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Twisted Laurel Downtown, Asheville, NC
Twisted Laurel Downtown, Asheville, NC
Twisted Laurel Downtown, Asheville, NC
Twisted Laurel Downtown, Asheville, NC
Twisted Laurel Downtown, Asheville, NC

Twisted Laurel Downtown

4.4
4.4
1001 Reviews
$30 and under
American
***** We always save space for our walk-in customers *****

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.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, 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: (828) 515-4151
  • 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

What 1,001 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Asheville

    Kid-friendly

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Great for outdoor dining

1,001 Reviews
  1. JohnnieP

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smash burger is one of the best we’ve ever had.

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  2. Ashley

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great evening and the food/service was excellent.

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  3. KristinP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and atmosphere! You definitely need to order the crispy brussels sprouts!

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  4. SCMOUTAIN

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous brussel sprouts and although we didnt order one, the burgers looked fantastic

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  5. Cindy

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really tasty and the service was great.

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  6. TomR

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pizza was the highlight as the pinwheel lasagna was not enough pasta and lots of cheese. The description indicated a 6 h meat sauce and what was presented was sausage in a tomato sauce. Definitely not a meat sauce cooked for 6 h. Looked and tasted like the sausage for the pizza.

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  7. cait

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Cold and uncomfortable. Loud house music. Good food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I visit Asheville several times a year. We have never been to Twisted Laurel but we were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Everything was great and I highly recommend!

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  9. Momof5

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Osso buco risotto was cold, lasagna was all cheese -steak Diane had 5 scrawny asparagus. Too pricy for all those dishes

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve wanted to visit for a long time and finally got the chance last night. Restaurant was great with comfortable seating and fantastic local art displayed on the walls for sale. The server was amazing and helpful Focaccia appetizer was wonderful. My wife ordered the trout. I dislike trout as a general rule but after trying a bite of hers I’d order it in a heart beat lol I ordered the Hersey inspired cheese pie. It may be my new favorite cheese pizza. The plum tomato sauce was fantastic (I always order pizza with extra sauce here in NC - it seems where I lived in Jersey normal sauce is extra here) and it was just right. Cheese and texture of crust was excellent. One of the best restaurant experiences we have had lately in Asheville.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of six. The hostess seated us at a corner table that worked out great. Our server was excellent. We started with the roasted Brussel sprouts. I had the Carolina trout that very tasty. I think the best dish was the southern fried chicken sandwich. The seasoned fries we great as well. Everyone was very pleased with their meal.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having arrived quite early for our reservation we were thankful that with a smile the hostess gladly accepted us and showed us to our table. The food was delicious and bountiful! Our server, Jen, was at the top of her game. She seemed to be at our table side just as our needs came into our minds. The experience was a great plus to our weekend trip!

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  13. SueR

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No elevator to top floor. Bottom floor very loud. Hard to climb stairs with leg issues.

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  14. DeanC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Usually a very busy spot but the servers work fast and are attentive. Love their lasagna. And the burgers are fantastic. One of our favorite places.!

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  15. Pdave333

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable experience, delicious food, and friendly, attentive service. All was Good but world specifically recommend the Raviolo starter and the steak Diane (wonderful mushrooms and sauce).

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was lovely and helpful with our questions. Bourbon choices were very good and their along Island Ice Tea was fabulous. Dinner was great and plentiful, enough for dinner and lunch the following day!

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  17. lulupics

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed that the restaurant week menu was not available for lunch. Online it was stated that the special menu would be available both lunch and dinner. Breakdown in communication somewhere

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  18. Paul

    Western NC

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had heard good things and now I know why. Everything was exquisite. Had the Suppli, garganelli and la vodka pasta (made in-house) and steak Diane as part of restaurant week. Liked everything so much I came back the next night! My only quibble: between stone floors and metal table tops, the place has a cold feel to it. A little more cozy would help.

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  19. RebeccaM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience during restaurant week. harry took great care of us. would definitely return.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate at the bar…bartender rocked but the food was underwhelming. Meatballs were lukewarm and the Philly cheesesteak was bland. Seasoned fries were over seasoned to the point they were inedible. People sitting at bar near us had a similar experience.

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  21. MichelleS

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend picked Twisted Laurel for her birthday dinner. First time dining here for us both and wow! We were super impressed!!! We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience!! 10 out of 10 recommend!

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  22. kermitb

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to the Twisted Laurel on a recommendation from someone at our hotel and we are so glad we went. I had the lasagna and it was the best I have ever eaten. My husband had the steak and it was cooked perfectly and soooo juicy. We will come again for sure.

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  23. KristyA

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for New Year’s Eve so this review is based on the service having to work on a holiday. Overall, the places really nice. It’s kind of like you’re average American temporary cuisine. I think the drinks are average what you’d expect. The food was really good. I had the New York strip, and my husband had the Cod and he was pleasantly surprised. The best part of the night was our server. She was really nice and funny. Overall good, not great.

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  24. morganw

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an AMAZING server, Jade! Great atmosphere and great food!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! The Smashburger was one of the best I've had before. We enjoyed it

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great. Food was wonderful. Was very quiet until a huge party with screaming children under no control arrived

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  27. JoyB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Everyone got something different from the menu, and all of it was delicious.

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  28. GraceM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal. The bartender was hospitable while we waited for our table… our server was excellent. We would go back!

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  29. JesseS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service and good food in a fun atmosphere.

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  30. MonikaE

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome vibe!! Food was very good. Homemade. Service was amazing!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Maybe they were having an off-night, but we ordered pizza (what we went there for) only to be told 5 minutes after we ordered they couldn’t do pizza because the ovens were not getting hot enough. We had ordered meatballs as an appetizer and they came out very raw. Unfortunate, but we left and went elsewhere.

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  32. JoeH

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn’t make pizzas this night but other than that food was good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice spot for an Italian dining experience! Great portions and food quality for the cost.

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  34. CarolynW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good but we wish we had more veggies.

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  35. MarkG

    Richmond

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were most pleased with the menu offerings--service was exceptional.

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  36. DanW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party included 2 young teenagers. “Particular “ tastes. And they were happy, as were the 4 adults. Something for everyone. Service was good. Like the informal vice. The brussel sprouts were great. The fried chicken handheld and smash burgers were great

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  37. SusanE

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service very good. Kids meals great. Garganelli a la vodka very tasty but small portion. Spaghetti and meatballs had virtually no sauce and little flavor. I'll chalk it up to being slammed during Christmas week. We usually are very satisfied here.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Twisted Laurel was great!! I was in town and decided to give it a go. I had the Black Trumpet Farms pizza (add chicken and onions) and it was to die for! The crust was nice and crispy and the pizza was thin!

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  39. LABP

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Great options for gluten-free members of our party. Our server was top notch. Very attentive and helpful.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Excellent and quick service and the food was very good.

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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 4.4 stars by 1001 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Twisted Laurel Downtown

130 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spruce Street
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (828) 515-4151
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