A reasonably priced gem off the Silverton casino floor, Twin Creeks steakhouse delivers great service, tasty food and a modern, sultry ambiance.
Upon entering the restaurant, a small bar area is to the right and a lounge area with bar-height seating is on the left. Follow the row of circular banquettes to the main dining room, where oversized chairs and booths await. There are also several booths in the main dining room.
Color and lighting in Twin Creeks adds to the restaurant's charm. The sofa cushions are a rich hue of orange-red, which is also in the front entry of the restaurant. Mossy green colored chairs with studded backs and purple velour banquettes give the restaurant a sultry, decadent vibe. Sleek box lighting and a rock wall that features LED lights that change color bring the room to life.
Twin Creeks offers traditional steakhouse fare with a modern approach. For appetizers, the seafood trilogy includes prawns, lump crab meat and Maine lobster. The beef carpaccio is delicious, served with a tangy custard made with Asiago cheese and shaved truffle on the top. The creamy custard and tender, melt-in-your-mouth carpaccio make a perfect combination -- and the truffles don't hurt either.
If you're looking for a refreshing salad, try the chop chop -- a mix of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon and cucumbers. Other appetizers include mozzarella and prosciutto salad and pan-seared scallops.
The "classics" dishes are of particularly good value. Entrées such as seafood papardelle, chicken Milanese, bone-in rib eye and prime rib are served with a house salad, artisan-style breads and a choice of two sides.
There are also à la carte entrées available like braised short ribs, grilled swordfish and scallops stuffed with crab meat and bacon flavored bread crumbs.
For sides, try the truffled potatoes. With the consistency of a hash brown, the potatoes are made with clarified butter, truffle oil and black truffles, fried and cut into triangles that resemble French toast. Creamed spinach, potato and bacon pie, mac n' cheese and creamed corn also make great accompaniments to your steak or fish.
-- Review by Nikki Neu