The Twisted Oak
Our waitress was fantastic, so it was such a shame that the food was bad. We should’ve known with the arrival of inexplicably charred bread and pate / mousse of butter...but we still stayed hopeful. My starter Cacio e Pepe pasta was good, but leaned a bit salty. My Husband started with an $8 bowl of shishito peppers that were unimaginative. Per the recommendation, we ordered the $46 duck and almost $40 pork chop. The first bite of duck was awful. It tasted like old, refrigerator meat...or as my husband put it - old duck sausage. The duck rilletes were the only redeeming part because the roasted carrots were sandy. That theme continued with the pork chop dish I traded my husband for - where the pork chop meat was good, but the polenta was cold and horribly over salted and the beet green and fennel salad was so full of sand I literally couldn’t eat it. That chilling sensation of expecting a soft vegetable and getting rocky, hard sand on your teeth was too much to bear. We left and went straight to shake shack to redeem the date night.
Food was amazing; cocktails outstanding. Service on Point. Great experience!! Thank for a great night.
This was a really special place with a creative and delicious menu. To start, I absolutely loved the pear-infused gin cocktail and the house-made ricotta served with hot bread. At that point, we knew we were in for a great meal. The baby lettuce salad was so fresh and we almost ordered a second one. My perfectly cooked pappardelle with homemade pork sausage was rich and full of flavor. My husband ordered the fried chicken with polenta which was crispy and just great. We really loved our meal and plan to come back next time we're in the area.
Food was amazing as it always is. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.
Interesting Menu, Great Service! Highly recommend
Nice, homey place. Outstanding Duck lasagna. Very nice wine list. Very affordable. Nice service Good pricing. Pretty empty for lunch.
Everything was excellent.
We had a fantastic mean for 5. All were delicious as were the apps, as were the desserts. We will be back !!
Much too limited.
But the staff was very pleasant.
Excellent food! Would like to see more menu choices.
The food is remarkable. It's a bit noisy. It might be quieter during the week.
We absolutely love this place and feel so fortunate it’s just up the street. It’s a definite must-do in Westchester.
Unique menu of outstanding food with local Chicken and duck. The shishito peppers were perfectly prepared lightly blistered with a sesame oil garnish and sea salt. The chicken was among the best I've ever had. Even the bread and butter was a cut above and tasty. Nice wine list and warm servers hostess and bar tender . The only drawback is the terrible parking situation in Tarrytown.
My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at The Twisted Oak, food and service were great.
We had an 8:15 reservation, we were told to arrive at 8pm. Upon arrival they asked us to have a drink st the bar, the hostess came up around 8:30 and stated “I gave them the check, they won’t leave”. Finally we were seated at 8:50 and the patrons who were occupying the table came up to us and said “you take our seats we will sit here at the bar”, awkward to say the least.
It is pretty clear that all of the food is precooked and reheated, I understand from being in the industry that you must prep and precook foods, but not fried chicken, the sides were cold, even the poke ya under my short rib was cold. The food was just Blah, and for the hype totally not worth it at all.
We were here once before and had had an OK experience same sort of thing, but thought it could of just been a bad day. Now I know it is the norm.
We will not be returning.
Excellent food and service
There were six in our party. Everyone was extremely happy with the food and presentation. Service was a little slow but that was the only negative. They were extremely accommodating- we requested the front room and were pleased to have a round table in the window. This place is considerably more expressive than the average dinner in the neighborhood, so our expectations were high. They definitely delivered on the food quality. Highly recommend for a date night or special occasion.
Beautiful food, fine cocktails, wonderful service... Had a moment to chat with the chef- really a terrific meal.
You absolutely get what you pay for here- can’t wait to go back, especially with their ever-changing menu!
AMAZING FOOD!!! Great atmosphere and service! We had a wonderful meal and time! Highly recommend the chickpea appetizer, duck lasagna, short ribs, and don’t leave out dessert - the zeppolis and deconstructed lemon meringue pie were delicious!
We had an outstanding dinner Thursday, Jan 17. Owner/Host Jacob was very friendly and courteous. Servers/bartender Eddie, Jose, and Johann were very knowledgeable of the food and truly wanted us to enjoy ourselves. The atmosphere was warm, friendly, and comfortable. Saving the best comments to last...the FOOD! Unbelievable. First was the cheese board with everything house made. Delish! I had Butternut Squash soup and Beer Braised Short Ribs, and my wife had Kale Salad (chiffonade style) and Papperadelle Pasta. The beauty of the food was that no one taste overwhelmed the others. The balance of the tastes within each plate was perfect! We finished with a special, newly created dessert and again, PERFECT! Wine, mixed drinks, everything was totally enjoyable. We can't wait to return.
Wow! The folks at Twisted Oak have really upped their game. I came here two years ago and had what I would call a 3.5 star dinner. Serviceable but not blow your socks off. I just dined here again and I just have to give a big congrats to the owners for getting their culinary game together in such a big way. Everything was superb. I am a former dining writer and restaurant reviewer so I am always impressed when a restaurant evolves and fulfills it's potential.
The only hiccup was that the bread did not arrive before the apps, but the butter when it did come made it worth the wait. We had the chickpeas, goose appetizer and baby lettuce salad. Everything was sourced beautifully and felt alive and fresh, and the flavor profiles were so unique and sophisticated.
But the short rib was the standout. I could eat that every day for every meal. The flavors and balance of this dish made it one of the best I had in the entire Rivertown area - save for the toast liver dish at Cookery. And the lemon meringue dessert was a nice refreshing bite after the depth of the short rib.
Nice work folks! I will be back.
we went there to celebrate a friend's birthday as we had read wonderful things about the restaurant. The food did not disappoint. The preparations were innovative and delicious. However, we thought the ambiance did not match the food or the price. The waitstaff was adequate but not attentive, the music was jarring with a loud bass and the speaker was right over our heads. When we mentioned this to our waiter, he grinned and replied that he loved the music. I guess it was his playlist? Showed us! The decor and feeling of the restaurant was not nearly as special as the food deserved.
Food was good. We especially enjoyed the truffle chickpeas and risotto. Good selection of wines by the glass. I would suggest they create more vegetarian options.
It was a a lovely evening with delicious food, and hand crafted cocktails. Twisted Oak staff helped out with dietary issues without blinking and we were well care for and not disturbed unnecessarily
It’s one of my all time favorite places!
Some of the food was great: squash soup, short ribs, lemon meringue dessert
Some of the food missed the target: turkey - under flavored slab
The disappointment was the service; our waiter was hurried and a bit dismissive. However, others on the staff were much more courteous.
Duck lasagna always superb. Shared zeppoles to end recommended.
Very attentive to food allergy issues
Our server was not personable and wouldn’t let us order food for our kids first.
The food was just not good. My crispy chicken sandwich was dark meat (Gross). Waffle was burnt and fries tasted like they were cooked in old oil.
Won’t be back
This is one of the best restaurants in Westchester hands down. Chef Michael is super creative and really holds true to farm to table and Jacob has the front of the house on point. Highly recommended
A very unique menu, which apparently changes from day to day. Our waiter was very helpful in all ways. Don't miss out on the chickpea appetizer or the pepper appetizer. The food was excellent.
We will definitely go there again.
Outstanding in every way! Visited Lynhurst Mansion and came here for lunch and would love to return when back in the area!
A delightful find on a recent unexpected trip to the area. Tarrytown is quite charming to stroll through, and this restaurant about a block from the Hudson River was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. I wouldn’t recommend it for families with children as the menu is geared toward the adult palette and the price is more what you’d be willing to pay for Date Night or a special night out. Seasonal farm-to-table menu had variety to satisfy a Foodie without scaring off a more traditional taster. Reserve a table in the back room if you prefer no bar TV and more quiet in general.
Cozy ambiance, very good farm to table food. Great drinks, good wine list. We visited before a show at Jazz Forum. What a fun evening!
Always a favorite with us and the place we love to introduce to friends.
Absolutely wonderful food. But . . . Poor service: Waitstaff that are abrupt, inattentive. Back room is acoustically loud and further hampered by pounding music. The food (and the patrons) deserve better.
My partner and I came for dinner before a show on my birthday. The food was remarkably delicious, service was attentive all around, and our server was cool and helpful.
Noise level was deafening. Everyone seemed to be yelling over each other due to the acoustics in the room. The service was lacking. Our waiter never brought our drinks but we were charged for them. When it was brought to his attention to adjust the bill, he shrugged and said "oh no-one brought your drinks." Food was fair but overpriced and limited selection for vegetarians. We will not be returning.
We had a superb lunch from the chick pea starters to the final zeppole! The risotto was amazing. Highly recommend you put this on your list.