We might have a slight problem and addiction with OpenTable. But, hey, that’s okay. We use it to set up reservations, check out reviews on restaurants, and stack up points to earn some cash back on our meals.
But, aside from being a great app and site to use, OpenTable also gathers an amazing list each year of the most loved restaurants. This year’s list, 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America is a result of combing through over 5,000,000 reviews at more than 20,000 restaurants!
And, there among Beast in Portland, Bibou in Philly, Dirty Candy in NYC, and Uchi in Austin is a local CT spot, keeping things real with the big boys.
The restaurant in the Top 100? Olea in New Haven. We’ve been wanting to go here for the past few years and have heard so many amazing things . . . and now we get even more confirmation that we need to go here to eat. You can too by making a reservation here.
Here’s more about Olea from their site:
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 Australia.
39 High Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510
Monday to Thursday, 5 to 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, 5 to 10 pm
Bar opens at 4, Monday to Saturday
We’ve joined Park New Haven! Park your car in Temple or Crown Street Garage, enjoy a meal (with a minimum check of $40), ask us for a validation card, and park for FREE until 3 am. For more information, visit the Park New Haven website.