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Olive or Twist

$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
American, Bar
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81 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-7900 (Woodfin)
+1 828-254-0555
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a restaurant unique to the area and found Olive or Twist. Classy place with good food and a live band. I ordered shrimp pasta and it was really good. The only downside was the wait and from what I understand they were short two waitresses. Other than that, a pleasant experience. I would go back for sure!

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Thank Wesman44
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with friends to celebrate our friend's 49th birthday. The band was great playing a mix of old and new music. The surroundings were comfy and inviting.

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Thank BlackMtn
Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited Olive or Twist on 10/29/16 while visiting Asheville with friends. Based on TripAdvisor review it seemed to be a good local choice. It was Halloween weekend so maybe the staff were masquerading as restaurant employees. We (6) were seated in a booth that was of sufficient size. After that things went downhill. Waiter asked if we wanted water. All... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We where looking for steak restaurant within walking distance from our hotel and decided to give this establishment a try. We hit the jackpot. Everything was excellent, starting with the freshly brew ice tea brewed to order to the New York strip dinner, could not be better. All this accompanied by excellent service and prices. Will definitely go back next... More 

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1 Thank Carlos P
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I have been here several times for music and dancing. The food is usually good, but the performers often outshine!

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Thank Bonnie C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by our hotel front desk. Perfect walking distance from our hotel but when we got there it was closed. Double checked the website and everything said it should be open. Disappointing!

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

This place had great food and live music. We went on a Sunday evening, and were happy to find out there would be live music. The band was pretty good, but the audience was scarce. Sadly, i think it's the location. This was a swanky place with plenty of room for a great time! Our server, Cassie, doubled as bartender.... More 

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1 Thank Lee M
Asheville, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Olive or Twist provides an evening of great food and fun. The atmosphere is good for sharing with friends or having a romantic outing with your sweetheart. The live music adds just the right touch to top off the dinner. The food is amazing and the drinks are tasteful. This restaurant is truly one to visit if you're looking for... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place for an early dinner after skipping lunch while touring the Biltmore, when we found Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Honestly, we stopped because the name is so cute. The bartender was our waitress and she recommended the Ruby Slipper martini from their vast menu of martinis. Although it has grapefruit juice, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Found this Bar a the end of a college strip. It had a more 'toned-down' atmosphere for us 40-somethings just passing thru town on a Friday night. There was a band playing and some couples dancing. There was dining areas, couches, and a bar. The food was typical bar food but it was absolutely delicious. Chicken tenders, quesadilla, and wings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-7900
    (Woodfin)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0555
Description
(formerly Decades Restaurant)

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