743 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.784974 -122.417925
Mon-Tue 5pm-10pm; Wed 5pm-11pm
Thu 5pm-12pm; Fri 5pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Civic Center, Northeast
A Hidden Gem – I simply love Olive. Living in the neighborhood, I am there a lot. The staff is so friendly and the service immeasurable. It's the ONLY place in the Loin to go if you want great food, drinks and service... all in one! The mushroom truffle pizza is like no other - literally - I have never had such a great pizza. I am also a staunch beer drinker but the staff has gotten me to try a couple of their latest concoctions... I have to say they were great (for a beer girl). Highly recommended!
Martini Paradise – After a lazy day in bed I decided it was time to head out for a night on the town. What better way is there to start off the night than with a grapefruit martini and spicy sausage pizza? ..... Yea, I can't think of any other way either. The sweet and tart vodka infused beverage hit the spot. At a reasonable price of $8, I was in heaven. Get there early to get a spot in one of the few booths. The place fills up quickly with other martini lovers.
Olive? – I am not sure what this place is supposed to be. A bar? A lounge? A restaurant? But it sure is the only gringo place in a decidedly South East Asian neighborhood (aka Little Saigon). Whatever I ate was really good. Good place for a date or to meet mates. I will have to try it again for a better opinion.
very friendly people and nice atmosphere – I went to Olive one time in 07, was attracted by the name of the place and it was near to the place I was staying. Nice bar and simple yet wonderfully interesting menu. It is nice and clean, good music, comfortable atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff and owner. They all worked hard to please, more than expected. I will definately be going back this year. Thanks - 'Olive' - for going above and beyond expectations.
Great vibe, fun music and excellent mojitos! – My friend and I went here after work and it's a perfect Happy Hour place with great music and a good looking crowd. The bartenders are knowledgable, friendly and they pour a great mojito! I would definitly go again. Didn't try the food but it looked pretty tasty so I will the next Thursday night out!
Great Service – I went for an art show, and it was wonderful. Everyone in there was so nice and cool.Not too many people know about it so it is quiet. I love this place and I will be going back for sure! They have a great staff and everyone is so nice. I broke a glass and usually at other places I would have to go find someone to to help me pick it up, but someone came within seconds of the glass breaking, and no one got mad. This place is drama free and a wonderful place just to go chill and have dinner.
Oishii pizza – Oh, I love the thin-crust pizza here! Try the mushroom and truffle oil pizza. And of course the Martini's with stuffed goat-cheese olives. Chill music in the background, nice booths. I had a crush on one of the bartenders for a while while i was single. I'm over that! But I still go there.
Hip haven dishes polished comfort food and cocktails. – The Scene
From the outside, this hideaway looks like a wood cabin. Inside, there are no windows, but considering the less-than-scenic surroundings, it's a good thing. The overall vibe is fun, artsy lounge. Sultry music pours out of seakers, while candles and dim lamps illuminate the small, high-ceilinged space. Paintings of mostly olives dot the walls--including a simple, Warholian-like print over the bar.
Drinks are expertly prepared, like the chocolate martini, which is served with tasty shavings lining the rim. Rotating vodka infusions, like wheat grass-kiwi or mango-plum, are served with a wedge of fruit (which alone packs enough punch to get a lightweight loaded). Light fare includes tuna with wonton chips and a wild mushroom and truffle oil pizza.
Great pizzas – Really cute place considering the neighborhood. I like it because it's never too crowded or noisy and you can actually have a conversation. The drinks and pizza specials during happy hour are a great deal.
Good drinks – The perfect place for every occasion: private parties, out with friends, entertaining visitors, or when you don't feel like cooking. Good happy-hour, dinner, and if you drink enough you can hang with the locals in the TL.
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