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Aug 11, 2008 11:02 PM

Oliver's Twist

Anybody have an opinion? I've searched the threads for a recent review, but came up empty.

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  1. used to be one of the best places in town, hands down. lately they have almost a whole new staff, and the service and drinks have went downhill. The staff used to be friendly and on top of their game, so to speak, but the newbies sometimes don't even look your way as they are asking for an order, will ignore you, etc etc.Food is top notch, but the cocktails one night will be like water and the next night you can't taste the flavor components over the main alcohol. IMO, if you hit a good night, it's awesome. severely disappointing if you knew what it used to be like though.

    1. Been there once, had excellent cocktails (that's where my husband discovered his love of Corpse Revivers). I was really excited about the kale plate but it was much too salty, with a big scoop of that chopped garlic that restaurants always use - points for trying, though. We haven't been back yet to try more.

      1. I agree about the unfriendly they're doing you a favor by sooner or later taking your order. Also, it's too dark/dreary a place for me and the seats uncomfortable.

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        1. re: staffstuff

          At least the bartender that CRANKED hip hop every Fri/Sat is gone. I still think it's the best place in the neighborhood to get a decent cocktail, but not worth going out of your way for.

          1. re: GreenLakeDave

            The cocktails are better, IMO, at The Stumbling Goat Bistro on the next block south of it.

            1. re: staffstuff

              Do they have an actual bar area at the Stumbling Goat? I've never been interested in the restaurant because of their meat-heavy menu.

              1. re: GreenLakeDave

                yup, in the back corner. great wine list.