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Twisted Olive

51 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5704
+1 610-419-1200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
51 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation for 7:30pm. Finding that we were early we decided to ask if they would accommodate. Without hesitation, the hostess looked at the seating chart for that night and said she be happy to accommodate our request. We were seated and then...More

Thank GeorgeNadine
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I visited the Twisted Olive couple of years ago and gave them a so-so review after finding the service lacking and the food lackluster. At the time, the plusses (downtown Historic Bethlehem location and nice décor) didn't make up for the other issues. However a...More

Thank Karlise13
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've been here a few times. Everything has always been wonderful. Great lunches, appetizers and fab drinks! I've never had a bad experience here. Our most recent trip was meeting some friends for cocktails. They have fantastic infused liquors - try something different, you won't...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Italian restaurant, with a twist... We got beef on a stone. That is a very hot stone put on your table and a big filet mignon steak, you then cook your self...so it will end with a perfect cooked steak! It is a good show,...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great service, average decor. the pork sandwich was dry and chewy. I expected more.My wifes ravioli was tender and tasty. I would be ready to try it again in the future.

Thank koz2013
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Food is very good, some interesting twists on old favorites, plus it is flavorful. Then why did I give it only 3 stars? The services left A LOT to be desired, and no, I will probably not return.The waiter never checked up on us after...More

Thank Calicojackrn
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The poku was beau-coup good! Great service from Joseph. Reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere with theme from paintings on the wall by local artist. I'' be back.

Thank Eugene H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I had the crab bisque and it was super tasty and the right consistency. I also had the short rib ravioli which were excellent and my husband had the blue brisket which was tasty and tender Overall food and service were excellent, only reason not...More

Thank Suet910
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I would come again. Stopped in for dinner before a show. Nice ambiance. Friendly staff. Nice selection on the menu. Reasonable prices.

Thank Dtravis814
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It would be unfair to say that Twisted Olive is a poor, or even average, restaurant. It just fell short of our expectations based on the reviews we read. We passed through town on a Thursday. As we walked from where we parked, we saw...More

Thank Michael H
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7 May 2016|
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Response from PappysCorsair | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten-free items. They also have vegetarian items and can make vegan items. They are really wiling to accommodate dietary wishes. If you wish more information I suggest you call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5704
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-419-1200
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Twisted Olive’s name is a spin-off of a restaurant in Baltimore, “Black Olive,” which happens to be the owner’s, Steve and Sherri Kershner, favorite restaurant. Steve and Sherri wanted the name of their restaurant to convey a fun, approachable, and unpretentious image to the public. The style of cuisine at Twisted Olive could be classified as casual-bistro style cuisine with a world twist. Chef Steve decided to go that route with his menu so as to not limit himself or the restaurant. Chef Steve’s comments on his menu, “On any given night, you might find Italian, Spanish, Moroccan or Thai dishes. Our ideas will stay fresh, so people will keep coming back. I will also use the freshest ingredients from my garden at home.” Twisted Olive features a full bar and cocktail lounge. We have seasonal drink specials along with house infused spirits and syrups as well as craft beers on draught and in bottle. We have a beautiful outdoor deck for “al fresco” dining, just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Broad street.
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