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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful find. Menu includes duck, suckling pig, rabbit, jamon iberica, marcona almonds, rosemary ice cream....and of course steak and branzino. I very rarely am adventurous but with a menu like that I was excited to order the duck with parsnip and fennel. Amazing....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OOOonVAC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Best Gaspacho I ever drink. Main dishes were also fabolous. We ate salmon, duck and Fillet. All were the best I ever eat. Especially the spinach under the salmon was really the best taste from a spinach I ever get Service is also good

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank facigerli
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We went back to Olea some months after our last visit. We had no remarkable memories. Our most recent visit did not change our impression. It is a very "standardized" place offering a cuisine that pretends to be Spanish more than it actually is. Tiger...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fabrizio Z
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I went to Olea on a last minute whim and was not disappointed. Modern, sleek furnishings, impeccable course timing, creative dishes....what more could you want? Some high-priced restaurants are alienating and fussy, with stuffy wood furniture and formal dining. Olea, on the other hand, seemed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Y2380ATangelb
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Christine L
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank janetoves
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!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hvj99
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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
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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