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Brother's Bistro

188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
+1 716-379-8656
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“grouper” (4 reviews)
“bistro salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. They have daily specials. A decent wine list and a good selection of beers. The food is very good, with generous portions. The seating can be a bit crowded. I would recommend this establishment.

Thank Teach716
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a very small restaurant but excellent food. The wait staff is always pleasant and efficient. Quite an eclectic choice of menu items. I have been here at least 12 times over the years and cannot get a bad meal.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was the first time I had eaten in this restaurant, and I'm glad I did! It's a small, family-run bistro, with recipes that have been handed down in the family. I had a dish of lamb and spinach with jasmine rice, and it was...More

Thank julary
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Wow, what a tasty surprise. I was skeptical because it looks like a well-worn bar and grill with minimal appointments. I ordered the coconut encrusted grouper despite my questioning the potential freshness of fish this far inland. The grouper and squash medley were excellent. The...More

Thank chipper002
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It took me forever to convince my husband to try out this restaurant but it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. We haven't had the same thing twice there and everything has been delicious. My husband particularly loved the soft shell crab and gnocchi special...More

Thank Sabrina G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I was in Olean on business and wanted something different from the usual chains. I tried Brothers Bistro and glad I did. The interior is not fancy, but it is simple and quaint. I ordered the bistro salad which was delicious. For my main, I...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We ate here two years in a row while attending a Ladies' Conference in Olean. Most of our party had the coconut crusted grouper which is outstanding. Someone did get the chicken parm panini which is also very good. The house salad dressing is excellent...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Quite a selection to chose from. My favorite is always the curry chicken platter. It is always amazing. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. A must stop when in Olean!

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Sitting on corner in downtown Olean NY stopped on trip to Casino in Salamanca NY on friends recommendation - The whole experience was great - The food was prepared to perfection - I had lamb chops and they were very good size and delicious. The...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

They know how to do food right at the Brother's Bistro. I've been going there for years and can honestly say I have NEVER had a bad meal! Their calamari appetizer is the best I have EVER had!!! All beef meals are to die for....steaks...More

Thank cynthiavena
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2716
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: +1 716-379-8656
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