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The Olive & Grape

4.5
241 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
Turkish, Italian and Greek with a Twist.
The Olive and Grape opened in September 2010. The owner, Paola Corsini, is third-generation Italian Levantine, born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. Paola's distinct culture is represented in the menu at The Olive and Grape. Each and every meal served is infused with the traditions of Turkish and Italian cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(206) 724-0272
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We Cater.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
85th
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Parking details
90 Minute free PARKING AVAILABLE IN BACK. For more information go to www.theoliveandgrape.com/about-us/parking.html
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Public transit
#5,48
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Entertainment
KlapaDooWopella

KlapaDooWopella specializes in traditional Croatian "Klapa" singing. Klapa singers are a cappella minstrels that hang out on boat docks and street corners along the Adriatic coast of Croatia.


The Tarantellas

The Tarantellas are a musical duo that specializes in playing the "Legendary Favorite Songs of Italy."

Join The Tarantellas every first Saturday night at The Olive and Grape
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Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 241 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent meal and night out. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great food and an incredibly efficient staff make for a pleasurable dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I want to give higher reviews to the restaurant because I've heard various recommendations for this place before, but the service that we received was sub-par. There were 2 people running the front of the restaurant during Restaurant Week: a server who only took drink orders, and a lady (I'm guessing the owner/manager) running the rest of the show (seating guests, looking for their reservations, running the dishes, and taking orders). Needless to say, the service was slow and inefficient, where there were times that both of them were behind the bar working on drinks while the rest of the restaurant trying to get their attention.
Food we ordered was good (from Restaurant Week menu). It was slightly strange that its options felt more Italian than Mediterranean: steak and mashed potatoes, tiramisu, gelato.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service and fantastic food. We had a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This place has delicious Turkish food. I could say the best in Seattle that I have ever tasted so far.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The restaurant was recommended by the owner of the B&B where I stay as a pre-theatre dining option. I must have dined on an off night. The food (sockeye salmon/grilled octopus combo) was outstanding. The owner was apparently irritated with my waiter, who appeared experienced but perhaps new to the venue. She made her feelings about him known, and not quietly. Some regular patrons arrived without a reservation and were disappointed. They and the owner gave me the evil eye, which was unnecessary as I had just been served my salad. I did not stay longer than needed but felt unwelcome from the moment I was seated. Staff training BEFORE business hours is warranted.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We dined there before the theater. Perfect location, great food. We live in downtown Seattle & plan on making another trip just for the food.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Interesting Mediterranean menu with a cozy atmosphere. Reasonably priced, it still is "nice" enough for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We go to O&G several times a year, with friends and by ourselves. Love the intimate, welcoming atmosphere and wonderful food. We have tried most everything on the menu and would not be adverse to trying anything they produce. They really care about their food and it shows.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We have dined at Olive & Grape many times and always look forward to the delicious meals and are never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

At first impression, one is immersed in exotic scents, and the very considerate service led to delicious Turkish dishes and ex cellist draft ale. The spices were unfamiliar but excellent, and we will return for further adventures. A Greenwood fixture, parking is available behind the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My husband and I came here for a post Valentine’s Day date and had such a great night. The atmosphere and staff were delightful!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food is always good and consistent. Poala, the chief chef are the owners, they are forever friendly and efficient, they treat their customers as their friends. Make you feel good.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Greeted with a amile and it just got better from that point. Courses were served creatively and tasted wonderful. Will be returning.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very pleasant and friendly owner and staff. Food was very tasty and attractively served.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been coming here for years. Fresh food from around the Medeteranien. The owner treats guests like family. Service is excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We always have a good meal at this special restaurant. They make you feel special with excellent food. The Valentines dinner was extra special. We would always recommend Olive & Grape to all. We hope to go back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants for date night, casual dining, family get togethers. The food is so interesting and delicious and Paola, the owner is a wonderful hostess! We have favorite dishes, but like to try something new every so often.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We almost always visit this restaurant before attending live theater performances.
Excellent Greek food with good menu variety served in a very welcoming environment.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Pretty good food, not exceptional. Very kind and gracious service.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was wonderful and the staff were friendly. Great for pre-theatre dining. When I filled out the on-line reservation, I mentioned it was for a birthday but nothing special was mentioned or offered, which was a surprise. What was the purpose of asking on the reservation request?

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This was the second time that I visited this restaurant. And, I couldn't wait to return! I remembered the charming ambiance, the friendly, efficient service, and the tasty food and wanted to experience it all again. Needless to say, I was not disappointed! I have tickets to another Taproot experience soon. You can bet that The Olive and the Grape will be included in my evening's experience!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

My husband and I discovered The Olive and Grape when we started attending shows at the Taproot Theater; it is very close. Now we are huge fans. The Mediterranean menu has Turkish, Greek and Italian so great variety. Lots of vegetarian choices. Service is attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Very good wine list. And everything we've had has been delicious. This is a neighborhood bistro sort of place and I wish we lived closer!!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Interesting separate seasonal menu, great food, wonderful service. I would highly recommended it.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

seafood pasta dish was delish! always happy with the quality of the food at this restaurant! we keep coming back...

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful food. Interesting Turkish, Greek and Italian dishes. Our party of 4 all chose Greek & Turkish cuisine and all were flavorful and delicious! Service was excellent. We have been before and will return again and again

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to O&G for our New Year's Dinner, and as always, they did not disappoint! The food was delicious. We both got the Greek Salad with Feta, but I thought things were just a tad over seasoned, but nothing to the point of "crazy" - just a little less would make it perfection!

Our server was great. He helped us select a bottle of wine fitting for our meals, and even suggested some things because I was on the fence about two dishes.

We closed our meal out with two glasses of grappa. Absolutely fantastic!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely local restaurant with delicious, fresh, well-plated food and great service. I’m thrilled that we finally ventured in for an evening meal.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I ordered a Polenta sausage dish that also came in a vegetarian version. The waitress brought me the latter. She never returned to the table to inquire if the food was ok, so I did not have opportunity to inform her. I ate what I was given. Our water glasses were not tended throughout the meal. There has to be more than good food and nice ambiance to earn a return visit. I can't recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

We loved it. We loved it. We loved it. We loved it.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The Taverna Night set menu was fantastic. Three courses of hot and cold appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert all accompanied by live Greek and Turkish music in a festival atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Consistently good food and friendly owner. My friends and I always eat here before seeing a Taproot play.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Olive & Grape was phenomenally authentic Mediterranean cuisine, exceptionally executed. Perfectly tender octopus, well-seasoned calamari, brilliantly balanced and prepared risotto, tender grilled meats, and amazing baklava. I can’t stress enough that the chef can cook as well or better than the best of Seattle. However, the atmosphere is not great for a date. If the ambiance were more romantic Olive & Grape would be one of my go-to spots.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I landed here because of its proximity to Taproot Theater. We absolutely loved it - cozy, small, hand painted murals on the wall, great ambience. They have a great variety of Mediterranean dishes, not just Italian and Greek but also Turkish - which we tried and liked very much. My only disappointment was that for my vodka martini, they only serve Smirnoff's - if they are going to have just one, I wish they would go for a higher quality. Unlike many restaurants, we could actually have a good conversation and hear each other. This was a delightful finid.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

There are 2 main reasons we go to Olive & Grape 1) the food is excellently prepared and delicious and 2) the owner & service is superb. If you have not dined here you owe it to yourself to try it ASAP.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Whenever my partner is out of town I console myself with dinner at my favourite neighbourhood restaurant. Everything about this place delights; cuisine, service, charm, and value.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was very good. I think the only criticism I have was the speed of service, although it did not matter. Drinks were slow to arrive (and on the small side) and the taking of our dinner order was a bit on the slower side, but all the plates arrived at the same time and all were suitably hot... so no problem at all. This was our second visit to this restaurant prior to a play at the nearby theatre. I knew the service was not the fastest, so I gave myself enough time to fully enjoy the meal. I would go here again. The staff was very, very nice and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We had 6 people in our group, carnivores and vegetarians. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. My husband and I have been to Istanbul so are always excited to have great Mediterranean food. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved it! Very cute and cozy restaurant.
Fabulous Manti - the best in Seattle

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We love this place. It has such a comfortable ambience and interesting Mediterranean food. It’s fun to try new dishes but their moussaka is on of my favorites. It’s our “go to” for a casual dinner with friends.

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