Olive & Ivy is a Scottsdale favorite located right in the center of Old Town outside of Scottsdale Fashion Square. This upscale restaurant is the perfect go-to spot for brunch with the girls, birthday celebrations, or date night. The restaurant boasts Mediterranean cuisine, but there is something for everyone, and while their drinks can be pricey, the food menu is relatively affordable. Fresh bread with pesto sauce is also offered at the beginning of every meal.
The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the restaurant's decor is modern yet dreamy. The area allows customers to feel surrounded by excitement, while allowing conversation to take place because the music is kept to a low.
Specialty drinks include their fresh mojitos and sangria. My personal favorite is the Grapefruit Mojito and Paloma (both pictured below). You'll see the bar crowded on the weekends, and the restaurant relatively full all day Sat & Sun.
Drinks Cost: Cocktails: $10-11 Beer: $5-6, Wine: About $10-20 / glass
Dress Code: Dressy (not enforced-but you'll feel out of place if you come in leggings/flannel etc.)
Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square