Last week, The Olive in Downey, CA reached out to me and asked me to come try their food. A local Mediterranean cuisine, how could I say no? I have never dined or eaten at this location before but we do order frequently from their fast food restaurant, The Green Olive.
My first impression was how beautifully decorated the interior was. It was mid century meets modern, perfect for a lunch date or romantic dinner setting.
The second thing I noticed was the bar, I had to literally pick up my dropped jaw; probably one of the most gorgeous bar's I've seen, especially so local to Whittier.
We were greeted by their friendly staff immediately and sat at a table. 8/10 I will always request to sit outside if the weather is nice, which is what we did! I loved the atmosphere outside as well because they have an open design that allows you to view the inside of the restaurant while out there. It's time to order, but with so many yummy choices, what to do? We let the staff pick! We were not disappointed one bit!
The prices are very fair for the portion size and quality!
Fresh pita bread comes out of the oven every 15 minutes and it's piping hot! We were advised to let it cool for a few minutes and then cut it up and dip it in their house made vegan dipping sauce made from lemons and jalapeños. SO GOOD.
Passion Fruit Iced Tea
Downey's Godfather (Old Fashion) - The Godfathers barrel aged bourbon, amaretto + bitters.
Downey's Godfather, Tokyo Summer, Purple Rain.
Tokyo Summer - Japanese whiskey, egg whites, lemon, natural sweetener
Purple Rain - Gin, blackberries, basil, fresh lime
Tomato Crostini - Grilled French baguette topped with fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts, tomato and diced red onion.
Sweet + Spicy Shrimp - Jumbo shrimp sautéed in roasted jalapeños and drizzled with wildflower honey
Oven Roasted Beets - Red + golden beets, spring mix, shaved red onion, panic crusted goat cheese balls and basil olive oil
Fall Special - Scottish salmon with corn pico de gallo, and a cherry glaze
I absolutely loved my experience here! I will definitely be back with some friends for brunch or a romantic dinner with my husband. The cocktails and food were superb I hope you all enjoyed this post! Cheers!