Olives at the W Hotel Union Square
New York, NY 10003
Village Voice's Description
Encompassing the bottom floor of the W, the luxury-hotel brand for spiffy youngsters, Olives serves up fashion-forward, visitor-friendly cocktails. The Notorious F.I.G., comprised of rum, lillet, fig, and rosemary, is indicative of the menu: nothing crazy like bacon-infused bourbon, yet mildly adventurous all the same. The interior, in the spirit of all W hotels, has slick, MOMA-inspired flair, including the room's suspended metallic Xs and its contrasting faux-vine-covered walls. First-time New Yorkers should stop by for a snazzy pre-game experience infused with just a touch of Gossip Girl glam.
Tips from foursquare
Each pasta is excellent. The Crab Carbonara is a shellfish-laden version of a classic, while the Tortelli of Butternut Squash has been a staple since Olives first opened. Via CityEats.com
Cat Cora enjoys the classic Mediterranean cuisine at Todd English's, Olives on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. We recommend the Spicy Broccoli dish. Find more tips at FN Local.
Make sure to order a dish with veggies—after all, this Todd English eatery is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Union Square’s Greenmarket.
...enjoy great atmosphere, while having a delicious Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and afterwards some Caramelized Banana Bread! Make reservations via this link ›
Go to Olives for the prosciutto & fig flatbread, and butternut squash ravioli with brown butter & sage!