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Olive & Thyme

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3821 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91505
+1 818-557-1560
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for lunch

Good food! the coffee is ok. If you don't like cilantro make sure you specify. Service can be a little slow and aloof but overall it's vibey and a fun place to hang out and eat good food

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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los angeles
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant is near Warner Bros. and the friend I met here said "name brand" actors show up now and then. Arrived at 11:30, and as we ate, the place filled up with unhappy hungry people standing around the edge of the room, staring and waiting. Interesting menu, interesting shop, takeout business. Order at the counter and a server brings... More 

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Burbank, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Only pop in for a dessert because the set up is so strange. Even then, we only think the caramel pudding is worth the hassle. Counter service (sort of) with sit-down prices. Climb over people to see what's available. No line, have to get someone's attention like a butcher shop. Then get a number and wait in an area too... More 

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Jhb
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good food! the coffee is ok. If you don't like cilantro make sure you specify. Service can be a little slow and aloof but overall it's vibey and a fun place to hang out and eat good food

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Gstaad, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Love this place, the Fattoush is awesome specially when you add the chicken to it, big portions so if you have the salad I'd recommend not getting anything else because you won't be eat anything else with it. The Spicy Chicken sandwich is by far my favourite sandwich they make, if you like harrissa you'll like this sandwich. The evening... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The decoration is white & bright. Feels garden like. Marble table tops. Exquisite (and expensive) culinary gifts for purchase. It's fun to check out all of the offerings. Lunch food was yummy. The chopped kale salad my friend ordered was particularly delicious. The grilled cheese with bacon (my choice) was very good, maybe a bit dry. Presentation of food is... More 

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Ruislip, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Breakfast at Olive and Thyme was a lovely affair. Food was hot and very fresh . Our eggs and bacon with sourdough on toast were complimented by a great cup of coffee. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great location, really innovative menu, especially the sandwiches. Prices are a bit on the high side but I suppose you pay a lot for location. Noisy, maybe even a bit boisterous, but friendly and efficient staff.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really great sandwiches and I got a salad. Such a cute place and you almost feel like you want to go shopping there. I took food to go because it was way to noisy to have a conversation with anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped in here to get something unique and not fast food. Wonderful flavors and ingredients - but a little pricey.

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were going to the Ellen show and went to Olive & Thyme for launch before the show./ Great menu, very good service, cute restaurant and good prices. I will definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3821 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-557-1560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?