Twist Bistro and Gallery

4.1
165 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Twist American Grill! The inspiration for this restaurant comes from cooking for family and friends... many of which had told us to open our own restaurant. We have learned throughout the years, that cooking good food is about bringing people together and sharing the best of ourselves. We love the historic origins of our American Classics, crafted by moms and grandmas for many generations. We wish to bring you the spirit of those dishes while adding our own modern “Twist”.
Promising to use the best quality, freshest, locally grown products available for our food.

Owner & Executive Chef: Larry Shore
Signature dishes: Shrimp and Grits and Twist Chicken and Dumplings

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Prix-fixe w/champagne toast. $85.00 pp incl tip. Appetizers: Octopus Ceviche, Lobster Bisque, Tenderloin Carpaccio, Grilled Artichoke. Entrees: Scallops Lobster & Caviar, Filet Mignon au Poivre, Duck Confit, Porcini Ravioli. Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake, Meyer Lemon Napoleon, Mascarpone Cheesecake

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vipMike
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The Baja Pasta was exceptional!

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Persnickety
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside. The umbrella did’nt work and wouldn’t go up. It partially obstructed the my view of the person opposite me. It should of been removed.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First visit will be last. Drinks: when u get served a carafe of simple syrup with a drink there is something wrong. Appetizer: half of it was warm and the other half cold. Something isn’t right there (I say microwave). On to dinner (lol): fish was cooked “ok” but the rest of the entree was salted like my kids cooked it or an extremely hungover morning meal (terrible). Service: they had no idea what was going on let alone tended to us and this was sitting at the bar. Never again!!!

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vipSuzkty
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this listed on the Restaurant week in Phoenix area and though the menu looked very interesting as well as the bristo itself. The restaurant and french/american food items were delicious and very interesting. Will go back soon

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DavidC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twist is the kind of independent boutique restaurant that locals need to support. The menu is innovative -- every dish has "a twist." The setting is stylish and features a rotating collection of local artists. We went for the Restaurant Week special and everything we had was bursting with flavor. The servers are very friendly and treated us like, well, friends. This was my third or fourth visit. For my money this is the best restaurant in upper North Scottsdale!

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vipRoxlee33
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible, drinks came out wrong to table. Was charged for a double.
Wait staff if slow and forgetful.
Biscuits were burnt and my entree was black burnt on top . The chef came to the table dripping sweat and dirty to say he didn’t see my plate leave the kitchen .
Definitely will not me back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was exceptional. Will definitely be back regularly & will be recommending to all my friends and family.

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vipMargie
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little neighborhood spot! And the new menu is really good.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The location and atmosphere are great. Service was a little slow due to a staffing shortage. Just need to be patient and understanding. It will be well worth it. The drinks, appetizers and main course was unbelievable. The flavors are outstanding. Recommend everything on the menu. Can’t wait to go back!

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AZFOODIE
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Three of us ordered 15 different items off the menu. We are super foodies. Everything we ate was 5-star by any perspective. The selections were fresh, well crafted, and super fun! Do yourself a favor and go there hungry so you can enjoy many items. Even items ordered by others at my table that I would rarely order were amazing. In the end, we shared everything. Hell, I’d go back just for the biscuits. And, they are included with your dinner. Additionally, the service and environment are upscale casual. That means you can wear shorts and experience the finest of cuisines. Needless to say, we are going back. We are already trying to think of who we can take to Twist next weekend.

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MarkR
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little find in North Scottsdale/Care Free...will definitely be back

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vipRoxlee33
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and a really great red head bartender 😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Excited to try this place for the first time. Sad that a lot of what we ordered, they were out of. What we ate was good hopefully the next time will be better.

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vipsparklenails
Phoenix
104 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Waitress was slightly over-loaded with tables but other people there chipped in to serve us.

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vipDSA1
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Made a reservation for Twist Bistro as a result of some very positive reviews. When viewing the menu I saw that it served dished with a Mediterranean "twist" which we were really looking forward to. When we arrived we discovered that they had just changed their name (to Twist American Grill) and their menu. The appetizers we had were pretty good - mushroom crepes and a crab dish. But one of our meals was just awful - the buffalo sandwich. The other meal was a salad and that was actually very delicious. Our waitress was not apologetic that the Mediterranean meals we had expected to order were no longer on the menu and pretty much shrugged it off. The place was VERY loud - the room could use some better accoustic tiles so that you can hear your party talk! Overall, this place is good, but not great.

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SusanG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Will definitely go back again.

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Deborah
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although understaffed, you knew about it going in because of the sign on the door. The service was still excellent. The server was attentive and informative. We appreciated all she did for us.

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vipLarryC
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Stopped in for Mid-afternoon Happy Hour. Nice small plate menu - and some interesting beverages selections. Hand crafted cocktails were tasty. Hummus was quite good - but garlic stayed with us for the rest of the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a wonderful find. Great unique food, great service, and a good value. We will most definitely return for more.

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vipAppreciatesthebest2
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is excellent. Interesting combinations well prepared and flavored. Service was good if a little rushed. Friendly and well meaning.

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Copper
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I like the mid Eastern flavors and combinations. There are several America Grille restaurants in the area. Your food provides a pleasant alternative to these. I was sorry to see on the door that you are bending to that style. Each time I’ve eaten here I have ordered the shared plates and was given no serving spoon with which to “share”the food. I should have asked when ordered but think when told the food would be shared it would be obvious that a serving utensil be provided. Also during the evening hours it is a bit noisy.

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Awesome little spot! Family run and they really care about their customers and their food! We met the whole family and the chef, had a great time. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant in North Scottsdale! My wife and I have been here numerous times and the quality of ingredients and the consistency of preparation are on point. Today we both had the Filet Mignon Provençal which were both cooked to a perfect medium. The combination of the cabernet jus with the grilled artichoke, confit tomatoes, braised greens and the garlic mashed potatoes is an unbelievable culinary combination. Warm, made from scratch biscuits, compliments of Chef Larry, are always the perfect start to a meal at Twist Bistro. I would literally come here just for these! Nick, our server the last few times, was friendly, prompt, and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks on the menu. Definitely give this place a try…you will not be disappointed.

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vipJenn
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for restaurant week. It was my second time. Both times the food was really good. The dinner rolls are reason enough to come here. Even though the wait staff is still working out the kinks, they make up for any snafus by acknowledging it and providing attentive service. I’ll definitely be back. I hope that the quality of the dishes stays high and the prices reasonable.

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IsabellaK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was awesome

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NikkiP
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person who was supposed to be our waitress ignored us pretty much the entire time but then another waiter came to serve us and he was amazing! Stellar service! I love it when restaurants bring out bread and butter without it costing us anything and wow! Best bread and butter I’ve ever had in my life! Seriously fantastico!! The presentation and taste of our meals were beyond extraordinary! Definitely coming back to this place! Super easy to get to as well!

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JamieJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Restaurant week menu looked amazing. The food however appeared to have been made at the beginning of the week so by sat night it tasted like bad reheated frozen dinner. The Buffalo ravioli was cold in the middle and the steak that said it was Wagu was tough so it either wasn’t or it was poorly prepared. It was definitely not a good value and most accurately compared to an Applebee’s meal. To top it off we got to enjoy the sounds of the hostess and waitress discuss a patron that wanted to move tables. How much work it was to rearrange the reservations, which they also felt the need to disclose to those patrons. Will definitely not return.

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vipGourmetWineaux
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised at the level of quality of food at this restaurant. Quantities were also good, especially given that it was restaurant week. Unfortunately, they overbooked, and we had to sit at the bar instead of a table, which would have been preferable, but bartender took care of us well. Overall a good experience. Have already recommended to friends.

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DenaO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have had delicious dinners here before, but the Restaurant Week dinner last night was fantastic. The chef/owner has amazing creations and "twists" on common fare. The biscuits and butter are quite special.

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CharlieG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are hard of hearing, sitting inside is difficult. The flooring, ceiling, walls, while very pretty reverberate the voices of people talking

The food and service are fabulous. Ask for Nick. He was great.

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vipAZhikers
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Came here for AZ Restaurant Week to try some place new. Small space with a pretty high noise level. Our server, Britley, was very nice and kept the courses coming at an appropriate pace. My husband had a Dos Equis Amber which came with an $8 price tag. My Italian red wine was $13 so the drinks are steep. First course was the raviolo and the tomato tart. Hubby loved the raviolo and I loved the tart. Unfortunately they had already run out of my first choice, the scallops, by 6:15. Hmmm, kinda strange since that was on their restaurant week menu. We both had the marinated hangar steak with garlic mash and asparagus. The steak was very good and flavorful. The rest was good but not great. Both of us loved the Boozy Peach Cobbler for dessert. We were glad to try someplace new and give the restaurant economy a boost but probably won't make a return trip due to the high prices and the noise level.

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vipFoodforFun
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good & different unique options than what we are usually offered at other area restaurants. Unfortunately, they need more help & it detracts from the overall experience.

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AZSunshineHiker
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This is a cute, small restaurant in north Scottsdale with a patio out front, in a strip mall type of setting. We sat inside, and were given a table in a high traffic area. This was a spot I would say should not have had a table while the patio was in use as staff were constantly passing close behind us to enter the patio. It was too much traffic and made the atmosphere less cozy and more casual than the vibe I think they wanted. The restaurant week menu looked so good online so we wanted to try it. Of note it was different from their regular menu with only one or so crossover items. Overall the food was okay, most all were heavy on the salt for me. Still, the menu was creative and glad we tried it. They offered homemade biscuits at the start that were very good with a sweet herb butter. These were great. We ordered cocktails and they were okay but not special for the price, ours ranged from $16-$18. They did not seem too busy with several open tables , though the movement through courses seemed rushed. Usually our dishes were not cleared before the next course arrived by a food runner. I'm glad we tried it, I'd not rush back.

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vipMKelly
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Walleye was wonderful, waitstaff attentive. Presentation of food creative. Recommend changing silverware between courses.

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vipdebbie
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the Arizona restaurant week menu really fun and creative.

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JudithD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was much too salty. The best part were the roll/pastry type foods, but the peach pie had not much more than a taste of the peaches.

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vipJohnnyW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great place to dine
Small and pretty open but nice inside.
Solid menu food and service.
I would go back.

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vipElyseN
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food is excellent! Noise level is ridiculous! The restaurant was packed to capacity with only one bartender. It took at least 30 mins to get our martinis. But wow, excellent food!

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Amazing atmosphere. .

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vipSUSANF
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found Twist from Arizona Restaurant Week list. Great choices from menu. Friendly service.

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 4.1 stars by 165 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.