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“Best martinis ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive or Twist

Olive or Twist
140 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3306 (Downtown)
412-255-0525
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Ranked #77 of 1,899 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Pittsburgh’s Premier Martini Bar! BarSmart’s 2010 and 2011 Winner for Best Martinis. Conveniently located in the Cultural District, between Heinz Hall, the Byham Theater and the Renaissance Hotel. Olive or Twist is located just one block from the Benedum Center and a short walk from PNC Park.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best martinis ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

In had the best martinis of my life here! The red velvet martini and truffle fries are phenomenal. Service wasn't the best at the bar, but the good drinks and food made up for it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Martini Central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

If you like original martinis go go go go now!!!! This bar/restaurant is great. They have a 2 guy band that plays some great music, they even take requests. The bartenders are great and will joke around. I ordered a drink and the bartender disnt know how to make so he said "I have no idea how to make that" then he made it and it was good. Go figure. Long story short go to this bar you will like it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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“It's Martini Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I visited Olive or Twist on a Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised, what a find! We had hopped around bars in downtown Pittsburgh for my sister's 40th birthday not really knowing where to go and this was by far the best, what a great atmosphere and even better martinis. They had a fun band playing which was great. I would highly recommend the perfect pear martini, yum! Definitely stop by if you are looking for a good time and great drinks in downtwon Pittsburgh PA!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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“Convenient to the Cultural District”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Almost across the street from Heinz Hall, this is a great restaurant for a late-night, after-the-show, dinner. We arrived without reservations and were promptly seated and waited on. RThe service was outstanding. The crab cakes were excellent and the hamburger I ordered was done perfectly. This is a casual dress place with a vibrant late night bar scene. The menu is somewhat limited, but what we saw looked very good. They have a very extensive offering of specialty martinis and cocktails.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilson, New York
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“Pretentious Staff and Clientele”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great atmosphere, awesome musician on Friday night, staff and patrons a little full of themselves, we have been twice on two seperate and this was the case each time

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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