Olives - Charlestown
my new go to placeOlives has become a go to place for me. I tried their burger special. For $25 I had a delicious wedge salad loaded with bacon and blue cheese, a kobe beef burger that came with truffle fries (they even make the buns at the restaurant) and a pint of any beer that they offer on tap. What a great deal apparently they offer this special every Monday night I might have found my new spot to go to on Mondays.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDiner was greatWent with my wife for dinner it was quiet so we were a bit apprehensive but we were very pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and it was fun to watch the guys working in the kitchen. WOuld defiantly recommend we will be back.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was fantasticService and food was fantastic the night we went. The restaurant is very loud and we had a hard time hearing our server. The management team was superb and wanted to make sure we were having a good dining experience. Would recommend Olive's highly.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOlives is my and my wife'sOlives is my and my wife's favorite special occasion dining spot. We have visited about a half a dozen times and have never been disappointed! On most occasions I have booked through "OpenTable" and have found that to be a very helpful, easy to use, and an effective way to make dining reservations.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMwent with three good friends.went with three good friends. It's been a long time since I had such a great time at such a great restaurant! We sat and talked and ate till closing. what a gem!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. We hadThe food was great. We had a family style meal that was shared between 4 of us. From appetizers to deserts we were not disappointed. Portions were perfect, wait staff was knowledgeable and very attentative without interrupting our time with friends.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBlanca is an excellent server!Blanca is an excellent server! Really enjoyed the chef's table too. Get the meatballs app!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. A little loud, but understandable on a Friday night. Would definitely come back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMvisiting from GAA lively bar seen but our table by the open kitchen allowed us to talk and watch the chefs at work.
Loved the Lobster chowder and Rock Shrimp tart (more like a pizza). The Tuna Tartare was also a treat.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time guest. Always heard1st time guest. Always heard good things and finally got a chance to try it. Food and service were wonderful, even though it was Easter and early in service. There will definitely be more visits.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and terrific serviceMy daughter and I had Easter Sunday dinner at Olives and selected the Chef's special four course dinner. It was family style where everyone in the party gets the same entree. The first course consisted of three appetizers: veal meatballs in mashed potatoes, spicy calamari and a Caesar salad. Second course was pasta in a pesto sauce with pulled pork. The main entree was lamb over a bed of garlic spinah with oven roasted potatoes. The finale was peanut butter ice cream with homemade dark and white chocolate chip cookies.. The food was incredibly delicious and the portions were very generous. We left with leftovers from every course. The wait staff was also very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Olives restaurant in Charlestown.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and ambianceAmazing food and ambiance - will definitely be going back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to go back to...This has become a neighborhood favorite for us for two reasons...the bar ambience, and the food. Since redoing Olives more than a year ago, owners have enlarged the bar area and reduced seated tables, which as far as I'm concerned, makes if a livelier venue. The food is wonderful, although it can be spotty. I ordered canneloni, which was really delicious, but I have had it when the plate was overwrought. Still, I think they learn from their mistakes because it has been great since then. Service, especially at the bar, is the best. Just when you think they're not paying attention, they are...more water, a wine refill, or a dessert menu. We love the place!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOlives rises againThis was the first time back to Olives since it reopened. The food was great just as good as I remembered it the service was equally good. It was a bit noisy but that is part of what the place is (perfect place to go with a group of friends. There is a quiet back room if you are in the mood for a romantic dinner as well. Just glad that it is back and better than ever.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice to have Olives backHad a great time food and service were top notch. We will return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. Great viewAmazing food. Great view of City Square and the Zakim Bridge. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the busboy was very warm and friendly. The one negative was the noise level -- specifically, the bassy music. If they can't turn down the volume, they should at least make it less boomy.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHad been wanting to try outHad been wanting to try out Olives since it re-opened, but never got around to it. Went there with a group of four for restaurant week. The food was very good. We all had the lamb tacos for an appetizer, and we all really enjoyed them. Two of us had the salmon and the other two had the sirloin followed by the chocolate cake and warm cookies/gelato. We all went away full and satisfied. Would definitely go there again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat to have Olives back. TheGreat to have Olives back.
The food is top notch, we had the pheasant ravioli and the
ox tail, both delicious.Drinks are generously poured and the wines,
even by the glass are very good. The service is terrific!
The noise level is very high, possibly one of the noisiest
restaurants I've ever eaten in,the waitress really had to practically
shout in our ear to talk about the menu.I love rock music, but I don't love
it as the soundtrack for dinner.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. WaitressFood was delicious. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Will be going back.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our Valentine's Day MealMy wife and I went on Valentine's Day and had a wonderful meal. We had never been to the restaurant before but we really enjoyed every part of the meal. We loved the appetizer, main course and dessert.
We will go again.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNice wine bottle list (byNice wine bottle list (by the glass prices are high but bottles are not), cool location, and very well presented and well prepared food. However, extremely over-priced food - without a voucher, I would not recommend coming here. Simply put, the food is not that good to warrant $30 for standard dishes or $40-$50 for a good-but-not-great steak, especially given that so many good restaurants exist nearby in the North End and in Boston which have better-than-just-good standard dishes and steak.2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM