Dine On A Dime: Oliver’s Twist

Innovative dishes and cozy ambiance make this the perfect neighborhood hang out.

You know those Sunday nights when you’re too tired to cook, but you just want some good food and a place to chill out? Oliver’s Twist, nestled between two shops in Phinney Ridge, is just the spot. The menu is mostly cocktails – with a huge selection of gin and bourbon – and the tapas menu is just the right size to satisfy your craving. My dad and I ordered three plates and it was the perfect amount.

Meal steal: Oliver Twist’s best three dishes under $10

We took the servers’ suggestion for all our dishes — and were not disappointed. First came blue cheese and bacon-stuffed dates ($8), topped with a warm tomato vinaigrette and served on a plate lined with addicting marcona almonds. They were rich and delicious — and I was nearly full after two.

Next were duck fat-roasted fingerling potatoes with aioli dipping sauce ($8). So simple and so delicious. The duck fat wasn’t overwhelming, and added just a hint of crispiness to the spuds.

Lastly, we ordered the mole Salumi salami ($8), served with pickled onions, walnut bread and arugula. The hard salami was paired perfectly with the bread.

Along with the food, I opted for a glass of cabernet franc and my dad had a martini. On my next visit, I will definitely try one of their signature cocktails, although it’s hard to pick just one from the impressive list! Oliver’s Twist offers happy hour selections Monday — Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m.; on Sundays, happy hour prices last all evening.

Oliver’s Twist | 6822 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle | (206) 706-MORE