olea - New Haven
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Everything was perfect as always. The food was spectacular, had a ton of apps tuna, wagyu meatballs, anchovies and avocado and all were prefect. We had the duck and pork at the table and each dish succulent and perfectly sauced. The service as always was spot on. They have worked so hard to make the outdoor dining experience fun and professional. We are so thankful that we can continue to dine there in these difficult time.
Thank you!! will visit again soon
We had a very pleasant dinner for 4. We like to try different cuisines and this place was able to cater to our different tastes. The menu is extensive and well balanced, includes many items not usually found in one place. We had tuna tartar, ceviche, oxtail-wild mushroom croquettes (loved those), foie gras for appetizers, then beef, chicken, fish and suckling pig for main course - everything was delicious and beautifully presented. The interior is very pretty, the seating arrangements are such that you almost don't see other diners (maybe this is covid related but very nice) and the service is top notch!
I highly recommend this place, will definitely come back there.
Olea is the best place for excellent fish preparation. We had a perfectly prepared bacalao with squid ink rice, and monkfish wonderfully prepared medallions with clams, mussels, shrimp all in a sauce that brought all the ingredients together. Complement your meal with some nice Spanish wine. A meal to help us weather the long winter ahead!
Olea is always excellent; my favorite restaurant in the New Haven area.
Food was as delicious as anyone could want. My duck was as tender as my wife's suckling pig crackled. Service was most attentive, with extra touches that were unexpected - such as amuse bouches and having gluten free bread on hand.
Olea’s commitment to high standards continues! Food, service and attention to details shine. Fantastic as always!!
Excellent as always!! Between the pulpo and the ceviche and the gaspacho, I’m in heaven!!!
My friend and I were craving a special dining experience while respelling social distance rules. Olea was a perfect selection. Tables are more than generously spaced from others if one chooses to dine inside promoted a relaxing atmosphere. Immaculate service and amazing cuisine made for a memorable experience. Will definitely return soon!
We had a wonderful 3 course dinner - the menu offered a wonderful variety, the food was delicious, and they did a fantastic job with separation and creating private spaces for each dining party. One of our favorites in New Haven - and never disappoints!
Ate outdoors. Good thoughtful COVID protection. Food was very good, but not quite inspired. But we'd go back for solid, well-executed Spanish cuisine.
Excellent food, perfectly seasoned. The staff was wonderful!
Amazing!! Best restaurant in New Haven! Service was outstanding and the food and cocktails were on point!
Well managed COVID sensitive indoor and outdoor setting with impeccable food
This is my favorite downtown restaurant, it is always an outstanding dining and service experience . Highly recommended
Excellent meal as always, professional staff and exquisite cuisine. The wine list is extensive and well curated. Best place in New Haven and surroundings!
Great food. Great Service. Did tasting menu with wine pairing.
Tatar was overly ginger, couldn’t really taste much of anything else. Charcuterie board was a bit weak in terms of what was given. The Pato (duck entree ) was probably the only great tasting thing that we had ordered. Wish it was more value than what was given. Will go again though to try something different.
The Chef's Menu Was Devine Absolutely Amazing! All six courses were executed beautifully! Thank you gor a wonderful Evening.
Olea is simply an outstanding restaurant. We were looking for something a bit different and I’m so glad we decided to eat here. Everything, from the ceviche and charcuterie to the fantastic entrees ( we had duck, salmon, the fish of the day and a short ribs special all of which were absolutely marvelous flavor sensations!) was beautifully plated and delicious. The wait staff was outstanding as well which really added to the experience.
The food is great as always! Couldn’t get enough of the ceviche. The only disappointment is the carabinero. The shrimp stinks a little bit and the shell is somewhat empty, in a word, it is not as fresh as expected. I shouldn’t have ordered it off-season. The service is beyond expectations. Very attentive and friendly.
Olea is my favorite restaurant in New Haven, so it was a no-brainer when choosing a dinner spot for our anniversary. The staff are incredibly attentive and their food is always fantastic. I can't recommend this place enough!
Olea was great. The only area they truly exceeded expectations was in the service. Phenomenal service. Even though the other areas did not necessarily exceed my expectations, Olea provided what I always hope for when taking my wife out for a fine dining experience -- to walk away satisfied! If you are looking for a place to try in New Haven, I would certainly recommend giving Olea a shot.
Friendly staff. Delicious, creative meals. Never disappoints.
I enjoyed the service I just did not enjoy the food
Wonderful meal, great ambience, fabulous service, and a really good deal, too. New Haven's best!
Delightful outdoor dining; great food; lovely service.
Food was fabulous, as always, and the service was excellent. A wonderful evening on the patio!
New Haven's best restaurant both in terms of food and service.
Superb food! Will definitely return. A nice surprise.
Excellent in every way. The service was great, very attentive waiter. The food was delicious and beautify presented. We’ll be back😀
Wonderful & creative meal- thank you! We will be back.
Great menu, not cookie cutter and we always enjoy a menu that has items you can't get in many restaurants. My husband had the roast pig and I had the duck, both were delicious. Great cocktails and service was excellent. We will be going back.
We sat inside, tables are far apart. Wish there are more people eating out!
Food and service are excellent!
Olea, is our favorite restaurant in New Haven, it is always innovative and fresh. We had not been back except for take out and we were THRILLED to be back dining outside. All precautions are taken and it was spectacular from the juicy waygu meatballs to the duck breast with peaches and beets. The branzino with clams was exceptional. We will be back and I suggest you too visit and enjoy the great service and outstanding cuisine!!
We elected to eat outside in the alleyway which was nicely set up and it was fine.
Had their duck breasts which is always one of my favorites and they were great.. Their selection of Spanish wines is excellent. They, especially Joan Carlos, know their stock and make good recommendations.
This is one of the regions top restaurants for foodies and others who like really good food.
Fantastic meal! Curious and delightful dishes. Tasty food. Nice ambiance & the wait staff and manager were lovely.
Everything was delicious
Service attentive and professional
Manhattan quality in New Haven (Though a dinner of this quality would easily be 50% more in NYC.) Well worth going out of your way. Every course was a winner and a great selection of Spanish wines.
This was our first time at Olea but will not be our last. Dining here is an experience. The food amd service were impeccable and fit for any foodie.
olea - New Haven offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 780-8925.
olea - New Haven is rated 4.9 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.