If you’re seeking delicious, Mediterranean cuisine in a charming environment, pay a visit to Olea Mediterranean Taverna in Fort Green, Brooklyn. The restaurant’s aesthetic is warm, cozy, and has influences from Spain, Greece, Italy, and the rest of the Mediterranean.
They have a great menu, with lots of options. If you’re one who has a tough time settling on one item, they have a great tapas menu with a nice variety. I ordered the Swordfish (pan-roasted steak, butternut puree, crispy cannellini beans, Persian tapenade). This dish was awesome. The swordfish was cooked wonderfully, tender, and flavorful. Not to mention, the portion was generous. I really loved the butternut puree, it was creamy, sweet and citrusy, complimenting the other textures in the dish really nicely. The crispy cannellini beans were also excellent, slightly fried on the outside, but the inside melts in your mouth.
Along with the great service, you also get a little chocolate at the end of your meal with the bill. Pretty cute, huh?
Location: 171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Definitely. It’s a charming restaurant with great food.
Would I recommend it? For sure, and the BAM theater is in walking distance, making it a great dinner and a movie spot.