“We recently had our nuptial ceremony and reception at The Mark.  We admire Lisa’s commitment to the environment and the community. She chooses local organic ingredients and creates an inviting space for local artists to showcase work. She works to create a truly unique environment in Olympia.
This was the only space in Olympia we could imagine to host our wedding. Her values reflect ours and those that we cherish and wanted to have at our event.
We truly had the time of our lives and will continue to be patrons of The Mark.”
-Becky and Ben, Portland, OR

“I travel a lot and have eaten at many outstanding restaurants. I would rate The Mark very high on my list of great experiences in eating. The food presentation was excellent and the service was superior”
Nathan, Holladay, UT

“Great food and service. Nice to treat our friend from Walla Walla to quality Olympia cuisine. We come here often–the setting is casual but simple and elegant.”
Duane, Shelton, WA

“We were so happy to happen upon this place a couple of years ago. We have enjoyed your delicious food many times since.”
David and Crystal, Winlock, WA

“Our business team travelled from San Francisco every week to Olympia. The Mark was our home-away-from-home. The smart lounge sensibility coupled with great food, drinks, art, and music ensured our weekly team dinners occured at The Mark. It was comfortable enough to feel like a great neighborhood place but also sufficiently button-up for entertaining our executive clients–which we did on several occasions. It is a graceful fusion of big city sophistication with Olympia’s creative south sound culture.

A quick word about the food. It is centered around truly perfect pasta, the kind you are used to encountering only occasionally in restaurants. The highest quality pasta is prepared very simply, emphasizing clean, sparkly flavors. Do not miss the Butternut Squash Ravioli. If you are going with a group, call a day ahead for the transcendent Roasted Chicken.”

Rick, S.F., CA

“Great Martinis – I was really surprised to find a restaurant like The Mark in Olympia. I will recommend it to all my friends in Portland who come this way.”
Brian, Portland, OR

“I love this place–lovely, cozy, rich atmosphere. A great place for an intimate conversation. Everyone loved their drinks, and the cheeses were fabulous! I wish there was a place like this in my neighborhood in Seatlle.”
Melanie, Seattle, WA

“We come here after work because of the great atmosphere, great drink selection (fanciest drinks in town) and the awesome staff.”
Amanda, Olympia, WA

“The lights are dim, the vibe is cool, and the drinks are brilliant. Working at the capitol often means hectic and tiring days during the long hours of the legislative session. The atmosphere at The Mark allows us to relax in style, and the amiable staff has come to be a part of our circle of friends whenever we’re there. When my colleagues and I need a place to talk work, or just escape from it, there’s no better place in Olympia than The Mark.”
James, Olympia, WA

“Our wedding reception at The Mark was tasteful and simple. The staff was helpful and unobtrusive. We wanted to have an occasion that brought our families together without being over the top. It was beautiful and gave everyone a chance to enjoy great food and drinks in a really warm intimate atmosphere.”
Seanna and Evan, Boulder, CO

“Our wedding reception was affordable, intimate, and extremely enjoyable. With a personable staff and a classy environment–couldn’t go wrong!”
Chelsea and Jesse, Olympia, WA

“We were among your earliest customers. We were so impressed that we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary here. We just celebrated our 59th!”
Pat, Lacey, WA

“The Mark is always our first choice for entertaining our staff, as well as our clients from around the world. There is no other place in Olympia where you will find this degree of intimacy and sophistication provided by The Mark and their first-class staff.

The atmosphere, the alternative menu, and great wine selection make it possible for us to entertain our visitors from North America and Europe in a style you would expect from our company. We always know we can expect nothin less than perfection!”
Carsten Madsen, President, Kompan, Inc. Olympia, WA

“The Mark is the perfect venue for a class reunion. The downtown location is centrally located, and there’s plenty of parking nearby. With The Mark’s help, our reunion was classy, affordable, and fun. From start to finish, The Mark provided expert event planning guidance and showed a real interest in making our event successful. Thanks.” Kirsten, Olympia High School Class of 1995 Reunion Committee

“Thank you! The atmosphere was perfect for a very personal retirement party. Service was wonderful.”
Judy, Olympia, WA

“When my friends an I were in Olympia for our 10 year high school reunion, we wanted to find a small venue for a group of about 20 of us to go out after the official portion of the evening had ended. The Mark was the perfect place. You can bet we’ll be back at the next reunion!”
George, Washington D.C.

“I wanted to have a surprise party for my wife’s birthday in The Mark’s Red Room. Lisa was really helpful in planning the evening, and, most importantly, engineering the surprise! Lisa and her staff really kept my wife off guard until bang! There were 60 people yelling surprise. It was an evening of great food, wine, lots of fun and friends.”
Dan, Olympia, WA

“The Mark worked with us to pull off a fabulous 30th birthday party! Everyone had a great time–even the guy in the gorilla suit!”
Laurie and Willis, Olympia, WA

“Thank you for making our party a success! Everyone had a great time and loved the room, food, and ambiance. We will definitely be back. Thanks again.”
Kim and Steve, Shelton, WA

“Thank you for such a great time. My girlfriends and I always feel so welcome and taken care of when we come here. It’s great not having to drive to Seattle for a special occasion! Your Chocolate Tort for a birthday cake, life doesn’t get much better that that!”
Julia, Lacey, WA

“My friend Kim had a birthday party at The Mark, and I had a great time. It was a private room, full of our mutual friends and a stranger or two. No one had to scurry around being the hostess, the drinks were delicious, and none of us had to clean up, before or after.”
Anna, Olympia, WA