Aromas in the castle-like dining room immediately waft over diners when they visit Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine, which the Detroit News praised for authentic preparation techniques. “A baker is stationed at the bread oven visible from the dining room, constantly pulling out the puffy rounds of pita bread on a long-handled paddle. The warm bread, wrapped in sand-colored linen napkins, comes quickly to the tables to be dipped into an olive oil and za'atar dipping sauce.”
The rest of the menu also adheres to the region’s culinary traditions as chefs charbroil beef tenderloin, marinate swordfish, and repeatedly question lentils about what kind of plant they are exactly. Steam trickles from the dishes up toward the columns and faux-stone arches towering over the dining room, which includes mezzanine-level seating at the top of a pair of imposing stairways. The song of ice against glass floats from the full bar, where servers pair meals with carefully mixed cocktails and glasses of Lebanese wine. The restaurant transforms into more of a lounge on some weekend evenings to celebrate Middle Eastern culture with a lineup of live music and undulating belly dancers.