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“Average Restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
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Olive You
89 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6420
425-250-1555
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Price range: $21 - $39
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 98033
Kennewick, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Average Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had lunch here on a Saturday and were the only people there. We chose to eat inside as the outside eating area was shaded and a bit cool. The food was okay but nothing special. Probably wouldn't have lunch there again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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larrchar
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368 reviews 368 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Nice people work here.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Eating outside here is the main attraction. The food is casual and O.K. Our service was fine.
The interior is rather dumpy so once it starts to rain, I am not sure what they have to offer. This
location has been about 5 restaurants in 20 years so it needs updating. Go for drinks, happy hour and outside eating.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprisingly mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

And overpriced also. The atmosphere is nice though, with nice view over the washington lake. Blue moon beer is good

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, WA
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Pleasant Lunch in Kirkland”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent a pleasant Saturday walking through the many shops and sites in Kirkland, Washington and had an al fresco lunch at Olive You, a Mediterranean style restaurant in a locale with mostly cheap Asian and Mexican restaurants that cater to the young, hip crowd. My wife had the broiled lamb special and I had the Sardinian lamb, both of which were well prepared and well presented. The Sardinian lamb is really osso bucco and cooked to perfection, falling from the bone, and still moist. It was well accompanied by jasmine rice and vegetables at a reasonable price. My one disappointment was that they could have given more attention to herbs and spices. Understandably, this is a personal preference that I have with lamb; I like it with Greek oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, etc..
The restaurant is located adjacent to one of the major parking areas and so there is a lot of vehicle traffic near the outdoor eating area, but it does have a pretty good view of the lake, which is close by. Also the restaurant has a large rotisserie unit on which they had a whole lamb rotating and sending forth tempting aromas to passersby.
Service was average; not their strong suit.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkland, WA
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47 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Last time I was there the service was so bad...and food was average. Just not consistant.

Visited October 2011
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