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Olive and Hay

4.5
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37 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Olive and Hay is the perfect blend of two famed culinary destinations. Here, local ingredients meets the farm-to-table experience of Napa—a combination that centers around the journey of each ingredient, fusing homemade and homegrown, modern and classic, innovative and traditional Italian cuisine. The feel is casual yet refined, while incorporating rustic accents but providing a modern approach on wine country cuisine.

Settle in and relax as the informal vibe creates an inviting atmosphere of enjoyment and connection. At Olive & Hay, you’re free to focus on what’s important to you: cuisine prepared by chefs honoring past generations, the al fresco dining experience, an award-winning Napa and Sonoma Valley wine list, or simply the company sharing your table. This is a place to take your time, to savor what matters most. *Please note, menu changes frequently, menu online is an example of a current menu*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 37 people are saying
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4.6
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Scott
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Halibut special was great. Spaghetti was good too. Server neglected us a little for a while? Otherwise great experience. We will return.

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vipZeusylocks11
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Came last minute. We weren’t expecting to be as impressed as we were. Everything was tasty. We dined at some of the more “go to” nice restaurants in Napa on this trip that were harder to get reservations to and more pricey, and this restaurant was much better. Our group of 4 agreed that we’d like to stop here Every Napa visit.

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TandT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I made a reservation saying it was m husbands birthday . They didn’t even acknowledge his birthday. Ambiance was mediocre , menu was sparse. Service was good. Very expensive for the little bit we got. No bread offered. Seems like COVID is an excuse to do as little as possible now. I guess this will be our new normal. Hopefully not.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary.

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ToriB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Menu was unimpressive- burgers were dry and buns stale. Pickled zucchini on burrata simply didn’t work for me. Hope the sad menu is Covid19 related and that their general offering are tastier

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The service was on point and the food was on another level! Thank you!

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Marina
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The service is ok, but nothing eat! Very expensive and the food is low quality. It's not worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most outstanding experience at Olive and Hay. We ordered the heirloom tomato salad, Italian salad, eggplant parmigiana and the pesto. Everything was truly exceptional. The service blew us away. Jenna, Sarah, Roberto and Chef Jose made our experience so memorable. We cannot wait to go back. Make sure to have the tiramisu for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I’m sure COVID-19 and some of the changes that the restaurant implemented along with maybe turnover in regular staff may have had a part in our experience. Having said that, we arrived for our dinner reservation and were promptly seated outside in the patio area. The patio area was mostly clean and orderly and tables spaced generously to maintain social distance. The menu is very simple, almost too simple and could use a little bit more choice/variety. We gave our order to our server with a heirloom tomato salad as a first course. After 30 minutes and no food, the server told us he forgot to turn in the order to the kitchen after taking our order but the food would be coming in 8 minutes, then offered us complementary champagne. Annoying situation but we took the bubbly. 10 minutes more I irritatingly asked if we could at least get the heirloom tomato salad expedited (since it is not cooked). It came 2 minutes later. The entrees came 5 minutes after that which I’m pleased to say were plated well and were pleasantly seasoned and delicious. We also ordered deserts which were delivered to our table timely and they were delicious too. Overall the service was meh. Food above average. Ambiance was ok only because there was a cool breeze, and in the patio there was a gas fireplace and some patio heaters, but no one thought to turn them on. Hopefully, they will improve their operation post COVID changes.

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rickandchrissie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, convenient and delicious! Will definitely go back!

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Dominique
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was really nice, service was super attentive, and the food was delicious!

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Impressed
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

3 weeks after reopening. There was only entree- chicken and 2-3 types of pizza so disappointing selection given dinner was still $1090. Manage your expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Pasta fresh with vegetables was amazing pizza as goo as anything I Had in NYC

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PeterC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is as good as I have ever enjoyed dining out. Chef Jose and Sous Chef Jon are obviously very talented I don't want to exagerate, but ths is what Thomas Keller Italian cuisine would taste like.
Best description - WOW !

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RobinH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had just opened back up, limited menu. Food was great and the service was on point. Going back

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PauloK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and customer service. The food was excellent

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vipMark
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visit; heard about Olive and Hay from a friend. A little slow on being seated although we suspect they were pacing the customers and trying to keep everyone spread out due to COVID-19.

The roasted chicken and the truffle pizza were off the chart! Loved the Italian salad presentation. Desserts were also very good.

We will definitely be back.

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BarbaraB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was very good and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here twice while our stay at the Vista Collina and both times great food and even more amazing service. I’m very happy and overly pleased with this place and will be back.

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Travelingwino
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New style restaurant in location, the food was excellent, great presentation.

Olive and Hay
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you

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PattyM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Amazing sauce on the spaghetti ,which is the same sauce for the margherita pizza. Friends had the spaghetti carbonara which was to die for. Not a fan of the truffle pizza but management replaced it with the margherita pizza quickly at no charge. Get the gelato (vanilla, salted carmel or pistachio) or the flourless chocolate cake for dessert.

Olive and Hay
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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Rachel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great and food great

Olive and Hay
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you

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vipArby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great. But the ambiance suffered from being way too loud with the music so that you couldn’t hear the server and the space was too austere and not “warm” and “inviting” enough.

Olive and Hay
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the review, we are working on the music / sound issues.

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DeniseR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Exciting decor, delicious food, good service. Will be back!

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JessicaR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely new spot with delicious food. We had birthday reservations and there were several parties in the lobby. They did seat walk ins ahead of us and had to wait past our reservation time but they did have a table reserved for us.
Our server was Sara and she was very helpful with our selections. We didn't enjoy one of the wines and she was kind enough to take it off of our bill as well as not charge us for our dessert for my boyfriend's birthday. Management was walking around and helping out and greeting tables. It was nice see see management involved not just when there is an issue. We had the broccolini with the aioli and black truffle sauce and it did not disappoint. We shared a pizza and it was perfectly baked. Overall had a good experience.

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vipGioro
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New place! Service is good, food is okay!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely underrated. We were surprised by the food quality and flavor...the service was great as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carlos our waiter was wonderful! The food was delicious... especially the chicken.

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DesireeAj
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow. We’re still talking about how amazing it is!

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vipSheryll
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. We did the Valentine’s Day dinner with wine pairings. Every course was amazing and the wine pairings were spot on! Our server Nahida was awesome. We’ll definitely eat there again.

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vipMaxflite
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. The spicy Dungeness crab spaghetti was phenomenal
The steak perfectly executed with generous truffles

Olive and Hay
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank You the spicy dungeness crab spaghetti was a success on our Valentine's Day Menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Loved the variety of fresh, quality choices. The food was ok, not amazing but the staff was very friendly. We loved the ambiance!

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vipMDHen
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Go elsewhere

Olive and Hay
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hello MDHen, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. If you would not mind sharing with me as I would like to invite you back in. brichards@meritageresort

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quaint, wonderful food and great service. Lobster Nudi was amazing!

Olive and Hay
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you ! The Nudi is my favorite!

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ReginaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

the salad dressing and bean dishes were both way too salty. The salad was too skimpy for the price.

Olive and Hay
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for your review and we will address this with the culinary team since this was week 1 of opening.

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CaseyS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

Olive and Hay
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you

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vipcindyh
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Has great potential. Being the restaurants' 2nd day open, every one seemed quite (almost overly) attentive. Food was tasty. Great ambiance.

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