Olives

★★★★★
  • 201 Park Ave S

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-353-8345

About Olives

Hours
Mon-Thurs 6:30-10:30 am, 11:30 am-3 pm, 5:30-10:30 pm, Fri 6:30-10:30 am, 11:30 am-3 pm, 5:30-11 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-2:30 pm, 6-10 pm

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Food was really good and so was the bus boy. Our server, Jill B, had absolutely no clue about the wine whatsoever.
For a restaurant with such an extensive wine list, we were expecting a server who would know at least the bare minimum

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Food was really good and so was the bus boy. Our server, Jill B, had absolutely no clue about the wine whatsoever.
For a restaurant with such an extensive wine list, we were expecting a server who would know at least the bare minimum

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Olives is the perfect place for after work cocktails with your co-workers and/or friends. I go there at least twice a week and always end up ordering a the same combo that a bartender there recommended: the fig and prosciutto flatbread

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Olives is the perfect place for after work cocktails with your co-workers and/or friends. I go there at least twice a week and always end up ordering a the same combo that a bartender there recommended: the fig and prosciutto flatbread

Pros: Tasty cocktails, Fun atmosphere

Cons: Very busy place

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A group of about 8 of us came for a birthday dinner. We made reservations and were promptly seated in a beautiful private round booth. The waiter didnt really come around often enough. The drinks we ordered were a bit too sweet. We were

3
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A group of about 8 of us came for a birthday dinner. We made reservations and were promptly seated in a beautiful private round booth. The waiter didnt really come around often enough. The drinks we ordered were a bit too sweet. We were

Pros: Beautiful restaurant

Cons: Average food for an above average price

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I went for lunch the other week, and I loved it. If you go early enough (before 1), you'll have no trouble getting a table, and the service is very attentive. Our server was very genuine and friendly, and I appreciated that he never

3
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I went for lunch the other week, and I loved it. If you go early enough (before 1), you'll have no trouble getting a table, and the service is very attentive. Our server was very genuine and friendly, and I appreciated that he never

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We went to Olives after work for appetizer's and drinks. The very popular place (attached to the W) had a good crowd enjoying themselves and we able to find 2 seats after about 5 minutes. We enjoyed the apps and drinks and the ambiance

3
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We went to Olives after work for appetizer's and drinks. The very popular place (attached to the W) had a good crowd enjoying themselves and we able to find 2 seats after about 5 minutes. We enjoyed the apps and drinks and the ambiance

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My husband and I walked in on Christmas eve and were seated in the bar area, which was cozy and comfortable except for the extremely loud group of girlfriends at the bar (but hey it was xmas eve so we were forgiving). Next time I'd make

3
★★★★★

My husband and I walked in on Christmas eve and were seated in the bar area, which was cozy and comfortable except for the extremely loud group of girlfriends at the bar (but hey it was xmas eve so we were forgiving). Next time I'd make

Pros: amazing butternut squash tortelli and foccacia/tapenade

Cons: bar seating too close to hotel lobby

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Went with a friend last night. Service was very good, ambiance was perfect. The lighting is just right, the acoustics in the restaurant were very good considering it is the W Hotel and you expect it to be loud. It was fine, my friend

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Went with a friend last night. Service was very good, ambiance was perfect. The lighting is just right, the acoustics in the restaurant were very good considering it is the W Hotel and you expect it to be loud. It was fine, my friend

Pros: Ambiance, acoustics and noise, lighting, food and service!

Cons: Nothing at all!

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Food is delicious but had a bad experience with the waiter. I was there during lunch and the waiter didn't bring our drinks until after our appetizers were served, this was completely ridiculous as the restaurant was not packed. Every

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Food is delicious but had a bad experience with the waiter. I was there during lunch and the waiter didn't bring our drinks until after our appetizers were served, this was completely ridiculous as the restaurant was not packed. Every

Pros: If you are with a group, the booths are nice and private

Cons: The waiter

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My boyfriend lives in Miami, but we go to Olives whenever he is in town. In January, we didn't order an appetizer so the waiter recommended one with oysters (forget the name). Delicious! I also had the Pomegranate Sour recommended by

3
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My boyfriend lives in Miami, but we go to Olives whenever he is in town. In January, we didn't order an appetizer so the waiter recommended one with oysters (forget the name). Delicious! I also had the Pomegranate Sour recommended by

Pros: Great food, Service, Ambience

Cons: Price, Some portions small

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I consider Olives to be a very good Mediterranean-influenced American restaurant. None of the dishes are authentically "Italian," "Turkish," or "Greek," but rather a nice mix of flavors and traditions of those countries. That said, the

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I consider Olives to be a very good Mediterranean-influenced American restaurant. None of the dishes are authentically "Italian," "Turkish," or "Greek," but rather a nice mix of flavors and traditions of those countries. That said, the

Pros: delicious food, beautiful dining room, mixed crowd

Cons: pricey

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Brunch on a slow Sunday ... how hard is that? The food was average for brunch anywhere in NYC, and priced well above average. The atmosphere was strange, to say the least - techno music interspersed with the X-Files theme on a Sunday

3
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Brunch on a slow Sunday ... how hard is that? The food was average for brunch anywhere in NYC, and priced well above average. The atmosphere was strange, to say the least - techno music interspersed with the X-Files theme on a Sunday

Pros: Celebrity Chef, Location

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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Entire meal was delicious. Started with the amazing fig and proscuitto flatbread, which was a meal in itself. (Next time, I will start with one of the salads and order the flatbread as my entree.) Tampanades were great. Garlic crusted

3
★★★★★

Entire meal was delicious. Started with the amazing fig and proscuitto flatbread, which was a meal in itself. (Next time, I will start with one of the salads and order the flatbread as my entree.) Tampanades were great. Garlic crusted

Pros: Great menu, service, ambience

Cons: Too noisy near bar

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My husband and I stayed at the W Union Square recently, and we tried out Olives one night. The food was so good that, despite our wanting to explore other area restaurants, we had to go back!

They had a special ribeye that was just the

3
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My husband and I stayed at the W Union Square recently, and we tried out Olives one night. The food was so good that, despite our wanting to explore other area restaurants, we had to go back!

They had a special ribeye that was just the

Pros: The food

Cons: Pricey

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What an enjoyable evening! From the wine to the dessert, everything was oustanding! The oysters were incredible, the rack of lamb was a little boring, but the best was without a doubt the banana bread! I know what you're thinking, but

3
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What an enjoyable evening! From the wine to the dessert, everything was oustanding! The oysters were incredible, the rack of lamb was a little boring, but the best was without a doubt the banana bread! I know what you're thinking, but

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My husband and I had dinner here this past week on Tuesday night and it was delicious. We started with cocktails, sangria and the pomegrante sour, both a result of their on-site mixologist, both stellar. We had their special fig

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★★★★★

My husband and I had dinner here this past week on Tuesday night and it was delicious. We started with cocktails, sangria and the pomegrante sour, both a result of their on-site mixologist, both stellar. We had their special fig

Pros: fun atmosphere, great bar, good portions

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I had been wary of going to Olives for a long time because of mixed reviews I'd seen here... but I'm glad I did go eventually. The Restaurant Week lunch menu was superb and portions were more than generous. The bread basket alone was

3
★★★★★

I had been wary of going to Olives for a long time because of mixed reviews I'd seen here... but I'm glad I did go eventually. The Restaurant Week lunch menu was superb and portions were more than generous. The bread basket alone was

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Very good, I was impressed! Ambience was excellent, and the food was good. I was a little disappointed in my entree but overall the food was very remarkable. Dessert was astonishing! Give it a shot...I enjoyed myself!

3
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Very good, I was impressed! Ambience was excellent, and the food was good. I was a little disappointed in my entree but overall the food was very remarkable. Dessert was astonishing! Give it a shot...I enjoyed myself!

Pros: Service, Ambience

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I've been there for drinks before and it's usually a mob scene, but had a business lunch there last week and really liked it. They had a restaurant week menu (but restaurant week was last month?) for $21 which included 3 courses. These

3
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I've been there for drinks before and it's usually a mob scene, but had a business lunch there last week and really liked it. They had a restaurant week menu (but restaurant week was last month?) for $21 which included 3 courses. These

Pros: food quality, bathroom proximity

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Although I have not sat down in the actual restaurant, I have hung out and drank cocktails in the lobby at Olives in the W of Union Square, and can tell you that it is always a crowd pleaser. The wine is pretty good, and there is no

3
★★★★★

Although I have not sat down in the actual restaurant, I have hung out and drank cocktails in the lobby at Olives in the W of Union Square, and can tell you that it is always a crowd pleaser. The wine is pretty good, and there is no

Pros: Ambience, Music, Romance

Cons: Prices, Crowded

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Maybe I went in expecting too much, but I was dissapointed. The service was excellent, but the food was just OK. I felt the chef was using truffles too much just to cover up mediocre food. The desserts weren't anything special either. I

3
★★★★★

Maybe I went in expecting too much, but I was dissapointed. The service was excellent, but the food was just OK. I felt the chef was using truffles too much just to cover up mediocre food. The desserts weren't anything special either. I

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i went there friday night with my boyfriend. it was very crowded, but hostess was very friendly and found a good table for us.
service was great. out waitress was helpful, pleasant and never rushed us.
food there was excellent.

3
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i went there friday night with my boyfriend. it was very crowded, but hostess was very friendly and found a good table for us.
service was great. out waitress was helpful, pleasant and never rushed us.
food there was excellent.

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My girlfriend and had a great experience here last night for dinner. We were in the mood for Mediterranean food, and we have wanted to try Olives for awhile. Our waitress was super attentive, and that always makes the experience more

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My girlfriend and had a great experience here last night for dinner. We were in the mood for Mediterranean food, and we have wanted to try Olives for awhile. Our waitress was super attentive, and that always makes the experience more

Pros: chill atmosphere, great food, service

Cons: expensive

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The sommalier deserves a metal. He made our night so special!!! He helped us choose a great wine and attended to us all throughout the night. While the tables are way too close together, over all the room and ambiance is great. And they

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The sommalier deserves a metal. He made our night so special!!! He helped us choose a great wine and attended to us all throughout the night. While the tables are way too close together, over all the room and ambiance is great. And they

Pros: Lamb parpadelle, Sommalier, Service

Cons: Food

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What a let down! We started out with yummy appetizers and a bottle of wine. Our entrees (I had rabbit and my sister ordered the pork) both resembled bad wedding reception fare. I had about three bites and the waiter didn't even question my

3
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What a let down! We started out with yummy appetizers and a bottle of wine. Our entrees (I had rabbit and my sister ordered the pork) both resembled bad wedding reception fare. I had about three bites and the waiter didn't even question my

Pros: location, decor

Cons: staff, mediocre food

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Everything I have ever tried here has been absolutely incredible. The menu is very unique, and offers a wide variety of unusual but amazing dishes. The service could not be more perfect - they are incredibly attentive, but very relaxed

3
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Everything I have ever tried here has been absolutely incredible. The menu is very unique, and offers a wide variety of unusual but amazing dishes. The service could not be more perfect - they are incredibly attentive, but very relaxed

Pros: amazing food, excellent service

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The service was fast and efficient. The wine was perfectly chilled and perfectly presented. The desserts were delicious and creative.

3
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The service was fast and efficient. The wine was perfectly chilled and perfectly presented. The desserts were delicious and creative.

Pros: Good Food, Very efficient, Congenial Atmosphere

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I had high expectations of a declicious brunch at Olives, given the reputation of the exec. chef. However- the ceasar salad was soggy and the french toast also soggy (not even Challah bread) -- and to top it off the bartender couldn't make

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★★★★★

I had high expectations of a declicious brunch at Olives, given the reputation of the exec. chef. However- the ceasar salad was soggy and the french toast also soggy (not even Challah bread) -- and to top it off the bartender couldn't make

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I've eaten here a few times and it is always good.
The black & green olive spread for the bread is tasty. I recommend getting the tuna with spinach and polenta topped with fried calamari. If you are on a date I also recommend requesting

3
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I've eaten here a few times and it is always good.
The black & green olive spread for the bread is tasty. I recommend getting the tuna with spinach and polenta topped with fried calamari. If you are on a date I also recommend requesting

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I had brunch here - not only were dishes substandard but the prices were outrageous.
By far the worst brunch place in NYC.

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I had brunch here - not only were dishes substandard but the prices were outrageous.
By far the worst brunch place in NYC.

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I was shocked at how bad the food was here. I had heard that it was a great place, but the food was outrageously overpriced, and it wasn't even good. Definitely a place to skip -- completely not worth it. You can find ambience at a place

3
★★★★★

I was shocked at how bad the food was here. I had heard that it was a great place, but the food was outrageously overpriced, and it wasn't even good. Definitely a place to skip -- completely not worth it. You can find ambience at a place

Cons: expensive, bad food, not worth it

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really nice restaurant. beautiful open kitchen. appetizer- gross, entree- gross, strawberry dessert- gross. (how is a dessert gross?) bill: $90 each. would have preferred a slice of pizza.

3
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really nice restaurant. beautiful open kitchen. appetizer- gross, entree- gross, strawberry dessert- gross. (how is a dessert gross?) bill: $90 each. would have preferred a slice of pizza.

Pros: nice setting, nice service, sexy hostess

Cons: lousy food, lousy food, lousy food

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Went with a friend on Saturday night, and we were very impressed. Apart from a slight hitch when we tried to check in for our 8.15 reservation at 8.25 and the girl at the desk looked about to try and bump us as she had it down at 8.00

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Went with a friend on Saturday night, and we were very impressed. Apart from a slight hitch when we tried to check in for our 8.15 reservation at 8.25 and the girl at the desk looked about to try and bump us as she had it down at 8.00

Pros: Excellent food, Smooth service

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Todd English has a winning NYC establishment! Everything for our early Sunday dinner was near perfection! Wonderful and prompt service, inventive and incredibly delicious dishes (the goat cheese ravioli special was AMAZING as was the

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Todd English has a winning NYC establishment! Everything for our early Sunday dinner was near perfection! Wonderful and prompt service, inventive and incredibly delicious dishes (the goat cheese ravioli special was AMAZING as was the

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Olives is a question of style---Todd English's style. Boston's all-American celebrity chef brought big and bold dishes of meats and pastas in generous proportions, well prepared and with vegetables as an afterthought, to the restaurant…

 

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