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Reviewed March 15, 2021 via mobile

Michelin quality attention to detail, coupled with a farm to table philosophy and a emphasis on flavours makes Chef Dan and Laurie’s Teisted Lemon a standout. In my opinion this food experience surpasses Toronto’s Buca, Canoe and Scarmouche. Want a restaurant you can confidently recommend...to friends? It’s Twisted Lemon in CayugaMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 23, 2021

We moved to Cayuga in May 2020 and we were so happy to find out that Cayuga boasts a locally owned and operated restaurant with REAL food. We enjoyed quite a few 'take and bake' options off their menu, as I'm sure you will all...remember that the summer of 2020 was the height of covid. The owner Dan is very charismatic and passionate about what he does. The food is unique and DELICIOUS! Our 3 year old fell in love with the 'grumpy lasagna' (google the menu to enlighten your tastebuds)! Very careful during covid with masks, hygiene, physical distancing etc. There are also a great variety of unique drinks to choose from, that you can enjoy on the outdoor patio that is very happening. Happy to support local, and happy to have something in Haldimand County that is such a refreshing option!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2021

On Dec 31, 2020 I was getting married in the afternoon and we decided to order take out food for our parents and other close family members for after the ceremony since most couldn't be there since we were in a covid lockdown and could...only have 10 people in the church. Upon picking up the food they asked if it was for any special occasion so I mentioned my wedding. The staff the quickly ran in the back and brought me out a bottle of sparkling wine on the house! They then helped me load the food into my truck. Food was amazing and very easy to prepare with minimal steps needed. I will definitely be using them to cater for us when we are allowed to have a reception one day in the future!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2021

We ordered a meal for Easter from the Twisted Lemon. We all (3) decided on the Deep Fried lasagna . Due to Covid we picked this meal up at 3 pm curbside and it came complete with heating instructions, including directions to make the drizzle...in a sauce pan. Wonderfully easy instructions and it was a close to dining in as it could be. They also have a nice selections on cocktails to take home and prepare.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed November 22, 2020

My husband and I went for dinner last night. I felt extremely safe as all Covid protocols were being followed there. Chef Dan seated us and came by our table throughout the entire meal to make sure everything was to our liking. I had the...winter margarita made by Laurie, who also came to our table, the margarita was amazing! My husband had the Buffalo cauliflower and I had the scallops....both were unbelievable! For our main I had the Roo and Prawns and my husband had the new York strip....both cooked to perfection! To call the Roo and Prawns incredible is an understatement.....every part of the dish was so flavourful! We had the cheesecake dessert and I had the velvet cupcake drink. So good! Every time I go to the twisted lemon I think it can’t get any better and every time it gets better and better! The food and service are always top notch!!! Such an amazing night during these scary times.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

This restaurant serves creative, high-quality dishes in a friendly, comfortable environment. Each dish was carefully crafted using a flavourful combination of fresh ingredients and colourful presentation. The cocktails were also delicious and unique. On top of this, the service was friendly and genuine. This restaurant...is like fine dining because the food quality is on par but the customer service supercedes the stuffiness you often find in fine dining... this is BETTER dining! :) Thank you, Chef Dan and staff for a remarkable dinner. We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2020

We have been to this restaurant several times and usually are very pleased with the food. Tonight was an exception. We ordered take out for our anniversary dinner. Although the service was excellent, the food was very disappointing. We both ordered the salmon, with the...addition of shrimp to one meal and scallops to the other. The food was ready promptly, but we found it to be extremely greasy. There were three shrimp for an additional $12 and three scallops for an additional $18. They were not exceptionally large nor were they exceptionally tasty. We felt that was way overpriced for what we got, even for a fine dining restaurant. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 1, 2020 via mobile

From the moment you pull up to a cute cozy one of a kind restaurant you feel welcomed. You enter and are acknowledged instantly and nothing but positivity is radiating out of the servers during covid crazy times. I felt safe and they cleaned well....We were made aware when we booked our reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary that at the moment you can only use 50$ in gift certificates per visit. If you were not informed but read the website it was there as well. We went out of our comfort zone and tried food we wouldn’t and well... try it! The flavours simply amazing.portions were perfect not too big or too small and service and timing was perfect. We never felt rushed and I stress everyone was super friendly and positive. Our first time and we will be returning! Thank you for your hard work during these scary times and delicious food!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 19, 2020

We visited for the first time and with $100 in gift certificates to use. The certificates say right on them that up to $300 per table per visit can be used. When we went to pay, they allowed only $50 per visit per table. No...advised us of this when we booked, and you have to go on their site to read a full page letter to find this information. Bad customer service. Food was just ok. We will never return nor recommend this restaurant to family and friends. First and lasting impressions always set the tone people.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020

The Father's Day special take and bake was a garden for 2, a full rack of ribs, half a chicken, roasted butter garlic potatoes, grilled asparagus and 2 different desserts. My wife ordered a few days earlier and there were no issues when we picked...up our food on Sunday. Chef Dan was great and very friendly. We also ordered the bacon bourbon sour drink package. It had everything needed for 6 drinks including 6 bacon wrapped grilled pineapple skewers and a souvenir glass. Everything was great and there was lots of food. We will order again for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Krista S
January 24, 2019|
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Response from Elaine363 | Reviewed this property |
Date nights are Wednesdays. They'll probably be starting up again in March.
Chef Sally M
February 27, 2017|
Response from Lori S | Reviewed this property |
We went later in the evening at it was just after 7:30pm so there were no children. This was my first visit but maybe give them a call to see if they can make a dish for the children or split the order maybe? There was no... More
September 7, 2016|
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Response from J Donald H | Reviewed this property |
The question of dress code has been well covered. Re whether children are welcome, certainly at noon "yes". However if it is a "Date Nite" I would be less sure. The restaurant is small and can me a bit noisy if full
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  • Twisted Lemon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5