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FAQ: here you will find Answers Frequently Asked Questions and general information about the mark restaurant / the mark olympia.

RESTAURANT: Affordable, stylish yet casual neighborhood setting, for every day The Mark has a small nine table dining room with a full bar and a large outdoor patio area. When needed there are two additional private dining rooms and a larger banquet space that can be reserved for private functions, or for even larger events, the entire restaurant can be reserved.

CUCINA: Cucina Rustica (Italian rustic cuisine), menu is prepared fresh and in the moment. Simple, classic recipes – real fresh food without unnecessary pomp and circumstance.

ORGANIC: Serving mostly organic product since 2001 then becoming certified organic in 2009.

LOCAL: Whenever possible spending cash and purchasing local goods – actively promoting the direct purchase of goods by consumers from local organic farms since 2001.

INGREDIENTS: Most of our ingredients are organic with the exception of a few imported goods. Pasta is made fresh with organic ingredients. Meat is organic, or free range and hormone free, and cooked on an cherry wood grill.

FRESH PRODUCE: Our produce is organic and local as much as possible. The oils we cook with are organic extra virgin olive oil and organic soy oil for the grill.

DIETARY CONCERNS: Our menu includes options for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, low fat, low sugar and lean high protein diets.

TO GO: Available for dinner.

COST: Entrees range from 6.50 to 32.00

 

WINE LIST: Designed to complement the menu, most of our wines are from Tuscany, northern Italy.

WINE COST: Bottle 14.00 – 160.00 | Glass approx. 6.00

CORKAGE FEE: 18.00 per bottle

If you’d like a style of wine not featured on our list we recommend locally-owned Olympia Wine Merchants at 360.786.9463. Owner Patrick has been a consultant to us since 2001 and his extensive knowledge and good taste have never let us down.

 

HOURS FOR COCKTAILS AND ANTIPASTI: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM Thursday – Saturday, with a full service bar and an extensive selection of premium liquors.

COST OF ANTIPASTI/SMALL BITES: 4.50 – 9.75, Bar 2.50 – 17.00

ORGANIC PRODUCTS: All dairy, fresh produce, and herbs used in drink preparation are organic.

DRINK SPECIALS: Cocktail hour 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday to Saturday.

COMMUNITY: Art/film events after 9 PM in the Red Room sometimes have basic drink specials for guests who pay full donation to support artists or charity.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED: Mastercard, Visa, American Express

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Hours: Thurs – Sat 5PM to 1AM

Dinner Hours: 5PM to 10PM

 

PRIVATE HIRE:
Lunch Meetings: Monday – Saturday in aprox. 3-hour seatings, accommodating 2 to 100 persons
Private Dinners/Events: Monday – Saturday, advance reservation required.
Link to More Information / Event Planning

 

Reservations Recommended. Call during business hours or leave a reservation request on our answering machine and we will confirm your reservation. Phone: 360.754.4414

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED: Mastercard, Visa, American Express

DRESS CODE: There is no dress code

MINORS/CHILDREN: All ages are very welcome, but no we do not have highchairs, booster seats or children’s play areas.

PARKING: Street parking available. There are three parking lots within one block of the restaurant.

 

ADDRESS: 407/409 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA 98501
STREET: on Columbia between 4th and 5th

Link to Map and Directions

 

OUR CUSTOMERS: The classic yet modernist interior design lends itself to a timeless atmosphere, making The Mark one of the only places in Olympia where you will find people of all ages and walks of life relaxing and enjoying themselves in the same space. The commonality is that they are savvy, nice people who appreciate the quality we offer.

 

OUR STAFF: The Mark’s generous service staff share a commitment to our style of genuine, unpretentious service, and the sincerity of combining this with a simple, excellent meal in an intimate setting.

 

EVENTS: Since opening our doors we have had the honor of working with many local organizations: senior services, animal services, and GRuB [Garden Raised Bounty] to name a few.

We take great satisfaction in the small ways The Mark is able to support our community. We donate to many worthwhile endeavors such as Big Brothers and Sisters and Safe Place… please join us. Little efforts can add up to something larger.

BUY LOCAL and spend cash: Whenever possible without compromising our quality we purchase goods from local sources.

 

The Mark opened in 2001 and began serving affordable, beautiful food and drink in a stylish yet casual neighborhood setting. The space was designed and built by Lisa Owen with the help of her mother Elizabeth, and Contractor Chris Bonds, in the shell of what was once City Tire Service, using recycled materials when possible.

The Mark Olympia is named in memory of Lisa’s step-father Mark Listner Greenburg.

Independent Venture: An independent, local, woman-owned and operated business since 2001.

 

The Mark Gallery began exhibiting local and regional artists in 2001 and continues to support the arts community by being a non-commission gallery. Link to the Gallery