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Looking for the name of a Philly restaurant. I think it was called Olives.

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krittlebug Mar 13, 2009 08:33 PM

I visited Philadelphia about 5 years ago and a friend and I found this really great restaurant and I think it was called Olive or Olives. I'm going to be re-visiting the city and would like to go back, but I can't seem to find anything on the net about it. We had a great breakfast there. I'm not sure what neighborhood it was in, but it had a giant olive on the roof. Can locals confirm this for me? Is it still there? What is the actual name? What neighborhood is it in? Thanks :)

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    LPhila RE: krittlebug Mar 13, 2009 08:46 PM

    Nothing rings a bell by that name, but was it Continental at Second and Market? It's a Stephen Starr martini bar with a sort of olive-themed decor in part, though off the top of my head I can't think if there's one outside or not.

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      Ali RE: LPhila Mar 13, 2009 08:55 PM

      One of them (the one in Old City) has a giant olive out front., right over the edge of the roof. Looks ridiculous, in my opinion, but it's definitely memorable.

      I'm with you on the OP's Olive/Olives name not ringing a bell, though. Think you got the Continental connection right. It's the only [Philly proper] place I can think of that was open 5 yrs ago and has the giant olive on the roof.

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        krittlebug RE: LPhila Mar 13, 2009 09:02 PM

        THAT'S IT!!! Well, sort of. It's actually the Continental Midtown on Chestnutt. The name didn't ring a bell at all, but when I looked it up that was the one. I can't wait to go back. Thank you so much!!! I can finally sleep now :)

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          GreaseFire RE: krittlebug Mar 14, 2009 02:16 AM

          Not so sure they do breakfast there.

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            hillster RE: GreaseFire Mar 23, 2009 04:42 PM

            They serve brunch

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            lawgirl3278 RE: krittlebug Mar 24, 2009 07:04 AM

            If you liked their brunch, I also recommend Jones. They're both Stephen Starr places. Jones' vibe is 70s comfort food with a twist. Their scrambled eggs and biscuits are heavenly.

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