I've lived in Wayland Square for 7 years. Before Twist, the Providence Bookstore Cafe was in its location. It had charm, style, atmosphere and the food was good. When it closed many people were very sad, but hopeful that Twist would help ease our mourning. Sadly, this did not happen. There are a lot more things I don't like about Twist than I do like. I've given it MANY chances and have finally given up. The atmosphere is cold, uninviting and downright uncomfortable. The interior looks as though it was designed by an amateur. The closest analogy I can come up with is a somewhat dressed-up cafeteria or airport restaurant. Then there's the food. While not all appetizers and entrees are bad, most are. Many dishes are on the sweet and heavy side which I don't like. There are also many dishes that are a little bit too inventive. They sound like they might be good, but don't deliver. If you do end up dining at Twist on Angell, stick to basics. The Irish Pub Burger is actually good, as are the Buffalo Chicken Tenders. The calamari is decent and the traditional italian dishes are too. It is always crowded on weekends. So, I guess a lot of people must like it. Go figure. I think that this place draws customers from outside of the region. If you had been to the Providence Bookstore Cafe and are expecting Twist to be similar, you will be disappointed. It's another animal. The service has always been good.
Pros: Good service
Cons: Atmosphere, food