- Olive Way begins in Seattle at Stewart Street and then travels northeast about one mile, becoming East John Street where it intersects with Broadway. A home to apartment high rises and office buildings, the street is near Seattle attractions such as the Paramount Theater and the Jimi Hendrix Statue. Olive Way also features a small number of restaurants. Among these are establishments that have earned top ratings for their cuisine, which ranges from American to Mediterranean.
- Glo's , established in January 1985, is on East Olive Way between Belmont and Summit Avenues. The small restaurant held "Zagat" dining guide ratings of extraordinary to perfection for its food, good to very good for its service and fair to good for its decor as of September 2010. Glo's is known for its breakfasts and offers omelets, eggs Benedict, coffee cake, pancakes, waffles and French toast. A signature dish is the corned beef hash, accompanied with two eggs cooked to order, hash browns and toast. Another popular choice is the lox and bagel, presented with cream cheese, lettuce, Bermuda onion and capers. Glo's serves breakfast and lunch daily. Reservations are not taken. Expect a long wait on weekends. The service is often slow at Glo's, so opt to dine elsewhere if on a tight time schedule, such as a lunch break or before an afternoon matinee. Casual attire is appropriate. The restaurant has a children's menu available as well as high chairs and booster seats. Metered street parking is the closest option to the restaurant.
1621 East Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102
- Andaluca Restaurant is inside of the Mayflower Park Hotel on Olive Way near Fourth Avenue. Established in June 1996, the restaurant received the award for Most Romantic Restaurant from the readers of "Seattle Magazine" for its warm color scheme, soft lighting and plush mahogany booths. The restaurant held "Zagat" ratings of very good to excellent for its food, decor and service as of September 2010. The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. A signature dish is the Andaluca paella, made with prawns, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo and aborio rice. A gluten-free menu is available for young diners. Featuring more than 100 selections, the wine list includes numerous Spanish imports as well as reds and whites from Washington and other domestics. Andaluca Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are highly recommended. Casual attire is acceptable. Diners can enjoy complimentary valet parking at the Mayflower while dining at Andaluca and can leave their vehicles there while attending a performance at the Paramount.
407 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
- Dinette is on East Olive Way, between Denny Way and Howell Street; it opened for business in September 2005. The restaurant held "Zagat" ratings of very good to excellent for its food and service and good to very good for its decor. The dinner menu incorporates elements from a variety of European culinary traditions as reflected in the restaurant's signature dishes, its toasts or bruschetta. Options range from French-inspired croque monsieur with Gruyere cheese, bechamel sauce and smoked pork to Tuscan-style chicken liver mousse to a smoked sardine and feta reminiscent of the Greek islands. The bruschetta selections have previously won an award from "Seattle Metropolitan" for being the best in Seattle. Like the dinner menu, the wine list provides a tour of Europe with 50 selections available. Dinette is open for brunch on Sundays and for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays. The restaurant closes every Monday. Reservations are highly recommended. The restaurant will not take reservations for large parties on weekends, however, so plan large group outings to the restaurant for a weeknight. Casual attire is the norm. Street parking is nearest the restaurant, but a pay lot is located two and a half blocks from Dinette at Bellevue and East Pine Streets.
1514 East Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122