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Twisted Laurel Downtown

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4.1
634 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Twisted Laurel Downtown focuses on farm to table New American cuisine including a full house made pasta program. With a modern industrial chic atmosphere and a knowledgeable waitstaff with a genuine desire to give their best, Twisted Laurel offers a unique dining experience. Offering a full craft cocktail bar, local taps and an always changing seasonal menu, Twisted Laurel is the perfect blend of exceptional food, great service and a welcoming environment. Plentiful outdoor dog friendly patio seating available.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 552-3240

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tom Lafauci

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a party? Whether it's a large order to serve off-premises or a private party in the Daphne Room, our new event space in Asheville, we can't wait to be a part of your next special event. Rehearsal dinners, business functions, retirement parties, you name it.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 203-2673

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking garage 1/2 block to our East right across the street from the court house.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 634 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. A

    Amber

    Louisville

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great dinner out on the patio, very accommodating for our group of 10!! The gluten free pizza was really good

  2. LA

    LauraA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The food was horrible and the server was so all over the place she had no idea what she was doing! our drinks sat at the bar for a good ten minutes before we grabbed the server to tell her our drinks were waiting. I got the mountain trout. It was in so bland and needed salt. My husband had a pepperoni pizza that has SO much hot red pepper flakes he had to scrape it off. Not a great meal

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and out server, Chelsea, was fantastic

  4. KH

    KatharineH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food was uneven but service was fantastic. Really nice spot with sweet servers.

  5. CV

    CharlesV

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and great food! Service was impeccable!

  6. P

    Pattiz

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were both wonderful. Creative dishes.

  7. RA

    ReneeA

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reunion. Incredible waiter Landon allowed 9 of us to squeeze into one booth. He made our day and even brought a carafe of iced tea!

  8. S

    Stasz

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Very noisy. Service was slow. Entrees were very good. Asparagus was unedible. Restaurant comped us.

  9. NC

    NCjim

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had lunch on Saturday, it was busy, but they kept the food and drinks coming fast. Meatball sliders are great. Drinks were also very good. We will be back.

  10. J

    Juliana

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely delightful experience! From the delicious food to the wonderful, attentive staff. Great drink menu, too. One of my favorite places in Asheville.

  11. LE

    LeilaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The ambience and service were outstanding. However, the food left much to be desired. The special of short ribs crusted in coffee over goat cheese polenta and asparagus lacked seasoning. The meal overall was disappointing.

  12. AG

    AlohaGirl

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Good food! I had a Caesar’s salad that was excellent. Hubby had a burger and they made it with no salt….which is his request. They were on top of his dietary preference when we walked in because I wrote it on my Open Table profile. This is the first restaurant that actually read those notes and spoke to us about them. This is near the University so expect a young crowd. A nice varied menu….

  13. TT

    TexasTravelers

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    We started out with the brussels sprouts as an appetizer and they were very good. We then split the Greek salad, and the fettuccine (less the smoked salmon which was not available). Meal was good, service was great even though she was quite busy at the time.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great appetizer and dinner was marvelous great taste to the pasta with salmon and the rock shrimp.. highly recommend

  15. BL

    BrendaL

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alex was incredible as our wait staff representative! Absolutely loved him!

  16. SB

    StefanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I really enjoyed the Twisted Laurel Downtown. The manager was so pleasant and accommodating; offering us a free salad since our pizza was taking a bit long. The servers were all helping one another as far as I could tell. And the indoor/outdoor flow was very nice. Their beer selection was terrific. I will definitely visit again.

  17. r

    robertah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Let me begin by saying I LOVE trout. When we visit Asheville I always try to have it at least twice. This is the first time I’ve been disappointed with a dish. It was incredibly tiny with a scoop of mashed potatoes that tasted like it was from a box. Definitely not worth the price. I had to order fries and a cauliflower dish because it seemed more appropriate for an appetizer than an entree.

  18. DW

    DeeW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Drinks were terrible and lacking, the food was tasteless, meatballs cold and undercooked, disgusting greasy cauliflower, dry smash burger. Service was slow to greet and get drinks to table. We will never go back

  19. K

    Kdyer

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I really enjoyed the atmosphere and service at Twisted Laurel! The only downside is that they were out of the two dishes we wanted to order. Overall, I’d love to go again when they have everything in stock!

  20. BA

    BentA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good service and delicious food - portions are a little small, but it comes with the quality you get.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    A “credit card service fee” showed up on our bill, with no notice. They were charging us extra for paying with a credit card. It wasn’t posted on the menu or anywhere else. When we asked to speak to the manager about it, she removed the few, but defended the practice. Not a good way to treat customers.

  22. GT

    GigiT

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great trout Great service

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Alice - our server - was fantastic! Food was delish but pasta potions on the small side. We loved the location and would definitely return!

  24. MG

    MandG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Wedding - pre dinner

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    The service was excellent. The hot food could have been hotter. I do not mind if food is delivered to the table as it is ready especially with casual dining.

  26. MK

    MaryK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Didn’t realize the dinner menu must be different from the lunch menu. Haven’t been here in 2 years. The lunch menu was nothing special.

  27. AT

    AnnetteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, atmosphere was nice, not too loud. I had the white pizza and my friend had a salad and the meatball sliders and the food was delicious.

  28. V

    Vincent

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Poor service, no check back, no offer for second drink, coffee or desert. Checked just dropped. Served raw fish

  29. MM

    MelanieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    We have enjoyed TL a few recent times. This time it was off. We will come again in hopes it was just a bad day.

  30. H

    Hammer

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Very friendly and attentive staff. The drinks were great , the food was good but nothing special.

  31. JK

    JackK

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Excellent menu and had a great meal. Good music. Most importantly great service. Staff assigned were very knowledgeable and professional. Definitely will return.

  32. CB

    CarolynB

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Brussel sprout appetizer was very spicy. Would have like to know that before ordering. Pasta was slightly over-cooked. Service was great and ambience was nice. Menu could use a little tweaking. Doggo menu is a brilliant idea.

  33. Y

    Yor530

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very different menu items. Excellent food and service and a great selection of local brews.

  34. M

    Manningjen

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Chill place to hang out, dog friendly, mediocre food

  35. CW

    ChristinaW

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    I know it seems like I say this every week, but hear me out. So far, my favorite meal in Asheville. The troutcake (crab cake knockoff) was exceptional. Absolutely perfectly cooked. Caprese salad for appetizer didn't disappoint and the hubs had the Lamb 'carnitas' which he enjoyed very much. Clientele is super relaxed and casual. Good location for people watching. Hard to judge staff when everyone is short staffed.

  36. JB

    JudyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Server took our order , brought our food but failed to check in on us. Also saw a few for what we thought was for using credit vs cash which we were not told we would be charged.

  37. LG

    LizG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Our waiter was very helpful.

  38. D

    Denise

    Fort Lauderdale

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    The food was just awful. We ordered 2 rib eyes and they cover them with cheese wiz! The steaks were grey and must have been frozen a mid re thawed. Anyway we sent them back and received credit for the amount. This is not a steak restaurant and don’t be fooled. Yuk

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Shrimp ragout was delicious! Nice specials and creative cocktails!

  40. HG

    HeleneG

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Good Asheville location but food was lacking. Pizza had cheese on crust and then tomato sauce. Who does that?? Lamb gyro was more like processed lamb spam.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Twisted Laurel Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Twisted Laurel Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 552-3240.

Twisted Laurel Downtown is rated 4.1 stars by 634 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Twisted Laurel Downtown

130 College Street Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking garage 1/2 block to our East right across the street from the court house.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Lafauci

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 552-3240

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a party? Whether it's a large order to serve off-premises or a private party in the Daphne Room, our new event space in Asheville, we can't wait to be a part of your next special event. Rehearsal dinners, business functions, retirement parties, you name it.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 203-2673

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