I had a little bit of trouble finding the restaurant since they don't have a sign yet, so look for the blue and white color theme on the outside, which carries inside as well. I really enjoyed the "olive branch and oak leaf" motif, which is on all the cocktail napkins and menus.
We sat towards the back of the restaurant, which has an open kitchen. It's neat to watch the cooks in action except for when something is dropped. hehe
One of the owners came over to check up on us so that was a nice personal touch in addition to the wall of pictures that faced us.
The menu donates one entire side to cocktails, wines, and beers. While the wine and beers (mostly craft brews!) is quite lengthy, the cocktail list is immediately at the top so we all stopped there. My eyes immediately went to the drink with the Big O in it called "#69".
|#69 - Whiskey, Lemon & Lime, Big O, Egg, Torched Rosemanry|
|#51 - Vodka, Rose Infused Dolin Blanc, Lemon, Bubbles|
Again, I found myself in the usual place of wanting to order everything on the menu and luckily there were four of us so we could get a variety of items. We still definitely need to go back to try more!!
Patience and I started off with oysters because we can never say no to them. We each ordered two west coast and two east coast.
|East Coast and West Coast Oysters|
|Blue Crab Grain|
|Tuscan Kale Salad|
|Roasted Sea Scallops on a bed of braised flageloet beans with suace vierge|
|Caramel Butterscotch Pudding|
Olive + Oak = http://www.oliveandoakstl.com/
Photos by Patience Scanlon