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Olive's Restaurant & Bar

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2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
+1 616-451-8611
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 04:00 - 22:00
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Holland, Michigan
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to the Circle Theater and this place was close, so off we went. Made reservations and a good thing. The place filled up quickly on a summer Friday night. Romantic setting with a window view. The food and service superb..cant go wrong at this place. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. One of... More 

Thank HappyTransplant-1999
Management response:

Yay, we're so glad you made the decision to have dinner with us before you made your way to the Circle Theater. Thank you for your review! More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a colleague there for lunch. I had the Fall Cobb Salad which was delicious and a very generous size. Service was a little slow for a business lunch, but as I looked around I understood. Most of the clientele were more of a "Ladies Who Lunch" type. I look forward to returning and trying more dishes.

Thank see-the-trip-sights
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review. We apologize for the slow service, we'll be sure to be faster next time you dine-in. Our new menu debuts February 7, we hope to see you soon! More 

Grand Rapids
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The martinis are extra large--they fill them to the rim of large size martini glasses. You'll want to sip it from the table for the first 2-3 sips so as not to spill--not kidding! If you can start a little early, there is a happy hour with a $2 discount from 4-6pm every night. The daily soup is very good... More 

Thank 553chan
Management response:

Thank you so much for your positive review, we greatly appreciate it! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our happy hour. If you're unaware, we also have half off wine all day on Tuesday and $4 draft beer all day on Thursday. In regards to your tamale pie comment, it may come back on a future menu! We have... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,081 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wow! Everything we had heard was correct +. Starters - chicken wrap was really really good - much better than P.F Chang's. The ham croquettes were good.....nice thin crispy outsides with very tasty insides.....it was more of a ham paste feel inside than a diced ham though. Entrees - chicken salad was one of the best ever for us......and the... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Management response:

Rick, what a wonderful review... we very much appreciate it! You ordered some great choices from our menu. Come back again soon! Starting in December, every time you dine-in with us, we'll give you a "Gift from Olives" Holiday voucher. There's a promotion inside each voucher you receive. Have a great day! More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Love sitting on the upper patio in the summer. It's in a old house and it's just perfect for that date night out or out with girl friends. The menu changes seasonally but will never disappoint. Val was an amazing server, very knowledgable and so friendly.

Thank degrandem
Management response:

We'll be sure to let Val know that she did a great job serving you! Hopefully we see you back soon, our new menu will be released October 10. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love this little gem in East Grand Rapids. Seasonally updated menus are fun to discover and so far ALWAYS done well.

Thank dlanewss
Management response:

Why thank you! Speaking of 'seasonally updated menus,' our next menu comes out October 10! We will also be rolling out a delicious seasonal dessert menu at the beginning of October. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Olives for my wifes birthday this year. My wife chose one of the martini specials and I chose a local micro brew. We split the beet salad which was plenty for two. My wife had the grilled chicken and I had the southern meatloaf. All our drinks and dishes were excellent. The service was... More 

Thank wolverines_go_blue
Management response:

Happy to hear that you dined with us for a special occasion! We are coming out with a new menu on October 10, be sure to stop-in. We'd love it! More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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444 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Olive's is located in the heart of East GR, a great area for walking. It's a good place for dinner or a quiet lunch. I love their mushroom crostini appetizer. Prices are reasonable, portions are good, they're family friendly but also good for an adult evening out. Desserts are also good, but we don't get them often as we usually... More 

Thank Beentheredonethat777
Management response:

Thank you for a great review, we appreciate it! We hope to see you soon. Our new menu will be coming out October 10. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Great food and service. A very pleasant surprise. We will definitely stop back when we are back in town.

Thank Tim B
Wendy C, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The menu is varied, the waitstaff is friendly, and the bar is well stocked. There are no negatives, except perhaps that it is popular enough that you may have to wait for a seat sometimes.

Wendy C, Manager at Olive's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Thomas for such a kind review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-8611
Olive's is located in the heart of Gaslight Village. We are a 120 seat restaurant with an outstanding Chef, EJ, & a bar to make you drool. No where else in Grand Rapids can you get a 10 ounce martini, the best meatloaf of your life, and a server who knows you by your first name. Let us be your choice for a night out!{Cheers}

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