We recently visited Twisted Cork for the 2nd time in the past several months. We have been pleasant pleased with the quality of the food and how well and consistently it is prepared.
But, the Twisted Cork is still trying to define their place among all the other dining options in Frenchtown. Based on the current menu options [which the Chef is in the process of updating], it's now clear whether they want to emphasize a more fine dining experience or whether they are more focused on the burger and salad crowd. Time will only tell as they continue to come into their own. We hope they choose the first path!
We really enjoyed our dinner on this visit. Our favorite starter is the fried chicken livers. Outstanding. I chose the Jambalaya pasta and my husband had the Mahi-Mahi seafood special. Both were very good.
Service was a little unbalanced on this evening even though the restaurant was not crowded. It seemed that one server had two tables and bar service and the other had all the rest of the tables. With two servers, we think that they should share the load instead of having diners waiting for one person while the other is standing around.
Our only other comments are that the noise from the bar can be a little distracting for those in the dining room. Lots of former "Craig and Sally" bar regulars still come to the Twisted Cork for a cocktail or a quick bite at the bar, so it can get a bit noisy. We also didn't like the fact that there seemed to be too much loud idle chatter with friends, and staff behind a half-wall partition in the back of the restaurant. People seemed to be wandering in and out of the kitchen at will. Not sure why that was the case. Based on the position of our table. We could see and hear it all.
Overall, we do like the Twisted Cork and will go back to see where their journey to find their own way will take them.
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