4 Olives Restaurant
4 Olives Restaurant

4 Olives Restaurant

  • 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: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • 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 785-539-1295x
  • Special Events: 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
4 Olives Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (72)special occasion (55)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (32)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (15)great for lunch (14)late-night find (14)hot spot (11)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Wonderful!
    Dolly
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We went for my son's birthday celebration. The food was wonderful. Very cool atmosphere and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SkierVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great drinks with fun cocktails + wine & good food--but takes a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OnlytheGoodones
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had the best time and will certainly go again. Perhaps we should bump up or visits to quarterly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Manhattan, KS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food at 4 Olives almost always exceeds our expectations. I had a veal Osso Bucco and it was rich and tender and there was a small spoon provided to eat the marrow. The mashed potatoes that accompanied were combined with sauteed mushrooms and there was a delicious sauce that moistened all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good special occasion place
    Harleydoc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Seated us at a sticker table that had to be wiped off but after that everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    SSM57
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    All of us enjoyed our meal, but I especially liked the small plates. Inventive and tasty - black truffle risotto and lamb sliders, yum. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Very good beer and wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks
    SquashAZ
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food, drinks and service. Extensive wine list for this region but it over priced. To be fair there were a few deals on the list and they did offer a few great low cost wines at 2x mark up. Food offering was diverse and portions were not amarican large which was nice. Make a reservation and enjoy, we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    wine2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The menu was great and the food was fantastic! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The move to downtown Manhattan has provided a more visible location and an opportunity to create a pleasing esthetic. The bar and wine offerings are excellent and ample. The food was delicious and creative. Love this place and will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find in the middle of KS
    Gunkie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Great chef and excellent bar. The noise level is the bad.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food failed to match great service.
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I ate at Four Olives for the first time last weekend, on one of our rare nights away from the kids. The restaurant is nice, the service was excellent, and the wine list was superb--but the food itself didn't measure up. My steak was tough and unevenly cooked (rare on one end, well done on the other), and the roasted potatoes and carrots served with it were lukewarm when it arrived and cold a few minutes later. We probably will go back, but it will be for a small plate and aperitifs before a meal elsewhere, or a cocktail and dessert after an evening out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    HannahBanana
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had such a great time here and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maeah
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was superb, wine pairings were great. We went for our wedding anniversary. My only complaint was the groups of waitresses standing around back socializing the whole time. It looked a bit unprofessional and killed the ambience, kind of hard to have a conversation without noticing the girls gossiping in the back. Otherwise, great place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Olives dinner
    Emdining
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We hosted guests for memorable pre fixe dinners with the suggested wine pairings. Our meals were excellent - starting with cheese grits with shrimp and ending with a fabulous peanut butter pie. The bar & wine offerings are impressive as well as extensive. Very nice ambience but service was a little slow and there was another table's large bar charge added to our bill by mistake. The staff was quick to correct the error when we pointed out the problem but were dismissive about it. We will return to the 4 Olives and encourage others to dine there. Just be sure to review your bill before paying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Manhattan - by far!
    James
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The people at 4 Olives always treat us like we own the place! Anything they can do to accommodate us they do. Menu is superb and Prix Fix is always outstanding. We treat dinner at 4 Olives as our date night. No rush to clear the table. No hovering, but always there when you are ready. Excellent wait staff! Can't go wrong at 4 Olives! Try this place and it will quickly become your GO TO PLACE in Manhattan Kansas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MikiBlueEyes
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I ate at 4 Olives to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. (We had also come to 4 Olives to celebrate our engagement.) It's one of the best restaurants in Manhattan, KS!! We've always been pleased with the food and the service. We definitely consider ourselves "foodies" and my husband likes to get the prix fixe menu to try the chef's current selection. Although the prix fixe may not always match our tastes perfectly, it's never disappointing. The combinations of flavors are wonderful; the presentation of food is beautiful and attentive to detail. The wait-staff is professional and very courteous. I have been to 4 Olives probably six times over the last 2-3 years, and it has been a good experience every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    KSSM
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent, duck cooked perfectly, the tuna was seared perfectly and season expertly
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as alway!
    Holly
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sent our senior at K-State to 4 Olives with his girlfriend visiting from Texas for his birthday dinner. She loved it! We've been a loyal follower of 4 Olives since he started at KSU 5 years ago and not once have we been disappointed! In fact, each time we visit our son we have to dine at 4 Olives! The Mac & Cheese is outstanding, the beef excellent and the salmon or scallops awesome! The only disappointment (and this happens on occasion) is they are out of Rachel's Toffee bags. Please keep more stocked on weekends! Other than that -- we love 4 Olives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    MikeT
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I went to celebrate our 39th anniversary. An outstanding dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in Manhattan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Incredible atmosphere, very good service, and honestly the best food in Manhattan. It is somewhat expensive - dinner for two and a bottle of wine totaled close to $100, but you could definitely eat for less if you stick to the small plates and no alcohol. My filet was outstanding. Perfectly cooked, tender, and the sauce complements it very well. I would definitely recommend for a nice night out if you want a high class experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchable
    Grazie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My friend and I had a very good lunch. Love the tomato soup and our salads were excellent. Thank you!! We wanted to see if our husbands would appreciate the experience as much as we did. Am sure they would.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aga
    Superaga
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food, fine wine, delicious desert and cocktails!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    greatlocalfind
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in the "Little Apple"
    FineFoodFan
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Kansas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Incredible food. Friendly and knowledgable wait staff. Best wine and cocktail list I have seen. Wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice restaurant and salmon entree was ok but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably outstanding dining event
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 olives
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Good variety of food. New location is very nice. Has very good mixed drink menu and wine menu. Food is above average for area as compared to restaurants of similar caliber and style. I went there once with my four kids and wife and they said they did not a table for six?
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    bigeats
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Visit
    KSSunflower
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4 years and counting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 443 reviews are from the 4 Olives Restaurant reviews archive.
  • An off night
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruce
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The salmon and tenderloin tips were simply outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    susiebaxter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Outstanding. The waitress was helpful and fun. The ahi tuna was prepared to request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ParticularnMhk
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a very pleasant evening. The food was excellent, the service was superb and the wine list excelled.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night
    Geaux
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    FKProbs
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, But....
    Spider69
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.