Touted as an American gastropub, Twiggs in St. Albans, VT has been designed as an affordable spot where anyone can savor delicious food, great beer and signature cocktails. It is focused on serving as a community gathering spot, modeling itself after a modern English pub. It features local and organic ingredients as well as sustainably sourced fish and humanely raised meats.
The wine list and beer menu at Twiggs is comprehensive, and everything can pair nicely with the menu items. With a dinner menu, daily specials and "from the bar" choices, it is a great option for families as well as after work groups.
We had wonderful food, wonderful service and lots of fun! We were having dinner with friends we hadn't seen in years, and the service, food and atmosphere made it even more special. We couldn't have asked for a better time!
I have given Twiggs many chances as they have a good menu and I support the local businesses, by after this last dinner, I give up. Long story short, they could not accommodate a "plain" piece of salmon for my salad, an hour to even get fries as appetizer, salad with "no guacamole" came out with it smeared all over, medium rare burger came out dry and burnt and I got attitude with rolling of eyes by server when I asked to have replaced to as I ordered, new burger came out after the rest of the table was already done eating and it had a chunk missing out of the middle of it, we were charged and extra $5 for replacing chips for lettuce (because I cannot eat them), and they would not use the coupon we had for the bill! Oh my... Forgot our order, messed it up, rude service.. And not even an apology or bill comp.. We got billed extra! Ridiculous and very disappointing
We absolutely love Twiggs! Great food, great people, great atmosphere, and great music! Love the artwork in there as well!
Twiggs is my favorite place to go! I love everything about it!! The food is so good, I love all the beers on tap and the atmosphere is wonderful!
Once the live entertainment starts, I feel like I'm in a loud bar. We had to shout to talk, and we were at the other end of the restaurant and couldn't even see the entertainment.
Once again an excellent experience. Great revised menu and fun, interactive service.
Or dinner and apps came out quickly (which is unusual) but a good change! When the food is cooked right, its great. Tonight, no. Nachos were sloppy, cheese on half, a drizzle of salsa splashed on, and brown guacamole.. really? Yuck. Since the menu changed, the salmon salad is now "blackened". I usually, with no problem, get it just plain grilled with no seasoning, but the waitress told me this time I could not get it that way. Ugh.. so I tried it blackened, and did not like it at all. Seasoning was thick, salty, and ruined the taste of everything else. And.. salmon was dry and overcooked. When asked if I liked the salmon, and I said no, I just got an "awww sorry". Oh well.. maybe things will come out ok next time.. as there are limited options for dining out in our area.
An early Christmas Eve dinner venue choice. We ordered the special - grass-fed rib-eye w/veggies and mashed potatoes (me) and French onion soup, Montreal steak sandwich and onion rings (spouse). We're fairly spoiled on corn-fed beef so this was an expected 'lesser than" tenderness and flavor, but it was broiled to perfection and the sides were delicious. The Montreal steak sandwich was delicious, and the onion rings were really beyond compare. Everything was hot and served within a reasonable time. Our waitperson (Abby) was just the best. Friendly but not hovering, on the nose with drink refills (a nice selection of local brews on tap, incidentally). We'll return.
Since my first trip to Twiggs, the restaurant continues to grow on me. Burgers can be heavy as they use a 50/50 bacon/beef mixture, so it's best to ask for local beef. Beyond that, the portions are fair, beer specials are rock (don't miss the $4 pints on Fridays), and the service is always impeccable.