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Ollie's

411 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 40.757277 -73.986214
nr. Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-921-5988 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Hours

Daily, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$10.75-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

30th St. to 58th St., Sixth Ave. to Twelfth Ave.

Profile

Ollie’s came on the scene in 1989 as a collaboration between restaurateurs Artie Cutler (of Artie’s Delicatessen and Carmine’s fame), T. Wang of Taiwan, and Tommy Sze of Hong Kong. Their concept was simple and brilliant: Bring Chinatown-style food uptown to Morningside Heights and serve it in contemporary, chic settings. Hey presto, raging success. By 1996, there were four restaurants on or near Broadway in high-traffic areas like Times Square and Lincoln Center; in 2006, a Third Avenue location opened. The restaurants stand out for their staggering array of offerings; up to 200 choices crowd the menu. Best-sellers include Cantonese-style roast meats, especially the honey-glazed barbecued spareribs; southern-style noodle dishes; and scratch-made northern-style dumplings that swell with pork, shrimp, or vegetable fillings. Spicy Sichuan dishes round out the eclectic selection. Small chunks of the velvety fish are dusted with cornstarch and lightly fried. They are then wok-fried with salt, scallions, fried onions, and mild green chile peppers. Ollie’s delivers, in every sense of the word.

Recommended Dishes

BBQ spare ribs, $8.95; eggplant in garlic sauce, $9.95

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