Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar - Vancouver

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$30 and under
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American
Serving a Great American Menu in a beautiful environment, Twigs has something for everyone from Salads and Sandwiches, Hand-Made Pizzas, Pasta, Steaks and unique Chef-Inspired creations. Our full bar offers wonderful Twigs Signature martini selections, local craft beer, and regional wines. Join us for Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-close every day at all locations.
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CB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is lovely, great view of the river. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The beef stew was absolutely delicious and I ordered some to take home for dinner. I'd come back again and will recommend to others!

MP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location with good views all around. We were there on a Tuesday night for dinner so while the restaurant was busy, it wasn't so busy that the noise level kept us from having a good conversation over dinner. Our server was attentive and when asked for opinions on menu items, had good insight to share.

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really terrific and so was the wait staff.

BH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Ribeye was tough; filet had tendon strings, a bit chewy and not warm; halibut was very thin and dry. Oso buco was a little dry; mashed potatoes were okay, but not hot. The best part of the meal was the Brussels sprouts and the cauliflower. I will come back on a very sunny day to sit on the outside deck. I will try a salad, but I will not have another $400+ meal only to be disappointed. Once the families with young kids showed up it got extremely noisy with kids running up and down the dining area in between the tables, screaming youngsters, and babies crying. I wondered why parents allow their kids to do that? There was also a beautiful fireplace next to our table, but it was not on. Maybe they should turn it into a fish tank!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, beautiful view of the water and welcoming atmosphere.

B
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

excellent newer spot on the Columbia in Vancouver WA

KA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Florida but if I lived here it would be my go to dining place for myself and entertainment for my guests

N
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was ok. One person in our party had salmon that was overcooked and a bit dry; others indicated that the food was under seasoned. The Black Bean burger received rave reviews. The restaurant is beautiful and in a great location along the waterfront. Our service was good.

OT
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Excellent service, delicious food, and stunning views! Love the variety and number of options on gluten free menu!

PI
Seattle
75 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch on Saturday. Food and service were great. Really good mimosas!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Twigs!

SK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third trip to Twigs and again they impressed me! Four of us dined and had excellent food, drinks and service. The Espresso Martini was ESPECIALLY good!

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Girls night out was fun except when we had to be looking for our waitress , to get us refills and the check she seems really distracted

P
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat by the window. Lovely view and great food! Not too loud. We could talk to each other!

p
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I reserved a table for two at a high table, but was seated on dining room close to the kitchen instead

BW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very disinterested waiter that was more interested in chatting with his buddies than giving timely service.

JJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in the business! Food and drinks were excellent!

M
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Sadly, sub-par. The chili and chowder were only warm. The fries had been sitting out for a while and were limp and cold. Although the wait staff was very friendly, service was very slow. I’m sorry - not great at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice location and wait staff. A bit expensive and would have liked a few more “traditional choices” on the menu.

NW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a gorgeous, sunny October afternoon so we took our friends from Wisconsin for a waterfront walk. We hit Twigs at 5:30 PM, just in time for sunset and happy hour. The prices were super reasonable, food great and with the outdoor heaters, we could sit on the patio in pure comfort. It was fun watching the jets come in and the river traffic go by. One of our friends has some hearing impairment and the moderate noise level wasn't a problem.

NP
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful autumn day in bright sunshine! So some of the rating areas are influenced by that.

JL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a reservation but got seated in the bar that had open seating because they had no servers available

S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought 3 of our clients from Sweden to Twigs for dinner. Reservations were made in advance and the table for 6 was ready shortly after we arrived. Our clients had a wonderful experience - good drinks, excellent food, excellent service. The restaurant is in a very nice setting. It seems unusual to get a good view, good food and service all in the same place. Twigs ticked all of the boxes.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twigs is in a wonderful location along the new Vancouver waterfront and has excellent food and drinks.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food and staff

DD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun. And our server, Stacey, was about the best waitress we’ve had.

SH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Food was good, given the usual restaurant style of over salting, buttering.
Price was a bit high. Pasta and chicken for $25 without even a side salad.
Bar was apparently ill-staffed. It was slow and they got my friends drink wrong.
The waitstaff was great as long as you get past the obligatory tattoos and facial jewelry.

The ambiance is wonderful given that it is right on the water front. The only problem was the noise level which was very loud. It was so loud inside we choose to dine outside, but found it to be just as loud. It didn't help that they piped in music to the speakers which sounded tinny and added to the cacophony.

Overall if it wasn't for the setting on the waterfront, I would pass on it next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homecoming Dinner

FD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful location and nice building/decor. Food good but not great.. a little salty and a ton of garlic in the Brussel sprouts (maybe 25 whole cloves - smallish but still!).

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience with our brunch! We had the Moroccan beef appetizer which was delicious! Service was prompt, and the waterfront was beautiful! I do not recommend the crab Benedict, though. It was really sweet (from the tomato confit?) and a bit off putting. My husband loved the burger, too! Super juicy and flavorful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Drinks were wonderful, dinner equally great. Server was attentive but not intrusive.

P
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

There for brunch on a Sunday. Good cocktails, nice service staff, but food was dreadful. Croque madame was made with a brioche hamburger bun, with the rounded top turned upside down so it could hold the cloying slick of Parmesan sauce (which could be picked up with a fork and keep its shape) and fried egg. Bit of ham and cheese between the buns. Never seen or tasted anything like it. Should be removed from menu or done properly.

Also had eggs bene with blue crab. Asked if crab was fresh lump meat. Was told yes. Was not. Tiny bits of crab that tasted more like tuna fish. Assume the crab came out of a can. Bland hollandaise.

Went to Maryhill tasting room afterwards. Turns out they have a great little menu with real crab—Dungeness. Ordered some steam clams. They were very sweet and tasty.

R
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice Vancouver waterfront location. Great for a date night. Not overly crowded. Good food and drinks.

VS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

After arriving, my party had to wait for 30 minutes only to be poorly treated by the staff at the front desk. Additionally, they sat us outside in 40 degree weather and both of us in the party were sick the next day due to the horrible dining conditions.

BF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little hard to hear and a little slow, but it was a Friday night, we enjoyed the extra time to visit and the food was delicious.

MP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service, main courses and cocktails were outstanding.

We were , however, bothered by the ever present drone looking right down at us during dinner. These should not be allowed near the restaurant
We were also a bit underwhelmed with dessert. Too much caramel and too sweet. Too much sugar on the creme brûlée and fake whip cream!!!
Thanks for looking into these issues. We would gladly return 😊😊

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always!

LB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar ,it's location is the main draw. So fun to sit by the Columbia River and watch the boats go by. The food is good but I had trouble remembering what I, or anyone else at the table had and I think they would agree with my rating. I think the menu choices could be improved.

JL
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is our go to place. We crave the Moroccan beef appetizer and the BLACK AND BLUE COULOTTE steak diner.

N
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We found the service to be excellent, the location is very nice, next to the river. A bit disappointed with the food, lacking inspiration and execution. Poached hard eggs on the Benedict and thick Hollandaise from a mix.