This place has delicious Turkish food. I could say the best in Seattle that I have ever tasted so far.
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.
We dined there before the theater. Perfect location, great food. We live in downtown Seattle & plan on making another trip just for the food.
Interesting Mediterranean menu with a cozy atmosphere. Reasonably priced, it still is "nice" enough for a special occasion.
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.
We have dined at Olive & Grape many times and always look forward to the delicious meals and are never disappointed.
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.
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!
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.
Greeted with a amile and it just got better from that point. Courses were served creatively and tasted wonderful. Will be returning.
Very pleasant and friendly owner and staff. Food was very tasty and attractively served.
We have been coming here for years. Fresh food from around the Medeteranien. The owner treats guests like family. Service is excellent!
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.
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.
We almost always visit this restaurant before attending live theater performances.
Excellent Greek food with good menu variety served in a very welcoming environment.
Pretty good food, not exceptional. Very kind and gracious service.
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?
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!
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!!
Interesting separate seasonal menu, great food, wonderful service. I would highly recommended it.
seafood pasta dish was delish! always happy with the quality of the food at this restaurant! we keep coming back...
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
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!
Lovely local restaurant with delicious, fresh, well-plated food and great service. I’m thrilled that we finally ventured in for an evening meal.
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.
We loved it. We loved it. We loved it. We loved it.
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.
Consistently good food and friendly owner. My friends and I always eat here before seeing a Taproot play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Loved it! Very cute and cozy restaurant.
Fabulous Manti - the best in Seattle
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.
Excellent, as always. Highly recommend the octopus and the risotto is always perfect.
As always the food was wonderful, the service was good, and the choices were ample.
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.
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!