Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen
Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen

Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://oliveandvinerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7079969152x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Catherine Venturini (formerly Driggers)
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: From beginning to end, Olive and Vine's thoughtful, artistic, and delicious attention to detail are a reflection of the bountiful landscape of Sonoma County. Our menus are abundant with the seasonal harvests of the county's organic markets, artisan cheese makers, bread bakers, farmers and olive oil producers, showcased in each event as if they were our own.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer Private Dining in our beautiful rustic-chic dining room, Monday and Tuesday, as the restaurant is open Wednesday-Saturday. For Wednesday through Saturday, the restaurant is available for private events on a Buy-Out basis. Please email us for more info.
    info@oliveandvinerestaurant.com
  • Private Party Contact: Catherine Venturini 7079969152x
  • Special Events: We are closed for dinner on Sundays. We will begin Sunday dining April 6th.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hill St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen
Olive and Vine Restaurant, nestled away in Glen Ellen, California, showcases the abundance of Sonoma County's seasonal harvests and local artisans. We are passionate about creating a perfect experience for our guests. See you soon!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (53)notable wine list (52)romantic (46)good for groups (18)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Awesome
    GMASF
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a really great experience at Olive and Vine. I let them know we were on our 26th anniversary weekend, and the menu was printed with a greeting just for us - nice touch! Dessert with a chocolate anniversary greeting too! Beware of really good fresh bread placed on the table to start - you can ruin your appetite. The salad with bruleed mission figs was really wonderful. The gnocchi was in a light but flavorful broth, and the new york steak was done to perfection with amazing twice cooked Yukon potatoes. Service was excellent. I'd recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first disappointment of our trip
    susandiner340
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Olive and Vine is lovely! My husbands lamb chop was prepared well but I ordered the chicken and that was a big mistake! I should have sent it back but I didn't want to negatively affect my husband's experience. It looked unappealing and the waitress said it didn't look right when she served it. It looked under cooked, tasted gamey and the bread pudding was just soggy bread. The owner came over and said "oh it's always right on" and offered us a free dessert. I think she should have been more apologetic and that this never should've left the kitchen.
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  • LOVED this charming place!
    StudioTheatreFans
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were charmed by the little village and setting, but even more so after entering. Furnishings are eclectic but comfy and appealing, and the noise level was nice and low allowing easy conversation. Service was informed and very friendly. Wine list was great -- well-priced and hard to find wines like Forth caught our eye! Food was amazing! We enjoyed the pork, the duck - - even the caesar salad was done with a lemon twist! A GREAT find and we will be back on our next wine trip! Dan Dolen of reservewinetours.com had recommended it and like the wineries he took us to, it exceeded expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    FatPilgrim
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Truly an amazing meal. The pork belly, Caesar, lamb, steak and chicken were all incredible. Service was spot on and the room is warm and inviting. If you in the area you really need dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Place
    TomatoVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Once again, outstanding food by a creative chef. Katherine knows what she is doing and does it well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Doclinda
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Both the food and the ambiance were most enjoyable. Looking forward to another visit on a subsequent trip to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allyd
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a superb meal! It was our second time eating here and we will return the next time we are in Sonoma!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KrisSco
    KrisSco
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and wine were outstanding. Service was slow but friendly. They looked to be short on wait staff for the number of guests dining. But, again, food and wine were oustanding. Prices were on the high side of things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AH-mazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I love this place. The setting is super charming and looks like an old grist mill. The dining room is accessed through a long hallway of historic Glen Ellen photos and displays which makes the evening a bigger experience than just food. The owner always makes it a point to stop by and talk to everyone and the chef regularly comes out to check on how you like your meal (which I've never ever not liked). The food is always fresh and in season and just a little different than what you expect. I ordered a gnocchi meal the other night with mushrooms that I expected to be in a mushroom sauce but instead was in a broth like an Italian soup. It was stupendous! I didn't mind it at all being not what I expected. So so so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Sonoma Jewel!
    Mary94949
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This has become our go-to place for special occasions. The staff is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable - the dining room is relaxed with perfect lighting. The food is marvelous. Perfection! Wednesday neighborhood specials are a gourmet bargain for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not supendous
    FoodWallah
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This meal was not quite up to our previous experiences at Olive and Vine. For example, the gnocchi preparation was different -- more Asia-inspired -- this time, and the dish just didn't work as well. (Last time, it was fantastic.) Also, it seems not to have occurred to the chef that instead of New Age kinds of ingredients like quinoa, sometimes good old potatoes would be a better choice. Also, in lieu of the owner circulating to ask how the food was, we'd have preferred to have a server more attentive to refilling wine glasses. (The wine was bottle was not within reach.)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BucksterVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Nothing could have been better. The meals were cooked perfectly and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravissimo
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Lovely starter courses with fresh ingredients without fussy presentations. Service was attentive and friendly. Main courses were superb. Desserts might have been over sugared. There is no expresso machine. Overall very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine country find
    Maddog6
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was one of the best meals I have had in the last year. Fresh ingredients used with a California cuisine with slight Asian flair. The menu changes so the web menu was out of date but there were plethora of choices I wanted to try. I was disappointed in the $25 corkage fee in wine country. Most of Sonoma Counties restaurants have a lower fees or no fees because they understand people spend the day tasting and buying wine with the intent of drinking with dinner. Still one of the best new finds in Sonoma County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit to Sonoma valley
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our last night in Glen Ellen was spent enjoying a wonderful meal at olive and vine. The meal was prepared and presented beautifully. It was delicious. No complaints with the food. It was a bit noisy but it is an interesting room and attractive. It was a busy night for the restaurant and definitely would be more romantic if less crowded. The staff was hustling to keep up. They were very good and worked hard to keep the customers happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Place
    Artanis
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A really nice place. Food is quite good. Maya our server is the daughter of the owner, Catherine. Both were very attentive checking in several times to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Will definitely return and recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Mervrx
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Came here last week with a group of 8 to celebrate my 60th birthday. We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess who promptly led us to a very comfortable table in a very attractive dining room. The staff was very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The owners came by to congratulate me and welcome our party. The menu while limited is varied to accommodate all tastes and to insure perfection of each offering. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Olive and Vine when in the Sonoma area. I look forward to returning next summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    TomatoVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Wonderful food! Best prepared Nieman Ranch pork chop ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Birthday Dinner!
    JanKVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to Olive & Vine to celebrate my birthday...let them know that there is a celebration and they will customize your menu and dessert plate (nice touch!) I never order steak when we go out, but the description was so enticing that I did, and was NOT disappointed! Lovely tomato and mozzerella tower for our appetizers. The menu is not overwhelming, so everthing looks great. Serious wine menu, with serious prices and serious corkage fee! The only let down was dessert (peach and blackberry crisp) but it may have been because we were just so full from a wondeful dinner. Lovely ambiance, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Sonoma gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    They don't get better than when you're looking for "Sonoma Style"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Find!
    Lmfaulkner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We live in Marin County and came up here for an overnight getaway. Don't let the location and somewhat understated exterior put you off - the food was excellent, wines were great, staff was very friendly and ambience lovely....will definitely go back and highly recommend it! A memorable dinner, bursting with flavor, loved every course! And anyone who reads this should know - we are tough critics!! Somewhat pricey, but we don't mind it when the overall experience is this good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glen Ellen find
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We live in the Bay Area and go up to the wine country a few times a year, but have never stayed in the Glen Ellen area. We were delighted to try olive and vine for the first time. The food was very good (chicken very tasty, salmon was well prepared but not as interesting) and the service was fantastic. We enjoyed the dining room with its high ceilings and tasting room feel and we would definitely return for another meal there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knows good food
    1935SFred
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wow is my overall response!!! Everything from "soup to nuts" could not have been better. The owners, John and Catherine are caring hosts and this is reflected in the food & service. Will we be back? YOU BET.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodtasteVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Both the food and the service were outstanding. There were six in our party and we all loved our meals. I had the swordfish special. It was perfectly cooked. The soup of the day was made with heirloom tomatoes and it was delicious. Our server explained things on the menu and kept our water glasses full. The wine list is a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    DandGVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was good, pork belly was great. Service was attentive. My only complaint was the voicemail I received a couple of hours before our reservation, "if you don't re-confirm, we will not honor your reservation." When I called back, no one answered so we considered canceling. Glad we didn't, because it was a very nice dinner. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner. Favors divine!
    PhxyyzVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, lovely rustic but classy decor. Owner Katherine stopped by our table to chat. Terrific evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wineanddine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    just okay. would give second try. staff were friendly. my roasted chicken was dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent As Usual
    TomatoVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have visited this restaurant many times and it never disappoints! Menu was creative and perfect. Plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wed night special
    localyokal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wed night special dinner not up to the highest standards of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Diningre2VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Made our night special, food and atmosphere were wonderful. Would recommend without reservation. Especially nice for occasion; they had our names on our menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening in Glen Ellen
    CalTourist
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Olive and Vine is a wonderful place for a quiet dinner after a hectic day touring the Glen Ellen area. The staff and atmosphere are both very welcoming. Portions are generous so exercise caution if ordering the full four course dinner. Mine was delicious (herbed shrimp with grits; corn chowder; roast chicken and plum upside down cake) ! Plenty of parking available in two adjoining lots.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is one of our favorites. Great food, great space and the owners are always welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back...
    bella2dine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our first visit and we'll return. Knowledgable and attentive staff. Very good food... fresh, well prepared and presented beautifully. Wonderful overall feeling to the venue. We had a lovely evening and we're looking forward to bringing friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect 20th Anniversary
    carlainlex
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    From the moment we entered the restaurant we were pampered by the staff and chef for our 20th anniversary. The menu was even personalized for our special night. The food is wonderful and service very attentive. You will not be disappointed in a night at Olive and Vine. The black cod dumplings are a perfect start to the meal and the peach crumble (peaches from the chef's yard) was the best dessert we enjoyed while in Glenn Ellen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection
    sonomanom
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was outstanding. We came for the prix fix, but opted instead to order from the special selections and the main menu. Every dish was meticulously planned and prepared, and executed with finesse. The wine list reads like a classic novel and the sommelier's recommendations were spot on. The service was outstanding … attentive without being invasive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly Sonoma!
    Questerwoman
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Olive and Vine was where we began our girls trip in celebration of my niece's 21st birthday. The food was delicious, the service attentive and the sommelier recommended some excellent wines. The kitchen is in full view as you enter and it's almost like having a chef cooking in your home- nothing to hide here! There were several large groups mixed in amongst smaller sittings and everyone was having so much fun- a great way to kick off out trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judge the dog by its hairs....
    TheSwedishFoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We didn't have the wright clothes for the restaurant so...:( the service was accordingly to how we dressed I'm afraid. We are are frekvent restaurant visitors and are in the business. That was not so good. I think they can do better....
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    RetiredAtLast
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for hubby's birthday. His menu was printed with "Happy Birthday Rick", nice. Outstanding service, the best part. Dining room is constantly watched by management but not obtrusively. The pork belly "nosh" was lovely, amuse bouche something you see in high end restaurants. They waive corkage if you buy a bottle, nice. We both had halibut entrees over a gorgeous succotash. Only reason for 4 stars is it could have been hotter and to my liking, the halibut a bit more done. Desserts very generous and one shared is plenty. There was a large table of 10 gals next to us that caused a bit of noise but no way to avoid that. Beautiful open kitchen, and NONE of the staff ever stood around being idle. Wonderfully run, will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VacationerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a relatively small restaurant, one room, with an open kitchen along one side and a bar -- where they appeared to be having a wine tasting on another. Tables are close together and every table was full -- for obvious reason, we realized. My husband had the Olive and Vine Lemon Caesar salad and the Halibut special. I had the stone fruit salad and the shrimp over ramp grits appetizer as my entree. The salads were both fabulous, but fairly large. I'm glad I had a small plate to follow. The creative take on shrimp and grits was just perfect. Service was attentive. We enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Live4foodVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door, until we left the restaurant, we felt special. The food was great, and both well described and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.