Twigs Tavern & Grille

4.6
73 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 73 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChuckF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good soup. Maderia chicken tastey. Quiet, attentive wait staff.

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MARKB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very friendly service and great food at a reasonable price, will be back again

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Katie
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside and the patio is very nice. Service was good. Food was good. Will be back.

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Delicious
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Their gluten free options are amazing! Love this place!

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Rapaline
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a group of 6, seated in a corner where it was nice and quiet. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. Everyone was very happy with the food they chose. It’s always excellent and they have a wonderful variety. I truly have never had anything I didn’t like here.

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LizaF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely awesome and the food was to die for! Such an awesome experience with the hot stone! Would definitely recommend for any age or occasion!

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AjR43
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very relaxing and the food was really good

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vipMelS
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely - love the food - the GF ahi tuna wrap is just so dang good!

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vipCanadianfoody
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In the past I have had a few problems with meals at twigs. No more. Great service great food. We went in off hours so it was quite quiet with lots of opportunity for conversation

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Mshap
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful- great for a special night out or a more casual get together.

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vipNoraD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, beautiful ambiance whether inside or out, and the best service in town!

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Patty
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My adult daughter is gluten-free and Twigs took all of the stress of trying to find something she could eat. It was a wonderful dining experience. Thanks to the owners for going above and beyond in serving the gluten free population.

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RuthL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the apricot turkey sandwich. Portion large, absolutely delicious. Sweet potato fries crispy and sweet. Waitress very friendly and attentive. Easy to make reservations. Felt very safe from Covid.
Good price.

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MargaretH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twigs has always been one of my favorite spots to eat in Rochester. They have an extensive menu that should appeal to anyone. The food and service are always excellent. I have never been disappointed!!

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judel
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service . Good atmosphere. Best meatloaf I ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender. Awesome food.

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CarolL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love eating at Twigs whenever we are in Rochester - works especially well for me as I have Celiac so must eat gluten free and they have the gluten free kitchen. Love, love, love their patio!

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FabianW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside setting
A bit of traffic but did not prevent conversion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The milk that I ordered for my child had gone sour. Food was warm; not hot. Love the atmosphere and the food was very tasty. Cake was dry.

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EnidW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch outside. Attentive and funny waitstaff. Always great food. Thank you.

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vipNoraD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only do we love the cuisine at Twigs but the service, thanks to Denise, is spectacular! My highest recommendation for service, cuisine and ambience.

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Barb
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good. Gotta be careful of those small plates, though. They can add up (financially) rather quickly because one wants to try several.

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StephanieW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very slow. We were there for 2 hours and ordered only a burger and drink. No service recovery at all — they even made an error on our bill which we had to get corrected resulting in more waiting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The ranch was way too sweet, who wants sweet ranch?? Actually kind of ruined the food for us.

Steak was juicy, tender and hot but, again, sweet. Why is everything sweet here? I want a savory and salty steak! Not a fruity explosion steak and good ranch.

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vipLIKETODINE
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The food selection is abundant but this restaurant is great for the old cafeteria types. It’s old old old and atmosphere is horrible. The food matched the nursing home theme.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twigs has always been a favorite for us since they opened in Rochester. Food is great and creative, if a little pricey. Overall, a great place to eat with a very flexible and interesting menu. Great to be back in the restaurant after so many months with no or very limited indoor dining. We did take out on many occasions from Twigs, but still so nice to be there in person.

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KariD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to maintaining a safe, clean environment; always love the food and service at Twig's and today did not disappoint!

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JustinG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the hot rock and it was awesome. I loved the pineapple sauce on pork. Malcolm was a great server and I'd recommend the restaurant on his service alone.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My friend & I had heard good things. We made a reservation at 12:30, when we arrived the hostess stated our table would be ready in 5mins and to wait in the lobby. 25mins pass, so we head up to the host stand asking how much longer as we have an appointment soon. They said that our table had been ready, no apology. After being seated, it took several minutes for a server to come over. Despite the wait, the server was friendly and the food was good.

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vipMelS
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really enjoy this restaurant whenever I've at Mayo - the spiced ahi tuna wrap is my fav. The carrot cake is wonderful too!! My husband did the poke bowl and wasn't overly impressed - thought it was the rice (wasn't sticky like traditional poke bowl). Love that they have a great GF menu - sooooo impressed always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! My girlfriend has Celiac Disease and let me tell you, this place is really special for her. She doesn’t have any other place that can make as much GF food as this place can. Thank you :)

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TerriS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal! They took special care to make sure my daughter’s food was prepared gluten free and the service was great.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for its gluten free dedicated kitchen. The staff is beyond knowledgeable.

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JanetL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I ordered the Gluten Free Big Twig Burger, which states, "pile of sliced pickles...creamy onion-pickle sauce." My burger had 3 pickles sitting on top of lettuce, tomato and onion beside the burger. No creamy onion-pickle sauce, no pile of sliced pickles. This is the same burger I order every time I eat at Twigs and this burger was nowhere near the same quality as previous burgers. I do not understand why. Has the ownership changed? I was very disappointed.

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RuthK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed. First time here and it was a fine dining experience. Delicious food. Great service. If your sensitive to gluten they have all menu options for that.

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KatieB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
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
46 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
13 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!

FAQs

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

Twigs Tavern & Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 73 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.