This is a great little gem in the oddest place. The area around it is nothing special to look at but once you go inside it doesn't matter. It has such a warm and intimate feel you can leave the outside behind you. The service is beyond helpful. They go out of their way to explain the ever changing menu. One nice feature is the tablet menu. My husband loved seeing the dishes as well as an explanation of each. The food is always new and inventive at Torches! We never grow tired of the place because there is always something new on the menu!
2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were getting tired of the
We were getting tired of the same old kind of food. Not only it is delicious, the food was very attractive and the portion was very generous. Waiter shows the menu with pictures from the I-pod. Wonderful IDEA. Thank you Torches for a great experiences of services and the food was excellent! :)
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and the service was
The food and the service was wonderful. The ambiance left much to be desired. I would not go back just because of the atmosphere.
I appreciate Open Table very much. Thank you.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
From beginning to end, an
From beginning to end, an amazing experience!! Would highly recommend!!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Diamond in the rough! This
Diamond in the rough! This was not our first visit and definitely wil not be our last!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Torches many time and it never disappoints. Subtle changes seasonally to the menu keep it interesting but also it's great that they keep some of the old favorites year round.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, Torches never disappoints
As usual, Torches never disappoints and is always a culinary treat. I wish I had a better capacity,so I could eat more courses, because everthing is such a delight. Personal attention by the entire staff is so noteworthy in this day of turn the table dining. Thanks Torches, we'll be back soon!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Torches is my favorite restaurant.
Torches is my favorite restaurant. Excellent food and service
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there on a Tuesday night so it was somewhat quiet. Service and food great!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are very
Food and service are very good. No real complaints. A bit pricey. I don't give out 5. I believe there is no perfect...
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice staff food was great.
Very nice staff food was great. Good for a special occasion/fancy meal. Good specials and great salads and original ideas for the entrees
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Torches is a can't miss dining
Torches is a can't miss dining experience. Every visit is consistently exceptional. The staff provides great service, and the chef always presents highly creative, delightful menu offerings. It's our favorite restaurant!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Torches lights it up
On our recent evening at Torches we found that the Richert Brothers always find a way to keep reinventing the place. Torches has become our go to place when we want to really wind down.
The service is friendly and professional, wines are interesting without breaking the bank.
The food is center stage, and always arrives perfect in every way.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner for two
fodd and service was excellent. Great appetizers. Friendly staff.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. Overall an impressive display of business. Definitely a good recommendation.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 couples. Waitress brought
2 couples. Waitress brought an Ipad with pictures of all the apps, meals and desserts for the night (great touch). Salads excellent, 1 beet, 1 chopped and 1 garbage (outstanding, presentation in a large "cocktail shaker" and poured into salad bowl), 1 app well liked. Chef was even willing to make a chage to accomadate the dinner. Dinners were 2 Filet Mignon trio. Beef done just as requested, scallops perfectly done and shrimp were wonderful. 1 plank salmon. Got raves from a person who likes salmon and has it often. I had the Pork sirloin. Never had it before, can't wait to have it again.
Looking forward to going again soon.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as Always
Torches has become our favorite restaurant in Western New York. We've never had anything but a wonderful experience there.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely go back!
Excellent, freshly made meals. Great for special occasions! Worth the price!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for Buffalo?
Food a bit uneven, but mostly well considered and prepared; less adventurous but creative dishes stood out: the lasagna cupcake was exceptional with its top-notch marinara, unctiously creamy riccotta and yummy crispy salami on the bottom. The chopped steak house salad is a great idea and pleasingly presented. Cedar plank salmon also quite good, but the accompanying sweet potato wedges were not very appealing - thin-cut fries or hay would have been much better. Brussels sprouts were insanely delicious on the outside, but not cooked through; gnocchi served as an amuse-bouche was gummy and in a very unremarkable sauce. We didn't try desserts, although the selection was appealing.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Kemore Culinary Find!
I found Torches on the internet. We actually passed by it looking for it. When we walked in the atmosphere was pleasant. The bar and dining area is small. Our waitress was friendly. She lit a candle and brought us a touch screen to look at the menu, which was unique to anywhere I'd been. Our waitress brought us each a small plate if sweet potato fries and dipping sause which was very good. Our caprese salad and chopped blue cheese salad were very tasty. My husband had a wine braised pot roast, while i had the fillet mignon trio (with scallops and shrimp). I ordered my filet medium, but it was closer to well dine. Overall both were delicious. Nothing on the dessert menu caught our eye, so we had a cup of coffee.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the high price
We got a gift certificate from a friend, thus making our decision for us. We visited on a Wednesday night at 6, and the place was almost empty. We had astounding service, the food was great, and we took home another meal's worth of leftovers. Great place, great food, high price.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time around
Food is fairly good here. It's not always "great". But they do have some excellent items. I was impressed the bartender remembered our drink order (we hadn't been there in two weeks). I also love the ambiance.
Negatives: I saw this complaint online regarding the hostess. We were at the bar for about 50 minutes past our reservation time. I have no problem with the hostess coming to us and saying that our table was ready and if we'd like to sit because it was getting late. I was annoyed she said they had more reservations. As it turned out there were plenty of open tables all night. I didn't appreciate a story being made up to get us to our table. Just tell me what time it is. I hadn't realized it was so late.
I would go back though.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy our meal at Torches. The services is good and the chef always brings out a thank you taster, which is a nice touch.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed Torches...
The food here simply is delicious and beautifully presented. Unique flavors and combinations make for some truly outstanding plates. It is a bit pricey if you start ordering alcoholic beverages, but I would consider it all very reasonable for the quality of the restaurant. We had outstanding service. Overall, we would go back again!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little atmosphere. Love
Nice little atmosphere. Love that you can look at entrees and drinks on a tablet at your table. That was great.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, Excellent service
Fabulous food, Excellent service - can't say enough about it!!!!! GREAT!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the dinner we had,
We loved the dinner we had, the food was excellent and we loved the fun aspect of using torches to melt your butter.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My go-to favorite
You can expect something unique (like popcorn infused cream sauce on scallops for a special appetizer)and you can always counts on a great overall experience. They keep me coming back...and hitting up their other gems (garage deli and smoke on the water).
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A North Buffalo Surprise
Thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers, and the entree was delicious too. Bottled beer a little over-priced, but the staff were great and the food worth returning for.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I tried Torches because we wanted to try something different for a change. Overall we were pleased. The food was great (my wife had the Filet Mignon Trio and I had the Tim Hortons crusted steak sandwich) although I was disappointed that the menu was different than the menu I previewed online. Service was great though we found ourselves wondering just how full our water glasses could get. The girl came around so often it was comical and sometimes disrupting to our conversation. I read a review complaining about the silverware and thought, what a ridiculous comment to make, but if I had to complain it would be about the forks! They are round and difficult to use. I know...use one and you'll understand.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh's and Ah's for every dish!
A serene yet New York style restaurant. The waitress was attentive yet helped maintain the relaxed, unhurried atmosphere we hoped for. Every dish outstanding, many with superb sauces enhancing the flavors. Roasted Caesar salad was so unique and flavorful. The four different entrees at our table were extremely tender and the variety of delectable side dishes totally complimented each entre. The concord grape pie with cream cheese crust was out of this world! More than a dinner - it is an experience to be savored!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Torches on a number of occasions and are never let down. This is the restaurant where my wife and I got engaged and then celebrated our 1 yr. anniversary. The server was aware of our reason for being there and offered a drink on the house as a thank you to us for being customers. The food is always creative and amazing. Never had a single bad experience there.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good but nothing exceptional; portions were small and overpriced; very disappointing that the online menu was not at all what the true menu turned out to be...website clearly hasn't been updated. Showed a few meatless items, only to get there and find they weren't even on the menu anymore. Not even one vegetarian entree either.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great innovative food. It was our first time there - we went to celebrate our anniversary. Everything we ordered was excellent, as well as the appetizer of vanilla bean parsnip soup that came out from the kitchen. Great service as well. I would definitely go back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a date night. It was everything we had expected and more.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grear dining experience..
Everything was great, from the bartender, service, menue, atmosphere and great food prepared perfectly... All A++..Thank you Torches..( Loved the Ipad menue )
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved our amuse bouche - creamy parsnip soup! A foreshadowing of good things to come. Loved the chopped salad and all that we ordered. Great to find a new place to go for a special dinner out! Carefully prepared entrees - and very generous portion sizes. Well worth the price. We had such a relaxing time and are looking forward to our next visit.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal and service
Food was excellent and wine selection very good. Didn,t have room for dessert so got one to go and enjoyed it later. You never feel rushed at Torches unlike some chain restaurants.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed everything. We have a few favorite dining places and would add Torches to our list.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great experience. Food and service were both excellent
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first trip to torches was a celebration dinner with me and my boyfriend. Started with a cocktail at the bar followed by full service at our table. Service was great and they explained how to use the ipad menu. Food was hot, yummy and cooked to order. They actually made my steak med-rare. With our check I was given a flower for sweetest day. Nice touch.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience with
Great dining experience with cutting edge and creative menu and presentation.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Torches because it's close to home- and every time we go, we remind ourselves to go more often.
The food is always original and excellent. The menu is constantly evolving, and we always find a number of items we'd really like to try. This trip, I had a root beer-braised short rib. It was perfect.
The atmosphere is friendly, the service is excellent. We'll be back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whole Party was Impressed
Everything was great. We had a party of 6. Several people ordered the Cowboy Steak and love it. I had salmon - it wasn't the best I've ever had, but it was pretty good. (I think it just wasn't what I was expecting.) Server brought us the chef's appetizer that is always on the house then ended up bring us another one because chef felt like it...nice! Desserts awesome, especially the pecan bourbon pie. Everything was really great. Highly recommend.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing! Some of the best
Amazing! Some of the best food I have ever eaten! One of my new favorite restaurants.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM