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4 Olives Restaurant
4 Olives Restaurant

4 Olives Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.4olives.biz
  • Phone: (785) 539-1295
  • Hours of Operation: Open Everday 5pm to 11pm

    Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 2pm

    Open for Brunch on Easter, and Mother's Day

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Scott Benjamin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We now offer private dining rooms for parties up to 75 persons
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Benjamin (785) 539-1295
  • Special Events & Promotions: For Reservations of 8 or larger, please contact Scott Benjamin at 785-539-1295. Thank you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th and Houston
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 4 Olives Restaurant
Opened in July of 2004 with such culinary specialties as: fresh fish, wild game, local ingredients, and artesian cheeses. The ambiance of the restaurant can be described as upscale contemporary, the dining room itself surrounds a large glass wine cave. The featured style of cuisine is a Contemporary Mediterranean-American menu with Pacific influences, emphasized by extremely fresh, made-to-order items. Every item is made in house. Our desserts are prepared by our talented pastry chef, and Scott's wife, Rachel Benjamin. The bar menu consists of well-crafted, classic cocktails using fresh juices and premium spirits. With over 400 fine spirits, 60 beers, and 700 wines which are kept in our temperature controlled, glass wine cave, 70 of which are also served by the glass
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Four Olives has the sophistication of the Big Apple and the comfort of the Little Apple. Outstanding food, drinks, and atmosphere! We are very lucky to have such a gem in our town!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Young well trained wait staff. High quality food. Many wines with pairing service available. Full bar. Good cocktails. Vegetarian, gluten free and nut free menus available. Somewhat of a bistro feel acommodates casual and sub-casual dress but they deserve business casual dress at a minimum. I found the interior aesthetics to be appealing. Numerous small tables and sufficient number of larger ones. Comfortable seating for singles. A pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Incredible food. Friendly and knowledgable wait staff. Best wine and cocktail list I have seen. Wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nice restaurant and salmon entree was ok but overpriced."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "4 Olives is always our "go to" choice in Manhattan for fine dining. The food, service, wine list, and ambience combine to make it a reliably outstanding dining experience. Scott keeps enough of his standby dishes to maintain comfort level, while including enough new menu items to keep it fresh. The new location in downtown is a nice improvement in terms of crowding your neighboring table."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The menu makes a lot of promises and almost delivers. I ordered a wild mushroom salad with scallops. I was expecting wild mushrooms -- but what arrived looked to me like criminis. The scallops were gritty, but had a very nice flavor. My husband's dish had polenta, which I usually hate - but this polenta had a very nice flavor. Our waitress was very nice and the poor bartender dealt with a difficult bar customer in a very gracious way. I very much like the open design and the view of the kitchen. However, if it were my restaurant, I'd make sure everyone on the line had chef's coats - just to elevate the experience. I don't drink so I can't comment on the wines specifically, but the wine list was extensive."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "A long time friend and I met, driving from opposite directions, for lunch and visiting. Honestly, the visiting was the most important thing on our minds. Family, in addition to many more topics, were thoroughly covered. We'd heard about 4 Olives for a long time. This was our first visit. We had the soup, salads, shared a dessert, and coffee. Food was very good. Lunch prices are a tad on the high side. I don't usually spend $20 for lunch. The new location is impressive. The wine cooler is amazing. There will be a next time."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I live in Texas but my daughter goes to school at K-State. We make 3 or 4 trips a year to Manhattan to visit her and we always make dinner reservations at 4 Olives. We discovered the restaurant 4 years ago and I can't imagine not eating at our favorite restaurant. As always the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. They always do a wonderful job and have never disappointed. A long way to go for dinner but worth it every time. Luckily she has two more years of grad school."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "From a weird seating behind the kitchen underneath a techno-blaring speaker to a server who knew nothing of the wine pairings with the prix fixe to an undrinkable dessert wine reminiscent of Robotussin to badly over salted entrees, 4 Olives was just off their game this night. This place can be excellent, but given the prices, it needs to be more consistent. It was still good, but failed this time to meet expectations."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The salmon and tenderloin tips were simply outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had another enjoyable dinner celebrating our anniversary. The crab leg special was just ok, but mushroom risotto starter was delicious as was the Pots de Creme dessert."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Outstanding. The waitress was helpful and fun. The ahi tuna was prepared to request."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary and had a very pleasant evening. The food was excellent, the service was superb and the wine list excelled."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Had dinner and drinks and 4 olives for our anniversary. Food was very good and drinks were great as well. I think the new location is much more appropriate for the quality of restaurant this is. Wife has the tenderloin tips and I had the ahi tuna (lamb was sold out) and both were delicious. I'd definitely come again but only on special occasions. A bit more expensive than a comparable meal at Harry's but a good spot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my wife out to this restaurant after doing a good but of research. The food left a lot to be desired, especially for the prices they charge. I ordered the mango pepper salmon(medium rare as suggested by the "chef") and my wife the lamb shank. The salmon was well done and also bland. No mango and no pepper. It was glazed with brown sugar and tasted like it came from a can. The lamb shank looked like a giant turkey leg presented on a bed of giblets. My wife could barely stand eating it and ended up eating my salmon, the lesser of two evils. The lamb was so greasy and dry. It tasted like they had dredged it in cinnamon and slow cooked it for a week. Descent place for a drink but not sure if I can give them a second chance on the food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Four Olives has the best most innovative food in the Midwest. I sometime think that those of us who live in Manhattan do not realize what a treasure we have in Four Olives. You would have to go to one of the best restaurants in the largest cities in the country to find the innovative food, extensive wine list and craft cocktails we take for granted going to Four Olives. All of this in a casual non-stuffy atmosphere is very hard to find. Also, don't skip dessert. The desserts, which are sharable, are every bit as special as the rest of the menu. It is one of the best restaurants and bars I have ever enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "They always say the real meaning of what you say is after the but. The acoustics are not conducive for a quiet meal. The blender and pounding ice from the bar (I think) were loud and the floor/open ceiling do not absorb sound. Not a big issue for me, but I would guess it would be for some. Will it stop me from coming back? NO. I ate dinner early, so the crowd was smaller, but I could see this being a great place for a drink, appetizer, dinner later in the evening. I don't drink alcohol, so I can't comment on the wine or the drinks. I would recommend 4Olives to anyone, especially for the food - they can decide about the atmosphere and the wine/drinks. CRAB CAKES ARE AWESOME."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We are regulars at 4 Olives and are always bragging about what a wonderful place it is to eat to our out of town friends. Two couples of long time friends drove over for dinner Saturday night so of course they all wanted to check this place out. They were all in awe of how good the food, wine, service and ambience was and could totally understand why we are always talking about it. One of the guys usually just picks at his food when we go out and he not only ate every bite of the beef tenderloin tips with rissotto and asparagus but ordered the blueberry cheesecake as well and raved about both. Needless to say they will all be back next time they are in Manhattan. Once again 4 Olives makes us proud to live in Manhattan. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Since they have moved the service and attention to detail has gone down hill. May be they are too busy to care. I don't think it was the waitresses complete fault. They need more staff or a better system. It took 30 minutes to get a glass of wine . The cost for Manhattan doesn't justify the experience. I am going to cheaper alternates in the future. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's graduation with a fantastic meal and excellent service, Jessica P. We have been coming to Manhattan for four years during our daughter's time at Kansas State and this restaurant is a must every time we come to town! She is staying for grad school so we can look forward to two more years of amazing meals. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "food was good to very good; service was superb; dining ambience was great. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We've been a couple of times and they always have top of the line service and wine. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I took my family there with high hope, we arrived right on time with reservations, yet we had to wait 10 minutes. Everything about the experience was slow, from being waited on, getting our drinks (pop and water), taking our order, they didn't have two of our appetizers and it took them 15 minutes to inform us of that, the food was fair at best, and the thing that really burned me 30 dollars for pop. She tells me. "oh we don't do free refills," that would have been nice to know up front. Overall the experience was terrible, we would never go back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service was very slow, albeit Mother's Day and our dining party was in no rush. The shrimp & grits was an outstanding choice. Although the menu and the server failed to mention that this dish is very spicy. The coffee, prepared by French drip method, was very good and prepared with locally roasted beans. Overall a nice experience, although somewhat pricey for Manhattan. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I am very impressed with the new restaurant and am very excited for you Scott and Rachel. The bar area is so nice and your wine selections are off the chart! We will dine their frequently and bring our guest to the net "hot spot" in Manhattan. Your brunch choices were different and very well selected. The dinner menu has a wide variety of choices and you specials are always and intriguing draw to make reservations. We wish you much success! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "the only complaint for the anniversary dinner was that my wife's salad was slightly under-dressed. She very much enjoyed the seafood pasta plate from the specials menu. I tried the lamb shank and wasn't disappointed."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "You should really mention that you charge for every drink before your staff offers refills. Literally the only place in town that charges for refils and doesnt know how to properly split the bill. We asked for a 3 way spil and I ended up paying $86 while the rest of the table was around $30. The breaded chixken brest was also quite dry. How ever the cheese platter was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant could be in Chicago and do just fine- creative, fresh, tasty, and excellent service."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was amazing as always but service is mediocre. The place was empty and it took 10/15 minutes to get our drinks from the bar that we ordered."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The service was awful. The food was so late in coming and we ended up spending the whole evening waiting and being ignored. Nice atmosphere, but not a good experience."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very nice decor and ambience. Number of menu items just right. Outstanding wine menu for the area where it is located. Has some unusual mixed drinks made . Service was good but needs some polish to be outstanding, Waiter never refill water & wait time for drinks & wine alittle too long. Was not busy at the time . "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food good, Service not. Took 25 minutes to receive a drink from the bar after seating."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our choice of restaurant in Manhattan to celebrate our wedding engagement. Need I say more? :)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We're longtime Hibachi Hut patrons looking for a regular haunt. The 4 Olives has been fun when we want great food and service. We recently stopped by the new location with friends, having talked the restaurant up to them. Though we had reservations, the hostess seated us next to the kitchen where the noise and traffic was the greatest. A table looked available the whole time we were there which was in a nicer and quieter area. Our server also seemed to relegate us to second-class status. The food was quite good, as always. Perhaps the increased size has caused mgmt. to hire new folks that need training. We are hopeful it will improve."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Went to 4O for Easter brunch. The food was great, as usual. Our party loved the bacon-wrapped gorgonzola stuffed dates. Shrimp & grits was good too -very spicy. Crab omelette & crab cake benedict - both superb. BUT the highlight of the trip were top-of-the-line Ramos gin fizzes. The bartender hand shakes them for a full 12 minutes! Would make you feel terribly guilty if they weren't so darn good! Frothy, creamy, and so delicate. A hint of lemon, orange flower water, refreshing deliciousness. This is a drink hard to find outside of New Orleans, and 4O's version is superb. But please be kind - don't order if the bar is busy. And remember that 12 long minutes of hand shaking when you settle your account . . ."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "An incredibly diverse selection, with very unique combinations of foods. I had grilled figs wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese, flounder in a creamy dijon sauce with sauteed kale and mashed potatoes, and a lovely tiramasu for dessert. I had a wonderful Chardonnay I had never tried before, and my dining companions chose from a long list of cocktails - all dated for when they first created - to find the perfect ones. A really fun night, but not cheap. Special occasion for us."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Whether you live in the area or are in town for a short while you owe it to yourself to try 4 Olives. This is quality food, unbelievable wines and cocktails right here in Manhattan. I have traveled to many large cities and resort destinations. This is food and drink comparible to any fancy four star restaurant in quality and freshness. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I was so impressed with everything at this resturant. The new location is very upscale & modern, with a lovely open feel. The food is delicious & the wine selection is massive. Our waitress was wonderful. It is pricey, but if you're looking for a place to go for a special occasion, I would highly recommend Four Olives/ "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Expensive places need to deliver perfectly. 4Olives did not. Service was OK, but nothing special. Had to ask several times to get wine from our unreachable chilled bucket instead of waiter being observant. Food was spotty. Gazpacho, smoked salmon goat cheese flatbread were fantastic. Med rare steak came medium well. In Kansas at $38 it should be perfect. Green bean sides were perfect, garlic mashed potatoes so-so and outdated. Wine list was overly ambitious. Too many at $150+ and not well represented at $50-80. For a wine bar surprisingly low selection of wine by glass. Housemade lemoncello real disappointment, made with lemon juice and soda water. Don't mind paying for great food, but not up to my expectations for the price range."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I order the special, fish. The fish was not cooked properly. Taste was ok but the center of ther fish was uncooked. This isn't sushi."
    Dined on 4/14/2014