4 Olives Restaurant
Best restaurant in ManhattanBy far the best restaurant in Manhattan and among the very best in the Midwest. Creative and imaginative specials. Unbelievable wine and cocktail lists.p6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bar makes itI had drinks at 4 olives two nights in a row and it was such an amazing experience. While the food was good, the bar makes the place.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Just WOW! Great Experience.My significant other and I ate here after 8:30 PM on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. What a great dining experience. We loved everything we tried and we received great service.
Bacon wrapped Gorgonzola stuffed dates were awesome. Oysters were sublime. We re-ordered a second helping. Grilled eggplant and shiitake with mozzarella and tomato-fennel reduction sauce was outstanding. Grilled salmon salad with a unique house dressing was a hit as well. We shared a flight each of white and red wines.
Four Olives has two climate controlled (65 degree) glass wine "cellars" in main and private dining rooms.
Well worth the price and is an immediate favorite of ours. Too bad it's almost a two hour drive for us to visit5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemWe happened to be in Manhattan KS looking for a place to celebrate. Four Olives was beyond our expectations. We had appetizers, Lobster Ravioli, which was delicious with a creamy sauce. For entrees, we had Duck Breast (cooked perfectly, medium rare and crispy on the outside), Halibut (tender and flavorful with a great sauce), and Lamb Shank (which was the entire shank, on the bone, but tender and flavorful).
We chose the wine pairings offered, because we figured they were the wine experts and each dinner had a delicious, yet affordable wine pairing.
Before dinner, we each had a different signature cocktail, each one unique, surprising in tastiness and refreshing. Even the bourbon cocktail was very smooth.
The service was great also.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLong Time ComingWe had been waiting for a special occasion to try this restaurant, and we were not disappointed at all. Will definitely be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Great beer and wine selection! Food was also great!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Little Apple's top ThreeLike wine? Go. Like cheese? Go. Like neat food done well? Go!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sushi dinner was justThe sushi dinner was just out of this world. The fact that 4 Olives can bring the freshest, highest quality sushi grade fish to Manhattan, Kansas is incredible. If you weren't there you really missed out on a fabulous menu.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionA very good place to have dinner and to spend a good time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation CelebrationOutstanding meal! Salmon, lamb shanks, duck and scallops dishes cooked to perfection. All the sauces were scrumptious. We had to share a taste with each other - everything was sooo good!! The upside down polenta pineapple cake and the chocolate tort were a perfect ending. Truly wonderful. We have traveled the country and through Europe, this restaurant stands out as one of the best! Wonderful celebration for our daughter's graduation from KSU.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation CelebrationMy family and I had an amazing time at 4 Olives the evening on my graduation from K-State University. Our server, Haley, was absolutely amazing and the food was outstanding! We had an incredible evening of fun and laughter, it was a family outting that we will hold dear to us.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently fantasticA newish transplant to Manhattan, I've eaten at 4 Olives a number of times and it never disappoints. This was my first time with a group and the restaurant, again, delivered with fantastic service, tasty cocktails, and delicious food. You can't miss with the seared beef tips or scallops and the Parmesan risotto is just divine. 4 Olives is always a treat! Thank you for making my birthday celebration truly memorable!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always!Love coming to 4 Olives, the food was delicious as always. Rachel's home made Toffee is the best I've ever had!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe booked the private diningWe booked the private dining for a last-minute celebration and were pleased with how accommodating they were. Wine "cave" and wine country maps really added to the ambiance and our server was polished and knowledgable. There aren't many places in Kansas, or even between Chicago and Vegas, for that matter, where you can get a properly-served bottle of wine, but 4 Olives is one of them. It's the details that count to us and the staff at 4 Olives didn't miss a beat. Outstanding overall experience – service, wine, and food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is THE place to go toThis is THE place to go to impress! Very nice atmosphere for a romantic dinner or business meeting. Wonderful fresh fish (yes, really!) selections and locally-raised meats. Tuna was spectacular, as were the scallops and filet mignon. Tiramisu was less than to be desired, but the decadence of the bread pudding and salted toffee more than made up for it. I highly recommend expanding your cocktail horizons and trying some new things. We WILL be back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for special events!!My friend and I started our meal with the bruschetta and were very pleased with the sweet flavor of the olives! I had the lamb shank and my friend had the andouille. We both agreed that both entrees were rich in flavor and the meat was cooked superbly. We ended our meal with the bread budding and were very pleased with the size and taste! Great evening, we will be back!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my experience atI enjoyed my experience at 4 Olives thoroughly from the amuse bouche to the dessert. Very nice find in Manhattan, KS with top-notch service and well-executed menu.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a group of work colleaguesI had a group of work colleagues that I invited to dinner to celebrate a job well done. 4 Olives was absolutely perfect. They had a diverse enough menu to cater to everyone and everything on the menu is delicious. A number of the work colleagues remarked that they were surprised to find such a good restaurant nearby and planned to come again. This place is wonderful.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect preparation & presentationPresentation Extraordinary! Fabulous cuisine prepared to perfection. Minimalist ambiance. Complimentary Edamame appetizer sample from the Chef was a nice touch. Our table near the door was noisy and drafty on a cold evening. We were courteously and graciously moved to private dining. Our Waitress was attentive but not aware of gastrointestinal side effects of the evenings special entree, Walu (aka escarole), which would have been helpful information. Tuna entree was perfect! Definitely plan to return with friends or just to have an outstanding meal unavailable anywhere in Kansas, but not another romantic occasion.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food creativelyFantastic food creatively presented. Gracious, friendly service. I want more pork balls in Gorgonzola cream right now.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM4 Olives is a remarkable restaurant4 Olives is a remarkable restaurant to be found in the Flinthills of Kansas. The wine list is phenomenal, and the cuisine outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Saturday DinnerWe had a nice Saturday evening dinner at 4 Olives. Was definitely interested in checking it out after they received a James Beard nomination for their wine program. Great wines and we enjoyed the kalamata chicken dish.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service , great wine list and amazingly kid friendly! We can't wait to visit again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNot where we normally goTook a friend to celebrate an accomplishment. Not the type of restaurant we typically visit but went early so it was less busy, we were able to hesr each other, we were able to have a very delicious meal within my budget and had a nice time.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had another wonderful dinnerWe had another wonderful dinner at our favorite restaurant. This was a special occasion meal--my birthday dinner. It did not disappoint! Thank you :)3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe come to Manhattan justWe come to Manhattan just so we can dine at this place3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the lamb shank braisedI ordered the lamb shank braised in Shiraz over couscous with roasted grapes and pistachios and some wilted spinach. It was delicious. All the flavors were nicely balanced and harmonious. Perfect serving size. I also had the recommended Shiraz to go with it. Mmmm. For an appetizer, we had oysters, which were great, and bruschetta, which was good but quite small — four small slices of bread for ten bucks. My sister had a sesame-crusted seared ahi tuna with a spicy sauce and wasabi mashed potatoes, which I didn't think was as good as my entree. The location (in a strip mall) leaves something to be desired, but the food, the wine and the service were impressive.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM