Olive Tree Restaurant


Olive.jpgOlive Tree on Monroe Ave, exterior 8-2008

Former Location
165 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
CLOSED on September 9, 2008

See Gone, But Not Forgotten


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2006-01-24 22:41:28   My favorite in Rochester. They have a great deal usually for about $20 you get an appetizer, salad, main course and dessert. For each item you get 2-4 selections to choose from. So far none of my choices have been bad! —JcPop

2006-05-20 15:59:42   Consistently good food, a pleasing space that includes a quiet outdoor patio, and also child-friendly. —EricLarsson

2006-07-14 23:25:33   have gone three times and have had an exceptional meal every single time. Romantic, reasonably-priced, middle-to-upscale food in a great location. There isn't anything like it in Rochester, and it trully is a gem. I have to second the above nomination for Saganaki and Bougourdi - they redefined my conceptions of cheese. —RochesterGuy

2006-09-18 07:57:54   Excellent food and service in a romantic setting. Highly recommended! —ZedOmega

2007-04-24 16:20:40   The only homemade moussaka in town? I doubt that. I believe that Jine's makes their own, and would be surprised if Aladdin's Natural Eatery ordered pre-made moussaka. —GrahamSaathoff

2007-08-05 17:03:07   Had an excellent dinner last night. We started with an appetizer that consisted of 4 dips with pita bread. All were nicely done, but we thought the skordalia stood out. They had a strip steak on special, so I took a chance on it, even though it seemed like it might be outside the restaurant's area of expertise. I was happy to find a nice cut of meat, cooked perfectly rare (as I had requested), with a fragrant dry rub that was still subtle enough to let the flavor of the meat take center-stage. It was served over wilted greens alongside spiced and broiled potato wedges, and an eggplant and tomato concoction that the owner described as being similar to ratatouille. My companion ordered the moussaka, which she found delicious and beautifully presented alongside pilaf and the aforementioned eggplant side. Both entrees came with a simple greek salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Every bit of our meal was well thought-out and executed.
Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly, and the hostess/owner was also very pleasant. We took home some baklava, which was good, but we thought the filling to phyllo ratio was a bit too high. Prices were pretty reasonable for the class of restaurant this is, expecially considering that the entrees all come with salad and sides. Dinner for two with appetizer and dessert came to around $70 —EastSideStephen

2008-04-22 16:35:37   The Olive Tree was the best Greek restaurant in town. I miss it immensely. Awesome food and great location. Its been there forever, it must have been good! —MrRochester

2008-09-09 22:00:12   Sad to see it go. I was just there the other day and had a very nice meal. Please don't put another chicken french place in there! —ThomasPawlik

2008-10-29 15:57:59   Damn. Damndamndamn. I'm really going to miss this place. Many special memories and many delicious meals. Rochester lost a little bit of class the day they closed their doors for good. —RochesterGuy

2009-06-29 03:04:38   oh no. —JcPop