Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace
Delicious!Everything was delicious! Love the atmosphere too.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Fit for my foodieGreat food! Fit for my foodie brother...fresh ingredients...waiter was amazing casual but very knowledgeable and attentive! Wonderful night... Go back in a second! Fox group is stellar6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful BrunchI went here for brunch before attending a matinee performance of a local play. I made reservations and my party and I were greeted warmly. Our server was personable and knowledgable. My friends ordered the fancy lattes and I had an espresso. All were delicious and smooth. I had a salad with chicken added (cooked perfectly) and it was fresh and well seasoned. My friends had oatmeal and Eggs Benedict. They each enjoyed their dishes. I ordered the featured croissant for dessert and it was light and airy and very tasty. Service was excellent throughout our meal and everything was well timed, no feeling of being rushed or waiting. I will definitely eat here again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprised !!!Was a very nice and enjoyable experience with good food and great service by all that worked at this location. Thanks !6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmm!We enjoyed the food, it was fresh, nicely presented and tasted wonderful. The last time we were there we dined outside, I wish we would have made reservations for the patio again. If the weather is nice, even a bit warm, it is relaxing and pretty. Large trees make you feel like you are not in the middle of Scottsdale! Server was very accomodating & thoughtful. My beet salad was heaven, the mushroom ravioli received rave reviews. The Risotto & Shrimp was also excellent!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOlive and Ivy is a favorite of oursOlive and Ivy is one of our favorite restaurants in/around Old Town Scottsdale. We have yet to be disappointed. They also have a couple of rooms available for events. We hosted a company holiday party in one of the rooms and it was terrific. They also have a great outdoor bar area.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOlive & Ivy Experience 5/25/13Celebrated our 6 anniversary, wonderful experience, food, ambiance, staff were all great. We will be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMealWent for our 16 yr wedding anniversary and loved it.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal gemO & I is one oft favorite places... Great salads, flatbreads and outstanding pastries!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Monthly Ladies' LuncheonWe were 9 and had a very good time. The Service was very gracious. We needed separate checks! No Problem!
The waitress did not ask after we had our lunch if we wanted anything else. But we did and also wanted to move out to the patio. That was no big deal. She was very nice about it but had to redo all the checks again. This is something we experience often. We don't understand why waiting servide would not aks, as they do with small dining groups, "is there anything else?"
And, we have been there before.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievableWE could not have been happier with our dinner experience for the four of us. From the Sangria to the small plates to the entrees and finally dessert, everything was just perfect. Our waiter was attentive, full of suggestions when asked and his timing was perfect.
Just was no way that this experience could have been any better.
TRY IT YOU WILL LIKE IT5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurant in ScottsdaleThis restaurant is fantastic, not necessarily for the food - which was good, but for the atmosphere. I liked how the indoor restaurant area is open to the outdoor area. We sat inside because it was 90+ degrees out, but it still felt like we were outside. I really enjoyed the whole experience.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently great food, especiallyconsistently great food, especially for a lite lunch5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Mother's Day outingI brought my mom and a couple of friends to Olive & Ivy for Mother's Day and having the reservation made the outing fantastic. Service, food and ambience were exceptional. Would go back anytime!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service, willGood food, good service, will be back. Gelato was delicious!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceMy daughter took me here for an early Mother's Day dinner celebration. We sat out on the patio and it was lovely and shaded from the early evening sun. They had a wonderful wine selection and our food was delicious. We particularly enjoyed the bread and basil pesto appetizer. Next time we would be sure to ask for a table overlooking the water. Will definitely be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMtheir pesto is the besto!really - it is. made fresh on premises. it's just a great place. but the pesto is definitely an excuse to go there.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe patio dining is superb.The patio dining is superb. Food quality and preparation is outstanding in every way. A real gem for outside dining.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDate night for a married coupleWent with my wife to Olive and Ivey on Saturday May 11th. Requested to be seated outside on the patio via Open Table. When we arrived we were seated right aware even though we were 10 minutes early. We got exactly the type of table we were looking for. Great feel to the restaurant, even though it is huge we felt like we were in a different state than AZ. Food was very good and the waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Would recommend and will be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the ambience of theLoved the ambience of the outdoor patio. I took my son here one night after the Bulls game and I loved it so much that I made another reservation to come back with my husband and both sons. We enjoyed the friendliness of the staff. The first night I ordered the sweet potato ravioli and thought that it was somewhat over salted. The second time, I ordered the fillet and the sauce on that was also very salty. However, my family had no complaints about their meals. The bar was fun to sit at but the inside noise level was pretty loud. The outside was just perfect and we will be back next time we're in Arizona.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceWe were celebrating a graduation out of town. I had a party of 14 and my service did not miss a beat. The manager also came over to our table to greet the graduate and the party. I waiter was very special to make sure that the food was served hot and the members of the party felt special. Thanks for gong the extra mile5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved itI am trying to save a 21 year marriage and my wife and I had a fantastic time. The food was great, the portions were perfect and the cocktails were unique and very enjoyable. After dinner we walked area around the restaurant and had a nice romantic stroll. The evening ended in a very romantic fashion. Certainly helped us remember that we still enjoy each others company and have common tastes in food. We will definitely keep coming back and I have already recommended it to several friends.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMJust missed a "classy" ratingMy husband & I took our 24 year old son and 92 year old father to dinner. The restaurant is beautiful. We especially loved being indoors and outdoors at the same time. The staff was perfect, our waiter was the right amount of friendly and attentive. The food was perfect. However, looking around I noticed that I was in the majority being a 50 something. So when I wished for a smooth jazz background music instead of the noise they were filling the restaurant with, I bet it would be better received by most of the diners that night. Classy music for a classy place, why not?5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second trip to the restaurant.Our second trip to the restaurant. Loved it last time but found the music to be much to loud (by the way, I have hearing deficiencies)
Not as loud this time but still the volume is excessive.
The chairs on the patio could benefit from a cushion of some kind.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing - the cinnamonFood was amazing - the cinnamon french toast and egg sandwiches were to die for. The outdoor patio seating area was great and really lovely on a saturday afternoon for brunch.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service and deliciousGood service and delicious food. Waitress helped stored a an ice cream cake for us for a surprise birthday lunch.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe met some new friends ofWe met some new friends of ours out for the first time at Olive & Ivy's this past Friday night. The booth we sat in was excellent as it faced away from the bar, which reduced the ambient sounds being produced from that area, and faced the patio and r
iver area of the outside seating, which gave the feeling that we were dining al fresco. The service was extremely polite, efficient, and mindful that were socializing. They were timely, but never rushed us on any course, or at the end of the meal.
The food was delicious. I had the lamb meatball appetizer, and the mushroom tortellini entree. Both were OUTSTANDING. My wife, had the beet salad and the sweet potato cannelloni, which I tried and it was rich and delicious. Excellent overall.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI only had one poor experienceI only had one poor experience at Olive & Ivy. (poor service) However, still enjoy and will continue to frequent your restaurant.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated a "Girlfriends"Celebrated a "Girlfriends" Birthday..5 of us all loved our meals, and the service was excellent. Our waiter just moved to AZ., and was most professional, made the birthday even nicer.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSo far one of our favoriteSo far one of our favorite restaurants in PHX! Delicious, light and beautiful outdoor seating.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceGreat food and wonderful service! Even better than expected.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good but prices on the riseThe patio here is now a lovely shady nook at the vibrant Scottsdale Waterfront. Flat bread is a bit overpriced, while quality is high - 16$ for a flatbread with a few crumbles of prosciutto added is a bit stiff. Wine prices have jumped, although the selection is good, but if lower pricing, which is still in line with 3 times mark-up, would make me order more wine - this is true, especially for the bubbly. Salads outstanding,as always. Skip the peanut-butter marshmallow ice cream sandwich - I missed the strawberry shortcake.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Scottsdale Best!Everything about this night was great. Paige was one of the best and most informative servers we've ever had the pleasure to meet.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Olive & Ivy - greatWe love Olive & Ivy - great unique food - great service - wonderful atmosphere. I was meeting up with my girlfriend and of course she was a few minutes late - and they were very busy. No problem, they held our table on the patio until she arrived. And, we had a nice long visit - our server was attentive and helpful describing the food selection. It was a wonderful afternoon - I would go back in a second and highly recommend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate outside on the patioWe ate outside on the patio so the noise level was moderate but as we walked through the inside the noise was very loud. The patio is lovely. We enjoyed it very much.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Tapas Food and AtmosphereDined with a table of 8 with a great table-not outside but next to it. Service was wonderful, food was delicious-the basil dipping sauce with bread was delicious, the stuffed dates were yummy-everything that we tried was outstanding.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Patio DiningGreat service - our waiter was so personable but not pesky. Food was amazing as usual.
Overall wonderful experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous place! DelightfulFabulous place! Delightful and efficient service. The food was absolutely fabulous! Will definitely make this one of our favorite restaurants!Sweet Potato Cannilonni is to die for!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance was great alongThe ambiance was great along with the food. Would highly recommend this restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's like being on vacationFor me, the ambience on the patio is worth everything, so it's a plus that the food and wine selection are both very good. The people at the front desk are genuinely friendly and go to lengths to be helpful, and the wait staff is great for the most part. Sometimes we will get someone who forgets things... but there are a lot of tables to serve out there. The fact that you can make reservations is huge, because this is a very popular restaurant. The Olive and Ivy patio is my go-to when I have out of town guests.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is pretty typical bistroFood is pretty typical bistro food, good but unexceptional. Beet salad was tasty but beets were cooked almost to mush. Service friendly and active. Music inside is loud and jarring. Better, less monotonous play list is badly needed.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant withWonderful restaurant with relaxing outdoor patio.............good service and interesting menu. Very popular with out-of-town visitors because of location and ambiance.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding! GreatAlways outstanding! Great ambiance, great food, great presentation and exceptional servers...3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our Easter Brunch-deliciousEnjoyed our Easter Brunch-delicious food and wonderful festive drinks!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and serviceVery good food and service was great loved the mimosa made fresh at the table........3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place we dined in ScottsdaleBest place we dined in Scottsdale on our trip! We went for Easter brunch and loved it so much we booked dinner for theFollowing night. Outside was my favorite but inside was great too. Would defintely go back. Our servers were Nick and Scott- both awesome!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. I lovedThe food was amazing. I loved that our server was forthright with his recommendations. Everyone loved their meals. The service was very attentive--what you would expect in a very fancy restaurant. Unfortunately, we did wait about 40 minutes for our food. Several staff members made a point to apologize for the wait but a little freebie to compensate for our wait would have left an even better impression.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI took out-of-town visitorsI took out-of-town visitors there for lunch on a beautiful AZ day. Great food, good wine, impeccable service, perfect table by the Waterfront and under the trees...They were in heaven!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal we've had in agesBest meal we've had in ages and we travel and eat at restaurants a lot.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite place to eatOur favorite place to eat when in Scottsdale, whether it's for lunch or dinner, we really enjoy it. Recommend it to all our friends.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM