Raleigh >Food & Dining > Oliver Twist
Trendy but not stuffy. I love this place. It is low key. I usually eat here about once a month. The food and service is very good and consistent. The mussels are my favorite!
Definitely will be going back. The food at Oliver Twist was delicious. We ordered several items off the menu to share amongst 5-6 people so I sampled a lot to say the least, everything was great. Definitely will be going back
Nice Environment, Free Food. The positives about this place are true. Try the food for a discount, too. Over half off!
A rip Off. When I went to Oliver Twist two weeks ago, I was very disappointed with my evening. The food took too long to get to our table. My wife's dinner even came out later than mine. I asked to speak with the chef and was told that we don't really have a "chef" anymore just some cooks. I don't even know what that was supposed to mean, but contrary to that they still had the old chef's name on the menu. My drink tasted watered down and was also overpriced. I wouldn't suggest this place to my worst enemies. Used to be a good place, now it's not for whatever reason. Next time I'm just going to Marguax's which is right next door.
Great for every occassion we even had our reception here!!. My husband and I started frequenting Oliver Twist for our date nights before we were even married. as its one of our favorite spots to dine. It didn’t matter if we were celebrating or having a relaxing night out. We have been to the variety shows enjoying the live music, watched the exotic belly dancers and even attended some of their events. Oliver Twist is so versatile! The tapas are excellent and the Martinis delicious! The staff is always pleasant and the service is great! Perfect place for an intimate night out or for a gathering with friends! We loved Oliver Twist so much we even had our wedding reception there. There wasn’t much need for decorating as Oliver Twist has the perfect decor and atmosphere. It’s naturally setup for an intimate dining experience with lounge seating which invites people to sit down and have a conversation over a glass of wine. The Staff was amazing. I didn’t have to worry about anything. We met with Steve, Alex and the Chef to explore the list of possibilities for the reception seating, set-up, and dining experience. Everyone was very accommodating. They stayed in touch with us and responded to all our questions. So when the big day came there were no last minute stressors. The food was excellent, the staff was as always accommodating, and it was our perfect day. People still compliment us on how much they enjoyed the reception at Oliver Twist! We still go for our date nights and bring new people to enjoy this special place!
disappointment. Food was overpriced, and sort of thrown together. The "twisted chicken" was just leftover spinach-artichoke dip, spread on a peice of chicken, with puff pastry. Server/host (?)--same person, didn't care about us, since the tip was automatic--20%, which is too much for an auto tip. Won't return.
I had an excellent dinner and evening here!!!
I went with a friend and we both ordered 4 Tapas and a bottle of wine. We were comfortably full afterwards, not stuffed, but again, TAPAS is suppossed to be light dining!
Gorgeous decor, comfortable to sit and drink wine and chat...
This place deserves five stars. I recommend to go back every chance you get. This place has great food, atmosphere and service.
Nice Atmosphere, OK Service, OK Food.
I recently went with a large group of people and found the atmosphere to be very inviting. I do agree with previous reviewers in that the place seemed understaffed, we had 1-2 waitresses for at least 50 people. the food was OK, i have had much better tapas for much cheaper prices, so I would consider it average, but nothing to write home about. I did have an incident choking on the jerked chicken and the waitress and the manager seemed aloof to the fact that I was actually choking and could have cared less...thank god for friends!. The belly dancer was a snooze! I was looking forward to REAL bellydancing, but alittle disappointed (because I was having fun with friends, it didn't really matter at that point). The DJ...was OK, one member of our group had to go and "encourage" him to play music people could actually move to!. I do believe other reviews which paint the manager as a A**! he actually laughed when I choked because to him it was "just jerked chicken" although he removed it from my tab.
All in all, I will return, but I WILL not go hungry, I will go for atmosphere and maybe a coke..LOL. this place is surely overpriced. But is was one of the better times I have had (minus the incident) since I have moved here
Most pleasant experience!. This is probably the most sophisticated restaurant in North Raleigh. The staff is courteous, charming and attentive, the food is great, and the atmosphere very inviting. Loved it!
It WAS the place to be.... Two years ago, this was the place to be. The food, drinks and music were wonderful. Everybody who was anybody was there. They even won awards for having a great bar and the best DJ. Now, it's totally different. Everything has changed and not for the better. My suggestion to you, DO NOT waste your time. You will be dissapointed!
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