407 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY


3.6 / 1 vote

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kosher, vegan restaurant

Olga's is a kosher restaurant in Carroll Gardens that is often promoted as being all vegan or vegetarian, but is actually a pescatarian restaurant (serves fish), although they do serve vegetarian and vegan options. Menu items include: Edamame Coleslaw
, Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad
, Mustard Seeded Potato Salad
, Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Tomato Sauce
, Ratatouille, 
Caraway Roasted Potatoes, 

Butternut Squash Risotto

Please note that they close at dusk on Fridays to observe the sabbath, so the actual closing time varies around the year. Call ahead to double check.

Added by Cass Danger on May 25 09 (last updated May 25 09)

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I attended a NYC board games meetup event at Olga's restaurant last night and thought it was really nice of them to keep the spot open 2 hours past close just so we could play games.

They had a fair amount of vegan side dishes (about 5), but they didn't have any vegan main dishes or desserts, which was a disappointment. I got the sweet potato and lentil dish and garlic broccoli, both of which were good, but the potatoes could have used more flavoring. The owner (I think?) said she thought there may be eggs in the bread they serve with the sides so I asked if I could have a couple of the mint roasted/broiled tomatoes instead and she said that was fine. The tomatoes had a very strong, robust flavor and were a bit too intense for me to enjoy on their own but they went very well with the potatoes.

This is the 2nd or 3rd restaurant that I've visited that serves you from the food bar and then throws the plate in the microwave to heat it up. While I understand that many behind-the-scenes restaurants may do this, I get really turned off when the microwave is right in my face and I see it. That said, it's nice to be able to see their kitchen space, as I always like spying on the people preparing my food.

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Carroll Gardens


Carroll Street on the G train



$ - inexpensive


  • Kosher


main image for Olga's sweet potatoes and lentils, garlic broccoli, mint-roasted tomatoes


7am - 9pm
7am - 11pm
7am - 6pm
9am - 9pm

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