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About The Olive & Grape

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.

8516 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Turkish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday closed Tuesday - Friday : 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday closed - Tuesday-Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday : 5:00pm - 09:30 pm, Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
85th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 724-0272

Website:
http://www.theoliveandgrape.com/

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

Catering:
We Cater.

Parking Details:
90 Minute free PARKING AVAILABLE IN BACK.

Public Transit:
#5,48

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We would love to help to organize your special events. Let's talk.

The Olive & Grape Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (12)
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Authentic (12)
Casual (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Romantic (5)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent, as always. Highly recommend the octopus and the risotto is always perfect.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

As always the food was wonderful, the service was good, and the choices were ample.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Paola treats all her guests as if we are family. From the warm greeting upon entering the restaurant to the special attention on the person celebrating a birthday, the atmosphere is that of an extended family gathering. The food is absolutely wonderful, unlike any other in the city. Recipes passed down generations in Turkey and Italy are shared in Greenwood WA! Vegetarian and vegan friendly, with lots of meat and seafood to choose from too.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love the Olive and Grape. The food is always wonderful, and the portions are substantial. It is a great value as well. I love that the recipes are authentic, and come from the owner's own mom's kitchen in Turkey. Always a treat!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I went here for a date in Seattle Restaurant week and everything was incredible tasting. Our appetizers were delicious Greek apps and my wife got ribeye and shrimp for dinner. Even though it’s not traditionally Greek, it tasted amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went for Restaurant Week. Met the owner who provided great service, good recommendations and good food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We’ve been at the Olive and the Grape many times and we love it. The food, drinks, service and ambiance are always outstanding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious! Very flavorful and the seafood options we had were very fresh! We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful Mediterranean food. Everything we've eaten here has been delicious. We get a starter of the garlic fries every time we come.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently high quality Turkish/Greek specialties -- the Kebabs and Moussaka are especially tasty!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Followed a recommendation and it was everything we were told. Good service, friendly servers, and VERY tasty food. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our waitperson (who I believe was the owner) was very attentive and did her best to get us our meals quickly, as we needed to make a performance at the Taproot Theater nearby. The food was very nicely presented and delicious. A great experience all-round!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was great and the staff was very accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Met for a pre-theatre dinner. Didn't expect the open-to-the-street, wish I had asked for a table a little further from the street. Food was interesting and well-prepared. I had the lamb kebab dinner and the lamb was tender and flavorful. Would go there again for a pre-theatre meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service, delicious food, reasonable prices. What more can one ask? Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We come often on our way to or from Taproot. We love it. Has never disappointed!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We were there on Tuesday, all day Happy Hour with a nice small portion HH menu. We had a nice relaxing visit. Beware you may have a sudden urge to board a plane to Greece when you eat here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We picked Olive and Grape off of a list of excellent restaurants near us. We crossed our fingers that we had done a smart thing. We had! Everything the four of ate was indeed excellent. No complaints. There was parking behind the restaurant. It was wheelchair accessible. All in all a great find.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

It's cozy, with the feel of a sidewalk cafe, especially the warm night I visited with the front open to the street. The menu is wonderful. The hummus and eggplant mezza was the perfect starter and the kebab duo was just what I wanted. Altogether a lovely experience and I'll definitely be back.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My wife and I periodically usher at the Taproot Theatre on 85th and, being from outside Seattle, it is more convenient to hang around the neighborhood and enjoy dinner before having to challenge the traffic to return home. We tried several of the other venues prior to discovering the Olive and Grape, but had such a delightful experience that the O&G is now our go-to Greenwood restaurant. Paola's imaginative menu of Turkish/Greek/Italian cuisine never fails to excite our palates and leave lasting memories drawing us back next time to this culinary gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Olive and Grape never disappoints when it comes to a great meal! The food is fantastic and the staff is friendly and offers great recommendations. I will be back again and again!

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I normally have a great meal here and could have given it an excellent review, but this time it just wasn't as good. they did not serve the risotto I enjoy (I'm not sure what the rice side dish was, but it had a red sauce and was bland). The lamb was under cooked and tough. normally it is tender and wonderful. The grilled shrimp and greek side salad were excellent and there was a young man that kept our water filled faithfully. My friend had the mushrooms and said they were wonderful.
there is a bus stop outside and with the front window door open, everytime a bus left, we would get a gush of exhaust fumes to inhale.
I think I'll wait until winter to go again and check the menu first to see if they bring back their risotto (was an excellent side dish).

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We love Olive & Grape. Saturday night we had seven with us. Tables of large groups abounded. Try all the starters, chose wines from around the world.

Looking forward to going back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Super-tasty Mediterranean - went with a group of 6 and got plates to share family-style. Kebabs were so-o-o good, must have those again soon. The seating is really flexible for large groups - you can make reservations and they will be ready for you and your party!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Very pleased with the venue and quality of cuisine. This restaurant has become a repeat favorite place.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Authentic, Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 21, 2017

As ever, our food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. Our go-to spot for a pre-theater meal and also special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The Meditreranean dinner was excellent the live Klapa and Doo Wop singers were fantastic.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love The Olive and Grape. It's our go-to casual Mediterranean restaurant. The menu is delicious and creative. It's always a pleasure to dine there and be greeted by Paola, the owner.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Nice ambiance and parking was very convenient in public lot just east of the restaurant. However, we had to wait a very long time to get our food and it seemed overpriced for what we received on the plate. I would recommend avoiding the time frame right before a show at the Taproot Theatre.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Wonderful selection of Mediterranean food with Greek and Turkish highlights.
This is one of those places that if you just threw a dart at the menu, you would end up pleased.
We had 8 people for an early Father's Day. Service was excellent.
Good value also.
I expect to return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This place has amazing food. But the management has absolutely NO CLUE as to how to reserve tables and time order-taking so the kitchen can keep up. We have had this experience with them THREE times and will not be going back.

We reserved a table at 6:30pm to eat before an 8:00pm play. The waiter took our order in a reasonable amount of time and brought our salads out quickly. Then we sat and waited for our food for almost 50 minutes. We had ordered a SHARED PLATTER and had to absolutely GOBBLE it down in 10 minutes in order to make our play.

This restaurant is VERY AWARE that most of the patrons are play-goers. They even asked us if we were. But all around us, people were sitting and waiting and nervously looking at their watches. The stress this caused FAR out-weighed the good food.

Until the MANAGEMENT and/or OWNERS can understand HOW to run a restaurant, we shan't return. It was just a sad comedy watching the kitchen move as quickly as humanly possible whilst the MANAGER and WAITERS stood by wringing their hands.

And sadly at the end, there was NO APOLOGY. It was just horrible.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great lamb.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Always enjoy our meals at the Olive & Grape. Excellent value for good healthy food.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fresh interesting food in a cozy spot.lamb kabob is wonderful as are the very fresh vegetable. Our adult friend is not fond of vegetables pruned them excellent. Baklava alone is worth the trip, not to over syruped.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Authentic fare and flavorful. the dishes are very small for the price. the turkish salad is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Feeling worried about our Turkish friends in light of the actions of their dictatorial president, we were wishing we could visit them and know that they are okay. Sampling Turkish food at the Olive and Grape was like a substitute visit with a Turkish Greek family. The staff is welcoming, the food authentic, and we wondered why we let so much time go by between visits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

This Mediterranean restaurant (Greek, Turkish, and Italian) Has an extensive menu, that includes the standard dishes (Moussaka, shish kebab, dolmas) as well as some more exotic Mediterranean treats like a grilled octopus tentacle, delicious seafood pasta, and Turkish style lamb meatballs (koftes). Friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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