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Olive or Twist

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Downtown Asheville
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81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 (Woodfin)
828-254-0555
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting take

Nicely located in downtown Asheville, it has an interesting take on the way we perceive oils. I would definitely put this on the list of places to try when visiting Asheville.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jimmcma
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We choose this restaurant due to the location for an event we were attending. On a Thursday evening at 6pm we were literally the only customers. During our visit only 3 other parties came in. From what we saw there was only one very friendly girl working the whole front end of the restaurant. It's an old building and was... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely located in downtown Asheville, it has an interesting take on the way we perceive oils. I would definitely put this on the list of places to try when visiting Asheville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Six cousins met in ASHEVILLE and found this adorable place. We had several different martinis and enjoyed the variety. The ladies shared various small plates while the guys had prime rib. The food was delicious. Great place to enjoy conversation, drinks, and truly good food. Sitting by the cozy fireplace was an added treat. My husband and I will come... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The ambiance of this restaurant is nice and our waitress was very pleasant. However, before having our meal, I stepped into the bathroom to wash my hands, and there wasn't any soap --it wasn't very clean either. The side salads that we got were decent, but when the main plates came it was a total disappointment. My mahi mahi was... More 

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Thank Luis865
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We came there happy that the restaurant was open on Xmas day for dinner. They knew exactly that they were one of the few opened that night. We ordered steak and a fish. We waited for almost half an hour. Our food came cold. We took a bite of it and realized it was barely warm. We told our waitress... More 

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Thank seka p
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something for everyone (crowd of 13 ranging from 3-69 years of age). Menu had it, they had availability, but previous reviews were accurate. Staff was pleasant, food was not. Ambiance was great for what they would be best at, jazz by a fireplace. Restrooms were in better shape than previously mentioned, but I would be insulted... More 

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Thank Nam N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and two adult kids enjoyed drinks and live blues in this spacious and super comfortable bar. We relaxed on a large leather couch and chairs amidst festive holiday decorations. No cover charge or drink minimum - we just hung out and enjoyed the music and danced along with many others.

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Thank Kris M
Dora, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We came in knowing since it was Christmas Day that service might be a little slow. We're we ever mistaken....after a short wait we were seated and we waited and waited for twenty minutes. No one came to take a drink order. During this time we saw one waiter who brought the table beside us their food and they promptly... More 

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Thank rtr8272011
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time! It was the best Steak of the entire year of 2015!!! Appetizer was cooked to perfection - decided on the fried oysters. Great atmosphere and dining experience! Unfortunately, we didn't leave any room for desert. Next time :)

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Thank Tom T
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

After visiting the Olive or Twist while passing through on previous trips, we went there to check out the menu and have a drink. The young lady who was bartending asked what we wanted after we sat there for a few minutes and she finished doing some odd jobs. We ordered and she said that they did not have it,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
    (Woodfin)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

(formerly Decades Restaurant)
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?