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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: (formerly Decades Restaurant)
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

I am sure this place is great for drinks, but the food was terrible. My husband and I were supposed to eat at Ruth's Chris but they had a restaurant issue and so we had to have a plan b. My husband wanted steaks and when I searched on tripadvisor this restaurant came up and the reviews looked good... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Jheri R
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am sure this place is great for drinks, but the food was terrible. My husband and I were supposed to eat at Ruth's Chris but they had a restaurant issue and so we had to have a plan b. My husband wanted steaks and when I searched on tripadvisor this restaurant came up and the reviews looked good. I... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My favorite place to dance in Asheville! (and there are many) This is a safe and friendly place for women to come alone. Lots of people to dance with. Crowd tends to be over 40 and the bands cater to the oldies. Yaaaaaaah! Large wooden dance floor --but if you want to eat or have a more quiet evenning, you... More 

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KNOXVILLE
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our bartender was really nice. We went in late night for drinks. They are not cheap, but the drinks are good. Everyone was having a great time dancing. the band is wonderful! We had a good time there.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I showed up for a meet up on Sunday evening at O&T and what a great time! We played games, ate great good, then had a free dance class with a great DJ and dancing afterwards. What a great way to wind down the weekend!

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Asheville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had a wonderful time! Great food and service and the band was awesome. Excited that there is a place in Asheville that accommodates all ages!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I get to the O/T at least once a week. The staff is always friendly and they hustle to serve as best they can. It's a tough job and I appreciate their effort. Favorite food: Heat Seeker Shrimp (the only place I can find it!) and Philly Cheese Sandwich. Consistently excellent! And the house chips and string onions are my... More 

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Morganton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

OT has a "Cheers" type look and feel. Excellent music, good dance floor, nice wait staff. People are friendly. Comfortable variety of seating options with fireplaces.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were having a great time. Settled into one of their lovely couch seating areas enjoying drinks and food (the tuna-tini is very nice) while watching Seattle vs. Green Bay. Third quarter, a group of older women came in. They announce they will be playing Pictionary where we are sitting, set up their stuff and tell us we need to... More 

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nine of us visited here on a Saturday night recommended by one of the musicians who play there on the nights they have live music. We were greeted by a very cheerful waitress named Brandi. Brandi gave us great service throughout our stay. We arrived about 7:30PM. Live music began at 8PM and lasted until 11PM. The three piece jazz... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a cool place in a prime location. We went here for lunch on a Saturday and they were dead. We were the only table in the place, which felt a little awkward. Food was ok and you can't really mess up beer. They should just take a different approach on getting ppl in the door.

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

We apologize that you felt awkward for being the only table in the restaurant. Bringing people in is difficult when there are no tourists in a city with so much to offer. Although it makes for great table service and dedicated attention, slower business is an inevitable byproduct of mountain winters and the off season. We would like for you... 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 Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-0555

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

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