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The Olives Branch

4.5
4.5
101 Reviews
$30 and under
Lebanese
Generosity and hospitality are the hallmarks of Lebanese culture, where food, is a celebration of life, with endless varieties and magical tastes. At The Olives Branch, our food and service are refined by these traditions. We take great pride in our food using only the finest natural ingredients, farm to table handpicked vegetables from local farms, and hand selected meats that come from only the best halal butchery. We provide an extensive offering of Mezza, entrees and house made desserts. Our success is a tribute to our loyal guests who appreciate the importance of serving delicious, healthy high quality food in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
Our chefs have created a fresh, authentic menu from recipes that originate from traditional Lebanese cuisine. We serve only the finest. Everything is hand crafted in house in order to provide our guests with the very finest meals.
So it is with open hearts, arms and smiles that we welcome you to The Olives Branch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 373-5633
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Merfit AbouZiad
  • Catering
    The Olives Branch is very popular for providing the best Lebanese Catering Service in South Orange County, we are capable of catering all kinds of events of all sizes. We have catered business dinners/events/luncheons, weddings, birthdays, graduations, celebrations of all kinds, we can provide A to Z catering. Don't hesitate letting us know how we can impress you and your guests. We can fit any budget and are here to ensure a successful and flavorful event.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant so that we can discuss the private event. We are committed to making sure the private event is successful and you, and your guests are extremely happy and impressed with the high quality of food and the level of service we provide.
  • Private party contact
    Omar Chmait: (949) 373-5053
  • Neighborhood
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Cross street
    Rancho Viejo Rd & Golf Club Dr
  • Parking details
    The Olives Branch is located in Marbella Plaza where we have allot of parking for our guests.
  • Entertainment
    Every Saturday night The Olives Branch is proud to have DJ TT and a belly dance show by Tina Enheduanna.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

101 Reviews
  1. SandyC

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal very much. We ordered several sides and one main entre and it was plenty of food for my husband and I. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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  2. ArtP

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good and the price likewise but the service was not up to snuff.

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  3. 21Lover

    Orange County

    119 reviews

    3.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food!!!! We loved all of it. Service was lacking but not too much of an issue with the food being so good.

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  4. jmelias86

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to go out to eat with the family. Amazing food and friendly service.

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  5. JanetS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unexpected surprise! Delicious food, great service and we were so surprised by the entertainment: Belly dancing.
    The Olives BranchResponded on December 18, 2019
    Thank you Janet for dining with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. best regards, Omar

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  6. Gina

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it. Food is great. Only thing I didn't like is that people smoke hookah's and cigars in the patio and the smoke seeps into the indoors.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my favorite local spots and the food is ther best Lebanese you'll ever have

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  9. SouthSoCal

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant! Awesome staff and amazing food! Chicken and Filet Mignon Kabobs are always a hit! Humus is the best!

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  10. KandisG

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place ... the food is amazing and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend!

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The Olives Branch is rated 4.5 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Olives Branch

31105 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rancho Viejo Rd & Golf Club Dr
  • Neighborhood
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Olives Branch is located in Marbella Plaza where we have allot of parking for our guests.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Merfit AbouZiad
  • Entertainment
    Every Saturday night The Olives Branch is proud to have DJ TT and a belly dance show by Tina Enheduanna.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 373-5633
  • Catering
    The Olives Branch is very popular for providing the best Lebanese Catering Service in South Orange County, we are capable of catering all kinds of events of all sizes. We have catered business dinners/events/luncheons, weddings, birthdays, graduations, celebrations of all kinds, we can provide A to Z catering. Don't hesitate letting us know how we can impress you and your guests. We can fit any budget and are here to ensure a successful and flavorful event.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant so that we can discuss the private event. We are committed to making sure the private event is successful and you, and your guests are extremely happy and impressed with the high quality of food and the level of service we provide.
  • Private party contact
    Omar Chmait: (949) 373-5053
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