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The Scene Setter: Third & Olive Restaurant in Burbank

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Diners enjoy the relaxed but classy atmosphere in the main dining room of Miki Zivkovic’s new restaurant ,Third & Olive in Burbank. The bar, where Zivkovic plans to put a grand piano, can be seen in the background. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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The entryway of Third & Olive is framed by floor-to-ceiling wine racks. Miki Zivkovic has augmented the growing wine list with bottles from his personal collection. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Chef and owner Miki Zivkovic is not new to the kitchen. Before opening his first restaurant, Bistro Provence (which isn’t far from Third & Olive in Burbank), he was the executive chef at the Patina Group’s Pinot Bistro. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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A server dashes between tables in one of the three dining areas of the 250-seat restaurant. Diamond mirrors, tufted banquettes and coffered ceilings abound. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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The reservations book sits beside a colorful bouquet of flowers at the entrance of Third & Olive. A patio just outside the front door is available for al fresco dining. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Miki Zivkovic takes a break from the kitchen heat to chat with his customers. His warm personality and sharp sense of humor make him a favorite with regulars. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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