Twigs Tavern & Grille

4.5
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Fresh American Fare at Twigs
In July 2008, Twigs Tavern and Grille opened to bring fresh flavors in a relaxing atmosphere to Rochester, Minnesota. Featuring Rochester's only restaurant with a dedicated gluten-free kitchen and a diverse menu of small plates, entrées, and the Hot Rock, our dishes feature an innovative mix of cultural flavors from around the world and fresh ingredients. Share small plates with your friends or fill up with one amazing entrée. Find a personalized and memorable dining experience waiting for you at Twigs Tavern and Grille.

Gluten-Free Dining
In addition to our lunch and dinner menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrées, our restaurant offers one of the most extensive gluten-free menus in Rochester. All gluten-free meals are prepared by our specially trained staff in a separate kitchen area with dedicated equipment to help prevent cross contamination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 38 people are saying
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KatieB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot rock is so much fun and our food was delicious. I appreciate the large selection of gluten free offerings from beer to dessert. The staff was all exceptionally friendly and helped to ensure my 8 year old was enjoying his time in the restaurant by engaging with him as much as they did with me.

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ShanaMae
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Was somewhat disappointed. I’ve heard good things about this place. Food was nothing spectacular and the service was lacking. Would try again to try something different and give it another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and it was 30°. But we could take our masks off and it was lovely next to the fire pit. The food was good but it got cold quickly. Nobody’s fault of course. Our server was excellent. We had a delightful time and felt very safe.

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Jax5
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good bar/restaurant in hotel. Menu has some unusual features (you can cook on hot rocks at the table) as well as burgers and more serious entrees. Slightly understaffed.

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vipNoraD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding cuisine and exceptional service. Lovely inside in winter with their fireplace. Cannot wait for Spring to enjoy the most beautiful outdoor patio in Rochester!

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RickF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Amazing gluten free food! We will definitely be back

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Allan
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Good vegetarian options beyond salads and veggie burgers was also a welcome treat.

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service, great food and it was all gluten free!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good ambiance and staff are all nice and competent

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Bilbo24
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We’ve eaten at Twigs many times. My wife has Celiac and we have grown to trust that the chef’s will prepare great tasting food that is gluten free. They also have a nice selection of wines and beers and well prepared mixed drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and inviting. Best service

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Katie
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Looking forward to it warming up and sitting outside. The waitress, Anna, was very nice and very helpful. Food was good. We will be back.

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LeadTherapy
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our go to spot for date night. As someone who loves to cook, I love the hot rock option for my steak, and is what I order every time. My wife enjoys the pasta dishes, and orders the extra option of steak so I cook a little for her as well, very nice to have this option.

Friendly staff, reasonable prices, good ambience and just nice all around place to have dinner. Oh, probably THE best Old Fashioned we've ever had as well.

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Jill
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a Celiac for 20 years and this is by far the best restaurant I have dined at for my gluten free diet! We stayed in the Centerstone Hotel for one week and ate at Twigs each day. The options are endless and I was worry free about cross contamination because they have a dedicated kitchen for preparing gf meals. I will always choose this hotel when in Rochester just to be so close to Twigs.

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BethH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We cooked our own food on the hot rock which was wonderful, the restaurant itself was very clean quiet very welcoming.
My concerns we were greeted by a hostess that looked like she had just climbed out of bed sloppy sweater hair was a mess, we were seated to our table there we waited 10 minutes before anyone came to us. Finally we went up to the desk and asked the hostess if we were going to get a waiter or waitress? She asked where did you get seated or answer to her was you seated us. Someone finally showed up very standoffish. Apologize for keeping us waiting comped our drinks . Which was nice but not necessary. She also looked very sloppy yoga pants black sloppy Twig’s T-shirt. I am just very disappointed in the way the staff dresses and locks we go out to a nice restaurant for a wonderful meal we are dressed appropriately it’s a special occasion and I think our restaurant staff has forgotten that common rule cleanup be presentable yoga pants are for the gym Running around town doing errands. Not for fine dining restaurants. Our food was really good we could get our self on the hot rock and it was delicious just disappointed in the staff.

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JessR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My friends and I were asked to leave prior to us being ready to leave. We were told that the table was needed.

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JessicaA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, atmosphere, food, staff did a great job with cleaning and distancing tables.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Twigs when we come to Rochester and feel that they have the best patio we've had the opportunity to use. We ate there this past Thursday night and was so cool to sit by the fire pit and have an early dinner.

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LindseyH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Twigs really pulled off outdoor dining in January with style. Nice touch with the blankets and fires, we quite enjoyed our time.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous outdoor patio experience on a beautiful sunny January afternoon in Minnesota!
Appetizers and Martinis!

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vipAruba99
Minneapolis
125 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome patio

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! They had heated blankets for us on the patio. We sat next to a fire pit. It was a perfect 27* outdoor dining experience. Seriously, a great way to get out safely during the pandemic.

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AnnieP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food,service and atmosphere were great....and we stayed warm on the patio!

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Glutenfreemomma
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our winter meal on the patio! The blankets and heaters kept us cozy while we dined under the stars! Service was great and the gluten free options are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Seating arrangements were a little messed up. They moved us three times. Hot rock was a cool experience, but a lot of work to just dip your meat in sauces. And very fishy smelling near anyone cooking on the rock...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot rock meal was amazing and a unique experience. I’m looking forward to visiting Twig again soon!

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Rapaline
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Unique, great food, beautiful patio seating.

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TAJBD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the outdoor space at Twigs, the flowers and water features make it a very pleasant space. The service was prompt and friendly. We had a curried chicken dish and a ribs entre. Both were very good. There was decent space between the tables. Overall, it was a good experience. I'd definitely recommend dining here.

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MissHood
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside and our server Zack was amazing. He was attentive and informed us of the gluten free menu which we had. It was bustling with patrons. The wine was good and the pork wraps were divine. My friend opted for that. I chose the shrimp tacos which were delicious.

Their menu is well planned out. Great choices.
We had delicious carrot cake. It could have been a tad more moist but the icing made up for it.

The manager on staff was not courteous. She walked the other tables checking on the patrons but NEVER ONCE stopped at our table. I should have asked for her name. Left a bad taste in our mouth but not enough to mess our company.
But Zack welcomed us again. He was impeccable. She could learn to take a page from his book.

Food, company and Zack were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, service and food are really good -- and weather permitting, you should try to be seated on the beautifully landscaped outdoor patio. The staff and restaurant configuration showed excellent care for preventing the spread of germs. Indoor seating was appropriately spaced. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Patio is very nice. Food was quite blah. Service wasn’t very attentive and just wanted to move us on. I would go somewhere else

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I’m thinking maybe the server was having a bad day. Not good service at all. But food was very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great gluten-free and allergy friendly option. Thank you! Wonderful patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating. Safe social distancing.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Over the last 10 years the hotel and restaurant have continually updated the decor adn menu. It continues to get better each time. Piggy Back burger was excellent.

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vipTable4
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Hot Rock cooking option and the sauces they serve with it Patio is beautiful.

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Rapaline
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I like to get several small plates and share. A wonderful evening at their outdoor seating. Could wish the Harley didn't go by so often, but that's out of our control. Beautiful facility, well run, cheerful service, and good food.

FAQs

Twigs Tavern & Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 288-0206.

Twigs Tavern & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.