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Twisted Vine Bistro

2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
+1 239-226-1687
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon the Twisted Vine Bistro without a reservation for a party of seven. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We enjoyed several lovely bottles of wine with dinner (extensive wine list) - and two in our party were strict vegans...More

Thank sagecon
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is so great to see, Sagecon. From the wonderful service and those delightful wines, we're truly delighted to see that you had a great time with us. Here's to doing it all over again real soon! Sincerely, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Friday night during a street music festival. The restaurant was extremely busy and it was very difficult to communicate with the staff as the music was far too loud. So our experience was marred before we received anything other than a mouth...More

Thank Gerald D
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Whether it's during peak hours, special events, or anything in between -- our goal is to always provide our customers with the best dining experience around. This ranges from the food to the efficient and attentive service, and I'm sorry to know that you and...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a hard review to write as I love the decor and the upscale feeling in this intimate restaurant with the best staff! Ther bar staff are friendly, sincere and attentive and the level of care seems to be missed by the owner who...More

Thank OnePlaneAway
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

We appreciate your support, but it's truly a shame that we've let you down on the occasions you've come to see us. You should never be served a steak that's cooked incorrectly even once, and you're right that it's up to us to mend the...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

So loud you can't hear yourself think. But that's OK it takes your mind off the awful food! After waiting 40 minutes for a table when we were told we would be sitting in 15 minutes. We were a party four, two of us have...More

1  Thank Juliasdad
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

We're very sorry to know that your experience left you with such a disappointing impression. There's nothing our staff is passionate about more than making sure every guest receives the same stellar food and service, and these concerns will be looked into and addressed immediately....More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

My friends and I have dined at this restaurant before and had adequate service and food. But, today it was really bad! We had to ask for water, ice, and bread. Our food was served 25 to 30 minutes after we placed our order and...More

Thank jlviau
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

There is truly nothing more important to our staff than making sure we are consistently giving our customers amazing service and food, jlviau, and we apologize that this recent experience has left you with a different impression. Everybody here is very passionate about maintaining these...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

We used to love this restaurant back in 2013/2014. Since then we have gone a few times and it has gotten worse and worse. Ten days ago I made a reservation to have brunch there with my family. We were 8, two toddlers. We requested...More

2  Thank AVGW
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Used an app to reserve a table for four at Twisted Vine on Easter Sunday at 2:45 PM. The restaurant called me to confirm and never told me it was a buffet. On another day, I called the restaurant to make sure a certain dietary...More

Thank Lindy S
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

We apologize for the misunderstanding, Lindy, as well as any inconvenience caused as a result. Let us assure you that our staff is truly passionate and capable of always maintaining the highest standards when it comes to service, food handling, and providing an overall amazing...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018

Went to dinner last night with friends before attending Cabaret at the Florida Repertory Theater. Had made reservations and were seated promptly. Tables are spaced very closely and all tables filled quickly. Conversation was difficult as we could not hear one another over the noise....More

Thank cherylannestanton
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Offering a consistently great meal is always incredibly important to us, Cheryl, especially one that comes with attentive and engaging service. We apologize that your most recent experience left you with a somewhat different impression. Our staff is very well aware and passionate about always...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018

When you are at a wine place and ask for a recommendation and the bartender says "I don't drink wine" you know the management doesn't care about catering to customers. We went at lunchtime and were just one of a few customers but the bartender...More

Thank Tripping9900
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Excellent customer service is truly just as important as the food we serve, and we apologize if you were left feeling otherwise after your visit. Things such as bread plates and wine recommendations are most definitely details that we believe in always executing to the...More

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We were happy to visit this place with some old friends. The service was lacking, took forever to get our food. When the food arrived we were all happy with our meals, but maybe not worth the wait. Pretty nice menu.More

Thank Phillip S
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Our staff most certainly believes in giving our customers the complete package, Phillip, and we apologize if you were left feeling as though this didn't occur during your visit. We all strive to deliver stellar customer service, and your concerns will be addressed right away....More

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March 8, 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.
March 8, 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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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.
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