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Olamaie, Austin, TX

Olamaie

4.7
4.7
1358 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 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. DS

    DonovanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Knowledgeable staff. Extraordinary food.
  2. JB

    JoeB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Very disappointed in the food. The noise level was unbearable. The service was adequate.
  3. CK

    CaraK

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding!! My new fav spot in Austin.
  4. HK

    HKNOM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and food was outstanding. Loved the ambience, too. Well done, Olamaie! Can’t wait to go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They treated us so well! I can’t wait to come back! The biscuits are delicious. We got the pork chop, it’s the thickest chop I’ve ever seen.
  6. W

    Wineboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was professional and immediately comfortable. Suggestions were 100% on point. Probably the best pork chop in the city. Overall quite fantastic!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, I was expecting the food to be better. Lots of sodium and butter, and all dishes were very heavy. Had the rib-eye, not a good cut of meat, had more fat than meat. Overall experience was ok, I probably won’t return.
  8. DB

    DanielB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was absolutely splendid. The food was amazing. The service impecible. There was a Happy Birthday note for my wife. Just above and beyond. 11/10 stars
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cabbage was a little under cooked but over delicious. I’m not sure if the pork chop had changed but we received a nice big loin of pork that I couldn’t be upset about. The loin was HUGE. If portions are consistently that good then I will return, worth the money in the end just wish the cabbage was a little more easy to eat.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every plate we had. Looking forward to visiting again!
  11. BR

    BrentonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was bomb, biscuits and smoked beef belly were a perfect start, and the dayboat fish was better than I hoped. Chicken breast with the sausage worked in? Homecoming elevated
  12. T

    Timl

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    For me, it was just ok. The food was good. The ambience is meh. It was too noisy for my husband and me. The entrees are huge and can easily be shared. But overall, I wouldn’t go back.
  13. AC

    AllisonC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for special occasion dinners. Food was excellent and tried a few things we haven’t had before. Quality was excellent.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Olamaie. It reopened in early 2022 after shutting down during the pandemic. We recommend it for date night or a special occasion. Our menu favorites: shrimp &amp; red rice, butter beans, biscuits, and steaks. Make sure to leave room for dessert! And their wine and cocktail menu is always fun. Their waitstaff is fabulous. If it’s a special occasion, expect a handwritten note from them. There is a 20% health service charge — that goes back to the staff for their health insurance. We love the idea. Enjoy your experience at Olamaie!
  15. C

    Chris

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service, amazing food, friendly and knowledgeable staff - made us feel like we were the only people in their orbit. Fantastic place for a special occasion!
  16. L

    Lexus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves the ambiance and cleanliness and how classy. Food is a bit overpriced but good.
  17. LH

    LauraH

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the small bar area and loved talking with the bartender. He was so well versed on the food, special drinks, and explained drinks he was making for others when we asked. Food was awesome. We shared several appetizers and then one huge perfectly good pork chop as our main meal. We are visiting Austin for the first time but would recommend this place to other out of towners. High prices but worth it.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food for our 2 year anniversary
  19. EC

    EliCS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were searching for a place to eat dinner but we were walking from the Jamail Piol to the restaurant so we called to know if shorts were acceptable. They were very welcoming and to be honest I wasn’t expecting the food quality we had! Excellent dinner!! Recommend it!!
  20. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around. Wine, food, dessert, service, quaint setting. Highly recommend.
  21. HB

    HollyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals that we have had in a long time and certainly best in Austin.
  22. c

    chuck250

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Three appetizers and the superb pork chop were enough for two of us. Red cabbage, hush puppies, steak tartare, pork chop, biscuits, a side of honey sweet potatoes and two glasses of wine. Delicious! The staff know their stuff and will guide you. A lovely dining experience.
  23. T

    Train

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great - yay for smoked cabbage
  24. D

    Dentonmel

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared 4 first courses and 2 mains which was perfect for 4. Every flavor got a positive head nod from everyone at the table. My highlight was the red rice and shrimp. But I want a meal of the cabbage and beef belly.
  25. JD

    JoyceD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We really enjoyed the meal. Every dish we had was wonderful. We didn’t care for the atmosphere. Seating is very close together. We could hear the full conversations of the couples next to us. For the price point, we were hoping for something a little more intimate.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I’m a foodie and I enjoy fine dining. Having said that…this place was superb in the sense that the servers were extremely helpful and great. They seem to have a nice system in place so that everyone works efficiently. Even their valet girl was awesome with great attitude. As someone mentioned the food is a little salty. But that’s southern food for you! So if you love salty food then this place is for you. It was beyond rich too. Now, the cons…too crowded. I rarely will eat at a restaurant that has the small tables for two right next to each other. I will request a bigger table and if none available i will leave. If you’re an overweight person getting out would be a little challenging. I don’t like sitting close to people because quite simply I want to enjoy my conversations without worrying who’s listening. I also need space because I like to order a lot. Will I come back? Doubt it, and simply because of the super close seating space.
  27. CH

    CarolynH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for our 26th wedding anniversary. They made us feel special by placing a happy anniversary card on our table and offered us a complimentary glass of bubbly. It’s a cute small house atmosphere, but with the tables being so close together it was noisy and no conversations were your own. We had 3 starters and one entree with 2 sides. We could not make it to dessert. (Unfortunately) We both really enjoyed all the food and the only thing I’d change is how very salty the rice dishes were.
  28. KG

    KaraG

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    So delicious! The blue corn hush puppies are so yummy. Enjoyed the friendly staff and service. It is a small place so loud at times. Will absolutely be going back and taking out of town visitors when they’re in Austin.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The 20% Wellness Fee is absolutely absurd. To expect guests to tip 20%, then also pay a 20% wellness fee is unacceptable.
  30. A

    Arlo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a dining experience that we’ll never forget! Chef Amanda Turner and team take you on a spiritual journey with their daily menu options. The food and service are some of the best we’ve experienced in Austin. The Olamaie team went out of their way to make our evening special, and they succeeded!
  31. EG

    EmmaG

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Food is amazing, severs are friendly and patient. The Wagyu ribeye is just so tasty and melts in your mouth. The biscuits are my favourite with butter honey!
  32. K

    Kendra

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent...something that's hard to come by these days! Would definitely return!! Great job Olamaie!
  33. AG

    AngelaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic evening and one where every aspect of the experience was top notch. Would recommend to others and definitely go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Food: apps very tasty. Main courses okay-lots of salt on one item but they graciously took that back and comped. Another dish salty too. Cocktails and beverages okay. Good dessert.
  35. E

    Ellie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern take on your southern favorites. Outstanding!
  36. E

    Eroc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and they also carried affordable bottles of wine, which doesn't happen often at these types of restaurants. The service was perfect and a 20% service wellness charge (aka tip) is automatically added which makes splitting the bill easy breezy! We ordered 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 3 sides but that ended up being a bit too much food for 5 people. We'll definitely be back!
  37. CK

    CarolineK

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, incredible service, SO much better but all delicious :) Will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Ribeye and salad were good
  39. CR

    CynthiaR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olamaie was incredible last night from the service to the food and cocktails. We ordered the Beef Tartare, Gulf Crudo, Turnips and Ham and Shrimp and Red Rice (our favorite) for appetizers. The fish special, chicken and wagyu beef tenderloin were all memorable and would be items I would order again and again. Don't pass on the biscuits...the best I've ever had and the butter is delicious! Definitely one of my favorite meals in Austin!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing and the chef killed it! You better book a table asap!

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Olamaie is rated 4.7 stars by 1358 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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

    Daily 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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