Discover the Top Dishes at The Black Olive

December 6, 2023 at 5:00 AM

Welcome to The Black Olive, where every dish is crafted with love, integrity, and the finest ingredients. Our menu, rich in small plates, salads, spreads, and the freshest oysters, offers a culinary journey rooted in the traditions of our ancestors. Here are some of the top dishes you must try when you visit us.

### A Commitment to Freshness

At The Black Olive, we pride ourselves on baking our own bread and preparing everything fresh daily. Our relationships with trusted fishermen and longtime suppliers ensure that we consistently offer clean, high-quality food. Our commitment to using the finest ingredients allows us to create dishes with a high level of integrity, aimed at nourishing both body and soul.

### Small Plates and Spreads

Our menu is filled with delightful small plates and spreads that are perfect for sharing. Start your meal with our **Melitzanosalata**, a smoky eggplant dip, or **Tzatziki**, a refreshing yogurt and cucumber spread. Pair these with our freshly baked bread for a perfect beginning.

### Fresh Shucked Oysters

Our oysters are a highlight of the menu. Freshly shucked and sourced from the best waters, these oysters are served with traditional accompaniments that enhance their natural briny sweetness. They are a must-try for seafood lovers.

### Salads

Our salads are vibrant and packed with flavor. The **Horiatiki Salad**, made with vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, is a staple of Greek cuisine. For something heartier, try the **Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad**, which combines earthy beets with the peppery bite of arugula, finished with a tangy vinaigrette.

### Whole Grilled Fish

Our specialty is whole grilled fish, prepared with a simplicity that lets the freshness of the fish shine through. We source our fish directly from trusted fishermen, ensuring that each catch is of the highest quality. Grilled to perfection and served with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, our whole fish dishes are a true testament to our culinary philosophy.

### Seafood Delicacies

For seafood enthusiasts, our menu includes impeccable **scallops**, succulent **shrimp**, delectable **crab cakes**, and a **lobster pasta** that is simply to die for. Each seafood dish is crafted with the freshest ingredients and a touch of culinary artistry that brings out the best in each bite.

### Lamb Dishes

For meat lovers, our lamb dishes are not to be missed. The **Lamb Kleftiko**, slow-cooked with herbs and spices until tender, is a customer favorite. Another standout is our **Lamb Chops**, grilled to perfection and bursting with flavor.

### Vegetarian Delights

Vegetarians will find plenty to love at The Black Olive. Our **Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes**, filled with a savory mixture of rice, herbs, and vegetables, are a comforting and satisfying choice. Another popular dish is the **Spanakopita**, a spinach and feta pie encased in flaky, handmade filo dough.

### An Impeccable Wine List

Complementing our exceptional cuisine is an impeccable wine list and cellar, curated with treasures we have identified and collected over the years. With the assistance of a true sommelier and wine director, we provide a wine experience that Wine and Spirits Magazine has included in their list of the "50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences in America." Each wine is carefully chosen to pair perfectly with our dishes, enhancing the flavors and creating a memorable dining experience.

### A Culinary Experience Rooted in Tradition

At The Black Olive, our food is more than just a meal—it’s an experience that connects us to our heritage and the rich culinary traditions of our ancestors. Every dish is crafted with care and served with a deep sense of respect for the ingredients and the people who produce them.

### Join Us

We invite you to join us at The Black Olive and experience our menu, filled with dishes that are made with love, without pretense, and with a dedication to nourishment and integrity. From our fresh oysters to our whole grilled fish, exquisite lamb dishes, and impeccable seafood delicacies, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And don't forget to explore our wine list, where each bottle has been selected to elevate your dining experience.


Stay tuned for more insights and stories from The Black Olive, where we continue to celebrate and share the culinary traditions that inspire us every day.