Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar - Vancouver
Absolutely GREAT place to people-watch and take in the beautiful Columbia river front scenery! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch seated in Twig's outdoor dining area on a sunny day. Great food and drink choices, friendly and attentive servers and staff, cool decor & overall, an excellent atmosphere for a fun dining experience!
Beautiful view, we sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon overlooking the river. It was busy so service was slow. I was excited about the menu, ordered the turkey basil wrap with fries and was disappointed. The turkey was very moist but no basil flavor and overall small. This wrap had so much potential!
We’ve gone to Twigs for dinner and brunch, both were great. Great food and drinks, excellent view, a little pricey though. Definitely one of new favorites.
I really would have given this 5 stars across the board but a couple of tiny, minor things kept me from it. The sun was right in my wife's eyes, and I noticed a few other patrons were asking to be moved while holding their hand up to keep the sun out of their eyes. The other thing was the noise level was very hard to have a conversation, however, we were there on a Saturday night and it was busy.
Having said that, besides those super minor things, the food was unbelievably good and at a price that is honestly comparable to other sub-par restaurants in Vancouver. The drinks were incredible, my wife had a Tiki Crush and it was fantastic. Our service was amazing, the second that the waitress saw that our plates were clean or had an empty plate, she was right there to take it off the table. Refills came quickly and often. It really was the best first experience at any restaurant and all four of us enjoyed our meals. We left a good tip, great service deserves great reward in my opinion. We are definitely going back. It's so great that the Vancouver Waterfront now has something to compete with Beaches. This place is phenomenal!!
Great waiter and good beer selection. Nice to have a few more non- meat options but the view is great. First place w bring our Oregon friends who think of us as Vantucky so they can view the trailer park on their side of the river. 😎
Brunch with friends service is always amazing and the food is great as well I love twigs! It was my friends friends time to twigs and they loved it as well!
Lovely place....very elegant surroundings. The food was awesome, the service was excellent, and we had no complaints!
The food and service is great. I have two suggestions. I would like to see you validate parking.
I also would like to see happy hour food less expensive. You could have a special at a reduced price.
I really enjoy coming but hate the parking costs and the meals are expensive.
My wife and I stopped by for our 15th wedding anniversary in March 2019 and had a wonderful time. I had seen the waterfront area during its grand opening in September but this was the first visit to a business there. We made Open Table reservations an hour prior to dinner (Twigs doesn't take names over the phone apparently) and were seated immediately. Our server was very helpful in offering drink and food suggestions. They have a decent (but not totally comprehensive) selection of beers and wine. They obviously have a huge selection of martinis (not our thing). The food was what I would call mid-market from a price perspective. You won't find $20 salads or $30+ entrees for the most part. It's very reasonable for the Vancouver area. I had the steak salad while my wife had the caesar. I loved mine, as the marinade for the steak really added some flavor. My wife was not as pleased with hers as she didn't get an "add on" such as salmon or chicken. So hers, while well made, tasted a bit bland. We also had an appetizer of the brussels sprouts, which were phenomenal with the sunny side up egg (something I had never tried before and was a bit wary of - it was great!!). The view was excellent and service after seating was very prompt. We will definitely be going back there.
The martini, atmosphere, view were great. Servers were great but it was little slow, you were busy. The food was so-so. I had pepper salmon ‘lite’ and it was dry or a bit overdone, plain white rice and over steamed summer squash. We shared an order or the fries with the Gorgonzola cheese sauce which was good.
Great atmosphere down on the river and services was 5 star. The food delicious! Try the Brussels Sprouts! They were the bomb! Pizza is good too.
We took our son and his girlfriend out for dinner while they were home on spring break. Between us, a few things we ordered were a lemon drop (huckleberry and regular), Osso Bucco pork, crab Mac n cheese, and Sticky Cookie and Drunken Donuts desert.
EVERYTHING was delicious, and the service was excellent.
Our reserved table was ready for us shortly after we arrived.
We even witnessed a proposal!
3rd time there, and can't wait to go back!
Great location and the server was amazing. The food was really good - just a little spendy but to be expected. We sat at the outside dining area and it was REALLY windy. This will most likely prove to be the case since it's right on the river, it would have been a better design choice to install glass/plexi fencing around the dining area to mitigate some of the wind - you know, like cruise ships do.
Pizza should have homemade crust.
Brussels sprouts not cooked enough. Very bitter.
Sun in our eyes almost the entire meal.
Excellent as always when we have been there. Food is delicious and service is great. One of our favorites.
Nice location. Pretty typical menu - nothing special. Great service, though, and the food was served hot.
The food and adult beverages are so good!!! I’ll for sure be back to enjoy more fun and tasty dinners!
Ordered steak salad without the dressing and it was delicious! Great service. Music was too loud-it was really hard to hear across the table. Otherwise a good experience!
Great view and ambiance. Noise level slightly higher than we prefer.
Awesome restaurant, always great food, although I didn’t like being seated so close to others when their was plenty of open seats with privacy.
All was good as to drink and food. We had told waiter and the restaurant upon booking that it was a birthday celebration. Usually at Twigs a desert has been brought to be shared for the birthday person....we did not receive one and no mention was ever made by our waiter Brandon. We made note of that!!
Location is the best part about this place. Parking can be difficult. Food is good but not great.
We made a reservation and we were sat within minutes. We had to wait a hour for our food, which is just unacceptable. I had Eggs Benedict, and there was no sauce on it. Unbelievable, the food was so average at best! The ambiance of the restaurant is pretty amazing, since it is right on the water.
I'd recommend it only for the view and atmosphere...
Food was blah. Ambiance was great, server was very nice. Drinks were good.
Ambiance was great, the noise level was perfect. Most places are so noisy it’s difficult to hear anyone at your table. Our server was very professional “Sam” and she checked on us several times to make sure we had what we needed, etc.
Had the pulled pork sandwich and a cup of delicious clam chowder.
Kudos to Twigs. Will be going back again!
i had the scallops with grits. it was yummy. our waiter was great. love being able to see the river from our table.
Lovely waterfront view. Friendly and attentive staff. Great menu options. Will be returning soon!
Very nice experience. Our first time there. Excellent food, most of us had the Twigs Burger. The Caesar Pecan Salad was delicious too! The Calamari App was very good - the best we have had out dining. Drinks were good too. Overall a very fun and delicious experience. We will be back and try some other menu items!
Excellent food, excellent service, and beautiful Columbia River views. Could not ask for more.
First time at Twigs. Loved the atmosphere and the service. Food was very good. Can't wait to go again!
We enjoyed brunch! It was their first day serving their special brunch items and it was AMAZING! The candied bacon french toast was incredible. I was already craving it again the next day. We also had their guacamole and Kahlua pork tacos, both very good. The view goes without saying... it was a beautiful sunny day and we enjoyed it very much. The service was outstanding as usual. We'll be back soon.
Brunch was incredible. Must try the crab lemon Benedict! The bloody marys were really good too.
Made a reservation and checked in 30 monutes early, asked if we would get in early and they said "sure after we clear the next table". We then waiting 40 minutes to be seated. We were seated at a booth by a wall display that had blue lighting which gave us a headache and made the food look really unappetizing. After being seated it took about 30 minutes to get food and during that time our waitress never checked on us, our drinks were only refilled once right when we got our food. And then we sat there with empty plates waiting for a check for 15 minutes.
Delicious meal. Friendly waiter and beautiful atmosphere that is festive. Nice happy hour prices we caught the tailend of with good selections on martinis, wine, beer and food. Would definitely recommend.
I absolutely adore their food. Our server was incredible. The restaurants is so loud it’s impossible to hear each other. We don’t go often for that reason.
The best Caesar salad ever!!!! Everything was amazing!!!
This was my 2nd visit and was once again a great experience. It was my recommendation to come here with friends for lunch and they were all very happy with the food and service. Nice job Twigs!
Our third trip the last two have been very good. Can not wait until Spring and Summer such a great view.
Food is very good as is the service. My only complaint is that a lot of the choices tend to have some degree of spice. If spice doesn't do well for you, it limits the menu choices. Also the city of Vancouver now requires payment for parking in the lot nearby, which adds to the expense.