Oleana is a neighborhood restaurant with a strong focus on flavors and comfort. The cuisine centers on the Arabic influenced foods of the Mediterranean with a strong lean towards Turkish fare. Winter months feature a roaring fireplace and in the warm weather the gorgeous garden is open for dinner.
** Please note that we do not reserve tables on -- or take requests for -- the garden patio. Patio tables are seated on a first come, first served basis and are weather dependent. All Opentable reservations are for indoor tables only. We stop accommodating guests outdoors 1 hour before closing time.**
Hours of Operation:
** Please note that we do not reserve tables on -- or take requests for -- the garden patio. Patio tables are seated on a first come, first served basis and are weather dependent. All Opentable reservations are for indoor tables only. We stop accommodating guests outdoors 1 hour before closing time. **
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Btw. Prospect & Columbia
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
live Turkish musicians Tuesday nights on the outdoor patio, weather permitting
There are two lots available for guest parking after 5:30pm. One is directly across the street from the restaurant. The other is diagonally across the street at the E.L.I./Fitness Together lot.
Private Party Facilities:
Offered during daytime hours, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Private Party Contact:
Janice Goldsmith: 6176610505x17
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Oleana Ratings and Reviews
Food and staff were great, but was disap ...
Food and staff were great, but was disappointed that our table was not ready for our 8:30 reservation. We didn't get seated till 9PM. If they had compensated us at some level with a free appetizer or drink I would have felt a little better. Not sure if this is business is usual for them, but 30 minutes late is off the mark for a really good restaurant.
Oleana is one of our favorite restaurant ...
Oleana is one of our favorite restaurants. We came to celebrate our anniversary and the food was fantastic, as usual. I had the special of the evening which was a crispy chicken thigh with a sweet potato butter. My husband had the lamb dish and loved it! Thanks for a great dinner, Oleana!
Everything was very good the food seemed ...
Everything was very good the food seemed a little bit over sauced though
We were very impressed with the waiters knowledge of the wine list
All in all it was very good but not the experience that we thought it would be Crowded seating And a just OK atmosphere
Such great eats, excellent service, spec ...
Such great eats, excellent service, special appetizer was amazing and we wish we could have had a meal sized potion of the mackerel! Seats are close together and room temperature varied quite a bit. However, service was exceptional and great Night Shift beer available.
Love Oleana. Came here for the in-law's ...
Love Oleana. Came here for the in-law's visit. This is our 3rd time here and it did not disappoint. The beet hummus and the sultan's delight were favorites, as well as the falafel. Book far in advance, this place is popular!
We were recently at Oceana for my son's ...
We were recently at Oceana for my son's birthday. Because the weather was so lovely we chose to sit in the beautiful courtyard. I felt like our evening was magical. The setting, the lights, the plantings, the food- everything fit together so beautifully. We had a memorable evening.
Special occasion place with a comfortabl ...
Special occasion place with a comfortable, vibrant feel. Food is unusual and usually very good (always fresh and creative). Tables can be a bit close, inhibiting a sense of intimacy. Service is friendly, accomplished and informative.
The food was good. The baked Alaska dess ...
The food was good. The baked Alaska dessert was great. I made reservations for a a special birthday. When the hostess called to confirm the reservation I reiterated the fact that it was a special occasion and if she would make sure to have the dessert come out with a candle. I was very disappointed when it didn't. Especially when the table behind us got a candle.
Great service, delicious food. We had h ...
Great service, delicious food. We had high expectations coming here and we're not disappointed. Unique and decadent combination of flavors. Each dish felt special. Also, had a good variety of both vegetarian and gluten-free options.
We hadn't been to Oleana in maybe ten ye ...
We hadn't been to Oleana in maybe ten years. It was very good then and still is. We ordered too much food and felt over stuffed. Better to order only one appetizer if ordering two mains (I think). Parking was fine. Free across the street.
I was lucky to find time during a recent ...
I was lucky to find time during a recent visit to Boston to finally enjoy this GEM OF CAMBRIDGE. It was easy to find by T with a short walk, so a business or casual traveler can enjoy Oleana without a car or taxi.
All of the menu presented delicious sounding choices so I found it difficult to pick and wanted one of each. I chose a standard appetizer (Meze), entree and dessert for my first time.
I felt the portions were perfect and I was able to enjoy the octopus, rock shrimp, fennel seafood salad. The lamb entree - sorry I do not recall the proper name - came in a flat dish resembling a lidless tagine. The combination of small fig quarters with hummus and crisp greens, crisp chickpeas (light and a great accent) as well as pine nuts brought me to clean the platter with the remaining bread which was also light, as was the whole dish. The lamb pieces were tender and barely needed the knife to portion. I still had room to indulge in corn ice cream with corn crumbles and blueberry compote. This was accompanied by a small cup of cassis fruit drink. Everything was pleasing to the eye and the service was exceptional with non-intrusive wait staff who were knowledgeable yet low-key about sales & marketing.
Amazing meal. I heartily recommend Oleana and will return as often as I get back to Boston because the Meze list was where I could not choose and, luckily, there is a meal to be had just by ordering several of those items which are generously portioned and good to share.
Our go-to restaurant--for food and servi ...
Our go-to restaurant--for food and service. We can go to eat lightly with mezes or more fully with entrees, accompanied by cocktails and wine or just scarlet ice tea. We always try some specials, including dessert, as suggested by our great servers. We tend to visit every six weeks because we don't think ANY restaurant comes close to tastiness, presentation and service in a casual atmosphere (although Sarma is second on our list of delights) and we want to relish Oleana's special nature.
This restaurant is absolutely delicious. ...
This restaurant is absolutely delicious. There's very little else to say. It's one of the first places I think of when a special occasion comes along. The deviled eggs, sultans delight and lamb and grape leaf tart are highly highly recommended.
Great as usual. Enjoyed the ambiance and ...
Great as usual. Enjoyed the ambiance and food. Was seated in the bar area for a res. at 8:30. We didn't feel rushed and ordered leisurely without any push to hurry. Thanks Oleana we'll be back. Please take reservations for the outdoor seating.
We chose Oleana for our 27th anniversary ...
We chose Oleana for our 27th anniversary and it exceeded our expectations in every way. We had made an early reservation on Open Table, but we also arrived at 5:15 to be second in line for the patio tables (which they do not reserve) on a beautiful and comfortable summer's evening. Our patio table was private and quiet and perfect for our celebration. For dinner, we shared the Vegetable Tasting Menu (4 courses, including a sweet - Chef's choice and a value at $40) and we added three mezzo plates: Fried Mussels, Sultan's Delight (beef short ribs with a sauce), and Cherry Tomato Kuku. Our tasting menu featured a green salad with feta cheese, spinach falafels, and our sweet was profiteroles. Our server, Ryan, was very helpful and knowledgeable, and he recommended an amazing Spanish Red: Daterra "Azos de Vila," which despite featuring a Mencia grape also had a good share of Grenache. The wine was perfect for us: full, rich, and peppery.
We have celebrated special occasions at Oleana before, but it had been nearly ten years since our last visit. We will be back very soon, as the meal was extraordinary and the price was very reasonable.
This venue never disappoints! From star ...
This venue never disappoints! From starters right through dessert a real palate pleaser!
Richly flavored with exotic spices and eclectic decor.
The alfresco dining is added charm, especially on crisp nights when the gas lanterns are in play.
this place was pretty awesome.the food i ...
this place was pretty awesome.the food is great and the service was very prompt.my water way filled about 20 different times over the course for the night.prices are not cheap but not crazy crazy expensive like some places with similar quality food
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