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Olive Bar & Kitchen

MahalaxmiSouth Mumbai  

  • 02240859595, 02240859596
  • Amateur Riders Club Building, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai
  • Mediterranean
  • Meal for 2 - 3000
3.3

21 Reviews / 23 Ratings

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Great Japanese fare

After one year of serving Greek food to Mumbaikars, Goa’s Thalassa has moved out of Olive Bar & Kitchen to make way for Delhi’s Guppy by Ai. The Japanese restaurant has made Olive its home for six months and will be serving the best of its menu. Steamed Edamame Beans (Rs 300) garnished with sea salt make for great snacks with drinks. The Chirashi Seafood Salad (Rs 600) – pickled prawns, tuna, salmon, crab and baby greens mixed in gomaae or sesame dressing is light and preserves all the delicate seafood flavours. The Tiger Prawn Tempura (Rs 900) has six big, crispy batter fried prawns served with dashi – Japanese sea stock, spicy mayo and garlic chips.

The Guppy Signature Pork Belly (Rs 1050) is the star of the menu. Served with a mustard mayo sauce, the slow-braised pork glazed with soy honey is tender with crisp edges. The sushi menu is limited and the California Roll (Rs 750) – crab, cucumber, and avocado is the best pick from here. The Guppy Signature Black Cod (Rs 1950) – baked miso marinated black cod served on a hot stone, looks good on the platter but is a bit of a disappointment mainly because of its overly salty taste. Finish the meal with a bowl of Chashu Ramen (Rs 900) – egg noodles in a flavourful pork and soy broth with boiled egg, pork crackling, spinach, seaweed and corn makes for a complete meal by itself.

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VERY COMFORTABLE TO PLACE TO DINE OUT

I travelled all the way from Nashik for a friends invitation party which was given at this hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and had a marvellous experience here. The food is simply delectable and yummy. The Ambiance is also very cool and the service is simply amazing and super fast.
It was really worth it to travel miles away to visit this restaurant !!!

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Thalassa

Perhaps I am not the kind who enjoys Greek food . But the ambience and service is good. You will find allot of business people having their meetings arranged here . Not my type

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thalassa feel

We sat outside both the times we went..the ambient white candles, pebbles under your feet, an all white decor interspersed with blue and the prevailing sense of solitude set the tone for a memorable evening.We started with the Pita bread and Humus platter and crostinis and found them delicious. The salad with Feta cheese and red wine dressing was superb too. Over to the next course and we ordered a basil pesto pasta which was truly great and something we had not eaten before. The other pasta with the red sauce and veggies was good to.

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Thalasa pop up

The entire experience was lovely since Thalasa had an extensive menu planned up. Since I got too full with the appetizers, salads and finger food, I hardly got to try the mains which was a shame, but I did enjoy the desserts. The red wine that was served was quite dry (apologies, I forget the name) however, the yummy olives which accompanied it were absolutely yummy and so was the amazing Tuna Dip. I can't wait to return to the restaurant just for that dip. The other dips namely - tzatziki, tiro-kaf-teri, melitzanosalata (aubergine, chicken with hummus) were good too.

With the entrees, I absolutely loved the small greek pizzas and the fried zucchini was a bit too oily but still good. I did not like the spicy mushrooms saganaki (found it the tomato sauce a bit too watery). The grilled prawn skewers were crunchy and yum.

The Watermelon, feta and mint salad was the best I've ever eaten after the one at the Tasting Room and which is highly recommended. As mentioned, by the time I ate these dishes, I was so full that i hardly tasted the mains. However, I did hear that the stuffed calamari and the red snapper deserved a mention.

The dessert platter was fine - I thoroughly enjoyed the tiramisu, chocolate salami and double chocolate torte. Not a big fan of baklava so I steered clear from that.

Thalasa is definitely a pop us restaurant which deserves a visit!

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Finally went to the Olive!

A really well done restaurant in terms of interiors and no wonder it is a party spot for the glitterati of the city. The food is good as well. The alcohol menu is extensive. Highlights to be tried include - Beef Gyros, Roast Lamb, Stuffed Calamari, Pork Chops.

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4.0

Super Lunch

A friend and me wanted to have lunch in worli /lower parel/mahalaxmi area and the decision was Olive as both of us had not been there for lunch in a while ... and what a great choice it ended up being :).. From the interaction of the manager and the helpful/knowledgeable staff to the wine and finally the food and service - everything was very very good..

Details - white wine was the the drink of choice and this ever helpful guy (cant remember his name) offered for us to taste a few before making a choice - no rush ,no pressure - we took our time and and picked a south african sauvignon blanc.
Ordered the Bay shrimp & calamari prancha ,Chicken shish touk and Roast almond and creamed spinach ravioli.While we were waiting for our food came a portion of hummus with 2 kinds of pita ( very good) to give our wine company :)..
Soon the food arrived and it blew my mind ... the presentation was world class .. we were just happy to stare at the food and not eat it for a while and when we finally did eat - it all tasted as good as it looked.

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ACHILLE

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January 03,2011

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Place to be seen... no value for money

Gourmet stay away from this place. If you want to have a nice outdoor restaurant to enjoy a good cocktail & some starters and to see happy few people & be seen, Olive at the Race Course is the place to be. if you focus on food & only food. The value for money is not there. While their plate presentation is interesting (especially compared to Indigo that really struggles on this point), the choice is great, the flavours are some kind of indianized... whioch spoils the experience. I got very spicy pasta. Having said that, the lamb was good but not exceptional.

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Food's okay... price is steep!

I had the opportunity to try this restaurant a week back. We ordered some bread, pizza and pasta. I kind off had my expectations built high I guess for I ended up disappointed with the flavour of the food we ordered. My friend and I both saw the need to add some garnishing to make the food taste better.

Overall, the food's strictly okay and its highly priced from that perspective.

I am going to give in another shot shortly... lets see.

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Careful! Cheats!

Too bad 0 stars cant be given....

On a recent Sunday brunch a friend of mine came accross a shameful scam Olives is pulling.

The Tax for Alcohlic beverages, which is elsewhere listed separately, is being levied on the FULL amount (food + drinks) instead of separating the 2.

Sad but true!

Plus, food leaves much to desire. Drowning everything in Olive Oil with bland/no taste taste at all doesnt make it mediterranean!

And if I order a coffee/espresso in such a supposed-to-be-posh place, I do not expect to be served Nescafe.

Definitely the last time I went to Olives!

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5.0

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cream class..feel like a vip..

the place in one word is BRILLIANT!!!
food is cooked and served like a dream!!!
the people dining around are super class just like this place..
service is better than what u would get at a 5 star..and i am not biased.
the location is perfect to take ur spl someone..just like i did..
pasta . wine . cakes . and a lot more .
thank u a.d.singh and chef max

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Go tell it on the mountains

A new place that was bordering on awful when it opened, no bollywood to support it in town sadly. Then something happened a month ago, the place has transformed into a swan, as beautiful as it was the food, service and wallet quotient are now at par with the best in Mumbai.
I have already been a few times with many different people, and they all seem to be in agreement that whatever has happened to this restaurant, gives us all a lot more reasons to cheer about. Do the same magic with the Bandra branch AD Singh.

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5.0

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Thank you for burrp-ing

For the first time, and on a whim I followed Burrp's advice and went this place, ignoring the old reviews. Seemed like a new avatar, and definitely warranted a visit.
I am a die hard foodie, and would not squirm at the site of strange things on my plate, so long as it is executed perfectly. I seldom eat with friends, since they often tend to lean towards Indianized versions of anything.
Taking the bait I went to Olive, so not known for it's food and sat in a quiet corner next to a Palm tree.
The lighting was more muted than before and gave itself an air of dignity previously unseen. Service was warm and informed, and then came the food. Raw tuna done three ways, bellisimo, stunning. The textures and flavours are still doing pirouettes on my palate. For the main course I had requested a steak, and was guided towards an off the menu choice, an angus rib eye. Let me just say, it rated as the best steak I have ever had in India, definitely imported, but unparalleled. The sauce alongside was complimentary and not the star, the potatoes just right and the garlic atop extremely mellow. I'd steal their new chef, who I believe is some young buck been making waves for a few years.
I tried hard to avoid dessert, but succumbed to a flour less chocolate pate, and am very glad I did. I was so impressed by this experience, that I will let them off on minor mistakes in the future. I still pinch myself thinking that I had a mind blowing food experience at Olives. It now sits atop the finest in the city.

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5.0

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Paradigm Shift I say

I had visited this much touted chain soon after it opened its doors to us townies a year ago and must say it was sorely sorely disappointing. A friend called the other day to announce that there had been a change of guard at the restaurant, and some new Bangalore chef had moved here.
I went grudgingly, with no idea what a brilliant surprise lay in store. The service was crisp, efficient and for a change informed. The Crab Cake that I started with rivaled th best I've tasted in Chicago , and the John Dory done simply was true divinity, succulent, subtle and 'wow' all in the ame breath. A special mention to desserts, the 'apple' had me in Austria in seconds. The pricing too seemed much much better, a once a month trip now.
Don't know what these guys have done, but it's so so right, Indigo has something to fear. Well done guys on the turnaround.

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The Horse and the Olive

Next time I'll take the horse and pass on the Olive

I'm about 12 months late in checking this "new" eatery out, and so I was glad when me and a friend finally found an excuse to visit.

The restaurant was relatively easy to find and the covered, outside sitting area would be nice if you had your own punkah walla. Unlike the Khar version, there were no fans outside...

Inside was better, and decidedly cooler, even when it was totally full to the brim with revelers. The decor was more polished and definite than the Khar version, which I think is looking a bit tired now and in need of mini make-over. It's all the same theme though: white-washed walls and a Mediterranean feel to it.

The menus came thick and fast, as did the wait staff. The staff were pleasant, polite and informed, contrary to what some other reviewers have claimed below. The only improvement for them would be to lose the mock-Hawaiian shirts they are made to wear. They're just too distracting with their busy floral patterns.

And if we're in critical mode(!), the tables and chairs seemed to be made for the jockeys, i.e. folk standing at 5 feet 6 inches or less. Bruised knees and toes from stubbing them into the protrusions of the furniture all evening was not something I should suffer just because I'm not vertically challenged!

Similar to the other reviews; however, I have to say that the food did not pack the "wow" factor I was expecting - very routine, not overtly flavorsome, but interesting presentation nevertheless. The descriptions in the menu were the tastiest bit of our entire meal.

The drinks menu was long and deep: cocktails galore. Along with a very big sell from the staff on the Bacardi-owned Grey Goose vodka for a minimum of Rs 700 a time! I'm not sure the Grey Goose publicity added anything to the decor outside. Nor am I convinced that it really is a premium vodka anyway. It's made in France for the US market for god's sake! Moo's top tip: If you want a decent vodka, go for Polish every time.

Remember that you will be sitting opposite working stables for the duration of your meal if you are seated inside the restaurant. There is nothing about a horses rear end, or that of a stable boy's for that matter, which adds to the experience of fine dining ;o)

Overall, I would have expected a little more for a lot less than the Rs 6,000 we paid. And this amount included a 15% loyalty discount!

Therefore, this is an ideal place for anyone with an expense account which has not yet been trimmed back due to the recession.

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Feels good, tastes less good

Great ambience. However, for someone like me who is strictly vegetarian and a teetotaller the entire menu would come twice over in an SMS (pizza and skewers). We had both of these and it tasted fresh, subtle and well done. The portions are miserly (an indirect way of saying that the right hand column of the menu card is heavy). I absolutely loved the decor and the lilt of the place. There is no reason for me to go back unless there are more things on the menu that I can try out. I have also been to the original at Bandra a few times, and would certainly prefer Mahalaxmi to that for its feeling of space.

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so so bandra is better !

I went to olives mahalaxmi even though friends of mine recomended me not to. and now i understand why. the whole place was a little to al fresco for me. ( that and apart from the fact that you can smel horse sh*t ) lol the menu is similar to the one in bandra and is extremely expenisive way to over priced for what it is. but still ok for a once visit. I dont think it will last long !!! mumbaikars are not stupd they want value for money !

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Good food, though very pricey

A colleague and I wanted to grab a few drinks last night and decided to go to Olive. Though I've been to the Turf club before, this was my first time at Olive.

The drinks menu was quite exhaustive. They've got a decent collection of Single Malts, Wine and the usual stuff. We settled for a Jacob's Creek Cab Shiraz 04. The wine was pretty smooth and goes down well, however it didn't have too much of a nose. It retails for about $10 in the US.

I had a Penne Calabrese pasta and it was one of the best one's I've had in a long long time. The table bread was decent also. They goofed up my colleague's order. He had specifically asked for a wheat bread pizza but they sent one with a white bread crust. However they were quick to replace it when he spotted the error.

The place is nicely done and had a very pleasant ambiance. They've got an indoor as well as an open seating (covered) section. The parking space is plenty.

My only gripe are the prices. They're ridiculous. Charging Rs. 500 for a glass of Jacobs is a bit over the top. And they added a 10% service charge on top of the bill.

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WineWally

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January 04,2009

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Alfresco for the Rich and Richer...

Great spot, glad you are now in central Mumbai, great fitout and design. The pasta and pizza continue to be excellent, congrats Chef Max but the grilled meats etc are fairly mediocre. Now for my whinge, because there has to be one right?
So, we are in the middle of a financial crisis and some restaurants just don't get it? I ordered a "premium" vodka soda and it was 1000 Rs!!!! Hello?!? Not to mention the winelist, a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc at over 10,000 Rs, this sells for NZ$30 so you are charging over NZ$300!!! Outrageous, get with the program or you'll have no customers, there's no longer any corporate Amex's out there to support you.

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Its not right

I was at the Olive at Mahalaxmi with a few friends for lunch. It was reasonably busy but definitely not packed.

Positives:
1. Good Ambience
2. Ample Parking
3. Good People around

Negatives
1. Apalling food- Everything from soup to Salads to Pizza & sandwiches and Desserts were below par. Food was tasteless and meagre (imagine exactly 4 thin slices of Parma ham on a pizza costing about 500 bucks!!). I prefer Indigo / Indigo Deli or Basilico anyday for food.
2. Service- The waiters behaved as if he is doing a favour by serving us despite charging a 10% service charge on my bill. He was least concerned about our needs. The Manager/Supervisor (with long hairs) has massive chip on his shoulder. He was least bothered about our plight and turned his back on us.
3. Bad VFM - The products quality and quantity were not worth the price. I dont mind paying the same for good product.
4. Bad Stench - I don't if it was rain but there was a foul smell every now and then.

Sorry Olive, I will not come anytime soon unless your chef decides to upgrade his food quality and quantity significantly and your waiters start behaving like service professionals and not celebrities.
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similar yet different

The race course is going to become quite a hangout towards the end of the year. Olive has opened their branch and the word is out that Indigo might be coming too. Good for us south bombay folk i say.

Anyway, for those who have been to olive in Bandra this one is similar yet different. it has the same motif the Sicilian walls, the chairs, you get the drift.

what they also have is the slightly aloof service which travels in from Bandra. The crowds were good, pretty people, thank god there weren't that many film folk around. they can stick to bandra as far as i am concerned.

Olive for me has never been the gourmet experience a la Indigo but more a place to see and be seen if that is your thing.

i liked the table bread, the soup was ok, the salad was bland but the pizza was pretty good. i didn't have any of the pasta that was ordered so i cannot comment.

overall, i don't think they have paid as much attention to the food as they have to the ambiance. the service is fairly lame but its a lovely place to have a glass of wine.

damage : severe i think the prices have risen too. 4400+ for 3 with 2 glasses of wine. i remember it being cheaper than this..

PS. Didn't see any kids their either.

PPS. Since the place is hot right now, make sure you get a table in advance. chances of a walk in are slightly on the slim side.

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