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Torch Bistro

€€ - €€€, , American
2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921
+1 941-575-3505
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (40 reviews)
“osso bucco” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Grill, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2113 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-5921
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151 - 160 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 8 February 2015

The Torch Bistro has become a "must stop" while we are in the Punta Gorda area. We first visited when the place opened and have made it a stop each year since. The staff is always friendly and efficient, always enjoy conversation with the staff....More

Thank Lee G
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 28 January 2015

While I was happy with my meal (clean plate club) my girlfriend ordered the chicken pot pie which was delicious! Instead of served in a pie shell, it was topped with two light, flaky pastry rolls(?). Sounds simple but, it was great! My dish had...More

Thank jimmyDJV
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon. Not sure if you have been back since but we have added in heavier acoustic curtains, and...More

Reviewed 26 January 2015

Food is very good but serving are a bit small for my husband. Really enjoy the calamari which is so good. Miss the Happy Birthday emails.

Thank Jan L
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 25 January 2015

We read the mixed reviews of The Torch but decided to take a chance on a Saturday night as we decided very late to go out to dinner and most other restaurants were booked at the time we wanted to eat. When we arrived the...More

1  Thank Ann R
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 20 January 2015

Stop by here with my buddies while traveling down 41. The lit torches brought us in and we were blown away by the options. Bison or venison steaks! You don't come across stuff like that everyday, and the atmosphere was relaxed and personable and best...More

Thank PeaceRiverRunner
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 18 January 2015

Awful ... will never return. Bad service, Bad Atmosphere and Bad food. Shame on them for charging those prices with that kind of quality. Yuk. Their more interested in leaving early then good service. The server needs to not complain about other customers. Not good...More

2  Thank 2015forReal
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

I question the validity of your statement. You are extremely vague with no supporting details..... Bad service? What does that mean and when the owner came by to check on your table did you bring it to his attention so it could of been addressed?...More

Reviewed 12 January 2015

It was a less than stellar New Year's Eve dinner. The artichoke appetizer was delicious, the dinners were rather bland, the Sunshine cake was outrageously fabulous, the service was good, but aside from the appetizer and dessert, it could have been a lot better.More

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manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you New Years Eve is always a tough night. Next time please bring any problems to your servers attention. We don't want you leaving feeling less then...More

Reviewed 10 January 2015

We have been here a couple of times and have always had great service and the food is excellent! The "Awesome" Buco is truly delish!

Thank Kbmiles
manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 January 2015

Had a nice New Years Eve Dinner at Torch. We were seated very near the entrance, which turned out to be VERY busy with wait staff rearranging tables no less than 5 times. Customers walking past our table (for 2) and very busy staff passing...More

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manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to have served you and look forward to seeing you back again soon. As you can imagine New Years Eve is definitely a high volume night in any restaurant. Please...More

Reviewed 2 January 2015

Average food & service, noisy atmosphere. Little has changed since our last visit in 2011. Sort of surprised the place is still in business.More

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manager1339, Public Relations Manager at Torch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We have completely revamped the menu and service is well above par now. Being family owned and operated it is hard to find help that is as passionate as you are. Sometimes it...More

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Bambi C
23 January 2016|
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Response from fenwaybill | Reviewed this property |
not that I noticed, but it was in the 40's so everyone was dressed for the weather. I personally would not got in beach attire.
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Bambi C
23 January 2016|
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Response from TJFMD | Reviewed this property |
Florida casual. That means just about anything you feel comfortable wearing. Shorts, etc. are ok. Can be a little cool inside but not cold or chilly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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