Twist Bistro and Gallery

4.7
59 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Twist Bistro and Gallery we deliver locally sourced farm to table, hand-made scratch food creative cocktails and high quality wines in an artistic, warm and friendly environment. Twist Bistro is located in The Summit at Scottsdale. We are an American Bistro with influences from around the Mediterranean. “People can enjoy these unique and big aromatic flavors and do it in a contemporary way. It’s more exciting, more fun and more innovative,” said Larry Shore, Executive Chef & Owner.
Described as “chef-driven,” “scratch-made,” and “using local farm ingredients whenever possible,” Twist’s menu has a wide variety of tapas, soups and salads, sandwiches, and grilled flatbread pizzas, as well as a crostini board. The menu boasts unique dishes: Lamb Belly Bacon Gyro with homemade thick-cut lamb bacon, tomato, minted cucumber, hummus, lettuce, feta cheese, and garlic yogurt sauce piled onto house-made flatbread.
Twist also showcases and sells local art. Artwork is rotated every 3 months

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food and service! Twist Bistro has quickly become a favorite!!

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StuC
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thought we would try a new to us restaurant that was local. Varied menu (both drink and meal). Great flavours, knowledgeable staff and very friendly. An excellent first impression.

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vipClaghorn
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with a unique menu. Every time we go I try something different and I'm never disappointed. Casual atmosphere, indoor and outdoor dining and always a treat to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Very unique and flavorful... something for everyone in the family (tweens and foodies alike!)

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vipSheryll
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Had a glitch with our appetizer. The chicken skewers weren’t cooked fully. The owner apologized profusely. Apparently new cooks in the kitchen were still learning. We weren’t charged for the appetizer, but no other concessions were made on our bill. I thought this was rather strange. Our entrees were cooked perfectly and were outstanding. Nick our waiter was excellent. We’ll definitely return.

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vipCupid214
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place / Gallery like feel. Food is delish and staff is friendly offering superb customer service.
Our host, Nick was a delight and ensured our table is well taken care off throughout our dinning experience.

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ChuckT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Twist is a great new addition to the far north Scottsdale area. Very fresh locally sourced food and the preparation and presentation are exceptional. Love it.

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vipjeffb
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My wife and I have eaten here three times now and have always been very happy. The food is interesting and delicious, service is good. Not the fanciest of places, but a neighborhood gem that is becoming one of our favorites.

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Terry
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was remarkable and Leanne our server was fantastic. We will definitely be back again

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vipSharonL
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick is always a gracious one to have as your waitstaff. I had the swordfish special which was done to perfection; my husband had the lamb tenderloin and my son had the chicken and gnocchi which they loved. For an appetizer, we had the wild mushroom crepe. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening!

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vipShustar
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I start going into withdrawal if I can't get to Twist at least once a week! The entire staff have become like a second family to my husband and myself. I have never been the least disappointed in any dish I have eaten there. Kat is genius behind the bar and as the GM of the place. Chef Larry is just plain magic. I own a retail store in Scottsdale and I send all my customers to Twist!

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B2Oldtimer
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Things I liked: Great food menu with reasonable prices, great drink menu, attentive staff, beautiful artwork displayed, general decor.
Things I didn't care for: Drink menu items were a bit pricey, the lamb in the gyro I had was over-cooked and chewy. The restaurant is a little noisy for easy conversation.

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JohnL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing experience overall, server was a little too "In Your Face" when she did feel like sporadically coming around...

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vipTNTgal
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class dinner from start to finish. Top quality ingredients and presentation. Attentive service and beautiful ambiance. This restaurant is a must visit and more.....

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vipSharonL
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We didn't realize it was restaurant week! We chose Smoked Buffalo w/gnocchi and Tuna done Nicoise style. My husband loved the buffalo dish. The tuna was done perfectly but the dish itself was a little disjointed with too much raw onion. That being said, we hope that they include both dishes on their regular menu. This was also the second time that we had our server, Nick. He is very attentive and makes sure we have everything we need!

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vipjeffb
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I have dined here a couple of times now. The first time we shared several tapas and were happy with all of our choices. Our most recent visit was during AZ Restaurant Week and the food was excellent! This is rapidly becoming a go-to favorite of ours.

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JoyceH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in a strip mall. We went for restaurant week and was looking forward to trying different items and were not disappointed. My child ordered the buffalo, and while I personally don't like game animals, it was so tender and juicy and did not have a gamy taste. Waitress explained the various dishes, and showed good pacing on service and watching when we needed wine and water refills. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there again.

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vipMasterMover
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Twist has an imaginative menu and executes it very well. All the food we ordered was delicious. Service was outstanding— informative, friendly but not hovering. The owner came to every table to ask how everything was and thanked us for coming. We heard every table say the same very positive things that we were saying.

The staff wears masks — properly — and does a great job.

The only thing that could be improved is providing a bit more privacy from the parking lot; but times are tough and we definitely appreciated the outside dining option.

Great neighborhood place.

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viphikers
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant menu was excellent. Aggressive and bold choices for the special menu, and flavors were very good.

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vipShellieM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious! Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the bar and had great service from the bartender. Food was excellent.

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CarlC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative menu, great execution. Absolutely outstanding.

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Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Limited, very different menu. Even though there were only 4 tables of patrons, the bar had more people (not properly social distancing) who were very noisy making it difficult for the table patrons to hear. This was the 2nd time we had been at Twist and had the same experience. Service was good but don't think we will return.

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jonicip
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Love sharing small plates. Our server was so nice and the owner came over and chatted with us for a bit. Finally a fun and delicious place up in my area!

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vipJeff
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and ambience were great. The service is outstanding!

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michelec
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, service, cost and ambiance. Love Twist Bistro!

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vipRodC
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server and refreshing unique menu choices !

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vipmaggie
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this new little neighborhood gem! Interesting menu and good service.

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vipMargieH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this new restaurant. Just what North Scottsdale needs.

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vipSharonL
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Twist and we were so glad we gave it a try! The food was very good, the service was great and the atmosphere was delightful! This is clearly going to be one of our ‘go-to’s’!

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vipBillL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding. They just opened in May so I gave them a break on the service. Example, the main antree came out when our table was full of empty appetizer plates

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NalaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipdbs959
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is our new "regular" place. Food is always delicious, we just love the young man who waits on us, and great relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Recommend.

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CharlesA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

this was our first time here. Very nice spot. The menu while not extensive had quite a number of interesting and attractive choices - almost every one had a bit of a twist from the traditional item. Could that be the name? Anyway, it was a nice place, and we will certainly be back.

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TammyL
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs appetizer was fabulous.
Chicken and dumplings were amazing. My husband had the filet mignon he loved it.

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vipCarefreeAnna
Phoenix
215 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We like the atmosphere here, as well as the food. Feels like there's a fairly loyal group of patrons, in spite of their opening so recently, and the bar is usually a fun place to drink and dine. On this visit, we were in the dining room, and I will say that the service was not up to the level we have had at the bar. But the food was good as always. The burrata appetizer is a really nice starter to share. Hubby always gets the shrimp and sausage diablo, and this time I had the grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad. Too much food, but the other half of my sandwich traveled home quite well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We decided try out Twist Bistro having seen their ad and menu online. We used Open Table to book an outside table for Sunday morning. Even thought it's hot now, we prefer not to use indoor eating facilities at this point in the pandemic. The beignets, which was the attraction in the first place, were excellent. They did not disappoint. The Italian omelet was excellent also, although the biscuit that was to accompany it was forgotten. (And frankly, after the beignets, very unnecessary anyway). No one else was sitting outside, again because of the weather, but there was a breeze and it was fine. There was a decent number of customers inside, but only 1 waiter on, hence the service rating issue. He was a good guy, but just a bit overwhelmed. Overall the food was very good.

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vipSaraKB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Understandable food with a "Twist." Great flavor along with great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Twist. It was delicious! A great addition to the restaurant scene. Food was unique but not over reaching in its preparation.
The deserts were fab. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly but not intrusive.
Definitely will visit again soon

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Jawifo
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first impression! The menu had surprising variety. Nice combination of entrees and small plates/tapas, along with sandwiches, apps and desserts, with plenty of selections for all appetites. We had lamb sirloin and salmon entree which were prepared perfectly, with unique and flavorful sides to complement. Moderate prices for what is higher-end fare and good portions. Service was outstanding; not only did our server spend just the right amount of time checking on us, but the owner and bartender made a round or two to say hi. And dispite it being early on a Tuesday in late July in Scottsdale and mid-COVID, the place was at (social distance) capacity by 6:30p. But still a mellow vibe.... and interesting decor. (The word-of-mouth that brought us in must be having an effect.) We'll be back to try the many other dishes we almost ordered. Bon appetit!

FAQs

Twist Bistro and Gallery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 912-1459.

Twist Bistro and Gallery is rated 4.7 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.