The Twisted Oak

4.5
881 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
Reviews from verified diners
881 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
26%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SD
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing Service was incredible. Staff was very friendly. The chef/owner even stopped at our table to talk for a few minutes. The meatballs were absolutely unbelievable!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive food, good service, pleasant setting with a modern yet vintage ambience. Portions are small though.

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was superb. The service was very good. The noise level was migraine-inducing, and was from patrons yelling and screeching. I did speak to the manager who seemed unable or more likely, not empowered to do anything about it. It ruined what should have been a world-class meal at a fine dining establishment.

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GT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our experience. We we a party of 4 and the other couple were very late due to traffic. Our wait staff informed us (when I inquired) that the table would not be needed for 2 hours. When our friends arrived almost one hour late we were told that the staffed "moved around some other reservations" and that our table would be free as long as we wanted.
The chick peas were deliciously crunchy, a perfect pair with my fresh margarita. We also had the grilled octopus, meatballs and roasted carrot and beet salad. All were perfect. For dinner we had salmon, pork chops and duck....again perfect.
We had a great dinner with great friends.
Planning to return many times!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely chef level restaurant. we were saving room for dinner at a nearby wedding so we couldnt have the dishes that features duck but the lighter optkons were all done masterfully. would def ome back

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s
New York Area
34 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still great as always ! Haven't been in several years and was pleased to note that it's busy and difficult to get a res.......now I know why

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w
New York Area
49 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always.

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NF
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed this restaurant so much, it’s worth the trip from the city. We joined friends there and loved the warm welcome, talented bartender and creative cuisine. It’s a must go!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister’s Birthday. It was wonderful

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SC
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Only negative comment is that the portions were a bit small (ie had soft shell crab entree and there was only one crab) but delicious. Will return.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The restaurant needs some updating including the decor, dishes( they were chipped) and noisy fan which was very annoying after an hour and actually hurt my ears.
The food was very fresh and good but the menu for lunch was extremely limited

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good time for Father's Day. We were surprised to know at the end that our 5-year-old son's meal, pasta with meatballs, was the most expensive plate on the bill... Otherwise, the food was delicious.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Portions rediculously small . Not cheap prices, felt taken advantage of

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T
New England
10 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some interesting choices, but it's difficult to select a full, balanced menu. Definitely get the duck lasagna. Cheap glassware for such an expensive wine list. DH and I liked it, but didn't love it.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was shocked to receive an email during the meal from Open Table saying I would not get points for this meal. What gives?

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SM
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this modern gem. Some of the best cocktails around, we come whenever we have a special occasion but would love to eat there every week. The dishes are creative, intricate yet ingredient forward and beautifully balanced. The emphasis on seasonal and house made ingredients makes for new takes on old favorites plus some new discoveries. Weekend brunch was very quiet which we appreciated for our group but I expect the nighttime scene is much more lively. Lovely industrial/rustic decor and very friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
2.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Dinner was a poor experience for my husband & myself. Wine list was very limited & overpriced. My pork shank was overcooked & dry with very little flavor. My husband's steak was tough. We asked to speak to the manager but he never came to the table. We did stop him as we left & he had an attitude relaying the fact that he did not care.It is not even worth trying again.

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KK
New York Area
21 reviews
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Divine farm to table cuisine, if you can find the cuisine. I’ve been to The Twisted Oak for brunch before and was thrilled. Dinner proved to be less enticing. We did small plates, and yes I’m well aware of the definition. However, our Octopus had 6-8 tiny pieces....and was mostly croutons. Crazy for the NYC pricing! Our beverage was divine: handcrafted with Huckleberry's..... that was the saving grace, if you prefer a liquid dinner.

"Where’s Waldo" has been replaced with “find the octopus”! Except I’m not laughing 😡.

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H
Philadelphia
10 reviews
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hostess and waiter could’ve been nicer! Apps were better than entrees. We look forward to going back again

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Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with interesting flavor combinations. The cheese spread for the bread with the hint of nutmeg was a very enjoyable twist. The savory bread pudding is worth the trip.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant -- Can't wait to go back! I have never written a review before

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RN
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten here a few times - so consistent and delicious. Menu changes per the season and available ingredients. I love the chickpea starter - such a delicious crunchy snack. They will work around food aversions and are very friendly. The cocktails are a bit pricey, the wine list is excellent and also pricey, but, that's to be expected these days. We tend to graze our way thru the menu with a few small plates a few appetizers and maybe we share an entree. Haven't made a bad choice yet. I love the scallops and the risotto is awesome as well. You really can't go wrong and if you watch your bar tab the prices don't seem terrible by Westchester standards.

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DF
1 review
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and different food! I am still dreaming about the chickpea and pepper appetizer!

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JB
New York Area
27 reviews
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, very attentive service. Restaurant was a little loud but that's due to how popular it was.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and interesting. Enjoyed the cocktails and pickles and cheese appetizer. Dinner was excellent. Recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My fiancé & I went here for the second time within the last 12 months. We enjoyed it even more the second time. The food was excellent & the service was excellent. I highly recommend Twisted Oak for anyone that enjoys an original, high quality menu & superb service. The fried chick peas are a must order...

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GS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Dry accommodating. Particularly to a two year old. Delicious food.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect - creative and delicious original dishes.
Just great!

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l
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Twisted Oak is a wonderful restaurant - the very nicest in this area and highly recommended.

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BE
1 review
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Farm to table, or as they put it, root to table. The creative menu focuses on interesting combinations of seasonal ingredients.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A great place for pre-theatre dinner. All our meals and cocktails were excellent!

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RF
1 review
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Farm to table is the theme here. The main courses are creative and very nicely done. There is no menu on the Web because the choices change daily ! (a monumental task, I would think).
The service is very attentive but not intrusive. The owner watches each table to be sure everyone is pleased.
I noted that the desserts, while very tempting, were all lactose laden. The owner admitted it was a problem, but that's what is coming "from the farm" right now. Once the fresh fruits and berries start appearing on the vine, the desserts would be leaning away from lactose and more toward the fruit varieties. Now THAT is farm to table.
Altogether, a very nice meal; I would recommend it highly.

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BS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and excellent dishes. This restaurant really gives a personal touch to make you feel special during your dining experience!

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J
Washington DC
27 reviews
2.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The dining room was terribly understaffed and service was slow. The chickpea appetizer was very good when it finally came. The wines were very good but also slow in coming. We ordered two main courses and a side dish that they called “complete” we ordered sunchokes that they brought before the main course. They were terrible and probably the saltiest thing I ever had. We sent it back.
The main courses were very good. My wife had scallops that were quite good but not very warm when delivered. My short ribs were prepared just right and were very good.
Management did try to make up for the delays and sunchokes by comping our appetizer and then giving us free coffee and a dessert that was good. All in all the meal was OK but somewhat pricey.

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W
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We frequent this setting on a regular basis. The chef is both creative and well aware that a regularly changing variety in their staple dishes is a great plus. Simply put, the ongoing menu coupled with daily specials makes for a memorable sitting. And, like everything in life, you can expect to open your wallet for the dining experience.

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AV
Birmingham
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always something unusual on the menu. Have never tried anything that disappointed me.
Great place to go

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AL
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food prepared with care and imagination is a given here.

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KS
New York Area
33 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have eaten here many times and love the food; however, I thought that the $85pp prix fixe Mother's Day menu was a little excessive. My son didn't want an appetizer or dessert, but there was a set menu, so we dealt with it. When the regular menu is available, I think the food is outstanding. I enjoy their local ingredients and think everything is very fresh. The mushroom risotto is earthy and hearty, and their halibut was light and healthy. The zeppoles are delicious, and the white chocolate "soup" with dark chocolate semifreddo was probably our favorite.

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k
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, and amazing staff, just a little noisy for me, the chef/owner is very personabe, made it a point to meet & greet guests post dinner

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w
New York Area
48 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious.

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