The Twisted Oak

The Twisted Oak

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thetwistedoakny.com/
  • Phone: 9143321992x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cutney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private intimate dining room accommodates up to 60 guests for special functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Jacob Parenti 9143321992x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Public Transit: The Metro North train to Tarrytown.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street or near by at the municipal parking lot.
A word from The Twisted Oak
Chef Michael Cutney's newest Venture The Twisted Oak, takes a fun and casual approach to New American Fare with Italian Influences. Sourcing from Local Farmers and Growers,The Twisted Oak offers a daily changing menu featuring ingredients from the Hudson Valleys' Bounty. Located just steps away from the famed Tarrytown Music Hall, the Restaurant is set in a turn of the century photography studio. The main dining room is dressed with paintings from local artists and the bar, which was handcrafted from Oak Wine Barrels, you can expect to find boutique wines, seasonal cocktails, and local brews. The Twisted Oak is quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite with its delicious food, refined service, and excellent hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Twisted Oak reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (15)romantic (13)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Anon
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were intruiged! We had heard and read many differeing opinions about Twisted Oak, most notably about the service. No issues at all with the service or timing on the food - in fact we were almost over served but not in a bad way at all. Food was delicious and the servers took the time to explain their favorite dishes and genuinely answer our questions. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Farm to Table
    TravelingDiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Three ladies ordered over 7 appetizers, sharable table items and entrees. It was way more food than we could eat but each dish was delicious and well prepared. Will definitely make this a regular stop when in the Tarrytown area. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always interesting and good food.
    WheredayawannaeatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant with a menu that changes daily. Gluten free accommodations are made. Portions tend to be small though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs front of the house help
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food and drinks and an ambitious menu. But very unorganized and amateurish service caused the experience overall to be very disappointing. Unfortunately we can't recommend this restaurant and will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fix Your Service
    kronyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was very good if a bit pricey. But the service was very poor. Waited 10 minutes for waiter. Ordered drinks and waited 15 minutes before they arrived. Appetizers came 15 minutes after that and then another 40 minutes to get entrees. I saw a couple walkout after sitting at the table with menus for about 20 minutes and not getting an order taken, and another group of four do the same thing. For these prices the service should be as good as the food and it is not. Not clear if this is a kitchen problem or front of the house but I'm not going back until a read reviews showing an improvement.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They need to get their act together
    debmomVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    OMG the service in this establishment is by far the worst I have ever experienced. The busboy poured water down my leg and into my friends purse! We should have left then but we stayed for dinner. This is a farm to table restaurant. We ordered 2 appetizers for 4 people and 4 entrees. The appetizers took 45 minutes to come to the table. We were starving. We ate them, they were fine, nothing to write home about. Tomato salad was several different types of tomatoes cut up with some dressing on top. Eh! Rather small for the cost. The main dishes were better than the apps but were not worth the additional 40 minute wait. We skipped dessert didn't want to wait again!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Helena
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We absolutely love this restaurant! The food is to die for! Everything I have ever had personally has been delicious and wonderfully prepared. I have been there a number of times and the staff recognizes me and remembers I have a gluten allergy. I think that is pretty amazing. This is my first choice of restaurant when it's a special occasion or when getting together with friends. I live in Rockland and am more than willing to drive over to Tarrytown for the food, service and ambiance of The Twisted Oak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very slow kitchen...
    CleanEating9
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    First time at this local restaurant that we were curious to try, given the widely mixed reviews. Unfortunately we had a disappointing dining experience. The room was pleasantly decorated, but became unbearably loud over the course of the evening to the point where conversation was impossible. We waited well over an hour for our entrees which were quite mediocre when they finally arrived, and a side dish was forgotten. Not worth the time or the expense. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in Tarrytown
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wonderful, casual, friendly restaurant with an imaginative menu and excellent food and service. Great salads and chicken. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was not busy yet it took over an 30 minutes for main course to come after appetizers were cleared. Service was ok but needs some work too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I came here with friends and had a delicious meal. It's a pretty restaurant with great service and the menu is very unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really wanted to love it but didn't
    FinerDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had heard rave reviews early on about Twisted Oak and had tried several times to get reservations, finally landing one on a Friday during a summer "Third Friday" in Tarrytown. Despite having a relatively early reservation and arriving when before the restaurant filled up, the service was ubearably slow. Had to ask waiter to check on our food 3 times - then 2 of our dishes were cold when they arrived. The menu is inventive ... but sometimes overly so. Took a while to figure out items under "Mill" were primarily pastas. I love that they try to be different in the 'burbs, but the food was mediocre, the prices were high, the ambiance so-so. They do fold your napkin when you leave the table, though. Worth a second shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved everything!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We came here for a birthday celebration.Everything from the drinks to the poutine and truffled chick peas was delicious. The main courses were outstanding the short ribs with polenta and the special fish were all great. Dessert was a chocolate pudding in a mason jar was a must have. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    nelly632
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service terrific. I had read some reviews about bad service, but we did not experience this at all. In fact, the host went above and beyond to make each and every guest feel special. And the food was incredible. I highly recommend the Short Ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surpise
    PKleinberg
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Twisted Oak is a great addition to the neighborhood! We enormously enjoyed the soft shell crab appetizer, which was generously proportioned with cockles and perfectly, lightly fried crab. Kudos to the chef for the suckling pig ravioli, which was so yummy I wished I had not split the dish with my husband. The pork cheek and short rib entrees were savory and delicious. Terrific restaurant for foodies. Very nice service as well. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went with great anticipation and while the food was good, the service was amateurish and not attentive. The chef seems talented and creative and hopefully he can create a better front of house experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too loud
    DebhVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Heard great things about this restaurant No ambiance to speak of...room was way to loud..need so e acoustical tiles ,, service was very spotty.. We kept having to flag the waiter down for everything . Three of the four dinners were undercooked ... We left and went up the street for dessert. Better places In Tarrytown that are also more caring.. I had been so looking forward to eating here.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • twisted oak
    Meme
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    really great food--can't wait until it opens for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY weird service
    food71
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was mostly outstanding. These guys have a really good understanding of ascension of flavor, and most of the dishes were perfectly prepared. The cooked kale was a sour note -- great flavor, but really chewy. Like paper chewy. But the desserts more than made up for that. Overall, a solid A. The menu is a little tricky. The chef delights in obscure Italian cooking terminology. And, given his tendency to reinterpret these terms somewhat whimsically, the whole thing was kind of annoying. Still, not a tragic flaw. The service was a tragic flaw. Most of the staff was great, but our waitress was scary. Like crazy-eyes, predatory crazy. Like we didn't complain about the 2 hours our meal took because she made us really nervous scary.
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    fit for foodies
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  • A great find
    WR711
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was an excellent evening. Started with a Cabin in the Woods at the bar. A great cocktail. The bartender was gracious and beautiful. We were seated within a few minutes. Started off with the chickpeas as everyone does and they were worth it. Main course was the Short Ribs cooked perfectly and uniquely flavored. Chocolate in a jar was tremendous. Thanks to Jacob and his staff. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Amazing interesting food. Can't wait to go back Cozy warm and inviting space but very small. Staff was excited and really knowledgable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pooh
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    food was interesting,noise level and service abominable..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful new Tarrytown dining
    ChanteuseVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Charming ambiance, a warm welcome, delicious food! We loved the corn sformato- never had anything like that before. Succulent soft-shell crabs. Definitely a place to return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great Food
    JRA222VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was delicious, the service very, very good. I had a little trouble with the menu to be honest, it seemed a bit complicated, but the server was helpful. The mussels were delicious (outstanding actually), the octopus was amazing. My husband got the salmon as an entree it was amazing, and I got the fried chicken. Very good, but I should have been more adventurous. We were too full for dessert, but the chocolate pudding in a mason jar looked delicious. Cocktails and wine were very good too. I can't wait to go back and try something new but I will get the mussels again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great People
    WestchestervisitVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Sometimes great food and great ambiance fall short if the people that staff and manage a restaurant fall short. At Twisted Oak all three of these ingredients work magic! From the owners to the bus staff everyone exudes positive ions into this recipe for a great restaurant. Creative menu and charming space combine with amazing taste to make a winner. I enjoy each visit to the twisted oak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!!
    Toccopa
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Second time I've been to Twisted Oak. Both times the meal has been one of the best I've ever had. I highly recommend eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great new find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was truly delicious. Fresh and a great variety of different types of foods. Very original ! Great flavors. Must try the truffle chic peas, the salads were also amazing. Duck dish unique and crispy ! Nice job!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Great find!
    NEBSVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Such a wonderful place! We had the best, most tender octopus appetizer I have ever had. Softshell crabs were outstanding. Also the pork was outstanding. Dessert was superb (the chocolate dessert in a mason jar). The specialty cocktails were also wonderful. Service was excellent. I will go back often and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great little find! We will definitely go back! Food was delicious, service was attentive, really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hits All Three Points
    parapara
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    When i go to a new restaurant, i always rate it on 3 points: Food, Ambiance and Service....This restaurant was excellent in all areas, id give it 5 stars for all three. If i had to pick a negative, it would be the fact that parking is at a premium in this area and it took us 5 passes around the corners to finally find a spot and made us 15 minutes late for our reservation. This is not the fault of the restaurant, but, eaters beware and allow yourselves extra time to park!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it!
    queenofheartsVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was outstanding, and the service was great! Interesting menu! Jacob is excellent as Front of the House and made us feel very welcome. Chef Mike also paid us a visit, which was a nice touch. Our server was on top of his game, as well as the rest of the server staff. Will will definitely be back for a great meal!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok
    CheckPlease
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The challenge is to overcome the horrible Marriot-style hotel ambience. The food was good, but the menu redundant (another item with an egg?). Not enough to push it into the 'let's go back' category.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it needs time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    the food was great, just like the nyt's review promised but the service was not even close to great. we waited for drinks, first course and orders were mixed up and sometimes wrong. good attitude and the staff was sorry but couldn't get it right even then!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing and inventive food
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoyed every dish at this inventive, unique and delicious neighborhood gem. It is a must for foodies and the service, menu, and presentation were wonderful and unique. We can't wait to go back.....
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • What is the fuss about?
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Place was not crowded and would not inititally give us a regular table because we reserved "a " table on opentable thus the bar tables are fine. Both appetizers kind of a jello mold thing, one with fois, the other with vegatables. Servicable fish main courses. A good neighborhood place at best.
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  • Yum!
    Amierose88
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Delicious food and fabulous suggestions from the waitstaff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the The Twisted Oak reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My new favorite place in Tarrytown, hands down. I've been there multiple times and the menu is always updated with new, amazing dishes. The service is fantastic, the drinks are delicious, and the food... New fave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    excellent locally sourced food, imaginative recipes
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food; service ok.
    Jordsk
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Many reviewers note major issues with service. Mine was fine (on a week night). It's disturbing that this matter was noted when the resto opened and it still a concern. For the price, they really have to address this problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made My Night :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The more I discover restaurants such as Twisted Oak, the more I fall in love with Westchester. The Westchester food scene is emerging as quite a feast for foodies everywhere. We were greeted by the owner and also waited on to make sure our dining experience was perfect. I can't wait to go there again. I want to try everything on their menu. The name is perfect as the restaurant has a very eclectic and earthy quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet