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Four Olives in Long Beach?

SoCalMuncher Feb 23, 2007 11:16 AM

Living in the area, I always pass this place, on Atlantic, on the way to/from errands. Judging from the decor and location, it seems to not be the place to hop in and grab a quick bite - of course I could be wrong (gasp!).
Just wondring if anyone's been there and has any views of the place.

  1. badhomecook Mar 6, 2007 06:44 PM

    I live in the Cal Heights neighborhood where 4 Olives is located, and I've eaten there about five time over the last year. I had a really delicious warm goat cheese salad the first time...followed by four wholly unexceptional meals at subsequent visits. I *want* to like this place, but I find the food pricey for what you get, and sort of sloppy and not all it's hyped up to be. The service irritates me as well - the servers are too casual and "dudey" for the sort of place it's trying to be. Killing it off for good was when I inquired about a tray of lasagna for a holiday party I was throwing...a tray feeding about 20 some people - and was quoted $200-+. I'm sorry. The management are full of themselves.
    For a better experience, try Christy's in Belmont Heights. They do the same thing, but well.

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      SoCalMuncher Mar 5, 2007 11:46 AM

      I stopped by and tried their caramel apple french toast (french toast with slices of green apple and a bit of caramel sauce). I'm not much of a french toast eater, but I was really suprised at how just simple slices of green apple transformed the dish!
      Service was prompt and friendly and it wasn't expensive IIRC. They've piqued my interest and I will go back again and try a few other things.

      1. Staquille Mar 4, 2007 10:50 AM

        We've tried this place for lunch and were in and out in under an hour. The food's good, a step up from EJ Malloy's and other lunch options on Atlantic Ave. Definitely give it a try for lunch. Dinner's quite a bit more spendy.

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          jraibley Mar 3, 2007 12:57 PM

          I disagree. It's pretty good for Long Beach. You can get a decent sandwich and some chips. Doesn't compare with East Coast delis, though.

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          1. re: jraibley
            Oh Robin Mar 6, 2007 01:28 PM

            Are you thinking of "Olives" and not "Four Olives" on Atlantic?

          2. f
            FED Feb 23, 2007 12:54 PM

            keep on going. wish it was better.

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