I went to check out Olive&June . It’s where the old El Arbol used to be, great atmosphere. The restaurant was bustling but not too busy. I made a reservation with Open Table and our table was ready when we arrived. The servers were friendly although the actual service was a tad slow. We were a big group though, so it was to be expected. We were seated downstairs and the kitchen has a large window so you can get a peek at what is going on.
Our waiter explained that the food is made with a few simple ingredients and is meant to be shared. I must preface that with the portions are quite small. The small plates are literally two bites. But two very tasty bites. I appreciated the simplicity of the ingredients however some of the dishes left me wanting just a little more. More spice, something a little heartier or savory. Great thing about going with the group is getting to try lots of things! So I’ll let y’all know my favs.
Zucchini Involtini small plate. This was my favorite in the “something I haven’t had before” category. These little bites were hearty and fresh all at the same time. These didn’t strike my eye at first on the menu but I’m glad we ordered them.
This is the fried artichoke. Definitely different because it’s not breaded. Not going to lie, it kind of looks like dead grass but the taste was great! It was salty and crispy and actually reminded me a lot of kale chips.