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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
+1 617-661-0505
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times and this place never fails to amaze. I've brought several different groups of friends/family too and everyone has been equally impressed. We always get the mezzes/small plates. never tried the entree. Their meny changes around a lot so it's hard to recommend one dish, but they always have the spinach falafel which is excellent. There... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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324 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic restaurant, one of the best I've been to in Boston so far. First of all, service and ambiance are excellent. None of the annoying too-common American service traits of checking in too often, clearing plates before everyone is done with that course, etc. Excellent wine list, can't go wrong with that. And then, the food is of course fantastic.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rather discrete exterior reveals little about the culinary fireworks inside. The external understatement of the restaurant is also reflected in its interior. The lighting is so low, that it becomes difficult to read the menu. The minimalist decoration finds its expression in a lack of table cloths, candle or flowers on the tables, which are more reminiscent of a... More 

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Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oleana is simply amazing. It was love at first bite! I had huge expectation for this place and was afraid that it would not live up to the hype. Our waiter was really great and his recommendations were off the chart, we ate off the meze's and just simply ordered one or two things at a time. Our favorites were... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Farm-fresh and fabulous food inspired by the many cuisines of the Middle East. Lovely wine list with many biodynamic wines, and fabulous desserts, especially the Baked Alaska -- a mountain of meringue, filled with coconut ice cream, on a sea of passionfruit puree.

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Cape Cod
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a gift card and a year later made it. Awesome vegetarian Meze (tapas). Husband loved the lamb kabobs. Nice, relaxing atmosphere. Staff were outstanding!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you like middle eastern food, do not miss a chance to dine at Oleana in Cambridge. The mezes are delicious, hummus, fried mussels, octopus, kale salad, and much more. An interesting wine list that include wines made with carignan varietal. Great service and atmosphere,

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Minneapolis, MN
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Meze haute cuisine. Inventive, unusual, yet perfectly balanced complex flavors of middle Eastern small plates, and mains. We had it all. Dessert was revelatory. Ate here many years ago. It was amazing then. Pleased to see it has at least gotten better. I found the outdoor seating pleasantly quieter and warm enough.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You can check in Oleana's web site the credentials and recognitions of Miss Sortun. The Middle east Mediterranean cuisine of Oleana is unique and excellent, and the outside area is very pleasant with part of it under a roof . Prices are reasonable for the level of the restaurant. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank TavoD
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great setting, very good service( Madison I think). Travelling around the US, best so far!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?