Food was excellent as always.
Food was excellent as always. Should have had a server taking care of the tables in the bar area since the bartender was much to busy to handle the both the bar and tables.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I selected Torch Bistro for
I selected Torch Bistro for my birthday dinner and I could not be more pleased. Their calamari is hands down the best I've ever had. The service was amazing, our waitress kept our drinks and bread filled without us having to ask. Dinner itself was perfection, I could not have asked for better. Torch is my new favorite restaurant, and I will definitely be there more often!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been there before
We have been there before and keep going back whenever we are able. Friendly staff and very accommodating. We were there during off hours this time but the same service and friendliness we have come to expect. Food superb!!!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family had such a wonderful
My family had such a wonderful time! The service was great and the food was even better! I recommend to all !! Very very good!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been here several times and
Been here several times and am never disappointed. Was looking forward to "new menu" advertised for April but hadn't been implemented yet.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were customers of Shane
We were customers of Shane and Heidi's last restaurant (High Tide) and always enjoyed their food and thought they were very nice people. This was our first time at Torch, but it won't be the last. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and the decor was lovely. We've already planned on our next visit to try other dishes that are on the menu.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food! We had the lamb and the ossobucco, delicious. Also love those little bread nuggets as we called them. Atmosphere is very nice and our server was friendly and efficient, as was the host at the door. I also noted how quickly the bus boys cleaned up the tables after diners had left. I joined their birthday club so my meal was mostly free. However, I would go back again whether it was my birthday or not! It was also very quick and easy to make my reservation using Open Table, I even made changes to the reservation that afternoon. Definitely a wonderful experience.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu is excellent. Many choices. We were seated promptly and the waitress was excellent. I will go back again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner at the Torch Bistro. The wine list was great and the food...very good. We will return.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Winner
The torch, although a bit off restaurant row, is always a winner, and not to be overlooked in a city full of good restaurants. Everything is top notch--one of the best in Punta Gorda, and certainly our favorite.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
As Always, a Great Dinner!
We took our son & his family, which included a 5 year old to the Torch Tuesday night to celebrate the kid's 40th and 41st birthdays. Heidi was our server and did her usual fantastic job. She also was great with our grandson. The food, service and ambiance was first rate as always!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was outstanding and they made me and my wife feel like VIP's
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The special for $9.99 (steak) was just ok. Maybe that is what we should expect for getting dinner at a lower price. The waitress and training waitress were very nice and accommodating. Since we were in the front, small room, our waitress had a harder time seeing us. It seemed like one more waitress was needed. Overall, we had a good time and some good laughs. It was my husband's birthday but I did not get a coupon on email for this. The Torch was nice enough to give us his dinner free. Thanks for that and thanks to Dani mentioning the coupon to us.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good meal!
An eclectic menu with many good choices. we never miss having the calamari appetizer.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Class
At a fraction of the price, the Torch shows favorably against Punta Gorda's top restaurants, and is "best in class" against restaurant row on Marion and Olympia. It's our best value favorite, and I especially recommend the calimari and ossu buco
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
TORCH BISTRO IS GREAT!
We had an early dinner at the Torch Bistro in September 2013 when they had their $9.99 prime rib special. Everything was perfect and we had a great time!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening with friends
We had a reservation for two and when we arrived we happened to meet 4 of our friends who also had reservations. The restaurant was quick to get us a table off six. Lenore our waitress was outstanding and on top of everything even though the restaurant was busy. The servings were quite generous. The table all went different directions for dinner. There was a duck , prime rimb, applewood pok loin, mahi, pot roast and Osso Buco. Everyone said there dinners were hot and tasted great. The best part we were able to sit and enjoy the evening without felling rushed. They gave us plenty of time between courses to eat and enjoy the night. This was our first time here but won't be our last. I thought the price was very reasonable
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent service from everyone.
excellent service from everyone. great dining experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Birthday to me!
I enjoy a Caesar salad. This was easily the best Caesar I have ever tasted. They have two, one small side, the other with two romaine hearts grilled for supreme crunchiness. Ask for extra dressing. It is filled with savory parmasian flavor. I will recommend the seafood, but the beef is not top quality. In their defense, my dinner companion ordered the prime rib again on our return visit.
Service and Atmosphere were both high quality. Our server was quite friendly . When we received the bill, it was a pleasant surprise. She even presented me with a "Happy Birthday" balloon as I departed with a blissfully full belly. . I will return soon.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but noisy
We've enjoyed many meals at Torch and the service has always been very good. The main dining area is noisy, so we always ask for a table in the "wave" room or if we're with a large group, the sushi room. The music selection complements the dining experience, but it could be turned down a notch or two. The food is very good. You can't go wrong with their "awesome" bucco, grandma's meatloaf or the pot roast. The $9.95 Prime Rib special is also a great deal. Start of your meal with the grilled romaine with Caesar dressing. Unique baby romaine heads charred and served with dressing, croutons and grated Parmesan. The best value is the $5.00 corkage fee as the wine selection is limited, but still ok. Our waitress, Brittany was great.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This little restaurant is a great find. I first thought it was like a bar/noisy restaurant from the name and outside decor, but it's just the opposit. I find the interior of the restaurant very modern and romantic. It's a nice place for special dinners.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
6 of us and everyone enjoyed it very much. 1 had the prime rib, it was cooked perfectly. other 5 had oso buco(sp?), enjoyed by all. most had enough to bring some home. we will be back. re noise level, seemed very loud in the front, but we were lucky to be seated in the small room at the front.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, like the happy hour pricing and service was great.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was unexpected.
Our experience was unexpected. Everything was very nice. We will go again.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Neighborhood Bistro
Good value for a mid-priced bistro with nice atmosphere and food presentation.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, reasonably priced drinks, and outstanding service make this spot a Punta Gorda must. Heidi is a superb server who is exceedingly customer service oriented.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
service great. good atmosphere.
service great. good atmosphere. good value. great background music. good lighting. good dining experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good was great for all four of us. "Awesome Boco" was awesome and well presented. The only problem was Though we were early, out of Bacon Pork Tenderloin and Tiramisu desert. I recommend the "side room" where the noise level was very good for dining conversation.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime rib was melt in your mouth good! Service was good. Waitress appeared bored . But with the table of patrons behind me it was understandable . Host was very friendly and enthusiastic! Will dine here again, but next time will eat in main dining room. Side room felt stuffy .
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM