Two Olives

4.3
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Our menu is a melting pot of Mediterranean cuisine. Cuisine from Mediterranean countries incorporate fresh herbs and spices, olive oil, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables, which are frequently grown locally.

We are proud to have a scratch kitchen. We mill our own spices, grind our own meat, dry our own herbs, and make our own dressings. We use natural ingredients from responsible purveyors, and we source local whenever possible.

For diner we practice the custom of serving shareable dishes, called “mezze” in the Middle East and “tapas” in Spain, with drinks. This is an important and delightful feature of Mediterranean life, signifying leisure, camaraderie and good humor.

For lunch, we shift the experience to encourage guests to routinely take a quick guilt-free break to recharge their mind and body.

Every Sunday we offer a chef's spread of enduring specialties. Our brunch has been recognized as a Wichita favorite by the Wichita Eagle.
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DebbieR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggplant ever! So nice to see
A menu worded “Vegan”

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First time. Went for brunch. Service was so slow and the food was all cold. I was given a practically hard croissant and I couldn’t even cut my waffle. I understand it is buffet without people serving their own food, but I thought it would be plated a little nicer too since we had a server plating it. My husbands plate was piled high with a bunch of food touching that shouldn’t be (waffles on top of the Mac n cheese) and it looked horrible.

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Sarrah
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely helpful in helping me select from their menu. Their food was also incredible and I could tell each plate was individually.

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SteveS
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The food was tasty and came in a reasonable amount of time. They were practicing social distancing and wearing masks.

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vipRGSDLS
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The right portion sizes for the price we paid and a good number of wine choices to complement our meal. We don't go often because they are East and we live far West, but we have always enjoyed the food and experience when we do go.

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vipMercerIslandLaura
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We chose 2 Olives during the Covid-19 'surge' and wanted to eat outdoors. They have a patio, but it's right next to a major 4 lane road so if cozy and quiet are what you want, this might not be your patio. For us, it was spacious and airy so it suited the bill.

Service was great - even though we were the only folks on the patio for most of dinner, we never waited for our server and she did a great job.

We're big fans of Mediterranean Food. Enjoyed the Mezza Board. Baba Ganoush, Tabouleh and Hummus were great! The Muhammara was tasty but a bit too thin for me; I prefer it thick enough to scoop, not dip.

Fatoush Salad with Skewers to follow and would definitely recommend.

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vipmnoormo1
Dallas
225 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Lebanese food in Kansas? Yes indeed. This is some of the best Lebanese food we've been served. The tabbouleh was refreshing. The Chicken Shawarma Kabob (garlicky and fork tender) with Hashweh and the freshly made Kibbie Nayyeh were outstanding. How good is the food? The Kibbie Nayyeh and Hashweh are better than (wife's grandmother's and wife's aunt). Service was friendly but disappointing. Nonetheless, what an absolute treat. We would definitely return if in the area again.

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SnowL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's amazing how professional they are about handling the food during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was our first time at the Two Olives. My husband and I are a great time. Their French theme menu was delicious for Sunday brunch. Will definitely be returning.

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MomsChoice
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Father’s Day dinner

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AngelinaA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I think this was the first brunch hosted since COVID-19. We were seated right away, and drink orders taken and delivered right away. Next we were given paper menus to circle what we wanted from brunch buffet that would be brought to us. We couldn’t hear the waitress with her mask on and she was soft spoken. A manager or owner cane by and apologized for wait around 30 minutes, then our meals came out. None of our orders were 100% accurate but we were hungry and ate it anyway. We ordered again and we were told they were out of most things we wanted so they substituted. When we ordered dessert those ordered weren’t correct either. We joked it was lunch roulette you get what you get. We won’t return for brunch until covid is over but would recommend a normal lunch or dinner where you order off the menu.

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

a week ago
Me and my Father came here for Fathers Day amind Covid 19 so I knew what to somewhat to expect, with it being a Sunday Brunch Buffet. What I experienced was something entirely different. First the make you make a reservation to secure seating, which is fine a 12pm reservation. Was not.busy at all a few family's here and there. Got seated fairly quickly. Took the waitress 10 mins to approach, take drink orders and let us know how we order food since it was an altered buffet. You order from a paper list of food a d as many times as you want. They take your order and it gets made. We got out instructions and marked what we wanted quickly. Took another 10 mins before she came back and took in our orders. We received our food an hour from walking in the door and food was room temp at best. I order eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit biscuits and gravy. Eggs were cold, gravy was semi cold. Filled out the sheet once she dropped off our food and took 15 mins before she showed up again. Mind you other waitresses were working as well and alot quicker on the draw with refills, and checking in with customers.asim typing this now we are still waiting to even see our waitress to pick up our 2nd order. Would not recommend this place for brunch during this time. Slow service, subpar food and no one seems to care minus 1 or 2 ppl

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Descalzo
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation online, got confirmation. Showed up and it was closed! Maybe update your website to not book reservations for times when it’s not open.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Something light and doesn’t leave you hating yourself after you are done. Great food.

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PatP
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful friendly waiter. Clean setting with table a safe distance. Food was full of good flavors. We'll be back.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and were blown away with the quality of the food and service was great. The new way of brunch was very clever of them with the little sheets. Can’t wait to go back!

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AliceS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant! Good food, wonderful staff & very accommodating for dietary restrictions. What can I say? Go see for yourself!

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SherryJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. She was knowledgable about the menu and the wine and was attentive and had a positive attitude. We will definitely be back. Also, the vegetarian options were great. Over 1 million people a year become plant based eaters, so glad you have veg options.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had brunch at Two Olives. Hostess and waitress were very polite, responsive, and helpful. All the food was delicious.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good! We will definitely return.

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Crabbits
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Two Olives on Valentine's Day were outstanding. Food portions were sized properly, and the presentation was very attractive. The service was very well orchestrated. The service staff was watching all customers to attend to any concerns. The restaurant was attractively decorated. Prices were very reasonable. The only negative comment was that it was too cool - many people had to put coats on shoulders. (My husband and I are both very cold natured, and it was very cold outside).

Overall - an outstanding experience.

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JAMESR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had never been to Two Olives before but always dine out for Valentine's day; so we are accustomed to set menus and understand that there is an increased volume of customers during this time. That being said we are more tolerant of some delays or an occasional mishap. We have been pleased at every restuarant that we have been to in the past for Valentine's day, until now. The atmosphere was like a school cafeteria. There was no ambiance! No candles or flowers on the table and to top it off, it was so cold I had to put on my heavy coat. The waiter was rushed and not at all pleasant. As I looked around, it appeared they were all disorganized; taking wrong drinks or food to tables. We started the evening with an appetizer, the charcuttery board. It had some olives, salami and a hunk of patte. No cheese and no crackers. We had to ask for bread, they took their time bringing 1 roll, (YES 1 roll). For the main course we ordered the Lamb and Sea Bass for dinner. The lamb was like a beef stew (meet chunks in gravy with carrots and potatoes) and the bass was like a thin piece of talapia served withwhat was likened to rice a roni. It was nothing special! To top it off we ordered dessert, I am gluten free and accustomed to being able to find something on menu I can eat, We asked for ice cream, there was none, so we tried the gluten free chocolate cake. It was so dry we didn't eat it. This meal was so disappointing that we decided we will have to have a "do-over" Valentine's. We spent over $120 and with so many wonderful restaurants in the area we will never waste our money here again!

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JohnF
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good service. Excellent food and moderately priced.

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CharlaS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious experience Wichitans need to remember when deciding "Where do we eat tonight?" Food was excellent, our waitress Cyleste was fabulous and I can't wait to go back. We need to support our locally owned businesses or they will disappear in the clutter of the chain restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Food was OK. They were well organized for the event.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went for Thanksgiving Brunch. Too over crowded. Service was poor. Waited a long time for drinks and water. No offers of refill. Hardly saw our server who made excuses for being busy with other tables to see us. Food was good quality but mostly cold because of long service line, poor buffet layout and crowding. Just a bad experience.

Two Olives
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We truly apologize for the poor service and your overall experience at the Thanksgiving Brunch. Normally, our servers are incredibly attentive, but we agree that what you experienced was unacceptable. We'll take this review to heart and do our best to improve. We want to make it up to you and provide an exceptional experience for your next visit. Please call us at (316) 524-2290. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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vipMartinP
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There were 6 of us for dinner & although the server took our order in a timely manner, it took a very long time for the meal to be prepared. It seemed to be a kitchen issue not a server issue. Once the food was served everyone was happy with their meal. The Bagatelle french bread they serve is the best in town. Wine prices a little high.

Two Olives
Responded on December 11, 2019

Martin, We are so grateful to hear that our server took your order in a timely manner and that the Bagatelle French bread is the best in town! We do apologize for the long wait time for your meal to be prepared. We want our guest to have exceptional service throughout their entire dining experience, so thank you for the feedback. We are also so glad to hear that everyone was happy with their meal. We are looking forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fund raiser for SEHS France trip

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JackW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a first time Sunday Brunch patron at a single table, I was amazed at the variety, quality and presentation of the food. The cold table with the smoked salmon, salads and cheeses could have been sufficient fare, but the hot table was just as memorable and satisfying. The portobello ravioli was a work of art. My waiter was personable and provided just the right degree of attention that made me feel like I was dining with family. Afterward, I commented to several friends that I was reminded of past experiences when dining on cruise ships. I highly recommend Two Olives for an enjoyable experience.

Two Olives
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for having brunch with us, Jack! It is wonderful to hear that you were amazed with the variety, quality and presentation of the food. We always want our guests to feel like they are dining with family, so we are beyond grateful you felt that way. We can't wait to have you back!

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FrankH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Wichita have been on top for years Toubia’s do it right food is fresh and there is no one in town that compares !

Two Olives
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thanks for coming in and dining with us, Frank! We're so happy to hear that we are on the top of your list and greatly appreciate the review. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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RandyT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food temperatures for nearly everything at the different stations except for omelettes and pasta cook to order were not hot enough. Server was not very attentive. Had to wait several times for her to come back by to fill drinks, bring our check and then come back to take our payment. Not worth the lofty price for brunch. Disappointed for your special event.

Two Olives
Responded on December 11, 2019

Randy, It is a great disappointment to hear that the food temperatures were not hot enough at our stations, but we greatly appreciate the feedback. Also, we sincerely apologize for our server not being as attentive. We want our guest to feel like they are always receiving exceptional service. Thank you so much for your review. We would love to have the opportunity to make it up to you. Please call (316) 524-2290. We hope to hear from you!

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Trish
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was very disappointing. Trays were either continually empty or what was available was dry.

Two Olives
Responded on December 12, 2019

Trish, we are greatly disappointed to hear about your experience with our food. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and would love another chance to make it up to you. Please give us a call at 316-524-2290, we hope to hear from you soon. -The team at Two Olives

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ChrissyR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and kept our table clear. We had one small snag in the very beginning getting our drinks but nothing after that. The food was amazing and atmosphere was fantastic.

Two Olives
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Chrissy! We're glad you enjoyed the food and that our staff was friendly and attentive. We do apologize for the small snag in the beginning of your experience. Can't wait for your next visit!

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nancyb
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoy Two Olives every time we go there for brunch. The food is always varied and good. Their anniversary brunch was exactly what we expected with one exception. There were supposedly food items from each of the Latour Management restaurants. It would have been nice if dishes from other than Chelsea Grill were identified by the restaurant they came from. Also, the collection of teas for a cup of hot tea needs to include at least one, non-flavored black tea (I’m looking at you, Constant Comment) for those of us who prefer our tea uncluttered with herbs and/or spices. Next time I will try to remember to take a handful of Yorkshire Gold or something similar in my purse, but I shouldn’t have to do that.

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MarthaS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This was a wonderful dining experience. I enjoyed the throw back dishes The only problem was that there was so much food I could begin to taste it all. A wonderful event.

Two Olives
Responded on December 12, 2019

Martha, We are so glad you had a wonderful dining experience and enjoyed the throwback dishes. Thank you for a great review! We can't wait to have you back. -The team at Two Olives

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LisaT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the different options from the variety of previous restaurants. I would of loved a strawberry and creme napoleon or fruit tart from Cafr Chantilly.

Two Olives
Responded on December 12, 2019

Lisa, We're glad you loved the different options from previous Latour Management restaurants! Thanks for taking your time to leave a review—we appreciate the feedback. Can't wait to have you back! -The team at Two Olives

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DarrenB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Two Olives. Enjoyed it very much. Food was quite flavorful. Thought prices were reasonable. Had a nice ambiance, noise level was quiet/reasonable. We don't dine out frequently so try to go to places that are special and as such we will be returning to Two Olives.

Two Olives
Responded on December 16, 2019

We're happy you found us, Darren! Thank you for taking the time to leave us an outstanding review. We are so glad you chose us and enjoyed the food. We can't wait to have you back! - The team at Two Olives

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HarryA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and very attentive staff, a little bit loud but over all a great experience.

Two Olives
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello Harry, Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving us a review. We are grateful that you were satisfied with the service and our attentive staff. We do apologize that your experience was a bit loud. We hope to see you soon!

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PamelaC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food Very much. Nice and fresh.

Two Olives
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello Pamela, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review. We are so grateful to hear that you enjoyed the food very much. Can’t wait to see you soon!

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nancyb
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our Bastille Day brunch was an excellent meal and a good value. My only problem with Two Olives is the extreme lack of ambiance. It is almost like eating in a school cafeteria with the bare concrete floors and lack of tablecloths, both of which serve to increase the noise level.

All if the food items were very good, except for the cheese fondue and chocolate fondue which lacked appropriate items for dipping in them. I suppose they probably were tasty, but without dippers it was hard to tell. I particularly enjoyed the cheese selection, the crepe station and the prime rib.

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Octofam
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food was pricey for the food you got. We were there for the Father’s Day brunch. The omelettes did not look good. The fried chicken was dry and my daughter found mold on her dessert.

The manager had our server bring our daughter a to go box and told her she can take any food home that she would like. You would think when a customer is paying $125 for a brunch, they would give a discount. Or even personally come over an apologize.

The only highlight was our amazing server who went above and beyond to make our meal enjoyable.

Two Olives
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for your less than satisfactory experience with Two Olives. We understand your disappointment with the pricing and food and agree that what you experienced was unacceptable. We are happy to hear that our server was the highlight of your experience. Please let us make it up to you by giving us a call at (316) 524-2290. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Two Olives is rated 4.3 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.