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“Very nice venue”
Review of Olive or Twist

Olive or Twist
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Ranked #66 of 2,394 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Pittsburgh's Premier Martini Bar! Pittsburgh Magazine Winner 2014, 2013, 2012. Conveniently located in the Cultural District, between Heinz Hall, the Byham Theater and the Renaissance Hotel. Olive or Twist is located just one block from the Benedum Center and a short walk from PNC Park.
Reviewed 16 September 2018

My nephew got married in the upstairs room with a brunch that followed. The flower arrangement ents where beautiful. The table centerpieces were just as beautiful. They serve very well made food and had plenty of staff to keep everyone happy.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were there for a family wedding reception in the private brick-walled rooms upstairs and the event was just about perfect. We were all so comfortable with the mixture of couches and chairs and tables and the nice long bar and the anteroom for the buffet. Food stars of the evening: Pierogis, pierogis, pierogis; a perfectly cooked chicken with some kind of creamy sauce [this sounds boring but it wasn't at all]; and the short ribs. The staff was unobtrusive and accommodating at the same time. We'd go back if we lived in the area.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We think the food was OK, but really not sure. We had a reservation and arrived at 6:20 PM for a light dinner. We had theater tickets at the Benedum, which is only one block away. Quite a few of the other diners had theater tickets as well. The restaurant had a special event upstairs and they were apparently short of staff. We placed our order promptly and got our drinks, but waited one full hour for the food. Other tables had the same problem and patrons kept checking their watches. They apologized for the delay, but that's unacceptable. If you run a restaurant in the theater district you have to be aware of the time. We all had reservations so they shouldn't have been surprised that it was crowded. The food, again, was probably OK, but when you have only five to ten minutes to gulp down dinner it's hard to tell.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Small, cozy spot with a bar near the entrance and tables further back. Four of us went for a 5:00 PM meal before going to the baseball game on a Friday night. Went with a local couple, so we had reservations for dinner. No waiting and the restaurant did fill up by the time we left, around 6:15. We started with drinks, and then we each ordered something different - an app, a sandwich or a wrap. Dinners were available, too. Nice variety on the menu and the prices were quite reasonable. Great service and the food was excellent. The local couple that we went with frequently dines at this restaurant.

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Visited Thursday during noisy (after work crowd) .Seated at a table 5:30 pm downstairs for pre Harry Potter PSO concert . Server was very good. Kitchen very slow getting the bar food out ; other families who ordered entrees waited even longer. My pear dinner salad with candied walnuts /strawberry vinagarette dressing was very good My granddaughter's burger/pleased her as it did arrive medium as ordered,was served with fries and bottomless soft drink. Fried calamari appetizer was boring; neither of us cared for the terrriyaki sauce. I enjoyed a Whiskey Old Fashion cocktail so the packed Happy Hour bar was understandable. However $70 tab including tip does not warrant returning for casual bar food.

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