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The Olive Tree Cafe

4.6
4.6
155 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

Established 1969
Upstairs from the Comedy Cellar - Great food, great drinks, silent movies, chalkboard tables, GREAT FUN!

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2 people

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7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–1:15 am Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–2:45 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3480

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Minetta Lane

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A/C/E/B/D/F/M to W 4th St stop

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday evening from 10pm -2am

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

Popular dishes

Menu

Shared Dishes

  • Fried Calamari$12.00

    Flour dusted calamari served with sweet chili sauce

    • Hummus$9.00

      Served with pita, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, roasted red pepper, cucumber, & house made cilantro sauce

      • Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders*$12.00

        Pretzel crusted, mustard marinated chicken tenderloins. Served with honey mustard sauce

        • Buffalo Chicken Wings*$9.00

          Classic Pluck-U wings served with celery stalks and blue cheese dressing

          • Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings*$9.00

            Sweet and spicy wings served with lime zest

            • Jumbo Crab Cakes$14.00

              Sweet lump crab blended with peppers, onions, Old Bay Seasoning and panko bread crumbs. Served with spicy aioli and ginger slaw

              • Truffle Fries$6.00

                Thick cut french fries served with truffle oil and Parmesan cheese

                • Ahi Tuna "Nachos"*$15.00

                  Wonton chips topped with marinated tuna, sweet and spicy mango salsa, seaweed salad, pickled ginger and wasabi cream

                  • Tex Mex Nachos$12.00

                    Fresh tortila chips served with refried beans, olives, fire roasted tomato salsa, jalepeno, shredded lettuce, cheese, and sour cream

                    • Middle Eastern Platter$8.00

                      Hummus, baba ghanoush, cucumber salad

                      Pasta & Vegetarian

                      • Macaroni and Cheese$12.00

                        Five cheese macaroni and cheese made with cheddar, swiss, Velveeta, smoked gouda, and parmesaen, topped with toasted panko bread crumbs

                        • Ancient Grains$15.00

                          Gluten Free combination of amaranth, chia, quinoa, seasonal vegetables, and arugula served with balsamic vinaigrette

                          • Pasta Caprese$14.00

                            Spaghetti served with fresh mozzarella, grape tomato, basil, olive oil and garlic

                            • Olive Tree Lentil Soup$6.00

                              Red lentil soup

                              Entree

                              • Chicken Kebab Platter$14.00

                                Two skewer of grilled chicken served with herbed couscous and grilled vegetables

                                • Pan Roasted Chicken$20.00

                                  Pan roasted half chicken. Served with vegetable quinoa, shiitake mushrooms and a pan sauce. Allow 20 min

                                  • Beef Borscht$15.00

                                    Hearty soup with beef short ribs, cabbage, tomato, carrot, onion, beets, dill and apple. Served with black bread and sour cream

                                    • Chicken Cutlet$15.00

                                      Breaded and pan fried chicken breast served with vegetables and mashed potato

                                      • Hamburger* or Cheeseburger*$13.00

                                        Our blend of chuck, brisket, & short rib. Served with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, & Village Sauce on a buttered grilled bun Choose your cheese: cheddar, Velveeta, pepper jack, mozzarella

                                        • Sauteed Salmon*$26.00

                                          Salmon sauteed and served with beluga lentils, vegetables in a brown butter sauce

                                          • New York Strip*$35.00

                                            Served with parmesan truffle fries and a small house salad

                                            • Colorado Lamb Chops*$28.00

                                              Grilled lamb chops served with sauteed seasonal vegetables and mashed potatos

                                              Salads

                                              Salad Dressings: Blue Cheese, Tarragon Vinaigrette, Greek Vinaigrette, Caesar, Ranch, Oil And Balsamic. Add chicken skewer to any salad: $4 per skewer

                                              • Caesar Salad$10.00

                                                Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons, Parmesan cheese

                                                • Caprese Salad$11.00

                                                  Baby mozzarella, grape tomato, basil and arugula with balsamic vinegar reduction and extra virgin olive oil

                                                  • Chopped Cobb Salad$14.00

                                                    Seasonal greens, egg, grape tomato, cucumber, grilled chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, and bacon served with your choice of dressing

                                                    • Greek Salad$13.00

                                                      Romaine lettuce, grape tomato, cucumber, pepperoncini, feta cheese, roasted beets, red onion, Kalamata olive served with Greek vinaigrette

                                                      • Olive Tree Salad$14.00

                                                        Rustic cut classic Israeli salad blend of tomato, cucumber, peppers, onions with a lemon oil dressing

                                                        • Country Harvest$10.00

                                                          Romaine lettuce, goat cheese, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, roasted beets

                                                          Sides

                                                          • Market Vegetable$4.00

                                                            Chef selection of grilled vegetables

                                                            • Couscous$4.00

                                                              Herb and butter sauteed Israeli style couscous

                                                              • Side Salad$5.00

                                                                Mixed Greens, tomato, cucumber, radish with tarragon vinaigrette

                                                                • French Fries$4.00

                                                                  Cocktails

                                                                  Want something not listed? Be sure to ask your server - we have a full bar!

                                                                  • Homemade Pineapple Infused Vodka Martini$14.00

                                                                    Vodka infused with fresh pineapple. Served straight up or on the rocks

                                                                    • Cucumber 75$14.00

                                                                      Hendricks Cucumber Gin, Crop Cucumber Vodka, fresh lemon juice, fresh cucumber, simple syrup, champagne

                                                                      • The Best Arnold Palmer Ever$14.00

                                                                        Olw's Brew Classic English Breakfast tea, Reyka Vodka

                                                                        • Passion and Heat$14.00

                                                                          Dobel tequila, Ancho Reyes, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice, passion fruit puree, jalapeño syrup

                                                                          • Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                            Bulleit Bourbon, simple syrup, aromatic bitters, orange twist

                                                                            • Pick A Mule$14.00

                                                                              Your choice: Sailor Jerry Rum, Jameson Whiskey, or Reyka Vodka served with Ginger Beer, lime

                                                                              • Wildberry Martini$14.00

                                                                                Hendricks Gin, peach schnapps, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh berry puree

                                                                                • The Bee's Knees$14.00

                                                                                  Brooklyn Gin, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup

                                                                                  Vodka

                                                                                  • Absolut

                                                                                    and flavors

                                                                                    • Tito's

                                                                                      • Grey Goose

                                                                                        • Ketel

                                                                                          • Stoli

                                                                                            and flavors

                                                                                            • Reyka

                                                                                              Gin

                                                                                              • Bombay

                                                                                                • Bombay Sapphire

                                                                                                  • Botanist

                                                                                                    • Hendrick's

                                                                                                      • Tanqueray

                                                                                                        • Brooklyn Gin

                                                                                                          • Tanqueray 10

                                                                                                            Rum

                                                                                                            • Bacardi Light

                                                                                                              • Bacardi Limon

                                                                                                                • Mount Gay

                                                                                                                  • Myer's

                                                                                                                    • Goslings

                                                                                                                      • Malibu

                                                                                                                        • Sailor Jerry

                                                                                                                          Whiskey

                                                                                                                          • Jack Daniels

                                                                                                                            • Jack Honey

                                                                                                                              • Crown Royal

                                                                                                                                • Seagram's 7

                                                                                                                                  • Bulleit Rye

                                                                                                                                    • Jim Beam

                                                                                                                                      • Jameson

                                                                                                                                        Bourbon

                                                                                                                                        • Knob Creek

                                                                                                                                          • Woodford Reserve

                                                                                                                                            • Woodford Double Oak

                                                                                                                                              • Bulleit

                                                                                                                                                • Maker's Mark

                                                                                                                                                  Scotch

                                                                                                                                                  • Dewars

                                                                                                                                                    • Johnnie Walker Red/Black/Gold Labels

                                                                                                                                                      • Glenlivet

                                                                                                                                                        • Chivas

                                                                                                                                                          • Glenfiddich

                                                                                                                                                            • Macallan

                                                                                                                                                              Tequila

                                                                                                                                                              • Patron

                                                                                                                                                                • Patron Cafe

                                                                                                                                                                  • Casamigos

                                                                                                                                                                    silver, reposado, anejo

                                                                                                                                                                    • Hornitos

                                                                                                                                                                      silver, reposado, anejo

                                                                                                                                                                      • Dobel

                                                                                                                                                                        Draft Beer

                                                                                                                                                                        • Bud Lite$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Stella$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Blue Moon$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Sam Adams Lager$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                Bottled Beer

                                                                                                                                                                                Domestic $5, Microbrews/Imported $6

                                                                                                                                                                                • Bud Lite

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Corona

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Magners

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Heineken

                                                                                                                                                                                        • O'Doul's

                                                                                                                                                                                          Non Alcoholic

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Angry Orchard

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miller Lite

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brooklyn Lager

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brooklyn East IPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brooklyn Brown Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sierra Nevada

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Yeungling

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wines

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sangria Pitcher$35.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Champagne & Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Freixenet Brut$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Moet Imperial Brut$150.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              White Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pinot Grigio - Ruffino$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Chardonnay - Kendall Jackson$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sauvignon Blanc - Sileni$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Riesling – Anthony Road$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chateau - Beaulieu$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Red Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Merlot - Kendall Jackson$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Malbec - Diseno$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pinot Noir - Trapiche$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cabernet - Domaine Bousquet$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shiraz - Crane Lake$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cold Beverages

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Soft Drinks$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Iced Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bottled Water$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aqua Panna or San Pellegrino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Juices$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot Beverages

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hot Chocolate$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • American Coffee$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cappuccino$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Espresso$2.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Machiato$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Latte$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What 155 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.4Value

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          69 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          69 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Such a perfect place to meet friends. It has been my go-to for decades. Rare place, these days, that has such history. The food is reliably delicious, the service is as if we have been friends for years, Charlie Chaplin movies make it home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. FF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FoodieFirst

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great music and community vibe. Its a casual spot and gets loud on Mondays with the band but WOW are the amazing. Incredible musicians and comics (its above The Comedy Cellar) in and out - you never know who you are going to see and hear!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was really good! Nothing fancy but we were not looking for fancy. We went to the comedy show first, had a great time, went up for dinner. Had the Greek platter and cauliflower bites, both exceeded our expectations. Casual and relaxing, glad we went.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. RD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RichD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Definitely recommend The Olive Tree restaurant. The food is outstanding. Perfect way to start the night before seeing some of the best comics in the world perform at The Comedy Cellar which is right downstairs from The Olive Tree, or the other rooms that are right around the corner from the restaurant. Its obvious this establishment cares about the quality of the food. Presentation, portion and taste were all excellent. Service was excellent as well. If you come to the NYC and want to go to the best comedy club in the Country, do yourself a favor and have dinner at the Olive Tree to start off your night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Servers were great, food was great. Can’t speak highly enough.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. JT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JustTheTwoOfUs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tahoe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The location was great, the server made all the difference - only female server we had our entire weeks worth of NYC restaurant her attitude, attentiveness, honesty, etc. meal was adequate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. DR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DianaR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Literally the best evening I had while visiting NYC, together with a night at the Comedy Cellar it was the most fun and vibrant place and a perfect night overall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shannon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food here is amazing, but the business is suffering due to the GM’s erratic anger issues. Very high staff turnover creates lots of problems. Business is extremely disorganized and unprofessional. I won’t be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. RD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RuiD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The food was OK, but you don't go there for the food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cozy atmosphere, great music, decent drinks, good food. To be honest, I could have done without the server flirting with my date… I get it, he’s cute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11. TT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ThomasT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We had the food from the Olive tree cafe at the Comedy Cellar. The Cheese Burger was really good. My Girlfriend and Parents had the mac and cheese and it was also very good. The server was amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12. l

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          luv2eatout

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          139 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          139 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great food - this time we had cheeseburgers and fries -delicious! Our server was wonderful. Always a good meal - love coming here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It was nice, tiny bathroom downstairs, but it’s all part of the vibe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          N. Ireland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We ate here before going to the comedy cellar. The meal was affordable and very tasty. Staff were friendly and attentive. Lovely ambiance inside the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you are looking to enjoy your life, this is the spot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        16. VD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VictoriaD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The choices on the menu were an excellent example of Middle Eastern food as well as a mix of popular American food. The lamb kofta was perfectly seasoned and the Olive Tree salad was enough for two. All the ingredients were fresh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Outstanding service— great family owned restaurant. The food is some of my favorite in the city, and the people are welcoming and kind. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18. TB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TattoosByFabian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Thank you

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19. GT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GlennT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Indiana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good and atmosphere were excellent. Staff also reserved a table for us on the Comedy Cellar where we had reservations for the late show and kep us informed as to our timing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 12, 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Outstanding service— great family owned restaurant!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DebbieG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toronto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Service was excellent. Very friendly . Provided good information about NYC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        22. CR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ChrisR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bring back falafels on the middle eastern platter!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23. EB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EricB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE place to go if you are going to see a show at the Comedy Cellar. Good food and service, and great people watching from the window seats to the people coming and going on the street.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We were doing a comedy show and went here for dinner per the recommendation of the comedy cellar. Had a nice experience. The Greek salad was amazing. The veggies on my chicken kebab plate were great too. The chicken itself was average.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25. MG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MichaelG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our server was great and superful helpful! The food was great and the feel was very relaxed. Overall a great stop before going to The Comedy Cellar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The ambiance is perfect , Aryal was a great host and everything was lovely

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27. GW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GinaW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Houston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Olive Tree is always outstanding!! Service and food is fantastic and has great energy. The restaurant is upstairs from the Comedy Cellar so you never know who you may meet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        28. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lisawitz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The staff was great. The lamb chops were delicious and they had no issue with subbing the mashed potatoes for coos coos, which was fantastic. The out door area looks great. Bonus: a chat with a few comedians!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29. AB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AlanB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Had reservations for 5pm. Got to the Olive and the lady there said "nope" they don't open until 6pm. She said Open Table had it wrong. But even their listing on Google said 5pm. If they can't get their hours right, do you think they clean properly? Plenty of other places in the area that know how to run a restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30. F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fritz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our early dinner at the Olive Tree Cafe was such a wonderful NYC experience! The quaint restaurant/bar was a great place for my daughter and me to eat before our early show downstairs at the Comedy Cellar. Our server, Maren, was so much fun, and when we could not decide which entree to order, her recommendation of the salmon dinner proved to be the perfect choice for us! It was absolutely delicious! The entire evening was our favorite take-away from this trip, and we will definitely repeat the experience the next time we visit our favorite city!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last night in NYC, trip was postponed because of Covid so we were thrilled to be there. So easy to have dinner before the show at Comedy Cellar. The staff was terrific, made sure we had all the information about the show etc. Food was so good--I had the Mac & cheese, my husband had chicken cutlet. Delicious! Our server treated us so well. We highly recommend The Olive Tree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maribel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          First experience at a comedy, was definitely on my bucket list of things to do. I must say they met and exceed all my expectations, the presenter was my absolute favorite !!! Super funny and really kicked the show to an amazing start !!! Definitely going back. Amazing, amazing, and amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        33. JC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JenniChaz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arrived at 4:30 for our 4:30 reservation but they were closed. At 4:35 we decided to go to another restaurant. Around 5:45 we walked by and they were open so we popped in to say hey we we had a reservation but you weren’t open. The response we received was “OK”. Not an apology or explanation just “OK”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Always a great atmosphere to catch up with old friends. Menu more limited than in the past, but borscht, chicken wings and Middle East platter are still amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        35. TW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TatumW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          great place. good idea to visit before going to the comedy cellar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        36. m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          michaelh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terrific food and the places serves as a green room, of sorts, for the Comedy Cellar, which means you are likely to see famous comics coming through

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37. DS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DianeS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Montreal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and portion size, both very good! The chicken kebab had a wonderful taste and the greek salad was excellent!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        38. FF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FFYA5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love this place one of the few nyc old places that I like to go to once in a while the menu has changed a lot but it good I use to love going there for falafel a bit disappointed that it’s not on the menu but other than that I will give it a 5 star :) going there makes me feel 20 again 🥂 and the band was great !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        39. NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NYmeeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Went for Valentine's Day and it was really nice -- not too too busy -- just busy enough and the food was very good along with good service -- I prefer a little less ice and sugar in my mixed drinks, but the Manhattan was pretty good too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        40. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I had not been here for quite a few years, when we used to dine at the place fairly often. So glad they are still around after all these years. I came back with a former colleague, and we both loved it. The food - we had the Mediterranean platter and parmesan fries - was delicious and plentiful. One portion was more than enough to feed both of us. And the prices are absolutely reasonable by Manhattan standards. The ambience was really nice and as I remembered and cherished it, with a cosy atmosphere, the Charly Chaplin silent movies still playing on a large screen, and chalk on the slate tables for the creative. Great value for money. I'll make sure I won't stay away too long.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for The Olive Tree Cafe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        117 Macdougal St New York, NY 10012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Minetta Lane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Greenwich Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–1:15 am Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–2:45 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mediterranean, Comfort Food, American

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A/C/E/B/D/F/M to W 4th St stop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Live music every Friday evening from 10pm -2am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

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