Rich in European and Southern influences, the menu changes daily to reflect the season and goods of local farmers & ranchers.
For parties of 10 or more, a $100 charge will be incurred if the reservation does not cancel within 24 hours or does not show up on the day of the reservation. The $100 charge will go towards a gift card that can be used at a later date.
Global, International, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 2:30pm;
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00pm
$31 to $50
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Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
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Olivia Ratings and Reviews
The wait staff were very professional an ...
The wait staff were very professional and the food was cooked perfectly
The food was excellent - the service exc ...
The food was excellent - the service exceptional. Staff is friendly and engaging. Ambiance perfect for any night of the week. Dress up for a special occasion or sit at the bar for happy hour. Either way - the whole experience is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
We had a very pleasant, enjoyable brunch ...
We had a very pleasant, enjoyable brunch. The food looked awesome, but was not up to par with the taste we have experienced dining here in the evenings.
My husbands eggs Florentine were decent ...
My husbands eggs Florentine were decent tasting and beautiful, though bogged down with chewy prosciutto. My broiled grapefruit was good. The pork belly sandwiches were awful. Th e pork belly itself was fine. The English muffins were soft despite toasting marks. The sandwiches were heavy and looked unappetizing. Everything was undersalted to the point where the meal was generally flavorless. I didn't eat most of it. The french toast was fine. Hot and humid inside the restaurant. I overheard someone who appeared to be a manager telling a table of acquaintances the AC was broken. The service was literally the only satisfying aspect of the entire meal.
Biscuits were made too far ahead of time ...
Biscuits were made too far ahead of time and they got stale. Same with the poached eggs. This was our go-to spot for brunch, and for some reason it really missed the mark this time. Maybe just a bad day.
Great New Twist on Traditional Brunch Dishes
We were seven for a Sunday brunch, six of whom were recovering from a bachelor party the night before and needed a Bloody Mary before they could focus on the menu. On the clever menu, however, were a number of tradition dishes, but with a new twist and savory flair. For example, Olivia's version of Eggs Benedict used braised beef tips instead of Canadian bacon, and they served their own version of SOS and a Willie Nelson Chicken Fried Steak, etc. Anyway, they were packed after about 11 am, so either go at their opening at 10 am or get a reservation. Fun time, good food, great service, a little pricey.
Its very nice light place. Garden is great too. service was very fast and we had great eggs for brunch!
Our Farm to Table Dining Experience
This was my first dining experience at a Farm to Table restaurant. WOW, what a difference we could taste in the food. I had a pork chop that was a very close tie to Perry's in downtown Austin. Both our dishes were incredible. The bread was so fresh is seemed like it had just been baked. The Olive Oil for dipping was definitely a step up from our normal dinners. We love to cook, we are pretty good at it and we usually buy higher end cuts of meat and fish. So, we are not chefs but enjoy a great meal. Olivia's was just an outstanding meal, ambiance and dining experience. It was also my first time using Open Table to book a reservation. That was so easy and very beneficial. Would do both again for sure!
Good food and a fun atmosphere. Good ser ...
Good food and a fun atmosphere. Good service as well. This is a good date place or for smaller parties.
I'd been to Olivia for brunch, and thoroughly enjoyed it. But this special dinner was a bit of a bust. Not only did the chef over-rely on potatoes, but they were so salty that I could not eat them - why? My fish was cooked beautifully, but it was served solely with those salty potatoes. My daughter's steak, bland, came with french fries, bland. Simply not impressive, especially at the price.
Solid Place to dine
Olivia has always been a favorite of mine. The service is great, the ambiance is wonderful, the food is fantastic. If there is an issue, the servers are so gracious and help out without making you feel regretful if you have an issue with the food. This is a great place to take people that are from out of town, great Austin vibe. Make reservations though!!
Food okay, very pricey
Olivia was recommended by some foodie friends. We were, however, disappointed. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was fine, but the food quality did not match the exorbitant price. We would not recommend this place to others.
One of the best tasting menu in town. T ...
One of the best tasting menu in town. The wine pairings were equally delightful.
The food was decent but overpriced for the quality and quantity. The price for drinks is a bit high, as well. If you're charging $20 for small brunch entrees, make mimosas a bit cheaper like every other restaurant in Austin.
Fabulous as Always!
The food and service at Olivia are outstanding. Portions are generous; usually enough for two to share. The restaurant is modern and clean. A great place for Saturday or Sunday brunch.
I've been to Olivia twice. If you want ...
I've been to Olivia twice. If you want a pancake, I suggest ordering just one or you will be eating the stack for days. Everything is delicious. Just go.
Always love the food and atmosphere at Clark's! The oysters were perfect and my wife loved her crab cake. We will be back!
The food was ok
The ambiance was great, cool, modern place to try. However the food was underwhelming and extremely bland.
this was our first time back in about a year.
We forgot how good the food is here. i can't believe this would not be one of the better restaurants in Austin.
For a brunch that had gotten great revie ...
For a brunch that had gotten great reviews, the omelets where bland and the potatoes soggy. Not terrible but just bleh.
Great service, and great food!
The wait staff was very quick and friendly. The food was fresh and well priced.
Nicest staff in town. Food is always goo ...
Nicest staff in town. Food is always good, but you feel like family here, Olivia does staffing very well.
Want to love
Farm to table concept found in architecturally-pleasing renovation/new build home on Lamar Boulevard just north of Oltorf. The menu was engaging and the wine choices were interesting and covered the essentials. And the wait staff was superb. But my ultimate experience lacked the exhilaration of my expectation. Some examples. The cheese plate lacked a fourth cheese for a party of four. And the carb option dominated the plate. But the selections were delightful. The honey presentation was a table favorite. The fries were plentiful to the point the full party could never find the bottom of the bowl. But it lacked somethink (seasoning?) if I need to nickpik. Our largest complaint was that the same fries repeated on the steak option two of our diners selected. There should be a distinction between the appetizer and the side. This menu result exemplified strategic failure. All four of us expressed pleasure without conviction with their dinner choices (two steak, one salmons, and one duck confit gnocchi). My gnocchi was seasoned with duck confit for a filling dish. I love duck and gnocchi. The presentation was southern and filling. But the heaviness was not balanced with a corresponding flavor profile. It was what it was. Not bad, but not inspiring (for this price point). I felt it could have been a brunch option complete with warming flames underneath. And I so wanted to love it. I feel my opinions and those of my clients were shared by locals since we were mostly alone at this restaurant on a busy and gorgeous Thursday evening. Never a good sign. The owners and management clearly want to deliver a sophisticated urban local food concept. They have all the ingredients. But the plate refuses to cooperate at least to this reviewer's one night escapade down Lamar with out of state clients. But I also want to be wrong so please try for yourself and make your own judgements.
We've been to Olivia a few times over the years, although this was our first time coming for dinner (we are HUGE fans of Olivia's brunch and have brought many out of town visitors for it). Well, like their famous brunch, dinner was just as delicious. I got a duck main dish, and it was delish. My husband ordered the steak frites and liked them. You must get their pommes frites. Not the healthiest option, but they are so crispy and delish. Plus, they make their own ketchup rather than serving that funky bottled stuff. Yum!
Atmosphere cute & vibrant, food too salty.
Atmosphere was very cute and vibrant. Food was way too salty.
Tried & True
Austin is full of wonderful restaurants, but none are as dependable as Olivia. It can always be counted on for a delicious menu of locally sourced foods, great wines and the best service in Austin." Don't go changing Olivia, we love you just the way you are!"
Olivia was good
The restaurant space is nice, food was pretty good and the menu provided great options. I would recommend Olivia to friends as a place definitely worth trying.
Perhaps it was the search engine that misled me. I was looking for a good Northern Italian restaurant while staying in Austin and this came up. There was only one pasta offering and one risotto offering on the menu which was disappointing considering I thought it was an Italian restaurant. The cocktails also left something to be desired. Although the food was good and seemingly innovative and the service was pleasant, this was not what I was looking for.
Delicious lunch at Olivia's
My partner and I had a great time dining at Olivia's this Saturday. While they offer some great breakfast choices during brunch, we usually prefer lunch entrees. I was extremely pleased with my lamb sandwich, while my partner enjoyed the room temperature fried chicken, with potato salad. The portions are very generous, so you might have leftovers, hooray!! I strongly suggest reservations, as they are extremely busy on weekends, especially with large groups. I love the high windows, which let's in a lot of light. The tables are very close together, so it seems very crowded in the restaurant. Hence, the noise level is quite high. Still, the great food will bring us back.
The occasion was out anniversary . We en ...
The occasion was out anniversary . We enjoyed the meal and the evening.
Olvia was 5 star for Easter. Everyone loved it. Food, service, and especially the chickens were perfect!
Great Brunch. Sit outside. Order Lots of Drinks.
Love Olivia. I love it. It's finer dining without the snobbery. I go every chance I get. Thanks for another great meal.
Missing The Spark
This place felt a little musty. I know that's a strange way of positioning the word 'musty,' because it didn't smell and it wasn't damp, but it lacked a liveliness. It was the middle of the week, however. It was also half-past 8 (still not too late). You would think that my date and I would have liked this, but it didn't feel intimate or cozy in the stillness. The fried brussels sprouts were tasty and our waiter was spunky (not sure he knew much about wine though...he said many words, but they weren't received well). Something was just off. The vibe didn't work? I say again the food was solid (not a very dairy-free-friendly place), but I won't be itching to return. I'd rather spend $125 at a place with warmth!
Two of us had brunch. Overall the food, service, and atmosphere was good. Nothing real fancy but overall good.
One of the best brunches in town and the ...
One of the best brunches in town and the patio is amazing this time of year!
Not my first visit to Olivia. Won't be my last. Try to visit each time I'm in Austin. Consistently wonderful food, excellent service. So glad I made reservations.
Love the Bacon
I have been to Olivia many times for brunch. I have tried many things on the menu but my overall favorite is the BACON!! No matter what I order, I always get a side of their bacon!
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