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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)special occasion (46)romantic (41)neighborhood gem (40)notable wine list (36)good for groups (14)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glen Ellen find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    Susan
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out for us and others
    NightOut
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dining for five. Our order included roasted chicken cooked perfectly with a tasty a reduction sauce, then there was the pork chop perfectly seasoned and accented with garden fresh veggies. Next was the salmon. I would have to say was the tastiest with a lemon aioli. The final two dishes were the gnocchi and the lamb chop. The gnocchi…it didn't quite make the lite and fluffy description our server described it to be but none-the-less it was still wonderful. The lamb chop was absolutely delicious. The salads which included, caesar with a nice lemony dressing, a new inviting twist on caprese, and a beautiful green goddess. At another table a young man proposed to his date that brought tears and a big "YES", a perfect ending!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Visit - Nice Find
    CraigTVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was happy to find Olive and Vine on a recent trip to the Sonoma Valley. The food was wonderful and well presented, taste was balanced with sides that were well prepared. Only wish is a full bar - beer and wine are good but a nice cocktail is always a welcome part of a good meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great space, food to match
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I found this place on OpenTable and took my fiancé there while we were visiting Sonoma. This is a great space and the food was excellent. The wine recommendations were right on point. I would highly recommend this place for a visit if you are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Neighborhood Night!
    Briggy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Olive & Vine's Wednesday night dinners are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great discovery!
    Frenchconnection
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have been hearing glowing reviews of Olive and Vine for several years, and finally tried it on Wednesday, 7/17, especially for the locals special. We were pleased with everything : quality of our greeting and service, very tasty food and good value. My husband found some of the dishes, including the amuse bouche, to be a bit too seasoned (salty). Not me: I found it just right! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot!
    WayneOVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Delicious, fresh food, uniquely prepared, awesome service, chicly-decorated restaurant. Consistently great experience each time we dine at Olive and Vine. Owner was present and visible during dinner service, visited each table to check-in, which is always a nice touch. Owner's daughter was our server and she was attentive, knowledgeable and very personable. All around, a fantastic dinner. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place to Take Guests
    DeliciousandNutritiousVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    If you want to be sure your guests have a great evening, this is the place to go. You can be assured that the food will always be very fresh, prepared to perfection, a bit unusual but not strange, with really great service. The servings are generous as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every dish - simple, sophisticated
    diningdivaVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Delicious combinations of herbs, spices, summer ingredients with great little twists - unexpected turns and so flavorful. The lamp porterhouse with the minted salsa verde was perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday special
    Foodbug
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Fried chicken night. . .the best! Great overall meal and good value. Service was perfect. Will return more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always...
    SonomaFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of our favorite "go to" spots in Sonoma. Always a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as always!
    DennisS
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    It is always and pleasant experience dining at Olive and Vine. From the time you are greeted at the door until you depart you experience professional and attentive service and memorable innovative food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Food and Service
    Bassetlovers
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a marvelous night. We were a party of 6, and were attended too immediately. The servers knew the menu, wines and what to pair with what. The Bok Choi dumplings were wonderful, as was the pork belly appetizer, melt in your mouth and perfectly seasoned. We actually had all of the appetizers (shared) and they were one better than the next. The salads were the same. And the mains followed suit. Lamb Chops medium rare, done to perfection. The wait staff took special care to bring proper sharing plates and utensils and keep the plates coming at a perfect pace. Not to fast or slow. This is an amazing place. DO NOT miss it! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining Experience
    TopchefiamVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Everything from beginning to end was a memorable meal. Looking forward to dining there again soon! Wonderful food and the wine we chose "The Two Amigos Viognier" complimented it very nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    sonomakid
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our visit was the latest of many previous ones. Inventive and carefully prepared menu items as always, and a dining delight if one does not like to be rushed. The wine list features many local wines at a reasonable mark-up. Complaints? Niggling ones regarding awkward service. Even though the restaurant was not full when we arrived, I had to summon a server twice before the bread came, and we waited a good 30 minutes for our salads to arrive. Notwithstanding that, our server was a delightful and chatty young lady. Maybe too chatty I suppose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfollower
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wonderful from beginning to end, we were seated immediately on our arrival and were offered water, our wine orders were delivered very quickly. The chef sent out an amuse bouche of tiny, sweet tomatoes with house made mozzarella and balsamic, wonderful way to start. We chose an appetizer of tender asparagus with a romesco sauce. I don't usually order chicken at restaurants because Hey, I can have chicken at home, but this time the roasted Meyer Lemon chicken was too tempting, and it was so tender and flavorful without the lemon being overwhelming. My husband ordered the Lamb porterhouse, which was cooked perfectly and served with a light, crispy risotto cake. The owners stopped by the table to greet us, all in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off night
    ColibrifanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is one of our favorite Glen Ellen restaurants. This particular night it was extremely busy. We had to wait 20 minutes after our reservation time. They had two large parties which seemed to affect the service to other tables. Ours was very, very slow. As usual, the food was wonderful. Summer salad with fresh peas and asparagus delicious! Halibut also very good. We'll be back but I hope they schedule better if they have multiple large parties coming in. Or hope to go in when they don't. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One not so pleased diner
    1Pleaseddiner
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We have dined here many times and the food is always good. This time, we had dined with other locals who had never been to O and V before. Since it was our anniversary we brought a special bottle of wine that was not on the menu, and one of the guests ordered two glasses of wine from the menu. When the bill came, we were charged $25.00 corkage fee. There are several restaurants in the Valley that do not charge corkage, especially to locals, and it is rare to find a similar restaurant in the area that charges $25.00 corkage for one bottle of wine. It was unfortunate, because our friends said although the food was good, the corkage fee will keep them from returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GreekcookVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    great food. recommend Neightborhood night on Wednesdays. fixed price menu outstanding. plus free corkage!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food; Service let us down
    Janice949VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Had big expectations, tough to get a reservation here. The ambiance was lovely, very "wine country"-ish. Everything started out great. Our apps and mains tasted very good. But our server(s) didn't stop by after that to see how our dinners were, until we'll after we were done. We ordered dessert but then we waited and waited and waited for our desserts, until we finally had to ask if they were coming soon. We had two servers, and apparently no one put in our dessert order. It was a Monday night even. Note: Buy a bottle of wine and then there's no charge on the 2nd bottle that you bring. It was pricey, and we would have been more pleased if there was good consistent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent
    dsmoke
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Not sure if it's because I like in Berkeley, but I thought Olive and Vine was good, but not memorable enough for a return. The food is top quality and prepared well. The prices are fair. The experience was just not special enough to impress. The ceilings are very high and the ceiling fans were going non-stop which made the room cold for my taste. The crowd was older when my boyfriend and I dined there, yet the acoustics of the room were a bit loud. Bread was slow to come, as was the glass of wine I had ordered with my entre. I also would have appreciated more vegetarian/pescatarian options for the entrees.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 400 reviews are from the Olive and Vine - Glen Ellen reviews archive.