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About Anchovies & Olives

Anchovies & Olives, located at 1550 15th Avenue in the booming Pike Pine Triangle neighborhood on Seattle’s Capitol Hill opened in February of 2009. This Italian seafood and pasta focused restaurant is number four for chef Ethan Stowell and his business partners. The wine list is mostly Italian with an emphasis on white varietals. Anchovies & Olives serves dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5pm –10pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm-11pm. Anchovies & Olives has a small patio for seasonal dining.

1550 15th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays 5:00pm-11:00pm. Power Hour: $1.50 oysters and wine and beer specials Sunday through Thursday 5-6pm and 9-close / Friday and Saturday 5-6pm and 10-close.

Cross Street:
15th & Pine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 838-8080

Website:
http://www.anchoviesandolives.com/

Catering:
Please contact events@ethanstowellrestaurants.com or 206-588-0030 to speak to someone about groups and private events

Executive Chef:
Ethan Stowell

Private Party Contact:
events@ethanstowellrestaurants.com: (206) 588-0030

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Anchovies & Olives Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (13)
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Good for a Date (11)
Casual (8)
Healthy (7)
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Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great server, but food just wasn’t great. Odd sunchoke dish was like potato salad. Clams in pasta were small and not very flavorful. Sorry, but just wasn’t as good as it used to be.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I usually love Anchovies and Olives, but this time, not so much. Two of our dishes included King Crab, and both were fishy tasting. The crab was not the quality you expect from Nathan Stowell.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent experience once again, food was fantastic! The gnocchi, albacore and rigatoni were exceptional 👌🏻

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place has gone downhill. Everything was mediocre from the service to food.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is my very first review for the restaurant.
The worst food ever and wasting money .
So dissapointed.
Disgusting smell on pasta.
One bite and We turned back the food to server but he didn’t even ask us what’s the problem on the food .

Tags: Organic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Seattle restaurant week- get the risotto 🔥🔥

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The share plates were great and interesting. Mains were not exciting at all but ok.
Tall waiter was really rude and dismissive, killed the whole experience. Wouldn't ever return.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was perfect. We had Branzino and Rock fish and they were delicious like the appetizers we had.
The service was really good.
We had a quiet date with time enough to enjoy our meal and talk. We don't like other restaurants that you are rushed to finished your dinner within an hour.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food was mediocre at best.. very pricy and winelist very limited!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

James C was an excellent wait person. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Food was very good, very reasonably priced happy hour menu.
Would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was the best! A must do if your looking for the special touch for an occasion!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was exceptional, very flavorful. Service was excellent! Recommend for everyone to try.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was bland and nothing special. Felt like it came out of a cold food case instead of freshly prepared.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good food, expensive, loud, and moderate service. One item we ordered did not come. Getting our wait person's attention was difficult. For the price, I would expect better service.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Not as great as I was hoping - price didn't meet quality either. I love Ethan stoles and this was my first time here -- oysters were disgusting and halibut was super bland. Had a good time tho and the staff was excellent - nice space.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We celebrated my Aunt's 79th birthday, shared small plates, the food is so fresh and authentic, we love the gnocchi!, everything so tasty, and the service is top-notch, atmosphere has a relaxed, cool vibe, all making for a wonderful, positively memorable evening

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and service were good. Some dishes had more value than others in terms of taste vs. cost.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent, creative cuisine and knowledgeable, proficient staff.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was great. The staff's knowledge was excellent. Service was great. The surroundings were nice. I was very pleased overall.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Really nice setting but I wasn't feeling the food. A bit flavorless if you ask me. But the server was well informed about what was on the menu.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food and service were good. Previous service here(months ago) was rude and unwelcoming but I see new staff (mostly women) and they were welcoming and we were seated without a wait. Good ambience and small plates were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

On our visit to Seattle, Anchovies & Olives was a highlight. The food was inventive, but approachable. The dining room and outdoor seating are comfortable and welcoming. The service was outstanding even with extremely hot weather!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our second time eating here. We loved our food, wine selection and service. Pastas both especially terrific. Wine list was fun Northern Italian centric but slightly high in price(IMHO). Service was A+ from start to finish. We will come back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We had a fine time. A concise and seasonal menu with knowledgeable servers.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Amazing seafood! Creative dishes. Such a great culinary adventure!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2017

great happy hour deals - delicious overall - strong drinks

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great place, amazing food ! ! ! We went on a date with my wife and each dish was better than the previous one.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Location is unfortunate, felt like it was in a shopping center strip in a residential area. The space is cool. Everything was just okay - service, drinks and food. Nothing bad about our experience but felt disappointed that it was 1 of the 3 dinners we had planned for our trip to Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We have been going to Anchovies and Olives for a few years now. It started as an Anniversary restaurant recommendation and we have made it our tradition to go there for our wedding anniversary every year. We also go through out the year as well given the changes in menu which, we cannot miss out on.. AMAZING FOOD and DRINKS!! A must do if you are in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Best copper river salmon I have anywhere plus great sharable appetizers

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Hadn't been there for awhile. Took a good friend from out of town, who wanted a seafood experience. We were seated under a speaker. Had to ask to turn it down, which they did. Then the sun started setting, directly into our eyes. They pulled the "shade", but admitted it didn't really block the sun, so when we tired of squinting, we asked to be moved, which they did. We ordered 3 seafood items to share, all of which come with the same side- a small salad. Otherwise, the fish was simply pan seared (halibut and salmon filets) or baked (branzino). Essentially, no seasoning or garnish other than salt and pepper. The branzino was fine, nothing special. The halibut was also fine, pretty plain, and the salmon was not fresh. It tasted fishy and we couldn't finish it. We ordered 2 side dishes- pea pods with mushrooms, which were good but small (4" square plate), and the green beans which were okay but cold. We mentioned the bad salmon that we didn't finish to the waitress when she picked up the plate, but she didn't say anything or offer any compensation. We were disappointed, as we always found this restaurant to be inventive and reliable in the past. We will not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My boyfriend and I enjoyed everything about our experience. Our waitress was so friendly and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful we got oysters, sunchokes, bread with tapenade, gnocchi, and the spaghetti. We ate way to much because it was so good!
We will be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I've been meaning to try A&O for quite some time... Why did a wait? It was. Excellent! Lovely Italian influenced seafood. Great oysters on the half shell and a fish crostini that is to die for.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Let's get the one negative out of the way so we can get to the terrific: the music is too loud--which is at odds with the comfortable and quietly attractive, spacious layout and look of the dining area itself. The food is delicious and unpretentious, with serving sizes that fit nicely in the space between too much, on one hand, and miniscule on the other. Prices are moderate and standard. The serving staff was...perfect (an adjective I rarely use): Friendly, competent and playful without ever becoming intrusive. (Our waiter was cute, too.) Oh, yeah, they make a killer Manhattan. Go...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We had an awesome experience at Anchovies and Olives! Great ambiance and atmosphere, and great food and service. The fried oysters and the crudo were wonderful. The pastas were even better. We really enjoyed the branzino (served whole). The service was excellent. Everyone was knowledgeable and very focused on making sure we had a great experience. We will certainly come back next time we are in town.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Very good food overall except for large bits of shell in one of the oysters--this really shouldn't happen in an upscale seafood place. Attentive service. The one minor gripe continues to be AWFUL music. It's loud and jarring and obtrusive and does not fit either the food or atmosphere of this restaurant!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was fantastic, wine and cocktails too.
The staff is friendly and attentive, but not intrusive.
As usual I felt highly insulted when I got asked for ID. When will this bizarre behaviour finally end?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Absolutely AMAZING. We arrived way early to our reservation and the staff made sure we were comfortable and even seated us 30 minutes early! The food was amazing! So many options, they were all so great and we loved how there were only two chefs in the open kitchen! It made the eating experience really personal! We are definitely going back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was fresh and incredibly well prepared. We very much enjoyed our meals. It was the best Ahi that I have had in so long.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Wonderful, thoughtfully and deliciously crafted food, amazing tasting menu - well worth it. Good happy hour. Always get oysters here! The service has always been personal, friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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