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Twigs Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
733 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 295-5050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Franklin

  • Private party facilities

    The smaller dining room is often used to seat private parties up to 20 people. Its fireplace and windows make it a great place to dine and watch the snow fall in the winter. Please call to book large private parties.

  • Neighborhood

    Blowing Rock

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot with easy access from Highway 321.

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday and Saturday night, from 9:00 until 1:00. Featuring great local and regional artist such as The Harris Brothers, with no cover charge.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 733 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great meal. Will be going back next time in Blowing Rock

  2. KO

    KevinO

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Twigs. Hung around after a fantastic dinner for great live music. Strongly recommend it if your in Blowing Rock.

  3. JM

    JimM

    Greensboro

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the service was outstanding!

  4. CG

    CarolineG

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our visit. The food was phenomenal and our server was delightful.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent!! Made reservations and arrived about 20 minutes early. We stopped in the bar for a beverage before dinner and enjoyed both the atmosphere and innovative cocktail menu. Once seated for dinner on time, we enjoyed the service provided and the varied menu. Our server offered several suggestions and we settled on a Caesar salad and the pecan encrusted mountain trout. The salad was fresh, croutons excellent. The trout is to die for. Our server spaced out the courses perfectly, was attentive but not overly so. We finished off with a cup of coffee enjoying casual conversation and each other’s company. We never felt rushed nor waiting on service. Wonderful evening!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always eat at Twigs when we stay in Blowing Rock. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Never disappoints!

  7. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Didn’t love the food. My venison and my husbands steak had this bitter charred flavor and my venison had no seasoning. Definitely not worth the $42 I spent on that meal.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was terrific and the overall experience was great ! Our waitress was very good, knew what she was doing !

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal very much. Near the end our server disappeared which puzzled us.

  10. JK

    JohnK

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been coming here for years, the peach bbq duck tenders are one of my favorite dishes anywhere. Great signature cocktails as well, try the twig's mule.

  11. BB

    BonnieB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We had a wonderful dinner. The brussel sprout appetizer was the best part. Delicious & great way to start the meal. The wedge salad was sub par. Mostly lettuce with very scant scattering of bacon & Bleu cheese. The ranch dressing I chose was very good. The oysters were good, but Luke warm & the sauce was cold. The steak was nice, but not entirely accurately descripted. Our waiter was very nice, pushed the ostrich as he was most likely instructed to do. I do feel that he was most likely under the influence of marijuana. Not completely off-putting, but created a disconnect. We love this restaurant and the fact that there is often live music. One downfall would be the singular, one stall bathrooms which leads to long lines. The outside is beautifully well lit with sparkly lights, the inside is cozy. It can get very cramped in the bar area and there just could be some small tweaks to staffing. The bathroom situation is a detriment but I know it's not easy to put in extra bathrooms and the bathroom is clean and has a well locking door. Which I consider very important and appreciate.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentines

  13. RN

    RobertN

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Did not feel rushed. We enjoyed an excellent meal of shrimp and grits and our guess had the salmon. All of which we enjoyed. The only complaint was that the drink selection was very limited on the menu. Other than that the atmosphere was also relaxing. The manager came by to visit before we left which added another personal touch. Highly recommend!

  14. CM

    ChrissyM

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Fun bar area but also has quiet finer dining area. Loved the menu.

  15. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and great food. Highly recommended!

  16. KV

    KellyV

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful total experience. Starting with the pleasant greeting by the hostess, nice wine, good service and service support, through to the excellent food.

  17. H

    Henry

    Hong Kong

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The evening was absolutely terrific!!! The food was fantastic and our lady server most knowledgeable and friendly. Our welcome was warm and genuine. Next time we come up, we will dine with you. The rose was a most delightful touch for Valentine's Day. Thanks

  18. NB

    NBinNC

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Would have rated Twigs 5 stars, but we were seated in the little room in front of an extremely large drafty window. We were freezing the entire time we were trying to enjoy our tasty meal.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner and service

  20. RN

    RoseN

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite restaurant. The lamb chops were superb and the creme brule to die for. Service was excellent.

  21. BB

    BBMIK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First time to Twiggs even though we have been here for 5+ years. A pleasant surprise. Service was outstanding, my New Zealnd lamb chops were tender and cooked to perfection. Nice ambience with noise level on the low side. Will definitely go back.

  22. R

    Raleighwood

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Twigs main dining room was perfect for catching up with a friend, over a delicious meal of fresh seafood, cocktails and good wines. Our service was not rushed, yet attentive to our needs.

  23. RR

    RobbyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve loved Twigs for over 20 years. It is consistently excellent. Delicious food, very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and the liveliest bar in Blowing Rock. A great blues band played last Saturday night when we were there. It’s always a great evening at Twigs.

  24. c

    cars

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    WE MADE RESERVATIONS FOR4 AT 6;30. WE WAITED TIL 6:50 because the party before us was not done. When we said something to the hostess she said our reservation had been bumped to 7:00. No one let us know so we waited 30 mins for our table. You tell us to be there on time or you will not honor the reservation and then we are treated this way. Dinner was good not excellent. The shrimp and sausage were overcooked. We have been to your restaurant 5-6 times now. We like it but we have had 2 disappointing meals. One was A time earlier in the month .

  25. SA

    StaceyA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Fathers Day!

  26. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service! Crab cakes were amazing!

  27. DG

    DonG

    Greensboro

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service

  28. JP

    JPMPM

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed celebrating at Twigs tonight . The service was wonderful . Our waiter and the rest of the staff were attentive to our needs all throughout dinner. The ambiance is beautiful which made our dinner even more enjoyable . We all enjoyed our entrees; filet mignon, salmon and ahi . Each prepared with detail and very delicious . We look forward to returning again in the future .

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and a perfect place for a date. Complimentary desert of our choice for my girlfriends birthday also. Excellent service and dining experience. Highly recommend.

  30. B

    Bailey

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a fabulous meal and very nice waitress, but our enjoyment was lessened due to a loud mouth using foul language at the table next to us...it was horrible. He should never be allowed at TWIGS again. Even one of his table mates paid for her own meal and left the restaurant. He was a real jerk and disturbed everyone around him.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good food. Great service

  32. S

    Seafoodlover

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed another delicious dinner at Twigs. This visit we were joined by friends who had eaten there before but it had been awhile. Between the 4 of us we ordered Pecan crusted Trout or Shrimp and Grits. Everyone was pleased and everything was really good. Twigs, we'll be back!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    My wife’s dish was to be prepared without garlic, but came out watery and tasteless The other three in the party had good meals. The bill was to be split but was mixed up, charged incorrectly, took 25 minutes to correct, and was finally fixed with no apology given. Worst experience I’ve ever had there. May never go back.

  34. g

    georgea

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Twigs has great food and service but it is always too hot. The temperature outside tonight was 35 and I about burnt up inside

  35. B

    Buck

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dinners. We will be back. Very pleased with everything.

  36. MA

    MicheleA

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    I am a fan of Twigs. I visit 3-4 times a year. Tonight was an off night. The lamb was under cooked and the potatoes were hard and cold. I usually have a wonderful meal but tonight was not a wonderful meal. The creme Brûlée was not set. It should not have been sent out from the kitchen. I will visit again; but it won’t be soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    Don’t make a reservation for 5:30 on a cold night because if you arrive early you will stand outside in the cold until they open the doors at 5:30 exactly. Made reservation with open table and indicated it was our anniversary and that we wanted a table in the dining room. We were seated instead on the porch within earshot of the hostess station, so we were treated to every conversation regarding tables and reservations, all of the comings and goings so much for ambience!! Server was attentive but did not offer any help with the menu when asked. As for the food, ordered crab bisque, soup of the night, and was unpleasantly surprised to find several pieces of shell, when it was mentioned to server a polite I’m sorry but no offer of restitution or substitution. Sorry to say that the pecan encrusted trout was not any better, very bland and swimming in butter? Will say husband’s steak was cooked well and very tasty as were the potatoes served with both meals. Decided to go all in and order dessert, Creme brûlée, looked good but was ice cold!! Needless to say we won’t be returning, had looked forward to trying Twigs unfortunately it’s not fine dining go elsewhere if you’re going to spend $$$ on a dining experience.

  38. MG

    MtnGolfer

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was excellent--the food and service. They were very crowded but they handled it.

  39. HT

    HeatherT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cocktails were outstanding and the food was delicious. I live this place and visit every time I’m in BR. The filet special was probably the beat I’ve ever had. I love the lighting of this place!!!

  40. CG

    ColeenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Twigs is one of our all time favorite restaurants of all time. We try to dine there every time we are in Blowing Rock.

FAQs

Twigs Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 295-5050.

Twigs Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Blowing Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot with easy access from Highway 321.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Franklin

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday and Saturday night, from 9:00 until 1:00. Featuring great local and regional artist such as The Harris Brothers, with no cover charge.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 295-5050

  • Private party facilities

    The smaller dining room is often used to seat private parties up to 20 people. Its fireplace and windows make it a great place to dine and watch the snow fall in the winter. Please call to book large private parties.

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