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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RG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was decent-not horrible but not omg great, you know? Feel we paid way more than our dinner was actually worth. However, we do want to go back and see if casual fare (burgers/wraps) are better value than our "fine dining" experience. Our server was an absolute doll, she was very attentive without being overbearing and pushy. Inside was nice, but nothing extraordinary.

LS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service great. Loved that there was no hard selling. The place next door was awful for noise and oversell so I would pass on Wild Fin and do Twigs instead.

NN
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were somewhat disappointed. We went on a Monday night. Not crowded. We had reservations and noted it was for a birthday but we were not seated by the window/view, even tho there were tables empty. The service was very good. I had fish and chips. The fish was over-done, the batter was tasteless. The fries were good and the slaw good. My date had crab mac and cheese. It was so smokey flavored you couldn't taste the crab AND the crab was not Dungeness. Very disappointing. And the portion not big for a main course with no side. The prices are at the high end for the casualness of the restaurant. We will try Twigs one more time and see before we say NO to this restaurant.

I
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was mediocre. The food was good

CR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Tables are way to close together, crammed in. Food not worth the price. Our reservations ran about 15 min late. The gluten free menu online for the Vancouver location did not match the menu at the restaurant. Great location though...

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The flat bread and pizza crust must of been the same. Bland, dry , tasted like crackers. Soup lot of flavor but the temp needed to be hotter. It was only warm. Not enough space between tables and chairs to squeeze through. Tables by the fire place too close together.

Good news my potato crusted fish with lobster sauce was excellent!! Hannah our waitress was a delight, good at meeting our needs and her personality was perfect.

CH
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Brunch! We had a party of 6 celebrating a birthday. 5 out of 6 of us ordered off the Brunch menu and all were happy with our meals. Good size portions, tasty food. The biscuits with preserves and honey butter was outstanding. Huge flaky delicious biscuits. Yumm! Bonus: you can also order off the lunch menu if you aren’t a brunch fan. One of the better options for Brunch in town!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just got together with my friend and it was really nice, and perfect .

t
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I had a reservation for 5 people, but when we showed up they only grabbed 4 menus/silverware. When I reminded them there were 5 of us they looked surprised and then sat us at a 4-top with an extra chair stuck on the end. Definitely not enough room for 5 adults to eat, and as a bonus we were right next to the party room with a loud group in it and they didn’t close the doors. Hopefully this was just a 1 time issue since we love this restaurant and have never had any problems before. The food and our server were great as always.

AD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place. Menu wasn’t overwhelming. The service was great. Server was honest and down to earth. Food was very good. Prices were a little steep, but the ingredients were quality, therefore I didn’t mind. Overall the place is versatile. You can go there for date night, or a night out with the boys. Or just a nice place with the kids. They had a great kids menu.

Recommend for whatever occasion.

One gripe: not a huge fan of some of the seating. People are a little too close by.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food in a large space. Overall it was good. It is a huge space. A little cold by the windows.

t
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The view/location is great, you pay a premium for it!!! 2 of our 4 meals were over cooked and the place was about at 1/4 capacity. Drinks are great and service was good.

WK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I took my husband to Twigs for his birthday. Our service was excellent, cocktails were very tasty but that is where the good stops. Our "bruschetta" was a few small tomato bites and basal spread across a large piece of flat bread (which wasn't crunchy at all). My husband's ribeye was large and tasty but the medium rare steak that was ordered came medium well. I had the "pesto encrusted" chicken breast that came with a topping of tomatoes and cheese. What came were 2 small grilled (?) over done breast, a slice of tomato, a small slice of cheese and a dollop of presto. In comparison the veggies and whipped potatoes were excellent. This meal was $143. I don't mind this amount if the meal is commensurate. This meal was far from it.

GP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Got the table we requested. Waitstaff was very good. My food was lukewarm... would have sent it back, but we were with a group and didn't seem a necessity.

MB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night twigs is always amazing food, service,and overall experience is always wonderful!! Looking forward to Valentines Day!

JP
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service from a appropriately friendly server. The food was outstanding and the ambience very nice. Will definitely return again soon.

KG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a special lunch to see an ole Navy pal I hadn’t seen in years. I asked for a table with a view of the river in my reservation. Was taken to a back bench type table with restaurant 80% empty. Didn’t appreciate it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve family diner

DK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately my notes that I'm disabled and in a large scooter and request for a wheelchair accessible table never made it to them neither did my request for a window table. I therefore was made to negotiate my way thru tables and chairs apologizing to people to bother them.

However the manager was very kind and helpful.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our server was inattentive and uninterested. Worst service we’ve had in years! Funny thing is that it wasn’t even that busy! He didn’t bring the drink menu for 15 min. Waited FOREVER to come back to take our drink order. Bering food to wrong people, forgot to make sure we all had FORKS so had to chase him down to get a fork, the list really goes on. Super SAD since we were celebrating 3 major events in our family and had noted that when we made reservations through open table.

We have eaten there 4 times previously and had great experiences so this was unexpected and disappointing. : )

(Almost booked a special event for 40+ people there and so happy we hadn’t made the final decision.)

We will be back. The food is good and we like your menu. But hoping that server finds a job he likes a lot better than wait staff at Twigs.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.

MO
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us a roomy table with a fantastic view of the river. Food was delivered quickly and all of our special requests were taken care of. The salted caramel cheesecake we ordered for dessert was AMAZING!

DH
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

TV
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great. been there several times and will go back. however, this trip it seemedto take them about 20 minutes to recognize us at a table just to get water. after that everything went great.

EK
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

food was good . Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend to friends.

SM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had saved up money and used up a week's worth of grocery money to take my kids and sister out for a special occasion. I was disappointed overall with the food. No one really enjoyed their meal with the exception of my son who did enjoy his halibut. The food was bland, barely lukewarm and small portion for the price. I had been here once before but only ordered drinks which were delicious, but this time the food for the price and the quantity you got was not worth it. I will be back for drinks or maybe appetizers but won't spend that kind of money again on dinner.

S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good, but found a long hair in my steak/shrimp tacos. Sad because they were good up to that point. Our server was excellent & did not charge for the tacos since I could not eat them after the 'issue'. He was attentive even though they were extremely busy. Cocktails were very good as well. So all that said, I know things happen & yes I would go back and try again since everyone else at our table were very happy with their meals.

PH
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Expensive for the food we ordered. Not fabulous steak fajita soup literally had two tiny bits of steak. Halibut tacos-halibut was very dry

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & Christmas Ships

1
Portland
198 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although it is called a bistro, it is a huge place along the new Vancouver waterfront. Nice views.
I was somewhat disappointed with the martini, rest of the food was very good overall. Service is very friendly.

J
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went there because we wanted to see the Christmas ships, the location was perfect including the heated, coveted patio. Our server was wonderful, didn’t rush us and was very attentive. The food was just ok, not bad but not great either. Next time I’ll go for a drink but will not eat there again.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. We have been coming to Twigs for awhile but our service the other night was horrid. The drinks were terrible, our appetizer was burnt, the service was slow, and the steak was undercooked. Not to mention the waitress was rude. The assistant manager Lacie was not willing to compensate us for our terrible experience and simply said it was an “off night”. Our bill was $235. Never will be coming back here.

RJ
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The staff was accommodating to our request for a window seat so that we could view the Christmas ships. The food and drinks were great and our waiter was very helpful. Will be back.

LW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The halibut fish and chips are out of this world!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and ambiance was perfect. The service was perfect. The price was a little high, but worth every bite.

KB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. They were happy to adjust ingredients to make items vegetarian. Excellent service by Ariel. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

VH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great! Food was perfect and our server was awesome. Celebrated my birthday there and so glad we did! Will definitely go back!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

They pesto chicken was mediocre. The chicken breast was rubbery and very “banquet” quality. My sons ribeye, although priced on the higher side, was also mediocre, on the tough side. A bit disappointed with the quality.

P
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice view of the river, nice and tentative sever, but the food was not impressive. The best thing at our table was the side Caesar salad.