Sandwich Place and Café$$$$
SoHo, New York
  • Kat K.
    "Thursday's special sandwich: avocado, havarti and sprouts is amazing...."(4 Tips)
    "... cookie in NYC, the cowboy cookie, and if you're in the mood to be healthy,..."(2 Tips)
    * p A u L * C.
    "Fantastic sandwich bar for SoHo lunch"(2 Tips)
    Florian K.
    "2. Ancho Chili Rubbed Steak sandwich"(2 Tips)
113 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • cookies
  • coffee
  • lemonade
  • salads
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  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordApril 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Not a place to sit & relax. Get in, order your Olive's Hero sandwich or their special, pay up, and get out. If it's nice out, find some unoccupied stoops in SoHo to eat and watch fashionable people.
  • Lily F.
    Lily FAugust 22, 2015
    The roast chicken sandwich and any salad with the balsamic vinaigrette! You seriously can't go wrong with anything here. They're daily market plates are amazing!
  • Steven T.
    Steven ThibodeauNovember 25, 2011
    My favorite walkin sandwich shop in SoHo! The mozzarella sandwich is God's Gift! Tip: Go EARLY, or expect a line. Expect near Soup-Nazi treatment from the clerk if you mess up the order and payment.
  • Elizabeth I.
    Elizabeth IrizFebruary 5, 2014
    If you're a cookie person and they have the Chocolate Heath Bar cookie, don't miss out! It has pecans and that's a good thing.
  • Sweta M.
    Sweta MohapatraDecember 22, 2015
    Definitely a take out place - there are a few benches but meant more for people waiting to pick up food. They pre make a lot of sandwiches to reduce wait time which is good if you're in a hurry
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The roast beef is exceptional, as is the flank steak sando. Ignore the salads, not because they are salads, but because they are served with no dressing and just aren't as good as the rest of the menu
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéOctober 5, 2014
    Great sandwiches and salads, remarkable service very well organized. Deserts are less great. A bit expensive for the size you get.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SaundersMarch 31, 2011
    Look, the sandwiches are fine. But this is NYC. Nit exactly hard to find a good sanger. So forget the sandwiches and focus on their chocolate croissant. Focus.... And buy. Just superb.
  • Trixie
    TrixieAugust 12, 2011
    My faves: the best chocolate chip cookie in NYC, the cowboy cookie, and if you're in the mood to be healthy, have the fruit salad. No melon!
  • Florian K.
    Florian KoenigsbergerMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hard to go wrong here, but favorites are 1. Oatmeal raisin cookies; 2. Ancho Chili Rubbed Steak sandwich; 3. Roasted shitake mushrooms sandwich
  • Madeleine R.
    Madeleine RootMarch 22, 2015
    Love the chicken sandwich and lunchtime special salads. Yes, it's overpriced, but so's everything in the neighborhood.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DavisMarch 1
    The sandwiches are great. Tiny place, but good if you can find a bench spot. David Bowie is rumored to eat here….
  • Katie D.
    Katie DavisJuly 31, 2015
    The chocolate chip cookie is heavenly. Quick & easy spot in soho to grab something on the go!
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidAugust 23, 2013
    Call ahead (otherwise 10-15 minute cook-time wait) for the Ancho chili rubbed steak sandwich. Freaking delicious!
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeMay 14, 2014
    The chicken and chipotle mayo focaccia is made even more delicious by the toasted rosemary on the bread.
  • Dens
    DensJune 10, 2014
    Always go for the Special Sandwich. (the steak sando, however tempting, takes 12 mins)
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanOctober 4, 2014
    Amazing freah sandwiches. Cannot go wrong with their smoked turkey sandwich with avocado.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SiegalAugust 5, 2013
    Marinated chicken sandwich on sliced sourdough. Add bacon if you like. Lemonade is great. Iced coffee is great.
  • Alana C.
    Alana CadizDecember 7, 2014
    Had a working lunch here (chicken sandwich & cookie) and really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back
  • Kat K.
    Kat KimOctober 25, 2011
    Thursday's special sandwich: avocado, havarti and sprouts is amazing. Get the fresh lemonade if it's available!
  • Ian S.
    Ian SpalterAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Most of their soups are good here, and change daily, but keep an eye out for the 5 bean chili, or the yellow split pea.
  • Sass Conf
    Sass ConfOctober 5, 2013
    Sandwiches. Personal favorite: Shitake Mushroom w/roasted tomatoes and the Ginger Cookie
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceJanuary 2
    Focused menu, great flavors. 1/2 sandwich, 1/2 soup. Ask for the specials.
  • Francesca B.
    Francesca BirksMarch 13, 2010
    The special veggie sandwich is worth the lunch time line-up and the small deli manages to fit an assembly line of ten workers to make sure that everyone is served in NY realtime.
  • Becca M.
    Becca MooreJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Really good vegetarian sandwich options. Check out process is frustrating here.
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Reward yourself with a cowgirl cookie! Get all the sugar you need and feel happy!
  • Christine C.
    Christine ChenMarch 7, 2015
    Great food, I always go out of my way to pick up a sandwich or salad.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChoiOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sandwiches here are amazing!! Try the specials :) cookies are yummy too
  • Renee T.
    Renee TMay 6, 2015
    So much great comfort food, no place to eat it so take away only.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniAugust 30, 2013
    Get a salad to be healthy and then treat yourself to a cookie. The steak sandwich is good too.
  • Tudor L.
    Tudor LeuNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The soup + half special sandwich makes a good lunch that's not too big.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The 1/2 Olive's hero, cookie, and lemonade special is a great summery lunch
  • Wynne A.
    Wynne AzevedoApril 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The people working here are rude but the food makes up for that. Grilled chicken on focaccia bread is amazing.
  • Andy C.
    Ripoff. You know it's bad when you can get the same thing cheaper at Dean $ Deluca!
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chili Rubbed steak is the best, worth the 10min wait!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NicastroJuly 13, 2012
    Really good sandwiches, quick service and good quality. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • David M.
    Love their salads, not too pricey either!
  • Max S.
    Max SklarApril 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Check the special online before going in. My favorite is the roast beef sandwich.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RaelAugust 6, 2014
    Sandwiches are pricy, but definitely delicious.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorganJanuary 2, 2014
    REALLY Good soups and sandwiches... also cookies.
  • Shura M.
    Shura McCombMarch 5, 2011
    A fantastic neighborhood place for lunch for many years. Everything is delicious!
  • Physique 57
    Physique 57November 18, 2011
    You can sign up to get their specials & they will faxed or email them to you daily.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonSeptember 16, 2015
    More often than not the specials are what you should order. Avoid the chicken sandwich (dry).
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyJuly 28, 2015
    good sandwich place with extensive options
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina F-MJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $1.91 for a pretty decent bagel and cream cheese in the morning - WAY better than the comparably priced breakfast carts in the area.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WilsonJanuary 20
    Olive's hero has multiple layers of flavor
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing coffee! But needs a $10 minimum for credit card use.
  • Dashiell B.
    Dashiell BennettMay 2, 2013
    Ludicrous pricing/ordering system makes the lunch rush more chaotic and time-consuming, not less
  • Willem B.
    Willem BultMay 25, 2011
    Adding more fancy ingredients to a sandwich does not make it better. Their hero is not a particularly well complimenting set of flavors.
  • Jill L.
    Jill LawsonAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Home of the $8 breakfast sandwich. Still love it.
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