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Rochester's only restaurant with a dedicated Gluten-Free kitchen. Discover a unique and exciting dining experience at Twigs Tavern and Grille. Locally owned, Twigs offers many delectable menu options in a warm atmosphere. Gather around our Hot Rock Grilling or enjoy several small plates. You and your guests will enjoy a truly memorable dining experience.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

Perfect outdoor setting, amazingly landscaped for an urban environment. Server was great, got food to us without a hitch, and pleasant fellow to boot. Only issue was my actual food selection. Whoever put the Cuban Wrap on the menu had an extremely vivid imagination. I...was served some dandy sweet potato fries along with a serving of crumbled sage-laced breakfast sausage, a single tissue-thin slice of ham, a tiny smidge of Co-Jack cheese and a large scoop of very wet coleslaw all wrapped in a white flour tortilla. It was all just strange and hardly resembled a Cuban sandwich!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

Great food, great selection, great environment! We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed our meals. I love all thr gluten free options. We were told the owners have celiac.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021

This restaurant is a dream come true for celiacs and people suffering from gluten sensitivity. Twigs has an entirely separate, gluten-free kitchen. We have been coming here for 15 years, and there has NEVER once been a mix-up on a gluten-free order, unlike other restaurants...in the area, like Victoria's. I feel entirely safe eating at Twigs because I know that there is no risk of cross-contamination. Plus, their food is incredible! The Big Twig burger is a favorite (ask for extra of the sauce that comes with!), but I have sampled other meals, including several Ahi Tuna dishes, barramundi, chicken, coleslaw, and customizable street taco bowls. Furthermore, Twigs has numerous gluten-free desserts, such as chocolate cake, cheesecake, and carrot cake. Dining in is an option, but you can also order to go or eat outside. The staff is a delight to work with.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you SO much for this kind review! We are so glad that you feel so safe dining at Twigs. Reading that you love our GF options and staff is so wonderful. We are grateful to have you as one of our guests and are...More

Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

Twigs is a pet friendly tavern (on the patio only) so it was perfect for us to spend the evening with our furry friends. Some people on the patio gave us weird looks but whatever, maybe they should get a dog and lighten up. The...staff were amazing and offered awesome service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you brought your pup to dine with you - we hope the surrounding tables were just admiring how cute your dog was :) We are also so happy to hear that you had such...More

Reviewed July 9, 2021

We enjoyed the patio on a recent evening. We had a fairly new server who struggled a bit. But overall he was very good and earnest about getting it right. Food was good and the menu offered a wide variety. We went to take advantage...of their GF options for someone in our group. We'll definitely be back again to try more.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the patio, food, wide menu selection, and gluten-free offerings. We truly appreciate your patience with our new server as he navigated the learning curves associated with a new serving position!...More

Reviewed June 26, 2021

Twigs is a favorite among many, including my wife. So when her sister and husband wanted to celebrate her birthday here with us, we said, "of course"! We have dined here many, many times, but SIL and husband had not been here for a few...years. So it was very special for them and for us to enjoy once again. Twigs does not do anything special for a birthday diner, but regardless we still enjoyed the ambiance of the outdoor patio with an abundance of Mandevilla and other floral plantings. We shared a great bottle of red wine, a shrimp nacho small plate, then we each ordered an entree. I had the Mediterranean Barrimundi (Asian Sea Bass) which was very good but too light on seasoning and spice, but that's just me. Our server (can't recall his name) said he didn't know how to pronounce "barramundi" and asked if the way I said it was the correct pronunciation. I said, "don't know, but I just take a stab at it". ha ha. We had a good time here once again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Wow - what a compliment! Thank you so much for this thoughtful review. We are so glad that you come back time and time again and once again enjoyed your meals, patio ambience, and overall experience. We are grateful to have you as our guests!...More

Reviewed June 25, 2021

Very great food and service and friendly staff! Atmosphere very nice. Even though on a busy street, the outside dining is quiet and pleasant. WOULD RECOMMEND.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for this review! We're so happy to hear that both times you dined at Twigs were great experiences. We're glad you enjoyed the food and had positive interactions with our staff! We hope to see you back at Twigs again :)...More

Reviewed June 22, 2021 via mobile

Busy place on a Tuesday with beautiful outdoor seating- so I went in. Without a reservation I had to eat at the bar- ok- I do this often. I was off put in these times of COVID that the bartender, yes busy, but she nor...anyone else wiped the bar between people. The small plate chicken kabobs and side asparagus were delicious- and the bartender was super nice for as busy as she was. Overall- I’d go back- with a reservation to sit outside.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal & interaction with our bartender. We appreciate you bringing the lack of wiping to our attention. Wiping the bar is part of our protocol and we will remind our staff that it is...More

Reviewed April 17, 2021

My pear salad had only four 1” x1” tiny pear pieces, almost no blue cheese and 99% lettuce. My husband got his order wrong twice and was served a beer with broken mouth glass bottle.....No apologies NothingMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Hi, thank you for your feedback regarding your experience at Twigs. We are so sorry to hear that your time at Twigs did not meet up to your expectations. We aim to offer a high standard of service and are so sad that we let...More

Reviewed April 10, 2021

Bartender was the best we have experienced in years!!!!!! Food was very good. Appetizers were awesome. Will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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mysalz, Owner at Twigs Tavern & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

That is so wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had a nice birthday trip and enjoyed the food and overall experience. Thank you again so much for the review! We look forward to seeing you at Twigs...More

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Yes, Twigs Tavern & Grille offers takeout services.

Twigs Tavern & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5