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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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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Mark - don't miss this experience

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
tinydancr
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usa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
usa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Lacey, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Olympia, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

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.

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Olympia, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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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 

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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 

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Does not disappoint. Not what you'd call a family restaurant, but perfect for an adult gathering or dinner for two. Menu offers a variety, but not so many choices your overwhelmed. You will enjoy the fact that it features foods of the season and much of it from local providers.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We popped into this little place because we asked a local to recommend a place to get a nice martini. He was spot on, because this place has a wonderfully creative cocktail menu with herb infused beverages. We asked the servers to just pick something off the menu that they thought we would like. They brought us several rounds of... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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