TripExpert Score based on reviews in 14 publications
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14 expert recommendations


Boston Globe

Meze: $4-$14 Main courses: $24-$28 Desserts: $12-$14.



To experience what farm-to-table really means, come to Oleana during the growing season.

Book ahead when the weather is nice, and ask for a table in the blooming garden.

DK Eyewitness

Oleana’s chef-owner is the winner of many culinary accolades.


Fodor's Tick Choice

With three restaurants (including Sofra in Cambridge and Sarma in Somerville), and a cookbook to her name, chef-owner Ana Sortun is one of the city's culinary treasures. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The wonderful food and welcoming atmosphere make Oleana, a casual neighborhood place outside Inman Square, one of the best restaurants in the Boston area. Full review →


Gayot 15.0

Chef Ana Sortun's singular brand of Eastern Mediterranean cooking reconciles the cuisines of Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Italy and Armenia. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Foodies sing the praises of this Mediterranean masterpiece in Inman Sq. Ana Sortun’s exotic yet still accessible cuisine evokes Greece, Morocco and Turkey.


Not For Tourists

Top-notch Mediterranean. Patio seating in warm weather. Full review →


Rough Guide

If you can, secure a table here on the blissful, wisteria-laden patio, where you can linger over Mediterranean-fused lamb steak with fava-bean moussaka.

Be sure to save room for the Baked Alaska, served with coconut ice cream and passion fruit-caramel sauce.

Tasting Table

Chef Ana Sortun's Mediterranean flagship proves that a bowl of hummus or falafel roll up can be elevated to fine-dining status Full review →

Order small plates from the menu's long mezze section (like the "Sultan's Delight," a fork-tender braised short rib with eggplant and pine nut purée), but don't miss superlative larger plates like crisp, flattened lemon chicken.

Time Out 69

A showcase for chef-owner Ana Sortun's passion for and mastery of the hauntingly aromatic cuisines of Turkey, Greece, Armenia, Morocco, Egypt and Sicily. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The menu focuses on Middle Eastern dishes and locally sourced ingredients: Vermont lamb with Turkish spices, whipped feta with sweet and hot peppers, and wild salmon in grape leaves. Full review →



Ana Sortun’s elegant and Turkish-inspired Oleana serves meals full of flavor with well-balanced spices and fresh ingredients grown at Sortun’s own farm Full review →


Zagat 4.7

Chef Ana Sortun continues to "expand dining horizons" by embedding "complex", "memorable spice combinations" in every "taste bud–tantalizing" Mediterranean dish. Full review →

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