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39 High St, New Haven, CT 06510-2305
+1 203-780-8925
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
39 High St, New Haven, CT 06510-2305
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Friday night without reservations. Suggestion: make reservations! They had one high-top table available by the front door and one in the back by the kitchen. Neither was ideal but we went with the one up front. We were treated very well....More

Thank Angel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A work colleague had previously attended a function at this restaurant and thought it was quite nice so recommended this place for a work dinner. The interior is decorated nicely in muted tones. There were so many good choices on the menu, it was almost...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was alive and buzzing when I met my dinner companion for a date night out on a Tuesday in downtown New Haven. We had decided to try the offerings on the prix fixe menu to really get a taste of Olea’s seasonal menu....More

Thank P-J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really nice experience however maybe a bit overprized. Really close to giving full score because of Excellent service. I had a couple of the dishes from the menu of the week. Scallops with risotto tasted really Good. The dessert was Nice but...More

Thank Jane Tove S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Olea is definitely worth the visit. The cuisine was supreame. it's definitely worth the visit you will not be disappointed. enjoy!!

Thank christmas203
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This Spanish restaurant is very nice, with very good service and the food is very good. However, portions are small and dishes overpriced.

Thank Homero V
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were a group of five. We shared a charcuterie plate, each had an entree, and shared three desserts. Alcohol was four cocktails, a bottle of wine, and two additional glasses of wine. Excluding the drinks, our bill was $250. For what we got, it...More

1  Thank travelandsee2017
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in New Haven. The food is always amazing and the service is impeccable. Great Spanish influenced fare.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I love this restaurant Everything was so delicious We ordered a bunch of starters and I had the rabbit which was prepared wonderfully The desserts were also amazing I’ll be back again Don’t miss the best restaurant in New Haven DD

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fantastic dinner and overall experience. Best dining in New Haven! Food is Spanish cuisine but with a modern twist. Great wines and drinks.

Thank barbara f
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connie f
16 March 2018|
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Response from Cesia G | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be great. They are good about accommodating special requests and may be good to give them a call!
11 February 2015|
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Response from traveler1Ct | Reviewed this property |
HI If you want to sit at a table a reservation is recommended! We sometimes drop in and eat at the bar. A table is more comfortable. We park on the street - it can be tricky to find a space and you have to use the... More
19 December 2014|
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Response from S1drfl | Reviewed this property |
As per their website, Olea is only open for dinner and is closed on Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 High St, New Haven, CT 06510-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-780-8925
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In the heart of downtown New Haven, Olea offers an innovative interpretation of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Manuel Romero and his team explore these flavors in their food, wine, and cocktails, locally sourcing many products and importing specialty items from the Mediterranean region.
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