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Olive or Twist

81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
828-254-0555
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Ranked #283 of 626 restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Woodfin
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)
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Winston Salem
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

My sister and I had dinner here with a long island ice tea. The ribeye, vegetables and artichoke & spinach dip, and drinks were very good. Very refreshing to see live jazz music performed. Music was by the 42nd Street Band. Several couples enjoyed the music by dancing. No complaints except the service was slow due to too many tables... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a group of 13 for a bachelorette party go here last weekend. I made the reservation for 7:30 PM and had to call and push it back to 8 PM. They were very friendly and accommodating about me having to change the time. When we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted by the live jazz band, which... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What the? While the dancers seemed to be having a good time, we had to beg for service. It was slow, it was shoddy, it was bad. Finally, we get to place our order, the food comes out--minus one dinner. The rest of politely wait, when it's apparent my friend's food is not forthcoming, she graciously urges us to eat... More

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ashevilledude11, Owner at Olive or Twist, responded to this review

We want everybody to have a good time at Olive or Twist. I want to apologize for the service you received while dinning that is not what we want. As far as the Mussels go the server should have known from the board in the kitchen. Balsamic vinaigrette is made of vinegar and oil so it is going to have... More

Louisville, KY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First off - I posted this same review on Google: We went here even though other reviews were "luke warm". We travel a great deal and spend a lot of time looking for unique and hopefully locally owned restaurants. Enter the Olive or Twist. The atmosphere and ambience was exactly what we wanted, the menu was solid and the location... More

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ashevilledude11, Owner at Olive or Twist, responded to this review

I am glad you liked the atmosphere and the ambience at Olive or Twist. I don't know what happened to the server that night . Once again let me apologize for not meeting your standards. I offered to recook your order that night and you said no everything was good and did not want me to comp it so I... More

Salisbury, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I took a group of conference attendees to this restaurant on a weekday night. The restaurant wasn't crowded. We had several appetizers. I had a salad and ribeye. Both were delicious. My group enjoyed the evening.

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was recommended by someone at the desk at the Renaissance Hotel for lunch. We entered sometime after 1 on a Saturday. No one was there to greet us and there were no other customers in the place. Finally the bartender came and told us to sit anywhere. He was also our waiter. I just has French onion soup and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Nobody even greeted us for over 5 minutes (sign says "Please wait to be seated"; time was about 7:45 PM)). A waitress finally told us to seat ourselves, or visit the wine tasting. The wine server had "nothing left", so we seated ourselves in a nearly empty section, so that we would be noticed. After a total wait of more... More

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had an extremely large party 30 people the service was fantastic and the trout was to die for , matter of fact planning on driving 70 miles back just for dinner!!

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pittsboro, nc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I arrived in downtown Asheville on a Sunday evening in mid-October. It was raining and we found this restaurant quickly and didn't want to spend time looking around for some place more elegant or romantic. This is large and spacious with at least four TVs displaying football games. But, we had a good experience. We were there... More

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Bradenton
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Don't let the location fool ya. Wanted shrimp n grits, but shrimp did not come in so 2nd choice was ribs, guess what, no ribs 3rd choice ahi tuna..frozen steak, premade frozen salsa, frozen veggies...yuck..then ordered dessert..choose the cheesecake,,half way through it..wait for it.......saw MOLD on crust...was told they just got it in from Sysco...really? Waitress was unprepared, had to... More

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