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806 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
(206) 322-0409
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Price range: $15 - $20
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

44 reviews from our community

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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Located in what was once a Russian tea room—complete with elegant murals illustration a Pushkin story—this cozy, Spanish-inflected restaurant stayed open for us (we'd make late-dinner reservations to follow an evening event nearby) and graciously offered an elegant menu as well as some remarkable chef daily specials. My favorite was the duo of goat (braised and as a housemade chorizo),... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lovely gem of a space. Well prepared, creative food. Good service. We've gone back many times and the menu always changes, but the food is uniformly excellent.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had high expectations based on past reviews and recommendations. Unfortunately, we came away very disappointed. The food was delicious -- when it finally came, but the service was deplorable. I read another reviewer's comments about Melanie and I'm afraid I must echo them. We will definitely not be returning.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I have been to Olivar dozens of times in the 5 years we have lived in Seattle. They use to have an amazing amazing brunch and we would come at least once a month for it (didn't hurt that at the time we lived a block away). They got rid of brunch and we moved 6 blocks... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Olivar has slowly become our families favorite restaurant. My daughter goes to school on Capital Hill and we were becoming tired of our usual restaurants as this is her third year. We stumbled upon Olivar and immediately fell in love with the intimate and cozy home environment. Soon after our first visit we came back again for my wifes birthday... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We reserved a table at Olivar's with a friendly and entertaining gentleman. Five of us decided to go to this place during Seattle's restaurant week, where a three-course dinner is available for $28 ($30 a Olivar's.) We did not get off to a good start as we could not find parking. We eventually ponied up $10.99 for a parking garage... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed a wonderful meal that lived up to the positive feedback we had heard. Located in a gorgeous, landmarked building, the space is lovely and romantic. Our waiter was knowledgeable, easy to talk with and made good recommendations, especially of the wine. Food was perfect. I definitely recommend Olivar.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our first time here (even though we've lived in the neighborhood for a few years), and it's a cozy little restaurant. This is not a vegetarian restaurant, but we managed to put together a very nice vegetarian dinner with the somewhat-limited vegetarian offerings. We started with an appetizer of heirloom tomatoes and bleu cheese crumbles - tomatoes were very flavorful,... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The setting: original Russian Samovar restaurant designed in 1931 in Loveless Buolding, with the original Russian murals (restored), lead glass windows, tiled beams. The menu is Spanish. We shared a salad of arugula and shaved parmesan; a small plate of fresh grilled and marinated sardines on thinly sliced toast with tomato relish and avocado. We also shared a terrific paella... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went to Olivar for dinner tonight before a movie at the Harvard Exit, at least we tried to. We asked the person who seated us if we would have time to eat before the movie. She assured us we would. We asked the waiter and he also assured us we would and then confirmed with the kitchen that we... More 

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Additional Information about Olivar

Address: 806 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA
Phone Number: (206) 322-0409
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

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