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“Classy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar - CLOSED

4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar
3033 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503 ‎
+1 785-539-1295
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Seth Childs and Anderson Ave.
Description: 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in July of 2004 with such culinary specialties as: fresh fish, wild game, local ingredients, and artisan cheeses. The ambiance of the restaurant can be described as upscale contemporary, the dining room itself surrounds a large glass wine cave. The featured style of cuisine is a Contemporary-American menu with global influences, emphasized by extremely fresh, made-to-order items. Every item is made in house. Our desserts are prepared by our talented pastry chef, and Scott’s wife, Rachel Benjamin. The bar menu consists of well-crafted, classic cocktails using fresh juices and premium spirits with over 400 fine spirits, 60 beers, and 800 wines which are kept in our temperature controlled, glass wine cave.
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Fabulous food. Beautiful presentation. The bartenders are so knowledgeable! The food is amazing. It's pricey, but worth it. It's our go to spot for any special occasion. Just drinks and a cheese tray are delightful there.

Visited May 2012
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ScottB329, Owner at 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We are so happy to hear you enjoy our food & service Missy! We agree, you can never go wrong with one of our cheese platters & a classic cocktail! Hope you will come back soon! Sincerely, Scott.
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“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Food is okay and presented well, but they believe their own hype...............do not have a great staff or change up the menu enough for all the snobbery. Just okay.

Visited June 2012
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ScottB329, Owner at 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We are disappointed to hear that your experiences with us have been mediocre. We know that we don't always hit it out of the park with every guest; but we are constantly looking for ways to improve. We do offer weekend Prix Fixe specials that continually change week to week, which we would like for you to check out sometime. Sincerely, Scott.
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Junction City, Kansas
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“Food was delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

service and food are always great there. Perfect for romantic dates with my husband :)

Visited May 2012
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ScottB329, Owner at 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to post a review about us & for the kind words about our food & service! It is greatly appreciated! Hope to see you & your husband back soon! Sincerely, Scott.
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“Wonderfully sophisticated dining in an unexpected setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

If you think that really good food, food like you would find in a sophisticated restaurant in the largest of cities can't be found in a strip mall in Manhattan, Kansas, you are wrong. What a delight! These are superbly judged combinations of foods, not so complicated that you would consider trying to create them yourself. But in your heart you know you won't match up to the Chef at 4 Olives. The food is truly delicious. The restaurant also has a really fine wine list that is every bit as sophisticated as the food, with knowledgeable staff to help you with pairings.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ScottB329, Owner at 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you so much for the glowing review! It is so nice to hear our customer's opinion of our restaurant, especially when they have nothing but positive insights. We look forward to having you back to our restaurant soon! Sincerely, Scott.
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“Bravo 4 Olives!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I have had the pleasure of dining at 4 Olives five times now, and it has been outstanding each time. We lived in Germany years ago, and their selection of German wines is very impressive, even if it was in New York! Actually the whole wine list is out of this world, I think they have about 800 wines on the list, and we found out form our very helpful server that all the wines are half price on Tuesdays. The food has been excellent each time, the seafood is amazing. I had a better tuna dish there then when we were in Hawaii last year! They are also about the only place in Manhattan to get a great cocktail. I had the Manhattan with the rye whiskey my server recommended, and it was to die for. Bravo, we will be back often.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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, Owner at 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Wow! Thank you so much for your kind review Mike! We love hearing feedback from our customers and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. We take great pride in providing a diverse wine list & delicious food for our customers. It s wonderful to hear that you were pleased with both! Hope you ll stop back by again soon! Sincerely, Scott.
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