Love it!!! This is one of our fave spots to go to any time of the week. Their Veal Ravioli and their Artichoke Salad are to die for, and Yasin (sp?) is the most attentive employee there. However, their Check Presentation is not a good representation of the Restaurant, far too informal with their Paper Clips, etc. But overall the Fox Group is the best thing to come to Phoenix in a very long time.
Posted: 4/17/2012 • Last edited: 4/24/2015 • Link to this review
Despite the poor service and the leaking misters on the patio, the restaurant has a great atmosphere and definitely a great place to hang with friends or a date. I would recommend a few servers who actually know about the menu, not the ones that are "Scottsdale" pretty. Yes, there were cougars that were on the prowl, however, there were definitely men of the same caliber. PLEASE do not make this the next Barcelona. It's great just the way it is.....service could always be improved, though.
Posted: 10/16/2008 • Last edited: 4/24/2015 • Link to this review
I've had the pleasure of eating at almost all of Fox Restaurant Concept's restaurants and Olive and Ivy is my favorite. The location is prime...on scottsdale's waterfront. The food is always delicious, and the service is top notch. I would defintely recommend!
Posted: 6/21/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I'm a limo driver, and this is one of the most requested destinations. I finally tried it myself, and the food is excellent with great service. Later in the evening it's a singles madhouse, but this is where the more sophisticated guys and gals hang out.
Posted: 5/30/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Love this location for a quick meeting with a friend. The cozy couchs outside make a great sitting place after a day of shopping. The soup is outstanding. On several visits the service was lacking - new employees maybe.
Posted: 5/24/2008 • Last edited: 4/24/2015 • Link to this review
For all the hype about Olive & Ivy, the food doesn't measure up. Service alternated between crabbiness and nervous hovering. Our patio server didn't want to transfer our check despite the fact we never even received our drinks on the patio before being seated in the restaurant. Our dining room server lingered by our table incessantly, seeming to not know when to approach or interrupt us. The food was... eh. Although the scallops were cooked perfectly, the spinach was bland and pointless: not cooked, not raw, with some flavorless broth just splashed over. Could that possibly be the sherry syrup? The dish boasted wild mushrooms (two) and crisp pancetta. Is that what those three tiny chunks were? The lemon aceto on the halibut was excruciating. The tuna tartare was absolutely flavorless. Where was the Red Chile Aioli? The pesto flatbread was decent. The affogatto dessert was described as Vanilla Gelato, Stream Lined Espresso and Kahlua Cream. What came was a puddle of espresso with vanilla ice cream melting in the middle with unsweetened cream on top. Where was the Kahlua? I had to add sugar to my dessert once the ice cream was gone. Sangria was tasty, but despite paying for a $6.00 large Pellegrino, it disappeared from my table and I only received half a refill. I only drank 1/4 of the bottle, wherever it was. Olive & Ivy remains open for its feverish cougar bar scene and patio. It's a shame that the food doesn't merit the incredible building it is served in.
Posted: 5/21/2008 • Last edited: 4/24/2015 • Link to this review
I was expecting so much and was let down. We had cocktails, which were fine. Our food was fine, but I can get this kind of food many places in Scottsdale and not pay as much! The atmosphere was spectacular but diminished by our less then polite service... I am so sad, I was expecting so much more!
Posted: 2/13/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
The waitstaff here is so friendly and welcoming. I was surprised at the wide selection here at both the dining area and marketplace. Furthermore, like all Fox restaurants, the food was top-quality.
Posted: 12/15/2007 • Last edited: 4/24/2015 • Link to this review