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Olivar - CLOSED

806 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102-4611
+1 206-322-0409
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Mar 27, 2014
“Hidden Treasure on Capitol Hill”
Mar 6, 2014
“Small plates”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
806 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102-4611
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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...More

Thank Scott C
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.

Thank SeattleMaisie
Reviewed February 15, 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...More

Thank mgarten
Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

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...More

Thank Mrsgoofington
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...More

Thank Jeff S
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...More

2  Thank Stealth10x
Reviewed October 20, 2013

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...More

Thank Renee S
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...More

Thank cjamesy
Reviewed August 16, 2013

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...More

1  Thank Jonis7
Reviewed August 13, 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...More

Thank Seattletravel88
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $20
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102-4611
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-322-0409
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