Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate
Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate

Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twigsbistro.com/
  • Phone: 2063671376x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - Close
    Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - Close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Ave NE
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Mall Parking Lot
A word from Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate
Prepare for a unique dining experience that is casual yet memorable. Visit our locations and you will experience the perfect ambiance, making for a warm and inviting atmosphere. Food will tantalize a variety of palates. Experience your meal with one of our 36 Signature Martinis.
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Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • The bar is the best assest
    Penta5
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have been to Twigs several times and I have taken clients and foreign guests here. The bar is outstanding, the décor is modern and comfortable but the food and service can be hit or miss. They do a great burger and their pecan Caesar salad is a hit. Don't bother with the BBQ chicken salad; chunks of cubed chicken coated in bottled salty BBQ sauce is not so good. Last night’s adventure there was a challenge getting salt and pepper to the table as well as refills on water and ice tea, and the dishes were never cleared off the table. This establishment has the potential to be a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I took my daughter for dinner for happy hour. We split 3 dishes. The pork tacos were very dry. The coleslaw was tasteless. The calamarie was fine, just a very small portion. The flat bread was to salty for me to eat but my daughter liked it. All told it was a very average meal. I would not tell someone to either go or not go to your restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    PatGlow
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    our server Brandon did an excellent job, always on time with beverages and food
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an excellent experirence
    grouplove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We met with a group of 25 people, Everyone was happy with their dinner food and the service was incomparable. Our Waiter, Brandon (I believe) was organized, polite, friendly and accommodating. We had separate checks and he managed this very well. We would definitely return with our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Service is slow, not a good place for a work day lunch. Would be fun for a evening get together, food is very good, and really nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aguyand3walkers
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Had top notch and sensitive service from waiter - sorry I forgot his name but 'wears' lots of stars. My guests were three older women with walkers. He knew how to serve and respond to their needs.....and mine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate reviews archive.
  • Will be back but not soon
    CharlieZVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The service was spotty - the martinis were NOT awesome as was the expectation from the name of the place. They were served in non descript short glasses. We asked for cold and extra dry. Not what was delivered to the table. The food was good so we will be back but not rushing to do so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    BrettinSeattle
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had Sunday brunch. The food selection and quality were great. Lots of variety and presented nicely. Wait staff was extremely understaffed, but did their best to keep up and not keep tables waiting too long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Attended your Mother's Day brunch and everyone in our party had an excellent time. The food was excellent and who doesn't enjoy a good chocolate fountain! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Twigs has a wonderful happy hour food menu. The small steak was very good as were the fish and chips
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This place is great for a happy hour with friends, price for the food is just right- variety to choose ,quite healthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, drink, and atmosphere
    Sararoo
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went to Twigs with our in laws for dinner. The drink menu is diverse and interesting. We sampled 5 different drinks and loved them all. The happy hour menu has many unique and very tasty choices. The decor is clean and modern. We sat next to the fireplace in the middle of the room. The service was impeccable and the entrees were diverse and tasty. I highly recommend the butternut squash flat bread and the double pork sandwich. My only minor complaint was that the temperature was a bit too cold for my liking.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I've been there twice and enjoyed what I ordered. It does take awhile before food comes up. Our group had 6pm reservations and we didn't get our food until 7pm. Also, it was my birthday and the server mentioned a free birthday dessert but never brought it.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood addition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Decided to try this restaurant with a friend for the first time. I was amazingly surprised by the ambience, menu and service. Friend and I tried the One starter and one appetizer for $18 and was pretty amazed by the selections. My entree arrived and after a few bites decided it was bit undercooked for my liking and the server was awesome and offered to take it back to the chef to cook some more. he removed the piece of meat only and when it came back it was the same piece but presented as a whole meal again. I thought that was very considerate. Will definitely return with more friends.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun meeting spot
    Angie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Twigs is not going to win any James Beard awards or anything, but it's a good addition to Northgate and a great meeting spot. It's got more of a bistro vibe than the other places there, and was a good meeting place for girlfriends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Accomodation
    caps
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Accommodated 20 guests:2 adjacent tables to fit 10 people each.Would've preferred 1 table to enjoy each others company better. The food is good, but not that memorable.Twigs Signature Fries with Gorgonzola Fondue:fries had a nice kick of flavor from the cayenne,but the gorgonzola fondue isn't to die for.I liked it, but didn't love it.It charged an extra $3 on a small bowl.We got tired of eating it after a few bites that ketchup would've sufficed.We loved their Argentinean Fish Tacos:It had all the right spices and fixings.Calamari a la Romana:not any different than any restaurant that serves fried Calamari...so if you love fried Calamari, go for it....if not, it's not a big deal if you don't get to have a taste of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The service was great and the food was pretty good. Some definitely better than others! Enough space to fit large groups of people, and the drinks are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mall adjacent restaurant
    LariatVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    So expect well scripted service (and equaully well executed), and a mix & match menu - teriyaki, fish & chips, paste & pizza. Reliable yet occaionally overly creative. Food is average to good. The marketed 30-martini menu gets tiredsome to read after the third items and does not go beyond sugar mixture varieties. Unless you are a lemon drop or appletini kind of person, stick with the classic. A decent last minute don't-know-what-I-feel-like kind of restaurent. For variety, try Sanford, which is one-step away from mall adjacent, whose service impromtu and equally well executed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times
    Kaye
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We had a very lovely evening, the service was GREAT, efficient but nonintrusive. We have dined outside which is great in the summer. The parking is grim , but no fault of the restaurant. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Gilly
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Picking a spot for a family dinner is not always easy, but Twigs Bistro was the perfect place to meet, talk, and have an excellent meal. Prices were very reasonable which made me, Dad, even happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow, indifferent service
    experienceddiner
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Poor, slow service - the restaurant was not busy at all and the servers routinely disappeared into the back kitchen area. Our server was slow to approach, rarely stopped back, seemed indifferent and after delivering our food never checked back, had to flag him down, finally ordered a second glass of wine, he never brought it - another server brought it after I asked a second time. I really got the feeling that they were uninterested - except for the hostess who was exceptionally friendly but never at the host area. So lots of waiting in a mostly empty restaurant. Very poor. Having said that the food was amazing and the wine I had was excellent. So unfortunate about the service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hospitality
    Paddy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The staff is really good , food is great , ambiance is nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Martini List
    maricris
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Went here after watching a movie. They have great Happy Hour menu. Tried the Truffle Penne and it was delicious! Will be trying out other foods as well. I say prices are a little on the steep side for just a bistro bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well taken care of
    foodiex2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I'm really big on service and our server Stephanie was the icing on the cake. We ate good, mingled and had to notch service. Twigs always has great food and the setting never fails. We will be back there again and soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twigs Northgate
    djdj
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Really good Martini's. Food is very good if a bit rich. The fries with the gorgonzola sauce are a must have. It is a bit odd though given that the space is so huge. This used to be a Macaroni Grill. FYI. This is not an intimate little martini oriented bistro. Think more a giant restaurant with a trendy bar in the middle and lots of dining tables on the perimeter. All in all very good overall. Staff is most courteous, always a plus. dj
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business lunch
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I met a client here for lunch. The food was delicious. The wait staff very good about not hovering. I will definitely return again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Menu, Great Service
    BobG
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The drink menu is Great, the food menu good, but this place shines for the service. Not only was our waiter attentive and eager to please, but everyone I saw seemed to have the same upbeat attitude. That can make all the difference in the world. We'll be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect holiday lunch setting
    Polly
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Treated my professional staff to a 'late' Holiday Luncheon. All were thrilled! Food was superb; people came in at a couple of different times and wait staff timed and accomodated us perfectly! Many kudos and thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    pdub
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    It's great they offer gluten-free options, but the food was quite mediocre.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great food
    CanadaCathie
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    We came in on a Monday evening at 6:30. We had reservations and were seated right away at. A table by the beautiful fireplace. The food was fabulous. Butternut squash flatbread was out of this world good. Our martinis were really good too. I told the waiter I didn't like sweet drinks and he recommended a lime-basil Kamakaze. Wow - soooo good. Our entrees were Steak Mzythra - really good. Perfectly cooked pasta and steak. I highly recommend this place for great food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good ambience
    Mandy
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Great ambience, great customer service and very good food. Exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually better
    SeaCVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Server seemed defensive and high-strung, and food was mediocre at best. Not our usual experience, so hopefully it will be better next time or we won't return. It seemed to be run by a staff of trainees on this night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok
    samthemanVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Nothing special here. Friendly, but service and food only fair. Not a place we would run back to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable, but not for talking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    I met with my book club, four elderly women, for lunch, and found it to have comfortable seating and excellent food, but very difficult for discussion -- the noise level just got higher and higher. By the end I felt I had been running a race, and was exhausted by the effort to hear or be heard. We could hear a gentleman two tables away speaking very loudly in order to be heard. The service started out excellent, but as the room filled up and got louder, it became a bit difficult to get the attention of our waiter, who was handling more tables by then than would seem practical. I feel we were just in the wrong place for our purpose, which was to discuss books!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was there with an older
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    I was there with an older woman and was concerned about sitting in a noisy area. They let us pick the spot which worked great. We had a lovely lunch for her 90th birthday. The waiter was very nice and gave us really good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time to this place as
    TimOVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    First time to this place as it only opened up at Northgate in April. Staff was pleasant and professional and the food was good for all the dishes we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really like this place
    eileenca
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    This has become one of my favs! Diverse menu for all ages. Something for everyone here from salads, pizza, sandwiches, full meals. I love that most dinner items have two sizes. The small is always adequate, keeps me from overeating and keeps prices more reasonable. Cocktails are great and they have a nice area for outdoor dining. It is the fairly chic for Northgate. I hope it is around for a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service needs work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    The hostess was great. Our server tried hard, but he was a bit slow in checking in at our table. Did not seem very confident about our orders. According to YELP reviews, the service consistently needs work. Maybe better training will help? The cocktail selections and menu items are wonderful. There is something for everyone: kids, vegetarians, carnivores, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PIzza and pasta could be better
    phoebe
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The chicken pesto dish I had was very good, but the pizza and pasta dishes my kids ordered were not very good. The pizza was chewy and bland. The donuts for dessert were very good however.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, and decor!
    MK2005
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Great atmosphere, and decor! Food was excellent as well. Our waiter was a bit slow and not super friendly but other employees at the restaurant compensated well by being attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.