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Twisted Olive

4.4
4.4
1413 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
A casual bistro style restaurant with a world twist serving creative casual cuisine along with house-made infused cocktails.
Monday: Dinner 4-10 pm
Tuesday through Saturday:
Lunch 11:30 am -3:30 pm
Small Plate Menu 3:30-4:30 pm
Dinner 4:30-10 pm
Bar is open as late as business dictates.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, International, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–4:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 419-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Steve Kershner

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Cross street

    Guetter Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the Walnut Street garage.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursdays 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,413 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Lehigh Valley

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  1. AS

    AlbaS

    Key West

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our experience was ok, most of the food that we wanted they didn’t have it. The food that we ended up ordering was really good like previous visits. The twisted olives and the butternut squash tempura bites were delicious.
  2. LW

    LindaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Booked on open table and asked for a surprise birthday dessert. Even said name of person. Never even acknowledged. We were a party of 4 and 3 meals came out and food server didn’t say anything. We had to wait for our waiter to surface. Then he said there was a mistake and it would be 2 minutes. It did come quickly but the rest of us were half done with ours. We ordered steaks and never got steak knives. Cut a ribeye with a butter knife. Food was all good. But c’mon. Step it up. It’s not cheap. Skirt steak for $30 was very very small. My husband was still hungry.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Skirt steak could have been a little hotter but good. Was not asked temperature of pork mignon. Server average. Need to check on table. No spoons for soup. Had to ask for bread. Beverages empty. Easy to improve on. Stay attentive to tables please. Overall do like this bistro.
  4. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at The Twisted Olive. The food and drinks were fantastic! Can’t wait to go back.
  5. B

    gregoryB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This one of our favorite places to eat in downtown Bethlehem. The food is always fresh and awesome. Highly recommended to couple to large parties.
  6. b

    bosip

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great as usual but tonight out service was lackluster. Our server seemed distracted - he was not very attentive. Maybe he was new or wanted to be somewhere else. Service here is usually top notch!
  7. T

    Thomas

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic waiter service. Totally enjoyable evening
  8. NR

    NancyR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking forward to the Onion Soup Dumplings but we were there at lunch. Our server had them made for us anyway. Great food and good time with my old friend.
  9. RL

    RichardL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Busy night for them but they made it a great time for us
  10. B

    Bigguy99

    Atlantic City

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very nice restaurant unfortunately took a long time to get seated had a sit outside after 20 minutes waiting for our reservation
  11. TK

    TommyK

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    This is our second time at the Twisted Olive, and the food did not disappoint. However, the service has slipped from great to fair. Cocktails are always well prepared and delicious. It took nearly 30 minutes to get our cocktails and it was nearly hour after arriving until we received our appetizer. As noted - the food was excellent - from the starters to the entrees. We had the Twisted Olives and I had Paco Ribs (fish). We would probably return, though not on a Friday or weekend.
  12. BG

    BonnieG

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent menu something for everyone we had the bacon wrapped pork minon and the barramundi entree both were outstanding the martinis were top shelf and the wait staff went above and beyond will return soon
  13. KM

    KelliM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fun drinks. The Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Martini was delicious!
  14. SV

    SandraV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the wait staff was great.
  15. M

    Momo22

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four in our party ordered “Steak (filet) on a Stone”, and we all agreed how interesting was the presentation, and we all agreed it was our best steak in a long time. It wasn’t easy serving four, but the service was just right.
  16. BB

    BooBoo18069

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great innovative menu, some unusual items like French onion dumplings, grilled octopus and fish ribs. Yes, they were similar to eating ribs but a delicious fish dish The restaurant was fairly loud and thought it would be nice with some nice placemats or table cloths Overall very good and I recommend trying it.
  17. J

    Jerry

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their steak on a stone is my favorite way to eat a steak…stays hot throughout the meal and you can control how you like your steak.
  18. ME

    MikeE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service was a bit slow, food was not very good overall. Drinks were very good, just felt like the food was nothing special and had decreased in quality over time
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    They were apparently short staffed on a Saturday night. I have been going there for 7 years brought people that are new to the area. Service terrible. Drinks took 30 min. Food was cold when we received it. Owner was there hosting and sent a hostess to apologize did not even come herself. Will not return there as there are many other favorites in Bethlehem
  20. JS

    JennyS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The online menu needs to be updated. Service was a little slow.
  21. K

    Ken1965

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was very good, service horrible. Sat down and 20 minutes till a server showed up. 25 more minutes to get our drinks and that’s how the whole night and meal went.
  22. c

    ciaochow

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite cocktails and food, enjoyed at the bar. The 2 excellent bartenders were friendly and informative about the food and drink. Fig & fennel infused bourbon was great!
  23. RL

    RossL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small Group business dinner. Food was excellent for all parties!
  24. G

    Grammyof4

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We have always loved twisted olive. It is our go to for special occasions. This time however, it was not so good. Waited 20 minutes for someone to even come and take a drink order. Waited another 15 minutes to receive our drinks. The meal I wanted , they were out of, which no one told us ahead of time. Crabcakes, which are normally outstanding, were so so. One of them was burned. We were both so very disappointed in what used to be one of our favorite restaurants.
  25. T

    Tinaisabelle

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I always enjoy the friendly staff and exceptional food at Twisted Olive. I am so happy they are in my neighborhood.
  26. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The French Onion Soup, Caesar salad, and fried ravioli were amazing! If you have room for dessert, get it. They were delicious, too. Our server, Juliette, couldn't have been nicer! All our food was delivered as fast as the kitchen could make it.
  27. RS

    RonnieS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was my 3rd time here and the food like always was amazing!!! I can't recommend enough all of the menu, never been disappointed in anything I've had there!
  28. CD

    ClaudeD

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was great but the service was very slow, too slow (short staff...)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose to celebrate our anniversary at Twisted Olive and glad we did! Great atmosphere, excellent cocktails, superb dinner and outstanding service. Malik (sp?) gave us spot-on service. We’ll definitely be back!
  30. KB

    KaitlinB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always wonderful food and drinks! Helpful people as well
  31. a

    afenia

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though we arrived an hour before closing, they were very accommodating to our party of 4. Our server, Malik, provided several meal suggestions for our varying food choices. From our drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert, we enjoyed everything that was brought to our table. Great experience!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food is always good, the service was horrible :(
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and server were wonderful! Great dinner. The cocktails were exceptional!
  34. T

    Tinaisabelle

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twisted Olive is always a treat, however this time it was extra special. Our server was extra special. He went over the details of the menu and special favorites, he was smooth in his serving skills, careful not to interrupt our conversation and he was efficient and friendly. I wish I could recall his name. The food was exceptional as always.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Asked for anniversary add ons, nothing offered or given
  36. LG

    LarryG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    I made a reservation weeks ago to celebrate my wife's and I 40th wedding anniversary . We did so as several family members really enjoyed the restaurant on more than one occasion. And the restaurant was notified that this was a special occasion. After our experience I won't soon be going back if ever. Hopefully the restaurant will address this issue so that no one else has to be treated like this. The food was very good however the service was very poor. It didn't appear that the server was overly busy but he only stopped by twice; take our order and then once again to say that the food would be out soon. He did not stop by to see if the food was to our liking nor did we get a refill of our drinks (not once after our initial seating). And then once we had finished eating the plates were never cleared and the hostess noticed that we were finished and asked if we needed anything. I asked that the waiter be notified that we would like our bill so that we could pay. We sat for at least 20 minutes waiting for the waiter while he was serving others nearby and didn't even look our direction once. Once I paid for the meal we left.
  37. J

    Jenn

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was wonderful, and drinks were get good. We’ll definitely be back!
  38. LS

    LaurieS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our 1st time visiting Twisted Olive and we went based on reviews. It was wonderful!! Martini's were outstanding Twisted Dirty and an Espresso. Appy's Butternut Squash/Octopus/Twisted Blue Brisket. Entrees of Ribeye, Steak on a Stone and Lamb Shank delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server was also outstanding. We will return!
  39. JD

    JDOC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Hostess was very attentive to our wait time as we waited to be seated late for our reservation we got seated but there was a confusion on who was our server for the evening that took another long wait time ! our server that took over was very apologized and did a great job Food was great! bar service was not on point
  40. J

    Jennifer

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner and we wanted to try something new. Enjoyed the restaurant and the menu. It was busy Saturday night but we had a reservation. Service was great. Food was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Twisted Olive offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-1200.

Twisted Olive is rated 4.4 stars by 1413 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 17 times today
Google Map for Twisted Olive

51 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Guetter Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–4:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, International, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the Walnut Street garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Kershner

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursdays 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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