After a number of different
After a number of different owners, this good-looking venue in the heart of Ft. Myers has been rescued from obscurity by a talented owner who is very hands on and seems committed to the Twisted Vine's success. We'll be helping him achieve it.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyable, tasteful restaurant. Excellent food - beautiful interiors - attentive service. A wonderful part of the emerging dinner/entertainment scene in downtown Ft. Myers. A perfect place to go before the theatre.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new favorite local restaurant
A pleasant surprise! They have chefs who actually know how to cook. Everything we ordered was presented nicely and had amazing flavor.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and that
Outstanding food and that is why you're dining out isn't it? Excellent presentation and taste and the appetizers are good portions for the money.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great pre-fixe menu options!
Great pre-fixe menu options! Very friendly staff, and knowledgable about food.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We live in Naples and had
We live in Naples and had never been to The Twisted Vine before. It came highly recommended by my sister and her husband when they had flown in for a visit. They dined with a group of friends and highly recommended this local gem. The ambiance was cozy with an earthy feel. Food was presented nicely and was delicious. Our guests enjoyed their appetizers, entree's and dessert as well. Service was very attentive without being obtrusive. Nice selection of wines. We arrived early 5:00 p.m. and dined for a little over 2 hours. We never felt rushed and it was relatively quiet from start to finish, even as the evening picked up. I would imagine in full season, the noise could pick up as the restaurant surrounds the bar area.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining experience with
Great dining experience with beautiful outdoor garden seating.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wine is terrific. Server
Wine is terrific. Server got the order wrong, but offered a free dessert. Forgot to bring our wine with dinner, and we had to ask twice. Food was excellent. Seemed like the server was not paying attention.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second visit but not our
Our second visit but not our last! We love this place. The food is incredible. Must haves: cheese plate and short ribs!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Varied menu, waitress was
Varied menu, waitress was a hoot, but made some good suggestions for dinner. Good place for dinner and local theater afterwards. They offer outdoor dinning and the wine list is not the usual faire. Attentive service.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very good dining experience. The presentation of the food was lovely and every thing we ordered was delicious. Our server was very attentive and did a great job. We look forward to our next visit.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and friendly people
One thing I really enjoy about dining out is when our table is served by happy people who know their menu and are all about making our entire experience excellent.
The waiter was very friendly and knew the menu inside out. He handled the "high maintenance" special requests from our table without hesitation and always with a smile.
The food? Nothing short of fantastic in terms of variety, quality, preparation and presentation. You get the whole package at the Twisted Vine.
The owner stopped by the table to say hello and our entire group felt special and welcome.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really great - as
Food was really great - as always. Waiter knows the menu and could make some good suggestions. If you make a reservation and you would like to talk, make sure to get a table far away from the live music. I'll come back soon - for sure.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was excellent
The service was excellent and the food was very nice. Our servrer was attentive, but not in our face. The memu choices were adequate, but the wine list is not a robust as we hoped. The prices are very high for what you get. $13 for a glass of sauvignon blanc is about $3 too high. We both had a fish dish at $30 each. The view of the river and tidal basin is nice from certain seats. The place is very noisy and it's hard to have a converstation at your table without speaking quite loud.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Twisted Vine never disappoints! The food, from presentation to flavor is a culinary masterpiece. The staff is exceptional. The acoustics are such that even when there is a full house and a musician playing, you can still have a conversation with your dining companions. Outstanding!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's all about the ambiance...
...very nice place. Food was on the pricy end, but delicious. Good wines in their selection and live music was a perfect fit.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Vine serves the freshest
The Vine serves the freshest seafood and it is a pleasure to order several tapas to share amongst friends. Highly recommend!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the variety of the menu - great salads and both large and small entrees and tapas - something for everyone!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is located
The restaurant is located on Bay Street, right near a scenic walk along the bay. It's attractive, pleasant, and the service is good. The best part, for me, was the food. I had the scallops with forbidden rice and a great sauce. Delicious. Two good mojitos, and a house salad that was just right--light, fresh and delicious. My husband's hamburger was also first rate. We'll go back next tiie we're in Ft. Myers.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Predictably very good
We like TW very much. It's a gem in downtown FM, in all respects. In season the courtyard for dining is one of the nicest I've seen (it's closed off season d/t unpredictable rain). The menu does tend to be a little limited, and they have raised the prices to a level that will keep some away, including us, unless it's a special occasion, we are interested in lunch, or appetizers and drinks at the bar, or have a coupon. That said, it is very good dining that almost never disappoints.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we entered the door we felt welcomed and comfortable. Every employee, from the hostess to the bartenders and most of all our server, were friendly, professional and very helpful. Dinner service was relaxed so that we didn't feel rushed. Food was outstanding in every way, from presentation to taste. We highly recommend The Twisted Vine to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time we ate there and once again it was delicious. The ribeye steak was done to perfection and the shrimp and grits was wonderful. Make sure you have the bread pudding for dessert.
Katie, our server was a delight and very knowledgeable. Everything she suggested was right on.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twisted Wine was a great Find
This was a last minute decision. We were in Ft. Myers and got on Open Table to find a place to grab a bite. We were looking for something other than the "sports bar" theme we were seeing on every corner. This place was elegant with great food, a great wine list and the server (Nick) was very genuine, informing and friendly. He not only was on the mark throughout the meal' but even helped us with directions.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for everyone!
This is a great spot especially before a play at the Florida Rep. The appetizers are amazing especially the flatbreads!
Our server was attentive and helpful when we had questions about certain menu items . Nice selection of wine
We will definitely return!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The noise level is unacceptable.
The noise level is unacceptable. We could not hear each other at our table. I eat out for the food (which we all agreed was outstanding) and to catch up with friends....that was impossible!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a lovely evening in their 'tree lit' garden patio courtyard. Servers were very efficient & pleasant. The Veal Chop was delicious & others were very pleased with their meals...fillet & trout. We've been 4 times in the last 2 seasons & have always been happy with our experience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us dined on Friday evening. The restaurant was quite busy with the holiday season in full swing. The staff was attentive at seating us promptly. We enjioyed glasses of wine from a full featured wine list. I would have preferred if the red wine had been served at a bit cooler than room temperature but so few restaurants actually do that. The food was good and our waiter was attentive. I would go back again.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM