Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner with friends or lively lunch with colleagues -- located in the heart of Scottsdale Waterfront, Olive & Ivy is the perfect location for your next private event. We also welcome restaurant buy-outs.View Private Dining Details
My sister and 3 nieces came to visit from KC. We we seated on the patio, but immediately informed we had a limited menus and could only stay at the table one hour. I advised I had a reservation in one hour, but we had arrived early hoping to avoid crowds. The hostess said we’d still need to get in and out quickly. During our time at our table, debris from the tree dropped constantly on our table; into our hair and food. I asked to be moved as there were 3-4 open tables nearby, but was told we could not be moved. When we left, those 3-4 tables were still empty. Overall bad experience. I dine here weekly, but felt like I was treated like a snowbird. The hostess were rude and unwelcoming. Our waiter, Joseph was the only friendly person we encountered.
Nice place. Service staff great. Food was mediocre.
We love this place for breakfast on the patio. Always great food, coffee, and great service.
Always a great time. Love to bring folks who have never been there.
The 2 different male waiters that we had were not friendly. We waited to ask a hostess to take a picture of us because we felt we would be asking WAY too much of either of the male waiters. They were the only negative that we experienced. We still tipped over 20%.
The atmosphere was lovely and the service was good but the food was bland and seafoid overcooked.
Food was cold waited along time and wanted one thing was told to try something else
We went for our 10th anniversary. I had indicated it was our 10th when I made the reservation. The setting was beautiful and the food was great. The service was fine—just extremely impersonal. I have had more thoughtful service from a Starbucks drive through attendant. I would have preferred more attentive service on such a special occasion. The anniversary wasn’t acknowledged at all.
Great meal, service and atmosphere! We love Olive and Ivy!
Food was good and prepared as requested. However, service was sketchy and server did not pay enough attention in terms of taking the order and/or checking back to ensure all was okay. Otherwise, a pleasant experience. I would recommend if you don't mind a limited wine list and ever shortened menu.
The scallops, bass and pork tenderloin were excellent. The meals are portion sized, so some may want a bit more to eat but the quality was fantastic. The outdoor seating was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
Had the small plate lamb meatballs.
Fantastic and filling. Date had the scallops with bacon gastric, and they were wonderful. Beautiful evening. Pretty restaurant, with great views.
Staff was friendly, and attentive, at the correct level.
Will be back
The food was amazing but our server was not. He left us for long periods of time, couldn’t find him to order more food or dessert. Finally asked another waiter to help us
Fabulous food, great service, and wonderful ambiance.
Always a nice place. We live in Flagstaff and always look forward to eating here!
Fantastic food, service and ambience!
We had requested outside seating to avoid the loud echoing inside the restaurant but 45 minutes before reservation we were notified that outside patio was unavailable. The accommodated us at the restaurant cutoff point where you are inside nearest the outside. We could hardly hear each other’s conversations so I was disappointed. Much better outside!
Our lunch was excellent and our out of town guests were very impressed. Only issue was that the server, while very good at explaining the menu choices, indicated the mediterranean salad with shrimp was served with warm shrimp. It was not, and when we brought this to her attention she did not offer to correct the situation. Also one guest ordered a second glass of wine which took at least 15 minutes to deliver. It arrived after all had finished lunch and drinks.
Great restaurant. Food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. Great people watching
Stone, our waiter, was fantastic. My mom, myself and 4 year old enjoyed our tri-generational ladies’ lunch immensely.
You are going to have to do something about the Grackles. They are very annoying...besides being unsanitary. Have you thought about using raptors????? The Phonecian has, as has the Princess.......
Food was great as always, server seemed to be in a bad mood which spoiled part of the afternoon
Third time at Olive & Ivy, has not disappointed yet. Great food and wine selection, the recommended pairings are spot-on. Try the bacon-wrapped dates and lamb meatballs, they are on point! Ambiance is lively, a great spot for a date or for more casual dining.
An EXCELLENT experience!
Our food and our waiter were terrific.
It’s on our “go-to” list, for sure.
With the exception of seating us in the middle of the floor by the bar with no other tables around us. The restaurant was good. It felt like They plopped a table down in the middle of the floor to get extra seating. It was very uncomfortable
Found this restaurant on Open Table and wanted to try it. My wife and I were very pleased, it is what I would call a upscale mid range restaurant. Service was good, food was good as well as the wine.Located in a happening area where there is nice activity. Will definitely go back
The host staff were thoughtful, attentive and knowledgeable. The lamb gyro was tenderly delicious- the best I have ever had! Most of all, Sergio, our server, was really helpful. He has a natural flair to make customers feel important
We loved dinning here it was awesome!! The next time we visit Arizona we will definitely eat there again!!
Our waiter made excellent suggestions.
Wonderful experience, service and food. Will defiantly go back.
The waiter got my order wrong,and when the mgr brought the food, he did not offer any comps,and the waiter never apologized. I think we were overcharged, but I just wanted to get out of there. We are done with that place
This is a favorite when we are visiting Scottsdale.
Food and ambiance (patio) were amazing. Our server Kevin was exceptional! Very accommodating without hovering, literally PERFECT. We will be back next time we are in Scottsdale!😋❤️
Our server was fantastic!
Had a great time on the patio with our guests!
Great food, atmosphere and time.
This will always be my top recommendation in Scottsdale. We sat on the patio on an evening in early spring—it was quiet but convivial and lovely, and the service and meal were impeccable. The location right next to the Canal is perfect. I was carb-loading for a race the next morning so just had the margherita flatbread which was simple but delicious. Both our salads were excellent as well and the sangria was as well. A wonderful combination of attributes—Hope to return soon!
Overall the only complaint was time to get wine and the bruschetta. The ingredients fell off each piece of bread. Not enough cheese/ingredients ratio either. The prosciutto/fig option had no fig on it and small sliver of cheese--mostly bread. Everything else was amazing and the rest of the food was some of the best I have ever had there. The lasagna was just perfect blend of noodles, cheese, meat sauce. The chicken dish w prosciutto and spinach was a perfect chicken breast and just this amazing sweetness to it. One of my favorite places and overall the only complaints were minor compared to rest being great.