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Twisted Vine Bistro

2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
+1 239-226-1687
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“scallops” (31 reviews)
“cheese plate” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the atmosphere and potential you are excited to see what fantastic meal you may be about to enjoy. Then you wait 8 minutes to get you drink order in, then just to double that to order dinner. I guess they thought this was authentic...More

Thank morris3l
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

While it's nice that you enjoyed our atmosphere, we're sorry that your recent visit missed the mark. You should always find attentive service here, so it's disappointing if it took a while for your drinks to make it to you or if we made any...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here and then went next door to The Barrel Room to listen to some awesome blues!!

Thank jfreybarry
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

That sounds like a great night out! Glad we could start you off with a good meal, and we're pleased that you found some blues you enjoyed nearby. We hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, wine was great, service was good. Im not sure the prices really match the food, though. Looking at the menu, I was expecting to be blown away. Every dish was solid, but nothing memorable. Based on the imbalance between the price and...More

Thank DelarioPicante
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

We want everything on our menu to knock your socks off too, so it's a bummer if we didn't quite pull that off this visit. However, it's nice to know you were a real fan of our wine and that our team took good care...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had reservations for 12 people for a birthday celebration.... waited 15 minutes once seated for our waiter... had to ask for drinks several times... finally got some drinks after 30 minutes... then was told they were out of clean wine glasses....really?!?! We told the hostess...More

Thank bethmcdo
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

We're sorry to read about your experience. What you've described is truly not the norm for us -- you should always find a meal that's cooked to perfection and welcoming service here. We're disappointed if that didn't seem like the case when you tried your...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We are full time residents and with the mass exodus of "snowbirds" this week, we decided to revisit one of our favorite local restaurants. For downtown, it is pricey, but we enjoy the atmosphere and service. The only downside was the special on Saturday night...More

Thank Llama1963
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

Especially since you love our place, we're sorry if your recent dinner missed the mark. Specifically, it's disappointing if your blackened salmon seemed anything other than piping hot and delicious. While we wish we had the chance to make things right in the moment, we...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

First winter in Ft. Myers, friends said the Twisted Vine is the place to take my wife for her birthday. OK. I was looking forward to it, so here goes. My wife ordered a glass of Chardonnay - $20! I ordered a glass of unsweetened...More

Thank rgmhog1450
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal, especially since you and your wife were celebrating a big occasion with us. While we're happy that your server tried to make things right by comping you your glass of wine and the salad, we're sorry that...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Food was well prepared and had a nice presentation however, this restaurant is overpriced when comparing to other top notch fine food establishments in Ft. Myers. $37.00 for the scallop dinner is way toooooo much and the risotto base with this dish had sooooo much...More

Thank Steve C
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

Especially since you liked your scallops and pork shank, I'm sorry if you didn't fully enjoy your visit, Steve. Regarding our prices, we believe that they fairly reflect the high quality of the locally sourced ingredients we use. However, it's disappointing if you didn't feel...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I was here a few months ago and it was fantastic, this time was quite the let down. Although food was fast, perhaps too fast? We ordered and all food apps and entrees were delivered in under 10 minutes. It took another 10 just to...More

Thank Katlyn C
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

Especially since you've been a fan of ours in the past, Katlyn, we're sorry to hear that your recent visit missed the mark. While we're glad your meal made it to you quickly, everything should be cooked and seasoned to perfection. If you didn't feel...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Twisted Vine and we sat in the lovely court yard. We ordered a cheese board appetizer that was fine, but pricey for what you got and then waited a VERY long time for our entrees. My husband ordered the...More

Thank deeg324
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

We certainly want everyone who visits us to enjoy a hot, fresh meal, and we truly are sorry that we missed the mark when you visited us. It's not like us at all to serve cold meals to our guests, and we checked in on...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

European friends are BIG on tapas and drinks. Twisted Vines Bistro is a trendy, popular place in downtown Ft Myers. A robust menu and excellent drink and wine selection. Not loud but you knew lots was going on. We'll be back

Thank Travelers31024
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this review

Glad you and your friends enjoyed our selection that night. We're honored that you're already planning your next visit, and we're looking forward to serving you another good round soon. Best, Steve & Denise Hollister

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a selection of Cava & a full service bar?
8 March 2015|
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Response from Chance0605 | Reviewed this property |
They have a very nice wine list, however, i slected a reisling and my dinner companions were drinking martinis and Merlot, so i can't recommend a nice Spanish wine. But i'm sure they have a few.
do you have a full service bar?
8 March 2015|
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Response from Kenneth K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a nice full large bar located in the center of the main room. Very nice spot for drinks and small food plates.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-226-1687
  • E-mail
Twisted Vine Bistro, located in downtown Fort Myers' historic river district, prides itself in an extraordinary dining experience. We are a beautiful polished, casual upscale restaurant that has an eclectic menu, a full liquor bar, and a wonderful boutique wine list.

We offer only the freshest seafood, certified Angus Beef, and other local unique innovative entrees. We also feature an extensive wine list, with over thirty wines by the glass. We even grow our own house herbs and spices in our courtyard garden, which is available for private parties and events, and have partnered with Roots Hertitage Urban Food Hub, a non-profit organization locally growing our in-season produce, to source local ingredients as much as possible.

As if the food wasn't enough, we like to have fun and provide live entertainment on the weekends, are big supporters of the Florida Reparatory Theatre, Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center and host networking events during the week to help connect the community.