Permanently Closed - 4th and Olive Restaurant

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112 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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4th and Olive Restaurant combines a bit of French, German and Alsatian cultures in its food, décor and ambiance. Its style is influenced by beer and wine gardens throughout France and Germany, while its menu is influenced by Alsatian cuisine. 4th and Olive is a relaxing place to enjoy some beer or wine and sample handmade comfort foods from the Alsatian region, such as sausage, sauerkraut and pretzels.



4th and Olive is owned and operated by Dan Tapia, a Navy veteran who is a recovering quadriplegic. The restaurant is proud to hire and employ United States veterans to make up its staff and management team. Enjoy the casual environment with friends over a beer and house cased sausage, our own fermented sauerkraut, and celebrated pork shoulder chop!


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, German, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 4:30 pm-10:00 pm
Friday: 4:30 pm-11:00 am
Saturday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-10:00 pm
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Phone number
(562) 269-0731
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alex McGroarty
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fourth Street between Atlantic and Alamitos
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Parking details
Parking is street, though we're working on getting valet in soon!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
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PC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Reviewed on September 25, 2017
Overall 5food service ambience

Excellent food. Tonight's specially prepared dinner recreating a dinner from early twentieth century was most creative and delicious. As any other time that we have chosen Fourth and Olive, be it brunch, dinner or happy hour, we feel so welcomed. Wonderful staff, wonderful owner. I highly recommend this well run and charming spot to one and all.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often and it never fails to be spectacular. Great food, wonderful service.

FB
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Arrive early so as to find parking - a major challenge. Otherwise, we found the food "interesting" but not particularly good. Emphasis was mostly on the meat, and very little on veggies. Food was heavy, salty, greasy - something many people like, just not us. Wines were from lesser known wineries, but not particularly good. Service and ambience were perfect!

IT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Creative menu. Very reliable dining experience. E love this place. LA chic design.

l
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I really had high hopes for this place but our server was horrible. My husband finally had to get up and go to the bar to get water after we asked her 4 times. The food took a very long time to be served. The $12 salad was some lettuce and 5 cherry tomatoes and barely any fennel. My seabass was not a prime cut like most restaurants and was VERY small...also $26! which would be fine for a real portion but not this. It was served with just a few veggies. My husband ordered the duck confit which is a favorite of his but he said it had a very strange texture and was so small he compared it to an appetizer. After our pathetic $100+ meal (had 3 glasses of wine) we walked down to Bobeau and had an appetizer to curb our hunger. Can't say I'll be racing back.

JB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

4th and Olive is a beautiful space -- bright, airy, modern and still unpretentious. So we were prepared to enjoy ourselves enormously. But there were problems. There were only two waiters for about 18 tables. The owner or manager was circulating the dining room to chat with guests when he should have been helping the struggling wait staff. He didn't even greet and seat guests; that was left to the waiters as well.

The food was fine but unspectacular. We shared a chopped salad entree and the coq au riesling. The $19 salad listed bratwurst (a house speciality) as the first ingredient, but there were literally three tiny pieces (imagine a slice of bratwurst cut into thirds) in the entire salad. The chicken in the coq au riesling was well cooked but the pasta and mushrooms that it was served on was entirely mediocre. To their credit, the kitchen sent out a bratwurst for us when we complained. But the experience was altogether "meh" and too expensive for the quality of food and service.

C
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

There were three of us. My dish was the bean cassoulet which had no taste and I left half of the food. My wife's chicken leg had practically no meat on the bone and was not fully cooked. The third person in our group had mussels with fries which was very good. I thought it was overpriced for what we received. Very disappointing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Their homemade sausages are great. Also liked the dressing on the Little Gem salad

JW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good overall but they appeared short-staffed. There was no host/hostess to greet us as we came in so we stood there looking around for a few minutes. Then we were seated and no one came to get our drink order for several minutes. Then the first time we saw our server she just asked if we were ready to order everything. Our server was pleasant but clearly overstretched having to serve 10 or so tables at once. However, the food was very good and well-presented. Had the duck lover mouse and steak tartare to start. Entrees were the Coq au Riesling and Pork Chop. Both cooked very well. Great wine list as well. This place has potential if they can get the service part right. Would definitely go back and give it another chance.

D
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service! Great food! A must try! We are going back!

DB
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After walking by several times, I FINALLY had a chance to give it a go. I met a friend and we had a wonderful meal! Our server was fun and we got along great with her. Also- the owner stopped by for a chat, and he is affable and very clearly passionate about food. Our food was delicious (we each had a pizza, I had the potato soup and he had the pate) and I can't wait to come back and try other things! We enjoyed a wonderful Riesling and I appreciated the empty table that honored fallen soldiers. Overall- a great choice!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already planning our return
Best mussels and fries we've ever had
Mission driven excellence!

GT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambiance, and service were all stellar. We had a great time and will return.

PC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one to go to for brunch, happy hour or dinner as we have done. Great food, innovative and very welcoming. Prettiest outside leading to a soothing, delightful interior. A dream staff.

JB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our adult daughter's birthday at this unique and impressive new restaurant which presents itself with the perfect balance of formality and informality. The food options were interesting, delicious and well-presented. The wine and beer list demonstrated careful selection of excellent and diverse vintages and brews. The service was outstanding, with the perfect amount of attention. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy an extraordinary dining experience.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing ! Plus they restaurant is really clean and close to nice walking area for dancing and the beach.

OT
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant, run by hard working people. They have developed a menu that is very original, with delicious, yet light, dishes.

I would highly recommend the salmon salad, the meatballs, the bean cassoulet, the tarte flambes and the sausage.

We are going back soon to try a few more dishes!

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great experience at 4th and Olive. The beef tartare is delicious (and hand cut!) and the service was lovely. We enjoyed every dish. Would definitely return without hesitation.

T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and just as fantastic as the first. We love the tomahawk pork chops; pretzel appetizer delicious and boy was the "glace" ice cream dessert awesome.

Server was very attentive.

We'll be back!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food from a wonderful host and restauranteur. Supper our Veterans by eating at 4th and Olive. They make most of the food right there - no preporocessed stuff or out of the can. They work from scratch and it is delicious.

T
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Service is a mess. If you love great food this is the place!

BM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

4th & Olive is a fantastic neighborhood gem in the arts district of Long Beach. Because there are so few restaurants with Alsatian (northeastern France/western Germany) inspired menus, diners may shy away for lack of familiarity, but they'd be missing a delicious meal and a fantastic experience. The restaurant is owned and run by a disabled veteran who has vowed to give other veterans (disabled or not) opportunities in the restaurant industry. That alone should inspire patrons to support them, but the stellar food will keep you coming back. Wine list is unique for the area, focusing on regionally appropriate selections at a reasonable price. Great beer list too. Go for a date or a casual night out with friends. You won't be disappointed. And with a rainbow flag inspired version of their logo proudly featured on their window, I would encourage my LGBTQIA community to support this Ally-owned business.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here for an anniversary and had an amazing meal with great service. The sea bass and arugula pesto tart were amazing, and the soufflé glacé for dessert was one of the better restaurant desserts I've had. We'll definitely be back!

RP
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This has become one of our favorite places. Food is all locally sourced and everything is made in house. The french fries and the potato crisps that come with the tartare are amazing. The duck mousse is rich and flavorful and comes with a baguette and some vegs. I have tried many items and never been disappointed. They have a wonderful selections of beer on tap and a good selection of wines. The Sunday brunch is fun and well priced as is their happy hour and small plates. A really great addition to Long Beach fine dining! Plus they hire disabled vets! Win win!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a few girlfriends for lunch and can't wait to go back for dinner-- and to try their pork chops! Everything is made fresh and it is a very creative menu.

AS
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nice and unique for Long Beach. I look forward to seeing it grow.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at this lovely spot. The back of the restaurant is nice and quiet.

MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner here Thursday evening. We arrived an hour ahead of our reservation, but were accommodated immediately and with no fuss; Kevin our waiter was helpful and funny as he served us. Dan, the owner, and his helpful friend greeted us and stopped by occasionally as we ate. The pride of the owner and staff was obvious, and with good reason.

We started with the pickles and pretzel plate, and the roasted thumbelina carrots, which were a great combination, and very tasty. They should bottle and sell their mustards served with the pickle plate! My friend enjoyed her chopped salad; I had the coq au riesling, which was sensational, with crispy skin, hand-made pasta and plenty of mushrooms napped in a divine sauce. We finished with a soufflé glacé that was out of this world.

We found 4th and Olive via the LA Weekly, which had rated it the best restaurant in Long Beach. They got it right. This restaurant is exceptional, and I can't wait to go back! Thank you to the staff for a lovely dinner!

CS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit but definitely not my last. Exceptional food that is unique and delicious and the staff were delightful despite being short handed. The menu is not extensive but I had no complaints as the focus was on quality, authenticity, freshness, and flavor. My server Kevin was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about food and beverage pairings and very patient as was my first time there. There was another server who had a broken arm but was still one of the most courteous and receptive I have ever witnessed. I love that they employ veterans and it is a warm and welcoming spot overall. I can see being a regular here!

GW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Minimalist decor in dining room. Friendly, attentive staff. Full window into kitchen.
Nice bar and lounge area. Food excellent and decent portions. Had Sunday brunch and going back for dinner soon.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is top notch and most of the food is prepared from scratch. Everyone is friendly and the atmosphere is fun.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem. The cuisine is fantastic, they use a ton of fresh local ingredients, and they make their own sausages in house. They pickle their own foods, including the sauerkraut. The owners are friendly and engaged. The decor is simple and clean, reminiscent of an Alsatian farmhouse. Just go. You will thank yourself.

SP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, delicious food and wine, and a great addition to the district. These guys are doing it right. Be sure to say hello to Nero, the owner's service dog.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food. Great service. Highly recommend

LA
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and wine. We will be back!

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow at first, but then one of the owners helped us and made the experience worth it. The food was interesting and delicious!

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th and Olive restaurant had a clean and elegant atmosphere. The food was outstanding and the service is exceptional. 4th and Olive promotes their idea best of how a restaurant should be. I enjoyed dining in such a welcoming, friendly, and tasteful restaurant. I would recommend to my friends and family.

D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Lovely interiors but was very disappointed with the overall experience. I found the food to be over-priced. Happy to pay more for something organic and local but we found flavor to be lacking. Exception was the Steak Frites which was excellent. The gem salad at $9 was a few leaves in a watery dressing and almost no flavor. In fairness we opted out of the pickled fennel which our server, quite rudely, informed us was the reason for the lack of flavor. Perhaps it was. We asked for some pecorino which we thought might provide some kick to the lifeless leaves. We were informed, again very rudely, that the kitchen did not have any. He returned with cubed pieces of some kind of cheese and salt and pepper which were lacking from the table. I think he decided we were difficult and so we were never offered dessert. The had a peach special that sounded interesting but we had no desire for more interaction with someone that we had obviously offended. . The manger was friendly and kind at all times. I would not recommend the restaurant - its overpriced, two of the three dishes we had were not good and service we had was rude. Overall a shame that I can't feel more warmth towards a local restaurant in a neighborhood I love!

BH
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive expert service!

SF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Very chaotic, slow service and really poor food. Waited almost 1 hour for our food to arrive. Some things were burnt, others just over cooked, and some way undercooked. Just a bad experience all the way around

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