Restaurant in Fort Green
I am torn about Olea, the place is cute and I really want to like it.. The food is just average but, the space is comfortable.. We went to BAM the other night, stopped in and listened to wonderful classical guitar being played.. It was romantic, candle lit, if we just hang out and had water it would have been fine..
But, we ordered the paella, which was essentially spanish yellow rice with some seafood put on top.. It was like average home cooking.. We started with something that too was really basic, kind of boring..
Last two bottles of simple red's we ordered were like paint remover. I am not some wine scholar but, a bottle of house red should be drinkable.
I have gone other times, all the food is pretty average.. But, the space is pretty, you can sit outside.. The bartender, who makes the bloody mary's is fun to talk to and she is super nice.. Great way to start an afternoon with a nice little buzz..
It certainly passes for a "decent" meal but, not something to get excited about..
Brunch is tough there, place is packed.. though, i find brunch in general annoying.
171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Well, I'll offer the following disclaimer: I've only been there twice, and once was several years ago. The night I went neither of us were terribly hungry. I know we got the fried green olives, various dips (hummus, tzatziki, whatever) a pasta and a salad (salad was daily special). maybe we had an additional app.
We ate at the bar and had a couple of drinks too. I really loved the fried olives and the salad. I don't know that I'd call the food remarkable, perfectly adequate maybe, but the night we were there the vibe was great.
No. 7 is your best bet and the closest for American food..
Best Italian is locanda vini e olii which is not too far away
I like Der Shvartz Kolner which is a German Bar that serves sausages and pretzles and gouda plates... not a proper diner but, worth a drink..
Locanda Vini e Olii
129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
7 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Der Schwarze Kolner
710 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217