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Olamaie, Austin, TX

Olamaie

4.7
4.7
1475 Reviews
$50 and over
Southern
At Olamaie, Southern food rooted in love and tradition is complemented by contemporary culinary techniques. This respect for both past and present marks Olamaie as a place where fine Southern food is celebrated not only for its rich heritage, but for its inspiration to modern cuisine.

Olamaie is the first name of five generations of women in Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek’s family. His mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great-grandmother and now his daughter all honor the name with their shared patience, acceptance of others, boundless love, and soulful allegiance to food.

James Beard Finalist: Best Chef Southwest/Texas 2018, 2019, & 2020
Austin American Statesman #1 2015, 2017, 2019
James Beard Semifinalist: Best New Restaurant 2015
Food & Wine Best New Chef 2015
2021 Best Place for Working Parents
Member of Good Work Austin

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 474-2796

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Fojtasek

  • Catering

    Olamaie offers exceptional catering for private events, special occasions, and intimate in-home dinners. Whether you are hosting family, friends or colleagues, our culinary team will curate a menu based on your specific needs.<br /><br />For information regarding catering please contact catering@maiebhospitality.com

  • Private party facilities

    Olamaie's modern amenities and traditional Southern charm provide the perfect place to host your next celebration. Our array of unique private dining options can accommodate seated dinners ranging from 6-60 guests or a cocktail reception for up to 120.For event inquiries please contact reservations@olamaieaustin.com

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Parking details

    Olamaie offers complimentary valet directly outside the restaurant on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Street parking is also availabe and free after 6 pm (and all day Sunday).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,475 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SA

    SAndre

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I've eaten at fine dining establishments all over the world. I am familiar with good food ad not at all a neophyte. Olamaie is overpriced and too salty, too everything. My companions liked their meals but $38 for a bowl of gumbo that was meh is absurd. Our waiter was on the pushy side and over sold us appetizers. Also, their hushpuppies taste like oatmeal. On the plus side the mezcal cocktail was excellent as were the tomatoes and the grits. The biscuits at FIXE are better.
  2. KP

    KevinP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were excellent. We will be going back for sure.
  3. CC

    CindyC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant is very loud. Don’t get the wagu New York strip if you are a tenderloin fan when the server suggests; not sure if they needed to ‘move it’, but the NY strip was terrible. I have had the tenderloin before, not sure it was worth $125, but the NY strip was definitely not.
  4. AG

    AndrewG

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Very well received and served. Food was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was amazing, except the noise level. Sitting outside next time is a MUST. Will go back but won’t dine inside. Too many tables. Too close together. And way too loud.
  6. LB

    LisaB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Still one of my favorite places to dine in Austin. Service is great, and these days that is tough to find. The food is consistently good and I love their cocktail and wine list. The fish with Carolina Gold rice is divine! All of the starters are so flavorful and great for sharing. The seasonal Sweet Potato Flan with spiced marshmallow is not to be missed.
  7. FF

    FoodieFromCHIATX

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Olamaie for our wedding anniversary. We were looking forward to having a wonderful meal. Our server was outstanding. The food was extremely salty. We had the shrimp and red rice appetizer and the crudo appetizer. For the main, we had the pork and the fish, and for sides we had the sweet potatoes and green beans. The green beans and shrimp appetizer were both extremely salty. The crab rice that accompanied the fish was also extremely salty. Given the price point, I expected everything to be perfect.
  8. SW

    SusanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So awesome. Every bit of food was delicious. Derick is the Best. Had out of town guests in for a birthday celebration. They will be talking about it for years.
  9. M

    Merrell

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. We went for our 37th anniversary and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Excellent service and food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. Wait staff was very infomed, explained the dishes very well and timed everything perfectly.
  11. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food and service. We will be back for sure.
  12. S

    Sophie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant- beautiful, delicious, great staff. Everything I hoped for.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very interesting dishes!!! As a cooking woman, I was very impressed with unusual and surprisingly delicious combinations on the plate!!!
  14. JA

    JacquelineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Please ship biscuits
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful. Service was fabulous, staff was super friendly and knowledgeable, and they took special steps to help us celebrate our anniversary. And the food was incredible. Buttery, delicious southern cooking. I only took off a star because the tables are very close together, which made it awkward to get up (and I’m slender) and also distracting for conversation. We will absolutely be back to this stellar restaurant!!
  16. CY

    CYNDIW

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely exoerience all around, beautiful food presentation, delicious, fab service!
  17. SS

    ShannonS

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olamaie is back open again, and are we glad! We loved their pandemic food kits that we could take home and make an incredible meal, but it's so nice to be back in the little house, and enjoying good service! The meal was delicious, the cocktails were amazing, and the desserts divine! Thanks for surviving!
  18. TW

    TiffanyW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server- Fantastic! Crudo- amazing. Their mashed potato’s are the best I’ve ever had. I love this place. The biscuit, their cocktails, great wine list…. Can’t say enough!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, the place was wonderful, staff was super helpful
  20. SE

    SirEatsaLot

    Austin

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic, as always. Thrilled I got one more chance to eat that incredible tomato dish before the season ends. My only complain about Olamaie is the cramped dining quarters. Everything else is basically PERFECT.
  21. AL

    AustinLover

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding experience from start to finish! Our waitress, Katie, explained the menu well and made perfect recommendations for our group. There were 5 of us, to celebrate a birthday. Every item was delicious and the presentation was magical! Of course, the service and how everything is delivered by group, at once, but so quietly and efficiently is just amazing. Every detail, making sure water is just right for everyone to cleaning up the table, as needed, are executed flawlessly. The conclusion was that Olamaie has to be one of the top restaurants in Austin! And I'd venture to say that ranking goes beyond just Austin. Overall, we loved it and would whole heartedly recommend. Worth the $$$!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  23. TY

    TrishY

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a superb meal and dining experience. Love, love, love Olamaie!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service but a little loud and warm.
  25. WP

    WillP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is excellent but is very expensive, especially with the added 15% surcharge to cover staff benefits
  26. JA

    JAV14

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dinner, the service was outstanding!
  27. O

    Ohiodiner

    Columbus

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous and knowledgeable staff. Definitely a restaurant to return to.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible dayboat special was grouper. Wow
  29. m

    mikea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was way to salty. That’s a shame because it’s a nice menu. A little odd they choose to use sooooo much salt
  30. m

    marciac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    Food was fantastic the problem was never having been there before didnt know Bar Seating meant sitting on a small round bar stool.
  31. M

    Maria

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing restaurant!!! Great ambience, excellent food! The tartare, the crudo and hush puppies were A+. We ordered the pork chop, chicken and steak all three were excepcional. Our waiter was great! Dessert was the only plate that was not great. All in all it was amazing! Would recommend it anytime!!! Next time in Austin will definitely go back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have had this restaurant on my list for a couple years but live out of town. Finally made it last night and was blown away. I knew it would be good but it went way beyond my expectations. One of the best meals of my life. The staff was really great. We were supposed to sit in the bar but the host informed us he had a table in main dining opening soon. Yes! We had the smoked eggplant (so so good-the portion is a bit big for just two people but that's not a complaint but a tip for those with smaller appetites), the beef tartare (best i have had), dayboat fish(perfect), sweet potatoes (whoa!!!), greens with beef fat vinaigrette, and THE BISCUIT (life changing, biscuit meets kouign Amanda with the perfect lightly sweet and salty butter). It was my friends birthday and I noted that on the reservation and they brought a special birthday dessert that was beyond. GO TWICE, eat everything.
  33. MB

    MrBrickell

    Austin

    111 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience4
    The price doesn’t match the food. Service was great and ambiance. But, the food should have been the mind blowing portion of our experience and unfortunately it wasn’t. Only the biscuits. $300 for two it’s not justifiable
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was really good and different. I did feel it was a bit over priced though. Tables were extremely close together so it made it a little awkward when trying to enjoy your own dinner with who you came with. Service was great though !
  35. SC

    SeanC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olamaie was fantastic with an incredible Seasonal menu and fantastic cocktail offerings. The blue corn hushpuppies stood out especially. We went for our anniversary and the restaurant staff went above and beyond to make us welcome for this special day
  36. CH

    ChadH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, service was great. Great wine recommendations and wine list. Maybe think twice about sitting on the patio - the mosquitos were annoying.
  37. VA

    VeronicaA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service. Very loud environment. Food was very good.
  38. L

    Liv4food

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely have found our favorite restaurant in Austin. Excellent from start to finish. Cocktails to food to wine. I almost hate to tell you how much we loved it because we want to be able to get a reservation there again.
  39. BM

    BethM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both agreed it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. The wait staff was exceptional. It was our first time there, but will definitely be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely AMAZING!!!! A must visit in Austin.

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You can order delivery directly from Olamaie using the Order Online button.

Olamaie is rated 4.7 stars by 1475 OpenTable diners.

Olamaie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Olamaie

1610 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Olamaie offers complimentary valet directly outside the restaurant on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Street parking is also availabe and free after 6 pm (and all day Sunday).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Fojtasek

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 474-2796

  • Catering

    Olamaie offers exceptional catering for private events, special occasions, and intimate in-home dinners. Whether you are hosting family, friends or colleagues, our culinary team will curate a menu based on your specific needs.<br /><br />For information regarding catering please contact catering@maiebhospitality.com

  • Private party facilities

    Olamaie's modern amenities and traditional Southern charm provide the perfect place to host your next celebration. Our array of unique private dining options can accommodate seated dinners ranging from 6-60 guests or a cocktail reception for up to 120.For event inquiries please contact reservations@olamaieaustin.com

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