New Zealand lamb chops marinated and charcoal grilled.
Marinated and charcoal grilled.
Roasted eggplant with fresh herbs.
Great food & waiter
Very good and tasty male fresh And authentic
Amazing first experience dining here.. delicious flavors, subtle textures and perfect temperature… very nicely done. And the dining room was lovely!
Always have had a great meal at
Black Olive. Their tzatziki is the best I’ve ever had. I’ve never had a bad meal there. We have the same sever every time and he’s awesome.
Best ever lamb shank. Can’t be outdone. Love
Had dinner here on August 10. This was our second time here. Here are the bad and good.
The wait staff have no idea what food is what because they are not Greek, and management has not trained them properly. If you’re going to hire non-Greeks, which is totally fine, you have to teach them the Greek menu. This is a management failure.
This is the second time we tried to order taramasolata in a two month period. The waiter said they have it, but he had no idea what it was, and just guessed. When we got the pikilia, it wasn’t included. He told us after the fact that it’s been discontinued months ago. First, why have it on the menu if it’s discontinued? Management at the very least should have the servers let the diners know they don’t have it. The better option, obviously, is to remove it from the menu. It’s now been on the menu for months after its has been permanently discontinued. Hard to understand. At some point management should have come to us to apologize and explain the situation. They never did.
The waiter did not bring us any water. At all. He admitted he was new. Again, this is a training failure. We still left a 25% tip because he was a young kid trying to make a buck. But he needs to be properly trained. The old restaurant saying is true - when the service is good, the food tastes better.
The lab chops and egg plant salad.
We went with friends to the Black Olive since they were always raving about the food there. We all ordered the Lamb Chops. The chef/owner came out with a different variety of lamb chops that he showed us before cooking and told us he couldn't get the one he usually uses. These were about 1 inch thick but looked okay so we all decided to get them. When they came out and we started to cut them, it was very tough. So tough that I couldn't even eat the meat from the bone and had to leave it. We complained to the waiter who in turn told the chef/owner. He came out and apologized for the way the meat came out but told us he wouldn't charge us for the dinner if we bought dessert and just paid for that which is what we did. I know my friends will be back but my husband isn't one for Greek food anyway and we don't live nearby and after this meal I don't expect he'll want to go back.
Visited for lunch. NEVER AGAIN. The waiter was unprofessional and the food was subpar. When I got home I called to speak w/the manager who was too busy to speak at the time. During the call the manager refused to give me his name, asked, “what do you want” and hung up mid conversation. If service is important to you this place will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Better option: Norma’s on 70.
Have not been back since before pandemic. Food and service still outstanding..
We had a great experience! The food was excellent!
All wonderful. Great food and friendly service. Reasonable prices…
Authentic Greek cuisine at reasonable prices. Excellent service and its BYOB. One of our favorites.
We come here often because the food is always very good. We would come here more but the table and chairs are small and very uncomfortable.
Party of 5. All thought the food was mediocre. Server needed more training also.
Always great food great service
The food is terrific. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. It is very good value for the money.
The food is always excellent at the Black Olive. The service was great and we got special attention from the owner. It is nice to feel appreciated.
Wam bam thank you mam wanted a nice evening
Appetizers salad dinner deserts and coffee in and out in 35 minutes
The food was fantastic. We enjoyed every dish and appetizer.
I'm a long time customer of the Black Olive and love their food. Mother's Day was no exception. The grilled octopus was tender and flavorful. The spanakopita was excellent and the shrimp were wonderful. The kitchen was backed up and the servers were a little frustrated, but it was to be expected. The Black Olive is always a great choice, but sometimes you just have to pack a little patience. It's worth it!
Always good. Great octopus!!
First and most importantly our server was subpar. When asked about a certain type of fish his reply was I don’t really like fish so I have no idea. When you work as a server you should have knowledge of everything on the menu whether you like it or not. You could tell that this guy really did not know what he was doing had no knowledge base of the food. When he brought out our meals he forgot who ordered what and would reach right across in front of you. My date ordered red snapper and spent half of the time picking bones out of her meal. Meanwhile, a gentleman I believe to be the owner and chef was sitting at the front Register watching my date pick bones out of her fish and never thought to say anything. Even the waiter saw her picking bones out of the fish and acknowledged shame but nothing was ever done about it. The food was moderately tasty. I will never spend another dollar in that restaurant again. Highly don’t recommend.
Great food, friendly service and atmosphere. Quickly becoming one of our favorites. Loved the hummus, haloumi and bifteki!
Fantastic lamb shank. Best dish ever
As always, the food and service were outstanding. Looking forward to my next dine.
Great server, nice ambiance, BYOB, food looked beautiful, but tasted average.
Amazing, definitely going back!!
Loved the food, everything was well presented and made fresh to order. High quality ingredients throughout and cooked to perfection.
Didn't have room for desert as portions were generous, that's a goal for next time.
The food was superb. Baklava is my new favorite dessert after eating it there.
We took my mom for her birthday. Food was timely and delicious. Service was great.
One of our favorites that never disappoints. Excellent quality and quantity of food with very attentive service. ITs BYOB.
the most tender chicken i have ever had ! disappointed the server couldn't answer basic questions about the entrees and the sides that came with our food. although it was nice to see a large family enjoying themselves at dinner, it took away from our experience.
Terriffic Greek food at a reasonable price. We travel from Philly to go there and have never been disappointed. We can't find such great Greek food near us for such a great value. Wish they would open in our neighborhood. The eggplant salad (babaganoush) is the best anywhere. Moussaka is fantastic.
I always love having dinner here. The service is always excellent as is the food. The Octopus is amazing! I convinced my mom to try it and she was pleasantly surprised! Souvlaki platter and gyros are solid, my son loves the chicken. This is the spot if you want simple delish Greek food. Never disappoints.
Always good.,. They were very busy, waitress said maybe busiest they’d been since covid hit the night we went to eat, so they were caught I think a bit short handed RE help. Kitchen however was cranking out the food, plenty of people picking up takeout... but still all good. (Wife and I have been fully vaccinated so we’ve been venturing out to eat again, boy.., it’s wonderful!
Everything was beautiful! Service, food, ambiance! Came here for lunch with a friend and we shared the spankopita, had moussaka, and shared baklava. I also had the avoglemon soup. So, so good! The service was amazing, and we stayed long catching up, we were made welcome. Would definitely be back with other friends!!
The food was delicious. The sides came out Luke warm but were very good. That was the only complaint but everything was so good. Looking forward to going again.
While our waitress had very few tables she seemed unable to handle them. We were often waiting for her to return with items we had requested. The last dissappointment came when we were waiting for her to take our dessert order which we had told her we wanted to do, but she said she would be "right back". She forgot about us and in the meantime the guy behind us ordered the dessert we wanted. We had been waiting to order and should have had our order in before his as he hadn't even finished his meal when we were ready to order. By the time our waitress came she informed us that the last one of the dessert we wanted had just been ordered (by the man behind us) we were so aggravated as we had been waiting for her to return. We ended up leaving without dessert as the others did not sound as appealing.
The hostess greeted us warmly (like she was actually happy to see us instead of the way most hostesses do (like they are doing you a favor)), we had a table by the window. Tables were nicely spaced. Our server (Haley??) was attentive and sweet and helpful in the food decision making process. We will definitely be back!!
Excellent we truly enjoyed it. Looking forward to visiting again
Black Olive is rated 4.5 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.
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