Twist Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 336 Bald Hill Rd

    Warwick, RI 02886

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  • 401-734-4440

About Twist Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm
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Our appetizers came out great, but the main course (a shrimp with vegetable dish) tasted like metal, as if they had just broken in a new wok. When we reported it to the staff, they acted like they were very insulted and nothing could be wrong. They didn't want to give us a break on the cost, even though our plates clearly showed we barely touched the food before we got their attention.

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★★☆☆☆

Our appetizers came out great, but the main course (a shrimp with vegetable dish) tasted like metal, as if they had just broken in a new wok. When we reported it to the staff, they acted like they were very insulted and nothing could be wrong. They didn't want to give us a break on the cost, even though our plates clearly showed we barely touched the food before we got their attention.

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Fantastic food and service. Atmosphere is a bit cold, but is very classy. Seems a bit out of place for the location, though.

4
★★★★☆

Fantastic food and service. Atmosphere is a bit cold, but is very classy. Seems a bit out of place for the location, though.

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Twist is owned by the Pinelli Marra group. A restaurant group that started with the Post Office Cafe in East Greenwich and eventually expanded to eight locations. On the group's website they brag about every location being different from the others. I had inside information, though, and know that the cooking staff from one location frequently gets transplanted to others. That isn't exactly the best way to maintain a unique flavor from location to location. This shows. Upon entering Twist, I noticed how ultra-trendy the whole setup was. Still, it's a very well designed and attractive dining area. Service was prompt and friendly. The chairs are comfortable with a decent amount of cushiness. I wasn't very impressed with the menu. For a bit more money, you're getting a selection that's very similar to other Pinelli Marra locations, like my favorite, The Grille on Main. For example, the crab cakes, mozzarella triangles, and quesadilla are all identical to the Grille. They do get more inventive with the specials at this location than at others, but unfortunately, those specials are hit-and-miss in their quality. Most importantly, many of the dishes are more expensive here than at other locations. Their dessert offerings are very basic and offer nothing inventive. Their drink list is also average. I ordered a steak with gorgonzola sauce. The sauce was over-powering and rendered most of the other ingredients moot. The steak was on the well-side of medium and wasn't a very good cut. Still, I give it credit for being decently tasty once I had scraped some of the sauce off. As I mentioned, the desserts were nothing to write home about. Cheesecake, brownies, and ice cream are all present. Taken as a whole, there are a number of gems on the menu, but the lack of real seasonal changes means it will grow old quickly. If you're in the neighborhood, it's worth stopping by for a sandwich, but nothing more.

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★★★☆☆

Twist is owned by the Pinelli Marra group. A restaurant group that started with the Post Office Cafe in East Greenwich and eventually expanded to eight locations. On the group's website they brag about every location being different from the others. I had inside information, though, and know that the cooking staff from one location frequently gets transplanted to others. That isn't exactly the best way to maintain a unique flavor from location to location. This shows. Upon entering Twist, I noticed how ultra-trendy the whole setup was. Still, it's a very well designed and attractive dining area. Service was prompt and friendly. The chairs are comfortable with a decent amount of cushiness. I wasn't very impressed with the menu. For a bit more money, you're getting a selection that's very similar to other Pinelli Marra locations, like my favorite, The Grille on Main. For example, the crab cakes, mozzarella triangles, and quesadilla are all identical to the Grille. They do get more inventive with the specials at this location than at others, but unfortunately, those specials are hit-and-miss in their quality. Most importantly, many of the dishes are more expensive here than at other locations. Their dessert offerings are very basic and offer nothing inventive. Their drink list is also average. I ordered a steak with gorgonzola sauce. The sauce was over-powering and rendered most of the other ingredients moot. The steak was on the well-side of medium and wasn't a very good cut. Still, I give it credit for being decently tasty once I had scraped some of the sauce off. As I mentioned, the desserts were nothing to write home about. Cheesecake, brownies, and ice cream are all present. Taken as a whole, there are a number of gems on the menu, but the lack of real seasonal changes means it will grow old quickly. If you're in the neighborhood, it's worth stopping by for a sandwich, but nothing more.

Pros: Very good prices, good selection, decent food.

Cons: Quality of specials is dodgey. Same menu as other, cheaper places. Merely decent food.

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Twist is the kind of place you could go to once a week and not get tired of.
They have creative drinks, a great menu and cool decor. After work they have appetizer specials in the bar. If you're a fan of fish, you must try the sesame tuna.

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★★★★☆

Twist is the kind of place you could go to once a week and not get tired of.
They have creative drinks, a great menu and cool decor. After work they have appetizer specials in the bar. If you're a fan of fish, you must try the sesame tuna.

Pros: Ambiance, Food, drink menu

Cons: smaller sized bar area

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This place has it all - good location, modern chic decor, a bar that can make any drink your heart desires, a creative menu with a large selection, and warm chocolate chip coookies for dessert! Excellent!

4
★★★★☆

This place has it all - good location, modern chic decor, a bar that can make any drink your heart desires, a creative menu with a large selection, and warm chocolate chip coookies for dessert! Excellent!

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