Bread & Olive

(212) 391-7772 | View Website

24 W 45th St, New York, NY | Directions   10036

40.755851 -73.980747

Open Hours

Monday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM

Friday 11:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Saturday closed

Sunday closed

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Price: $

Tags: Cheap Eats, Hidden Find, Lunch Spot, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center

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Reviews for Bread & Olive

over a year ago

Pricey – Since I don't trust Hala carts the way I use to...I usually stop-by here for lunch because I want to fill the "chicken & rice" void...sadly enough, this spot is a bit too pricet and the food is "eh"

$13.00 for chicken, rice, salad & hummus

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

rip off! – this place is the worst value ever. food is mediocre at best. portions average. 18 bucks for the mixed grill - seriously? for 4 chunks of chicken (dry), 4 chunks of beef (dry), and two patties of something (okay). insane. shwarma sandwiches are 8 bucks and dryer than cardboard. bread it horrible too - you guessed it - dry. stay away.

over a year ago

Best Zatar Wraps ever – The Zatar wraps unique to Bread and Olive, and absolutely the best item on the menu. The wraps are made with freshly baked flat bread with Zatar (herb mix) on top. Everything else, is very good but the Zatar wraps are what makes me goto Bread and Olives again and again and again

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Great expectations lead to great disappoinments – I travel to NY occasionally due to work. I am also a lover of Middle-Eastern food. Having looked it up on Sidewalk and reading a review, I took up the task to going there after work. I was first surprised by the size and the way it was setup. Though that did not bother me a lot, the food of the quality and the price did. For $17 a plate (for the deluxe combo) it was at least $5 pricier than other comparable places I've ate. It was also served in two tin foil plates. The chicken was OK but the beef and lamb tasted like it was "boiled". I went in around 8PM so there was no shawarma left (for which I had really come. Point: if you go, go early like the other review says).

over a year ago

For budget-conscious Midtown worker bees, this Middle Eastern lunch spot is a miracle on 45th Street. – The Scene
In this narrow, unassuming and immaculate Middle Eastern joint, local employees line up for cheap and reliably delicious eats. By noon, rapid-fire orders start flying over the lunch counter, a glass case displaying vegetarian specialties--like zesty fattoush salad and creamy baba ghanouj. Behind it, falafel hits the fryer and hunks of fragrant meat rotate on electric spits. The tiny back room houses a few tables, but many patrons carry their orders back to the office.

The Food
The vegetarian combination platter (your choice of five) is big enough to last through dinner. Favorites include the plump fava beans; perfectly spiced chicken shwarma; the satisfying moussaka, a combo of melted eggplant and tomatoes with chickpeas, and onions; or the kafta meshi, a substantial serving of well-seasoned ground beef patties.

over a year ago

Great, authentic Middle Eastern Food – This is the best Middle Easter fast food joint I've been to. It's very clean, the food is made from high quality ingredients, and the service is friendly.

You can take out or eat in, and the prices are quite reasonable. You can also visit the other branch at 20 John St. in the financial district which is even better IMHO.


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