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Torch Bistro

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2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921 (Airport Road)
+1 941-575-3505
11:30 - 20:30
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Sat 15:00 - 20:30
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Clearwater, Florida
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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love love love this is place. My children were in town and knew this is my dining place of choice. They surprised me with reservations and flowers that the owners personally picked up for me. I cannot say enough amazing stuff about this place. From the staff, to the food to the charm and the amazing service. If you... More 

Thank Jill B
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that initially I only came in for drinks a couple of times and the service was SO friendly and professional that within a week I had to come back for dinner. Everything was spectacular and the portions are very good so I even had leftovers. I'm a salad person and their salad dressing was so addictingly... More 

Thank Alexandra D
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. The tangerine salad dressing is my favorite dressing of all time. Look forward to seeing and serving you again in the future. More 

Estero, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beer was cold and priced right , the appetizer was good too . The bartender was friendly and explained a kitchen problem . The staff was friendly . Thank you

Thank cwsmith46
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends, my husband and I went to the Torch Bistro for dinner. WHAT A GREAT PLACE..... food is awesome. Our waitress made us feel like she was our long lost best friend. she couldn't do enough for us. Bob, the owner, came by the table to be sure everything was to our liking. Since I don't like artichokes, there... More 

Thank Margaret B
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your outstanding review. We try to have a very friendly establishment. you meet our staff and you fell like you have known them for years. We look forward to seeing you and your friends again. More 

Brevard, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered a Mani dish which I sent back. It old scrap pieces of fish that tasted as though it had been in and out of the freezer several times. The second plate I was served also was scrap pieces, better but far from fresh. I had a great steak there last month. What ever happened? Even the vegetables where... More 

Thank Betty B
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you Mahi was not up to par. All of our fish is brought in fresh every morning so it is never frozen. All fillets run different sizes sometimes it is two filets on a plate or there can be several smaller fillets. I spoke to the chef to make sure to try to... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I finally dined here and will certainly come back. It's,one of the very few restaurants in the area to serve artichokes (delicious fried appetizers) as well as a wonderful pasta with artichokes. I do love artichokes! My husband had the excellent stuffed flounder. Heidi and the servers certainly succeed in making customers feel welcome. Look forward to... More 

Thank Bobbe L
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to serve you both and the artichokes are one of my favorites on the menu as well. We look forward to seeing and serving you again. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great service, knowledgeable server. Food was excellent, wife had prime rib and I had Ahi Tuna, both dishes as good as we ever had elsewhere,maybe better.. Plus a 5% discount if you have a reservation and another 5% for cash. Will return many times.

Thank George P
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and for letting us know the server did a good job. We definitely look forward to serving you again More 

Boulder, Colorado
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146 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We went for lunch after a few activities in Punta Gorda. The salad was not very fresh and they offered 5 tiny shrimp for an additional $8. I did let the waitress know my complaint and her response was, "I don't like shrimp." Really? I didn't care if she doesn't like shrimp. That wasn't my point. I would not recommend... More 

1 Thank Laurie B
JillFederici, Guest Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you were not happy with your meal and for the servers response. We did speak with them and explained how the situation should of been handled and how someone does not want to hear their dislikes when making a comment. Again, I do apologize and maybe in the future you will give us... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We just went to the Torch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff did not know until we were all done. We can't imagine how they could have improved the night had they known, but they undoubtedly would have. The bartender/waiter of the evening was outstanding. He knew the wines and all the dishes. We later learned he was the... More 

Thank mdvacationer2016
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate such an important day in your life. We are so happy everything was to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Brighton, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came across this small restaurant on the main drag in Punta Gorda. We were meet by a friendly Greeter and explained to him we were first timers to his place. I had a glass of wine which came quickly but the decaff coffee that the others ordered was slow (they had to warm up the machine?). We (4) all... More 

Thank Dave Jean S
JillFederici, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad to hear overall you were pleased. There is a method to the madness of not having salt and pepper on the table...... I have to say a lot of mom and pop (family) owned places as well as fine dining do not put salt and pepper on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, Grill, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
15:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921
    (Airport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-575-3505
Every city has an up and coming restaurant where the atmosphere is great and the chef is a superstar. These restaurants are hot for one reason, they ensure your dining experience will be unforgettable. If you're looking for great service and creative, delicious food, you're sure to find it at Torch Bar and Grill. Welcome to Torch Bar and Grill. You have just found the only Punta Gorda restaurant with fine dining, in a causal atmosphere. Being one of many Punta Gorda restaurants, we are known as THE Place to go for Food, Service and great Quality. There are no other restaurants in Punta Gorda that have as many ongoing values for you as Torch Bar and Grill. Begin your dining experience with a custom made to order cocktail, exactly how you like it, from our bar while your meal is prepared especially for you. We also feature Nyotaimori is a well-accepted and practiced tradition in Japan. It is recognized as an art form in Japan and has been part of the Geisha culture dating back hundreds of years... It is based on the idea that sushi is made to delight. Reservation need to be made 2 weeks in advance. ***Please see our menu on Facebook Torch Bar and Grill***

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