Twisted Olive

4.6
994 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 994 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cheryld
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have loved Twisted Olive in the past, and it was really good this time as well. I was a little disappointed with the menu. My daughter is not a seafood person, and likes very lean beef choices. There was no chicken dish, pork dish and the only lean beef was a cook at your table filet, which she was not interested in. We asked if there was any specials and there was not. So, I felt that the menu was a little sparse. We did have some really great cocktails and the grilled artichokes were amazing! I made the reservation and told them it was my birthday but did not acknowledge it, asked if we wanted dessert and we got a chocolate lava cake with ice cream. The cake was yummy, but no gooey "lava" center. It was more like a flourless chocolate cake.

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Kelly
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the restaurant, was disappointed at the limited menu but I realize some things are just out of your control.

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DawnD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always spot on! My favorite place to eat from appetizers to entrees to dessert! Always fantastic!

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Bella
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing...from drinks, to appetizers, to dinner, to dessert...we loved it all. Unfortunately slightly out of our price range, but was a nice special treat. Our server seemed to be working all over the place so our service was a little slow. I don't think she could help it since her tables were not close together. Again, it was a very nice birthday treat:)

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vipWarrenC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Farm to table menu options that are expertly prepared and presented. Top-notch customer service too.

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nancyb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We Love this place! Great food great atmosphere and servers are always on ppint.

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PatriciaF
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great drinks and food. Love the barramundi!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, as always. Becca our server was great!

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vipArnieL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared 4 small plates - amazing French onion soup dumplings, broiled artichokes, crab cake, and the best tuna tartare I’ve ever had!

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Phil
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was good, however, they were out of fish tacos, pizza and burgers...could be more, that's what we tried to order. Waited 30 mins after we were sat to get someone to come over and take our order. When my soup came, it took over 5 minutes to bring a spoon, when he did, it was dirty.

After the meal, asking for a box to take the leftovers took...we gave up after 15 minutes of waiting.

The food was good, however, a little overpriced. We may try this place again, maybe after they fix their staffing issue... maybe not seat to capacity if you can't get enough people to work for you? Possibly have more than 70 percent of the menu items available?

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NarsuT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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billb
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Ashley was amazing the hostess was a different story. The food was very good, great soups as an appetizer

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LynneH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was there with a friend for lunch. I had the Asian Tuna Panini. It was, honestly, exceptional: beautifully-presented, delicious, and plentiful. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Artwork is exceptional.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great and we will be back! Thanks for the great food and drinks:)!

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vipDonT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good. However, the wait was unacceptable. We were given water when seated, then waited 23 minutes for our order to be taken and an additional 40 minutes for the food. Salad was delivered at the same time as hot food. Although the restaurant seemed to have a large wait staff, perhaps the distance to outside tables caused some delays. We believe that the sole bartender and an understaffed Kitchen also added to delays.

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DebM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time taking another couple to eat here and it doesn’t disappoint! Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was my wife’s birthday we both had crab and a glass of wine . Food was awesome meal was a little pricey but they came out with a surprise cake with candle that I paid for but was arranged ahead . Hit the spot just not a everyday place for us but will be back for a special occasion!

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JayneE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

First timers here. Food was so good! Waitress just made us wait a long time. Gave her two 6 tops more attention and we could’ve been in and out a lot quicker. We waited over 10 min for her to come to our table, waited even longer to have her take app order which we had questions about, then at the end waited a very long time for more water and the check. We noticed the table near us have bread and we were never offered. We noticed her continually helping the others more and we were super nice so idk what the deal was. We still tipped well but I hate bad service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We found 1inch scrubbing wire from pasta.
It was very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was divine! I tried octopus for the first time. And the ribeye could be cut with a butter knife and melted in my mouth, so succulent. The pork belly salad so yummy. I recommend the in-house ginger infused vodka! Yum. And the almond rum cake with sea salt carmel Gelato, omg my palate was so happy! Great place if you are a foodie. Foodgasm!

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ScottS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It was okay... We had bad seats. We had a very nice waitress, but she was spread too thin.
Food was good, not memorable. It was not bad, but it was not great. Very loud inside.

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walterz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Service was great! Our waitress very friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything. We had tried lots of appetizers, all delicious and somewhat different from most restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was delicious. Went there for a birthday and the drinks were amazing. Our server Jacquline gave very good recommendations and was great.

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Chris
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

First time trying this spot and was left underwhelmed. $ people, bill came to $300. Immediately were notified they were understaffed. Waiter seemingly was hurrying us up. He recommended the Guinness Cake, comes out with Lava Cake. Overall, I wouldn't recommend. Very disappointed given the cost of food and drinks.

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Moose
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Infusion drinks are awesome and the twisted olives app is a must! Entrees we’re awesome!

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vipBillM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent atmospher, quick service. The ambiance was great. one minor critique we sat for quite awhile to get the check and pay. But up to getting the food it was stellar. We will definitely be back!

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner at Twisted Olive on a Monday night at 6pm. The waitress was very sweet and attentive. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait a long time for it. We had crab bisque, short rib ravioli, butternut squash bites and hibiscus, orange salad. Everything was absolutely delicious. Definitely give it a try!

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MattS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

because they were extremely short staffed there was a limited menu, by 8pm were already out of certain dishes, food was eh at best

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vipJasper
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here as we are new to the area. It was Restaurant Week so we decided to give it a try. The waitress was wonderful as was the food. We will definitely to back. The 2 men ordered the "Steak on a Stone" and the 2 women ordered the Barramundi (fish). The steak on a stone comes out on a 600 degree stone. You cook the steak to your desired wellness. They both loved their steaks and the sides. The fish and the vegetables were delicious. It was cooked to perfection. We all had Caesar salads which were good, but the bowls were hot out of the dishwasher so it warmed up the salad.
We are all talking about going back since we enjoyed it so much.

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RobertM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were sat down at our table. We waited around for 15-20 minutes. We never saw a server except for the one that felt the need to cut between myself and my girlfriend while being sat down and the one that the table next to us stated “I left a trail of breadcrumbs in the hopes you would return.” Luckily there was a back exit that we left out of. So many servers, not a lot of tables. This place needs to get organized. Start by firing the front manager. Such a waste of time.

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FrankB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Even though it was a limited menu since it was restaurant week, they still had great choices.

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Emtffdad
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was restaurant week. The steak on a stone is not the usual entree..it was sirloin instead of filet mignon. It was overpowered by the sea salt. It was fatty and chewy. I would like to have had a choice of starch and vegetable. The fries were overdone and I do not like asparagus. My wife ordered the fish and enjoyed it and the asparagus. The garlic mashed potatoes were stiff not creamy. She said the lemon mousse cake was very good. The chocolate peanut butter cake is in the fridge, I also did not like any of the desserts offered! Cocktails were ok. The ones we had at a different bar before dinner were much better!

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vipJillL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice. Meeting with friends and we have never been. The food was amazing. It was restaurant week so our meals were very reasonable

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TinaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we’ve gone there we’ve always received excellent food/drink and exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Please keep the partitions.

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MarilynL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose off the special "Restaurant Week" menu, and enjoyed every bite. We did wish that Franklin Hills Wines were available by the glass instead of just the bottle, but otherwise had a great meal and a great time.

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BethY
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to twisted olive but it won’t be our last! The food was fabulous! I had the brisket sandwich and my husband had the pork belly sandwich, both were amazing! The prices are much lower than I would expect for the quality of the food, they have a very interesting cocktail list that I look forward to trying more of!

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FTR1
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing on the menu I wouldnt eat, so it was very hard to choose. Both our meals were excellent, we WILL be back... with friends!

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vipHolsB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Food timed well. Main server could have been a little more attentive. Support staff were on the mark.

FAQs

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

Twisted Olive is rated 4.6 stars by 994 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.