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

Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar - Northgate Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twigsbistro.com
  • Phone: (206) 367-1376
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Twigs has a wonderful happy hour food menu. The small steak was very good as were the fish and chips"
    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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The staff is really good , food is great , ambiance is nice"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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!"
    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"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "It's great they offer gluten-free options, but the food was quite mediocre."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Great ambience, great customer service and very good food. Exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Nothing special here. Friendly, but service and food only fair. Not a place we would run back to."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Twigs is new to the Northgate area. They did a great job renovating the existing space, and it has a fun, lively atmosphere. The food and service was really good."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "Steak skewers were extremely overcooked as was the salmon. Starter salads were fine. The chocolate lava cake was very dry. It fells like the kitchen needs to rethink their cooking times. We had a very nice waitress who was friendly and efficient. The bar looked interesting with the liquor bottle arrangements but the dining room had a "temporary" feel to it with what ends up looking like tables set up on a dance floor. There are two outdoor seating options. The smaller bar-side patio faces the Ram and not the parking lot and would be a nice location when weather permits."
    Dined on 5/31/2013