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“Great place for breakfast and lunch.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive & Thyme

Olive & Thyme
4013 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91505
818 557 1560
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Ranked #4 of 28 restaurants in Toluca Lake
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast and lunch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Love this place! Breakfast yogurt with honey and fresh berries was delicious. The latte was the real deal - much better than Starbucks. Lunch soups and salads are also fresh and tasty. Service is fast. Also have upscale sweets and gourmet food items. Was able to pick up several unique stocking stuffers. Visited this restaurant three times during my recent stay. I highly recommend it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stumbled upon this place while staying at a hotel close by. Intrigued by the tables and chairs outside and "patisserie" sign on the window. Walked into a beautifully designed space with a handful of small tables, chalkboard menu and nicely merchandised french cheeses, sweets, sea salts, olive oils, etc. (its also a gourmet market). Ordered the steak salad which was delicious! Came back the next day for the carrot & thyme soup and a glass of wine-- also good. Hit it again on my last day for a high-end grilled cheese: short ribs, carmelized onions and gruyer - yum! Very friendly staff. Seems like its frequented by folks who live in the neighborhood (even saw Burbank firemen eating there), so you know it's got to be good. Pricey but in this area, not surprising. A real gem!

Visited October 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Tasty breakfast. Great coffee. Bit cramped.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Coffee was awesome. Food was fresh and thoughtful. Not a lot of seating and you will be very close to your neighbor. Don't reveal your dark secrets.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very Good Food with Pleasant staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Eat in or carry out a sandwich or salad. Fresh ingredients. Desserts available. Friday was burger night when we were there with a lamb burger option. I ordered the short rib sandwich with carmelized onions and horseradish sauce. It's was amazing and a very large portion . The trio salad plate is a favorite. They have a to go box for a trip to the Hollywood Bowl but you can just as easily order any item to go so I would opt for that. Definitely a food experience . I would agree that it's a bit pricey but a good value. Worth the money for the good food options.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Trendy, A Little Pricey, but Very Good Food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

An upscale, order at the counter, deli that is a Breakfast and Lunch hot spot for the film/tv white collar crowd. The locals from Warner Bros, NBC, and DIsney keep the place jumping from early morning till about 2PM. Not as busy for dinner. The atmosphere is clean, bright, busy and noisey. A great menu of salads, sandwiches, and daily specials. In particular the middle eastern chicken sandwich is delicious and the Cobb salad as good as any in town. Sandwiches and Salads are $11 to $15. The deli case goes beyond the menu with lots of deli salads, the salad trio being a favorite. My personal favorite is the salmon salad but you can't go wrong with the meatloaf, or the mac and cheese also from the deli case. Deserts are delectable, bordering sinful. A good selection of wines, very good coffees, and lots of foodey gift items. Lunch without drinks $8 to $16.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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