Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Olives

201 Park Ave. S. (17th St.) Send to Phone
212-353-8345 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Celeb-chef Todd English fuses American and Mediterranean fare at this stylish eatery.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
4.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Olives, New York, NY

Olives Restaurant Review

: Olives is a question of style---Todd English's style. Boston's all-American celebrity chef brought big and bold dishes of meats and pastas in generous proportions, well prepared and with vegetables as an afterthought, to the restaurant capital. His style includes an open kitchen with a brick oven, three seats to the kitchen counter and a table in the kitchen for eight or ten. He also brings a first-rate wine list. The stylish, off-the-lobby ground-floor bar-lounge and hotel dining room also has a suite of private dining rooms on the mezzanine. Like Danny Meyer's Union Square Café, Olives is not designed to be culinary competition for Jean Georges or Taillevent in Paris. English is looking to feed people well and bountifully and fill his seats with satisfied and happy repeaters. A meal here begins with a dish of roasted beets with spicy cashews, cilantro, thick Greek yogurt, and a honey-sesame vinaigrette. The menu also includes brick-oven flatbreads with toppings like black truffle Taleggio, caramelized onions and brown butter, as well as the Olives classic warm chicken and baby beet salad consisting of roasted beets, baby beet greens, walnut sherry dressing and manchego. Pastas tend to be winners, especially ricotta ravioli with bolognese sauce. For a main course, try the smoky braised short ribs with pumpkin gnocchi, arugula pesto, capra sarda and celery gremolata. Desserts are sinfully American, with the apple crisp among the better picks.

User Ratings & Reviews for Olives
 
New York City Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the New York for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in New York here!

Discover the best restaurants in New York for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.