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Olive's Restaurant & Bar

2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
+1 616-451-8611
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International
££ - £££
2162 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-3041
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed an early dinner tonight at Olive's. We chose Olive's because we had wanted to eat there the last time we were in East Grand Rapids but the wait was long. The service was great, and the food was delicious! I...More

Thank Kimberly K
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Happy to hear we were able to make the t.b.a. sandwich for you. Thanks for writing your review and for stopping in for an early dinner! Next time you visit, you'll have to save room for dessert. Chef EJ creates amazing desserts made in-house every...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

my wife and I fell across this little gem of a restaurant while looking for parking in Gas Light Village area of East Grand Rapids. It was a Wednesday night about 6:30 and the restaurant had a good crowd already. the menu is eclectic and...More

Thank Dan H
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Wow, so happy you happened to stumble upon our "little gem." We're glad you had a great experience with us. Come back again soon! Our menu changes seasonally.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

We are always on the look out for a good hamburger. The olive burger is the bomb. It is a smallish venue, so make sure you make reservations or be prepared for a wait during busy times.

Thank Leslilynne
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Thanks for your "bomb" review! Keep in mind that we only accept reservations of parties six or more. Hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 7pm to a packed restaurant and got the last table. Hadn't eaten here in several years. The hostess and server were extremely attentive, despite the packed house. The food was delicious and the server (Amanda) was one of the best we've ever...More

Thank flagirl
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Awe, thank you! We will pass your kind words over to our server Amanda. We're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Was in last week, did takeout, however gave me the feel and vibe of a neighborhood wine bar. Simple menu, food well prepared. Had the salmon with salad including house famous dressing. All good and will return on future visits to GR.

Thank Mark C
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Awesome, thanks for your review! You should definitely dine on our rooftop deck next time!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Cute little place in an area that is being updated and renovated. Diverse but small menu with palate pleasers available for many tastes. Our foursome thoroughly enjoyed three different entrees and some tasty apps. The hit appetizer was the pretzel bits with the maple/dijon dipping...More

Thank 12Nick
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Love the "palate pleasers" comment, thank you! We're happy you were able to enjoy our half off wine happy hour and we're even happier to hear that you enjoyed everything. Can't wait for you to come back!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Food is improving here. Menu is still limited, but overall ok. Service is good. Their attention to food has made me want to come back. Try the upstairs seating.

Thank Ecotour36
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

On a recent stay in Grand Rapids we stopped in for dinner and we're lucky to get the last table when we arrived. This place was packed! So first off I'd suggest a reservation if it's a weekend to make sure you get a table....More

Thank Autumn D
Management response:Responded 27 March 2017

Thank you for your detailed review, Autumn! We're happy to hear that your waitress informed you on our dishes and that you had a great experience with us. We're also happy to hear that you were able to try our well-loved meatloaf, great choice! Hope...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I stopped by after work for a cocktail and ended up having an unexpected treat! I ordered a Sangria. The bartender brought a delicious concoction of red wine, berries and sparkling soda. After browsing the menu for something light I decided on the Scallops Tataki....More

Thank LouieB3
Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

We are very thankful for your well-thought and perfectly said review. Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review - we appreciate it. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed Chef EJ's homemade paczkis on Fat Tuesday. Come back again soon, we'd...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

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...More

Thank HappyTransplant-1999
Management response:Responded 29 January 2017

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!

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I do not remember if they have gluten free choices or not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Dinner, Lunch
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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