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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Olive
743 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Civic Center)
(415) 776-9814
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Ranked #1,694 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Tapas
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Civic Center
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Found this place after a long day of travel as it was around the corner from our hostel. We enjoyed cocktails and local beers the first night along with calimari and guacamole. The staff was very friendly. We returned two nights later for more calimari and drinks. Would go back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, Ca
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Olive seems hidden in the middle of a busy Tenderloin block. Once inside, there's a welcoming bar, with good food (not your typical bar food), great drinks, and a lively atmosphere. The bartenders are attentive and very friendly. It can tend toward the hipsterish, but still fun. Not your typical Tenderloin bar...

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cozy little bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Came here for the cocktails and weren't disappointed. Very friendly barmaid knew her stuff and served up a delicious classic mojito and chocolate hazelnut martini. It was a little loud and crowded, but no more than you'd expect of a bar on a Friday night. We didn't have any food, but what others were eating looked really yummy. Will definitely return!

Visited February 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Walked here from our hotel. The drinks were great and so was the pesto pizza.

Visited October 2011
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