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Twisted Elm Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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435 River Drive, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
+1 201-791-3705
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ah yes the bartender extraordinaire, Mike Sherman, is the front runner this evening for this Fine establishment. This place is far from twisted. This evening the music is very mellow and everything I needed tonight. Mr. Sherman has a way with bottles and with people. He'll treat you like family and know you by name. He's the kind of man... More 

Thank Natalie B
New Jersey
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Where to start with how bad this restaurant was. Given the number of endorsements we had received from friends, we figured this would be a no brainer. Wrong. Eight of us had a made a reservation. There was no problem with that, but we were seated as a table that was so warped, a ball would roll off one side.... More 

Thank Victoria R
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Brunch was awesome. Amazing skirt steak with eggs. My fiancé ordered the turkey sandwich on a croissant and she loved it. The staff was friendly and the environment was relaxing.

Thank Noel M
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Twisted Elm in a while. The food is still great. My wife had the burger and I had the pork flatiron. Both were delicious and nice large portions. The service was excellent as well. If in the area stop in.

Thank Frank T
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We always wanted to try this local place but didn't get around till last week. I was impressed with the place, food and beers. The wood oven pizzas are wonderful. Its a nice and cozy and has a good beer selection on tap.

Thank Jay P
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times. Brunch is awedome, so many choices. Dinner has been fantastic. Even if you just order apps and drinks you will be happy. Also sat at bar for dinner. Bartender gave great recommendations and was friendly without being intrusive. Great menu and a great variety of craft beer as well. Will be back often.

Thank Chrissy P
New Jersey
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great little place for good food and good drinks. I have had several appetizers and a couple of fish meals here. Never disappointed. Owner is usually walking around talking to patrons (which I like). Staff is very friendly and have consistently performed good service. Parking is always a challenge but nothing you can do about that. Will be returning and... More 

Thank calm1201
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Last night (Jan. 28, 2016) my wife and I made the mistake of giving this place another chance since my 2013 negative Yelp review that included my facial profile photo which I now changed. When we got there a short stocky woman bartender recognized us from when we used to go. Then, the owner Jim came and confronted me over... More 

2 Thank John A
Succasunna, New Jersey
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

It is so delicious. It had just the right amount of spicy kick that I was looking for. The sandwich has crispy onion rings on it, but I almost didn't notice because the flavor of the sauce that's on the sandwich and the au jus that comes with it was so intoxicating. Absolutely delicious. It's served with home-made potato chips,... More 

Thank triciaburke
Wayne, New Jersey
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322 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I had seen reviews on the Twisted Elm which sounded interesting. I guess they had made enough of an impression that when I found myself in the area I stopped by for lunch. It was a quick stop; I had the burger, an impressive size made from a custom blend, with Irish Cheddar and crispy bacon on brioche. Perfectly cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 River Drive, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elmwood Park
  • Phone Number: +1 201-791-3705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?