The Olives Branch

31105 Rancho Viejo Rd, Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
$ Mediterranean Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

The Olives Branch Fine Lebanese Cuisine is a family restaurant that was built by father and son using age old family recipes to bring authentic, high quality, Lebanese food to San Juan Capistrano. We pride ourselves in hand crafting everything in house by our talented chefs. The Olives Branch family is dedicated to offering the best quality food with great service. We have unique cocktails, international beers, entertainment, belly dancing, DJ & singers. Join us for a night to remember.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

All seating requests are accepted upon arrival.

Business Info

  • Address: 31105 Rancho Viejo Rd, Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
  • Cross Street: Golf Club Drive
  • Location: Orange County | San Juan Capistrano
  • Cuisine: Desserts | Greek | Lebanese | Mediterranean | Middle Eastern | Seafood | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 | Corkage Fee per 750 mL bottle opened
  • Phone: (949) 373-5633
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 165 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2022
Lisa C.
Always enjoy our meals and the staff is always courteous. A very enjoyable time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2022
Linda J.
Olives Branch: Fresh delicious Mediterranean food! Full bar. Owner Omar, Tony, Safeā€¦define Customer Service efficient and professional . Very clean with outdoor and inside dining.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2022
Eileen G.
We love this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2022
JOHN R.
Amazing place, amazing people. Fair prices.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2022
Adam S.
The evening was a hit. The wait staff was excellent with spot on recommends. I continue hold this establishment in an high esteem.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2021
Catherine G.
They were a bit short on staff, but they did a fantastic job. We were in a business meeting and not in a rush so it was very nice to be able to relax and not have someone coming up to the table interrupting every 5 minutes. Our server had a great personality and made good recommendations. The portions were big and the food was perfectly seasoned and very flavorful. We will definitely come back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2021
Lisa H.
We never made it to the main course because the appetizers were so delicious and filling, but this is definitely a must if you like fresh Lebanese food. We will be going back many many times! Oh yes and the baklava ice cream something you must try

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Shari D.
Excellent service and amazing food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2021
Stephen S.
Authentic Lebanese cuisine!! Loved it!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2021
Aya N.
Thank you for celebrating my bf's bday. He had an amazing time & food was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2020
Kathi I.
Delicious food and excellent service !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2020
Andy P.
Great service and food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Kevin D.
I will be back, the food was awesome,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2020
Kei N.
This was our first experience dining out since the covid-19 shut down began. We were a bit hesitant, but the experience was great. We felt very safe; the food was delicious and waiter was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2020
Kelly S.
Our food was really good!! The filet mignon kabobs, shrimp, beef and chicken Schwarma were super good. We would highly recommend Olives Branch!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Shari D.
Excellent service and food! A must go to restaurant!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2022
Mark P.
I had the best lamb chops and hummus I have ever had which is what counts in the end. Service was a little slow due to multiple large parties simultaneously but still better than average. Food is a 10 and service 8s and 9s. A keeper!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2022
Adnan M.
Excellent food and service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2021
Patricia A.
Good food, plenty of it and great salads!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2021
Suzee R.
It is a very pleasant restaurant & they let you take your time. We were able to have a really great discussion over a long lunch, which was very appreciated. The vegetable platter lunch with lentil soup was very delicious. I would recommend this place.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 13, 2020
Gail B.
as always, we enjoyed our food and experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 13, 2022
Mike M.
Good food, good service but a little pricey.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2022
Lisa J.
The wait staff was very friendly and they were all working very hard. However, they were obviously short staffed so dinner took a very long time to be delivered.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 06, 2021
Michael L.
My date loved it. We will be back!!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 20, 2020
Oren A.
We were instantly warmly received by one of the waiters. The waiter was very attentive and the food was good. We definitely will be back and I'm happy for the experience