Twisted Lemon

4.7
517 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
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.
What 517 People Are Saying
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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AH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. Excellent ambiance. Love the atmoshphere

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k
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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RD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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

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DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual ! Special effort made fir the occasion

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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 27, 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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MP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We heard great reviews from friends, so we decided to try it, and we were not disappointed!!!!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 3rd time here and it doesn’t disappoint. The staff are amazing and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is delicious and fresh. I loved the lobster ravioli and the grilled veggie salad.

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

Delicious food. Friendly service. Quiet atmosphere around 5pm. Would recommend

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

Cayuga gem. Alway fantastic service and great food.
Dan, Anthony, Patrick thanks for your 5 star service.

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NG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Reservations are a must. A very creative menu for those wanting that unique dining experience as well as traditional selections with their own twist.

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my husband and another couple for a night out. Food was amazing, service was awesome, our server was great ! Was my second time there and I will definitely be going as often as I can! And I will be recommending to everyone. Love the unique options on the menu. Great place !

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent go to place for special events and friend's lunch. Food consistently outstanding with extensive choice. Dan and staff talented and welcoming. my friend states the creme brule is the best ever!

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l
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service.. love it!!
It’s Cayuga’s hidden gem! We’re so fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant in our community.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

This is a restaurant that we visit approximately 6 times a year for lunch. The 2 visits prior to this one I was not impressed with the food but thought perhaps I had chosen the wrong item. All 4 of the people at the table this time were not pleased with the food and 2 of the ladies ordered the soup of the day which gave them heartburn even though it was tasteless. Not having salt or pepper at the table did not help, especially when it was a busy day and the staff did not have time to fetch salt and the pepper grinder. We will not be travelling over an hour to meet for lunch at the Twisted Lemon going forward and suggest that a food critic re-review the restaurant as it certainly does not live up to the positive reviews that were documented in the past.

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HD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A cozy, charming, eclectic restaurant that prides in local fare, outstanding quality cuisine and impeccable service.

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LB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Twisted Lemon. The food was creative and very tasty. The service was just right. I would highly recommend the drive to Cayuga.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Enjoyed our lunch - good food and good service! We will be back- might try dinner.

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AM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined here once again for my birthday, and as usual, had an outstanding meal. The choices are interesting with generous portions and creatively and beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and attentive and happy to answer any questions. Highly recommended.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Chef dan and his team create a unique fine dining experience in the small town of Cayuga. No tablecloths. Open Kichen. The focus is definitely on the food flavours and presentation. I would recommend this place to anyone who doesn’t mind paying a little extra for good food and is looking for a relaxing night out with a special someone or small group of friends.

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The flavors in the food were different than we have ecperienced before!- lovely and surprising
Our server Monica was outstanding and genuine!

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DF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our first visit to this restaurant and we were very impressed. The menu was unique. The wait staff were awesome and friendly. The food was outstanding. Wine list was not extensive but good choices.

All in all it was a great meal and experience. Will definitely return.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to finish Twisted Lemon exceeds all expectations! Upon walking in you will be greeted with a warm welcome, as though you’re part of their family and are returning home. Once seated you will be wowed by their service, delicious drinks, and amazing food.

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LA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Dan is an absolute delight. Best restaurant in Southern Ontario. Nothing else can compare.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great... quality of food.. prepared poorly, veggies overcooked, steak over cooked and dry, asked for medium -rare, got well/medium . deep fried potato ---mushy

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If you are looking for great food with a twist, then I would definitely recommend going. Food was delicious, environment low key, great night out with the girls, glad we went.

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time for a first time experience. Interesting and inviting menu, friendly and knowledgeable staff, delicious food. Can’t wait to go back...

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LA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! We've been to Twisted Lemon many times and always enjoy the meal.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was fantastic and creative, the service we received from the staff was good and they were friendly. I did find that the time between courses was too much.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was excellent but the time to wait on food was longer than we expected. Reservations for 6:45 and we did not finish until close to 10pm. While I like to sit and enjoy my meal, 3hours was a bit long for our liking.

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was wonderful to enjoy a lovely meal and visit with our good friends. We just moved back to the area this summer and the Wagjag was a treat purchased by our daughter as an anniversary gift to us. It was fantastic to eat at a place that has high reviews. It was such a pleasure, truly to eat great food and know that we are blessed with a Restaurant who shares the same visions as Me!! We will be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic wine menu and absolutely delicious food. The owner and staff are very personable and a pleasure to talk to. Twisted Lemon does not dissappoint!

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure!! Great food and pleasant staff. Were able ro readily accommodate my dairy sensitivity and still make it taste fabulous

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