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:
Jack Melton: 785-539-1295x
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For Reservations of 8 or larger, please contact Jack Melton or Scott Benjamin at 785-539-1295. Thank you!
4 Olives Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
Best in Manhattan
Excellent as always. By far the best restaurant and bar in Manhattan. Great craft cocktails and best wine list in the Midwest. Scott Benjamin's delicious, unique and imaginative menu items and specials never disappoint and Rachel's desserts are always provide a wonderful end to a great meal. The suggested wine pairings with the meal are always spot on.
Good but not over the moon...
Great wine list but over priced... Felt the food was reasonably priced but below par when compared to restaurants outside of Kansas. If your into fine dinning you won't be doing cartwheels over this place but you could impress a less discerning date...
Spanish Wine Dinner
The food was excellent. The explanation of all the different wines was helpful. A very enjoyable evening. Kudos to the staff. I made the reservation for 6 pm and was not made aware that this dinner did not start until 7 pm. When they were realized this, they allowed us to go to the Speak Easy for a before dinner drink. That absolutely took all frustration away. Thanks so much.
Anniversary Night Out
Table was small even for just two people. Service was good and selection was nice. Food was good but not great. Pricing was on the high side for Manhattan, Kansas we thought. Overall we had a decent time, but didn't think it was worth a $100. Might go back but would probably go other places in town before returning.
Sunday Anniversary Dinner
Well I had never been there and the wife had been once before for a ladies event. The atmosphere was nice, would like booths, but the food was great. The server and service was very good. Wine selection varied from $38 - more than $1000 per bottle. Don't waste time with by the glass or half bottle if you are having two glasses. Food was very visually appealing and as tasty. The salads are fantastic. Recommend it, expect if you order wine that a couple will be about 160.00 for dinner.
The Phillips Review
Food was excellent and server made the experience special. I had scallops and Sally had Lobster. The 40 salad and blue cheese pre-dinner items were excellent and appealing. We had some wine and it was excellent. I do wish ownership would consider filling the wine glass a little more since the glass is so large. Don't mean to sound bad but wine by the glass should be filled at a higher level. Entrees were excellent as was the service.
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