The Twisted Oak

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This is our second trip and we were looking forward to a repeat great meal for our anniversary. I was surprised that no acknowledgment of said anniversary by the staff at Twisted Oak, the meal started off fine, apps were great and the Duk Lasange was tasty and piping hot. However, meal orders are taken at the same time as the apps and when the pork chops and steak were delivered, both dishes were cold, mashed potatoes were so cold, they felt frozen. We asked for the food to go bak and be warmed up twice. Never were we asked what could be done to correct this. No offer of a comp dessert, no reduction of the bill. No manager came over, kind of surprising considering the food was sent back to be warmed up 2x's. For a higher-end place, with prices to match. We were quite surprised. Too bad, as the food can be good there, but as others have noted, this seems to have happened before and no corrective measures are taken.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance at Twisted Oak all exceeded expectations and made for a perfect date night. Upon learning it was our wedding anniversary, the staff went out of their way to make sure our experience was a memorable one, bringing us an appetizer on the house and a candle on our dessert. I would highly recommend this restaurant as a place to celebrate a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The restaurant was great except for our waiter. He wasn’t very nice or accommodating.

W
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Given my ongoing choice of a restaurant when attending Tarrytown Music Concerts, I have few complaints. However, I hate the back room and find it very noisy. Going forward, I am not spending a “small fortune” to sit in a noise box. That said, somebody needs to note my frustration so when I forget to mention that issue, corrective steps are taken.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Not vegetarian friendly as they told me when I called. My husband's brussels sprouts were pretty inedible. My risotto was pretty bland.

JE
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. The highlight of the meal was the bread and spread. Fantastic! I had the Salmon and two of my companions had the fried chicken. All 3 of these meals were highly rated. My fourth colleague had the pork job and he was very disappointed. We shared the raspberry dessert and were very satisfied. The air handling unit desperately needs to be repaired. The noise it made was so obnoxious we had to ask to have it turned off. We would have preferred eating off plates. The decorative bowls our food came in were a little hard to eat out of.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for brunch. We ordered the shishito peppers, maple cured bacon and baby lettuce salad to start. It was very fresh and delicious. For our main course we had duck lasagna (awesome),
fried chicken on bed of polenta ( chicken was well seasoned and crispy), and the burger(that was a homerun). The service was attentive and friendly. We had a very enjoyable afternoon and will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but overpriced.

HE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. A wonderful place to dine

a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice brunch . Good drinks and very tasty food. Definitely a great way way to start your day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced, extremely slow, small portion, food is creative but sometimes to a fault such as shortcake that tastes of pure perfume. But we'd still suggest you should support local creative restaurants.

U
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant, a delicious meal. Service was wonderful. The "entree" portion on an appetizer looked to be the same size as the appetizer portion, only for more money. Other than that, no complaints. We really enjoyed it. The Oregonian Pinot Noir was also wonderful.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were so excited to go to the Twisted Oak for our 5 year wedding anniversary. It started off good; they seated us very quickly and the appetizers came fast and were delicious (truffled chickpeas and two kinds of salads). However, it then took 40 minutes for our entrees to arrive. During those 40 mins, the waiter did not check in once to let us know about the delay. Once the food arrived (cacio e pepe pasta for my husband, bbq ribs for me) it was cold, especially the ribs, and not very flavorful. The waiter only apologized for the wait when handing us the dishes. When it came time for dessert, we were ready to leave so we didn’t order any. Though, we had left a note in the reservation a long time ago regarding our anniversary, but nothing came on the house, just the check. Any other restaurant would send a dessert to celebrate the occasion, but it didn’t happen. Also, the main dining room has really poor acoustics. We could barely hear each other. We wanted to love our experience, but we unfortunately didn’t.

F
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at cozy charming Twisted Oak. The entire staff from Cory,
our waiter, the hostess, and the bussing staff went out of their way to make our dining experience
delightful. Cory gave us a full description of our choices with great recommendations
My friend really enjoyed the duck risotto and I found the local farm raised chicken to
be very good. My only caveat is that at $29.00 for a chicken entre to be too expensive.
We found the lemon merangue dessert delicious. Overall a lovely experience.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We, a group of 6, went there on a Tuesday night. Half of the items on the menu was not available. The waiter seemed disinterested in serving and did not inform us about the items that were not available. We waited about 50 minutes for our entrees.

ER
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific, interesting salads. Love the duck lasagna and the fried chicken. Have never had a b as d cocktail. A favorite.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant offers a rather small menu choice and many items (3 to be exact) were 'sold out'. As luck would have it I had decided to share three items with my mate and of course those were the three that were missing. It was a quiet evening so I doubt the items were ever available in the first place.

The food was ok but not great. The service was fine. It didn't look as nice as advertised and there was no buzz. Had I known the town any better I would have left and gone somewhere else.

Very disappointed.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu was uninspiring with 2 chicken options, one salmon option, one pork option and a duck option that had run out. The food was ok but certainly not good enough to warrant the prices that were being charged

MB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner! Food was delicious and served in an appealing way (we had grilled salmon, fried chicken, lemon meringue pie and pannacota). Our waiter (Cory) was very knowledgeable and friendly, talked us into tasting the local cider (very good decision!). We have spent very good time at the Twisted Oak!

w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Noise level was way too high .Portions were small and very pricey.

S
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great, innovative food. Short menu. Service is a little slow. Drinks took forever to come. Overall memorable and will be back.

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The fried chicken was a mass of gristle and fat. Very hard to find any edible meat. I did not say anything because I was with a guest. I will not return.

k
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food really good but quite expensive and there is nothing vegetarian on the menu, but I got the risotto and it was really good. It can be quite noisy dinner, place needs sound proofing

E
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food great; bartenders fantastic; cocktail menu [don't drive] try them all.

BH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Menu was a little limited in scope and didn't completely work for our party. The beer I selected from the menu was out of stock. One of our dishes was fantastic, the other was just ok. Overall the restaurant gets VERY loud so it was hard to carry a conversation at a table for two.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. It got a little loud. The service staff was very nice, knowledgeable on the menu and could offer recommendations. Would go again

DP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great and imaginative food, good non-intrusive service.

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant lived up to the stellar reviews I saw online. The truffled chickpeas are, indeed, out of this world. The green salad excellent. My husband said it was the best salmon he can remember having. My duck was very good, though I'd have liked a more flavorful/fruit oriented sauce and the croquettes that came with it were uninteresting. The ambience is very nice and we could have a conversation in normal tones for a change. Service is excellent.

MZ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dining experience, from appetizer to dessert. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was a little slow. A bit expensive,but food was really good. The white chocolate soup was wonderful.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent place - well presented, tasty food. Service was good. But when I asked if I could add some grilled chicken to a lunch salad, they said they would have to charge me the price of a full chicken dinner ($27). Really? As it was, the salad ($14) was the size of a side salad and while tasty, just did not do the job. So we ordered an extra appetizer and I still left hungry. I wish I could give it an across the board positive rating, but until they start providing more value, good/good+ is about all they get.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance are excellent. Portions are small and expensive.

PF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Not very good. Took 20 minutes to get a drink, food was salty and just all around bad. Waitress was nice but had too many table and no help. Super disappointing.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

1) They got my reservation mixed up a handful of times.
2) when discussing with the person in the phone that it was my girlfriends birthday, they were not very helpful when it came to any assistance or providing info on what they could do.
3) upon arriving, we waited quite a while before a waitress assisted us. Instead of taking our drink order, she mentioned taking the cake from us and then told us it would cost $10 ($2.50/person) to cut the cake.
4) when we were clearly upset about that, instead of taking our order, the waitress got one of the owners to tell us the same thing (cost of cutting the cake), not sure why the got an owner considering it made no difference and nothing changed.
5) We were extremely close to walking out on the spot but decided to stay only because we drove 25 minutes to go here. The wait for a waitress and food and drink was still quite long.
6) items on the menu weren’t available (chick peas) initially. My girlfriend ordered them and about 10 minutes later the waitress came back and said they did not have any.
7) courtesy of the chef they provided free bread and cheese which was nice but was likely due to it being obvious we were not happy (said it was for her birthday). Then eventually—chick peas became available; they did comp us them though.
8) Food was good but not worth the price


Overall, this was not a great experience. I do not plan on coming back here and regret making reservations here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Small portions for the price.

J
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very hot night which made everything harder ... bottle of white wine arrived very warm and took an hour to chill, kitchen was backed up, waiter was surly, air conditioning was inadequate. The food was good, but not an enjoyable night.

SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and ambiance were very good. However, our server did not seem knowledgeable about some of the dishes, and forgot our appetizers.

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I've ever had in my 20 plus years in the Tri state region. I hail from New Orleans with a very discriminating palate. This place is most definitely a rivertown gem!

a
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The halibut ordered was EXTREMELY SALTY. The restaurant was out of the most obvious entre - the chicken!!! The salad was measly. We were not forewarned or informed either about the salt level of Halibut or that the salad was not even worth sharing.

JA
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent French toast and delicious salad. A favorite restaurant of ours. Great chef.

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