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“slightly upmarket bar in downtown”
Review of Olive or Twist

Olive or Twist
Ranked #74 of 2,167 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Pittsburgh's Premier Martini Bar! Pittsburgh Magazine Winner 2014, 2013, 2012. 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.
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“slightly upmarket bar in downtown”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I stopped here for a drink with my wife and found a little gem. the staff were helpful and the cocktails awesome. We didn't eat but watching the other customer's faces the food would seem to be very good.

Visited October 2013
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Thank quietlad
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Atlanta, GA
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123 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Take a Break”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Take a break from sightseeing. Have one of the specialty cocktails at Olive or Twist. Good atmosphere. Nice and helpful staff.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Tigers8932
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great downtown spot”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We live here and this is one of our favorite places for a nice meal and or drinks. Their fried calamari is about the best we've ever had. Service is excellent, prices reasonable and over all the food is good.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank GaleN536
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Huntington, WV
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lots of fun martinis!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went here for my bachelorette party and drank one fancy martini after another. Low key crowd, great atmosphere and made for a great night.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank carlymu
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

I highly recommend Olive or Twist which is not only good but a fun place to be especially on weekends. It is located in the Theater District which makes it very easy to dine or have drinks before and/or after events and shows. We went without reservations so we could not sit on the main level. To our delight, the upstairs lounge and bar was open and we were able get a full meal there. The room is open and very comfortable with a very long bar, high top and low tables and upholstered furniture set up into small conversation areas.

Our meals were the highlight. I had the Braised Short Ribs and will get them again and again...very moist and tender. My husband raved about the Filet Mignon. The prices are very reasonable and the wine serving is generous. We were in somewhat of a hurry as we were going to the theater. Our meals arrived quickly giving us plenty of time to enjoy our dinners.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank susiebh
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