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Brother's Bistro

188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
+1 716-379-8656
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“bistro salad” (2 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and some of our friends visit the resturant for lunches, after works drinks and dinner. Good staff, clean and good portion size and yummy food. Never had a bad meal.

Thank northrupje
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Love the new addition. Went with friends on Saturday night around 7. Waited a long long time for salad (60 min) and when it arrived the dressing was watery. I ordered ny strip. I ordered medium. It was well done. My friend ordered rice, got...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Good food. Great music. Showed up on NYE and was sat with no trouble. Interesting menu and good beer selection.

Thank Jamie T
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Newly expanded dining area well decorated. Food and service were very good and I would have given a 4+ rating weren't not for a loud group of SBU staff and students a couple tables down; they apparently were celebrating a birthday and were quite loud...More

Thank PierreD356
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. They have daily specials. A decent wine list and a good selection of beers. The food is very good, with generous portions. The seating can be a bit crowded. I would recommend this establishment.

Thank Teach716
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a very small restaurant but excellent food. The wait staff is always pleasant and efficient. Quite an eclectic choice of menu items. I have been here at least 12 times over the years and cannot get a bad meal.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was the first time I had eaten in this restaurant, and I'm glad I did! It's a small, family-run bistro, with recipes that have been handed down in the family. I had a dish of lamb and spinach with jasmine rice, and it was...More

Thank julary
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Wow, what a tasty surprise. I was skeptical because it looks like a well-worn bar and grill with minimal appointments. I ordered the coconut encrusted grouper despite my questioning the potential freshness of fish this far inland. The grouper and squash medley were excellent. The...More

Thank chipper002
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It took me forever to convince my husband to try out this restaurant but it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. We haven't had the same thing twice there and everything has been delicious. My husband particularly loved the soft shell crab and gnocchi special...More

Thank Sabrina G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I was in Olean on business and wanted something different from the usual chains. I tried Brothers Bistro and glad I did. The interior is not fancy, but it is simple and quaint. I ordered the bistro salad which was delicious. For my main, I...More

Thank David F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: +1 716-379-8656
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