Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen
The variety of the menu meansThe variety of the menu means we can keep coming week after week and enjoy a great, new & interesting meal every time!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find.The produce used at Olive and Vine is all locally sourced and excellent. I had the sturgeon, which was delicious, and my husband had steak, which was tender and flavorful.
Since we live in the area and have tried every restaurant in Sonoma and Glen Ellen over the years, we were thrilled to add this one to our list of favorites.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Notch Sonoma CuisinePersonal attention by the owner, whose graciousness was unparalleled, made this a night to remember. The food was absolutely perfect - The steak, the best I've had in recent memory, served on a bed of fresh seasonal veggies that captured the essence of the Sonoma lifestyle. I'm a huge fan.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLove love love the ribs!The kitchen was putting out great meals, even without Catherine there! I want the recipe for the bbQ sauce!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVE Olive and VineA wonderful experience every time we go... awesome service, fabulous food preparations; flavor, color, texture, creativitiy.
Lots of local wines - small, quality producers. neighborhood feel yet sophisticated like a big city.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful food,Absolutely wonderful food, great attentive service in an unusual old building in Glen Ellen. Also loved the historical photos & descriptions in the entry hallway.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite restaurantThis is our favorite restaurant in the area. It's the one we chose for our anniversary dinner. :)5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove itOlive and vine has been my restaurant of choice when an occasion is special (and even when it is not). Friendly staff, excellent food, amazing wine list, reasonable corkage fee, etc. food is served to everyone at your table at the same time - how they do that must be challenging. Housed in an old winery. Older Locals can recall the days of yore when you brought a "jug" to this winery to have it filled, driving up to the barrel in horse and cart. A MUST dining out experience - gastronomically and historically!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST experience!Other than a simple sign, there is not much to draw one in. Once inside the restaurant, it's like walking onto a Broadway stage. The food was outstanding. A nice selection of dishes. Taste, plating, presentation, servers floating around the room serving the table simultaneously...all provided an overall stimulating experience. Especially enjoyable and knowledgeable was the somellier. We will definitely be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a very warm experienceAlways a very warm experience from really great food coupled with consistently gracious service and a fabulous wine list.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA can't miss!The grits and Parmesan cheese appetizer was delicious. Just the right amount of Sav Blanc added in for a little tease to the tongue. The chicken was perfectly cooked and so moist. A great local wine list. Hats off to the chef for a wonderful meal! AND the service was fantastic! Along with the owners who truly care if you have a good time and a great meal at their "home".5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Had a group of 8 for my husband's birthday...great food, service and atmosphere! Will definitely return.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Wine ListThe wine list has many small local vineyards that I didn't know. So I described what I wanted to the sommelier, and she suggested the 2010 Bordigioni Zinfandel from Annadel Estate as an “all guns blazing” Zinfandel. It was wonderful.
I'll remember this evening for a long time.
I'll be back the next time I'm in the Sonoma Valley.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal restaurant is a gem!This restaurant is one of our "go to" places to celebrate special occasions. We celebrated an early Mother's Day
here and loved it! The salad could not have been more fresh, the chicken and halibut were perfectly
prepared, and rhubarb and strawberry tart with vanilla bean ice cream was a perfect end to a fine meal.
We also enjoyed choosing a wine from their fine wine list. The service was top notch. And the ambiance
is formal with a charming Glen Ellen vibe. A family nearby had a long table, with flickering candles, and
they appeared to be enjoying the festivities. They were enjoying the fine food and service offered by
the Olive and the Vine. This restaurant is not inexpensive but you get a superb meal, carefully
prepared.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLike eating at a rich friends houseThis was my second trip to Olive and Vine...the first was originally to see some great live music, but the food and atmosphere was so great I knew I had to come back. Dining here feels like you were invited to a dinner party at the home of a wealthy world-class chef. The town of Glen Ellen is beautiful, the restaurant is historic and lovely, the food is the best you'll find, and the staff (including the owners) are very friendly and attentive. It is a bit spendy, but this is exactly what fine dining should be. Highly recommended.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery dish is filled withEvery dish is filled with fresh, local ingredients so tastily prepared. There are new items on the menu as the seasons change. This time I had the sturgeon - a fish people sometimes avoid -and it was superb! The staff are very professional but also friendly, and the owners greeted us as well. We've come many times and will continue to do so.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulMy wife and I went to Olive and Vine at the recommendation of a friend. Let me tell you, my friend undersold this place. Food was fantastic, ambience was fun and inviting and service was stellar. The owner made numerous 'stop bys' to check on us and even brought out some different foods to try. All in all, we really enjoyed our dinner and will return when we visit wine country again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great place toThis was a great place to spend our last evening in the Sonoma area. The food was amazing and the servers were able to give a great recommendation on wine. We had the pork chop and lamb and both were prepared perfectly. We would certainly go back if in the Sonoma area again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined here severalI have dined here several times, and the food and service are always impeccable. The owner/chef is always there to make sure you are satisfied.
The atmosphere is upbeat and pleasant.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and ambience.Great food, service and ambience. I definitely will be back4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this restaurant. WeLoved this restaurant. We didn't have plans for our first dinner in wine country and decided to try Olive and Vine based on the reviews....we were very glad we did.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Olive andWe have been to Olive and Vine several times. The food is fabulous. The service is efficient, but not exactly warm. The prices are high especially because everything is a la carte. There was a neighborhood special the night we were there and it was a bargain compared to the other entrees, sides etc. We would love to visit the restaurant more often but the prices keep Olive and Vine in the special occasion category. Go expecting fabulous food, good service, and if choosing from the regular menu, a bill to match.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoy this restaurant becauseWe enjoy this restaurant because it is a special place in Jack London Village. It is a white napkin restaurant but has a relaxed atmosphere. Food is always great--consistently. We both has a potato califlower soup and it was so tasty! My husband usually has a fish dish, and he always likes their seasoning and interpretation. This time was no exception. He also loved the fruit crisp and I liked the walnut cake. We recommend this restaurant and think it is a treasure in Glen Ellen!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very good,Everything was very good, not great no complaints.
They should be rated as $$$ instead of $$.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit toThis was my third visit to Olive and Vine and the results have been very consistently great. The welcome was wary and friendly, our server was quite knowledgable about the menu and offerred good suggestions. The food was prepared expertly and was full of flavor.
There is nothing that I can complain about and can't wait to return soon!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem!We really enjoyed the food, service and ambiance in this lovely restaurant. The lamb dish was SUPERB!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOlive and Vine never seemsOlive and Vine never seems to disappoint, but I think they have taken the whole experience up a notch. For restaurant week they had TWO choices for each course, and the service was friendly and efficient. I think of the restaurant as one of the nicer in the Sonoma Valley.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great experience,theThis was a great experience,the only thing was the temp was a little cold for my wife on Thursday evening about 8:30 when we were there. I hesitate to even say anything but it was the only thing that was not 100% great.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOlive and Vine is on a veryOlive and Vine is on a very short list of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem in Glen EllenWonderful food...excellent use of local produce! Definitely recommend. Cap off a day at the local wineries or Jack London park with a relaxing dinner here.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in SonomaEvery detail of our experience was incredible. The staff was outstanding and every dish was excellent.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly service. ExcellentFriendly service. Excellent duck cooked 3 ways. Creative cooking with assorted vegetables on the plate. delicious chocolate expresso dessert to end the meal. Funky atmosphere-very relaxing.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy salad was the best CaesarMy salad was the best Caesar Salad I've ever had! Overall, the food was wonderful. Our servers were very attentive, courteous and personable. I will definitely go back.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood restaurant in Glen Ellen.Good restaurant in Glen Ellen. Food is good, not great. Menu is interesting and shows promise but execution just misses the mark.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM