Best Restaurants, Romantic Dining: A favorite among the Inman Square crowd, this Mediterranean restaurant boasts an innovative menu and pleasant wait staff. Chef Ana Sortun has become a legend in the Boston area, known for sourcing many of her vegetables from her husband's farm in Sudbury, MA, ensuring her dishes are made form the freshest ingredients. Reservations are hard to come by, leaving diners, especially those seeking a spot on her romantic patio waiting weeks for availability. opening at 5:30pm each evening, Oleana often has lines prior to opening their doors, as patrons hope to score one of the non-reserved tables on the spot. Well worth the wait, Sortun has created the spot for Eastern Mediterranean fine dining. Enjoy her meze, but save room for the main course because the flavor profile is sure to play games with your palate.
Farm to Table: Oleana is a romantic Mediterranean restaurant that boasts an innovative menu and pleasant wait staff. Entrees derive their inspiration from Turkey, North Africa, and Greece, and the blend of spices selected for use throughout the food they serve cannot be replicated in your own home without a few lessons, and some well-written recipes (or a Turkish grandmother). Owner and Executive Chef, Ana Sortun, is fortunate to have her own farm, helmed by her husband. Siena Farms supplies much of the food that the chef transforms here. Locals love Oleana for their food as much as their ambiance. A gorgeous garden patio is the perfect place for a seasonal date, and the interior's fireplace warms you during the cooler months. With an extensive list of spectacular appetizers, it is often difficult to choose an entree, and even more difficult to save room for dessert, but be sure you do because you'll be missing out if you skip anything here.
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean: A favorite among the Inman Square crowd, this Mediterranean restaurant boasts an innovative menu and pleasant wait staff. Entrees derive their inspiration from Turkey, North Africa, and Greece and include Armenian bean and walnut pate, tile roasted Halibut, grilled lamb steak with Turkish spices, and baked Alaska for dessert. The list goes on and on, and you're certain to encounter a variety of dishes you've never had the pleasure to experience. Reserve a table in their outdoor patio if you can.
Best Restaurants, Romantic Dining: "Meze are a must; order quite a few and request assistance to pair with your wine."
Farm to Table: "Reservations are REALLY hard to come by. Plans more than 2 weeks in advance if you want to dine here, especially on a Saturday night."
Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Raves for Oleana started soon after opening its doors in 2001, and have continued for more than a decade.
Best for Romantic Dining Because: A spot by Oleana's cozy fireplace in the dining room, or on the awe-inspiring patio create a romantic setting to enjoy an Eastern Mediterranean meal.