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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Olivia

1453 Dwight Way (Sacramento St.) Send to Phone
510-548-2322
Chef Nathan Peterson sets a warm table of exquisitely prepared and accessible dishes.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Olivia Restaurant Review

: The tiny, 30-seat storefront evokes the feeling of sitting in a friend's living room, with its charming brick fireplace, stylish five-seat bar, cantaloupe accents and rotating collection of European graphic arts posters that together outshine the expectations of the neighborhood. Former Bay Wolf chef Nathan Peterson sets a warm table, as does the service, which is casual and sincerely friendly. What better ambience could give way to such exquisitely prepared and accessible dishes? The daily fixed-price menu may start with a rustic, smoky cazuela of clams, calamari and succulent roasted tomatoes, or the delicate cornmeal pancake, brilliantly paired with smoked trout, the salt of bacon and an addictive, light lemon cream. Go with the duck entrée (Peterson is a master of the canard)---which, if you're lucky, will be dressed in a fragrant orange glaze, tamed by tapenade, served with a generous potato and fennel gratin---or any of the daily fish specials. Desserts are homemade and deceptively simple. We're still dreaming about the summery, creamy blueberry pudding cake, and the market-fresh, bold nectarine and berry crisp. Don't miss the outstanding and affordable wine list, developed with the assistance of legendary wine merchant Kermit Lynch.
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