About 4 Olives Restaurant
Opened in July of 2004 with such culinary specialties as: fresh fish, wild game, local ingredients, and artesian 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 Mediterranean-American menu with Pacific 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 700 wines which are kept in our temperature controlled, glass wine cave, 70 of which are also served by the glass
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Open Everday 4pm to 11pm
4th and Houston
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
We now offer private dining rooms for parties up to 45 persons
Private Party Contact:
Scott Benjamin: 785-539-1295x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For Reservations of 8 or larger, please contact Scott Benjamin at 785-539-1295. Thank you!
4 Olives Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
KSU band and cheerleaders got us started ...
KSU band and cheerleaders got us started with their fight song, blended in well with a fabulous cheese plate and wine. Everyones food was well prepared and hearty, the meats were very tatstee and prepared just right. Very large selection of wine and spirits, only short on porters and stouts.....but the coffee made up for everything along with house made toffee!
The food and service was very good. We ...
The food and service was very good. We had a reservation for two and were seated at a very small little table with the sun shining in my companions face. It was very uncomfortable for him. If I had not had a reservation, I would have no complaint, but I did and when I complained about the table when we arrived, was informed that all the other tables had reservations. When we left two hours later there were still two larger tables empty! Probably will not return soon.
It is wonderful to have a restaurant in ...
It is wonderful to have a restaurant in MHK that rivals what you would find in a much larger city, especially if you enjoy a wonderful original or classic cocktail and their huge wine selection to accompany dinner.
Everything great except the pork shank I ...
Everything great except the pork shank I had was not cooked properly and not even warm. Osso Buco should be cooked to where the meat almost falls off the bone. I could not even cut it off with a meat knife. And the Rissoto was cool also. The other three guest had very good food. I have never had a unsatisfactory meal there until now.
My husband surprised me for our 25th ann ...
My husband surprised me for our 25th anniversary and brought our children home for the weekend. We were able to book a table and I had requested a quiet area for us to dine. This was all done the day of our reservation. They did a great job with my request!
Food is usually very good here. I recomm ...
Food is usually very good here. I recommend the Filet Mignon - always cooked to order and the sauce they put on is amazing. Went with my wife on our 26th anniversary (she had never been and wanted to try it) and she got chicken breasts with some type of breading - they were over cooked and very dry. Substituted rice pilaf instead of the "polenta cakes" and was charged extra (really? $20 for 2 thin chicken breast isn't enough?) Very small dining area and can be very noisy depending on how much others at other tables have had to drink. There was a crying baby there when we went (really? who brings a baby to a $30-$40 a plate restaurant?) so we got seated on the patio - window was closed due to summer heat. Only ones out there, so it was quiet.
The service was much better tonight. I a ...
The service was much better tonight. I am happy to say I will be back again soon, my water glass was always full and the food came out in a decent time. Slowly, but at least it was timed well, didn't seem like I was waiting for my food.
We started with a glass of wine and a co ...
We started with a glass of wine and a couple cheeses. Kansas Cheddar and the Gouda. My wife had the seared scallops with bacon broth. I had the balsamic grilled duck. Both were fantastic.
The restaurant was quite and relaxed. Perfect for a date night.
Truly a dining experience. Quality of fo ...
Truly a dining experience. Quality of food source and preparation is top notch. Service is excellent. Prices are very high but that's what makes it my small town special occasion go-to place. I have never been disappointed with a meal at 4 Olives.
Our hostess/waitress was incredible. Sh ...
Our hostess/waitress was incredible. She even brought my girlfriend a cupcake for her birthday. The food was delicious though the portions were not generous. The mixed drinks were small and expensive but good. The only way the night would have been better was if the portions/drink sizes were somewhat more substantial.
Excellent food, great presentation and o ...
Excellent food, great presentation and obvious attention to detail.
Anna is a superb waitress, friendly, engaging, knowledgeable about all aspects of menu items and drink selections
Dinners are in line with what one would expect with fine dining and an overall excellence experience.
As always 4 Olives was amazing. It's my ...
As always 4 Olives was amazing. It's my wife's favorite date night spot and I was able to pull off a surprise date night for her to celebrate a very special occasion. The staff is friendly and the food is AMAZING!!!! The wine list is huge and the menu has a wine fit for each dish. They offer complete meal specials depending on the day or you can order off the menu. Perfect for a romantic evening or grown up friends gathering.
4Olives is always good, but I think they ...
4Olives is always good, but I think they are starting to take Manhattan, KS for granted. There was a time when the food and service, for example, were significantly better. In fact, I have found that the food and service have downgraded from "Outstanding" to "Very Good" over the past three years or so. However, the prices remain among the highest in town.
The menus are paper and should be replaced as soon as a single grease spot or piece of food stain them. Since the menus are the first thing customers touch at the table, a spotless and impeccable menu is critical for each guest so that they remember from "beverage to bill" why they are coming to 4Olives and not some place else in town for their business dinner or special occasion. The menus at our table were wrinkled, worn, and stained. Unfortunate.
The servers at Harry's and Della Voce do a more professional and expedient job when it comes to the fine dining experience. This was not always the case. Clearly, they are maintaining a high level of expectation and sophistication. Mainly, it is because these other establishments want to compete with 4Olives!
4Olives should only offer complex and unusual cocktails if they are able to make them. Our drinks were delivered after a long period of time because the server had to make them herself. Kudos to her for pulling something off, but it certainly wasn't the drink being advertised on the cocktail menu or the one for which we paid. One of the hallmarks of 4Olives is the beautiful cocktail bar and it must live up to that reputation with an expert bartender that makes drinks (instead of talks so loudly that it is difficult to hold a conversation at your own table). Again, I feel for the waitress having to manage the drinks when the bartender was, in her words, "too busy."
The amuse bouche was run of the mill. As a combination, spinach and hummus generally fall flat unless there is a touch of citrus and sea salt to set it off on the palate.
Good job, though!
Would be nice if had some tables with a ...
Would be nice if had some tables with a more intimate setting/private. You kind of feel like you are out in the middle of everything/everybody. The food, wine, experience was just so neat, though--quieter setting would have made it perfect.
Pleasant dinner with a toddler
We chose 4 Olives for dinner at my daughters request. The owners support the work of the USO, so we wanted to support them in kind. The food was perfectly prepared. The winelist was fantastic, including some of our favorite from Washington state. But the best part, was the waitstaff, who let us set the tempo of the evening, an essential when having dinner with a toddler. PS... even the chicken strips were yummy.
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