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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 good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2827
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I selected the Twisted Vine as our meal before going to the wonderful Florida Rep Theater. The Sunday Jazz Brunch, one should note, is actually held in the Barrel Room which connects to the Twisted Vine (we, btw, have enjoyed several dinners...More

Thank Nicksthos
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so delighted to see that you and your wife had such a lovely meal here, Nicksthos. From the tasty short-ribs hash to the music that went along with it, we sincerely appreciate you sharing your story as well as your input. Stellar customer service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have dined at twisted vine bistro many times before and it's always been very good, but I have to say that dinner New Years Eve was Very disappointing and If i had never been there before, I would never go back again! It was...More

Thank Chance0605
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chance, we sincerely apologize that your visit on New Year's Eve fell short of what you've experienced in the past. As you've come to know, we take pride in both the food we serve and the service we offer our guests. What you described does...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not to be missed if one has a day in Fort Myers for excellent food, good service and pleasant surroundings.

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

Lynne, it means so much to know you feel we're a can't-miss spot in Fort Myers! Hoping we'll get to see you again the next time you're in the area! Best, Steve & Denise Hollister

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very bland. Service and ambiance were good. My husband had a Cobb salad that was just okay. My Fried Green Tomato Sandwich had not flavor. Very disappointing for a $50.00 lunchMore

Thank JulieAp
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's disappointing to know you didn't totally love your meal here. It sounds like the cobb salad and fried green tomato sandwich weren't exactly what you were looking for. We hope we'll get another chance in the future to find you something on our menu...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Twisted Wine on a beautiful Saturday afternoon expecting to consume a light snack with wine and then enjoy the Bikers festival occurring in the River District. Sat at the bar and ordered a snack and drinks( this is when the horror of this story...More

Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're very disappointed to hear about this experience. We have dismissed that member of the kitchen staff, for similar incidents.We hope you'll understand that this is not representative of our restaurant, but was an unfortunate mistake. We hope we'll get another chance in the future...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service by a waitress who cared. Amazing short ribs says my husband the chef/ butcher. As good as the Lamb Shank he had last time. Salmon was excellent. I am on no carb and had the hamburger without bun, Brussels sprouts and a small...More

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

Thank you for the fantastic review! We're so glad you and your husband loved your meal here, especially since you both sound like you really know your way around a kitchen. We'll be here to cook you a great meal anytime. Best, Steve & Denise...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 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

1  Thank Kevin W
Steve H, Owner at Twisted Vine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

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 10 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 2 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 28 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 31 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

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9 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.
9 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
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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