Twisted Lemon

4.7
544 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French / American
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Welcome to the Twisted Lemon - ReDefining Fine Dining since 2009. Come enjoy our patio this summer! Located in the picturesque village of Cayuga, about 25 minutes south of Hamilton, Twisted Lemon is often described as a hidden gem, attracting a faithful following of 'flavour junkies' and experienced diners from far and wide. Featuring a lively open-concept kitchen, Executive Chef Dan Megna (Host of Cable 14's 'Hamilton Eats' and 'Real Food Sexy') creates dishes which are well thought out in their design, offering depth and balance in flavour and texture. Now in our tenth year, Twisted Lemon offers private dining, extensive on and off-site catering, private cooking classes and much more. Check out our website or social media for current events.
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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed every minute of the evening. Great service, Great Food, Great atmosphere. Even greater ...the wine.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall it was very nice. Generally, the food was very good, the servers were friendly, and it was a nice atmosphere. We waited quite a long time for our drink and food orders to be taken, as well as for our food to be delivered. Also, a couple of the food items were pricey for the amount of food served. We will drive the 45 minutes to try the restaurant again but we won’t rush back!

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T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are so lucky to have such a gem in our little community. The staff are fabulous and the food is amazing! We are never disappointed!
Thanks Dan and |Laurie for your charming hospitality!

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CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service were amazing. Great place to have a quiet date night and a drink from their list of wines and craft beers.

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AM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favourite place, it's consistent quality, variety and warm friendly service keep us coming back. They present lots of locally sourced ingredients that taste terrific and are beautifully presented. Their drinks and wine list have lots of quality choices at realistic prices.

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MF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We love coming and travel a distance to get there. Mostly we have come for lunch. For dinner the room was very noisy with some loud groups so that made it a little difficult to hear when we four tried to talk to each other.
Also think that having a steak on the menu is a must!
Lastly, I tried 4x to change our number from 5 to 4 and couldn't do it on Open Table so when we arrived the hostess was still expecting 5 of us. Small point but we could have had a table seating for 4 freeing up the table for six where we were seated.

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and staff were amazing.. creme brulee was too hard though and portion very small for the price. Only other concern was how loud it was for such a small fine dining restaurant. Otherwise I would definitely recommend and we will go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Always amazing food. Service was slow but pretty custom for this restaurant.

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous. fabulous, fabulous!!! The food. Service and overall experience was incredible! Can't wait to get back!!!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed our dinner but felt that the prices were very high. Quality of food was good and portion size was acceptable.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A most pleasant evening ! This quaint little restaurant seems to be eager to please, and in this regard was very successful for our party of 3. The food was very good, the service excetional, and the ambiance most appealing.

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LR
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious as always. Every single bite is so flavourful and the chips you get at the beginning are to die for.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

they were very busy , first experience , just ordered dinner , so there was quite a wait ,, bread or something would have been good , food was excellent , and was a fun evening

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PV
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, very welcoming staff. Chef Dan and his staff continue to bring a wonderful dining experience time and time again. Highly recommend dining at Twisted Lemon for any occasion.
Thanks again for an awesome dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The attention to customers, the wine, the Chef coming to say hello; but OMG the food!!!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing and never disappoints!!! The steak as well as the lasagna entree’s are the best! Twisted lemon is by far our favourite place for date night ❤️

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Definitely would, and do, recommend Twisted Lemon to friends!

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent service and ambiance
food was a great experience.
loved the desert.
Great place to get away from the city and enjoy the country side.
Will go back again and again.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had the vegan special of the day and it was great Twisted Lemon is great at accommodating food allergies. My husband and our friends were disappointed with the cream of broccoli soup but over all the food was good. Service was good, bar could use help as there is only one bartender and drinks came slow as it was busy. Otherwise we love it there and will be back.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everyone was friendly and we interacted with the kitchen staff! Awesome atmosphere and definitely a place to go back!
The food has lots of flavor and it’s delicious !

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is always amazing food and a quiet environment. We go to celebrate my cousins birthday every year and are never disappointed. It is not just dinner. It is an adventure and an experience from start to finish. From the amazing drink cocktails you can't get anywhere else to the mouth watering sweets at the end of the meal to complete the night. Five stars for sure!

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VW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time visiting the Twisted Lemon, had a wonderful meal, while the menu is small the choices are good and the meals were delicious. Will definitely go again and I have recommended to friends.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have only been here twice but each time has been amazing. The food is so delicious and tasty. I will be back again!

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always everything was excellent.
The Seared Scallops melted in your mouth they were so tender.
I had the Fettuccine Carbonara for the first time and it was almost a shame to swallow it, there is so many different flavours that you just want to keep it in your mouth and savour them.

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GN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was very slow. It took ages for someone to take our drink order and the food took a long time to come as well. When the food came, two dishes out of four were way under seasoned (none). Won't be in a rush to go back

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my grandson as he was home for reading week. It was his final time at Twisted Lemon. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and food was delicious.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. You can't go wrong with this place. The owners were really personable and care about their product and are passionate about making their customers happy

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. Excellent ambiance. Love the atmoshphere

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k
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great. Should have had the wild boar - tried someone else’s. Delish. Loved my steak.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience start to finish. Chef Dan and the whole crew are wonderful.

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RD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service is always amazing!! This is our favourite restaurant - Thank you Chef Dan and the TL staff.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Love Twisted Lemon. Was seated close to the door- freezing!!!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual ! Special effort made fir the occasion

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic all round experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, the service was excellent. The ‘restaurant noise’ added to the experience. The sound of a cocktail shaker and the chef calling for food in the kitchen all made for a great night out.

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It's / was our 4th or 5th time to Dan's great restaurant after being introduced to Dan and his (then) new place ~8 yrs ago by David Adjey. Nothing has diminished... I fact got it's simply got that much better too!!! Thanks so much! D&L

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have eaten here many times and we have always been pleased with the quality of the food and the staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mother in-laws birthday was a hit with the staff taking extra good care with her dietary needs. Once again the Twisted Lemon proved to use that smaller is better... see you again soon!!!

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! The beef tenderloin was delicious and melts in your mouth. Mmmm…already planning my next visit!

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