Twisted Olive

4.7
1103 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.

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
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
What 1103 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steak on a stone is a uniquely amazing experience. The last bite is just as hot as the first, and always cooked perfectly (assuming you know what you're doing). Start with the french onion soup bites, also amazing.

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Kard
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by wonderful wait staff. Will definitely go back when we’re in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steak on a stone is a favorite. Overall this is a great experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family night

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Michael
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Twisted Olive many times - and have found it consistently excellent. Attentive, personable and knowledgeable service. Food it absolutely outstanding (grilled artichokes, twisted olives, steak on a stone and lamb shank). Steak on a stone was a 10 oz filet which is presented searing on a hot stone - the diner turns it and keeps it on for as long as desired, adds the accompaniments etc as desired (thus, then Chef doesn't cook the steak so nobody to blame but yourself if it isn't done right. Lamb shank slow cooked, fall of the bone. Wines decent, typical markup. This has become our "go-to" spot.

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Chris
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was very disappointed. I have been there before and had a nice time but I don’t think I’ll be returning. Did not get a refill on my water till the end of the meal, was charged for getting the vegetables fixed without butter after they had come out with butter, and lava cake dessert did not have lava in it. One of the people I was with asked for plain meat and plain vegetables and meat came out with salt and pepper and vegetables had butter etc. on them. Waitress was very pleasant but for the price we pay for eating there I would rather go somewhere else.

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casey
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Would definitely recommend.

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vipFabbakergirl
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun place and we experienced good service. The menu is lovely, but the food actually pretty mediocre unfortunately… at least what we ordered. The two things we liked were the skirt steak and the baby greens salad. Pizza was meh, Short rib ravioli fine, french onion soup dumplings meh (too much going on there), lamb meatballs good but didn’t really need the cream sauce; all our apps had cream sauce which we didn’t realize so clearly ordered poorly! Oh… the lava cake was delish though no molten center. All in all an enjoyable dinner though we would order differently next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never thought I’d be trying new and interesting cuisine in Bethlehem PA!

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SheilaM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food a little noisy, but overall a nice evening

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CathyI
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was mediocre. Nobody noticed we didn’t have table settings despite given bread and water served at separate times. We ripped bread off and dragged on butter because we didn’t have utensils.

Appetizer was brought out at the same time as main course which we didn’t quite understand without any explanation.

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John
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server had great recommendations and new the menu very well. Appetizers were amazing and dinner was delicious!

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MonicaU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, creative menu. Excellent service. A bit loud for conversation, but I guess that means patrons are having a good time!

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vipJohnK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu was truly chef driven and inspiring. Really wonderful entrees - Lamb shank atop mushroom risotto for my wife and pan-roasted Barramundi for me. Amazing starter - Twisted Blue Brisket. Drinks were clever and flavorful. I had a Fig and Fennel Old Fashioned. If there were weaknesses it was: Bread to table. Spongy non-heated mini ciabatta rolls. Dessert: some must be great, but we had a Guiness Chocolate cake with Bailey's Cream which was disappointing. But these were minor problems that can be improved easily. Great meal on a cold November midweek evening. Meal with tip was $133.00 for two. They do have glass dividers, but it was a bit noisy for a Tuesday night. Still...
We will certainly visit again soon, and will recommend to others as well

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MelissaC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious!

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vipRene
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible little place we stumbled upon. Steak on a Stone is Incredible! Cocktails are Amazing and the staff is super sweet and accommodating. Tuna Tar Tar is Fantastic. The best date spot. Thank you!

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vipCrocky
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was perfect.

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vipTommyg
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here. Loved the grilled octopus! Our waitress was wonderful and very personable. This is a cozy place, very comfortable and nice atmosphere.

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CNG217
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant lunch. Graciously greated and seated. Wait staff could not have been better. Great menu and drinks. Very special Bourbon Old Fasioned. Everyone's meals were delicious and included salad, sandwich and tacos. Portions generous. Have to admit I had a different "go to" in Bethlehem but will be returning here in the future.

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BrendaA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was good, the food was great! Everything we had was delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my Birthday dinner. Our waitress-Sarina, was the absolute best. Fabulous food and fabulous service. Highly recommend!

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vipShamrock
Atlantic City
94 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was excellent and it was difficult to make a choice but I made a great selection. The service was good and helpful.

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FrankB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, I would highly recommend Twisted Olive.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my daughter for lunch. Good service, food was solid, and the price was quite reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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MatthewW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. Food is always consistently great. I would say it's pricey but everything near there costs the same. Service was great as well.

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KristinZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at the Twisted Olive were great. We had the Steak on a Stone, and the filet was tender and cooked quickly on the hot stone. We will be back!

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HaliP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were a bit confused on our Open table reservation, they actually did not have a table for us and thanked us for coming..... We asked about the bar area, they said ok, went to a table there and then were told we had to move again the only place we could sit was at the actual bar. The bartenders definitely made the stay worthwhile.

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vipderek984
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here from the in-house infused spirits to Chef's creative and delicious menu!

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vipFrankS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Bethlehem. Wonderful and unique menu. Nice service.

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MarilynL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service (Jessica?). Never disappointed.

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JudyK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple and the 4 of us had different meals which were all delicious! The drinks were good also. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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HeatherR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, would definitely go back!

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vipJoeM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice meal! Great service!

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ToniB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu. Such a variety of dishes with all sorts of flavors. Generous portions. Excellent customer service.

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vipJosephT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite place to eat. great food, great selection, and great service

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vipMaryAMer
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was delicious. I say a 5 star. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very good food. Fish and steak was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend

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AmonW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Positive experience, will visit again in the future

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FoodLuvr
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have never been to Bethlehem and were only in town overnight. Based on reviews, Twisted Olive was our 2nd choice. However, we are so glad we ended up here! The food and selections were top notch. This is definitely a foodies haven. Lots of diversity and eclectic choices while still accommodating those more familiar with comfort food choices. We had reservations were quickly seated. Our server, Parina, was very helpful with her menu knowledge. We highly recommend visiting Twisted Olive.

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Mookster
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Baramudi. Awesome, best mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables from the owner's garden. The French Onion Soup dumpling appetizer was amazing. The fish was full of favor and delish.

FAQs

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

Twisted Olive is rated 4.7 stars by 1103 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.