Twisted Laurel Downtown

4.3
362 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 362 people are saying
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4.4
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4.2
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre. Any dish with pasta was disappointing and flavorless. It tasted like it had sat for hours and was dry. The waitress took forever to get the check and kept forgetting to grab things for our table. We sat for a half hour waiting and never saw her.

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Lunch
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, nice ambiance...very relaxed and comfortable. I had the eggplant parm sandwich and loved it. My husband also enjoyed is cheesesteak sandwich made with rib eye. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

HATED the brussel sprouts!

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JacobM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service. Really fresh pasta. A little heavy on the garlic for the pizza we got. Good selection of local beers that were good.

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JewelT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was ridiculously overpriced for what you got. Not worth the money.

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vipMolly
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the restaurant! Waitress was great!!

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FrancisS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The first time experience was okay. It seemed like a fine establishment for groups. The food was not necessarily memorable. The service was fine. Nothing too remarkable.

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vipJulieB
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in on our way home from a week of family time in the mountains for a quick lunch. The food was quick and tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with even better service!! The food was fantastic and the ambiance was great as well

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CMMB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation and they sat us early so we were happy about that. We had a server come over and greet us and bring drinks and take our order. Then we were given a new waiter... he asked for our orders again....? The restaurant was pretty loud and the patio door was open so people were just stumbling in off the street. There was loud noises coming from upstairs. The food was brought out and the meat we picked for our philly was wrong but our waiter didnt come out for a while so we couldnt fix it. The chicken parm tasted like it was a frozen meal microwaved. Our waiter was not attentive and used the excuse he was doing stuff in the back when we had to wave him down for a drink refill. Not worth the money and expected better from this place. Wouldnt come back

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lightweaver7
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food portions small compared to the price. Seating comfortable, great location, service very good.

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SaraC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual, but excellent food, drinks, and service! Will eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Passing through Asheville and grabbed dinner. We were very pleased with the food and waiter Harry. The Chicken Parm w/ pasta & Trout were delicious!

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BruceR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service...well managed restaurant and service staff

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ScottW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic at Twisted Laurel. Our server was very attentive and helpful. He checked on us frequently without getting in the way of us visiting with our friends.

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Martha
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelica did a great job taking care of us! Host very friendly and everyone super helpful and friendly!
Good excellent. Inside and outside seating! Reservations a must!

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LesiaR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had cocktails there at one point during our visit to Asheville and it was wonderful! We had dinner there another night and it was awful. Our reservation was for 6 pm I believe, so it was early, but our waitress took forever to take our drink order. The service was just so slow and the food was terrible. I ordered a pasta dish and it tasted exactly like the kind of pasta that comes out of a packet and you have to add water. The sauce was watery. My friend asked that she have no onions in her vegetables, but was told that all the vegetables were already mixed and they couldn't be removed, which told us that they were fresh vegetables, but frozen. It was such a cute place though. Bad service and food.

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CarlG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was phenomenal. The food good in quality but small in portion.

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Alasey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was a huge disappointment. We started with the asparagus which just tasted like charred black pepper. Our waiter said all of the pastas were very good, however we found the Tonnarelli pasta to be extremely bland and tasteless. I needed to add salt to the entree and I am a person that hates salt. The shrimp were tiny and some of them weren’t even full shrimps. Overall, super disappointed because we were really looking forward to this place and a good pasta meal. Would recommend this place for drinks for the atmosphere but not for the food, so would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food was gross. Calamari was large chunks and tough. Out of most menu items and the entree I order was just like buttered noodles.

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Dks716
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We thought the food was just ordinary. I had the Tonnarelli pasta dish and it tasted weird.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had trout and pasta with pesto. Both dishes were very tasty, but the portions are on the small side.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. Good and drinks were fantastic.

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steve
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our food was great, however, the service was lacking. It appeared our server was extremely busy and took awhile to get our drink and food order. When our appetizer was served, we had to ask for plates. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch with friends - great location, interesting food, fabulous service from Amanda. The charcuterie presentation was delightful - OMG Prosciutto butter!! I would expect this is a hopping spot for happy hour, dinner or late night too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Honestly a huge disappointment. It was my birthday and the online menu was not at all like the menu when we got there. I’m a pescatarian and pretty much had one opt: Greek salad with no alternative protein available. The tomato toast was greasy and bland. Server was sweet but it was by far the most disappointing meal we’ve had while visiting Asheville. Oh well.

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JaineGraham
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

First we were taken to a table that was 2 feet away from the next one, when there were multiple tables available. We had booked a couple of weeks in advance! Our waitress took about 10 minutes to take our drinks order and a further 10 to bring it - yet the restaurant was more than half empty. We ordered an appetizer and they brought it out literally 2 minutes before the entree. The food was good. It was the best part of the restaurant, which was devoid of ambiance. If we ever get back to Asheville, we wouldn’t return here.

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KellyH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our family of five chose this on a whim - it was one of our only available options. However we were thrilled with the experience! The drinks were quality, the food was great - definitely recommend the house made focaccia & pasta (bolognase & cacio&pepe) & also the mountain trout! The booth was comfortable & we also enjoyed the art work! Definitely recommend this place!

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vipNiceFind
Western NC
55 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I'll start by saying we'll give this restaurant another chance, but next time we'll stick with the handhelds.

My partner was very happy with his entree: "PECAN CRUSTED CAROLINA MOUNTAIN TROUT Whiskey apples, lemon butter, mash potatoes $21".

I had the "TONNARELLI Butter poached rock shrimp, saffron & fennel cream
$19". The homemade pasta was good; however, the sauce was an unappealing brown color, only lukewarm and had no taste. I requested parmesan cheese and shook on a substantial amount to add flavor and salt.

Many establishments are struggling due to staffing shortages, which may explain the overflowing trash can and paper towels on the floor in the men's restroom. They were busy so perhaps this is a sign of good things to come.

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RochelleG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling to Asheville and went to the Twisted Laurel for our first dinner. The focaccia bread was amazing. My husband and son loved the pizza. I had the smash burger which delicious. Good beer selection and great cocktails. Would definitely go back.

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vipshoemaven
Naples
73 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town sightseeing and booked Twisted Laurel without recommendations. Food was great; limited selection of gin and tonic was flat. But, overall, would recommend. VERY casual atmosphere, more sophisticated menu. Homemade pasta excellent. Service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for lunch and both got Greek salads with grilled chicken. Server was very nice, service was perfectly fine. All good there. But the salads were pretty uninspired and left a lot to be desired. For the price, we were expecting more than a giant pile of romaine lettuce (very little to any green lettuce) with a few cukes olives and tomato slices thrown on top. You win some you lose some!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brussels were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but not exceptional. The service was ok. Once we have to take our silverware by ourselves as we were left without it.

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vipMash96
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Robin was outstanding ! She helped us with our menu, our Labrador’s menu as well as talk us through our cocktail options ! Great restaurant in the neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and atmosphere was great and casual!

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an awesome restaurant! It's especially great if you have pets. They have a pet menu so your dog can eat with you!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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Smithers
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Sauces/toppings were amazing, but food itself was overcooked/dry/tough

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vipFranS
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. The gluten free pizza with mushrooms was horrible. The mushrooms tasted bad, crust and sauce not good. The Caesar salad was drowning in dressing. The Brussels were okay.

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You can order delivery directly from Twisted Laurel Downtown using the Order Online button. Twisted Laurel Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 552-3240.

Twisted Laurel Downtown is rated 4.3 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.