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Olive or Twist

81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
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Ranked #271 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $7 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Woodfin
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I were staying near by and looking for a later dinner...Loved the atmosphere! Service was more than EXCELLENT!! The bartender who also was our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Our food was prepared beautifully! We weren't looking for a heavy meal but ended up having Fried Mushrooms that were freshly battered... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a lunch and Dinner place. Very nice looking, It could be a upscale place. Very nice tables and dishes. The waiter was also a well dressed man. Newly hired. We tried the meat loaf and soup. The mashed potatoes were great. The tea was fresh. I had a good local beer in a tall glass. I believe it... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved the live music the night we went, it was a really fun atmosphere and the burger I ordered was DELICIOUS!!! Would definitely go back!

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Atlanta, GA
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place is located near downtown off a quiet street. We arrived at 4:30pm for a late lunch/early dinner. Although their hours are 11:30 am to midnite...we had to wait 30 minutes before they were ready to start dinner service. During that time, there was only one employee working out front (poor kid)...she was busy setting up the bar, interviewing... More 

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Tampa, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were visiting Asheville on a girls weekend and were directed here by our hotel staff. It is a large bar with lots of comfortable seating for drinks, appetizers and dinner. We were there for dinner and stayed for the band which started at 8PM. They played great tunes for us 45 year olds. There's also enough room for dancing!!... More 

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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place, which is near the end of Broadway in the downtown area that is easy to miss. It caters to a more mature crowd and has lots of dance floor space for jazz or R&B music played live or by DJ's. It has two bars. This was a busy Halloween party night, but our drinks were potent but barely... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This bar/restaurant is more known for its mature crowd and cocktails than the more raucous millenials who flock to AVL for the craft beers (they only have a select few on tap). Wednesday through the weekend the place picks up with live music and swing dancing to DJs and jazz or RnB. Paid Parking is ample across the street, and... More 

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San Diego
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Olive or Twist is located across the street from the Four Points Sheraton. It's kind of off the beaten path, but it's a great place to have a drink and listen to live music in the evenings. The mixologist/bartender was very well versed, she could make just about anything. We stopped by for lunch one afternoon. We placed our order,... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went here late night as the band was getting ready to play their final set. Loved watching the dancers, some of whom were really good. Didn't have anything to eat, so I can't say anything about the food. Would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The place was packed, however, Anna and her newly hired mixologist, Elisa, were incredidibly attentive and entertaining. Had the trout Amandine, wow, it was amazing! Definitely try the St. Germaine Martini, it's very good and they strong pour for sure. Enjoy!!!

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Additional Information about Olive or Twist

Address: 81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-254-0555
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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