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Olive or Twist

Downtown Asheville
American, Bar
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81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 (Woodfin)
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Asheville, North Carolina
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a good place for a fun evening. The music is great and you can dance or sit back and watch some of the terrific dancers that frequent Olive or Twist! Good bar scene too with TVs for the game of your choice.

Thank Mountaingirl2501
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I very nice place downtown Asheville with an extensive martini list. We went during a special night the roaring 20's everyone was dressed up and it was very interesting. Live house band at night is a nice touch.

Thank Tarus C
Fullerton, Ca, USA
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314 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late evening arrival in Ashville and this restaurant was within easy walking distance of our hotel. Menu looked OK, so we decided to try it. When we walked in (9:30 PM on a Thursday night)), we were not certain about staying, as there was only one other couple currently in the entire restaurant - plus the evening's entertainment (the pianist).... More 

Thank JackR46
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147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for drinks one night over our Memorial weekend visit to Asheville. There was an excellent jazz group playing. Not too loud, just right for conversation without having to yell. This restaurant has a very cozy ambiance and is a very classy place. We elected to sit on one of the comfortable couches, sip... More 

Thank TravelingAngelaDawn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with crystal as our amazing waitress.. she was fun and prompt.. and very engaging. .. the band was excellent ...hummus great..cocktails great... would go again...

Thank Angela B
Sylva, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Took a friend from out of town last night and had a really fun experience! We had an appetizer, entree, and desert. I had the spinach salad which was to die for! The combination of spinach, goat cheese, and a balsamic reduction made me forget I was eating a salad. Creme Brûlée for desert was excellent as well. They offer... More 

Thank Porcelaintub
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The bar is a wreck and the bar staff is less than courteous. They spent most of the time we were there arguing with each other and complaining about the other members of the bar and wait staff when they weren't arguing. The atmosphere it created was visibly tense. We also witnessed a waiter come behind the bar and deposit... More 

Thank Madison G
ashevilledude11, Owner at Olive or Twist, responded to this review

Let me first apologize for not being at the standards that you are accustom to . I don't want anyone to be disappointed or feel unwelcome while at the restaurant. If you could kindly give me some feedback so I can see who was scheduled and try to find out what happened Can you let me know what day and... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I enjoy OT, as it is called by the locals, because there is a fun group of dancers and musicians that encourage dancing the night away!

Thank flyhighbefree
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

What a find! We wandered the streets of Asheville in the evening after a long road trip from Ann Arbor Michigan on our way back to our home in Orlando Florida. Unfortunately because we arrived in town late, so many places that appeared to be open were closed by the time we made a walking loop around the block. We... More 

Thank JohnAndNina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a restaurant with great jazz music, friendly staff, and great food. Then you won't be disappointed, if you come to Olive or Twist. The atmosphere was beyond my expectations. It definitely is a perfect spot to wine down after a long days work! Cheers

Thank Jo R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $30
American, Bar
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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-0555
(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?