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Twisted Laurel Downtown

4.4
4.4
741 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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 741 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. M

    Madison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming here and everything was phenomenal. The timing of food being served was perfect between courses. The food itself was excellent, I can't wait to go back and try more options off the menu. I haven't left a restaurant feeling like we got a great meal for what was paid for in a long time and Twisted Laurel exceeded our expectations. It was kind of slow for a Saturday night, but assuming it is because of the holiday weekend. I would recommend reservations though, especially because it is one of the few Asheville places that offer them!
  2. JB

    JamesB

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My steak was so tough it was inedible! Others at the table were disappointed with there meals as well. Would not recommend!
  3. J

    James2022

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and ambience. It was great service, great food and reasonably priced.
  4. S

    Sperbalicious

    Western NC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville is always a fun and tasty place to dine. Delicious craft cocktails and beverage selection mingled with great appetizers and a variety of entrees to please every pallet. The chicken entree, pizza options, smash burgers and swordfish were all perfection. I highly recommend it. Their manager, Vince, is always welcoming and makes his guests feel extra special.
  5. j

    jpl67

    Charleston

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Disappointed overall. Food was ok at best. Service was amazing. Booked this based on reviews and restaurant pics, maybe the upstairs is better than the downstairs? Food still may be just ok. Steak Diane- tough steak and it was cooked blood red medium Chicken sandwich was burned Pizza lacked flavor Anolini pasta very good! Drinks good!!
  6. MM

    MichaelM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Wait staff was awesome and gave great recommendations. Definitely worth the stop!
  7. L

    Lainievee

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious drink to start - their version of a fall margarita with apple cider and a cinnamon sugar rim. So good! The focaccia appetizer was great, would definitely get again. We both had smash burgers that were great, as well. Outstanding service who gave us some good recommendations for things to do on our first visit to Asheville. Would definitely eat here again.
  8. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and service was great. Loved the old fashioned and everything we ate.
  9. r

    roadrunner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We (two couples) were at Twisted Laurel Sat night. Great service and with our reservation we had a table ready. It was very busy at 6 Pm and our table was in the middle of the section with tables. It was noisy and a lot of folks kept passing by, despite asking with the reservation for a nice table away from the entrance to the restroom area (we have been there before). Salads were excellent the the roasted brussle sprouts were served hot, but they were a little too spicy for me. Our friends liked them. The reason for the average food score, was because the 1/2 lb meatball I had was not up to the standards expected. It didn't have a meatball taste and was fully cooked but soft and fell apart.
  10. A

    Ashland1303

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I wanted this to be so much better. The food was okay, but not much flavor. Pizza was good.
  11. MS

    MartinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was fresh and we'll prepared. Server (Graham) was attentive without being intrusive so much appreciated. Overall great experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time we have been here. We love it! We love the food and the servers are always friendly and have a good energy!
  13. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious especially the Brussel sprouts. We miss the TL on Leicester Hwy. but will come downtown again of course. Our server was sweet too!!
  14. m

    mtnboy

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great smash burger!
  15. HS

    HeatherS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Extremely quick service. We had our meals less than 10 minutes after ordering. Portions are generous and the food was delicious. The only negative was that we were not asked or offered anything after we ordered entrees, the waiter just brought the check.
  16. DL

    DaphneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Such a quaint little place but very flavorable food. Will definitely return.
  17. T

    Tbuck

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  18. S

    Sew1005

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good little spot. It was a stop on my parents anniversary trip. Pizza was yummy. I stole a slice from my boyfriend. I had the French onion soup, it was good but could've used a little something.. maybe some extra bread on the side? And salt? Other than that it was a decent lunch.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here was amazing! Trout cooked perfectly. Charlie was a great server. Highly recommend!
  20. E

    Evjolin

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Had a fine meal here...nothing to rave about but nothing to complain about. I would go back but nothing was outstanding. Cockatil was meh.
  21. HN

    HeleneN

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner was delicious, with a good variety to satisfy 4 very different food preferences. It was Saturday night of Halloween weekend, and VERY noisy, but I expect on a regular weekend, that would not be a problem.
  22. PA

    PatrickA

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Great service. Harry took care of us and gave great recommendations. We will be back. Ambience and noise level were a bit much, but it was Saturday in Asheville on Halloween weekend, so it was expected.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous portions. Ate outside to enjoy the fall view. Our waiter asked if we were new to Asheville then offered must see places. Bonus! Definitely will return.
  24. K

    Kelcat5958

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Landon as our server and he was great! This was our first time at Twisted Laurel and asked him for recommendations for dinner. He gave us several, but went back to the pecan crusted trout twice. So my husband ordered that. It was crazy good!! I really wanted the 1/2 roasted chicken with the veggies. He said it’s good, but the pecan crusted trout is really good. He wasn’t wrong! The chicken was perfectly cooked. However, it needed more flavor. The carrots and potatoes were good, but the carrots needed to be cooked a touch more. They were a bit too crunchy. The veggies also needed some seasoning on them. Other than that, it was a perfect dinner for our first night on our 19th wedding anniversary weekend in Asheville.
  25. p

    pickyeater

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was greasy, heavy, and not very well prepared. Table and window area next to table were both dirty. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.
  26. F

    Foodie69

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Twisted Laurel was a perfect mid-week dinner restaurant. The food and beer were quite good. And-the service was very good.
  27. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Kind people. Lovely atmosphere. We sat outside with the pup. They brought him water and have him love and attention. Food was amazing!
  28. BS

    BriSW

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was featured in Asheville Food Tours and the French onion soup we had during the tour was so good that we immediately booked a dinner reservation for the next day. The food is amazing and the ambience in the restaurant is very nice. Highly recommend!
  29. EY

    ElizabethYES

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Extra dog friendly! We chose this place because they have an outdoor patio and are dog friendly. They even have a menu for dogs. The service was outstanding. The food was good but I wish they had more options to pick from. We started with Brussel sprouts with blue cheese and pecans. I loved it! I got the philly cheese steak with no bun because I don't eat gluten. They do offer gluten free buns and gluten free pizza crust too. My friend had the monte cristo. We were happy with everything.
  30. b

    bikehikeman

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I ate hear before doing a private local tour of some breweries. The food was delicious and service was really good. I would encourage anyone to check it out.
  31. c

    cynthiab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Fun vibe! Second time eating there!! Does not disappoint!!
  32. TC

    TroyC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dined Sat 10/15/22. Service was slow despite it not being overly busy - there were a few tables that sat empty. Had the mushroom pizza as an appetizer - was hoping for more flavor from the mushrooms, but they just lacked the depth of flavor (red sauce in the pizza was great, the dough was excellent, and the mozzarella was just good - but, I wouldn’t get this pizza next time, I’d go with a margarita..). We then waited atleast another 30 mins after finishing the pizza for our entrees to arrive (waiter stopped by one time to check on getting another drink and then kind of ignored us while he waited on the two other tables that he had.). Entrees arrived and my wife had the trout… sadly, it was obviously not the dish that was holding the order up as it arrived lukewarm from sitting under a heat lamp while they prepared my Meatball and Polenta dish. I gotta say, my dish almost made up for the other shortcomings! The meatball is a huge 8oz meatball that sat atop a nice bed of super creamy polenta that had some of that wonderful san Marzano tomato red sauce and some fresh chopped basil - it was a fantastic dish! They also have the meatball as an appetizer that is served with some fresh whipped ricotta that I noticed somebody else having. If I ever get back to AVL, I would probably go here just to get a drink and the meatball appetizer..
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Charlie was a great server. Food was fine.
  34. BF

    BlissF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Didn’t have GF pizza crust which is why we chose the place. Food was ok, service was slow.
  35. MK

    MollyK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a great experience. We had a salad, a pizza, the burger and the trout and all were delicious!
  36. LD

    LazD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. Hip, tasteful decor, excellent service, and the food was first-rate. We will be back!
  37. B

    Brooke1

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great flavor developed in everything we tried including meatball app., pappardelle and short rib bourguignon. Nice very casual atmosphere, very good service
  38. C

    Camille

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Twisted Laurel! The food was great and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Can’t wait to go back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven took great care of us! Great food, great atmosphere!
  40. C

    Carly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great as well as food. Good options on the menu

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 741 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 22 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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