We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Exceptional food...Exceptional price”
Review of Twist

Twist
Reserve with OpenTable
Twist is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #235 of 4,842 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $170
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Harmon
Transit: The City Center Monorail stops at either Aria or Crystals. From there it is 5 min walk to the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.
Description: Our acclaimed signature restaurant, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, is the only venue in the US where you can experience the extraordinary cuisine of Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Located on the 23rd floor of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, the stunning dining room provides the perfect backdrop for Twist's groundbreaking menu of classic French cuisine with a contemporary edge. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic glass staircase leading up to a suspended wine loft, the restaurant's most striking feature is arguably its lighting, which incorporates more than 300 gold globes designed to look as if they are floating in the air across the ceiling. Open only for dinner, Twist offers guests the choice of seasonal dishes, a delightful four-course tasting menu or a lavish five-course dining experience. Twist also showcases the finest cuts of meat such as the Californian Wagyu Beef Filet, Nebraska Prime Rib Eye and Pennsylvania Veal Chop. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, has received the coveted Forbes Five Star award for 2015.
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Exceptional food...Exceptional price”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The $50 price range listed is a farce. There is a $95 two course option, a $120 three course and on up from there to a $250 option with wine tasting. That is per person price. If you are alright with that price the food at Twist is outstanding. We simply chose the two course option as we were eating early before a show. The entree selections that we selected were both perfect. I had a boneless ribeye and my wife scallops. The presentation and the quality were perfect. They offer a varied wine and drink menu and you make your choice via a viewing on an Ipad. This is nice compared with trying to see a dark menu. The setting up in the Mandarin has a nice view of the south end of the strip. The service is wonderful.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Tony_Kenney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

515 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    350
    78
    50
    22
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
CT
Level Contributor
125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A Flavor Feast”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Everything about Twist is special - from it's 24th floor entrance at the Mandarin, to the elegant - yet not overstated - decor, nice view, and - of course - the food. This is one of those restaurants that you remember for a long time. And the reason is that every dish presents you a flavor experience you've never had before. In the fact the flavors are so extraordinary, they don't mix items on the same plate; every taste is given its own space. The portions are not huge; actually, just right. Only forewarning is, like most gourmet restaurants, be prepared for a lot of rich food. Oh, and don't miss the soufflé for desert. The night I was there it was a truffle soufflé. Amazing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank rurimaja
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“6 Star Restaurant”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Being a lover of food and of fine dining...and great service, I was in hog heaven dining at Twist. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a nice view of the strip. The service I received was unbelieveable - formal, but not stuffy; friendly, but not casual; informative, but not to the point of being bored. I did the 5 course tasting menu; my guest did the wine pairing with the tasting menu. The food was just absolutely PERFECT! My guest's wine pairing was impeccible - a perfect compliment to each dish. The portions were just the right size so that you enjoyed each course, but were not too full to continue to the next (or left desiring just a little more in that course). During my visit the tasting menu consisted mostly of fish - and each had a perfect sauce, cooked to perfection, and a splendid presentation.
The desserts were a little less than I was expecting, but in all honestly, I was glad that there wasn't more.
This is NOT an inexpensive restaurant; if you do the tasting with the wine pairing, you will pay more than $300 per person. BUT, for me, when I received my bill, the price was unimportant because of the fantastic meal, service and atmosphere I had just experienced.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank bearecub
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen
Level Contributor
240 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“beautiful place - almost perfect”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Went for new years eve gala dinner.
Elegant yet festive and with gorgeous views of the strip - without actually being down there - a definite advantage on this evening.
Service was welcoming and courteous without being stuffy. Personal welcome by Pierre G himself - couldnt be better
Wonderful and pricey (!) menu - with delicious amuse bouches.
First course an inspired version of oscietra caviar with a jelly base and many many flavours accompanied by perfect brioche toast.
The next dish which was spiny lobsters with a bit of king crab were perhaps the best part of the meal. Cooked to perfection and well balanced.
This was followed by oysters and dover sole. Again wonderful.
A small cuttlefish dish followed which I cannot remember but it was both inspired delicious and innovative.
Then came the only disappointment of the evening: The Wagyu Beef , which was cooked well, but the meat had small strings of tendon making it less than tender and the flavour of the dish was to be honest quite bland with uninspired preparation. This can clearly be done better at a place like this - and at 595$/head it must!
The desserts again were back to perfection. 6 small perfectly executed dishes which were just lovely and inspired and entirely delicious.
The winelist is both impressive and vast , and for the quality of this place it is overly expensive. So we enjoyed some wonderful wine with our meal.
I can only recommend this place. Ordinarily dinner is of course less expensive. But for this evening and at this price the hiccup with the main course cannot give top marks.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank nikolai69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Twist - Incredible”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We were in Vegas and booked the table months ago.

Arrived to a very pleasant and personable front of house who showed us to our table. Disappointingly not a window table, so I would recommend an early sitting to get one of those.

Our waiter was incredible and very knowledgable about the wine list which was available on I-Pad which was pretty cool.
The canapés set the tone of the meal and were impeccably described. Both me and my girlfriend went for the Pierre Salad & Wagyu Tender-lion which was cooked to perfection, and the sides were large for this type of restaurant. My girlfriend had a cocktail and it was quite strong which made it difficult to drink with such nice food.

Overall a fantastic meal out, highly recommend! A beautiful setting to take in the sights of the Vegas Strip! We went for a drink in the bar next door after the meal, also highly recommend even for the views from the 23rd floor north and south up the strip!

Helpful?
Thank Frankie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Twist also viewed

 

Been to Twist? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing