Twigs Restaurant and Bar

4.6
573 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Twigs uses the best and freshest ingredients possible, and specializes in a variety of dishes of the highest quality. We include our touch by adding a southern twist on many of the classic favorites, including Mountain Trout, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon and Duck Confit.

Twigs supports local farmers and co-ops whenever possible. We source local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each and every dish is prepared to order by our highly trained kitchen staff and served with a warm smile from our attentive waitstaff.
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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner for our 40th wedding anniversary. Liz waited on us and was a pleasure!

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JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. I asked the chef to cook what he would eat and the venison steaks came out great!

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TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We both had the trout but prepared differently. Both were outstanding. Service was great. They paced the delivery of the food and didn’t rush us but were alert to any needs. Even when the restaurant got full, the noise level good. We definitely will go back.

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was Father's Day and they were short staffed. Food was great but slow in coming. Our server was very apologetic. NOT HER FAULT but she seemed overwhelmed.

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C
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, excellent service, highly recommend

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CC
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 2

As other reviewers have said, the service leaves something to be desired. We ordered drinks and appetizers right away. Appetizers made their way out considerably sooner than our drinks. Salad dressings were a bit too tangy. We had the Gorgonzola walnut and goat cheese & champagne Vinaigrette. Our meals were so, so good! We had the venison chops and shrimp & grits!

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The server gave us the wrong bill. Now there is a big mess straightening out our bill because the restaurant charged us for the incorrect amount and then charged the correct amount resulting in almost $450 in charges to our cc. Tried to contact the restaurant, left a vm & did not get a return call. Had to call cc company to monitor charge and see if both pending charges post. All we wanted was a nice dinner out and it turned into a mess. We won’t go back and if I were you, just know these things going in:
Service doesn’t meet expectations
Chairs are very uncomfortable
Review your check before leaving
Don’t expect a pleasant greeting when you enter. We were told she would be with us in a few minutes, she had some credit cards she needed to run....what?!
The food is fantastic but watch out for the tangy salad dressings.

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JM
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always the food was outstanding. The service was a little slower than normal, but there was a lot going on in Blowing Rock and as you could see riding through town there were many people eating at all the restaurants.

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RW
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Comparable to much more expensive restaurant in Blowing Rock. Highly recommend the flash fried oysters as an appetizer. Service was professional and friendly.

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JS
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First night in Blowing Rock and the family made reservations here. Really good decision.
All entrees were well prepared and very tasty. The Duck appy was great!
Our servers were very attentive and the entire service was fabulous.
Highly recommend this as an option when next in Blowing Rock.

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b
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The ambiance is very nice, the food was very good but the service dragged down the rating that I gave. Service and food were quite slow and waiter never came back to ask if everything was ok, also didn’t pour the wine from the bottle that we had ordered so out of necessity we poured our own. The food was served and after meal was finished he came back to bring the check. With more attentive wait staff, this could be a very nice restaurant!

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice combination of rustic and upscale. Great ambiance and comfortable environment. Dress is not an issue, people were wearing shorts/polo shirts, jeans, capri's, dresses and suits, nobody felt out of place. The food was excellent. Best dining experience we've had in Blowing Rock.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Would go again. Highly recommend. Be sure to make a reservation.

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C
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We’ve eaten at Twig’s 5 or 6 times and it was always great. This time it was not. The service was OK but fairly slow. We ordered 2 filets, mine was fine but my wife had to send her’s back twice. By the time her’s was cooked the way she ordered it mine was cold. We noticed several other tables that sent their food back and one was because they brought the gentleman something he had not ordered. We are hoping that this was just a bad night which any restaurant can have.

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JH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly vibe, excellent atmosphere. Great food. Fun place -- will come back.

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BS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding and the service was superb. One of our favorite restaurants.

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we had a wonderful meal with very good service. Our waitress and her waiter in training were ver personable and took very good care of us.

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J
Greensboro
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great specials and our waitress was superb

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E
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, but too pricy for regular patronage. Entrees are over priced.

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c
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food!!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful evening celebrating a Birthday!! Our wait person... Chase was phenomenal !!

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OT
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut special was excellent!
Good food choices, everyone happy!

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! The atmosphere was very hip and quite fun!!

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MJ
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Energetic and casual bar - perfect for coming off the trail and grabbing a great dinner. Dining is more upscale - the food and service are fine dining. Our server was outstanding! We have never had a bad meal. On this visit my husband and I split the Grilled Roman salad - love it, wish I hadn't split it (it was so good!) We both had the special Grouper and it was perfect. The wine selection compliments the servings. We highly recommend Twigs - it's a place for call.

On a negative - the hostess was rude and underdressed! I am hard of hearing and need to be seated back against a wall. The hostess made a scene in the middle of the restaurant telling me that the empty tables in the corner was not available! We were there for 2 hours and the corner tables was NEVER filled! We were seated in the middle of dining room which made it difficult for me to hear the conversation at our table. Additionally, the hostess was underdressed in a short romper. Every time she leaned over a table we saw her cheeks and then some. NOT a viewing for dining!

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HB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us for brunch. I had crab cakes. The others had an omelet, open faced sandwich, Turkey, I think. Don't remember the other one. Everything was, as always, wonderful. Food, service, all good.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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TR
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Wonderful food. Terrible experience. It was graduation night at Appalachian State and it seemed Twigs filled the entire restaurant 100% Between 8:00 - 8:15pm without regard to kitchen capacity. We arrived 8:00 and place was completely filled in 15-20 minutes. Food was excellent. It took TWO HOURS to get it. Every table was multigenerational for their graduates, many with senior grandparents. A two hour wait was excruciating. Possibly some folks booked earlier and arrived late at 8-8:15 but this wasn’t Twigs first graduation night. We never saw or heard from management. Felt insensitive to say the least. We do recommend the great food, but beware any evening they might be over booked.

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner here in celebration of graduation. The staff was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. We all enjoyed the filet mignon, bow tie pasta with shrimp, the evening’s special of pork chops, and their variety of delicious desserts. Everything was out of this world! We will definitely be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal, the food was delicious, it was graduation night so a little noisy but it was probably us! Service was good and we were seated on time as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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TB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here for convenience to our location when we were in town celebrating our daughter’s graduation. The food was excellent, service was great, atmosphere was lovely. It is higher than average but was delicious and the quality was definitely worth the splurge.

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h
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was expensive and not very flavorful. Overall the restaurant atmosphere was lovely however we were seated in the front section with two cars parked right in front of the window next to which we were seated. . Not what you would expect for this price range.

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LT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Definitely will dine again!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ryan was outstanding! A wonderful dinner! We will return!

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D
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. We were meeting to visit, so the ambience was important. Everybody really enjoyed their food. Our server (Audrey I think) dud an excellent job of interacting and making sure all our needs were met.

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Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Boone /Blowing Rock area!

Consistently good food and service! Restaurant has always been able to honor our table requests!

We will continue to dine here again and again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, Elizabeth and I took my daughter and son in law to Twigs to celebrate my son in law graduating from college. Our waiter was wonderful. I can’t remember his name but he had a beard. He suggested items to try and he was correct each time. He was very familiar with all items on the menu and the daily specials. Each course was served perfectly timed to replace what was finished. We have eaten at Twigs before but I must say this time was the best ever. We are expecting guests from out of town in a few weeks and will make a point to suggest treating them to dinner at Twigs. Thank you for making our dinner a pleasurable experience. David L Abernethy MD

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B
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food. I would highly recommend trying Twigs if you are ever in the Blowing Rock area.

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KA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twigs was great- we went for a dinner while on our honeymoon. The cocktails were great and we tried the Peach BBQ Duck Tenders which were really good. For dinner we had the pecan crusted trout and the filet with Gorgonzola butter which was awesome. I would highly recommend it for a nice dinner while in Blowing Rock.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Our waitress, I can't remember her name (she let everyone know she was from columbia, sc) was rude. It took her 10 minutes to get us 2 waters, we had to ask her the specials after she blurted out, and I quote "what do you want." She told us the specials, and ask we were ordering our food I asked for no onions on my salad or steak because I am allergic ( not deathly, but I get hives). Our salad came out and there was onions all over the salad, we asked her to take it back, so I didn't even get to eat my salad because I was scared she might just pick them off and bring the salad back. She finally brought us our bread as our steaks were coming out, which the steaks were AMAZING. We never saw her again until we had to ask someone else for drinks TWICE. She finally came back and filled our glasses, and then she asked if we were ready for our check and I asked her for the dessert menu because my husband and I were celebrating our 5 year anniversary. She rambled them off so fast I couldn't understand her so we declined. It took her another good 15 minutes to go run our card. So I was very disappointed in the service we got. It was suppose to be a very special night for us but it didn't go that way.

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o
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and setting were great. Service was not so good. Server (Savannah) seemed to be in a hurry and was always rushed to get away from the table. She'd ask if we needed anything, but would be gone before we could answer. Disappointed because we felt like we were rushed from the moment we sat down. Will definitely go back, but hopefully won't be in her section.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food. Can’t ask for much more.

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