The Twisted Fork

4.7
873 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
At the Twisted Fork we take the traditional and give it a "twist". Eclectic dishes composed with unmatched creativity and flavor served in a casual setting. Fun and funky wines, beers and cocktails are the perfect complement to our Chef’s unique talents. Click on our website link to see the menu. We are a big place but we fill up fast, reserve today and we will save you a seat!

Notating a booth or patio seating for your reservation is a request and can not be guaranteed. We will do our absolute best to accommodate. Our seating of parties are solely based on availability.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PattyI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

host seated us at a booth with a huge tear on the seat. Waiter didn't know the specials or soup of the day. He kept coming back not knowing what happy hour beverages that were available. He left bill on table then we had to ask host to find him after 20 minutes so we could pay the bill. We weren't impressed with his service he seemed like it was his first day on the job.

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PatC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For lunch we sat outside on a beautiful day. My daughter had the ravioli appetizer. Our server suggested she order soup since the ravioli is an appetizer size which she did. I had the grilled vegetable salad with shrimp. Both meals were excellent.

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JulieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I ordered the roasted vegetable salad. While overall the salad was very tasty, the arugula could have been a lot fresher. It was wilted and not cold enough.

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CMikeyB
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch with the Family. Everyone loved their food and portions were huge. enough for another meal in most cases. Great value on bottle of wine as well.

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vipsimmbo
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great different food, different flavors, casual dining!

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Southern
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Tasty, innovative recipes.

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vipdiningout775
Tahoe
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, always a favorite! Thank you Marion!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and delicious as always. A favorite.

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DonnaMae
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service and food was outstanding. We sat in the back room and it was very noisy and loud. I was hoping to sit outside, but due to the heavy winds, we were not able to and were put in the back room. As I walked thru the main dining area, it didn't seem to be as loud. I would definitely come back and recommend The Twisted Fork, but not be seated in the back room. Thank you.

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Seefu
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. A little pricey but ambiance and location made it worth it.

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jasong
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu!!! Dessert was great and the dessert wine menu was nice.

SG
SanjayG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently always great food with top notch service. The tiger shrimp tamal is a must

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SueB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back going strong . Food and service were awesome.

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vipPatP
Tahoe
237 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salads and with a boost of protein - more than enough for a meal. Finished the Thai salad with salmon for lunch today - so nicely prepared that it was still fresh and tasty. My husband's roasted vegetable salad with seared ahi gone within minutes. Excellent service we were in and out in about 40 minutes - we were hungry and the service incredibly fast.

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DHMSHOP
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat for many years. This restaurant is consistently great. Highly recommend.

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vipGeekyGal
Tahoe
52 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our son and his girlfriend came down from Portland. Their plane was late so we had to change our Saturday reservations to Sunday. AS it was Memorial Day weekend most restaurants were booked. But. Twisted Fork had availability. Having had great food, service and a fun time in the past I thought it would be a fun choice.

We arrived on time and were seated at a booth, we were not offered a full wine list, which I believe the hostess should have asked if we want one when she sat us down. Once I realized we did not have one I asked for one, after quite a while she did bring us a list. Upon, by this time we had our appetizers. We went through three requests for wine and each time over several minutes, they did not any of the wines I wanted. Now we have our salads! The manager came to our rescue and suggested a wine that was similar to the one I wanted and gave us a discount on the wine for all the trouble.

Finally, with our wine glassed in hand, our entrees in front of us we began to eat. My husband had the sole piccata he thought it was okay, my stepson had the short ribs and said they were okay, his girlfriend had the bucatini with shrimp, she enjoyed her dish I had the New York steak it had quite a bit of fat on it, now this seems to be the case in some restaurants, the peppercorn sauce was very good served with a vegetable skewer and mashed potatoes which wer a little dry for my taste.

We enjoyed the appetizers the most: hummus with pita bread, couliflower ceviche and thr ravioli. These all had a bit of a twist to them.

If we go back again in the far future I hope the service, the wine list and the food will have improved by then.

Good eating to you who read this review!

TB
TeddyB
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food, wine, beer and service. Outdoor dining area is nice. Concrete floors add a little to the noise factor but not in a major way. Tiger Shrimp Tamal and Beet Salad are super. We’ve visited often and appreciate the consistency of the food preparation. Will be back again and will always recommend to others.

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marianned
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food was good. A BBQ burger and salmon burger and both were prepared fine.

Even though I made reservations through OpenTable, and requested a preference for patio seating, the hostess said there was only full sun seating in the patio. However, there were at least three tables with umbrellas that were unoccupied. Perhaps those tables had reservations, too. For us apparently, having a reservation did not mean we could get an available patio table.

When shown preference to another indoor table, we were offered a half-booth by the kitchen/bathroom entrance and exit. I suggested a table by the window, and the hostess said that was available, but coming around the corner there was a large birthday party occupying two tables. The hostess should have said "You know, there's a large party in that area. Do you still want to be seated there?" Or even because some tables were blocked off due to social distancing, the hostess could have said the table was unavailable due to social distancing. My expectation on a Sunday afternoon is a relatively quiet meal. I understand that parties happen, but there were many open tables we could have been seated at other than the half-booth next to the bathroom or adjacent to a large birthday party. The reason I make reservations is to secure a better table.

Again, I understand parties, and seating people based on staffing levels, but with so many obviously open tables both on the patio and inside (independent of the tables blocked for social distancing), I was disappointed to be seated where we were. Since I had already objected twice to offered seating (full sun patio or half-booth next to the bathroom), I did not want to object again. I will say I did almost suggest to my dining partner that we go else where.

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LindaB
Tahoe
30 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was a little bummed that the impossible burger is gone from the menu I would love to see a few more vegetarian/vegan options
Overall we enjoyed our lunch, our server was polite and our food was served promptly and was delicious.

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Judy
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The sole and salmon dishes were perfectly cooked. One person in our party was vegetarian and there were plenty of choices for her. Serve was polite and attentive. We will be back.

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StephenS
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best outdoor dining experiences in Reno.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Twisted Fork and go there often. The patio is the best seating and the food and drinks are always delicious!

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DonS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food! Music is not to my taste but then I am an old guy.

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Ahanson
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was not aware of this gem. Glad to have discovered it through word of mouth from friends since we come to Reno often from Gardnerville. Is there a reason there is no sign on the RC Willey side? I was surprised as we would have seen it much sooner. Ambiance was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the staff was very pleasant.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique and varied menu of excellent choices. The wait staff are friendly and efficient. The food came quickly and was hot and delicious.

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SteveW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice experience. Only a short wait for our reserved table. Server was patient while we chatted before ordering. Everyone was pleased with their meals.

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NatalieT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent early dinner and we got the happy hour specials. Great value! Food was delicious, service was attentive, a great evening!

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vipPatP
Tahoe
237 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - friendly, professional service that is so welcoming. The cheesy broccoli soup was superb. Large chunks of fresh broccoli and the perfect blend of cheese. Soups here are always well prepared. The mini tacos are a perfect meal with the cup of soup. My husband's grilled veggie salad with the addition of ahi - also excellent. It is back to our "go to" spot after sitting at home for a year.

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vipdiningout775
Tahoe
33 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice day to have lunch on the patio and the fish and chips was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla was amazing! Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun! Will definitely go back and ask for her!
Thanks Carla!!!!!
Denise

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vipUnbelievableforCharlie
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and service! Very happy to have found The Twisted Fork. It is one of Reno’s best!

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Getfit
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would definitely go back, food and service was excellent. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. Quality of food was excellent. Next time I would prefer to NOT sit at the tables in the center of the room as you enter the restaurant! Please😊

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service made for a very satisfying experience.

JB
JohnB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Predictably awesome. The back of the house never lets the front of the house down.

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Seefu
Tahoe
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Small plates are still big enough to share. NY steak was great. Short ribs were awesome. Bread pudding was pretty good as was the sorbet. Service was a little slow. You would have thought server would be a little more attentive to a table of 4 that had a bill of over $200!

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DanielleR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manda was a great server and was kind and polite and so was the rest of the staff. Fish and chips were fantastic! Loved this place and can’t wait to go again.

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RobertP
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day. Service was great food was good. Wine was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Mother’s Day and sat out on patio. All in attendance enjoyed their meals and the service was great. Really enjoyed the outdoor space and Mountain view. We usually eat in the downtown/midtown area and this was a nice change. Will go back.

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Skip
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waitress talked way too fast.
The menu was a mass of fancy, exotic sounding foods and spices, most of which I had not even heard of before. I had not had a salmon burger before, and it was bland and did not taste like salmon to me.

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CarlyS
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at the Twisted Fork. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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The Twisted Fork is rated 4.7 stars by 873 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.

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