Ollie Irene

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Ollie Irene is an upscale gastropub located at 75 Church Street in Crestline Village.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Anna and Chris Newsome, who were married at the restaurant in December 2011. It is named for Newsome's grandmother, a south Alabama sharecropper. Ollie Irene serves mainly small plates of regional and European specialties made with local ingredients. The bar, made from a 140-year-old oak slab, features craft cocktails and select wines. It has twice been nominated for awards from the James Beard Foundation: The pub was a semifinalist for "Best New Restaurant" in 2011, and Newsome a semifinalist for "Best Chef in the South" in 2015. It was also listed with Southern Living's "100 Best Restaurants In The South" in 2014.

The restaurant originally opened on August 9, 2011 in the former Browdy's/Pianeta 3 location at 2713 Culver Road in the Mountain Brook Shopping Center in Mountain Brook Village. When that strip was redeveloped as Lane Parke, the restaurant closed. Its last day of business there was September 30, 2016.

It reopened in its present location in October 2017.

Preceded by:
Pianeta 3
2713 Culver Road
August 2011– September 2016
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Tracy's Cafeteria
75 Church Street
October 2017–present
Succeeded by:


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