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Twisted Vine Bistro

2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
+1 239-226-1687
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cheese plate” (10 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at this highly recommended restaurant. From beginning to end it was a disaster. We had to wait 30 minutes to be seated, yet they clearly had 10-12 tables empty and no one else waiting. We were told they were short on servers. We...More

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

Kevin, we apologize for the experience you had here. As you may have seen in other reviews, this is certainly not our standard of service, and it's disappointing that this was the impression you were left with. We were short staffed due to circumstances beyond...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Ambience. Soft jazz provided by a local sax player along with a professional bar staff made this a great relaxing evening. Only had appetizers, but the experience was very a European flavour, Highly recommend.More

Thank jamesmC1783QS
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's so wonderful to know that you loved everything here from the ambiance to the food and the staff. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave this reveiw, and we hope we'll see you agian the next time you're in the area! Best...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Booked Saturday noon reservation online, arrived to find dining room not open but Jazz bar was. Enjoyed a local beer with fresh salmon plate with bagel, loads of capers, cream cheese. Top quality plate, charming server, combo of piano and cello playing made it doubly...More

Thank Willisdds
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Dr. Willis, it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a local beer and the fresh salmon plate with a bagel, loads of capers, and cream cheese. We're happy that you loved the piano and cello as well. Thanks for this kind review. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Two couples came in to hear some of the music from the annual Island Hoppers Songwriters Festival. We didn't know who would be there (because we didn't have a schedule) but the duo playing was very good. Our waitress met us at the door and...More

Thank KenVicLee
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It's great that you could join us for an early dinner and enjoy the entertainment, Ken. We're thrilled that you stopped by and loved your salad and lamb lollipops. Thanks for supporting us. Come see us again soon. Thanks, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 23 October 2017

The butternut squash, Steak and Malbec was definitely a winner here. The Steak was absolutely delicious, juicy and cooked to perfection, along with the Argentinian Malbec. Will absoluitely visit again.

Thank Nathaly22V
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your butternut squash, steak, and Malbec, Nathaly. Thanks for leaving this great feedback. Looking forward to the next time you stop in. Thanks, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Two hour parking directly in front of the building is very convenient. There was another couple at the far end of the bar as Damon, our bartender came over to greet us, explaining the Happy Hour Specials were the same on both sides and run...More

Thank bobbymimmo
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Those lollipop lamb chops do hit the spot, Bobby. It's so great that you could enjoy our food and drinks. We're truly appreciative of this awesome and thorough review. Looking forward to the next time you're back our way. Thanks, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Sunday night.... Kind of quiet... We thought it would be a good place to go. Service was horrible and I think it was really a mes....But was it the servers fault or the restaurant....i don't really know. It took almost two hours to bring our...More

Thank Martin S
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Service is an important aspect of any dining experience, Martin. As we mentioned in response to your Yelp review, it's disappointing that you didn't fully enjoy your visit here. We appreciate all of the details you left and will be sure to review this with...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went in early on Monday. We were the only ones in the place so the service was great. Date had the salmon and said it was very good. I had short rib. Also good. I asked for the risotto that they offered with another meal...More

Thank kjdespies
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

It's awesome to hear how much you enjoyed your food and service. We do appreciate your feedback and will keep it in mind in the future. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 28 August 2017

After several very good experiences at this bistro (usually for lunch) - we had Sunday Brunch here last weekend. Brunch was not served in the main dining room, but in the more casual bar adjacent. The atmosphere was much more rustic, the service wasn't great,...More

Thank Scott P
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

While it's great to hear how much you've loved having lunch here, Scott, it's too bad our brunch didn't hit the spot for you. We wanna uphold our high standards for every meal, so we'll keep your feedback in mind moving forward. Hope you'll give...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I've dined at this establishment several times with friends and enjoyed it. Last week I was dining alone and brought a book. I was originally being steered to a nice table by the window when another female employee directed me to a dark corner table...More

Thank Auntie1949
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

First, we want to thank you for your continued support. We want you to know that there's never an exact art as to where we seat our guests -- it can boil down to anything from server zones to the host thinking that you might...More

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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.
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, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.
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