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. The restaurant takes its name from a genus of about forty species, including the olive, in the family Oleaceae, native to temperate and tropical regions of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia.

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39 High Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510
203.780.8925 •

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Gift cards are available. Purchase one online here or give us a call at 203.780.8925.


monday to thursday, 5 to 9:30 pm
friday & saturday, 5 to 10 pm

private parties

Olea can accommodate up to 40 guests for private events in part of the restaurant enclosed by a shimmering curtain, and larger parties can include up to 80 guests throughout Olea. And we love to create special nooks for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

While the restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday, private events may also be scheduled as lunch or afternoon gatherings, or anytime on a Sunday.

Call Olea at 203.780.8925, or email, to begin the process of creating a unique event. 

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Business casual attire is recommended. No tank tops for men, please.


If you are seeking employment at olea, please send your resume to Download an application for employment here.

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