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About Twisted Vine Bistro
Twisted Vine Bistro located in downtown Fort Myers' historic river district, prides itself in an extraordinary dining experience. We offer only the freshest seafood, certified Angus Beef, and other unique innovative entrees. We also feature an extensive boutique wine list, with over thirty wines by the glass, and Twisted Vine Bistro even grows herbs and spices in our courtyard garden!
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contemporary American, Bistro, American
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday Live Jazz Brunch:
Served in The Barrel Room 10am until 3pm
Monday-Friday: Lunch 11am-3pm
Monday-Thursday: Dinner 4pm to 10pm
Friday- Dinner 4pm to 11pm
Saturday-Dinner 3pm to 11pm
Sunday Dinner 3pm to 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Brunch every Saturday & Sunday in The Barrel Room
Every Friday evening Jim Blackburn performance starting at 6:30pm.
Live Jazz every Thursday in The Barrel Room from 7-10pm No Cover
Live Blues every Friday & Saturday in the Barrel Room -Cover Charge
Latin Jazz first Wednesday of the month 7:30-10:30 in The Barrel Room-No Cover
All catering events will feature a customized menu based on clients budget. We can do it all! For inquiries please contact Denise Hollister at 239.226.1687
There is a valet company right across the street. They charge around $7.
There is also street (free) parking, and a parking garage on Bay Street & Monroe. The garage is $1 per hour $5 max. restrictions apply
Private Party Facilities:
Twisted Vine Bistro is our vision to gather people, who share the appreciation of specialty foods, good company, and live music.
Private Party Contact:
Denise Hollister: (239) 226-1687
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Art Walk: First Friday of every month.
Music Walk: Third Saturday of every month.
Our Newest Addition:
The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
Bourbon and Blues
Twisted Vine Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Always one of our first choices for food and wine in Fort Myers. Unfortunately the kitchen staff disappointed more than our group of eight on Saturday evening. The food preparation was extremely slow and kitchen staff showed little professionalism and/or organization. The service team delivered food with little knowledge of serving skills for food and wine and no explanation or apology for the inadequacies of the kitchen staff. A few words of remorse would have been more memorable than the dining experience. We are hoping that some of the previous staff return and share their knowledge and expertise that Twisted Vine once had. We are truly hoping that management can sort through this so all can enjoy an evening of great food, wine and service shared with family and friends.
Enjoyed the ambience with sax player in background and candle light. The house wine was quality. Food was nice. I think a little on the pricey side though with draft beers at $7. Also seemed to be only restaurant that did not provide valet parking. $15 to park car and acoustics loud in restaurant. Bill about $200 with tip for four with one drink per person and no dessert. We would return though as it is a nicer ambience then the theme restaurants downtown.
Very disappointed when I took friends to dinner at Twisted--my very favorite FM restaurant. We were led to a high-top right next to the music. Hostess moved us, which we all appreciated. All others enjoyed the food but my burger was ice-cold and there was no way to report this because server didn't check. Noise was over the top on Friday night. I will stick to Sunday brunch or post-Florida Rep Saturday matinees. On all other occasions I have given this restaurant an excellent review.
Dinner before theater (Florida Rep) was perfect. Our waiter asked if we had theater plans and assured us that we would be out in time for the play. His enthusiasm for the night's special salmon presentation sold my husband and my husband was not disappointed. He raved about the taste and unique preparation. He graded it 5 plus stars. I was in the mood for a good burger and that's what I was served. It was done exactly how I requested, and was unique in that the cheese was brie instead of one of the standard varieties. What a difference that made! We love Twisted Vine and recommend it as a choice when you want fine dining in Fort Myers. For a small space, it has big customer satisfaction.
This restaurant was a real disappointment !
Our reservation was at 8pm. Sat right away and ordered. At 9:15 our food was still not served and the place was just about empty. Our waiter was phenomenal but that’s all that was good. When owners/manager was told what was going on their reply was “we don’t care”. There was no offer to comp anything! The food wasn’t that great either. Do yourself a favor.......stay away from the Twisted Vine! You’ll regret it if you eat there!
More than pleased with the service and the staff. The original seating was tight and at a high top for 8 people: we requested a different arrangement and the bar manager jumped thru hoops to get it taken care of. We have been their a couple times; It is among our new go to places:
For a party of five all five dishes came out separately and three dishes had to be sent back twice as they were cold the first time and over cooked the second time.
Servers has no clue how to handle their orders or deal with s situation and basically raised their hands and did not accomplish anything.
Manager took the three entities of the bill.
I normally give a restaurant a benefit of the doubt but not this time. Sorry you failed!!!
Sorry we just weren't happy there with only 5 tables taken when we sat down and we ordered the soup of the day and it was gone at 6 o'clock My husband fish was soggy and he was not happy. We drove from North Port to meet friends from Bonita Bay great visit and still had laughs but would never go back . Not to mention there is no convient parking.
First time to twisted vine and we will be back. We had the great meals and a presention. Timing out of the kitchen was a little off, two steaks sat under a heat lamp while shrimp and a salad were prepared. After a short reheat everything was perfect. We will be back.
Tim did an excellent job and was very attentive but didn't interrupt or hover.
I was pleasantly surprised. We intended to go to a different restaurant , but they were closed over the 4th of July. It was on their recommendation that we try the Twisted Vine. They were right!! We had a marvelous time. I will return when in Fort Meyers again.
The appetizers were flavorful and nicely plated.
All entrees were well presented. Pasta was perfectly cooked, short rib meat was falling off the bone,and fish nicely seasoned.
I took my mother her for her anniversary on a Monday evening, there was four of us. Waitress was very pleasurable and attentive. The table ordered Tuna Poke, Florida snapper and the pork special for the evening. We were all please with our selections and enjoyed the meals. I would return to this restaurant and recommend to my friends.
Took the family for Mother's Day Brunch, our first visit to the Twisted Vine Bistro. Food, service, and ambiance were all top notch. The restaurant is contemporary in style, quite suitable for a special occasion, and came highly recommended by several of our "foodie" acquaintances. Definitely recommended.
The food and service were good, but being seated by the door that leads to an adjacent bar area with the door constantly opening/closing/slamming and servers and patrons going in and out was quite annoying. We waited quite a while before finally flagging a server to find out if there was someone who could wait on us. After that , service was very accommodating, efficient and friendly.
Beet salad was tasteless. I did not get the dish I ordered for my entree. My mother ordered veggie pasta dish that was bland and oily with two tomatoes only. Mac and cheese that our friend ordered was good. Overall not impressed with food for the prices. Would not return.
Waitress was very nice and knowledgeable! I ordered a filet that was undercooked at first, and I honestly think it was just due to the noise level and not being heard right. They fixed it right away and we're very nice about it! I always love coming here and plan to go back asap.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants a couple years ago. Things have changed :( My dish I think had been forgotten as it took a long time to get our meals and the place only had maybe 5 couples and my food and plate were cold. Yuck. Ate 1 out of 4 or 5 scallops and that was it. Very disappointing.