Olive or Twist

Olive or Twist

Cocktail Bar and New American Restaurant$$$$
Cultural District, Pittsburgh
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Steve L.
    "Convenient downtown location with a nice modern open space upstairs"(5 Tips)
    Shane C.
    "Key Lime Pie, Orange Dreamsicle, and Vesper Martinis are awesome."(20 Tips)
    Ian S.
    "Amazing nachos, and a "Vesper" cocktail make a great night!"(2 Tips)
    Kristal W.
    "Calamari is fantastic!"(2 Tips)
45 Tips and reviews
  • martinis
  • vesper
  • happy hour
  • good for groups
  • trendy
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  • Steve L.
    Steve LJanuary 23, 2014
    Convenient downtown location with a nice modern open space upstairs to hang out with friends. Decent music selection with a mature weekend crowd. Not overly crowded. Good selection of beverages.
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SchwenderOctober 12, 2015
    Service was great; waitress was friendly. Really enjoyed our cocktails (fathers g&t). Grilled cheese was good with soup of the day (mushroom Brie).
  • Kesha P.
    Kesha PateJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to try a variety of martinis. They have a great list of creative places. Their buffalo chicken dip is my favorite in Pittsburgh.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BJune 21, 2013
    Every time I come here I feel increasingly off-put by most of the bartenders. Awesome martinis but go to Redbeards next door for a more welcoming vibe.
  • Olive or T.
    Olive or TwistMarch 23, 2012
    Stop by and try our new food menu, featuring a Smoked Duck Salad and Stuffed Pork Chop. Not too hungry, try our Olive or Twist signature Calamari! Delicious!
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PeterSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My wife loves it here. Cool spot to get quick drinks and good appetizers before the show. Love the brick interior.
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalDecember 13, 2011
    We love the comfy décor - leather lounge couches and exposed brick - and no one makes a martini like Olive and Twist. - CBS Pittsburgh Read more
  • Pittsburgh C.
    Our friends at Olive or Twist will be at Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2012 with some tasty treats. Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/NTjPFS. Use the code TAKEOFF at checkout for $5 off!
  • Karishma V.
    Karishma VazSeptember 17, 2013
    Amazing service and great atmosphere. Try the Cake Batter martini! The food is very reasonably priced.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BeckerJune 1, 2013
    The service is outstanding! Get the tomato basil soup and crab cakes. They're delicious 😍
  • Olive or T.
    Olive or TwistMarch 9, 2012
    Stop by this Sunday (3-11) and say the password "Martini" to your server and receive a free appetizer w/ purchase of 2 specialty martinis!
  • Andrea B.
    Saw Hines Ward here! Took a picture with him too! Also, best ginger lemon drop martini ever!!!
  • Robert T.
    Robert T.May 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Martinis! Try the upstairs area. Kind of tiny, but very good atmosphere.
  • Ravikiran R.
    Ravikiran RajagopalJanuary 19, 2014
    Lemon grass and nuts and berries martinis are awesome.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SweeneyJanuary 19, 2015
    Amazing nachos, and a "Vesper" cocktail make a great night!
  • Shane C.
    Shane CulganMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Key Lime Pie, Orange Dreamsicle, and Vesper Martinis are awesome.
  • Brad B.
    Brad BitzerSeptember 21, 2010
    The martinis are clearly the main attraction here but if you are more beer oriented try the Sam Adams Oatmeal.
  • Jeffy T.
    Jeffy The HuttSeptember 30, 2012
    The short manager is a solid dude. He really took care of our party.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoSeptember 11, 2015
    Move to the second level to have a bit more space.
  • Kylee P.
    Kylee PhillipsApril 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    14 new tasty martinis for spring! Also new items on the lunch and dinner menu!! Yum!
  • Deanne Z.
    Deanne ZatkoSeptember 12, 2011
    If you're here during Wicked, try the Wicked martini..tastes like a peppermint patty.
  • Donny H.
    Donny HMay 11, 2011
    An incredibly boring & unsatisfying meal. The chicken masala was just smothered in sauce with hardly any flavor. The garlic potatoes weren't. The iced tea I sent back; looked & tasted like the water.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KDecember 8, 2014
    Head upstairs - great atmosphere.
  • Abbie L.
    Abbie LaughlinJanuary 16, 2014
    Fun spot downtown! The best martini list!
  • Maxine H.
    Maxine Hankin-LeboApril 14, 2013
    Great variety of drinks. However... Service at the bad sucks!!!!! Do not let AMY wait on you!!!
  • Matt M.
    Matt McDowellOctober 16, 2011
    Ask them to make you the Buffalo Chicken salad w french fries. Amazing
  • Rob D.
    Rob DelachJune 15, 2013
    Good cocktails, but no rye whiskey? If you want anything traditional go somewhere else.
  • Cara
    CaraAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour Monday through Friday 4-6.
  • Trish I.
    Trish ImbrognoAugust 12, 2011
    The cab sav on their list is a little jammy, but it's not offensive
  • Tony A.
    Tony AngottiJune 15, 2013
    Make sure to go upstairs
  • eric d.
    eric dAugust 20, 2012
    It used to be better, not sure what happened. The food menu is a mess. Stick to cocktails, move on for good eats !
  • Kristal W.
    Kristal WaybrightFebruary 10, 2015
    Calamari is fantastic!
  • Dana H.
    Dana HenryApril 6, 2013
    Great Makers Mark Manhattan!
  • Shane C.
    Shane CulganMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible seasonal martini menu.
  • Tory W.
    Tory WynnNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New favorite martini baked Alaska mmmmm
  • Brian L.
    Brian L.September 17, 2011
    The singer/piano player tonight makes me want to shoot myself
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TurekOctober 4, 2011
    Pumpkin spice martini, to die for!
  • jess m.
    jess morescoJune 5, 2010
    Great martini list. Try the upstairs.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StackApril 22, 2012
    Limoncello lemon drop yum
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StackApril 22, 2012
    Orange dreamcicle so good!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetrickDecember 8, 2013
    Live laugh love
  • Vanessa K.
    Vanessa KingSeptember 8, 2011
    Key Lime Martini!
  • Scott P.
    Scott PlummerApril 8, 2010
    2nd floor is the best. Try the Snap Dragon Meritage.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HobinOctober 8, 2011
    Bartenders upstairs are not very good.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DiamoApril 4, 2010
    Great martinis and good music tonight
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