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38

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Phone: (415) 981-2904

Fax Number: (415) 981-2904

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Neighborhoods:
Northern Waterfront, Northeast San Francisco
AKA:

Olivier Restaurant

L’Olivier

L'Olivier French Restaurant

Categories:
French Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, French, European, Continental, Omelets

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Above Average

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12/19/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Delicious

I rate this restaurant a 10 for its service and their tasty food. The staff were very friendly and punctual with the food orders. They refilled our glasses of wine and water without having to ask and our food was hot when it arrived to our table. Most of all, the Ribeye Steak was cooked just right. I strongly recommend this place for anyone who wants the right service and good quality food.

11/01/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Excellent Restaurant!!!

Recently me and my wife were celebrating our wedding anniversary in L'Olivier. This was not our first time there, and as usual, everything was top-notch. We decided to express our admiration and appreciation by placing a comment at CitySearch. When reading the previous comments I was astonished to see that some visitors rated the restaurant at 1 star. Were they drunk or was it the voice of the competition? I have yet to meet anyone in person who would not be of the highest opinion of the place. One cannot ask for more, excellent everything: food, service, ambience, price. The owners are great people, friendly, kind, and cordial.
The stuff is outstanding. So, 5 stars-no less.
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10/07/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
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Can't miss it. Take it from a picky customer

I loved the food and the service, but fell in love with the price - $30 per person, including wine.

03/25/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Haven't been disappointed yet

What can I say. I've been to L'Olivier several times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always terrific, the staff attentive and the wine list won't break the bank. I really like the roasted lamb and the hearts of romaine salad. They manage not to smother the salad in the roquefort dressing. For dessert you have to order the souffle it's well worth it. This is not a hip scene rather is a great dining experience.

03/24/2008

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Superb

I was here with a group of about 30 people. We were celebrating Easter and we had to be there around 6:30am. The service was INCREDIBLE. The food was exquist and we were all pleased with what we ordered. We had a choice of Chicken, Salmon, or Meat. I had the Salmon and it was superb. The soup was really good as well and lets not even mention the dessert it was incredible. I really enjoyed this place and for sure we will be back again!!!

03/21/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Outstanding Experience

I was at this restaurant with large party of 30 people celebrating birthday. The food was better then ever, fresh and wonderful as always! Every time we go here I am surprised with new twists to favorite dishes. The appetizers were very creative and served in variety of ways including a dish made out of a pineapple. The choice and size of entrees were to satisfy any gourmet restaurant goers. We were so full after trying all the appetizers that we took our entrees home and had them the next day. The fish entree was so fresh and juicy that I thought that the fish was still alive. The service in this restaurant is above all expectations. All waiters were very responsive and attentive to any of our requests. The owner of the restaurant is extremely friendly and personally attends to guests throughout diner to ensure that everything is going well. This trait is rare in French restaurant more common in Eastern cultures. My friends and family are frequent at this great place and personal approach and love that the staff puts into every touch is what makes this restaurant unique and enjoyable for customers. The staffs from valet to the Head Chef really care about their customers and why we always come back. In additional, the restaurant's interior is very elegant and done with taste of true French.

03/19/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Pleasant and enjoyable with the personal approach!

I was surprised reading the latest review posted on 3/10/08. I was at this restaurant the same day on March 9 with 35 more people celebrating our friend's birthday. The food was fresh and wonderful as always! We had a family style share appetizers and individual entrees. The portions of the entrees were huge! We were so full after trying all the appetizers that we took our entrees home and had them the next day. The stake was still fresh and juicy. The service in this restaurant could not be any better. All waiters were very responsive and attentive to any of our request. The owner of the restaurant came up a few times asking if we were satisfied with the food and if we needed anything. It is not my first time at this restaurant and each time my experience was great. The personal approach and love that the staff puts into every touch is what makes this restaurant unique and enjoyable for customers. The staff really cares about their customers and their customers always come back. In additional to all above, I would like to add that the place is beautifully designed and impresses the visitors with their neatness and cleanness.

03/10/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
bad customer service, avoid this place.

I was attended the b-day party on 3/9 and it was a disaster. The plates were very old, scratchy and looked not clean, the service was very bad. We asked for coffee in the middle of the party but never got it until the cake was served. When the waiter brought the coffee it was cold.
The food wasn't bad but the portions were small compare to the other Russian places. There were guests from other cities and they couldn't believe how bad the service was.
if this restaurant want to have a business, the owner better think how to improve the service.

01/14/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great place for a group luncheon

Just wanted to say that L'Olivier made our office retirement luncheon very special. Everyone was extremely pleased with the casual elegance of the restaurant. Usually these types of affairs have only mediocre food, but L'Olivier prepared a lunch that was tasty and appreciated by all in attendence. I heard a number of psoitive remarks about the salmon and the pork tenderloin. The sauces were very tasty. Moroever, the mocha custard cake and homemade cheesecake deserts were delicious. The staff was friendly and responsive. Alex Bantov was most helpful in making the lucheon a special event for the retiree. He ensured that all of our requests were accomodated. I looked at a number of restaurants before selecting L'Olivier for the luncheon. It had great food for a reasonable price and a commitment to making the event successful and special. Thanks to all the staff at L'Olivier.

10/04/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Incredible Dining Experience

Have been here a few times within the last year and I liked everything about this place. It's beautifully decorated (although I would probably choose a different color for the walls, but it's just a personal opinion). There are flowers everywhere, creating a very home-like, warm athmosphere.
Service is uncommonly good. Waiters are very friendly and caring. They serve meals at your own pace (unlike what I've seen in most of restaurants, where you either have to wait incredibly long or get the whole package practically at once, just as if the waiter was trying to get rid of you as soon as humanly possible, so the main course is dead cold and inedible long before you finish your appetizers).
Food was excellent, no less! At different times I tried lobster bisque, baked brie, duck confit, fillet mignon, escargot (excuse my French:), NY steak... All of those were equally delicious.
I'm not much into desserts, but I must admit that their Grand Marnier souffle is a piece of art! The bad thing is they only serve it in 2s, so my wife and I were unable to finish even the first one. Nevertheless, it was totally worth it.
They offer decent selection of spirits, but I won't dare recommend for I'm not a wine wizard. We had a bottle of Chardonnay, which (to our taste) was very good.
Valet parking really makes our visits more pleasant - in this area parking can be a real problem.
I love the place! Two thumbs up.

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