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Twisted Olive, Bethlehem, PA
Twisted Olive, Bethlehem, PA
Twisted Olive, Bethlehem, PA
Twisted Olive, Bethlehem, PA
Twisted Olive, Bethlehem, PA

Twisted Olive

4.5
4.5
1733 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,733 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,733 Reviews
  1. IlluminAnalytics

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Twisted Olive is one of the best restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. The food is superb with a respectable variety of cuisine and inspiration. I prefer it over DREDGE, ew. Zahir, Zahir, Zahir. He was our server. He is gracious and kind and attentive. He made our visit the reason we will be coming back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Twisted Olive! The food , cocktails and service are always top notch

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  3. BmorePolite

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The twisted olive appetizer was delicious, as was the fresh complimentary bread. We had a delicious lamb chop with risotto, and a wonderful pasta with seafood. We are not local but if we were we would certainly go back again. Excellent meal.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Service was great. We have been here a few times and definitely will return

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  5. JaneZ

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Cali our waitress was awful .. she apologized for being inattentive but continued on the same path .. had to ask for steak knives , had to ask for butter , never received bread basket … we told her it was our daughters birthday we placed our dessert order … it came out with nothing special except a happy birthday from her .. then 5 min later she brought a plate with chocolate sauce written happy birthday with a pitiful amount of whipped cream and candle and said I think u can scrape off the chocolate and eat it ? My daughter couldn’t ! Food definitely has gone downhill since our last visit … not happy

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent server. Interesting meals always. Seems odd that they only have 2 bathrooms 1 male, 1 female. Charged for soda and iced tea refills @ $4 each.

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  7. SuzanneB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was very pleasant but got the salad order wrong—wanted dressing on the side. The other entree salad order was served in a dish so small that it was impossible to mix without ingredients falling on the table. Entrees were delivered much too quickly. We had just gotten our appetizers! Second time I’ve been disappointed. Not sure I’ll give it another try.

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  8. LaurenP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Crab cake appetizer was amazing. The sauces that came with the calamari were so good! I ordered the skirt steak. Everything was 10/10!!

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  9. DennisL

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dinner here. Food is always good. Service and staff very friendly and make sure you dinner is enjoyable.

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  10. marky

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our 2 grandkids along, and forgot the toddler’s sippy cup, and our waiter brought out a plastic container with a slit cut for straw and filled with water… we we’re grateful and happy.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great soup sampler and sandwiches!!

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  12. cldell1987

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always!!! Food incredible and service outstanding!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but thought it was a little pricy for what we had. Our waitress was fabulous!

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  14. ColleenD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there for my husband and myself. My son and his girlfriend have eaten there a few times in the past. My husband and my son both had the Filet on the Stone. Both were very satisfied with their dishes. His girlfriend had the Crab Patty with garlic mashed potato, fresh vegtable. She was extremely satisfied. I enjoyed the Lobster Bisque soup followed by the Seafood special Crab Patty, Shrimp, Scallops, asparagus and brown butter. Special dessert brought out to my son with a candle on top for his birthday. Nice surprise!!Excellent food & service, Can't Wait to go back!! Thank you, Maleek (sorry for any miss spellings)

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  15. LaurenB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation for 7:45 got seated at 8:15. No one other than the hostesses addressed it or offered apologies. Food and drinks were good. Had the steak on a stone which was a fun and tasty experience. Service was fine nothing exceptional but no complaints.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was honestly not great, drinks were pretty bad too. But service was great and restaurant was nice.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing service. Highly recommend. Went for lunch.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Twisted Olive! The food and the service are consistently awesome

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  19. KoriD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server, great food, great drinks, great price. We paid ~$140 but we got 4 alcoholic drinks, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and a dessert so I imagine if you’re ordering a normal sides meal the price is extremely reasonable. We were celebrating a birthday and our server brought out a candle and a happy birthday message and it was so cute! Wish we got her name, she was amazing and so nice!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't have the drink i wanted rosebud that's the reason i went

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Kayla was one of our best waitress ever and we have been there over a dozen time before r also disappointed in dumplings used to be bigger size and coutons nor so hard and more bread like Probably won’t be getting those again and the side “balsamic “ Sauce tasted like bbq streak sauce from a bottle:(

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  22. Darlene

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely visit The Twisted Olive! Order the crab cakes. They are great quality and delicious! Make sure to ask for V(Veronica.) She is efficient, super friendly with an awesome positive energy! The restaurant itself has a very pretty ambience with romantic dim lighting. 😍 Peace Love, Mr. Chris and Mrs.Darlene Littleford

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  23. Attony

    New York City

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delicious meal and the service was great. We got there early (6pm) and is wasn’t that busy, but by 7 the noise level was high. We were seated at a high top table near the bar; probably in the regular tables away from the bar the sound level would be a bit lower. Still, the food is worth it

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  24. MartaF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, ruined by poor service. From the moment we sat down, the waiter behaved as if we had ruined his night, then the table behind us and he treated them the same way when they asked for menus, not the restaurant week menus. Was my son's birthday and he did enjoy the food, but saw we were not happy with how we were treated. $240 bill, I expect better service, and as a business owner, you deserve better staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Vocalmaven

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent...vegetables cooked perfectly. Every course was super delicious. It was a wonderful experience all around.

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  26. Bizzo

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a reservation and wasn't seated until 20 mins. later. Then our soup and appetizers were forgotten about. It took exactly 1hr and 3 mins to get our appetizers. Was starving so anything would've tasted good at that point. Bad experience won't be going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JeffG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was fantastic! The service was amazing! Already talking about going back again!

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  28. LovetoEatOut

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed dinner last evening! The menu was excellent and our server was wonderful! Restaurant week dinner could not have been better!

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  29. Jason

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our only concern was the pace of the courses. We received our bread almost immediately followed by our salads. We had to ask our server to delay putting in the entree order so that we had time to enjoy our salads. Our entrees arrived immediately after we requested that they should be started. The food was delicious and portion sizes were excellent. However, we almost felt rushed from the start which makes it difficult to thoroughly enjoy a night out. Servers need to be better trained with how to manage orders so that multiple courses do not appear on the table at the same time.

    2 people found this helpful

  30. RosemaryO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was a great Restaurant Week value. The Twisted Penne Pasta was delicious and will definitely be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    All the food was amazing, especially the Calamaretti pasta and Pan roasted Barramundi. The seafood was cooked perfectly (nothing was chewy). The cocktails were inconsistent in taste and the tables in the dining room are placed close togeher (it felt crowded - next time I’d sit at a high top table). The service was outstanding!

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  32. BrewhoundZZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We consistently have had great meals and service at Twisted Olive. Our server Wade was very attentive and shared his knowledge of the menu as well as suggestions. My only suggestion would be to step up the beer menu. Craft selection is terrible.

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  33. jeffk

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mixed bag-not returning-average experience Parking difficult Service very good Crab cake 8 Crab Bisque 8 Calamari 6 French Onion Soup 6 Roasted chicken 4 dry Ginger martini 7

    1 person found this helpful

  34. MiriamS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking forward to our dinner since we remembered liking it very much. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The drinks were excellent and the service was fine but the food was not good. Our order of Onion Soup Dumplings which we remembered loving, were served in an escargot plate buried in so much gruyere that when we attempted to lift them out of the little cups, they broke apart leaving most of the soup in the dish rather than in the dumpling! My husband's Twisted Margherita Pizza was extremely salty. My tuna while prepared well, rare as requested, but served with nothing on the plate. When I had asked for a substitute to the vegetable and potato of the day since neither appealed to me, they said there was none available. I said I preferred not to have either, ordered a salad, which they did discount for me, but they literally served 2 small pieces of tuna on an empty plate, not even a garnish. So strange. The worst entree though was my friends kale salad, which was awful. The kale was not chopped finely, which is essential when eating raw kale, and the leaves were not massaged at all, rendering them so tough they were truly inedible. The salad was served undressed, which again, if you know anything about kale salad, you know the kale must be massaged with a dressing of some sort to break down the toughness and make it edible in its raw form. There were also very few other veggies as described, barely a heart of palm to be found. It was as if someone dumped a bag of kale right from the grocery store into the bowl, threw in a couple of veggies, and served it. And her shrimp were overcooked. After almost choking trying to swallow a few bites, she sent the dish back. They did remove the salad from our bill and offered a free dessert, but still. Our other friend said his burger and fries were actually quite good so maybe if you want to go to the Twisted Olive for the excellent drinks, stick to the burgers.

    2 people found this helpful

  35. RichardN

    New Jersey

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, drinks good but server gave wrong information about one of the dishes. Overall a pleasant experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. BethG

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great find in Bethlehem. Eclectic menu, excellent specialty cocktails and fantastic service. Perfect fun date night with my love.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good, one observation is that Twisted Olive needs more of a beer selection.

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  38. HolsB

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food! Each dish we had was delicious and well presented. Service was good. Natalie was a waitstaff member who was very attentive and accommodating.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time here. We ended up leaving after our food and going elsewhere to eat. It was insanely overpriced and was very lackluster. The highlight of my meal was my broccoli cheddar soup. That was delicious. My garlic mashed potatoes had almost no flavor and were so dry. Almost everything else was just so so. We will not be returning unfortunately.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. MichaelK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy dining here. Tried something different this time Small plate combo’s Delicious !

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FAQs

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

Twisted Olive is rated 4.5 stars by 1733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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