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The Mark

Italian, Organic
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407 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-4414
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Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great cocktails

The food is fine (rustic Italian). The cocktails, however, are great. This is a place to have a well made cocktail (if you are driving just have one). I like the old school red velvet curtains.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
Olympia, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
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English first
Gig Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh it was the perfect day for this. Rainy. Stormy. So cozy inside. The martini was excellent. The mussels however were way too salty. I'd read a review of them saying the same, but I ordered them anyway. Silly me. The flavor of the broth was outstanding. The best ever. Just way, way too salty. It ruined the whole dish.... More 

Thank Babs319
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide range of cocktails, which they specialize in, but if you try to order food it's another story..they never want to serve you. Either the cook is off, they aren't serving right now, or they are too busy to serve food and will not take an order. What kind of restaurant is that. Atmosphere is cool and funky, so if... More 

Thank cupperr
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Amazing food. locally sourced - incredible quality! Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Adore the ambiance. Custom crafted cocktails and a great wine list.

Thank tinydancr
Lacey, Washington
Level Contributor
116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I really wanted to like this place, given that they get their meats from Colvin Farms locally and report many of their other ingredients are local and organic. However, the service was so, so slow that I can't imagine trying to go back. This is our 2nd time, as the first time the service was so slow that we decided... More 

1 Thank Christina T
Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food is fine (rustic Italian). The cocktails, however, are great. This is a place to have a well made cocktail (if you are driving just have one). I like the old school red velvet curtains.

Thank MrJoe_11
Olympia, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

All their beef and pork are sourced locally. Well executed, good quality pasta dishes. Creative drink menu...good and reasonably priced. Perfect setting for a layed back dinner, drink w friends or a romantic evening.

1 Thank loveformeat
Olympia, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Lousy recipes and limited selections. I don't understand the good reviews of the food here at all. Go to Basillico's, downtown on Capital Way, if you are looking for good, authentic, made from scratch Italian food.

2 Thank Michael3118
Olympia, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

One of my favorite places in Olympia for well-prepared food made with local, fresh ingredients and quite reasonably priced for the quality. Kind of a throw-back ambience. Dark wood, quiet, cozy. The menu is not large but meat, chicken and pasta selections with an overall mediterranean cum northwest influence. I love the cacciopepe pasta. One of the few bars I... More 

Thank Phroggie
Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The ambiance of The Mark Patio feels like a mini vacation to Southern Climes: Globe lights, walls of blooming jasmine, hidden gardens made of herbs. The setting is set for elegantly presented and locally farmed organic produce served in tune with the seasons. The Colvin Ranch steak is an indulgent experience, but save room for some signature drinks as you... More 

Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Bartenders are hit or miss, some seem to understand service and others ignore you all together. Sugar ants in the drink spouts were also a problem last summer. A group of friends and I had to return multiple drinks due to the tiny floating creatures. I have heard the food is excellent but have never eaten here.

Thank Rhiannon D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: (360) 754-4414

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?