expertly guided us through their abundance of vegetarian options. I definitely recommend getting the eggplant it’s the perfect dish to transition from summer to fall- balanced in texture and flavor. Between the warm and professional service, the delicious and approachable food, and the exciting drink list we will absolutely be back!

S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food is excellent. The portions are small. No, the portions are tiny. Service is outstanding. This seems to be one of the priciest restaurant in the city yet the ambiance is quite casual. It's a curious mix.

BM
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The grilled blueberry muffin we shared was great. One friend enjoyed the ricotta pancakes, a other had a good salad and I had a good omelette with spinach, cheese, and tomatoes. I was disappointed because they do not serve bread with an omelette. Some restaurants seem to think that giving you potatos means you don't need bread. I think you should be offered bread.

Service was excellent.

It was comfortable and quiet.

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. The food is delicious and the service is brilliant.

M
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the unusual and tasty Hush Puppies, the Charred Broccoli Caesar, Mushroom Carpaccio , and Swordfish Nicoise. Wine selection is excellent and fairly priced. Service was flawless. Go!

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress/bartender was excellent, she actually made our dining experience great. The food was all delicious, except for the kohlrabi, but my husband thought it was okay. The outstanding dish, again all were delicious, was the Gnudi. The gnudi was house made and melted in your mouth.