The Twisted Oak

4.6
952 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm
Lunch Thurs-Fri 12pm-3pm (Last Seating 2:45)
Dinner Tues-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm
Dinner Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
Dinner Sunday 5:30pm-9pm
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Phone number
(914) 332-1992
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Cutney
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Private party facilities
Our private intimate dining room accommodates up to 60 guests for special functions.
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Private party contact
Jacob Parenti: (914) 332-1992
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
Parking is available on the street or near by at the municipal parking lot.
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Public transit
The Metro North train to Tarrytown.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 952 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff was great and service was awesome. Small portions even though they charge NYC prices.

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LH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twisted Oak is easily one of the best restaurant I’ve found in the Hudson Valley. It has become my go-to place for special occasions, date nights & getting together with friends. The food is amazing, inventive and cooked to perfection... I highly recommend the octopus as an appetizer. The entire staff is also first rate. You’re welcomed as you come in and conversation is made, not just quickly dumping you off at the table. The waiters are knowledgeable about the menu and attentive, while giving you time to enjoy your meal and company. The bartender serves new takes on many of the classics.

I will say it is tough to get a good time without a reservation well in advance; but do yourself a favor and plan this out.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my fiancé have been here two times so far. We can’t say enough good things about it! We look forward to eating here every year during our annual fall trip to Tarrytown NY. Great tasting food and great service! Can’t wait to comeback next year!

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TG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a nicer dinner. Very fresh and local. A little expensive but great for a nice occasion or date night!

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MT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious. The cheese served with the bread basket was incredible. Loved the truffled chickpea starter. The ribeye for two was better than we’ve had at more expensive steakhouses in Westchester and the city.

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NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is hard to imagine paying 17 dollars for a small bowl of fried chickpeas but they were very tasty and fragrant with truffle oil. The fried chicken and polenta is stellar. One friend loved the corn risotto and the other opted for a simple omelet which I gathered was fine but nothing special.

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BE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food! Very relaxed dinner (except for the hip-hop music in the background). with many tastes and surprise.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Locally sourced ingredients with interesting and unique preparations. Unique cocktails as well. Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was quite excited to try this restaurant given the mostly glowing reviews I saw. However, I found that, by and large, the food was disappointing. The truffle chickpeas were excellent. The drinks were also outstanding. That's it. The entrees were very bland and uninspired; one of the salads served was ice cold and thus tasteless. Overall very disappointing.

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V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We used to really enjoy this place but something is not quite right anymore ... just a bit off. Food was too salty and odd combinations that weren't working. The food was simpler before and tastier. Pleasant enough place but really over-priced. Also found the server a bit strange and the hostess overly familiar.

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G
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our second time at Twisted Oak while visiting our son at college. This place never disappoints. Great food and friendly staff always make it a memorable meal. Chicken Fazio might be one of my favorite all time meals. 3 of the 4 in our party ordered it this time. Delicious as always!

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SG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, creative flavors. We enjoyed each dish. Relaxed atmosphere and great service.

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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A restaurant akin to a Manhattan menu and ambiance. Exotic salads, duck lasagna, wonderful seasonal entrees and lovely desserts--a wonderful dining experience!

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MB
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Can be a little noisey. Nice area of downtown Tarrytown. Locally sourced ingredients. A little pricey, but worth it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special date :)

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DN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to experience great food and drinks. Service was friendly and efficient.

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NS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal, great selection of entrees and appetizers. A little pricy but well worth it!

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F
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Twisted Oak was great. Inventive Farm to Table. The specialty hand crafted plates and dishes were awesome. Don’t miss the incredible lemon meringue pie - a deconstructed pie that was terrific...the only drawback is they were literally small bites, so we had to order a second one!

A great find!

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French toast was amazing. The omelettes were also so good and fresh ingredients. Loved the plates food was served on and in too.

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The kale salad and octopus appetizers were quite good. But the main courses were not. The main courses were late coming out of the kitchen for which the waiter did apologize. The pork chop was barely done enough and lacked flavor. The steak was pre-sliced and put in a bowl with the equivalent of one steak fry as accompaniment. The flavor of the steak was overwhelmed by the heavy amount of seasoning that was put on it. Both main courses were $35 which was way overpriced for what it was. If you go here, do not sit in the back room. It is a bare room with hardwood floors and little on the walls so it is very noisy.

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YC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My reservation for this restaurant went from amazing to magical. From the waiters to the owner of the restaurant everyone receives 10 out of 5 stars, everyone was completely involve the night and truly showed what a gem the twisted oak really is. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. I will be going back.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us were delighted with the restaurant choice. The small menu offered an excellent selection for all tastes; service was courteous and responsive to questions about items on menu which was very helpful. The chef's version of fried chicken, spinach and tasty, creamy polenta, a hit, as well as duck confit lasagna and a most creatively prepared squash dish. A beautiful and tastefully decorated restaurant. Encouraging all my friends to go there and plan to return myself taking different groups.

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TL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Twisted Oak has become a family celebration location. It is top of everyone's list for where they want to go to recognized noteworthy events. Given the food, staff, service, and ambiance, it really is hard to go wrong at this place. We all recommend it.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great birthday! Overall, the food is great and very creative menu. The only negative would be how the hostess treated me over the phone and in person. Not only was she rude she put a damper on my birthday by making sure we knew they don't sing. I don't need anyone to sing but you can make someone feel special. If the place gets rid of the hostess, it would be a 4 star experience!

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t miss the chickpeas! Each dish is better than the next. Can’t wait to go back.

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HW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time visiting in two months. Food and service are excellent. Also, although the corkage fee is a little high they’re fine with bringing your own wine. Only negative is the noise.

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CR
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG what a find! The Twisted Oak served us amazing, simple and delicious dinners. I can't wait to return.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a creative menu and you should feel free to ask about the ingredients. Don't be afraid to try as the food was delicious. The service was excellent and swift. However we were not rushed.

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k
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very nice. Fresh and delicious. Excellent quality.

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HL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is delicious, creative and fresh. The service was also excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience until the bar crowd arrived and were so loud and boisterous that it became impossible to hear each other.

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OS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing food and service! I definitely will come back and strongly recommend this gem

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HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, and the owners were outstanding. Food was impeccable.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve gone here a few times in the past. The food is consistently superb. Michael, chef and owner, is very personable. He comes around to each table to chat, see if you were satisfied, or if there’s anything else you need. I highly recommend the meatballs And chickpeas. I’ve also eaten the kale salad, short ribs, salmon, and duck lasagna. All where of the best quality and very pleasing to the palate. The dessert Zeppoli‘s are served warm and have a nice spongelike quality... delicious!!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal on Saturday, but when the manager/server asked us to move to the bar and finish our drinks because he had another reservation, it sort of killed it for all of us. Our dinner was $300 for 4 of us (not including gratuity) and after two hours we were shuttled out of the table. Never had that happen before, anywhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Was a bit noisy but overall nice atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck lasagna was wonderful. The portion looked a bit small, but it was so rich I couldn't eat it all.

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w
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as usual. Jacob took great care to make sure we were well fed and absolutely stuffed. Everything was delicious.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to Twisted Oak a handful of times since we moved to Tarrytown a couple of years ago and every meal has been delicious. The truffle chick pea snack is a must get and grilled Octopus as well

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Overall, we were disappointed and do not plan on going back. We were a party of six, having dinner on a weeknight. The air conditioning did not cool the restaurant properly and the noise level was too high. That made for an uncomfortable experience.

We were most disappointed with the service. For a pricey restaurant like this, we expected to be pampered. The young hostess barely greeted us when we arrived. We could hardly hear her and her way of showing us to a table was to just point. They took our drink orders fairly quickly, but the waiter took a long time to appear to take our food order. Again, no greeting at all. Just asked if we were ready to order. Robotic. The waiter did warm up and he was helpful, suggesting the best dishes, in his opinion. We had to ask for bread, which also took some time to come. When it came, it was a small basket, insufficient for six people. We finished that immediately and then the appetizers arrived. The food quality was very good and we thought the menu was interesting. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and entrees. We didn’t have dessert, but the wsiter gave us an order of mini doughnuts on the house.

Overall, it was a disappointing experience because they didn’t make you feel wanted or that they were happy to serve you. There are so many restaurants that do achieve that consistently. Try any of the Danny Meyer restaurants in the city to see how guests should be treated.

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C
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant..menu changes daily with locally sourced ingredients...awesome service

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