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Twisted Laurel Downtown

4.2
4.2
700 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Twisted Laurel Downtown focuses on farm to table New American cuisine including a full house made pasta program. With a modern industrial chic atmosphere and a knowledgeable waitstaff with a genuine desire to give their best, Twisted Laurel offers a unique dining experience. Offering a full craft cocktail bar, local taps and an always changing seasonal menu, Twisted Laurel is the perfect blend of exceptional food, great service and a welcoming environment. Plentiful outdoor dog friendly patio seating available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 552-3240

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tom Lafauci

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a party? Whether it's a large order to serve off-premises or a private party in the Daphne Room, our new event space in Asheville, we can't wait to be a part of your next special event. Rehearsal dinners, business functions, retirement parties, you name it.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 203-2673

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking garage 1/2 block to our East right across the street from the court house.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Savannah, was fun and efficient! Food was awesome!
  2. R

    Ronnie

    Hawaii

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here because it was dog friendly. They had a dog menu. We enjoyed our food and our server was so friendly and helpful. We hope to come back before we leave Asheville.
  3. r

    railwayexpress

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was delightful. Crispy Brussels sprouts, rigatoni, and beers were great. The service was disheveled. We ordered the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and ordered our entrees when the appetizer arrived. Dinner arrived 7 minutes later!! Unacceptable. When the party next to us asked the server about the Brussels sprouts, she turned to us and invited those customers to view ours! Did the same when asked about the entrees. Overall not a great experience, saved only by the quality of the food items we ordered.
  4. DP

    DemetriaP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The rigatoni was terrible, flavorless and cold upon arrival. The house wine was terrible.
  5. I

    Izzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! They are dog friendly, our pups had the best time. They also have a doggie menu, our girls loved the sweet potato!
  6. SD

    SeanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed everything so much and will definitely return. Had the butter board, short ribs, and lasagna...so good! Our server Steven was excellent and made it extra special for us.
  7. DC

    DiningCD

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall good experience. Service was good and food tasty. A little pricey but overall good experience & worth it. Good selection of beers!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family dinner for my daughters 40th Bday, complete with total 5 grands. Seated us promptly on the patio. Allowed the kids to be themselves and the adults to enjoy the company and the delicious drinks, appetizers, and entrees. The staff was very helpful.
  9. DC

    DeniseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brussels sprouts we’ve ever had, add the pull pork. Our server was great and the place itself has a great vibe. All four of us enjoyed our meal and had a great time!
  10. TB

    TerriB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The appetizing Brussels sprouts were delicious. I had the pizza and it was wonderful. My husband and my daughters sandwiches were very dry but they loved their fries. Everything else was amazing! The location is great! Got to see a part of Asheville I hadn’t seen before.
  11. SM

    SusanM

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    More casual than expected.. food was good but was hoping for a more polished atmosphere. Price point was fine for quality of food and overall experience..would recommend for a casual lunch but not a nice dinner out if visiting Asheville.
  12. NC

    NancyC

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaitlen was a fantastic server! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!
  13. PF

    PaigeF

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great for after work drinks or date night, very good environment both inside and outside. Trout cake was also a standout dish.
  14. SH

    SmittyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good. Our waitress was excellent. Everything was served hot and on time. Wines were very good and well paired.
  15. SC

    SallieC

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Love the ambiance and the food was good. The French onion soup was different and very flavorful. My Shrimp Ala Plancha was excellent but the veal dish my husband had was bland. Unfortunately the service was not good. Had to ask the hostess to find our server several times.
  16. TT

    TraceyT

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Definitely recommend for casual dining.
  17. FG

    ForG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. I’m sad we hadn’t stopped by years ago. We’ve been missing out on this one. Thank you!
  18. JH

    JoanH

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Chose Twisted Laurel based on reviews. Did not live up to expectations. Would not recommend, given many better Asheville options.
  19. RH

    RogerH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was a bit disappointed in our meal and the service. The pasta dish I had was a soupy cheese mess with little flavor. The Panzanella salad had extremely hard bread that I couldn’t cut with a knife. The waiter never asked if we would like more wine, and served coffee to one person in our group who asked without asking anyone else at the table if they wanted any coffee. There are so many good places to eat in Ash I’ll that I couldn’t recommend Twisted Laurel.
  20. DM

    DanielleM

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our martinis were only half full and $15 each. That was disappointing
  21. M

    Monica

    Miami

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The meat in thepork sandwich was dry.No sauce the service was nice.The music inside was loud.The vegetables and the beer Sierra Nevada were excellent
  22. MP

    MendyP

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stopped in for lunch on our trip to Asheville. We loved the indoor/outdoor feature, and the food was fantastic.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Riley was phenomenal! She gave us recommendations on places to go afterward as well as the food there, everything was amazing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Twisted Laurel, and it did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and so was our server.
  25. ND

    NutterDuffy

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Affordable, convenient with tasty options right across from Pack Square.
  26. JS

    JustinS

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Savanah was great; very knowledgeable with menu and personable. Brussels sprouts were amazing. Best gluten free pizza crust I have ever eaten.
  27. H

    Hollico

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Wonderful menu , get the Brussels sprouts appetizer!
  28. N

    Nella

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service was slow. Food arrived cold. Vegan meal arrived with cheese even though it doesn’t come with cheese on the menu. Pizza was bad—similar to a bowling alley pizza. Overpriced.
  29. L

    Leonard

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside on a lovely evening. Service was terrific. Loved the Brussels sprouts and bread tray starters. All good.
  30. LC

    LizaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Less food plated than your average restaurants so if you are hungry choose 2 apps. The arancini was delicious but just 4 as an app. Pasta al Forno had a delicious basil cream sauce. The Trout Cake though was spectacular!!! They only had 1 dessert so we went elsewhere for that. Overall, expensive for the amount of food we had, but it was very tasty.
  31. CG

    ConnieG

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ribeye steak was great!! We even ate our left over the next day!! Good kids menus and chicken parm was huge. Great experience! We will return!
  32. H

    Happy1956

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice place.
  33. SS

    SandyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. Food was delicious. Service by Stephen was above and beyond. We highly recommend and will return when we next visit Asheville.
  34. SD

    SteveD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Bland salmon pasta, poorly cooked pasta noodles. Very bland and dry short rib. Good pesto pasta and Philly steak sandwich.
  35. HA

    HeatherA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the BEST chicken Parmesan I’ve ever had! I’ll be back to have to again next time I’m in Asheville. Service was perfect and the ambiance was nice and relaxing. Great Restaurant!
  36. PA

    PerryA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Twisted Laurel. New out-of-town vegan friends joined us. Menu was varied for them and for non-vegans. All dishes were tasty, hot, and beautifully presented. Service was top-notch. All good!
  37. DD

    DeeDee

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Pizza was soggy and rigatoni not very good either
  38. JK

    JulieKay

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fourth visit to Twisted Laurel, and every time we’ve had friendly service, great food, and enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere. Tasty cocktails too!
  39. A

    Astro

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was excellent!
  40. SR

    SharonR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Asheville for my birthday and picked Twisted Laurel bc of the reviews. It did not disappoint! Excellent food and service! Will definitely go back again when we are visiting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Twisted Laurel Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Twisted Laurel Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 552-3240.

Twisted Laurel Downtown is rated 4.2 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Twisted Laurel Downtown

130 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking garage 1/2 block to our East right across the street from the court house.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Lafauci

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 552-3240

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a party? Whether it's a large order to serve off-premises or a private party in the Daphne Room, our new event space in Asheville, we can't wait to be a part of your next special event. Rehearsal dinners, business functions, retirement parties, you name it.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 203-2673

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